Ringwood Bowling Club

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

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.