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Salisbury BC to host first Australian Pairs competition

Salisbury BC are hosting their first Australian Pairs competition on Saturday 14 August. Entries are still open and limited to 24 pairs. Further details can be found on the poster attached and the entry form can be found on the club website at salisburybowls.co.uk. If you have any questions please contact Tom Warner directly.

The format for the day is four groups of 6 pairs with 6 end matches (4 bowls each player) played in the Australian Pairs format. The top two teams from each of the four groups will qualify for the quarter finals and prize money paid down to quarter finalists. There will be breakfast rolls in the morning and a cold buffet lunch will be provided.

There are still a few spots left so please share around your clubs!

 

Holt celebrates 100 years with Bowls Wiltshire

On Sunday 11 July Holt BC hosted the second of its centenary celebration matches, this time against friends from Bowls Wiltshire. Despite the murky weather a great day was had by all.

Taken from Holt’s Facebook page on 29 June 2021:

At the start of the season we weren’t really sure if we would still be running as a club, at this point, and its thanks to our dedicated members and supporters for giving their time to help keep our club alive!

What the last 18 months has shown us, is that we can never take anything for granted, although it has also shown us that with hard work and dedication anything is possible when we all support each other.

Thanks to everyone involved for making our centenary celebrations the best!

 Holt BC v Bowls Wiltshire
Sunday 11 July 2021 @ Holt BC
Holt  Ends Ends Bowls England
Rink Skip 21 21 Skip Rink
1 Graham Archard 10 18 Bill Collier 1
2 Chris Poole 21 18 Malcolm Barker 2
3 Ben Gadd
9 16 John Crowder 3
4 Kev Oliver
18 20 Alfie Maslen
4
5 Chris Moore
19 17 Gerald Webb 5
6 Wayne Snook 18 14 Alan Small 6
Total 95 103 Total
Total Shots 95 103 Total Shots

Success for Keith Brenton in the National Singles & Pairs B1 CLASS

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Keith Brenton, totally blind bowler, has successfully defended his B1 National Singles title and additional along with Margaret Cusker, they won the B1 National Pairs.

Keith wishes to thank Haydon Wick for allowing the intensive training which helped him win.

As his Director, I also was awarded gold medals for both titles.

Nigel Morgan

BW Development Officer

Blue Circle celebrate 50th Anniversary

4th July 2021 – BW mixed game against Blue Circle.

This game was finally completed after being deferred from 2020 due to covid restrictions in order to celebrate Blue Circle’s 50th anniversary.

It was an enjoyable afternoon albeit the weather was somewhat inclement and the game unfortunately was brought to an abrupt end at the 16th end as a result of torrential rain. However all had enjoyed the play and BW came out on top 95 shots to 68.

Afterwards we all enjoyed a superb meal in the hall. Thanks was given to Blue Circle for all their hospitality and making BW very welcome.

June Corbett

BW Chair

The Holt Bowls Club Australian Pairs Tournament

The Holt Bowls Club Australian Pairs Tournament

Saturday 21st August

The popular Holt Triples Gala day is back and this time we are re-inventing it as a 2-bowl triples with a new format to celebrate our 100th year 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 on Saturday 21st August. While it’s unclear 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 in line with any safety guidelines at the time.

There will be space for 24 triples, with 6 groups of 4 teams. Each game will be 7 ends (45 minute time limit) and there will be an additional plate competition for 4 group runners-ups, with the chance to win prize money.

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, along with a bacon roll on arrival. There will also be a BBQ and a raffle on the day. Through the afternoon, the popular ‘target bowls’ competition will run, with a chance to win 50% of the prize pot at the end of the day.

A prize fund of £720, with £375 to the winners.

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

Entry form can be found at the link below

http://www.holtbowls.co.uk/holt_gala_day

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

A message of thanks to Chippenham Park BC

Dear Sirs,

Last Saturday my wife and I were in Chippenham for the weekend in our Motorhome, walking through the park we saw your event and asked if we could give it a go, which we did.

Our “coach” was George the bar manager, who was an excellent coach.

We both agree that everyone at the club made us feel very welcome, even though we were not from Chippenham, your club has now encouraged us to try one of the two local clubs here in Droitwich (one of the people who sat down next to us for a conversation said to try a number of clubs), and who knows, one day we may even play each other.

Thank you for your hospitality and good luck for the future.

Best regards

Lisa & Steve Wilkinson

Malmesbury have successful Open Day

The day started early for Malmesbury Bowls and Social club by having a table outside our local Waitrose and Co-Op stores. Enthusiastic members talked to the morning shoppers to encourage and direct people to the bowls club, distributing information about our open day alongside leaflets supplied by Bowls England.

Rinks were set up with traditional mats and jacks, various bowls related fun exercises and also Short Mat facilities, supplied and staffed by members from Crudwell.

Malmesbury club members and visitors arrived to enjoy the bowling experiences. Balloons and bright sunshine helped to provide a carnival atmosphere.

By early afternoon all the rinks were full with people from 8 to 86 having a go. Membership forms were distributed and we look forward to their return!

Blue Circle report from their Open Days

Blue Circle held a very successful Open Day on Sunday  between 2pm to 5 pm.

They had 14 attendees, 2 of which have signed up for full membership, and another 10 are going to come along to our taster/coaching sessions.

They didn’t have many on Monday, although 3 that came Sunday came back for another go and one signed up as a Full Member.

Karen also advised that several people had contact that were not available to call in at the  weekend, due to other commitments, but they may come along to our taster sessions over the next few weeks.

The Club was very pleased with the response they got this year and the feedback they received from those who attended.

You may have noticed, they didn’t have a single jack out on the green, just some fun objects to bowls to.

 

Report from Downton BC

Mike Hallam quotes “We had a very good Open Weekend and 15 turned up. One man arrived with his 10-year-old daughter. Reminds me of Kevin Cousins who started slightly earlier. A photo attached of the newcomers and our coaches”.