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RJ Temple bowled over by woman

National IFA RJ Temple sponsored the recent English Bowls Players&#39

Association Singles Championship which for the first time featured a woman

in the finals.

The championship took place in Wellingborough in the Midlands, with Tina

Burgess, playing on her home green, becoming the first woman to qualify for

the final stages of the event.

Andy Thomson dropped the opening set in the first round of the tournament

to Burgess before recovering to win the championship.

RJ Temple has been involved in bowls sponsorship since 1999 and sponsors

many county associations in England as well as the Scottish, Welsh and

Irish bowling associations. It sponsored the World Indoor Bowls Council&#39s

championships in Belfast last month and the International Millennium

Tournament in Ayr last August.

Marketing director Alan Neale says: “Over the past two years, we have

become serious sponsors of the game and we plan to develop this further. We

were delighted to see a woman reach the finals of this championship for the

first time, especially as we are undertaking a campaign to identify and

highlight the part- icular financial needs of women, which are often



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