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2nd Holt Bowls Club Australian Pairs

“Following the success of our inaugural Australian Pairs competition back in September, we are delighted to be running it again this season, our 100th as a bowls club. In the hope that the proposed roadmap, for a full return to sport continues, we are planning to host the competition again on Saturday 11th September.

While it’s un-clear what restrictions, if any, will be in place at this time regarding social distancing and the appropriateness of providing catering, we are 100% committed to running the event and will ensure that we take precautions to be line with any safety guidelines at the time.

As last year, there will be space for 24 pairs, with 4 groups of 6. Based on feedback from last year’s event, we have increased the number of ends per game and are looking to introduce a further round of games to accommodate quarter-finals (allowing 2 teams from each group to play again).

As usual, the bar will be open all day (running to guidelines at the time), with unlimited tea, coffee and snacks inclusive of the entry fee. There will also be a BBQ and a raffle on the day. A prize fund of £720, with £400 to the winners.

To secure your entry, please send us a completed entry form and full payment via Paypal. If you don’t have a Paypal account please let us know at email hidden; JavaScript is required when submitting your entry form and we can arrange an alternative method. Piece of mind guarantee – In the unlikely event that the competition is cancelled, all payments made will be fully refunded.

Wayne Simmonds | Hon. Fixture Secretary and Communications Manager

Holt Bowls Club

The Street, Holt, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

M: 07808 830441

Follow us on;

Facebook and Twitter @HoltBowls

Instagram @Holtbowlsclub

Further details on our website

Gerald Webb

March 15, 2021

Westlecot Bowling Club

2nd Open Two Wood Triples Event

Saturday 7th/Sunday 8th August 2021


After the success of last year’s Open Two Bowl Triples event we are running the same event this year. With bowls being played under restriction until June at present we are hopeful the roadmap will continue as planned and they will be eased for us to run the Westlecot Open Two Bowl Triples event for the second year running. The event is planned to take place over 2 days Saturday 7th August & Sunday 8th August 2021.

We can’t be certain what or if any restrictions will be in place at that time however should we need to have any we will put in place measures which will comply with any guidance as we did last year.

We have 2 bowls greens with up to 13 rink settings which means we will make 6 rinks available for play each day. This will allow us to host up to 48 teams over the 2 days.

There will be food available throughout the 2 days to purchase. If needs be the option can be to takeaway.

The bar will hopefully be open and working under the regulations current at that time.

Prizes will be £600–£300–£200–£100… (Subject to 48 Team) Entry will be £25 per triple, all triples guaranteed 3 games.

There are 48 places which can be reserved with no deposit at present. 24 places each day, if you are not local to Swindon then please feel free to request just Sunday however we can’t guarantee this will be available. When we know more about forthcoming restrictions payment will be asked for via BACS.

To reserve your spot please email email hidden; JavaScript is required

Thank you & Stay Safe

Holt Bowls Club news

Holt Bowls Club is hopefully, about to embark into its 100th anniversary year.

However, with the current pandemic this has affected the club’s finances, just like many other small sports clubs up and down the country.

Yet, the club has come up with two opportunities for many people to help out.


As we approach our centenary season this year, we are looking to purchase some brand-new scoreboards and we would like a sponsor to be advertised on the front of these.

If you have a company or know of a company that would like some advertising. We have a football scratch card, £20 per team on the scratch card, every entry will receive online advertisement across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. Winning entry gets 3 scoreboard slots.

This is a great opportunity to get your company advertised for the next two years, at all our home games.

If you are interested, please contact us via;

E-Mail – email hidden; JavaScript is required

Facebook – Holt Bowls Club

Twitter – @HoltBowls

Instagram – @holtbowlsclub



As a club that has an aging clubhouse, we are in need of some work to maintain the club’s facilities and make it more welcoming for us to include a lady’s section by 2022.

If so any donation large or small would be most welcome to this our crowdfunding page.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope that with your support Holt Bowls Club will be around for another 100 years.

Best wishes and keep safe,

Chris Poole | Hon. Secretary 

Holt Bowls Club

The Street, Holt, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

M: 07770744830


Downton Bowls Club News

Bowls England have advised all Bowls Clubs in England to look at the Sports England Funding Projects. Downton Bowling Club are investigating these opportunities and have several projects in mind.

The first is to set up a Short Mat Bowls Section in the Club. The Mats need to be 45 feet long and cost between £750 and £1200. The ideal place for playing this game is the adjacent Sherwood Room which can host all types of functions and is large enough for Short Mat Bowls.

Another project revolves around the Bowls England scheme for introducing new players to the game. On the weekend of 28-31 May every Club in England has been encouraged to have an Open Day. More information will be provided but Downton will be advertising this event locally and through social websites.

The Club, has in the past, invited local schools to take up the Game of Outdoor Bowls and this year more sessions will be organised where younger people can take part.

Downton Bowling Club has one of the best greens in the area and is based at Wick Lane very close to the Leisure Centre.

Further information can be obtained at the Club website or by phoning Mike Hallam at 01725 513359.

Helen Joy Snell – a message from Dave

Stephen, Joanne & Michael, Michael & Danielle and Myself wish to offer our sincere thanks for all the lovely sympathy cards that we all received after the passing of Helen.

 Also, a big thank you for those Members and Friends who kindly donated towards the collection for the Swindon Multiple Sclerosis Society, the total so far is £1185.00.

 Helen’s wake was special as we all celebrated her life although it was cut short and my family would like to thank Sally & Alan for organising the refreshments and to Chris for keeping us from dehydration.

 As you know Helen passed very suddenly and it was difficult for all the family to digest at the time, but we all received many phone calls and texts offering support which we all very much appreciated.

 Many of you would be aware that all of my children when growing up with Helen and myself spent numerous days at the ‘Bowls Club’ over the last forty years playing bowls, enjoying the friendly atmosphere and the fantastic social events which Helen really enjoyed, memories that will not be forgotten.

 Once again thanks to you all.

Update on Mikey Titcombe running the London Marathon

Just a quick update on my training. Had some disappointing news in the London Marathon this year unsurprisingly being cancelled. As a result, the April 2021 date has been pushed back to October 2021, with the 2022 edition going back to the usual April date.

With charities having to offer their 2020 runners the 2021 places, I was expecting to be pushed back to April 2022, however very fortunately my charity have found me a place for 2021, so will be running on 3rd October 2021 now.

I’ve also just signed up for the Swindon Half Marathon on 20th September, so just 4 weeks away! Looking to hopefully complete this at around the 2 and a quarter hour mark!

Kind Regards


Holt BC Australian Pairs Competition

Saturday 12th September

Holt Bowls club are hosting an Australian pairs (also known as 2-4-2 pairs) competition on Saturday 12th September. There is a limit of 24 teams and entries are recieved and approved on a first come, first served basis, so get your entry in quickly to avoid disapointment.

Entry cost is £15 per pair, with a total prize fund of £360

Details on current entries, the format and schedule will be updated here and via our social media pages, before the event.

For any further information, please contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required

CLICK HERE to complete the entry form and enter now! Once completed, save the form and email as above.

Wiltshire Clubs sign up to the Bowls England “Lets Roll” initiative

Bowls England recently launch a national campaign called “Lets Roll” which is aimed at inspiring people to go to their local greens with family and friends to try the sport of bowls.

Several Bowls Wiltshire Clubs have signed up to this and they include


Bradford on Avon


Chippenham Town


Spencer Melksham

Trowbridge Westbourne

Anyone wishing to try the sport of Bowls then contact your local club and give it a go.