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Andy Thomson

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Andy Thomson

Meet 'Thommo' - Another Taylor Bowls 'WORLD CHAMPION' Although born in St Andrews in Scotland in 1955, Andy Thomson is a record cap holder for England, having moved South of the Border in his 20's. He first sprang to prominence when he won the Scottish Junior singles title in 1976 for his East Fife indoor club against neighbouring rival Derek Oversby from Perth and then went off to represent Scotland in the indoor international series in 1979 at Aberdeen, where Scotland won the Home International Series and laid claim to the RB Hilton Trophy for the sixteenth time since the event began in 1936. Andy then set up home in London, representing the Blackheath & Greenwich club outdoors and the Cyphers club indoors and from there as they say, the rest is history. His glittering career has seen him list a host of national, international and world and Commonwealth titles over his distinguished career the most recent of which was the Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines World indoor singles crown at the Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk in January of 2012. In that event, Andy proved that at the ripe old age of 56, that age is no barrier where bowling is concerned, as he came out on top of the 42 player field to lift the coveted title against Jason Greenslade from Wales. Under the watchful eye of his wife Lyn and sons Eddie and David on all three occasions, that victory bridged a seventeen year gap since he won the title back to back in 1994 and again in 1995 and lifted him up the World Bowls Tour Ranking List in 10th place. Andy and fellow Team Taylor players Jonathan Ross and Darren Burnett are the only players to win back to back British Isles Singles titles and in the company of David Bryant, Tony Allcock and Alex Marshall are the only players to hold the world indoor singles titles in successive years. Andy is a passionate supporter of Taylor Bowls, having come on board in 1992 to promote our products as our Sales Manager for the South of England and is a highly acclaimed member of the BBC Bowls commentary team. On the football front, Andy is a keen supporter of Charlton Athletic. He added another string to his bow when he took up the position as Team Coach for the Jersey Team in the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where his charges of Lindsey Greechan and Katie Nixon were beaten by the last bowl of their bronze medal decider by Northern Ireland's Barbara Cameron and Mandy Cunningham in the women's pairs.

Recent Achievements:

2016- First player (along with Darren Burnett) to notch up a full set of British Isles.

Currently England's U25 Indoor Team Manager