Ringwood Bowling Club

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

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Congratulations to Peter Ward who yesterday became the Bowls Hampshire Mens 2 Wood Singles Champion for the second year running.

The Final, played at Atherley, took place in the morning and Pete defeated Simon Doig of Fleming Park by 15 shots to 13.

Well Done Pete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 What a Great Week for the Ladies.

On Monday at the 2nd Day of the NFWBA Finals held at Waterside, Sharon Varndell defeated Dorothy Bond (Brockenhurst) 14-11 in the Two Wood Singles. Then later in the Acorn Singles Sharon lost to Helen Blackiston, 21-14. 

On Tuesday, Ringwood ladies WON the NFWBA Club Championships. Also held at Waterside, Sharon Varndell won the Singles, Jenny Blake and Helen Blackiston won the Pairs and Debbie Senior, Sue Wyatt and Mavis Hammond won the Triples. 
 
Well Done Ladies

 

And Today

 

 

 At Lyndhurst, Ringwood's 1st Team won the NFBA President's Trophy for the second year in succession.

On a tricky surface, a tough battle was fought against the Braeside 'A' team with rink leads swapping hands regularly.

However, as the 15 ends match went into it's later phase, Ringwood gradually took control and at the end all rinks were won for a total shots score of 76 to 47.

Well Done Lads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall last week, 4 League matches were played, Ringwood won 3 and Drew 1.

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

Thursday 5th September. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Blandford. A great 4-2 win against top of the table Blandford, keeps Ringwood in second place and promotion to Division 'B' next season.

Saturday 7th September. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff. Ringwood inflicted the first defeat of the season on Boscombe Cliff with a good 10-4 win. Shots were 85-71. Despite this win, Ringwood finish in third place due to a 14-0 win by Knyveton Gardens. 

Saturday 7th September. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff A. A tough, tight match at The Cliff resulted in a draw 79-79 in shots. However, by winning three rinks, Ringwood won on points 5-9 and lifted them two places to finish 3rd in Section 4.

Saturday 7th September. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Electric B. A very close match ended with victory for Ringwood by two shots, 37-35. The 4-2 win keeps the B Team in 3rd place in Section 3.

 

Ringwood Bowling Club - KO Competition Finalists - 2019

B&DWBA Lilian Lynex Trophy: Sharon Varndell v June Farrer (Braeside) at Southbourne on Monday 9th September at 2.00pm.

B&DBA Champion of Champions: Lee Croad v Chris Daniels (Boscombe Cliff) at Richmond Park on Sunday 15th September at 10.00am.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Thursday 12th September. Autumn Triples Final. 5.00pm start.

Sunday 15th September. B&DBA Finals Day at Richmond Park. 10.00am start.


 

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Ringwood returned from a successful Sunday at Lyndhurst with two NFBA Champions.
Mike Whelan, Mel Barrett, Mark Brocklebank and Peter Ward won their Fours final 20-14 against the New Milton team comprising Clive Hoyal, Karen Winter, David Howell and Tim Winter.
 
Earlier, Derick Faulkner & Mel Barrett won their 2 Wood Pairs final 18-9 against Barry Dunning and Terry Dunning from West Moors.
 
Unfortunately, in the morning, Lee Croad lost his Champion Of Champions final against Andy Lowe of Lyndhurst, in a close match, 21-17. A slight touch of home advantage there?
 
Well Done to all.

Click on the Image to view the small picture gallery of the winners

 

 Also on Sunday, two teams representing Ringwood played in the Lester Brunt Triples Tournament. The team comprising Steve Van Wyk, Derrick Fulker and Helen Blackiston won the Trophy, defeating a Bournemouth team 10-4. Our other team, comprising Fred Alderman, Doug Jones and Barry Vaughan also did well, reaching the semifinal stage. Well Done Ringwood.

Earlier in the week, on Monday, Pete Ward played in the Bowls England Men's 2 Wood Singles Championship at Royal Leamington Spa. He won his first round match, 14-11, against Andrew Owens (Bath Men's) and his second round match, 14-9, against Simon Jones (Reading). Unfortunately, Pete did not progress to the second day, losing 7-16 to Peter Wilkinson (County Arts) in the last 16. Well played Pete.

On Friday, Sharon Varndell played in two NFWBA Finals. In the morning she lost 21-11 to Shiela Leake (Lymington) in the Officers Cup (Enamelled Cup). In the afternoon she unfortunately lost again, this time, to Janet Prince (New Milton) in the Championship Singles (Bryant Rose Bowl), 21-16. Better luck next week on Day 2 of the NFWBA finals. 

Overall last week, 7 League matches were played, Ringwood won 5 and lost 2.

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

Tuesday 27th August. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Southbourne D. An emphatic 6-0 win, 51 shots to 22, keeps Ringwood in 4th slot. Two more good wins could see Ringwood in 2nd position, dependent on other results.

Thursday 29th August. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Iford Bridge. Ringwood leap above Pelhams to gain second place following a great 6-0 win. Another maximum points win, in their last game, against Top of The Table Blandford will confirm the Runners-Up position.

Thursday 29th August. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Braeside A. This very close match which was lost by only three shots keeps Ringwood in 6th place, now level on points with Branksome Park B. Points were 6-8 and shots were 79-82.

Following this match Mick Miller made a presentation on behalf of the A team players to Doug Dalrymple, in recognition of his Captaincy during the season. I received the following from Doug.

'I would like to thank all my teammates and friends for the unexpected and lovely surprise you gave me this afternoon it is very much appreciated and will be put to good use in the near future. I would just like to say it’s a pleasure to know you all.
Good luck for Saturday give them hell
Kindest Regards
Doug Dalrymple'

Thursday 29th August. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Braeside. A great win 0-14, on the carpet, sees Ringwood leap up from 4th to 2nd slot. Points were 0-14 and shots were 67-102.

Saturday 31st August. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Southbourne. Despite losing 12-2, (Shots 89-67) Ringwood hold on to 2nd spot just one point above Knyveton Gardens.

Saturday 31st August. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Downton. A good comeback win, 12-2 (Shots 101-51), after the loss just two days earlier sees the A Team jump up the 5th spot, one point behind Argyll A.

Saturday 31st August. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff C. A fantastic 0-6 win, (Shots 25-41), at The Cliff lifts the B Team into 3rd place in the League.

 

 

 

Ringwood Bowling Club - KO Competition Finalists - 2019

NFWBA Two Wood Singles: Sharon Varndell v Dorothy Bond (Brockenhurst) at Waterside on Monday 2nd September at 2.00pm.

NFWBA Acorn Singles (Topp Trophy): Helen BlackistonSharon Varndell at Waterside on Monday 2nd September at 3.30pm.

Bowls Hampshire Mens 2 Wood Singles Final: Pete Ward v Simon Doig (Fleming Park) at Atherley on Saturday 7th September at 10.00am.

NFBA President's Trophy: Ringwood v Braeside A at Lyndhurst on Sunday 8th September at TBA.

B&DWBA Lilian Lynex Trophy: Sharon Varndell v June Farrer (Braeside) at Southbourne on Monday 9th September at 2.00pm.

 

 Coming Up Next Week

Monday 2nd September. NFWBA Finals Day 2 at Waterside. 2.00pm start.

Monday 2nd September. Autumn Triples Semifinal 1. 5.00pm start.

Wednesday 4th September. Autumn Triples Semifinal 2. 5.00pm start.

Thursday 5th September. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Blandford. 2.00pm start.

Friday 6th September. Aussie Pairs. 6.00pm Start.

Saturday 7th September. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 7th September. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff A. 2.00pm start. 

Saturday 7th September. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Electric B. 2.00pm start.

Sunday 8th September. NFBA League Trophy Finals Day at Lyndhurst. Ringwood v Braeside A for the Presidents Trophy. Time TBA.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a team.


 


 

                                                                               The Graham Cup Mixed Pairs Tournament was held, on Sunday, on a very hot fine day. Round Robin games were played in the morning. After a wonderful lunch the semifinal and final matches followed the last session of round robin games. The final, reduced to eight ends due to the heat, was an exciting, very close match and after six ends the scores were level at 5 all. The last two ends were hard fought with the victors scoring 8 shots to 5.
Pictured from left to right are the winners Allan Mason and Mavis Hammond then runners-up Jenny Blake and Jim Sillitoe. Well done to Allan, Mavis, Jenny and Jim.
A big thank you to Doug Jones who organised and ran the event, like clockwork, again.

 

 

Apologies to the ladies. Last week, I reported that the Ladies' 1st Team finished 2nd in the 'A' League. However, there was a rearranged match played on Monday between Waterside and New Milton. This resulted in New Milton ending the season on a total of 46 points which was enough to leap Ringwood by one point. Thus, the Ladies' 1st Team finished 3rd in the 'A' League.

Congratulations and Well Done to the Men's 1st Team who defeated Fordingbridge on Tuesday to reach the Final of the NFBA Presidents Trophy. Details below.

Congratulations also to:-

Lee Croad who defeated Alan Waters (Downton) to reach the Final of the NFBA Champion Of Champions.

Derick Faulkner & Mel Barrett who defeated Barry Vaughan & Allan Mason to reach the Final of the NFBA Over 65's 2 Wood Pairs.

Peter Ward, Michael Whelan, Melvin Barrett and Mark Brocklebank defeated Howell, Maltby, Knight, Philips and Hills (Highcliffe) 23-9 to reach the Final of the NFBA Fours.

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, the 1st Team fielded a new and star player for the future.

Derick Faulkner's grandson and protege, George, played number 2 to his Grandad on Derrick Fulker's rink which was won 19-18.

George had a great game and enjoyed every minute of the experience.

Click on the photo to view a small gallery of eight pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall last week, 5 League and KO Competition matches were played, Ringwood won all 5. Well Done.

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

Tuesday 20th August. NFBA Presidents Trophy Men's 1st Team versus Fordingbridge. 2 Home and 2 Away rinks. Ringwood won both rinks at Fordingbridge and lost one at home, by only one shot, to secure an overall win of 65 shots to 46. Ringwood will play Braeside A in the Final. Well done.

Thursday 22nd August. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Milford. A great 4-2 win to maintain the Ladies' 3rd place position in the League Table.

Saturday 24th August. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Broadstone Wessex. Despite a fine 14-0 win, Ringwood remain in 4th place, 7 points behind Branksome Park. Shots were 109-59.

Saturday 24th August. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Branksome Park B. Back to winning ways with a fine 2-12 victory. This win lifts Ringwood into 6th place on level points with Branksome Park B. Shots were 59-102.

Saturday 24th August. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Swanmore B. A great 2-4 victory, in a close match, keeps Ringwood in 4th place. Shots were 33-37.

 

Ringwood Bowling Club - KO Competition Finalists - 2019

Bowls England Men's 2 Wood Singles Championship: 1st Round: Peter Ward v Andrew Owens (Bath Men's) at Royal Leamington Spa on Tuesday 27th August at 12.00 noon.

NFWBA Championship Singles (Bryant Rose Bowl): Sharon Varndell v TBA at Waterside on Friday 30th August or Monday 2nd September from TBA.

NFWBA Officers Cup (Enamelled Cup): Sharon Varndell v TBA at Waterside on Friday 30th August or Monday 2nd September from TBA.

NFWBA Acorn Singles (Topp Trophy): Sharon Varndell v TBA at Waterside on Friday 30th August or Monday 2nd September from TBA.

NFBA Champion Of Champions (Roberts Adlard Trophy): Lee Croad v Andy Lowe (Lyndhurst) at Lyndhurst on 1st September at TBA.

NFBA Over 65's 2 Wood Pairs (George Sumner Cup): Derick Faulkner & Mel Barrett v B. Dunning & T. Dunning (West Moors) at Lyndhurst on 1st September at TBA.

NFBA Fours (Prichard Memorial Trophy): Pete Ward, Michael Whelan, Mel Barrett and Mark Brocklebank v Howell, Hoyal, Winter and Winter (New Milton) at Lyndhurst on 1st September at TBA.

Bowls Hampshire Mens 2 Wood Singles Final: Pete Ward v Simon Doig (Fleming Park) at Atherley on Saturday 7th September from 10.00am.

NFBA President's Trophy: Ringwood v Braeside A at Lyndhurst on Sunday 8th September at TBA.

B&DWBA Lilian Lynex Trophy: Sharon Varndell v June Farrer (Braeside) at Southbourne on Monday 9th September at 2.00pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 26th August. Autumn Triples. 5.00pm start.

Tuesday 27th August. Bowls England Men's 2 Wood Singles Championship: 1st Round: Peter Ward v Andrew Owens (Bath Men's) at Royal Leamington Spa. 12.00 noon.

Tuesday 27th August. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Southbourne D. 2.00pm start. Rearranged match.

Thursday 29th August. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Iford Bridge. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 29th August. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Braeside A. 2.00pm start. Rearranged match.

Thursday 29th August. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Braeside . 5.00pm start. Rearranged match.

Friday 30th August. NFWBA Finals Day at Waterside. 10.00am start.

Friday 30th August. Aussie Pairs. 6.00pm Start.

Saturday 31st August. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Southbourne. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 31st August. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Downton. 2.00pm start. 

Saturday 31st August. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff C. 2.00pm start.

Sunday 1st September. NFBA Finals Day at Lyndhurst. 10.00am start.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a team.


 


 

The Green is closed tomorrow morning, the 19th August. It re-opens at 1.00pm.

With the New Forest Women's Bowling Association League season now complete, it's congratulations to the Ladies' 1st Team who finished 2nd in the 'A' League. The 2nd Team didn't do quite so well, finishing in 5th place in the 'C' League. Well done Ladies.

Sadly, Wednesday's Friendly against Fordingbridge was cancelled due to the very bad weather. Although her efforts were thwarted on this occasion, it's a big thank you to Jenny Blake for organising and running this season's local friendly matches. Well done Jenny.

Sharon Varndell's Lilian Lynex Trophy Final match was not played on Friday due to the vagaries of the weather. The rearranged date is Monday 9th September.

 

Overall last week, 7 League and KO Competition matches were played, Ringwood won 6 and lost 1.

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

Tuesday 13th August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Brockenhurst.An emphatic 6-0 win in the last game of the season results in Ringwood, with 45 points, finishing second to Highcliffe, on 48 points. Well done Ladies.

Tuesday 13th August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Iford Bridge. A fine 4-2 win after three consecutive losses leaves Ringwood in fifth place in their last game with 35 points.

Tuesday 13th August. NFBA Presidents Trophy Men's 1st Team versus Braeside. 2 Home and 2 Away rinks. The match with rink scores of 1-1 at both Home and Away ended with a great win for Ringwood, 76 shots to 55.

Thursday 15th August. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Braeside. A great 0-6 win for Ringwood on the Braeside carpet.

Saturday 17th August. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Poole Park. The 1st Team remain in fourth slot following this fine 12-2 win. Shots were 83-64.

Saturday 17th August. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Ferndown. The A Team fall down another two places, to seventh, after a third consecutive defeat, this time losing 12-2. Shots were 87-65.

Saturday 17th August. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Richmond Park B. A second consecutive 6-0 win sees the B Team climb to 4th place in the table. Shots were 40-29.

 

Ringwood Bowling Club - KO Competition Finalists - 2019

Bowls England Men's 2 Wood Singles Championship: 1st Round: Peter Ward v Andrew Owens (Bath Men's) at Royal Leamington Spa on Tuesday 27th August at 12.00 noon.

NFWBA Championship Singles (Bryant Rose Bowl): Sharon Varndell v TBA at Waterside on Friday 30th August or Monday 2nd September from TBA.

NFWBA Officers Cup (Enamelled Cup): Sharon Varndell v TBA at Waterside on Friday 30th August or Monday 2nd September from TBA.

NFWBA Acorn Singles (Topp Trophy): Sharon Varndell v TBA at Waterside on Friday 30th August or Monday 2nd September from TBA.

Bowls Hampshire Mens 2 Wood Singles Final: Pete Ward v Simon Doig (Fleming Park) at Atherley on Saturday 7th September from 10.00am.

B&DWBA Lilian Lynex Trophy: Sharon Varndell v June Farrer (Braeside) at Southbourne on Monday 9th September at 2.00pm.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 19th August. Green Closed am. Re-opens 1.00pm.

Monday 19th August. Autumn Triples. 5.00pm start.

Tuesday 20th August. NFBA Presidents Trophy Men's 1st Team versus Fordingbridge. 2 Home and 2 Away rinks. 6.00pm start.

Thursday 22nd August. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Milford. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 24th August. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Broadstone Wessex. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 24th August. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Branksome Park B. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 24th August. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Swanmore B. 2.00pm start.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a team.


 

                                                                               The Ringwood Festival Plate was held today in fine weather but still very breezy after the very strong winds of yesterday. The competition was played in a Pairs format instead of the usual Triples.
Nevertheless, the matches were enjoyed by all who took part and after a very nice lunch, the semifinals and final were played in the afternoon.
The 10 end final was an exciting, very close match with the victors scoring 9 shots to 6.
Pictured from left to right are the winners Helena Webber and John Stone then runners-up Mel Jones and Denis Carr. Well done to Helena, John, Mel and Denis.
Well done also and a big thank you to Doug Jones who organised and ran the event, like clockwork, despite the lack of the Air Horn.
 
 
 
 
 
Monday saw the last matches in this season's Harry Wright Competition. Congratulations to the winner Frank Billett, 67 points and runner-up Roy Tutt, 57 points, for their performances during the series.
 
Also on Monday Sharon Varndell won 21-29 against Sue Lewis-Parkes (Waterside) at Lymington in the semifinal of the NFWBA Championship Singles (Bryant Rose Bowl). Well done Sharon.
 
On Wednesday, Ringwood Bowling Club hosted the Day 2 matches of the NFWBA Triples Competition. Ringwood Ladies' played very well and in the semifinal were beaten 9-8, by Brockenhurst, with the very last wood of an extra end.
 
In the evening, Lee Croad, unfortunately, lost his Bowls England Mens Champion of Champions Hampshire Area Final match against Leo May of Headley. Played at Banister Park, Lee lost by 21 shots to 12.
 
On Thursday Sharon Varndell won 21-6 against Helen Maltby (Highcliffe) in the semifinal of the NFWBA Officers Cup. Sharon went on to win another semifinal on Friday. She defeated Maureen Huggins (Braeside) 21-20 in the NFWBA Acorn Singles.
 
 
Overall last week, 6 League and KO Competition matches were played, Ringwood won 1 and lost 5.

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

Tuesday 6th August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Highcliffe. A second consecutive 6-0 loss sees the 1st Team drop down to 5th place.

Tuesday 6th August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Lyndhurst. A third consecutive loss, this time by, 6-0 sees the 1st Team plummet down to 6th place.

Tuesday 6th August. NFBA Presidents Trophy Men's 1st Team versus Lymington. 2 Home and 2 Away rinks. A close fought match with a rinks score of 1-1 at both Home and Away. Ringwood just edged it by 58 shots to 55.

Tuesday 6th August. NFBA Presidents Trophy Men's A Team versus Braeside A. 2 Home and 2 Away rinks. Another match where the rinks score was 1-1 at both Home and Away. However, on a windy evening, Braeside managed their carpet better than Ringwood and came out victors by 63 shots to 49.

Thursday 8th August. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus West Moors. Despite a 2-4 loss, Ringwood stay in 3rd place on 51 points. Shots score was 34-46.

Thursday 8th August. NFBA Ringwood Shield Men's B Team versus West Moors A. 2 Home and 2 Away rinks. The last two years Ivor Fourmy Champions came unstuck against a strong West Moors side. The rain affected match was abandoned after ten ends with all rinks lost and a shots score of 23-53.

Saturday 10th August. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Braeside. Match postponed due to high winds.

Saturday 10th August. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Braeside A. Match postponed due to high winds.

Saturday 10th August. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Southbourne D. Match postponed due to high winds.

 

Ringwood Bowling Club - KO Competition Finalists - 2019

B&DWBA Lilian Lynex Trophy: Sharon Varndell v June Farrer (Braeside) at Southbourne on Friday 16th August. 2.00pm.

Bowls England Men's 2 Wood Singles Championship: 1st Round: Pete Ward v Andrew Owens (Bath Men's) at Royal Leamington Spa on Tuesday 27th August at 12.00 noon.

NFWBA Championship Singles (Bryant Rose Bowl): Sharon Varndell v TBA at Waterside on Friday 30th August or Monday 2nd September from TBA.

NFWBA Officers Cup (Enamelled Cup): Sharon Varndell v TBA at Waterside on Friday 30th August or Monday 2nd September from TBA.

NFWBA Acorn Singles (Topp Trophy): Sharon Varndell v TBA at Waterside on Friday 30th August or Monday 2nd September from TBA.

Bowls Hampshire Mens 2 Wood Singles Final: Pete Ward v Simon Doig (Fleming Park) at Atherley on Saturday 7th September from 10.00am.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 12th August. Autumn Triples. 5.00pm start.

Tuesday 13th August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Brockenhurst. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 13th August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Iford Bridge. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 13th August. NFBA Presidents Trophy Men's 1st Team versus Braeside. 2 Home and 2 Away rinks. 6.00pm start.

Wednesday 14th August Friendly Away versus Fordingbridge 2.00pm start.

Thursday 15th August. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Braeside. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 17th August. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Poole Park. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 17th August. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Ferndown. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 17th August. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Richmond Park B. 2.00pm start.

If you are not playing and have a bit of time on your hands, go along and support a team.