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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 [...]

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!

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]