It is with the deepest regret that we learn of the death of SBA Ladies' Past President (2012) Nancy Reid, Yatton BC. Nancy was a long term supporter and servant of Somerset bowling, attending many county matches and events as recently as last season. Following a period in a local care home, Nancy was transferred [...]
Congresbury bowler Anthony Page became a national bowling champion after winning a disability bowls national tournament in Nottingham on January 6 2019. Ant, who lives in Worle, won the Disability Bowls England National Singles for Non-classified members at Nottingham, the first time that he had taken part in the indoor bowling competition. He got through a [...]
I am indebted to Edna Bessell for alerting us to the following information:- Just Retirement 2019 World Indoor Bowls Championships starts at Potters Leisure Resort from Thursday 10th January - Sunday 27th January 2019 Friday 11th January @ 2pm/Saturday & Sunday. All matches on the portable rink are streamed live on www.youtube.com and facebook/worldbowlstour.. Where [...]
We are advised of the passing, on Christmas Eve, of Fred Reed, former member of Bloomfield BC. We have no further information at this time.
It is with sadness we report the passing of Ellie Reeves of St Andrews BC. Ellie has been ladies’ fixture secretary for many years and she will be sadly missed. Her funeral will be at Weston Crematorium at 11.30 am on 10 January 2019.
In the seasonal spirit of goodwill we are happy to assist our friends from "just over the boarder" - City and Port of Bristol BC require some additional fixtures for next season: Wednesday April 10th; Sunday April 21st; Wednesday June 26th; Wednesday July 17th; Sunday July 21st; Wednesday September 4th. If interested please email or [...]
We are saddened to announce the passing of a long-serving and popular member of Wyrral Pk BC, Mike Green. Mike's funeral will take place at West Mendip Crematorium on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 at 11.30am.
We have been advised of the sad passing of Sue Langdon (Minehead BC) who served as President of Somerset County Ladies' Bowling Association in 2005. In addition to her time with the Presidential team, Sue's bowling achievements included many years as County Secretary, and also service to her Club and the Nomads MBA. She was [...]
We are delighted to report that Mo Monkton (Yeovil BC and SBA Life Member) has been awarded the prestigious Bowls England Certificate of Merit. At the BE Counties Meeting held in Solihull last Saturday 24th November 2018, Mo was presented with her certificate by BE President Bill Smith and BE Board Member David Tucker. The [...]
Fry's BC are looking for fixtures on the following dates in 2019: Saturday 11th May; Wednesday 22nd May; Wednesday 29th May; Wednesday 5th June; Saturday 22nd June; Saturday 6th July; Saturday Aug 3rd. If any clubs are interested in a fixture please contact the fixtures Secretary Norman Greest on:- email@example.com
Following the recent SBA Annual General Meeting where Paul Davies and Hilary Leamon relinquished their Presidential duties, Paul and Hilary have asked for the following messages of thanks to be published. IPP Paul would like to thank all those players and members of clubs that Somerset Bowls Association visited in 2018 and in particular, Victoria [...]
It is with sadness and regret that we report the death on Thursday 15th November 2018 of Joy Wedlake, a founder member of Chew Stoke Bowling Club; Funeral arrangements will be advised when known.
At the end of a busy morning at today's Annual General Meeting of Somerset Bowls Association, Chairman John Durston was delighted to award Life Membership of the association to a very proud, but equally unsuspecting, Reg Birmingham (Winscombe BC and Congresbury BC). John described Reg's long and distinguished bowling career, including an extended spell as [...]
Somerset's Ilminster Bowling Club are in receipt of not One but Two Prestigious awards made annually to amateur Sports Clubs. Firstly, following selection as runner-up in 2017, Ilminster go one better this year to be awarded the Bowls England 'Club of the Year' for 2018. The prestigious title, generously supported by Drakes Pride, is awarded [...]
The Batch Country House Hotel was again full to capacity when 327 Somerset bowlers and their guests assembled for the 2018 SBA Presentation Lunch. After a superb meal we were addressed by Somerset Presidents Paul and Hilary, and the principal guest - Viv Tomlinson, the Immediate Past President of Bowls England. After expressing her delight [...]