Ringwood Bowling Club

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

News

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As you may or may not know, Audrey Merrington is in Bournemouth Hospital. She is most likely to be there for a couple of more days in order for the doctors to sort out her medication. She would love to see a friendly face or two and so, if you would like to visit her, the visiting times are between 2pm and 8pm in Ward 23.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Today, the Men's 1st Team travelled to Atherley to play Cove in the semifinal of the Bowls Hampshire County Club Championship. The hard fought match, however, resulted in Cove going through to the Final. Ringwood won one rink, drew another and lost two with the overall score of 95-75 in favour of Cove. Our Club Captain Derick Faulkner said after the match, 'Despite the loss, it was a great achievement for Ringwood to reach the County Club Finals, the first time we have done so.'                                                                          
 
On Saturday, Ringwood Bowling Club hosted its first session of youth bowling.
Coaches Jenny Blake, Barry Vaughan and Debbie Senior were there to welcome any young people wanting to try bowling. Five were expected but only one turned up. Fortunately, Barry brought his grandson, Charlie age 11, as our first youth bowler.
The two-hour session with a break for tea and biscuits was great fun and a complete success as he wants to come again and plans to bring a friend.
We ended the session competing against each other with obstacles, skittles and jacks at different lengths with the scores ending as Barry 27, grandson 22, Jenny 14 and Debbie 13. In my defence the skittles are more difficult than they look and score the most points!
We all look forward to the next session on Saturday 10th August with Jenny and Barry looking after things.
This is a trial and holidays need to be taken into account, but I think this could be good for the future of new bowlers for Ringwood.
Debbie                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                 
With the New Forest Bowling Association League season now complete, it's congratulations to both the Men's 1st Team who are Champions again and to the 'B' team for gaining promotion to Division 3. Sadly, the 'A' team came bottom of Division 2 and are therefore relegated to Division 3. So, next year, there will be two League matches between the Ringwood 'A' and 'B' teams.                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Overall last week, only three League matches were actually played, Ringwood drew 1 and lost 2.

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

Tuesday 30th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Milford. A loss 0-6 means no advancement up the table.

Tuesday 30th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Braeside. No Game. Bye.

Tuesday 30th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus New Milton. Rained off. With Ringwood already Champions, a 4-4 draw was the agreed result.

Tuesday 30th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Downton. This match was played on Thursday 1st August. Unfortunately, the big win, to avoid relegation, didn't happen. Downton won 7-1 with a shots score of 79-56.

Thursday 1st August. B&DWBA Ladies' Team No Match. Bournemouth Open Week. 

Thursday 1st August. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Lymington B. The final league match of the season resulted in a 4-4 (66-66) draw. The B team are promoted to Division 3.

Saturday 3rd August. B&DBA Men's 1st Team No Match. Bournemouth Open Week. 

Saturday 3rd August. B&DBA Men's A Team No Match. Bournemouth Open Week. 

Saturday 3rd August. B&DBA Triples B Team No Match. Bournemouth Open Week. 

 

 Ringwood Bowling Club - KO Competition Finalists - 2019

Bowls England Mens Champion of Champions Hampshire Area Final: Lee Croad v Leo May (Headley) at Banister Park on Wednesday 7th August. 6.15pm.

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

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 5th August. Harry Wright Trophy. Last Games.

Tuesday 6th August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Highcliffe. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 6th August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Lyndhurst. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 6th August. NFBA Presidents Trophy Men's 1st Team versus Lymington. 2 Home and 2 Away rinks. 6.00pm start.

Tuesday 6th August. NFBA Presidents Trophy Men's A Team versus Braeside A. 2 Home and 2 Away rinks. 6.00pm start.

Thursday 8th August. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus West Moors. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 8th August. NFBA Ringwood Shield Men's B Team versus West Moors A. 2 Home and 2 Away rinks. 6.00pm start.

Saturday 10th August. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Braeside. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 10th August. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Braeside A. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 10th August. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Southbourne D. 2.00pm start.

Sunday 11th August. Festival Plate Competition. 10.00am start. 3 more players required. Please add your name to the clubhouse notice. The competition will have to be rescheduled if the last three places can't be filled.

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


 

Aussie Pairs = one place still needs filling

Dates: -

Friday 16th August

Friday 23rd August

Friday 30th August

Friday 6th September

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Either put your name on the sheet on the board or let Debbie know tel;07818 033832

 

Many thanks

Debbie

Hon. Ladies Secretary

Ringwood Bowling Club

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 No! Bryan Tanner has not succumbed to Tyson's Fury.

He has in fact contracted shingles in the eye.            In his own words:-

'Hi Allan
Thought you might like to see what shingles in the eye looks like.
Hate letting the club down, but besides the pain and being contagious, I can't see.
Regards Bryan Tanner.'

I spoke with Bryan this morning and despite his pain and suffering he is in an upbeat mood and looking forward to getting better so that he can get back onto the green. He hopes to be back sometime next month, hopefully the early part.

We all wish you well Bryan and look forward to seeing you back on the green.

Get Well Soon Bryan

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, on Friday, Ringwood Ladies lost their County Thornbury Trophy West Area Final match against Swanmore.

Today, we entertained Verwood Bowling Club to the second Friendly match of the season between the two clubs. Everybody enjoyed the afternoon's bowling in wonderful weather. This time, Verwood avenged for their earlier defeat by Ringwood. A short report from our Friendlies organiser Jenny Blake follows.

The scores on the doors were as follows: We won 2, we lost 2 and, unfortunately, the total shots were Verwood 58 - Ringwood 53.
Lovely afternoon, sun shone, good company and will be repeated twice again next Season.
Our last friendly is against fordingbridge AWAY on Wednesday 14 August at 2 pm - just a few more names needed on the board.
Jenny Blake 

Well Done Jenny. 

Overall last week, of the 9 League matches played, Ringwood won 7 and lost 2.

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

Tuesday 23rd July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Waterside. Ringwood climb into second place with a fine 6-0 win over bottom place Waterside. Only three points behnd the leaders, Highcliffe, with a game in hand.

Tuesday 23rd July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Lymington. Another loss, 4-2, however leaves Ringwood still in 2nd place but only two points above Lyndhurst.

Tuesday 23rd July. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Lymington. Not resting on their laurels, champions Ringwood came away with a fine 2-6 win in a very close match. Shots were 68-70.

Tuesday 23rd July. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus West Moors. A fine 7-1 win lifts Ringwood off the bottom of the table. However, another big win, against Downton, is required to stave off relegation but the outcome is subject to other results. 

Thursday 25th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Pelhams. A great 2-4 win still leaves Ringwood in 3rd place, now only one point behind Pelhams.

Thursday 25th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Fordingbridge B. Congratulations to the 'B' Team who secured promotion to Division 3 with a fine 7-1 win. Shots were 78-51. Well done lads.

Saturday 27th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Branksome Park. Ringwood climb into fourth slot with a fine 10-4 win. Shots were 80-66.

Saturday 27th July. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Argyll A. Ringwood drop down another place following this 11-3 loss. Shots were 87-62.

Saturday 27th July. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus West Moors C. A fine 0-6 win leaves Ringwood in fifth slot. Shots were 27-37.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Senior and Chris Dalrymple played for Hampshire County against IOW in a Friendly game on Wednesday 24th July.
Hampshire County had an excellent win and Chris and Deb are pictured wearing their new county shirts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ringwood Bowling Club - KO Competition Finalists - 2019

Bowls Hampshire County Club Championship Semi Finals & Final: Ringwood v Cove. Venue: Atherley. Date & Time: Sunday 4th August from 10.00am.

Bowls England Mens Champion of Champions Hampshire Area Final: Lee Croad v Leo May (Headley). Venue: Banister Park. Date & Time: Wednesday 7th August. 6.15pm.

B&DWBA Lilian Lynex Trophy: Sharon Varndell: Venue: Southbourne. Date & Time: Friday 16th August. 2.00pm.

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

 

 Coming Up Next Week

Monday 29th July. Harry Wright Trophy. No Games.

Monday 29th July. Bowls Hampshire Women - Mixed Top Club West Area Final. Fordingbridge v Southbourne. 6.00pm start.

Tuesday 30th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Milford. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 30th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Braeside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 30th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus New Milton. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 30th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Downton. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 1st August. B&DWBA Ladies' Team No Match. Bournemouth Open Week.

Thursday 1st August. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Lymington B 6.15pm start.

Saturday 3rd August. B&DBA Men's 1st Team No Match. Bournemouth Open Week.

Saturday 3rd August. B&DBA Men's A Team No Match. Bournemouth Open Week.

Saturday 3rd August. B&DBA Triples B Team No Match. Bournemouth Open Week.

Sunday 4th August. Bowls Hampshire County Club Championship Semi Finals & Final. See above.

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


 

 So, you thought that the Cricket World Cup finale was the best, most exciting, end to a sporting match, EVER.

Well, those pictured above together with the spectators on the night may disagree with you. A report from Barry Vaughan follows:-

'Shame you were not there last night - the suspense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a win against Boscombe Cliff.
Our rink had a good start and at one time we were 14-7 up but once they got the jack back and went for longer throws we were in trouble. On the last end none of us got tight to the jack but mine was 2 foot behind it which was the holding shot for our rink to draw 18-18 with the match score finishing on 74-74.
Before the match it had been decided that Rink 2 would play the deciding end in the event of a draw. Fortunately, Rink 2 had won their game by 10 shots - nevertheless when Derick went to bowl, as No. 3, we were 2 down and a measure. Derick then played probably the best 2 bowls of his life to come in on and behind the jack, to hold 2, so leaving them no choice but to fire - and miss!!!! What a finish - the crowd went delirious - well Anne and Sharon were very LOUD - but it was truly as good as England winning the cricket!!!!!!!'
The Hampshire County Club Finals will be played on Sunday 4th August. Venue TBA.

24 Hours earlier, the Men's 1st Team became New Forest League Champions again, defeating Fordingbridge at Home. Well done to Derick and all those who played on Tuesday nights. This century, only three clubs have become New Forest League Champions. Ringwood 13 times, Brockenhurst 4 times and Fordingbridge 3 times.

Also on Tuesday, Lee Croad travelled to Southampton Old Bowling Green to play Ken Dow in his latest National Champion of Champions match. He came away with a WIN, 16-21, to secure his place in the Hampshire / Isle of Wight Area Final. Well Done Lee.

We had a visitor on Tuesday morning. Nigel Hurl was spending a few days in Ringwood and he popped in to say hello and have a chat. He also watched a few ends of the matches that were taking place. Good to see you Nigel. We all wish you well and good luck in the, soon to be here, Footy Season.

Overall last week, of the 6 League matches played, Ringwood won 1, lost 4 and drew 1.

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

Tuesday 16th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team No Game. B&DWBA Championships. 

Tuesday 16th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team No Game. B&DWBA Championships.

Tuesday 16th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Fordingbridge. A third consecutive win, 6-2, confirmed Ringwood as League Champions for the second year in succession. Shots were 68-59.

Tuesday 16th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Fordingbridge A. A third consecutive loss, 7-1, leaves the A Team rooted to the bottom of the table. Shots were 81-61.

Thursday 18th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Broadstone Wessex. Another drawn match 3-3 leaves Ringwood in 3rd place on 45 points.

Thursday 18th July. NFBA Men's B Team No Game.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Knyveton Gardens. A 10-4 loss drops Ringwood down two places into sixth. Shots were 86-67.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Wimborne A . A 2-12 loss drops Ringwood one place into fourth slot. Shots were 72-86.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Milford C. A very close match which unfortunately resulted in a 4-2 loss. Shots were 31-29.

 

 

1st Poulner Adventure Scouts Bowls Evening

Click on the image to open the Picture Gallery

On Thursday evening, the 1st Poulner Adventure Scouts visited Ringwood Bowling Club for an evening of bowls. 17 enthusiastic, scouts aged between 14 and 18 turned up for a fun evening with plenty of helpers from our club.                                   They aimed at skittles, found their way through hurdles changing the bias along the way, tried target bowls and aimed at a jack with coloured discs marking the way. Many showed natural ability, but all had a great time.                                                       After refreshments of cheese, jam sandwiches and biscuits (there were no leftovers) they could choose were they wanted to bowl. All 6 rinks were occupied with more Ringwood bowlers joining in. We all received a huge scout BRAVO at the end and individual thanks from all the scouts, including handshakes.

Thank you to everyone that helped to make this a success but more importantly a great, fun evening.

Debbie.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 22nd July. Green Closed am. Re-opens 1.00pm.

Monday 22nd July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 23rd July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Waterside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 23rd July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 23rd July. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Lymington. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 23rd July. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus West Moors. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 25th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Pelhams. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 25th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Fordingbridge B. 6.15pm start.

Saturday 27th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Branksome Park 2.00pm start.

Saturday 27th July. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Argyll A 2.00pm start.

Saturday 27th July. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus West Moors C 2.00pm start.

Sunday 28th July. Friendly at Home versus Verwood. 2.30pm start. To enter, add your name to the sheet on the Club Notice Board

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


 

Dave Lewis extends a Great Thank You to all those who turned out this morning to do Hedge Cutting and Perimeter Weeding.

The exercise went so well that the work was completed and therefore next Mondays session, set aside for finishing the work, is now CANCELLED.

Thank You to All.


 

Congratulations to Pete Ward who has reached the Hampshire 2 Wood Singles Final. On Monday, he defeated Mark Hammond of Southsea Waverley 15-6 in the Quarter Final and then John Keat of Atherley 16-4 in the Semi Final. The Final will be played on Saturday 7th September at Atherley. Commiserations to Lee Croad who lost his Hampshire 2 Wood Singles Quarter Final match 15-8 against Leo May of Headley.

On Tuesday, Lee Croad won his latest National Champion of Champions Hampshire Area match 21-18 against Martin Butchers of Plessey Radar Bowling Club which is on the Isle of Wight.

On Thursday Pete Ward and Sharon Varndell travelled to the Isle of Wight to play their National Mixed Pairs Hampshire Area Semi Final match. Unfortunately, they lost this close match against Martin Butchers of Plessey Radar, 19-16.

Yesterday at Atherley, Lee Croad and Pete Ward won their Hampshire Men's Pairs Quarter Final match 24-15 against Jim Heard and Ray Long of Fleming Park. However, they then went on to, unfortunately, lose their Semi Final match 18-17 against Jon Leggett and Paul Cooke of Southsea Waverley. They go on to play their 3rd/4th Play-Off match at Banister Park on Sunday 21st July.

 Overall last week, of the 9 League matches played, Ringwood won 4, lost 4 and drew 1.

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

Tuesday 9th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lyndhurst. A 4-2 loss leaves Ringwood in 3rd place, level on points with New Milton and Brockenhurst and seven points behind the leaders Highcliffe.

Tuesday 9th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Highcliffe 1. A 0-6 loss leaves Ringwood in 2nd place, one point behind Highcliffe 2 who have a game in hand.

Tuesday 9th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Brockenhurst. A great 2-6 win confirms Ringwood's 1st place position, 16.5 points ahead of Fordingbridge.

Tuesday 9th July. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Highcliffe. Another loss, 1.5-6.5, in a close fought match leaves Ringwood second from bottom and nine points from safety. Shots were, 55-58.

Thursday 11th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Swanmore. A drawn match 3-3 (40-40) leaves Ringwood in 3rd place on 42 points.

Thursday 11th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Highcliffe B. A fine 7-1 win, shots 72-54, keeps Ringwood on top by two points from Milford A who have a game in hand. Another 8 points from the last two games will guarantee promotion.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Kings Park. A great 14-0 win, shots 110-52, raises Ringwood to 4th place in the table.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Swanage. Another very close game against Swanage, by only 3 shots this time, resulted in a 4-10 win. This places Ringwood 3rd in the table, two points behind Swanage.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Pelhams Sharks. A 0-6 loss to second place to Pelhams Sharks leaves Ringwood in 4th spot.

 

 

 

 

Yours Truly with the New Cap

 

Tuesday's Fashion Shoot

Showing off my new cap, courtesy of

Price's Fish & Chip Shop

Click on the image to see the gallery of four pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Coming Up Next Week

Monday 15th July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 16th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team  No Game. B&DWBA Championships.

Tuesday 16th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team. No Game. B&DWBA Championships.

Tuesday 16th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Fordingbridge. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 16th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Fordingbridge A.  6.15pm start.

Wednesday 17th July. Hampshire County Club Area Final versus Boscombe Cliff at Meyrick Park. 6.00pm start.

Thursday 18th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Broadstone Wessex. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 18th July. NFBA Men's B Team. No Game.

Thursday 18th July. Venture Scouts Fun Evening of Bowls. 6.30pm for 7.00pm start.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Knyveton Gardens. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Wimborne A . 2.00pm start.

Saturday 20th July. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Milford C. 2.00pm start.

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


 

Volunteers are required for the cutting of hedges around the perimeter of the bowling green and car park.

This work is planned to take place on the mornings of Monday 15th July and Monday 22nd July.

The work is scheduled to take place between the hours of 08:30 and 12:30, approximately, on each day.   

Your help will be greatly appreciated on either or both of these mornings. 

If you are able to help, please add your name to the Notice on the Club Notice Board so that Dave Lewis can plan the work.

Thank You.