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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).  John described Reg's long and distinguished bowling career, including an extended spell as a member of [...]

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

Bowls on TV

By | November 6th, 2018|Junior News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on Bowls on TV

We are advised that today and probably for the rest of the week, the Scottish International Open Championships are televised on BBC 2 Scotland, which may be viewed locally on Sky channel 970 (and possible other service providers too).  Thanks to David Bendall for the advice.

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 [...]

12 09, 2018

To All Competitive Lady Bowlers

By | September 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on To All Competitive Lady Bowlers

From Joan Rixson - Acting Team Manager, John's Trophy:  Have you ever considered putting your name forward for a trial for the John’s Trophy squad? There is no bar on age and you do not have to be a badged player. Trials and matches are held at weekends so working ladies and students can apply. [...]

7 09, 2018

REMINDER – Middleton Cup/Johns Trophy Trials

By | September 7th, 2018|Junior News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on REMINDER – Middleton Cup/Johns Trophy Trials

Note that on 25 July 2018 all clubs were sent, under cover of Secretary's Circular 2018 - No7, the application forms for Middleton Cup and Johns Trophy Trials.  Please ensure that the circular and the forms are displayed within your club and that players are encouraged to submit their application for trial as soon as [...]

3 09, 2018

Amy Rose Bowl – message from Mary Sutton

By | September 3rd, 2018|Junior News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on Amy Rose Bowl – message from Mary Sutton

To the Amy Rose team, manager and supporters. Thank you to the Amy Rose team for the kind gesture to us with the flowers, wine and card. It was a lovely surprise. Although we did not do as well as expected you are all a wonderful bunch. I would like to thank Celia and Tony [...]

3 09, 2018

A Message from our Lady President.

By | September 3rd, 2018|Junior News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on A Message from our Lady President.

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the ladies and girls who came to Leamington this year to represent our great association. Some tricky greens and first-time nerves caused a few heart-aches but you all played your best and I was so proud of what you achieved. Everybody wants to win, [...]

2 09, 2018

COUNTY FINALS DAY Sunday 9th September at Keynsham BC

By | September 2nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on COUNTY FINALS DAY Sunday 9th September at Keynsham BC

The TIMETABLE for Finals Day can be viewed under the Competitions drop down menu: Competitions - Competitions 2018 - County Comps - Finals Day

29 08, 2018

Watchet Pair are Bowls England Men’s Pairs Champions 2018

By | August 29th, 2018|Bowls England News, Junior News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on Watchet Pair are Bowls England Men’s Pairs Champions 2018

Following our earlier report from Our Man at Leamington, we are delighted to confirm that Neil Williams and Sam Steel from Watchet BC are the 2018 Bowls England Men's Pairs Champions. They defeated Mark Jones and Mark Dunne from West End BC, Surrey in this afternoon’s final at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa. Both pairs [...]

23 08, 2018

New Presentation for In Memoriam Reports

By | August 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on New Presentation for In Memoriam Reports

We are pleased to introduce a new presentation for In Memoriam postings. All In Memoriam reports will appear on this Home Page in the area below the Upcoming Events listing, on the right hand side of the screen. Some recent In Memoriam postings are shown there by way of an example. To access the details [...]

23 07, 2018

Somerset 18 and under Singles Tournament

By | July 23rd, 2018|Junior News, News|Comments Off on Somerset 18 and under Singles Tournament

Our 18 and under Singles Tournament kindly sponsored by Terry Phillips of Avon Sportsground Maintenance, took place on 21st July 2018 at Ashcombe B.C. when we were treated to some excellent bowling by our juniors with some very close matches. The overall winner was Sam Stocker, Runner-up Imogen Cracknell with Bradley Cox 3rd and Ed [...]

1 07, 2018

Taunton Deane BC overcome Bath BC to take Southey Trophy

By | July 1st, 2018|News, Senior News|Comments Off on Taunton Deane BC overcome Bath BC to take Southey Trophy

The Final of the 2018 Southey Trophy was played this afternoon at Castle Cary BC between the ladies of Bath BC and Taunton Deane BC. The enthusiastic crowd saw some great bowling in each of the four matches played in this "top-club" format.  The air was warm but sultry and punctuated from time to time [...]

26 06, 2018

Markers Courses at Ilminster BC – also now at Bristol and N Petherton

By | June 26th, 2018|Junior News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on Markers Courses at Ilminster BC – also now at Bristol and N Petherton

This Markers Course is now also on offer at Bristol IBC, Liberty Lane BS3 2TY on 6th October 2018 and at N Petherton IBC, Bridgwater Rd TA6 6RF on 21st October 2018.  Previously these courses have been popular, so book early. Please click the link below to view information on a forthcoming Marking Course provided [...]

19 06, 2018

Somerset Ladies enjoy President’s Day at Severalls Jubilee BC.

By | June 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Somerset Ladies enjoy President’s Day at Severalls Jubilee BC.

President Hilary writes:  Hello ladies, in this sad world we live in where we are increasingly banned from knowing phone numbers, email addresses and personal details, may I use this medium to thank you all for coming to my President's Day yesterday, and also those who could not come but graciously sent a card and [...]