Ringwood Bowling Club

A friendly club on the fringe of the New Forest, close to Bournemouth

News

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On Wednesday 15th September, the Autumn Triples Final was eagerly contested. In this closely fought match, Frank Senior, Chris Pentelow and Doug Dalrymple took the lead for the first time, by one shot, after 12 ends. Alan Boyt, Chris Dalrymple and Brian Harrington then fought back to take the last four ends to win by 18 - 11. Congratulations and well played to all.

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On Friday 17th September, Helen Blackiston, Jenny Blake, Chris Pentelow and Debbie Senior made up a rink, playing for West Hampshire, in the Dolly Gore competition played between the four divisions of Hampshire. In the morning, West Hampshire beat North Hampshire with the Ringwood Ladies rink winning 19 - 18. West then played South but despite our Ringwood Ladies rink winning their rink 20 - 11, South won over all and took the cup for first place with West taking the cup for second place. East were third and North won the wooden bowl for fourth.

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On Saturday 18th September, Derick Faulkner, Derrick Fulker and Steve Van Wyk played a trio from Alexandra Bowling & Social Club of Portsmouth in a Semi Final of the Bowls Hampshire Two Wood Benevolent Triples competition. Played at Southbourne Bowling Club the match was closely fought but Alexandra came out winners by 18 - 8, to progress to the Final.

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Also on Saturday, Mark Brocklebank and Dan Cookman played for Hampshire versus Sussex in the Home Counties Final at Egham in Surrey. Sadly, Hampshire lost by 3 shots. Mark's rink lost by 1 shot and Dan's rink were all square.

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Following the Great Success of the two New Forest Bowling Association Final's Days, held at Ringwood, the following letter was presented to the Ladies and is posted on the Club Noticeboard.

To The Ringwood Ladies 

The main facets of the success of both events was down to the fabulous green presented by Paul and Mel, the superb catering by Helen Blackiston, Audrey Merrington, Debbie Senior, Anne Taylor & Jenny Blake and the all day bar by Brian Harrington. Also, a big thank you to all the other helpers who were instrumental in setting up before, helping during and taking down after the events. 

A BIG, All-ROUND, WELL DONE TO RINGWOOD BOWLING CLUB

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Events Coming Up

Thursday 23rd September. Management Committee Meeting. 6.00pm.

Sunday 26th September. The Green closes at 5.30pm.

Monday 27th September. Short Mat starts. Setting Up from 9.00am.

Saturday 16th October. Ladies Section AGM. 10.00am.

Friday 22nd October. Presentation & Social Evening at The Elm Tree. 6.30pm for 7.00pm. NB. Monies to Debbie Senior by 15th October.

Friday 5th November. Club Annual General Meeting. 6.30pm for 7.00pm start.

Sunday 7th November. NFBA Presentation Lunch. South Lawn Country House Hotel, Lymington. 12.30pm for 1.00pm.

Monday 8th November. NFBA AGM. Brockenhurst Bowling Club. 

Monday 15th November. Bingo Night, including Soup and Roll. 7.00pm start.

This is the last regular Weekly Bulletin of the year but keep looking out for News Items and email notifications throughout the rest of the year and winter. See you next season if not before.


 

More good things to report on this week, in chronological order.

With Mel Barrett back to full fitness, the remaining Club Singles Finals were played this week.

On Tuesday Mel came up against Dan Cookman who was in fine form for the Men's Singles. Congratulations to Dan who is this years Men's Club Champion, winning by 22 shots to 9.

The following day, Mel came up against Derrick Fulker in the Club Handicap Singles Final. After being behind for most of the game, Mel rallied in the last 3 of he 24 ends to take the title by 21 shots to 16. Congratulations to Mel.

The last Club Final to be resolved was played on the Thursday. Congratulations to Jenny Blake and Ted Huggins, who led all the way against Maureen Huggins and Mark Brocklebank, to win the Two Wood Pairs by 18 shots to 9.

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The second NFBA event, League Trophies Finals Day, was held at Ringwood on Saturday.

Congratulations and well done to our Men's 1st Team who lifted the Presidents Trophy again with a convincing 59 shot win over Braeside. Winning three rinks, the final shots score was 96 - 37.

You can view the photo's of the winners and runners up, with their trophies, from both of the NFBA Finals events, held at Ringwood, by clicking HERE. (scroll up and down to view all). 

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On Sunday morning the, all Ringwood, B&DBA Triples Final took place at Meyrick Park. Congratulations and well played to Ted Huggins, Richard Thomas & Dan Cookman who defeated Geoff Bell, Derick Faulkner & Derrick Fulker by 25 - 11.

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Coming Up Next Week

Wednesday 15th September. Autumn Triples Final. F.Senior, C.Pentelow, D.Dalrymple versus A.Boyt, S.Wyatt or C.Dalrymple (sub), B.Harrington. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 18th September. Bowls Hampshire Two Wood Triples Final at Southbourne Bowling Club. 1.00pm Semi Finals. 3.00pm Final. (Featuring Alexandra versus Ringwood - Derick Faulkner, Derrick Fulker and Steve Van Wyk.


 

Lots of good things to reflect on this week which are reported upon in chronological order.

Congratulations to Frank Senior, Chris Pentelow, Doug Dalrymple and Alan Boyt, Sue Wyatt or Chris Dalrymple (sub), Brian Harrington who have reached the Autumn Triples Final which will be played on Wednesday 15th September at 2.00pm.

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Congratulations and well done to our members who played at Leamington Spa in the Bowls England National Finals, giving great kudos to both themselves and the club. Details follow.

Pete Ward. Progressed in the Men's Two Bowl Singles Championship, playing three matches, to reach the Quarter Final stage where he lost 16 -11 to Edward Morris of Essex County.

Pete Ward and Sharon Varndell. Progressed, over two days, in the Mixed Pairs Competition, to reach the Semi Final stage where they lost 20 - 5 to Edward Morris & Elaine Score from Essex County South.

Lee Croad and Steven Hockham (Southbourne). In the Men's Senior Pairs, lost 20 - 16 in the First Round to Jerry Rumball & Philip Russell (Hertfordshire).

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On Friday, NFWBA Finals Day 1 at Lymington Bowling Club, Helen Blackiston, Chris Dalrymple and Jenny Blake sadly lost in the Jubilee Triples Final to Waterside, 18 - 16.

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Congratulations and well done to the Men's 1st team who came through with a late rally to end the B&DBA League season in Top position in section 1 of the afternoon triples. Details below.

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Congratulations and well done to our members who played in the NFBA Competition Finals Day held at Ringwood on Sunday. Details follow.

Triples. Neil Richmond, Dan Cookman and Steve Van Wyk lost 19 - 9 to Andy Wilson, Roly Ford and Alan Attenborough of Fordingbridge.

Fours. Derrick Fulker, Derick Faulkner, Allan Mason and Geoff Bell won 32 - 16 against Tim Winter, Dave Howell, Karen Winter and Eric Milson of New Milton.

Pairs. In this all Ringwood final, Pete Ward and Mike Whelan won 19 - 15 against Mark Brocklebank and Mel Barrett.

Champion of Champions. Lee Croad came through with a late rally to win 21 - 19 against Steve Burfield of New Milton.

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Congratulations and Well Done to our Ladies who played on Monday's NFWBA Finals Day 2 at Lymington Bowling Club.

Championship Pairs. Chris Pentelow and Helen Blackiston won 19 - 13 versus Gladys Pegram and Sharon Varndell (Braeside).

Cox's Two Wood Pairs. In this all Ringwood Final, Debbie Senior and Jenny Blake won 19 - 11 against Sue Wyatt and Mavis Hammond.

Our County 4 players, Helen, Jenny, Chris Pentelow and Debbie who got through to Banister Park this year have been invited back there to compete in the Dolly Gore with teams competing from North,South,West and East Hampshire on the 17th September.

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Results from Last Week

Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League/Cup positions.

Saturday 4th September . B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff. This great win secured top position in section 1 to end the season. Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 67 - 59. Points 12 - 2.

Saturday 4th September. B&DBA Triples A Team away versus Boscombe Cliff A. A convincing and big win away secured 7th place in the afternoon section 4 league. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 52 - 96. Points 2 - 12.

Saturday 4th September. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Milford on Sea C. Another good win secured the highly creditable position of 3rd in the morning triples section 3. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 54 - 27. Points 6 - 0.

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Coming Up Next Week

Tuesday 7th September. Men's Singles Final. Mel Barrett versus Dan Cookman. 3.00pm.

Wednesday 8th September. Handicap Singles Final.  Mel Barrett versus Derrick Fulker. 10.30am.

Thursday 9th September. Two Wood Pairs Final. Ted Huggins & Jenny Blake versus Mark Brocklebank & Maureen Huggins. 1.00pm.

Saturday 11th September. NFBA League Trophie's Finals Day at Ringwood Bowling Club.

                                          11.00am. Ringwood Shield. New Milton A or Verwood versus West Moors.

                                          3.00pm. President's Trophy. Braeside v Ringwood

Sunday 12th September. B&DBA Finals Day at Bournemouth B.C., Meyrick Park. 10.30am start. (Featuring the all Ringwood Triples Final, Ted Huggins, Richard Thomas & Dan Cookman versus Geoff Bell, Derick Faulkner & Derrick Fulker. 10.30am)


 

At long last, the new bowling mats have arrived. These yellow mats, kindly donated to the club by Mark Brocklebank, were held up by the blocking of the Suez Canal, when the container ship 'Ever Given' ran aground. Many thanks Mark, most appreciated.

Congratulations to the following lady players who have reached the NFWBA Competition Finals being played on 3rd and 6th September at Lymington Bowling Club:-

Jenny, Helen and Chris Dalrymple are playing in the Jubilee Triples against Waterside.

Debbie and Jenny are playing in the Cox‘s Pairs against Mavis and Sue, which means that Ringwood will be winning a Cup this year

Helen and Chris Pentelow are playing in the Cooley Goblets against Braeside.

This means that 7 out of our 10 lady league players who entered these competitions at the start of the season have made it into the finals.

Our County 4 players, Helen, Jenny, Chris Pentelow and Debbie who got through to Banister Park this year have been invited back there to compete in the Dolly Gore with teams competing from North,South,West and East Hampshire on the 17th September.

 

Results from Last Week

Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League/Cup positions.

Thursday 26th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Bournemouth Electric. The visit to Bournemouth sadly resulted in a loss in the last league match of the season. The 1st team finish in 6th place, above Pelhams C who are bottom of the table. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 33 - 28. Points 4 - 2.

Saturday 28th August . B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus Southbourne.The 1st Team top the table after a fine win away at Southbourne and now lead Knyveton Gardens by 5 points, after they lost at New Milton. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 51 - 77. Points 2 - 12.

Saturday 28th August. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Wimborne A. The A team stay in 7th place after this seven shot defeat. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 74 - 81. Points 4 - 10.

Saturday 28th August. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Bounemouth Bobcats.The B team stay in third place despite a heavy defeat at Bournemouth. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 39 - 27. Points 6 - 0.

Sunday 29th August. Club Finals Day Results

Ladies Singles - Jenny Blake beat Helen Blackiston 22-17
Junior Singles - Geoff Robins beat Brian Harrington 21-17
Veterans Singles - Helen Blackiston beat Derick Faulkner 21-20
45 Up - Allan Mason beat Derick Faulkner 48-42
2 Wood Singles - Pete Ward beat Lee Croad 17-15
H’cap Pairs - Derrick Fulker & Denis Carr beat Richard Thomas & Paul Wright 22-14
Mens Singles, H’cap Singles & 2 Wood Pairs still to be played.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 30th August. Autumn Triples, Semi-Finals. 5.00pm start.

Tuesday 31st August. Bowls England Men's Two Bowl Singles Championship Preliminary Round at Leamington Spa. 10.30am. (Featuring Pete Ward versus Ben Pauley (Poole Park)).

Thursday 2nd September. Bowls England Mixed Pairs Round of 32 at Leamington Spa. 9.30am (Featuring Pete Ward and Sharon Varndell versus Robert Hackwell (Ashford, Middlesex)).

Friday 3rd September. Bowls England Men's Senior Pairs (Over 55) Round 1 at Leamington Spa. 12.30pm (Featuring Lee Croad and Steven Hockham (Southbourne) versus Philip Russell (Welwyn & District, Hertfordshire (South/West)).

Friday 3rd September. NFWBA Finals Day 1 at Lymington Bowling Club. 2.00pm Start. (Featuring Helen Blackiston, Chris Dalrymple and Jenny Blake vs Waterside in the Jubilee Triples).

Saturday 4th September. B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 4th September. B&DBA Triples A Team away versus Boscombe Cliff A. 9.30am start.

Saturday 4th September. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Milford on Sea C. 10.00am start.

Sunday 5th  September. NFBA Finals Day at Ringwood Bowling Club. 10.00am start. (Featuring Pairs. Mark Brocklebank, Mel Barrett vs Pete Ward, Mike Whelan. Triples. Mar Brocklebank, Dan Cookman, Steve Van Wyck vs Andy Wilson (Fordingbridge). Fours. Derrick Fulker, DerickFaulkner, Geoff Bell, Allan Mason vs Eric Milson (New Milton). Champion of Champions. Lee Croad vs Steve Burfield (New Milton)).

Monday 6th September. NFWBA Finals Day 2 at Lymington Bowling Club. 11.00am Start. (Featuring Championship Pairs. Chris Pentelow and Helen Blackiston versus Gladys Pegram and Sharon Varndell (Braeside). Cox's Two Wood Pairs. Debbie Senior and Jenny Blake versus Sue Wyatt and Mavis Hammond).

 


 

 Presentation Social Evening


 

Congratulations and well done to the Men's 1st team who have won through to the final of the NFBA President's Trophy. The final takes place at Ringwood on Saturday 11th September against Braeside.

Congratulations and well done to the following who have progressed to the NFBA Competition Finals that take place at Ringwood on Sunday 5th September.

Pairs. Mark Brocklebank, Mel Barrett vs Pete Ward, Mike Whelan

Triples. Mar Brocklebank, Dan Cookman, Steve Van Wyck vs Andy Wilson (Fordingbridge)

Fours. Derrick Fulker, DerickFaulkner, Geoff Bell, Allan Mason vs Eric Milson (New Milton)

Champion of Champions. Lee Croad vs Steve Burfield (New Milton)

Results from Last Week

Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League/Cup positions.

Tuesday 17th August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Waterside. The 1st team finish their League campaign on a low loosing both rinks and finishing bottom of the table with 25 points. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 42 - 27. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 17th August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Waterside.Despite losing at home, the 2nd team finish their league season third from bottom on 32 points. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 27 - 33. Points 2 - 4.

Tuesday 17thAugust. NFBA Men's 1st Team Home & Away versus New Milton B. A great win sees the 1st team into the President's Trophy final. Shots 59 - 48.

Thursday 19th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Branksome Park A.

Saturday 21st August . B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Poole Park. A maximum points win leaves the 1st team just 3 points behind leaders Knyveton Gardens, with two games to go. Rinks 4 - 0. Shots 76 - 57. Points 14 - 0.

Saturday 21st August. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus Braeside A. Despite a great win in this close contest on the Braeside carpet, the A team stay third from bottom. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 71 - 75. Points 2 - 12.

Saturday 21st August. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Richmond Park A. A great maximum points win for the B team keeps them in third place. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 34 - 26. Points 6 - 0.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 23rd August. Autumn Triples, first match. 5.00pm start.

Thursday 26th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Bournemouth Electric. 2.00pm start.

Friday 27th August. Evening Aussie Pairs continues. 5.00pm start.

Saturday 28th August. B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus Southbourne. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 28th August. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Wimborne A. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 28th August. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Bounemouth Bobcats. 10.00am start.

Sunday 29th August. Club Finals Day. 10.00am start.


 

Congratulations to the ladies' teams for winning all of their league matches last week. Long may it continue.

There were two close encounters of the bowls kind on Friday:-

Sadly, Pete Ward lost his Bowls Hampshire 2 Wood Singles Final against Dave Sims of Alton by just one shot, 13 - 12.

Also, the Bowls England Two-Fours Mid/West Hampshire Area Final versus Atherley B was keenly fought. Needing 3 on the last end to force an extra end, Pete Ward's rink could only muster 2 and sadly, our Men's 1st team also lost by just one shot. 

 

 Results from Last Week

Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League/Cup positions.

Tuesday 10th August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Lyndhurst. A much needed win for the ladies but they stay rooted at the bottom of the table. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 36 - 30. Points 4 - 2.

Tuesday 10th August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus New Milton 2. This great win for the ladies lifts them off the bottom of the table. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 50 - 32. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 10thAugust. NFBA Men's 1st Team Home & Away versus Braeside A. The 1st team march on to the next round of the President's Trophy with this win.  Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 70 - 40.

Thursday 5th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Lymington. A superb win for the ladies in their first B&DWBA league match this month. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 39 - 31. Points 4 - 2.

Saturday 14th August . B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus New Milton. A close contest with Ringwood getting the victory by 5 shots which keeps them in second slot. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 68 - 73. Points 4 - 10.

Saturday 14th August. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus New Milton A. Another loss sees the A team drop another place in the table. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 61 - 76. Points 4 - 10.

Saturday 14th August. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus West Moors C. A close game but unfortunately another loss and no points for the B team. However, they stay in third place. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 43 - 37. Points 6 - 0.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 16th August. Autumn Triples, first match. 5.00pm start.

Tuesday 17th August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Waterside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 17th August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Waterside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 17th August. NFBA Men's 1st Team Home & Away versus New Milton B. 6.00pm start. (President's Trophy)

Thursday 19th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Branksome Park A. 2.00pm start.

Friday 20th August. Evening Aussie Pairs continues. 5.00pm start.

Saturday 21st August. B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Poole Park. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 21st August. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus Braeside A. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 21st August. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Richmond Park A. 10.00am start.


 

There was a good turnout of club members at Ringwood Conservative Club where Alan Grant's wake was held. Members joined Alan's son Neale and other members of his family and friends to reminisce and pay tribute to Alan's life and times at RBC. All attendees raised a glass to Alan at 12.45pm when his remains were being cremated at Southhampton. 

You may have noticed that hedges around the green are now nicely trimmed. A big thank you is due to all those members who turned out to do the hedge trimming, bagging up of cuttings, tidying up and disposal of the cuttings. Also, thanks also to Paul for supplying the pastries. Tasty.

Congratulations to Roger Clark who won the Harry Wright competition which concluded on Monday evening. Well done also to Fred alderman who was runner-up.

Congratulations to Pete Ward and Sharon Varndell who won there Bowls England Mixed Pairs - Area 13 - Hampshire (Mid/West) / Isle of Wight Final by 17 - 16 against Rob Crook of Littleton. Their entry into this competition was made in 2020, when Sharon was a playing member at Ringwood and was carried over to this year due to the Covid lockdown. They now play in the All-England Round of 32 @ Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa 9:30am & 12:30pm on Thursday 2nd September.

Congratulations to Geoff Bell, Allan Mason, Derick Faulkner and Derrick Fulker on reaching the NFBA Fours Final by defeating the Waterside team of James/Mitchell/Smith/Hawkins by 25-5 at New Milton. The Final will be played on Finals Day, Sunday 5th September, at Ringwood, against a team from either Fordingbridge or New Milton.

Congratulations to two Ringwood teams who played at Banister Park In the Bowls Hampshire Quarter & Semi Finals on Sunday 8th August. Unfortunately, the following happened.

Ladies Fours. Helen Blackiston, Jenny Blake, Chris Pentelow and Debbie Senior lost 18-8 to Andover.

Men's Fours. Mark Brocklebank, Dan Cookman, Lee Croad and Pete Ward lost 16-9 to Leigh Park.

 

Results from Last Week

Click on the coloured Team Names below to see the latest results and League/Cup positions.

Tuesday 3rd August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus New Milton. Another 6-0 loss keeps the 1st team at the bottom of the table. Rinks2 - 0. Shots 40 - 29. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 3rd August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team No match. Bye.

Tuesday 3rd August. NFBA Men's 1st Team Home & Away versus Highcliffe. A good win in the first round of the President's Trophy. Rinks 4 - 0. Shots 62 - 49.

Thursday 5th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team No match.

Thursday 5th August. NFBA Men's B Team Home & Away versus Verwood. This 1st round match in the Ringwood Shield was a close affair but sadly a loss for the B team. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 42 - 50.

Saturday 7th August . B&DBA Triples 1st Team No match. 

Saturday 7th August. B&DBA Triples A Team No match.

Saturday 7th August. B&DBA Triples B Team No match.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 9th August. Autumn Triples, first match. 5.00pm start.

Monday 9th August. Bowls Hampshire Ladies' Thornbery Trophy Area Finals. 2 Rinks. 6.00pm start.

Tuesday 10th August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Lyndhurst. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 10th August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus New Milton 2. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 10th August. NFBA Men's 1st Team Home & Away versus Braeside A. 6.00pm start. (President's Trophy)

Thursday 12th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Friday 13th August. Evening Aussie Pairs continues. 5.00pm start.

Friday 13th August. Men's 1st Team versus Atherley B at New Milton. 6.15pm start. (Bowls England Two-Fours Mid/West Hampshire Area Final)

Saturday 14th August. B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus New Milton. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 14th August. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus New Milton A. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 14th August. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus West Moors C. 10.00am start.