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Kelly and Kerry Packwood (born 10 August 1986 in Newport, Wales) are Welsh twin sisters who are bowls players. Kerry is a former two-time WIBC under-25 singles champion, while Kelly represented Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The sisers often compete together and national and international level

Bowls[edit | edit source]

Kelly Packwood
Kerry Packwood

At the age of 12, Kerry and Kelly began playing bowls by chance, trying their hand at the sport at the Cwmbran Stadium in Cwmbran, Wales, with spare change and free time on their hands, while waiting for their lift home.[1][2]

At junior level, the Packwood twins won the Welsh Indoor Junior Ladies Singles title five times between them, Kerry three times and Kelly twice.[3] In 2004, the twins at 17 and their cousin, Susan Hale at 16, were surprisingly named in the full senior Welsh ladies team for the indoor Home International Series.[4]

Kerry claimed the WIBC Junior Ladies Singles title in 2006 and 2009,[5] beating Kelly in the semi-final on route to the 2006 title.[6][7] At the 2010 senior event, Kerry recorded the first ever whitewash and highest score in the championships history, in a first round win against Mary Alderson of the Isle of Man (17–0, 19–0).[8]

In 2012, Kerry, with Paul Foster of Scotland, lost in the Mixed Pairs final of the World Indoor Championships to David Gourlay and Debbie Stavrou in a tie-break set.[9][10] In 2012, Kerry did win the WIBC Mixed Pairs title (with Damien Doubler),[11][12] while Kelly won the Hong Kong International Classic Pairs title (with Judith Watson).[13][14]

Kelly represented Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, as the youngest member in the ladies lawn bowls team.[2][15] With Lisa Forey and Kathy Pearce, they were beaten by South Africa in the triples bronze medal match.[16][17]

So far competing together, the Packwood twins have won five British Isles indoor titles (four Triples and one Fours), aswell as eight Welsh indoor titles (two Pairs, five Triples and one Fours).

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Both of Kelly and Kerry are former disco dancing champions.[18][19]

Titles and finals[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Kelly Packwood profile". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Commonwealth Games gold medallist Robert Weale heads up Welsh bowls squad for Glasgow 2014". Wales Online. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. "Torfaen couple found love on the bowling green". South Wales Argus. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  4. "Bowls: Wales put faith in teenagers". Telegraph. 7 February 2004. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  5. "Bowls: Torfaen's Kerry Packwood regains world crown". Wales Online. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  6. "Dorey vows to be back stronger". Guernsey Press. 30 October 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  7. "Merrien faces Packwood". Guernsey Press. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  8. "Packwood in record whitewash at WIBC". Wales Online. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "DAVID GOURLAY MAKES IT A RECORD EQUALLING THIRD WORLD MIXED PAIRS TITLE". Taylor Bowls. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Debbie Stavrou and David Gourlay win mixed pairs final in Fred Olsen Cruise Lines world indoor bowls championships at Potters". Norwich Evening News. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  11. "Laura Thomas caps off glorious week on Welsh bowls scene". South Wales Evening Post. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  12. "World Indoor Bowls Championships a success at Islwyn Indoor Bowls Club". Caerphilly Observer. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  13. "Sport Digest". South China Morning Post. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  14. "Champions Back to Defend Hong Kong International Bowls Classic Title". Bowls Canterbury. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  15. "Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014: Team Wales". BBC. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  16. "England take triples gold". Sporting Life. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  17. "ENGLAND LAND THE LADIES TRIPLES TITLE AGAINST AUSTRALIA". Taylor Bowls. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  18. "Bowls round-up: 19th world title seals new record for Alex Marshall". Western Daily Press. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  19. "'Turf war' forgotten as young hopes get ready". Guernsey Press. 1 November 2005. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  20. "Hong Kong International Bowls Classic 2012". HKLBA. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  21. "Wales Wins". WWBA. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  22. "Hong Kong Classic 2013". WWBA. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  23. "Bowls: O'Donnell makes full use of home green to take top title". The Scotsman. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  24. "Competitions - Champion of Champions". WLIBA. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Juniors - Info about our young team". WLIBA. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "2010 Photos". Earlswood BC. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  27. "National Mixed Pairs 2012". WBA. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  28. "Individual Honours". RTB Bowls Clu. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  29. "National Mixed Pairs 2008". WBA. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 "WIBC PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS AND FINALISTS". WIBC. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  31. "Merrien clinches the one world title to elude her". Guernsey Press. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  32. "AFTER a nail-biting four-day tournament, the winners of the World Indoor Bowls Championships, hosted at the Islwyn Indoor Bowls Club, have been announced". Wales Online. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  33. "'Cruel' format criticised as CI starlets suffer". Guernsey Press. 30 October 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  34. 34.0 34.1 "Torfaen bowler back on top". Wales Online. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  35. "Jamie-Lea lifts indoor singles title". Coventry Telegraph. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  36. "Dan's the man in world mixed pairs". Guernsey Press. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 "Competitions - Past Winners & Players". WLIBA. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  38. "Sport in Brief". Telegraph. 7 February 2006. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  39. "Angling: Rebecca is a Shore-fire champ". Wales Online. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  40. "Welsh teen stars will be bowling for world glory". Wales Online. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  41. "BIIBC/BIWIBC Competitors 2011". BIIBC. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  42. "BIIBC/BIWIBC Competitors 2012". BIIBC. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  43. "BIIBC/BIWIBC Competitors 2014". BIIBC. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  44. "Downey boosts Wales challenge". Wales Online. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  45. "Bowls: Bowlers star in their own international thriller". Wales Online. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  46. "BIIBC Championships 2015". BIIBC. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  47. "BIIBC/BIWIBC Competitors 2013". BIIBC. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  48. "Young bowlers earn places in sporting history". Wales Online. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  49. "Morgan in Welsh ladies final". County Times. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2015.

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Category:Bowls players Category:British bowls players Category:Welsh bowls players Category:Female bowls players Category:Welsh sportspeople Category:Welsh sportswomen Category:Welsh women Category:Commonwealth Games bowls players Category:Bowls players at the 2014 Commonwealth Games Category:1986 births Category:Living people

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