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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 [...]

3 01, 2019

Bowls on TV

By | January 3rd, 2019|Junior News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on Bowls on TV

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 [...]

21 12, 2018

2019 Fixtures Needed

By | December 21st, 2018|News, Senior News|Comments Off on 2019 Fixtures Needed

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 [...]

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 [...]

19 11, 2018

Fry’s BC seeks fixtures for 2019

By | November 19th, 2018|News, Senior News|Comments Off on Fry’s BC seeks fixtures for 2019

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:- somerdale710@gmail.com

19 11, 2018

Thank-yous from our two Immediate Past Presidents

By | November 19th, 2018|Junior News, News, Senior News|Comments Off on Thank-yous from our two Immediate Past Presidents

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]