Ringwood Bowling Club

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


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Have you ever fancied having a go at playing bowls? Now's your chance; come along to our Open Day on Sunday 29th April. It runs from 10.00am until 3.30pm and is completely free! There will be members on hand to help you start bowling. One thing you must remember is wear a pair of flat shoes - the green is a sensitive surface!

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

As you may already know, this meeting will be held on Friday 6th April - 6.30pm for a 7.00pm prompt start. Click here to download a copy of the agenda which you should print out if possible and bring with you.

Ringwood Bowling Club is hosting the New Forest Women’s Bowling Association Coffee Morning on Friday 16th March 2018, starting at 10.00am.

There will be a Raffle, Lucky Egg, Egg Hunt  and various table games. Everyone welcome!

Entry fee is £1 (tickets available on the door) to include coffee or tea plus a biscuit – put your name on the back of your purchased ticket for the chance to win a Thornton Easter Egg.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Samples of the new Club Team shirts will be available to try on for all League players after lunchtime tomorrow (Saturday 27th January). Anne will leave details on how to provide information concerning the size of shirt required.

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Many congratulations to Derick Faulkner, Mel Barrett, Mike Whelan, Barrie Seymour and Doug Dalrymple, who were presented with their respective awards at the recent NFBA presentation ceremony. Pictures thanks to Audrey Barrett; click each one to see a full version.

More congratulations to Sharon Varndell for winning the Lilian Lynex Trophy. Here she is at the B & D WBA presentation yesterday, receiving the cup!

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Our New Forest League team, Ringwood B, played Lymington in the final of this Trophy on a bright and sunny morning at the end of the season recently. After an even start on all four rinks, Ringwood soon found themselves behind on all four rinks and, at the halfway point, looked to be out of it. Suddenly, the pendulum swung the other way and we were back in the game with a chance.

Ringwood carried the momentum on and, at the end, were drawing on one rink, winning on two and, behind on the last rink, went into the last end needing to get just one shot to win overall. There followed some superb bowling resulting in a really close head. Finally, however, Ringwood held the all-important shot and victory was secured.

Team Captain, Doug Dalrymple, said he was extremely proud of the team’s brilliant performance and wanted to thank all the players who took part in the whole tournament.

Well done, lads!

Here are a couple of pictures of the victors. Not quite ready on the left, official photo on the right!

Ivor Fourmy 2017

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