Nick Brett

Nick Brett is an English lawn and indoor bowler.[1][2]

Nick Brett
Nick Brett bowling.jpg
Personal information
NationalityBritish
Born (1974-05-14) 14 May 1974 (age 46)
Peterborough, England
Sport
CountryEngland
SportBowls
ClubHuntingdon &
Warboys White Hart

Bowls careerEdit

Brett bowls for the Huntingdon indoor bowls club and Warboys White Hart outdoor bowls club. He has won 23 titles since 2009[3] and also won an outdoors National Title in 1999 and subsequent singles at the British Isles Bowls Championships in 2000.[4]

Brett's greatest achievement before 2016 was winning the 2014 World Indoor Bowls Championship Pairs title partnering Greg Harlow.[5] It was during the 2016 World Indoor Bowls Championship that Brett became the World Singles Champion for the first time beating Robert Paxton in a competitive final.[6]

Brett followed up his 2016 success by winning the mixed pairs title at the 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championship with Claire Johnston of Scotland.[7] He then joined an exclusive group of players who have won five or more world indoor titles after winning both the open pairs and mixed pairs at the 2020 World Indoor Bowls Championship[8][9] and he narrowly failed to become the first player to win the treble after losing to Paxton in the open singles final. Other major indoor wins include the 2015 International Open and the 2013 and 2014 Scottish International Open.

In 2020 he was selected for the 2020 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Australia.[10] World ranked number one indoors he was unable to participate in the 2021 World Indoor Bowls Championship because he broke his arm following an accident playing golf.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Brett is a supervisor by trade and is married with two children.[3] Due to injury in 2021 he was unable to compete in the World Indoor Championships and consequently joined the commentary team for the event.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile". World Bowls Tour.
  2. ^ "Profile". Bowls tawa.
  3. ^ a b "Brett Player Profile". World Bowls Tour.
  4. ^ "Previous Winners". British Isles Bowls Council.
  5. ^ "Nicky Brett partner Greg Harlow to title". Hunts Post.
  6. ^ "World Indoor Bowls: Nick Brett beats Robert Paxton for first title". BBC Sport.
  7. ^ "World Indoor Bowls Championship 2017: Brett & Johnston win mixed pairs title". BBC Sport.
  8. ^ "HARLOW & BRETT – 2020 WORLD INDOOR PAIRS CHAMPIONS". World Bowls Tour.
  9. ^ "BRETT & PURCELL ARE THE NEW WORLD INDOOR MIXED PAIRS CHAMPIONS". World Bowls Tour.
  10. ^ "SELECTION: 2020 WORLD BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS". Bowls England.
  11. ^ "World Number One Nick Brett Forced To Withdraw From World Indoor Championships". Bowls International. Retrieved 14 January 2021.