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Congratulations and Well Done to the following.
 
Mark Brocklebank, Steve Van Wyk, Derrick Fulker and Peter Ward are the Bowls Hampshire Senior Fours Champions. Today, Sunday 21st July, they won their Final against Cove at Banister Park 17 - 10. They now go on to play in the 2024 Aviva National Senior Fours Finals at Leamington Spa starting on Tuesday 27th August.
 
Sadly today, Sunday 21st July, Ringwood Ladies lost there Bowls Hampshire Thornbery Trophy match against Moordown.
 
On Wednesday, the Ringwood Mixed Top Club Team won on the Braeside carpet and play away, in the next round, against Highcliffe on Friday 26th July at 6.00pm.
 
Sharon Varndell and Dan Cookman have won their Bowls England Family Pairs Hampshire Area Final against Brent Riste (Portsmouth Water (Men) 21 - 16. They next play Max Beaman & Pat Brown (Plessey, Isle of Wight) in the All-England Round of 32, at a Neutral Green, by Monday 29th July
 
Peter Ward defeated Chris Daniels (Boscombe Cliff) 21 - 6 in his Bowls England Men's Senior Singles - Hampshire (Mid/West) Area Semi Final. The Area Final, against Paul Sidwell (Folland), is to be played by Wednesday 31st August on a neutral green. 
Peter sadly lost his Bowls England Men's Champion of Champions - Hampshire (Mid/West) Area Final by one shot to Alan B. Forrest (Fleming Park), 21-20.
 
Peter Ward, Dan Cookman, Sharon Varndell and Carol Broomfield sadly lost their Bowls England Mixed Fours Hampshire / Isle of Wight Area Final against Nick Hardy's Team (Alton Social) 19 - 8.
 
One Ringwood team is guaranteed to play in the Bowls Hampshire Men's 2 Wood Triples Final on the 12th August after the teams of Neil Richmond / Stephen Hill / John Sanderson and Derrick Fulker / Derrick Faulkner / Steve Van Wyk play each other, in the 3rd Round, on Monday 5th August.
 
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Following his performances in Wales last year, Dan Cookman has again been selected to play for Bowls England in the Junior International Series to be held at Belmont BC, Belfast, Ireland, on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September.
 
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The 50/50 winner this week is Neil Richmond with number 5. Well done Neil.
 
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Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League positions.

Tuesday 16th July. NFWBA Ladies Team at Home versus Highcliffe. The Ladies hit the mark again, following last weeks rest, with a second consecutive maximum points winRinks 2 - 0. Shots 47 - 21. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 16th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Lyndhurst. Back to winning ways for the 1st Team but with only two games left will need a big win in the next match against leaders Fordingbridge, Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 72 - 59. Points 6 - 2.

Thursday 18th July. B&DWBA Ladies Team at Home versus Argyll. A close game but the ladies prevail with maximum points to stay top by 12 points. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 33 - 28. Points 6 - 0.

Thursday 18th July. NFBA Men's A Team BYE No Match.

Thursday 18th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Totton & Eling A. A very close exciting game but the B Team came second. A couple of good wins in their last two matches should see them climb up the table. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 33 - 36. Points 1 - 3.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Mixed B Team at Home versus Pelhams Sea Hawks. Another close game for the B Team but still lose out on the win. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 30 - 32. Points 2 - 4.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team Away versus New Milton. The 1st Team drop down to 5th after this disastrous visit to New Milton Rinks 2 - 1. Shots 71 - 19. Points 8 - 2.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Mixed A Team at Home versus Milford on Sea A. The A Team jump back up to 4th after this good win and lie only 7 points off of 2nd place. Rinks 2.5 - 0.5. Shots 58 - 37. Points 9 - 1.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 22nd July. Delayed Green Opening. 1.00pm

Monday 22nd July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Monday 22nd July. BH Golden Girls West Area Final at Bournemouth. 6.00pm start. Feat. Helen Blackiston & Christine Pentelow versus Doreen Harrison & Jacqui Meager (Southbourne).

Tuesday 23rd July. NFWBA Ladies Away versus New Milton 2. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 23rd July. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Fordingbridge. 6.00pm start.

Thursday 25th July. B&DWBA Ladies Team Away versus Ferndown 2. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 25th July. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Downton. 6.00pm start.

Thursday 25th July. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus New Milton D. 6.00pm start.

Friday 26th July. BH Mixed Top Club Team Away versus Highcliffe.6.0pm start.

Saturday 27th July. B&DBA Mixed B Team Away versus Fordingbridge Forresters. 10.00am start.

Saturday 27th July. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team at Home versus Kings Park. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 27th July. B&DBA Mixed A Team Away versus Bournemouth C. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 27th July. BH Men's Pairs Quarter & Semi Finals at Banister Park. 10.00am start. Feat. Jake Palmer & Tony Nixon and Peter Ward & Dan Cookman.

Sunday 28th July. Bournemouth Open Begins. 6.00pm start.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a match.


 

It is with great sadness that I have to report the recent passing of Alan Boyt.

Although Alan was not seen at the club very often in the last couple of years, he was an active bowler and popular member of the club. His last accolade was as part of the winning Autumn Triples team in 2021.

Alan's funeral will take place at 2.30pm on Thursday 1st August at Bournemouth Crematorium.

Alan will be very much missed by members and our deep condolences go out his family and friends.

Further details of Alan's funeral will be posted when known.

Kindest regards,
Chris Dalrymple

 
Following the Fun Day with Town Councillors and Rugby Club Members, three weeks ago, we have received two wonderful Thank You cards from the Town Mayor and Ringwood Town Council. They are pinned to the club noticeboard and read as follows.
 
Dear Barry & Team,
Thank you so much for hosting Sunday. We all had a fun filled afternoon and enjoyed the opportunity to chat over the delightful buffet. The event highlighted the joy of community engagement and I look forward to the re-match at Ellingham and Ringwood Rugby Club.
Please pass on my thanks to the members who put in so much effort to make the afternoon happen. It really is appreciated.
We have put a post on the Town Council Website with a picture of the teams. Do take a look if you can. It is under the News Section.
Kind Regards 
Rae
Town Mayor     (Note. Click on the highlighted News Section text to view)
 
To All at Ringwood Bowling Club,
Thank you for such a great Sunday afternoon. We all had a great time.
With Best Wishes from
Ringwood Town Council
 
We have also had a Thank You card from Debbie Perryman,following her practice sessions last week, which is also on the club noticeboard and reads as follows.
 
To Ringwood Bowls Members,
Thank you all so much for such a lovely welcome. I've enjoyed my short time here. I hope to see you all next year.
Debbie x
Debbie kindly made a donation to the club consisting of cash,  two packs each of tea bags, coffee and biscuits.
 
 
Our President Doug and General Secretary Chris are currently enjoying their cruise on the P&O Arcadia
This weeks 50/50 winner was drawn, on board, by the ship's Captain
And the Winner is Lee Carter with number 36
Well done Lee who will most likely invest his winnings into a Lager Fund
 
 
5050 Draw 13.07.24
 
Congratulations and Well Done to the following.
Sharon Varndell who won her Quarter Final match in the Bowls Hampshire West Area Ladies 2 Wood Singles at Banister Park on Monday. Unfortunately, she lost the Semi Final, played on the same day, by 1 shot, 14 - 13.
Sadly, on the same day, Lee Croad lost his Quarter Final match in the Bowls Hampshire West Area Men's 2 Wood Singles.
 
The two Ringwood Pairs of Jake Palmer/Tony Nixon and Peter Ward/Dan Cookman won their respective Bowls Hampshire West Area Men's Pairs Semi Finals at New Milton on Wednesday. They progress to play in the Last Eights Quarter & Semi Finals at Banister Park on Saturday 27th July.
 
Peter Ward who has won through to play Alan Forrest (Fleming Park) in the Bowls England Men's Champion of Champions - Hampshire (Mid/West) Area Final, being played on 15 July.
 
Derrick Fulker and Derick Faulkner who have won through to play in the Bowls Hampshire West Area Men's Golden Pairs Final, to be played at at Banister Park on Tuesday 6th August, against Keith Allen and Ian Chapman (Highcliffe).
 
Mark Brocklebank, Steve Hill, John Sanderson and Lee Croad who won their Bowls Hampshire Fours Quarter Final yesterday at Banister Park. In the Semi Final, they came up against a strong Fleming Park side but sadly lost 18 - 7.
 
Sharon Varndell, Helen Blackiston and Carol Broomfield won their Quarter Final and Semi Final Triples matches today and go through to the Bowls Hampshire Women's Triples Final against New Milton at Banister Park on either the 3rd or 4th August.
 
Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League positions.

Tuesday 9th July. NFWBA Ladies Team No Match, Reserve Week.

Tuesday 9th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus New Milton B. The gap widens at the top but the 1st Team stay second following a close game but disappointing result against the bottom club. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 63 - 69. Points 2 - 6.

Thursday 11th July. B&DWBA Ladies Team No Match, Reserve Week.

Thursday 11th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus New Milton A. The A Team stay bottom after another disappointing result but come back home with a point.Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 76 - 50. Points 7 - 1.

Thursday 11th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Fordingbridge C. A great maximum points win for the B Team closes the gap betwen these two teams to half a point.Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 49 - 27. Points 4 - 0.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Mixed B Team at Home versus Poole Park Mallards.  A close tussle in this bottom of the table clash but the B Team stay just above the relegation zone. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 30 - 36. Points 2 - 4.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team at Home versus Bournemouth. The 1st Team close the gap on 3rd place Bournemouth after this much needed win. Rinks 1 - 2. Shots 57 - 44. Points 8 - 2.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Mixed A Team Away versus Moordown A. The A Team drop down another place after returning from Moordown with no points. Rinks 3 - 0. Shots 59 - 30. Points 10 - 0.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 15th July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Monday 15th July. Bowls England Family Pairs Hampshire Area Final. Sharon Varndell and Dan Cookman versus Brent Riste (Portsmouth Water (Men) at Ringwood. 6.00pm start.

Monday 15th July. Bowls England Men's Champion of Champions - Hampshire (Mid/West) Area Final. Peter Ward versus Alan Forrest (Fleming Park) at Ringwood. 6.00pm start.

Tuesday 16th July. NFWBA Ladies at Home versus Highcliffe. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 16th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Lyndhurst. 6.00pm start.

Wednesday 17th July. Mixed Top Club Team Away versus Braeside.6.0pm start.

Wednesday 17th July. Bowl England Men's Top Club Hampshire (Mid/West) Area Final. Sports Centre, Southampton versus Boscombe Cliff at Ringwood. 6.00pm start.

Thursday 18th July. B&DWBA Ladies Team at Home versus Argyll. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 18th July. NFBA Men's A Team. BYE No Match.

Thursday 18th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Totton & Eling A. 6.00pm start.

Friday 19th July. Bowls England Men's Senior Pairs Hampshire (Mid/West) Area Final. Michael Squires (Boscombe Cliff) versus John Keat (Sports Centre, Southampton) at Ringwood. 6.15pm start.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Mixed B Team at Home versus Pelhams Sea Hawks. 10.00am start.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team Away versus New Milton. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Mixed A Team at Home versus Milford on Sea A. 2.00pm start.

Sunday 21st July. Bowls Hampshire Senior Fours Final versus Cove at Banister Park. start TBA. Feat. Mark Brocklebank, Steve Van Wyk, Derrick Fulker and Peter Ward.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a match.


 

 
 Congratulations and Well Done to the following.
Sharon Varndell, Helen Blackiston and Carol Broomfield who have won through to the Bowls Hampshire West Area Women's Triples Finals and will play against Sandy Elder's Team (New Milton) in the Quarter Final at Banister Park on Sunday 14th July at 10.00am. The winner of this match will play in the Semi Final on the same day.
 
Helen Blackiston and Chris Pentelow have won through to the Bowls Hampshire West Area Women's Golden Girls Final and will play against a pair from either Argyll or Southbourne on Monday 22nd July. Venue and Time TBA.
 
Jake Palmer & Tony Nixon and also Peter Ward & Dan Cookman will each play teams from Boscombe Cliff in the Bowls Hampshire West Area Men's Pairs Semi Finals at New Milton on Wednesday 10th July at 6.00pm. 
 
Mark Brocklebank, Steve Hill, Jon Sanderson and Lee Croad won their Bowls Hampshire West Area 1 Fours Final, on Monday, and proceed to the West Area Final against another Boscombe Cliff team on Saturday 13th July at Banister Park. 10.00am start.
 
Peter Ward and Sharon Varndell have won through to the Bowls England Mixed Pairs Hampshire (Mid/West) Area Final and will play against a Team from Banister Park. Match to be played by Monday 22nd July.
 
Peter Ward, Dan Cookman, Sharon Varndell and Carol Broomfeld have won through to the Bowls England Mixed Fours Hampshire / Isle of Wight Area Final and will play against Nick Hardy's Team (Alton Social). Match to be played by Thursday 18th July.
 
Sadly, Mark Brocklebank, Lee Croad and Tony Nixon lost their Bowls Hampshire West Area 2 Triples Final, against a Boscombe Cliff team, on Thursday.
 
Today, Sunday 7th July, Mark Brocklebank, Steve Van Wyk, Derrick Fulker and Peter Ward won their Bowls Hampshire Senior Fours Semi Final against Milton Park Men at Banister Park. The Final was rained off and will be played on Sunday 21st July at Banister Park
 
The 50/50 winner this week is Dennis Newham with number 35. Well done Dennis.
 
Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League positions.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFWBA Ladies Team at Home versus Downton. The Ladies go back to the top of the table, after this close match,  with another maximum points win. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 35 - 31. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFBA Men's 1st Team Awayversus Braeside. A very close game on the Braeside carpet. With the match all square, before the last end, Ringwood couldn't quite cross the line and lost by 2 shots. Rinks 2½ - 1½. Shots 72 - 70. Points 6.5 - 1.5.

Thursday 4th July. B&DWBA Ladies Team Awayversus Boscombe Cliff. A second maximum points win on the bounce for the Ringwood Ladies opens up the gap at the top to 8 pointsRinks 0 - 2. Shots 22 - 38. Points 0 - 6.

Thursday 4th July. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Fordingbridge B. The A Team stay bottom after another disappointing performance but managed to salvage a point.Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 66 - 90. Points 1 - 7.

Thursday 4th July. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Verwood A. This bottom of the table clash was an exciting match which ended up in a draw, so no change in the league placesRinks 1 - 1. Shots 20 - 20. Points 2 - 2.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Mixed B Team Away versus Knyveton Kestrels. A tough game for the B team but they manage to win a rink which keeps them one point above the relegation zoneRinks 1 - 1. Shots 48 - 34. Points 4 - 2.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team Away versus Branksome Park. Another disappointing performance from the 1st Team but they stay in fourth place, despite no points from this gameRinks 3 - 0. Shots 81 - 36. Points 10 - 0.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Mixed A Team at Home versus Kings Park A. The A Team drop down one place to fourth following this defeat at the hands of the League leadersRinks 0 - 3. Shots 42 - 50. Points 0 - 10.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 8th July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Monday 8th July. Bowls Hampshire West Area Ladies 2 Wood Singles Quarter & Semi Finals at Banister Park. 6.00pm start. Feat. Sharon Varndell.

Monday 8th July. Bowls Hampshire West Area 2 Men's 2 Wood Singles Quarter & Semi Finals at Banister Park. 6.00pm start. Feat. Lee Croad.

Tuesday 9th July. NFWBA Ladies. No Match, Reserve Week.

Tuesday 9th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus New Milton B. 6.00pm start.

Wednesday 10th July. Bowls Hampshire West Area Men's Pairs Semi Finals at New Milton. 6.00pm start. Feat. Jake Palmer & Tony Nixon and Peter Ward & Dan Cookman.

Thursday 11th July. B&DWBA Ladies Team. No Match, Reserve Week.

Thursday 11th July. NFBA Men's A Team. Away versus New Milton A. 6.00pm start.

Thursday 11th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Fordingbridge C. 6.00pm start.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Mixed B Team at Home versus Poole Park Mallards. 10.00am start.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team at Home versus Bournemouth. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Mixed A Team Away versus Moordown A. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 13th July. Bowls Hampshire West Area Men's Fours Final at Banister Park. 10.00am start. Feat. Mark Brocklebank, Steve Hill, Jon Sanderson and Lee Croad.

Sunday 14th July. Bowls Hampshire West Area Women's Triples Q/F's and S/F's Finals at Banister Park. 10.00am start. Feat. Sharon Varndell, Helen Blackiston and Carol Broomfield.

 

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a match.


 

The Bowls Equipment Shed key has now been returned and is back on it's hook in the clubhouse. Hopefully, it won't happen again. Apologies are due to Hillary Edge and Lee Croad who could not play their 2 Wood Singles match on Friday evening.

Debbie Perryman is a member of the Spanish International Bowls team who will be playing in the European Championships being played in September at Ayr, in Scotland, on grass. Debbie is staying with our Carol Brooomfield, who is the Assistant Manager to the Spanish International Bowls team, from July 4th to July 9th. Debbie has never played on grass before and needs get up to speed with practice on this surface. The Club's Management Committee has given Debbie permission to use our green for practice provided that a temporary membership form is completed and that she is accompanied by a fully paid up member at all times. Her practice times to be fitted around any arranged games using vacant rinks, dates and times. For this, Debbie will be invited to make a donation to the club.

If any member fancies practising with an International Player, to give Debbie some opposition and experience of match play on grass, please contact Carol Broomfield on 07511 981120 or email (go to Members Contact List for address) to arrange dates and times. 

Congratulations and Well Done to the following.
Lee Croad who won his Bowls Hampshire West Area 2 Men's 2 Wood Singles Final match and progresses to the Quarter Final against Chris Daniels (Boscombe Cliff) to be played at Banister Park on Monday 8th July. 6.00pm start. The winner of this match plays in the Semi Final on the same evening.
 
Unfortunately, Sue Hurley (Lymington) couldn't play Sharon Varndell on Monday and so, Sharon progresses to the Bowls Hampshire West Area Ladies 2 Wood Singles Quarter & Semi Finals at Banister Park on Monday 8th July. 6.00pm start.
 
Sharon Varndell and Dan Cookman have won through to play in the Bowls England Family Pairs Hampshire Area Final against Brent Riste (Portsmouth Water (Men), Hampshire (East/North).
 
Mark Brocklebank, Lee Croad and Tony Nixon have won through to play in the Bowls Hampshire West Area 2 Triples Final, against a Boscombe Cliff team, at Southbourne on Thursday 4th July at 6.00pm.
 
This weeks 50/50 Club winner is Helen Blackiston. Well done Helen.
 
Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League positions.

Tuesday 25th June. NFWBA Ladies Team BYE. The Ladies drop down to second place but have a game in hand over leaders New Milton who have one point more than Ringwood.

Tuesday 25th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Awayversus Highcliffe. This close encounter ended with the first loss of the season for the 1st Team. However, Ringwood stay top with a slender 1.5 point lead. Rinks 1½ - 2½. Shots 74 - 69. Points 5.5 - 2.5.

Thursday 27th June. B&DWBA Ladies Team at Home versus Moordown. Another fine performance from the Ladies and a maximum points win opens the gap between them and second place, Southbourne B, by 8 points. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 36 - 26. Points 6 - 0.

Thursday 27th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Highcliffe A. The second Men's loss to a Highcliffe team in the same week.This result keeps the A team rooted to the bottom of the table.Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 61 - 74. Points 1 - 7.

Thursday 27th June. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Highcliffe C. Ringwood could not field a team for this match which unfortunately, meant that Ringwood could not achieve a victory against a Highcliffe team this week. Rinks 0 - 0. Shots 0 - 0. Points 4 - 0.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Mixed B Team Away versus Lyndhurst Lasers. Unfortunately, a team couldn't be assembled to play this match either.  Rinks 0 - 0. Shots 0 - 0. Points 6 - 0.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff. A tough game versus the top team which finds the 1st Team in 4th place in the league table. Rinks 2 - 1. Shots 72 - 31. Points 8 - 2.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Mixed A Team at Home versus Bournemouth B. Despite a good performance and win, the A team drop to third place on equal points with Milford on Sea due to rinks difference. Rinks 1½ - 1½. Shots 52 - 48. Points 7 - 3.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 1st July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Monday 1st July. Bowls Hampshire West Area 1 Fours Final at Southbourne. 6.00pm start. Feat. Mark Brocklebank, Steve Hill, Jon Sanderson and Lee Croad.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFWBA Ladies. at Home versus Downton. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Braeside. 6.00pm start.

Wednesday 3rd July. Ringwood School Students Tuition. 3.15pm. Willing helpers required. Phone Barry Vaughan on 07714 299194.

Thursday 4th July. B&DWBA Ladies Team. Away versus Boscombe Cliff. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 4th July. NFBA Men's A Team. at Home versus Fordingbridge B. 6.00pm start.

Thursday 4th July. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Vewood A. 6.00pm start.

Thursday 4th July. Bowls Hampshire West Area 2 Final at Southbourne. 6.00pm start. Feat. Mark Brocklebank, Lee Croad and Tony Nixon

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Mixed B Team Away versus Knyveton Kestrels. 10.00am start.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team Away versus Branksome Park. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Mixed A Team at Home versus Kings Park A. 2.00pm start.

Sunday 7th July. Bowls Hampshire Senior Fours Finals at Banister Park from 10:00. Feat. Mark Brocklebank, Steve Van Wyk, Derrick Fulker and Peter Ward.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a match.


 

 
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Barry Vaughan's Report on today's Fun Day with Town Councillors and Rugby Club Members.
On a beautiful and sunny afternoon approximately 30 bowlers and friends visited the Club.
Before the start of afternoon the spider challenge was tried by all which resulted in Doug being named winner.
After that 4 rinks of triples were bowled with tuition being offered as necessary to the visitors. It was very apparent that some of the visitors had bowled before and were of very good standards.
After 8 ends all retired to the Clubhouse to a superb buffet which included everything from hot dogs to eccle cakes and victoria sponge.
The bar did excellent service and Debbie and Frank set up and ran a very successful raffle resulting in £50 profit for the Club.
Amongst the guests from the Council included the Lady Mayoress who expressed her delight and enjoyment of the afternoon.
Various members of the Rugby Club have asked to continue the link and the wish to bring teams to bowl at RBC.

Click on the image above to view a couple of piccies.
It was also good to see Roy Tutt as a visitor to watch the fun.
An outstanding success thanks to the efforts of a great team of bowlers and helpers.
 
You will have noticed that the installation of the Solar Panels, at the clubhouse, has now been completed. The system is up and running and with all this lovely sun is working overtime generating electricity for us and sending back to the grid.
Post installation documents have been sent to the Distribution Network Operator and they will be forwarded to us, following their approval.
Also, the data-logger, which will allow us to monitor the electricity generation and usage, is expected to be installed on Monday 24th June.
I'm sure you will join me in thanking Barry Vaughan for all the hard work he has done to facilitate this venture which will improve and eventually save money for the club.
 
PAT testing in the clubhouse will also be taking place on Monday morning, 24th June, which should not be too disruptive.
 
Congratulations and Well Done to the following.
Sharon Varndell who plays Sue Hurley (Lymington) in the Bowls Hampshire West Area Ladies 2 Wood Singles Final at Banister Park on Monday 24th June. 6.00pm start. 
Lee Croad who plays Peter Knight(Fordingbridge) in the Bowls Hampshire West Area Men's 2 Wood Singles Final at Boscombe Cliff on Monday 24th June. 6.30pm start. 
Mark Brocklebank, Steve Hill, Jon Sanderson and Lee Croad who play a Boscombe Cliff team in the Bowls Hampshire West Area 1 Fours Final to take place on Monday 1st July at Southbourne. 6.00pm start.
Mark Brocklebank, Steve Van Wyk, Derrick Fulker and Peter Ward who have won through to play in the Bowls Hampshire Senior Fours Finals. The Semi Finals and Final take place on Sunday 7th July at Banister Park from 10:00.
 
This weeks 50/50 Club winner is John Sanderson. Well done John.
 
Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League positions.

Monday 17th June. Bowls Hampshire Men's County Club Away versus Boscombe Cliff. The Men's 1st Team gave Boscombe Cliff a fright and run for their money but eventually came second by only 5 shotsShots 70 - 65.

Tuesday 18th June. NFWBA Ladies Team Away versus Lyndhurst. Despite a loss in this close game, the ladies remain in top place, by 1 point. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 47 - 42. Points 4 - 2.

Tuesday 18th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Homeversus Waterside. With the match at all square before the last end it was a nervy finish for both teams. Ringwood came out winners by 2 shots to cement their top place position, 5 points above Fordingbridge. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 70 - 68. Points 6 - 2.

Thursday 20th June. B&DWBA Ladies Team at Home versus Southbourne B. This top of the table clash resulted in a great win for Ringwood who stay in top place by 4 points.Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 34 - 27. Points 4 - 2.

Thursday 20th June. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Lyndhurst A. This bottom of the table clash resulted in a great maximum points win for Ringwood closing the gap, on their bottom place position, to 2 points.Rinks 0 - 4. Shots 46 - 89. Points 0 - 8.

Thursday 20th June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Fordingbridge D. Unfortunately, Ringwood could only field one rink which made their task more difficult, sacrificing 1 rink and 10 points. This loss drops the 'B' team to bottom position, by 2 points. Rinks 0 - 2. Shots 18 - 30. Points 0 - 4.

Saturday 22nd June. Bowls England Men's Top Club Away versus Boscombe Cliff. Played at 10.00 am, the Men's 1st Team sadly lost this Quarter Final match, against arch rivals Boscombe Cliff, 3 - 2.

Saturday 22nd June. B&DBA Mixed B Team at Home versus Fordingbridge Flyers. After two wins since the last bulletin, the 'B' team sadly couldn't make it three in a row. Rinks 0 - 2. Shots 27 - 48. Points 0 - 6.

Saturday 22nd June. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team Away versus Argyll. Similarly , the 1st Team couldn't make it 5 wins in a row and suffered at the hands of Argyll. Rinks 3 - 0. Shots 64 - 33. Points 10 - 0.

Saturday 22nd June. B&DBA Mixed A Team at Home versus Argyll B. A great maximum points victory for the 'A' team keeps them in second place on equal points with Bournemouth but with a better Rink difference. Rinks 3 - 0. Shots 57 - 42. Points 10 - 0.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 24th June. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Monday 24th June. BH West Area Ladies 2 Wood Singles Final at Banister Park. Sharon Varndell versus Sue Hurley (Lymington). 6.00pm start.

Monday 24th June. BH West Area Men's 2 Wood Singles Final at Boscombe Cliff. Lee Croad versus Peter Knight(Fordingbridge). 6.30pm start.

Tuesday 25th June. NFWBA Ladies. BYE.

Tuesday 25th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Highcliffe. 6.00pm start.

Wednesday 26th June. Ringwood School Students Tuition. 3.15pm. Willing helpers required. Phone Barry Vaughan on 07714 299194.

Thursday 27th June. B&DWBA Ladies Team. at Home versus Moordown. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 27th June. NFBA Men's A Team. at Home versus Highcliffe A. 6.00pm start.

Thursday 27th June. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Highcliffe C. 6.00pm start.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Mixed B Team Away versus Lyndhurst Lasers. 10.00am start.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Mixed A Team at Home versus Bournemouth B. 2.00pm start.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a match.


 

 
The installation of Solar Panels at the clubhouse will be undertaken on the 29th May and will involve the partial closure of the Car Park, for contractor vehicles, and some disruption inside the Clubhouse as the electricity will have to be turned off, for a short period, during the day.
There are no restrictions on the use of the green during the installation apart from the Car Park.
Ringwood Town Councillors debated the Club solar panel installation proposal at a meeting on the 22nd May. They were 'bowled' over (their words not Barry's) by the idea and there was a unanimous acceptance for the work to go ahead.
The Club proposed that should the Council wish to promote a green agenda to promote Ringwood, photos of the Club were welcome , with the understanding that this would also help promote the Club.
The 16 panels will produce a maximum of 9 kW/h and the Club will have a battery storage system capable of holding 5,2kW. The battery will be installed clear of the west escape door. It is anticipated that the system will pay for itself over the next 6/7 years.
 
This weeks 50/50 Club winner is Bill Pentelow, number 17. Well done Bill.
 
This is the last News Bulletin for three weeks as I will be away in Ireland. It will be back again on the 23rd June.
 
Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League positions.

Monday 20th May. Bowls England Men's 2 Fours at Home versus Boscombe Cliff B. Playing under the banner of Ringwood B, the Men's 1st Team had a convincing first round winRinks 2 - 0. Shots 37 - 21.

Tuesday 21st May. NFWBA Ladies Team Away versus Braeside. A third consecutive maximum points win keeps the Ladies riding high on top. Rinks 0 - 6. Shots 25 - 53. Points 0 - 6.

Tuesday 21st May.  NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus New Milton B. The 1st Team retain their 2nd place spot after another good win. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 52 - 70. Points 1 - 7.

Tuesday 21st May. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Lyndhurst. This rain drenched match, reduced to 12 ends, resulted in another loss for the A TeamRinks 1 - 3. Shots 30 - 47. Points 1 - 7.

Thursday 23rd May. B&DWBA Ladies Team BYE.

Thursday 23rd May. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus New Milton A. The A Team held out for their first win of the season in a very close matchRinks 3 - 1. Shots 66 - 63. Points 7 - 1.

Thursday 23rd May. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Fordingbridge C. Another outstanding performance from the B Team conceding only 4 shots during the whole match. Rinks 0 - 2. Shots 4 - 24. Points 0 - 4.

Saturday 25th May. B&DBA Mixed B Team at Home versus Fordingbridge Forresters. Still no win for the Saturday B Team but they manage to stay above bottom place. Rinks 0 - 2. Shots 22 - 42. Points 0 - 6.

Saturday 25th May. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team Away versus Kings Park. The 1st Team stay in 2nd place after a good win. The loss of one rink gave Kings Park their first points of the season. Rinks 1 - 2. Shots 38 - 56. Points 2 - 8.

Saturday 25th May. B&DBA Mixed A Team at Home versus Bournemouth C. After another great win, the A Team stay in 2nd place, to Bournemouth B, by the very small margin of just 2 shots. Rinks 3 - 0. Shots 63 - 39. Points 10 - 0.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 27th May. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 28th May. NFWBA Ladies Team at Home versus New Milton 1. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 28th May. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Lyndhurst. 6.00pm start.

Tuesday 28th May. NFBA Men's A Team. at Home versus Lyndhurst. Rearranged match from Week 1. 6.00pm start.

Wednesday 29th May. Solar Panels installation at the clubhouse. See details above.

Thursday 30th May. B&DWBA Ladies Team. at Home versus Bournemouth Electric. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 30th May. NFBA Men's A Team. BYE.

Thursday 30th May. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus versus Totton and Eling A. 6.00pm start.

Saturday 1st June. B&DBA Mixed B Team Away versus Richmond Park Panthers. 10.00am start.

Saturday 1st June. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team at Home versus Braeside. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 1st June. B&DBA Mixed A Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff B. 2.00pm start.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a match.


 

Sadly, the game on the 31st May, against the Timber Trundlers, has been cancelled as they wanted a full six rink game and we were unable to accommodate that for various reasons.
 
Fordingbridge Bowling Club have recently had 8 solar panels installed on their clubhouse roof.
Barry Vaughan, having spoken to some of their members, noted that the cost of the installation at Fordingbridge is similar to what Ringwood BC we will be paying. However, in our case we will have a battery storage system and 16 solar panels for the same price.
The Council meeting to approve the work, at our club, will take place at the Forest Suite on Wednesday 22nd May at 7pm, for any members who wish to attend. The Ringwood Town Clerk has recommended acceptance of the proposal.
 
Somebody 'accidentally' took Barry Vaughan's bowls jumper from the rails, at the end of rink 2, on Saturday. That person is forgiven if they return it.
 
The 50/50 Club was drawn by a member of Milford on Sea club and the lucky winner is Peter Smith, number 13. Well done Peter, see you at the Bar.
 
Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League positions.

Tuesday 14th May. NFWBA Ladies Team at Homeversus Highcliffe. Another great performance and maximum points win keeps the Ladies in top position. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 51 - 24. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 14th May.  NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Braeside. Despite losing two rinks, the 1st Team secure another win to secure their 2nd place spot. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 82 - 66. Points 6 - 2.

Thursday 16th May. B&DWBA Ladies Team at Home versus Ferndown 2. Another close game but back to winning ways, this time the ladies come out with maximum points. Unfortunately, the B&DWBA website does not have published league tables as yet. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 38 - 31. Points 6 - 0.

Thursday 16th May. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Fordingbridge B. The A team came second again but now have points on the board. Although the published league table is incorrect, the A Team stay in bottom position. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 80 - 72. Points 6 - 2.

Thursday 16th May. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Verwood A. Another great performance from the B Team and they stay on top, dropping only half a point after 3 gamesRinks 1.5 - 0.5. Shots 36 - 24. Points 3.5 - 0.5.

Saturday 18th May. B&DBA Mixed B Team Away versus Pelhams Sea Hawks. Sadly, another loss for the B Team but they manage to stay off the bottom of the table due to better shots differenceRinks 2 - 0. Shots 26 - 19. Points 6 - 0.

Saturday 18th May. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team at Home versus New Milton. A great maximum points win results in a jump up the table into 3rd position. Rinks 3 - 0. Shots 53 - 34. Points 10 - 0.

Saturday 18th May. B&DBA Mixed A Team Away versus Milford on Sea A. A nail biting end to this closely fought match resulted in a win for the A Team which raises them up to 2nd spot. Rinks 1 - 2. Shots 48 - 55. Points 2 - 8.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 20th May. Delayed Green Opening. 1.00pm.

Monday 20th May. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 21st May. NFWBA Ladies Team Away versus Braeside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 21st May. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus New Milton B. 6.00pm start.

Tuesday 21st May. NFBA Men's A Team. at Home versus Lyndhurst. Rearranged match from Week 1. 6.00pm start.

Wednesday 22nd May. Ringwood School Students Tuition. 3.15pm. Willing helpers required. Phone Barry Vaughan on 07714 299194.

Thursday 23rd May. B&DWBA Ladies Team. BYE

Thursday 23rd May. NFBA Men's A Team. at Home versus New Milton A. 6.00pm start.

Thursday 23rd May. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Fordingbridge C. 6.00pm start.

Saturday 25th May. B&DBA Mixed B Team at Home versus Fordingbridge Forresters. 10.00am start.

Saturday 25th May. B&DBA Mixed 1st Team Away versus Kings Park. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 25th May. B&DBA Mixed A Team at Home versus Bournemouth C. 2.00pm start.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a match.