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7 03, 2019

Remembering Harold Fry

By | March 7th, 2019|In Memoriam, News|Comments Off on Remembering Harold Fry

A get together to celebrate Harold's life is being held at Clevedon Bowling Club on Sunday 17th March from 2pm to 5pm. Anyone who would like to attend would be most welcome.  For catering purposes would anyone attending please inform Keith Bristow, e.mail: silverlocks@blueyonder.co.uk

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 [...]

16 02, 2019

In memoriam – Harold Fry (Clevedon BC) – with Funeral Details and Donation link.

By | February 16th, 2019|In Memoriam, News, Senior News|Comments Off on In memoriam – Harold Fry (Clevedon BC) – with Funeral Details and Donation link.

It is with much sadness that we pass on news that Harold Fry, one of bowling's great characters, passed away peacefully yesterday (Friday) evening at Willow House care home in South Brent, Devon, after suffering a stroke last weekend. Harold was our President in 1988. Harold's funeral is at Exeter and Devon Crematorium, Topsham Road, [...]

28 01, 2019

You can apply to play for Somerset this summer.

By | January 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on You can apply to play for Somerset this summer.

Any full playing member of a Bowls Club affiliated to the SBA can apply to play in County matches. Details are with Club Secretaries & ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW under the 'Matches' dropdown menu on this site. Closing dates for the early games are 10th March (Ladies) & 31st March (Men).

13 01, 2019

Disability Bowls Success for Congresbury Bowler

By | January 13th, 2019|Bowls England News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on Disability Bowls Success for Congresbury Bowler

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 [...]

8 01, 2019

Adult Safeguarding in Bowls Workshop at Taunton Deane

By | January 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Adult Safeguarding in Bowls Workshop at Taunton Deane

This 3 hour Course is specifically designed for Club's Safeguarding and Welfare Officers. Sunday 27th January 2019. 11.00am - 2.00pm. £30 (a 50% bursary can be claimed from Bowls England. Check website for details).

14 12, 2018

YOUR COUNTY NEEDS YOU

By | December 14th, 2018|News|Comments Off on YOUR COUNTY NEEDS YOU

We are seeking a keen and proactive individual to join the Executive Board and fill the vacant Development Managers post. The basic duties are to act as a liaison between the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) and the County - keeping Clubs informed of initiatives & funding packages and to be a point of contact for [...]

26 11, 2018

Mo Monkton receives Bowls England Certificate of Merit

By | November 26th, 2018|Bowls England News, Junior News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on Mo Monkton receives Bowls England Certificate of Merit

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 [...]

10 11, 2018

Reg Birmingham is awarded Life Membership of Somerset Bowls Ass’n.

By | November 10th, 2018|Junior News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on Reg Birmingham is awarded Life Membership of Somerset Bowls Ass’n.

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 [...]

6 11, 2018

Ilminster BC receive Two Prestigious Awards

By | November 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Ilminster BC receive Two Prestigious Awards

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 [...]

6 11, 2018

SBA Presentation Lunch – another superb event!

By | November 6th, 2018|Junior News, News, Patrons, Senior News|Comments Off on SBA Presentation Lunch – another superb event!

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 [...]