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20 05, 2019

Middleton Cup Squad day – 2019

By | May 20th, 2019|News, Senior News|Comments Off on Middleton Cup Squad day – 2019

The 2019 Somerset Middleton Cup Squad met on Sunday 19th May at Victoria Bowls Club Weston-super-Mare, for final preparations for this year's campaign. Congratulations to all who have been selected. The first match is played on Saturday June 1st at "The Vic" against Wiltshire. Come along and support our lads from 2pm, for some great [...]

18 05, 2019

Phil Knapp – Stothert & Pitt BC

By | May 18th, 2019|In Memoriam|Comments Off on Phil Knapp – Stothert & Pitt BC

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Phil Knapp, member of Stothert & Pitt BC for nine years. Phil's funeral will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Hanham Rd, Kingswood, BS15 8PX on Thursday 30th May at 1.30pm.

9 05, 2019

Mike Briggs – Norwest BC

By | May 9th, 2019|In Memoriam|Comments Off on Mike Briggs – Norwest BC

Today we have learned of the sad passing of Mike Briggs, of Norwest BC. Mike joined Norwest in 1984, was Club Captain for 7 years and was the current President. He was well known within the Somerset Bowls fraternity. Funeral arrangements will be advised in due course.

21 04, 2019

Mary Trevennen – Bowls Cornwall

By | April 21st, 2019|In Memoriam|Comments Off on Mary Trevennen – Bowls Cornwall

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of Mary Trevennen of Cornwall.  Mary has been a trojan both for her County Association and Bowls England.  She is well known to many in Somerset and those who wish to give their condolences should send them to: Roger Trevennen, 4 Tregarland Close, Camborne, Cornwall, [...]

12 04, 2019

Somerset’s 2019 Junior International Triallists

By | April 12th, 2019|Bowls England News, Junior News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on Somerset’s 2019 Junior International Triallists

Bowls England announce the selections for the 2019 Junior International Trials. Congratulations to the following Somerset Bowlers:- Sam Steel - Men's Junior International Trial; Imogen Cracknell and Jade Poolman - Reserves for Women's Junior International Trial. Well done to all of you!

10 04, 2019

Seasonal Messages from our Presidents

By | April 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Seasonal Messages from our Presidents

President Ailsa writes: Dear fellow bowlers, it is a great privilege and honour to be Ladies’ President for 2019, a position which I will endeavour to fulfill to the best of my ability. I look forward to my year ahead with the help and guidance of our Presidential team and Executive officers. I thank all [...]

4 04, 2019

Alan Rosling – Knowle BC

By | April 4th, 2019|In Memoriam|Comments Off on Alan Rosling – Knowle BC

It is with regret that we report the death of Alan Rosling (Knowle BC). He was on tour in Cyprus and died on the bowling green. He was a well known and respected member of Knowle BC. Many bowlers and clubs will be saddened by the news of his death and will wish to send [...]

30 03, 2019

Under 25 Pairs event – New Date – important!

By | March 30th, 2019|Junior News, News|Comments Off on Under 25 Pairs event – New Date – important!

The SBA Competitions Secretary advises the following change to the Under 25 Pairs event previously scheduled for Sunday 21st April 2019 at Chew Stoke BC. The event will now take place on Sunday 5th May 2019 at Chew Stoke BC, commencing at 10.30am. This change is due to the Somerset County Indoor Bowling Ass'n Under [...]

29 03, 2019

Joan Walmsley – Bath BC – including funeral arrangements

By | March 29th, 2019|In Memoriam|Comments Off on Joan Walmsley – Bath BC – including funeral arrangements

We have just received the very sad news of the passing of Joan Walmsley of Bath Ladies, on Thursday 28th March 2019. Joan was a well-known and much loved player who enjoyed great success in County and National Competitions over many years, right up until 2017. Joan was a member of Somerset's Walker Cup-winning teams [...]

19 03, 2019

Don Rees – Keynsham Bowling Club

By | March 19th, 2019|In Memoriam|Comments Off on Don Rees – Keynsham Bowling Club

it is with deep regret that we have to report that the President of Keynsham Bowling Club, Don Rees, passed away after a short illness, on Wednesday 13th March. Don was a long standing member of our bowls club and a regular member of the Keynsham 'A' team. Don has also been our Club Champion [...]

26 02, 2019

Somerset at B E Presentation Dinner – Feb 2019

By | February 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Somerset at B E Presentation Dinner – Feb 2019

Ilminster BC receive Club of the Year award Representatives from Somerset Bowls Association attended the Bowls England Men's Presentation Dinner on Saturday 23rd Feb 2019 in Coventry. Along with the delegation from the SBA Presidential Team and other Officers, were Sam Steel and Neil Williams (Watchet BC) who proudly received the Mens National Pairs Championship [...]

21 02, 2019

New Development Manager for SBA

By | February 21st, 2019|Junior News, News, Patrons, Senior News|Comments Off on New Development Manager for SBA

We are pleased to announce that Brian Cracknell has agreed to fill the vacant Development Manager post with the SBA. Brian introduces himself to you here, and also launches his first project! "My name is Brian Cracknell, your new Development Manager. I’m from Weston Super Mare and have been involved with bowls for around 15 [...]

20 02, 2019

Bowls Development Alliance – Club Development Programme

By | February 20th, 2019|Bowls England News, News|Comments Off on Bowls Development Alliance – Club Development Programme

Our new Development Officer, Brian Cracknell, draws you attention to the case studies and success stories of clubs who recently completed the BDA Club Development Programme. Your club can also become part of the programme. Follow the link http://playbowls.org/clubs/club-development-programme

19 02, 2019

Sam Steel is a Candidate for B E Young Bowler of the Year

By | February 19th, 2019|Bowls England News, Junior News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on Sam Steel is a Candidate for B E Young Bowler of the Year

Thanks to all of you who voted for Somerset's Junior International Sam Steel (Watchet BC), our candidate for the Bowls England Young Bowler of the Year. The country-wide vote chose Northamptonshire’s Kieran Rollings as the eventual winner, but many congratulations to Sam for being nominated as a result of his outstanding season's bowling. Also close [...]

18 02, 2019

In memoriam – Hilary May MBE – with Memorial Service details

By | February 18th, 2019|In Memoriam, News, Senior News|Comments Off on In memoriam – Hilary May MBE – with Memorial Service details

It is with much sadness that we must announce that Hilary May,  our much loved John's Trophy Team Manager died on Saturday 16th February.  She fought hard against her cancer for many years but in the end it defeated her in body but not in spirit and she died at peace with it.  She had [...]