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January, 2015:

Ladies County Competitions 2015

The ladies 2015 county competitions are now available on the Bowls Oxfordshire website for the following competitions:

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Stella Amos

We are sorry to announce the passing of Stella Amos.

Stella was very well known to both the men and women bowlers of the County, both for her bowling prowess and her total commitment to the Banbury Central club.

Her entry on to the County competition scene was in 1994 when reaching the final of the Fours and two years later her first success was in the Benevolent Cup which she also won four years later.

2001 saw her win both the Pairs and Champion of Champions, followed by the Fours in ’04 & ’05. The Triples became a specialty, being victorious in ‘ 07, ’11, ’12 & 13.

Ironically, in 2008 Stella and her triples partners, daughter Caroline and Carole Galletly, lost in the County final but went on to take the National Triples title, a feat which they almost repeated in 2013, losing out in the final. The 2008 National success was the icing on the cake as she was also the Oxfordshire Women’s Bowing Association President that year.

Representing England as the previous years National Triples Champions the trio collected the Silver medal in the British Isle’s Championships.

Stella almost had her first National title in 1998, when, partnered by her daughter Caroline, they reached the EWBA Mother & Daughter Pairs final.

In addition to the successes listed, there were numerous appearances in County finals. Her passing will be a great loss, to both her beloved Banbury Central and the County. Our sympathies are extended to all her family.

Her funeral will take place on Wednesday January 7th, 2.00pm at St. Mary’s Church, Horse Fair, Banbury, OX16 0AA, followed by a private cremation.
Please note the dress code for Stella’s funeral is: County uniform for officers & County bowlers, club uniform for those that wish to wear it & mufti for others.

All are invited to join the family at the Whateley Hall hotel after the service.