Macmillan Trophy

Macmillan Trophy

An annual competition, open to teams across Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and beyond, is held to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. In an open draw format each team of 4 players plays 4 games across the day and the overall winner is decided by points and shot difference. A Junior Trophy, kindly donated by Peter Rowland of Macmillan, is presented to the best performing junior player. The tournament regularly raises in excess of £2,000 for Macmillan.

2023 Competition

Sunday 26th November saw the twenty-eighth Macmillan Championship take place at Leominster Indoor Bowling Centre. This year’s entry levels returned to pre-pandemic levels as 42 teams (168 players) competed, each playing four games across the day in an open draw format.

Since the first event in 1992, bowlers from across Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Powys, Shropshire and beyond have come together annually to raise over £33,400 for Macmillan, with this year’s tournament adding a further £2,200 to the total. On the mat, a hotly contested competition saw 9 teams having won all 4 of their games by the end of the day meaning that shots difference would decide the overall winner. It was the Ross “3” team of Sue Dix, Elaine George, Dave Watkins and Les Williams who came out on top, with a 20-1 and a 22-2 victory contributing to an incredible overall shots difference of +61. The runners up were Woolhope “1”, 27 shots behind on +34 with Ross “1”, Deer Park Archers and Golden Valley rounding out the top 5.

Away from the competition itself, Peter Wright, also of Ross B.C., took home the fantastic prize of a box of biscuits having recorded the highest score for the day on the target bowls mat. Upstairs saw the refreshments, including a fantastic selection of donated homemade cakes, prove to be incredibly popular with the real main event of the day, the raffle, seeing over 60 prizes donated in addition to the separate whiskey and hamper raffles, all of which generated much interest and many donations.

The HSMBA’s thanks goes to Becci Cox for all of her hard work organising and overseeing the day, Ian Roe for umpiring and organising the putting out and packing away of equipment, Jim and Ann Wilkinson for their hard work on the raffle table, Ruth Martin and Sue Stannard for their tireless efforts on refreshments, Sophie Heather-Warner for manning Facebook and her photography of the day, Joe Loveys for being in several places at once, Merion Attwood for providing the fantastic excel spreadsheet for the tournament and finally all of the players and clubs who took part made the day the fantastic success that it was.

The full results sheet is available below:

2023 Winners- Ross "3" - (L to R) Dave Watkins, Elaine George, Sue Dix & Les Williams

Record of Champions

YearWinner (Team)Winner (Players)Winner (County)
2023Ross S Dix, E George, D Watkins & L WilliamsHerefordshire
2022LlansamletC Hillier, L & J Lewis, J SmithWest Glamorgan
2020No Competition
2019TewkesburyP Schofield, D Moss, R & D WilsonGloucestershire
2018RossB Glover, E & R George, I ParkHerefordshire
2017LarruperzL Lewis, L Rawlings, H & T VitaleHerefordshire
2016RossA & I Roe, L Williams, D WatkinsHerefordshire
2015Forest of DeanJ Marshall, J Bradley, R Ball, P RawdanowiczGloucestershire
2014WoolhopeI Park, D & A Rogers + Subs for S Rogers (L Rawlings, J Tingle, J Loveys, A Biggs)Herefordshire
2013RossA & I Roe, L Williams, D WatkinsHerefordshire
2012Wotton HallJ & J Carter, J Hudson, K WindoGloucestershire
2011LeaJ Claessen, M Attwood, G Jones, C SmithHerefordshire
2010TewkesburyP Thorn, P Keicher, G Johnson, S MinchewGloucestershire
2009WoolhopeS & B Cox, A Mayes, A RogersHerefordshire
2008AshchurchE Walker, G & T Wheeler, I BaldwinGloucestershire
2007Wotton HallJ & J Carter, M & T BurchellGloucestershire
2006WoolhopeC, S & B Cox, I ParkHerefordshire
2005AshchurchS Holdsworth, H Jackson, R & G KnightGloucestershire
2004FownhopeH Mansell, F Jolley, S & J StannardHerefordshire
2003WoolhopeS, P & A Rogers, L GriffithsHerefordshire
2002Weston under PenyardB & H Aubrey, B Whitehouse, H DaviesHerefordshire
2001Weston under PenyardB & H Aubrey, B Whitehouse, H DaviesHerefordshire
2000LeaT & J Harris, D Dickenson, K AmburyHerefordshire
1999Aston InghamB Aubrey, E Watkins, D Thomas, M MortimerHerefordshire
1998FownhopeS Harriman, M Louis, J & S StannardHerefordshire
1997BushleyR & P Richens, W & A RayerGloucestershire
1996Corse & StauntonG Johnson, D & B Bubb, S MinchewGloucestershire
1995BromyardD & M England, D & R ClarkHerefordshire
1994No competition
1993LeaJ & H Churchill, A & S WyeHerefordshire
1992BrockweirS McLeod, S Berry, G & P KingGloucestershire

Junior Trophy

YearWinner (Player)Winner (Team)Runner-up (Player)Runner-up (Team)
2020No Competition
2022J LewisLlansamlet
2019Dominic RogersWoolhope
2018Dominic RogersWoolhope
2017Dominic RogersWoolhope
2016Dominic RogersWoolhope
2015Luke RawlingsLarruperz
2014Dominic RogersWoolhopeLuke RawlingsLarruperz
2013Joseph LoveysGorsleyCameron JohnsonFownhope
2012Joseph LoveysGorsleyCameron JohnsonFownhope
2011Joseph LoveysGorsley
2010Joseph LoveysGorsleyStephen RushbyGloster Knights
2009Stephen RushbyGloster KnightsJoseph LoveysGorsley
2008Joseph LoveysGorsleyStephen RushbyGloster Knights

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