Weale brothers crowned British champions for a fourth time

Published date: 06 July 2017 |
Published by: Gavin Grosvenor
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Rob Weale 

THE Weale brothers of Presteigne made history at the British Isles Bowls Championship in Ireland last week.

Welsh international Rob Weale joined brothers David, Stuart and Brian in being crowned British fours champions for the fourth time in their careers, a feat unlikely to ever be matched.

The brothers combined to beat Guernsey 22-12 in the semi-final before holding their nerve to overcome England 14-13 to be crowned British fours champions.

Rob Weale said: “I have no words. To win the Britosh Isles Fours for the fourth time with my brothers is a great feeling.”

Glory ensured Weale a memorable weekend despite disappointment in the international series which followed.

Machynlleth’s Andrew Fleming captained a Welsh team which included Presteigne's Rob Weale and youngster  Luke Harwood of Llandrindod Wells who made his senior international debut.

Wales lost their opening game 120-112 to England before celebrating a thumping 136-91 victory over Scotland.

However a 135-87 defeat to Ireland in their final game ensured Wales ended third.

Meanwhile five of the region’s top young bowlers have been called up to trial for the Welsh men’s junior team at Llandrindod Wells Bowling Club on July 16.

Sam Roff and Tom Tolhurst will look to shine on their home green and emulate the progression of clubmate Luke Harwood from junior to full international.

Meanwhile Presteigne’s Steve Smith is joined by Welshpool’s Rob Isaac and Kerry bowler Dominic Hardy in taking on the best in Wales.

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