Ringwood Bowling Club

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

News

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 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.


 

What we hope will be a full and Competitive Season got under way yesterday with a Men's Friendly match against Southbourne.

On a glorious sunny day, two teams were fielded with a 1st Team playing at Southbourne and a 2nd Team playing at Ringwood.

It turned out to be a very close contest with an overall win, by just one shot, for Ringwood, 134 - 133.

The 1st Team had two rink wins but lost overall 67 - 64, while the 2nd Team, with only one rink win, won by 70 - 66.

Congratulations to those who took part and a Big Thank You to Anne and Breta for arranging the halftime tea, Harry for stepping in to do the cards, in the absence of a 2nd Team Captain and also to Harry and Anne and for running the bar.

 Coming Up Next Week

Tuesday 27th April. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Lymington. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 29th April. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Ringwood B.  6.15pm start.

Saturday 1st May. B&DBA pm Triples 1st Team at Home versus Fordingbridge. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 1st May. B&DBA pm Triples A Team Away versus Swanage. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 1st May. B&DBA am Triples B Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff C. 10.00am start.

 Also

Harry Wright Trophy starts on Monday 3rd May, 5.30pm start. Get your entries into Doug Jones. Maximum 24 players, first come first served.


 

You can read the latest Green-Keepers report from Paul by Clicking HERE.


 

 

 

 

 

 

There was a debut performance on the Green today.

Paul was pictured taking his new toy, a Toro Procore 648 aerator, for it's maiden spiking escapade.

The worms were not amused

 

 

The Gallery of photos can be viewed by clicking on the picture opposite.

 

 

 

 

 


 

It is with great sadness that I have to report that we have lost another well loved member of our club.

Bryan Tanner passed away on Saturday 23rd January after having been admitted to hospital, sometime earlier, having contracted Covid-19.

Our deep condolences, thoughts and best wishes go out to Bryan's wife Sandra, their family and friends.

Bryan joined Ringwood Bowling Club in 2017 having been a stalwart member of Verwood bowling club for many years. He had a great impact playing for Ringwood in both the Bournemouth and New Forest leagues, Ringwood competitions and representative matches.

He will be sorely missed by our members and also those of Verwood Bowling Club.

I will post details of funeral arrangements when known.


 

Some of our members may remember Gordon Stanley Wakefield.

He was a member of Ringwood Bowling Club many years ago and played to a great age.

It is with great sadness that I have to report that he passed away on Christmas Day at the ripe old age of 94.

He will both be sorely missed by his friends at Ringwood Bowling Club and our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family and friends.


 

You can read the latest Green-Keepers report from Paul by Clicking Here.