Tony Allcock

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Tony Allcock
Personal information
Nationality  England
Born (1955-06-11) 11 June 1955 (age 61)
Thurmaston, Leicestershire

Tony Allcock MBE (born 1955) is a British bowls player. Born in Leicestershire, England,[1] he is twice world outdoor singles champion (1992 and 1996), and three times World Indoor Singles Champion (1986, 1987 and 2002).[2] He was also world indoor pairs champion with David Bryant six times (1986–87 and 1989–92).[3] He has won fourteen world titles in total.[2] He also competed in the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada, where he won the silver medal in the men's singles event.

Allcock was appointed the bowls performance coach for the England team at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.[4] He is the current Chief Executive of Bowls England.[5]

He has also written several books on bowls, and released a series of instructional videos on the subject.




  • Tony Allcock's Art of Bowls (4 volumes)


  1. ^ Gordin, Joel (1996) "Goodwill Ambassador", Jerusalem Post, 22 October 1996
  2. ^ a b Whyte, Derrick (2002) "Bowls: Allcock rolls back the years", The Independent, 21 January 2002, retrieved 2010-05-06
  3. ^ Footman, Tony (ed.) (2000) Guinness World Records 2001, IBS, ISBN 978-1-892051-01-1, p. 205
  4. ^ "England job for Allcock", Evening Standard, 5 June 2001
  5. ^ Perris, Jeff (2008) All About Bowls: The History, Construction and Maintenance of Bowling, Sports Turf Research Institute, ISBN 978-1-873431-06-1, p. 3-4