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Overall, a good start to the new season for the League Teams. Of the seven matches, we won 5 and lost 2.
Tuesday 30th April. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away at Braeside.
First game in the New Forest saw Ringwood 1st team off to a great start 80 shots to Ringwood and 65 shots to Braeside. 7.5 points from a potential 8, three winning rinks and one drawn.
Mel Barrett, Ed Melton and Pete Ward won 20-19.
Barrie Seymour, Bryan Tanner and Derrick Fulker won 20-18.
Rob Huggett, Derick Faulkner and Steve Van Wyk won 19-7.
Geoff Bell, Steve Burns and Lee Croad drew 21 shots each.
Tuesday 30th April. NFBA Men's A Team at Home against Braeside.
Likewise, the 'A' team had a good but very close win. 67 shots to Ringwood (6 points) and 65 shots to Braeside (2 points).
Dennis Carr, Doug Dalrymple and Mick Miller won 23-16.
Mel Jones, Allan Mason and Brian Harrington won 17-13.
Ian Stewart, Dennis Newham and John Stone lost 12-13.
Doug Jones, John Game and Brian Tester lost 15-18.
Thursday 2nd May. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away against Poole Park.
A fantastic performance by the ladies, winning by 30 shots, 57-27 to take all 6 points.
Sharon Varndell's rink won 34-11 and Helena Webber's rink won 23-16. Anne
Thursday 2nd May. NFBA Men's B Team at Home against Milford A.
Likewise, a great win from the 'B' team winning by 32 shots. 72 shots to Ringwood (6.5 points) and 40 shots to Milford (1.5 points).
Frank Senior, Dan Cookman and Jim Sillitoe won 23-4.
David Lewis, Barry Vaughan and George Dickso won 21-6.
Roy Tutt, Fred Alderman and Paul Wright drew 17-17.
Alan Mitchell, Patrick Pope and Frank Billett lost 11-13.
Saturday 4th May. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home against Fordingbridge.
Geoff Bell, Dan Cookman, Steve Burns and Lee Croad won 28-9. Mel Barrett, Fred Alderman, Ed Melton and Pete Ward won 21-9.
Brian Harrington, Barry Vaughan, Derrick Fulker and Steve Van Wyk won 16-12.
Rob Huggett, Barrie Seymour, Bryan Tanner and Derick Faulkner lost 8-33.
Saturday 4th May. B&DBA Men's A Team Away against Fordingbridge A.
Sorry can’t send you the result sheet as the home team have that but can tell you that the score was Fordingbridge A 12 - Ringwood 2.
We lost by five shots overall 80 to 75. From a Ringwood point of view two rinks lost by one shot one rink lost by 3 shots and one rink won by one shot.
So we were robbed
Saturday 4th May. B&DBA Triples B Team Away against West Moors B.
Once again the trips were away and lost both rinks one rink 17-16 and the other 20-15 so once again a close game.
Coming Up Next Week
Monday 6th May. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.
Tuesday 7th May. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away against New Milton. 2.00pm start.
Tuesday 7th May. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away against Milford. 2.00pm start.
Tuesday 7th May. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home against Waterside. 6.15pm start.
Tuesday 7th May. NFBA Men's A Team Away against Iford Bridge. 6.15pm start.
Thursday 9th May. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home against Swanmore. 2.00pm start
Thursday 9th May. NFBA Men's B Team Away against Lyndhurst A. 6.15pm start.
Saturday 11th May. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away against Kings Park. 2.00pm start.
Saturday 11th May. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home against Swanage. 2.00pm start.
Saturday 11th May. B&DBA Triples B Team Away against Pelhams Sharks. 2.00pm start.
I am intending to do a Weekly Bulletin of events, results and other items of interest that happened during the previous week.
Here goes with the first one.
The Harry Wright Trophy got off to a good start last Monday. Good luck to all those taking part during the season.
There were good turnouts for both the Internal Friendly Matches, held on Saturday and the Open Day today.
Saturday was a bit cold, windy and slightly damp at times but was enjoyed by those who turned up.
There was a great turnout at todays Open Day. Although it was cloudy, happily the rain held off. Many thanks to all those who turned out to help introduce our visitors to the game of bowls. Hopefully we will gain some new members this year from todays activities.
Spotted on the Green before todays Open Day. Click on the picture to view full images.
Monday 29th April. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.
Tuesday 30th April. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away at Braeside. 6.15pm start.
Tuesday 30th April. NFBA Men's A Team at Home against Braeside. 6.15pm start.
Thursday 2nd May. B&DWBA Ladies' C Team Away against Poole Park. 2.00pm start
Thursday 2nd May. NFBA Men's B Team at Home against Milford A. 6.15pm start.
Saturday 4th May. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home against Fordingbridge. 2.00pm start.
Saturday 4th May. B&DBA Men's A Team Away against Fordingbridge A. 2.00pm start.
Saturday 4th May. B&DBA Triples B Team Away against West Moors B. 2.00pm start.
Please accept my apologies for the late publication of this News item.
At the Club Spring Meeting, held three weeks ago, Barrie Horne, Brian Terry and Bob Curtis were granted Honorary Lifetime Memberships of Ringwood Bowling Club.
The presentation, made by Derick Faulkner on behalf of our President Sharon Varndell, of Certificates and Badges was made in recognition of their many years of loyalty, service and dedication to our Club.
Many Congratulations to the Three Musketeers B's, Barrie, Brian and Bob and may they enjoy many years of Lifetime Membership.
Click on the Image below to view the presentation pictures.
I have made a couple of changes to the website that I hope will improve your enjoyment and use, thereof.
The Photo Gallery page has been changed. The photos are still the same but the presentation is different which I hope you will find more presentable and more enjoyable.
The Fixtures & Events page has changed. There is now full filtering so that you can show just the Fixtures & Events that are of particular interest to you, in the calendar.
Any problems or comments, please let me know.
This coming Saturday, 27th April, all Club Members are invited to take part in Internal Club Friendly Matches at 1.30pm for 2.00pm.
Format and teams will be decided on the day depending on how many turn up to play.
Dress code, club or white shirts and greys.
Please arrive promptly at 1.30pm so that the format and teams can be organised before 2.00pm
If you haven't got tickets for the Pre-Season Social Evening this coming Friday and would like to go, contact Frank or Debbie urgently as the final food order is being placed with the Con Club tomorrow.
See the earlier News Item for full details.
Also, if you are going to the Social Evening could you please check your ticket number/s to see if you have the ticket numbered '23'.
This ticket is not accounted for. However, in the event that you might have it, could you inform Frank or Debbie that it exists.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR BOWLING GREEN PREPARATION
JOBS TO DO PRIOR TO OPENING
MONDAY 1 APRIL at 0900
Pressure-wash black ditch matting - work party of around 6 persons would be ideal
MONDAY 8 APRIL at 0900
Clean out ditch drain holes, lay white polystyrene strips and black matting, position steps onto green. A work party of around
12 persons should help to complete the job within in a couple of hours.
If you can come along and help or have any queries, please phone Dave Lewis on 01425 470420 or 07914 622668