IOMFGBC | International Bowling
The Club is affiliated to World Bowls and represents the Isle of Man as a member country of the European Bowls Union. The Club has represented the Island at many International competitions and prestigious bowling events including the European Team Championships, the Bowls World Cup, the Champion of Champions Trophy and the Commonwealth Games.
There are many opportunities for the ambitious and talented bowler to compete on a world stage while representing the Club and the Island.
Dutch Open 2016
May 2016 saw selected IOMFGBC members Bernice McGreal, Pam Makin, Clive McGreal and Michael McGreal travel to Haarlem Bowls Club in Holland to compete in the 3rd Dutch Open. The representatives played as a ladies pair, mens pair and a mixed four at this event.
To read more about the IOMFGBA's performance at the 3rd Dutch Open click here.
Atlantic Championships 2015
In what is expected to be a hotly contested competition, the Isle of Man have assembled their largest ever bowls squad to compete at the 2015 Atlantic Championships which is being hosted by Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus. The last notable tournament hosted at the venue was the 2012 World Champion of Champions where our own Bernice McGreal performed well against the world's best.
Between 30th November and 13th December 2015 the IOMFGBA will participate against the world'e elite in a variety of formats. Week one consists of pairs and triples disciplines for both the men and ladies, week two will comprise of rinks and singles.
Congratulations to those selected to represent the Isle of Man. Male representatives include from left to right, Dave Moncaster, Phil Watterson, Phil Smith, Mark McGreal and Clive McGreal. Ladies from left to right, Pam Makin, Anne Watterson, Bernice McGreal, Win Kewley and Karen Slack.
The Atlantic Championships are being broadcast live from the Athena Beach complex. click here to watch the competition with live commentary.
The team will play the following nations en route to potential finals:
- Men's Pairs - Argentina, Cyprus, England, Kenya, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe.
- Men's Triples - England, Ireland, Israel, South Africa Turkey, Wales and Zimbabwe
- Men's Rink - Cyprus, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe
- Ladies Pairs - Cyprus, England, Israel, Netherlands, Scotland and Turkey
- Ladies Triples - Jersey, Namibia, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Wales and Turkey
- Ladies Rink - Cyprus, England, Namibia, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and Wales
- Ladies Singles - Cyprus, England, Israel, Jersey, Namibia, Netherlands and South Africa
EBU European Team Championship 2015
Four members of the IOMFGBC Clive McGreal, Bernice McGreal, Win Kewley and Dave Moncaster represented the Isle of Man at the 10th EBU's European Bowling Championship in Israel from 11th to 16th October. This was the tournaments 10th championship that now spans 20 years. The format of the Competition consists of mixed fours in mornings and Ladies and Mens pairs in afternoon. A total of 12 countries are competing this year.
Dutch Open 2014
The Isle of Man Flat Green Bowling Association took up an invertation to compete at the 2nd Dutch Open, hosted at Haarlem Bowls Club in Holland. The Competition was formed of as a ladies pair, a mens pair and a mixed four. Father and son due Clive & Michael McGreal represented the island in the mens section, whilst Bernice McGreal and Win Kewley represented the ladies.
To read more about the IOMFGBA's performance at the 2nd Dutch Open click here.
EBU European Team Championship 2013
In 2013 Phil Smith, Winnie Kewley, Bernice McGreal and Bobby Price competed in the Ninth Eurpean Team Bowls Championships in Spain.
World Champion of Champions Trophy 2012
Bernice McGreal representing the Isle of Man at the 2012 World Champion of Champions in Cyprus. A few photos of Bernice in action and with competitors from the Cooke Islands, New Zealand and Singapore.
EBU European Team Championship 2011
In 2011 Clive McGreal, Tom Keenan, Lesley Keenan and Bernice McGreal represented the Isle of Man at the Eighth European Team Bowls Championships in Portugal.
Here are a few photos of the team along with counterparts from England, the Netherlands, Germany, Turkey and the host country Portugal.
EBU European Team Championship 2009
Stephen McIntyre, Jean Harrison, Pauline Kelly and Andy Munro representing the Isle of Man at the Seventh European Team Bowls Championships in Paphos, Cyprus.