Ringwood Bowling Club

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

News

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Ringwood Bowling Club welcomed Ringwood School back to bowls on Wednesday 16th June. Six year 8 boys turned up and worked in pairs through the obstacles laid out for them together with our members who volunteered to help.

They all had a wonderful time and seemed very keen with some showing natural ability. The teachers that accompanied them were enthusiastic and hopeful that they will tell their friends and encourage them to also come and try bowls.

The session finished with squash and chocolate biscuits and a resounding eagerness to come back next week.

Thank you to all the helpers, some of which rearranged a match to be able to help. A special thank you to Barry who in spite of numerous failed attempts persisted and achieved what is to be 5 weeks of youth learning to bowl at Ringwood Bowling Club.

Debbie


Ringwood Bowling Club have the honour of hosting some Bowls Hampshire Area Finals this year. The Details are:-

23rd July, 6pm, 2 rinks for Triples and 2 rinks for Pairs matches.

9th August, 10am, 2 rinks for the Thornbery Trophy.


Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 15th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus New Milton. After another heavy loss, the ladies drop down into second last place, above Lymington. Rinks 0 - 2. Shots 22 - 37. Points 0 - 6.

Tuesday 15thJune. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team No match. Bye.

Tuesday 15th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Lymington. Another great win keeps the 1st team on the top of the table by 4 points, from Fordingbridge. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 78 - 55. Points 6 - 2.

Thursday 17th June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lymington. A tough battle resulting with everything shared. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 19 - 19. Points 3 - 3.

Thursday 17th June. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Ringwood B. The 'A' team turned the tables on the 'B' team in this second encounter with a great win by 7 shots. Rinks 1 - 1 with two halved. Shots 59 - 66. Points 2 - 6.

Thursday 17th June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Ringwood A. See above.

Saturday 19th June . B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Southbourne. The 1st team climb into second place following this latest win. Rinks 2.5 - 1.5. Shots 67 - 52. Points 11 - 3.

Saturday 19th June. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus Wimborne A. Despite a good away win at Wimborne, the A team stay mid table. Rinks 1 - 1 with two halved. Shots 60 - 68. Points 4 - 10.

Saturday 19th June. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Bournemouth Bobcats. The B team climb into second spot following this emphatic win. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 36 - 28. Points 6 - 0.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 21st June . Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 22nd June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lyndhurst. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 22nd June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus New Milton 2. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 22nd June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Fordingbridge A. 6.15pm start. 

Thursday 24th June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Branksome Park. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 24th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus West Moors. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 24th June. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus West Moors A. 6.15pm start.

Saturday 26th June. B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 26th June. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff A.  2.30pm start.

Saturday 26th June. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Milford on Sea C. 10.00am start.


 

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 8th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lymington. Not a good start to the week for the Ladies with a loss leaving them in fifth place. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 52 - 20. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 8thJune. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Lymington. Despite losing, the second team reside in third place in the division. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 22 - 38. Points 2 - 4.

Tuesday 8th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Waterside. A fine win at Waterside places the 1st team at the top of the table.  Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 44 - 84. Points 1 - 7.

Thursday 10th June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Broadstone C. Not played. Bye.

Thursday 10th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Milford A. A close match for the A team who unfortunately finished second, leaving them in fifth place. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 70 - 78. Points 1 - 7. 

Thursday 10th June. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Highcliffe A. Despite winning this top of the table clash by just 2 shots, it leaves Ringwood in second place by just half a point. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 58 - 60. Points 2 - 6.

Saturday 12th June . B&DBA Triples 1st Team  Away versus Poole Park. A win, by the closest of margins, for the 1st team places them in third place. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 68 - 69. Points 2 - 12.

Saturday 12th June. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Braeside A. A resounding win places the A team half way in the table. Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 104 - 68. Points 12 - 2.

Saturday 12th June. B&DBA Triples B Team  Away versus Richmond Park A. A great 2 shot victory places the B team in 4th spot below Richmond Park with both teams on 24 points. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 31 - 33. Points 2 - 4.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 14th June . Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 15th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus New Milton  2.00pm start.

Tuesday 15thJune. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team  No match. Bye.

Tuesday 15thJune. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Lymington. 6.15pm start. 

Thursday 17th June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 17th June. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Ringwood B. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 17th June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Ringwood A. 6.15pm start.

Saturday 19th June. B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home vesus Southbourne. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 19th June. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus Wimborne A.  2.30pm start.

Saturday 19th June. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Bournemouth Bobcats. 10.00am start.


 

It was a very successful 2 days for our Open Days at Ringwood on the Sunday and Monday.

Thank you to all who gave their time to help and also to those who are continuing on with the coaching and mentoring of our new members.

We welcome all of our new bowlers and hope that they have an enjoyable time at the club and on the green.


Just results and fixtures this week as I have been doing some actual bowling instead of writing about it.

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 1st June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Highcliffe. Won Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 36 - 20. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 1st June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Fordingbridge. Won Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 33 - 48. Points 2 - 4.

Tuesday 1st June. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Fordingbridge. Lost. Rinks 1.5 - 2.5. Shots 66 - 74. Points 1.5 - 6.5.

Thursday 3rd June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Southbourne B. Lost. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 43 - 22. Points 6 - 0.

Thursday 3rd June. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus West Moors A. Won Rinks 1.5 - 2.5. Shots 66 - 80. Points 1.5 - 6.5.

Thursday 3rd June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus West Moors. Won Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 74 - 68. Points 6 - 2.

Saturday 5th June . B&DBA Triples 1st Team  at Home versus New Milton. Won Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 85 - 53. Points 12 - 2.

Saturday 5th June. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus New Milton A. Lost Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 65 - 41. Points 12 - 2.

Saturday 5th June. B&DBA Triples B Team  at home versus West Moors C. Won Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 50 - 17. Points 6 - 0.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 7th June . Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 8th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team  Away versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 8thJune. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 8thJune. NFBA Men's 1st Team  Away versus Waterside. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 10th June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team  at Home versus Broadstone C. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 10th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Milford A.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 10th June. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Highcliffe A  6.15pm start.

Saturday 12th June. B&DBA Triples 1st Team  Away versus Poole Park. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 12th June. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Braeside A.  2.30pm start.

Saturday 12th June. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Richmond Park A. 10.00am start.


 

The first of the Open Days got underway today in what is going to be a Bank Holiday of glorious weather.

The Open Day continues tomorrow, starting at 10.00am. If you have some time to spare, go along to the club and help Debbie and the team in the Open Day sessions, in the glorious sunshine..

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 25th May. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Brockenhurst. The ladies had a bad day losing both rinks by the same score of 20 - 15. Points 6 - 0. Shots 40 - 30.

Tuesday 25th May. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Downton. The combined Brockenhurst/Ringwood team lost overall but won one Rink. Points 2 - 4. Shots 26 - 32.

Tuesday 25th May. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus New Milton. A good reponse following the defeat, against New Milton, in the National Top Club Competition 2 days previously. Despite winning only 1.5 rinks it was a performancen. Points 2.5 - 5.5. Shots 52 - 82.

Thursday 27th May. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus West Moors C. Another great win leaves the Ladies in second spot in the league. Points 4 - 2. Shots 36 - 24.

Thursday 27th May. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus New Milton A. Another great win for the A team lifts them off the bottom of the table. Points 6 - 2. Shots 74 - 61.

Thursday 27th May. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Lymington A. A great performance, away from home, leaves the B team as the Table Toppers. Points 1 - 7. Shots 53 - 68.

Saturday 29th May . B&DBA Triples 1st Team  Away versus Argyll. A bad day on the coast resulted in only one rink win for the 1st team. Points 12 - 2. Shots 81 - 57.

Saturday 29th May. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Knyveton Gardens A. A great performance against the section 4 leaders gave a the A team a second win. Points 10 - 4. Shots 68 - 65.

Saturday 29thMay. B&DBA Triples B Team  Away versus Poole Park C. A close contest with each side winning one rink but sadly a loss for the B team. Points 4 - 2. Shots 31 - 27.

Special Note on B&DBA Teams. After playing four matches, each team has the same record of winning two and losing two. Also, they each occupy the mid table position (5th) in their respective leagues.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 31st May. Bowls' Big Weekend Open Day 2. 10.00am start.

Monday 31st May . Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 1st June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Highcliffe. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 1st June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Fordingbridge. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 1st June. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Fordingbridge. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 3rd June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Southbourne B. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 3rd June. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus West Moors A.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 3rd June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus West Moors.  6.15pm start.

Saturday 5th June. B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus New Milton. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 5th June. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus New Milton A. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 5th June. B&DBA Triples B Team at ham versus West Moors C. 10.00am start.


 

Despite the very strong winds and rain, the Club promotional display went ahead at the Ringwood Meeting House on Friday.

A HUGE thank you goes out to Debbie, who organised the event, Audrey Merrington, Sue Wyatt, Jenny Blake, Helen Blackiston, Dave Lewis and Denis Newham for the work they put in promoting the Ringwood Bowls Club’s Bowls' Big Weekend Open Days.

Debbie reports, 'The weather was grim! Wind, rain and cold and yet each of the above gave a full 2 hours in the clubs name. As you would expect there were fewer people around and those that were rushed by to get out of the weather. However, we managed to get 2 confirmed bookings and a dozen interested in coming on one of the Open Days with a further few who want to come along at a later date.'

Today's Results

Bowls England Men's Top Club versus New Milton. The rain held off this morning for the early start at Ringwood. Sadly, it's New Milton who go through to the next round, winning one of the two singles matches, the triples and the fours on an extra end. Final score 2 - 3.

Bowls Hampshire Ladies' Thornberry Cup versus Southbourne. The Ladies were not so lucky with the weather in Ringwood. The rain came in during the proceedings and in a very close match were pipped at the post by just 4 shots. Rinks 0.5 - 1.5. Shots 35 - 39.

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 18th May. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Braeside. A great start to the league season with a win by 5 shots. Points 5 - 1. Shots 32 - 27.

Tuesday 18th May. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus New Milton 1. Also, another good start to the season with a win. Points 2 - 4. Shots 27 - 44.

Tuesday 18th May. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Lyndhurst. Another great win for the 1st Team. Points 0.5 - 7.5. Shots 40 - 74.

Thursday 20th May. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Pelhams C. Another great start to the season with a win. Shots 20- 28.

Thursday 20th May. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Highcliffe A. Despite taking 2 rinks off the Division leaders the result was an overall loss. Points 2 - 6. Shots 54 - 71.

Thursday 20th May. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Milford A. Match cancelled due to high winds and rain. Points shared, 4 - 4.

Saturday 22nd May . B&DBA Triples 1st Team  at Home versus Knyveton Gardens. A tricky day for the 1st Team. Despite winning on 2 rinks, the opposition was strong resulting in the first loss of the season. Points 4 - 10. Shots 60 - 83.

Saturday 22nd May. B&DBA Triples A Team No game. Rest week.

Saturday 22nd May. B&DBA Triples B Team  Away versus West Moors B. Another good win for the B Team places them in third place with a game in hand on those above. Points 0 - 6. Shots 19 - 55

Coming Up Next Week

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

Tuesday 25th May. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Brockenhurst. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 25th May. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Downton. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 25th May. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus New Milton. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 27th May. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus West Moors C. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 27th May. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus New Milton A.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 27th May. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Lymington A.  6.15pm start.

Saturday 29th May. B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus Argyll. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 29th May. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Knyveton Gardens A. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 29th May. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Poole Park C. 10.30am start.

Sunday 30th May. Bowls' Big Weekend Open Day 1. 10.00am start.

Monday 31st May. Bowls' Big Weekend Open Day 2. 10.00am start.


 

The Ladies get going this coming week with their campaigns in both the New Forest and B&D Leagues. Good Luck Ladies.

On Friday 21st May, The Club have a promotional display at the Ringwood Meeting House. Organised by Debbie, the event runs from 10am to 4pm. If you are able to help in any way, contact Debbie on 07818 033832.

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 11th May. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Braeside A. Third win on the trot for the 1st Team. Points 7 - 1. Shots were 77 - 56.

Thursday 13th May. NFBA Men's A Team  Away versus Lymington A. A second loss, albeit by only 8 shots, leaves the A Team propping up the table. Points 6½ - 1½. Shots were 67 - 59.

Thursday 13th May. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus New Milton A. A maximum points win results in second spot in the league. Points 8 - 0. Shots 89 - 40.

Saturday 15th May . B&DBA Triples 1st Team  Away versus Branksome Park. Another great win leaves the 1st Team in third place with a game in hand. Points 2 - 12. Shots 48 - 63.

Saturday 15th May. B&DBA Triples A Team  at Home versus Argyll A. The first win of the season lifts the B Team off the bottom of the table. Points 12 - 2. Shots were 79 - 64.

Saturday 15th May. B&DBA Triples B Team  at Home versus Highcliffe C. A close game but sadly losing by 4 shots places the B team below Highcliffe C in mid-table. Points 2 - 4. Shots were 32 - 36.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 17th May . Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 18th May. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Braeside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 18th May. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus New Milton 1. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 18th May. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Lyndhurst. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 20th May. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Pelhams C. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 20th May. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Highcliffe A.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 20th May. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Milford A.  6.15pm start.

Friday 21st May. Promotional Club Display at the Ringwood Meeting House. 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Saturday 22nd May. B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Knyveton Gardens. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 22nd May. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus West Moors B. 10.00am start.


 

 Just results this week.

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

Tuesday 4th May . NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Fordingbridge A. A convincing win where the shots difference was greater than the oppositions total shots. Points 8-0. Shots were 91-45.

Thursday 6th May. NFBA Men's A Team  Away versus West Moors. A great win, away from home, by the tightest of margins, ie. 1 Point. Points 2-6. Shots were 60-61.

Thursday 6th May. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus West Moors A. A disappointing result after last week's win. Points 1-7. Shots 57-69.

Saturday 8th May. B&DBA Triples A Team  at Home versus West Moors A. A second visit to Ringwood, in two days, by West Moors A resulted in another win for them. Points 4-10. Shots were 64-74.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 10th May . Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 11th May. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Braeside A. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 13th May. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Lymington A.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 13th May. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus New Milton A.  6.15pm start.

Saturday 15th May. B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus Branksome Park. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 15th May. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Argyll A. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 15th May. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Highcliffe C. 10.00am start.


 

Last week the Men's Leagues got underway with the 1st team travelling to Lymington, returning home with their first win of the season.

The start to the Ladies, NFWBA, League has been delayed and will now start on the 18th May. This is due to some teams withdrawing from the league which has lead to a restructure of the league, resuting in 3 sections instead of 4. As many clubs were struggling to field two teams, Ringwood have combined with Brockenhurst to field a joint team in the 'C' League. Ringwood and Brockenhurst will each send a Triple to Away Matches and will play as one Team. For Home Matches each Triple will stay at their respective Clubs and the opponents will be asked to send one Triple to Ringwood and one to Brockenhurst.

The NFWBA League Secretary, Sandy Elder, said. 'With flexibility and good will I am sure you can make this work and we will be allowing as many Bowlers as possible to play in this most unusual year.'

As Broadstone Wessex and Richmond Park have withdrawn teams from the B&DBA Triples leagues, there are no matches this coming week for our 1st and B teams.

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

Tuesday 27th April . NFBA Men's 1st Team  Away versus Lymington. A great start to the season on a very cold evening. winning 1-7. Shots were 47-68.

Thursday 29th April. NFBA Men's A Team  at Home versus Ringwood B. The 'A' team managed only one rink win against a determined 'B' team who won 1-7. Shots were 46-85.

Saturday . B&DBA Triples 1st Team  at Home versus Fordingbridge. Another great performance winning by 3 rinks to 1. Points 12-2. Shots 65-53.

Saturday . B&DBA Triples A Team  Away versus Swanage. A disastrous start to the season, in a reduced 15 end match due to bad weather, suffering a crushing 14-0. Shots were 81-34.

Saturday . B&DBA Triples B Team  at Home versus Boscombe Clff C. A good start to the season in the morning league. Rink wins were shared but the 'B' team took the spoils by 4 points to 2. Shots were 42-31.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday . Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday . NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Fordingbridge A. 6.15pm start.

Thursday . NFBA Men's A Team Away versus West Moors.  6.15pm start.

Thursday . NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus West Moors A.  6.15pm start.

Saturday . B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus West Moors A. 2.30pm start.