Current Team England Squad

Super Seniors

The Super Senior category is a new developing category in Bowling and previously there have been no provisions for trials for this category for Team England. As the Super Senior category evolves in our Sport we will review how we support the new category. Currently there have been no announcements of any events in the next two years that will include a Super Senior section (other than the 2023 World Senior Championships, which have a team selected for by the previous Team England Management).

However, if there is an event in 2025 that requires a Super Senior team we will select the team from the top 10 athletes from the 2024 Qualification Process that would be eligible for the Super Senior category (65 and over for that event). Any athlete looking to represent Team England in the Super Senior category in a potential 2025 Championship event will need to participate in the 2024 Qualification Process.


Senior Team England News 2023

21st January – Senior Team England Athletes announced for the Triple Crown

Team England would like to announce that athletes that will be competing in the 2024 Senior Triple Crown in Ayr, Scotland from 24th to 28th April 2024.

Ladies
– Marsha Dalley
– Diane Johnson
– Teresa McCarthy
– Kim Oakley
– Dee Parker
– Sandra Simmonds
Men
– Geoff Brown
– Kim Johnson
– Paul Loberman
– Kevin Pilley
– Steve Thornton
– Matthew Trotter

Congratulations to you all!
Team England Committee


27th November – Team England Senior and Grand Senior Qualification Process

The Senior (50-64) and Grand Senior (65+) Team England Qualification process for 2024 will run from 10th March 2024 until 15th September 2024. The Qualification Process will be based on 4 trial events and the BTBA Senior Nationals Championships. Since IBF is already supporting and the latest news from the EBF Presidium is also supporting the development of a Grand Senior category we have made relevant provisions.

Cost

£90 per Trial Event. This is separate to the entry fee for the Senior Nationals Championships. The £90 must be paid by one week prior to each Trial Event the athlete wants to participate in (for example, if an athlete wishes to use Trials Event 1 then payment will need to be made by 3rd March 2024, latest date to pay for a Trial Event with the intention to qualify for the Team England Squad will be 5th May 2024 as an athlete will need to complete all three remaining Trials Events to be ranked).

Qualification Events

Date Event Location
10th March 2024 Trials – Event 1 Go Bowling, Dunstable
12th May 2024 Trials – Event 2 Stroud Bowl, Stroud
18th / 19th & 24th / 25th May 2024 BTBA Senior National Championships Atlantic Bowl, Altrincham
7th July 2024 Trials – Event 3 Bromborough Bowl, Bromborough
15th September 2024 Trials – Event 4 Acocks Green Bowl, Acocks Green

 

Qualification Rules

Each athlete will need to:

  • Pay the Trial Event fee £90 per event (by one week prior to a Trial Event, latest date 5th May for an athlete to still have enough Trial Events remaining)
  • Play 3 of 4 full Trial Events
  • Play the BTBA Senior Nationals Championships (participation is required – no minimum
    events, but All Events (9 games) will need to be completed to obtain points from this
    tournament)
  • Be an active member of the BTBA.

Trial event format

The Trial Events will each consist of 10 games in total, these games will be played in 2 blocks of 5 games and each block will be on a different sport pattern.

Scoring

  • The Qualification Process will be based on a ranking system with points awarded for each
    event series. Senior National Championships points will only be awarded to those athletes
    that complete All Events (9 games) and the points will be calculated after Trial Day 4 so that
    only athletes who have participated in enough Trial Events (3 of 4) get awarded points.
  • Individual points will be awarded after all bowlers (registered & paid prior to the event) have
    completed an event as follows:
    o 1st 50pts, 2nd 35pts, 3rd 25 pts, 4th 20 pts, 5th 17 pts, 6th 15pts dropping to 1pt for 20th
    place.
  • No points will be awarded for scores falling outside the Top 20 each time.
  • An athlete’s best 3 out of 5 point’s results will be used to determine the Team England
    ranking.
  • A possible maximum of 50 points are available for each event and 150 in total.

Qualification

  • The top 6 athletes in the Senior category (50-64) and the top 6 athletes in the Grand Senior category (65+) for both males and females (24 athletes in total) based on total points across
    the 3 of 5 events will qualify to be a part of the Team England squad from 01/01/2025 until
    31/12/2025.
  • Athletes will Trial in the age category that athletes will be eligible to compete in during the year of tenure. For events where there is only a Senior category and not a Grand Senior
    category, the Senior and Grand Senior squad members will be pooled for selection.
  • Existing Team England squad members who requalify this year will have their tenure
    extended in line with the above.
  • Existing Team England squad members who DO NOT requalify will continue in the squad
    until the end of their original tenure.
  • In the event of a tie of points, the highest pinfall over the athletes’ best 3 events will be placed in the higher position.

Current events 2025

Seniors and Grand Seniors are playing for a chance to represent Team England in 2025:

  • European Senior Championships: 24th January – 2nd February 2025 (Leipzig, Germany)
  • Senior Triple Crown 2025: (Dates TBC, Centre TBC, England)
    There will potentially be other events that we will consider entering teams into, including World events as they are announced

Funding

Currently there is only partial funding available for Team England therefore the athletes will need to consider the financial commitment when registering for Team England. What will you need to consider but not limited to:
● Squad training sessions (3-4 throughout the year)
● Championship contributions
● Equipment

The Team England committee will work with the BTBA and others to attain sponsorships which will be used to help towards funding teams for these events and squad training sessions. It will also be the responsibility of the athletes to work with Team England and the BTBA, looking for sponsorship and funding opportunities.

Download Senior Process pack here


15th August 2023 – Senior World Championships team announced

The Senior Team England selectors are pleased to announce the teams for the World Championships to be held in Cali, Colombia from 5th to 15th December 2023.

There will be four divisions. Men & ladies 50+ and men & ladies 65+.

Unfortunately Team England were unable to field a ladies 50+ team.

Teams
Senior men:
Paul Loberman, Colin Grose, Alan Meades & Ian Hollands

Super Senior Men:
Geoff Brown, Lol Ellis, Kim Johnson & Mike Sykes

Super Senior Ladies:
Angie Brown, Carole Orange, Diane Johnson & Lynn Squibb

Manager – Tony Brown
Coach – Hadley Morgan

Congratulations to all the bowlers selected to represent Team England in this prestigious event. We wish you well in your preparation and at the event itself.

Mike Bergquist
Manager
Senior Team England


31st June 20232023 Senior Team England Rankings

 

Rankings and Results

Ladies

Men

13th March 2023 – Triple Crown Teams announced

Senior Team England is pleased to announce its mens and ladies teams for the forth coming Senior Triple Crown to be hosted by Wales, at Bromborough Bowl, on 19th to 21st May 2023.

The decision was taken not to include any bowlers that represented England in the recent European Senior Championships in Aalborg.

Mens

Gary Baker
Lol Ellis
Neil Highgate
Ian Hollands
Steve Jeeves
Paul Loberman

Reserve – Garry Cooper

Ladies

Marsha Dalley
Diane Johnson
Kim Oakley
Dee Parker
Sandra Simmonds
Catherine Wills

Reserve – Lynn Squibb

Team England are holders of all three Triple Crown trophies and we wish our bowlers the best of luck bringing the trophies home again!

Mike Bergquist
Manager
Senior Team England


9th March 2023 – A History of Senior Team England

A great piece of work by Geoff Brown assisted by Dave Steiner and Keith Hodge, with a little help from the UK Tenpin Hall of Fame.

The attached spreadsheet lists all medals won by Senior Team England at International Level as well as the total medals won by each player. It also shows which Nation won the Senior Triple Crown, the year and where it was held.

Just the 2013 Senior Triple Crown results in Jersey missing, can anyone help us fill in this gap.

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