Tony Allcock

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Tony Allcock
Personal information
Nationality England
Born (1955-06-11) 11 June 1955 (age 63)
Thurmaston, Leicestershire

Anthony 'Tony' Allcock MBE (born 1955) is an English 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 also won the 1980 triples, 1984 fours and two Leonard trophies bringing him to fifteen world titles in total.[2] He also competed in the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, 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 won eleven National Championship titles.[6] and has also written several books on bowls, and released a series of instructional videos on the subject.



  • Allcock, Tony (1987) Improve Your Bowls, HarperCollinsWillow, ISBN 978-0-00-218271-3
  • Allcock, Tony & Rhys Jones, David (1988) Bowls Skills, Golden Books, ISBN 978-0-600-55778-4
  • Allcock, Tony (1989) End to End: A Year in Bowls, Heinemann Kingswood, ISBN 978-0-434-98160-1
  • Bryant, David; Allcock, Tony & Horton, Edward (1994) Bowl to Win, HarperCollinsWillow, ISBN 978-0-00-218523-3
  • Allcock, Tony Winning Bowls, Hutchinson, ISBN 978-0-09-173677-4


  • 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
  6. ^ "Past Records". Bowls England.