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Louis Ridout (England)
An A to Z of Team Taylor
Louis Ridout (England)
Louis's comments on the Taylor Brand:
"Having played with other brands I can safely say I am most comfortable and confident playing with my Taylor Aces."
Which model(s)/size of Taylor bowls do you enjoy playing with and why?
"I enjoy playing with the Ace size 4 because it's a versatile both that suits all positions."
What country/region do you play for?
"I play for Devon and England."
When and why did you start playing bowls?
"I started playing bowls in 1994 when I was four years old. I became interested in the sport as my parents were stewards at one of the local bowling clubs and my Dad played competitively".
In the bowling world who do you most admire and why?
"I admire Andy Thomson as he has been at the top of the game for so many years. I also think Sam Tolchard is the best bowler I have played with."
Do you have a favourite – film, book, song, football team, actor, etc? It can be more than one if you like.
"Outside of bowls I am an avid football fan, I support Millwall and regularly watch them both home and away.
My favourite TV programme is Emmerdale - I never miss an episode".
Louis major bowling achievements:
- Commonwealth Games (Broadbeach, Aus) Triples Bronze Winner
• This year I have been selected to represent England in the Commonwealth Games.
• Both Indoor and Outdoor British Isles Pairs Champions.
• Runner up in the National Triples.
• Winner of National Club Two Fours, Middleton Cup and Top Club.
• National Pairs Champion Indoor and Outdoor.
• Represented England in the World Championships in New Zealand, Quater Finalist in Pairs and Fours.
• Winner of National Club two fours, Middleton Cup and Top Club.
• Represented England in the Atlantic Rim, Bronze medalist in the Pairs.
• Winner of the OSC Champion of Champions.
• Runner up in the National Fours, Outdoor.
• England Senior International Indoor 2011 - Present
• England Senior International Outdoor 2009 - Present
• England Junior International Indoor 2008 - 2014
• England Junior International Outdoor 2008 - 2014
• 2012 Bowls England Young Bowler of the Year
• 2011 - National Winner of Champion of Champions