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BV Awards Night – Hall of Fame – John Snell

Hall of Fame – John Snell (Lilydale)

John won his first club singles title in Ararat City Club in 1965, and
has gone on to win 23 Club Singles titles and a remarkable 53
District/Region titles. He is an Australian Pairs winner and a member of
2 x Alley Shield winning teams. John has won the Victorian Masters
Singles a record 7 times. At 86 years of age he was a member of the
Lilydale Division 1 winning team this season (promoted to Premier
Division). A Victorian representative on 232 occasions between 1969-1990
and an Australian representative 75 times, he has won silver in singles
at both Commonwealth Games and World Bowls Championships. John
incredibly boasts a record of 6 wins out of 10 matches against arguably
the greatest bowler of all time, David Bryant CBE. He is an author of
two bowls books, “Winning Bowls” and “So You Want To Be A Skip” and was
a feature writer for the Bowls Victoria magazine (Bowls in Focus) from
2001-2010. John was awarded an OAM in 1984 for on-field performance and
coaching pursuits and received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000. He
is the only bowler ever to be the subject of a trivial pursuit question!
(In what sport did Australia’s John Snell compete in the 1978 Edmonton
Commonwealth Games)?