Zara Giles (born Glover on 24 January 1982 in Preston in Lancashire), is one of England’s and the world’s leading Ten-pin bowlers. She is a world champion bowler and a bowling tutor for Brunswick Bowling Academies across Europe. She currently lives in Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. She is also one of the UKs top female ten-pin bowlers.
2007 World Ranking Masters Runner-up – Florida, U.S.
2006 San Marino Open Champion – 2nd Title defended successfully in 2006
2006 Indonesian Open Champion – Title defended successfully
2005 European Ladies Masters Champion, Barcelona
2005 San Marino Open Champion
2005 Indonesian Open Champion, Jakarta
2005 World Games Singles Silver Medallist – Müllheim, Germany
2004 World Tenpin Team Cup Gold Medallist – Hoofddorp, Netherlands
2004 European Tenpin Team Cup Gold Medallist – Norwich, England
2004 Oltremare Naples Champion, Italy
2003 World Tenpin Team Cup Gold Medallist – Odense, Denmark
2003 Singles, Doubles & All-events World Champion – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2002 World Youth Championships Team Gold Medallist – Pattaya, Thailand
2002 European Tenpin Team Cup Bronze Medallist – Müllheim, Germany
2001 Trios European Champion and Masters Silver Medallist, Aalborg, Denmark
2000 World Youth Championships Doubles Gold Medallist – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Numerous Youth Titles
Zara played in the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 World Tenpin Masters.
She has said that she really enjoyed it so kept pestering her parents to take her all the time. Zara’s nan bought her a bowling ball for Christmas that year and a Pro Shop operator recommended that she join the Youth Bowling Club so she went along on a Saturday morning and the rest was set in stone
Zara started playing in tournaments at the age of 12 and made the England youth team at 14 years old.
Her first tournament was in 1994 in the London Borough of Enfield with the National Association of Youth Bowling Clubs who hold a National Championship every year. It is said to now be the biggest tournament in Europe, running over 5 weekends.
Zara Glover’s Website
Industry profile of Zara Glover
UK’s premier bowling site
Super Series Profile
Glover covers the boys in Naples, Italy[permanent dead link]
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