Ringwood Bowling Club

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

News

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Congratulations to Lee Croad and Pete Ward who won their respective Hampshire 2 Wood Singles West Area Final matches on Monday at Southbourne. Lee won 18-4 against David Kerr of Boscombe Cliff and Pete won 17-10 against Alan Geary also of Boscombe Cliff. The Hampshire 2 Wood Singles Quarter and Semi Finals take place tomorrow night at Banister Park. Good Luck to both.

Congratulations again to Lee Croad and Pete Ward who won their Hampshire Men's Pairs West Area 2 Final match on Wednesday at Moordown. They won 28-15 against Alan Attenborough and Brian Cuckson of Fordingbridge. The Hampshire Men's Pairs Quarter and Semi Finals take place on Saturday 13th July.

 

Overall last week, of the 9 League matches played, Ringwood won 5 and lost 4.

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

Tuesday 2nd July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Braeside. A complete reversal of last weeks score, winning 0-6 on the Braeside carpet. This significant win leaves the 1st Team one point behind Braeside in the League table.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Highcliffe 2. Third win on the trot, 2-4, away from home. Also a significant win as the 2nd Team are now only two points behind Highcliffe 2 in the League table.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Milford. A great 7-1 win, ( Shots 72-60) keeps the 1st Team on top of the League.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Lyndhurst. A big turnaround of fortune in the second half resulted in a 7-1 defeat in the forest. Shots, Lyndhurst 71, Ringwood 59.

Thursday 4th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Poole Park. Losing 2-4 leaves the Ladies Team in third place, two points above Poole Park.

Thursday 4th July. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Verwood. The Heavy going didn't help in this 6-2 loss at Verwood. The 'B' Team drop down to second, three points behind Milford A.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Fordingbridge. Fordingbridge won 10-4. This result places Ringwood and Fordingbridge level on 64 points each in the bottom half of the table.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Fordingbridge A. Another good 12-2 win for the 'A' team with their first three figure shots score of the season. 100 shots to 60 shots.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus West Moors B. Another great win 4-2. Shots were 38-30. Still climbing up the table, now with 31 points.

 

 

 

 

Spotted on The Green Today

 

After his operation, Fred Alderman is Back.

Good to see you back in action Fred.

 

Click on the image to see a small gallery of pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Coming Up Next Week

Monday 8th July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Monday 8th July. Hampshire 2 Wood Singles Quarter and Semi Finals at Banister Park. 6.00pm start.

Tuesday 9th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lyndhurst. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 9th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Highcliffe 1. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 9th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Brockenhurst. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 9th July. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Highcliffe.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 11th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Swanmore. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 11th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Highcliffe B.  6.15pm start.

Friday 12th July. Ringwood School Bowls Introduction Session No.4. 11.00am for 12.00pm.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team  at Home versus Kings Park. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Men's A Team  Away versus Swanage. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 13th July. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Pelhams Sharks. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 13th July. Hampshire Men's Pairs Quarter and Semi Finals at Atherley. 10.00am start.

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


 

On Monday, a great win over New Milton by two shots places Ringwood's men in the Area Final of the County Club Championship. The Area Final will be played on Wednesday 17th July at Bournemouth Bowling Club against Boscombe Cliff.

On Tuesday, Helena Webber sadly lost her National Champion of Champions match against Kathleen Priestley of Swanmore. It was very close, 20-21.

Lee Croad won his latest National Champion of Champions match against Chris Daniels of Boscombe Cliff by 21-13.

On Wednesday, Pete Ward won 18-5 against Derick Faulkner in the County 2-wood Singles. He then went on to win again in the County Pairs, with Lee Croad, defeating Paul Maltby and Mal Knight of Highcliffe, 17-9.

On Friday, Pete Ward and Sharon Varndell won their National Mixed Pairs match against Janet Williamson at Hyde Abbey, 20-16.

The Lester Brunt Mixed Triples Competition was a great success and was enjoyed by all those who took part. The Lester Brunt representatives Ryan O'Connell, Chris Knight and his wife Tracy, who were overseeing the event, gave a presentation and supplied a superb buffet lunch. At the end of the Competition, Chris presented Trophies and cash prizes to the winners, Mel Barrett, Allan Mason and Sharon Varndell and also to the Runners Up, Margery Gardner, Ian Stewart and Michael Whelan. A big thank you to Doug Jones for organising and running the event on the day. It went like clockwork. Also, many thanks also to all those who helped carry out the various support tasks that this type of event warrants. Pictures to follow later.

Overall last week, of the 9 League matches played, Ringwood won 5 and lost 4.

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

Tuesday 25th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus New Milton. Second loss of the season by 0-6. Shots were 29-45.

Tuesday 25th June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Milford. A great 4-2 win leaves them second in the table by 3 points with one game in hand over the leaders, Highcliffe 2. Shots were 35-25.

Tuesday 25th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Waterside. Despite losing 6-2 and by only by 2 shots, the 1st team still hold top spot by 12.5 points. Shots were 66-64.

Tuesday 25th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Iford Bridge. A very close comeback win after three consecutive losses. Points were 6.5-1.5 and shots were 75-73.

Thursday 27th June. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Blandford. After three consecutive wins, sadly a 5-1 loss following the long trip to Blandford. Now third in the table.

Thursday 27th June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Lyndhurst A. Back to winning ways with a 7-1 victory. Shots were 89-50. Still holding top spot by two points but Milford A have a game in hand.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff. A devastating 14-0 loss sees Ringwood drop down the table again. Shots were 121-56.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff A. A reversal of last weeks result, this time winning 12-2. Now just above half way in the table in 5th spot. Shots were 88-71.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Electric B. A maximum points win, 0-6, leaves the B team in 4th spot. Shots were 9-33.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 1st July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Braeside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Highcliffe 2. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Milford. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 2nd July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Lyndhurst.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 4th July. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Poole Park. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 4th July. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Verwood.  6.15pm start.

Friday 5th July. Ringwood School Bowls Introduction Session No.4. 11.00am for 12.00pm.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Fordingbridge. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Fordingbridge A. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 6th July. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus West Moors B. 2.00pm start.

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


 

Details of the Lester Brunt Mixed Triples KO Competition 2019, Sunday June 30th

Start Time: 10.00am.

Dress Code: White Trousers/Skirt and Club Tops.

Catering: Lunch provided.

Games Format: Preliminary Rounds and Semi Finals, 7 Ends or 40 Minutes, whichever is the sooner. The Final, 10 Ends with no time limit.

Prizes: 1st Prize £90. Second Prize £45.

See the Club Notice Board for Team and Game Draws


 

Apologies for not including this in the last bulletin. A match between New Forest Bowling Association and Bowls Dorset was held on Wednesday 12th June at Branksome Park Bowling Club. Ringwood manned a rink for the New Forest comprising Doug Jones, Dennis Newham, Barrie Seymour and Derick Faulkner. They won their rink and were the highest winning rink for the New Forest. Well Done.

Well Done to the Men's 1st Team who won all 4 Rinks in their County Club Championship match at Kings Park, on Monday. They next play against New Milton in the West Area Semi-Final tomorrow, Monday 24th June, at New Milton.

Congratulations to Pete Ward and Lee Croad who won their County Pairs match on Wednesday. The Hampshire West Area Quarter Final awaits them.

On Thursday, Helena Webber unfortunately lost her Hampshirel Champion of Champions match against J. Ford.

On Saturday, Ringwood Ladies won their Thornbury Trophy match against Braeside 47-43. Their next match is the Hampshire West Area Semi Final in late July.

Overall last week, of the 8 League matches completed, Ringwood won 4 and lost 4.

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

Tuesday 18th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Brockenhurst. Match Abandoned due to the weather.

Tuesday 18th June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Iford Bridge. A mirrored reversal of last weeks dismal result with a great 5-1 win.

Tuesday 18th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Braeside. The 1st Team bounced back from last weeks performance with an emphatic 8-0 win. Shots were 90-54.

Tuesday 18th June. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Braeside A. The third loss on the bounce, going down 7-1. Shots were 117-54. Only ten points scored in the last five games.

Thursday 20th June. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Iford Bridge. Maximum points, 6-0, from a third win on the bounce sees them in second place.

Thursday 20th June. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Milford A. First loss of the season, going down 7-1 in very windy conditions. Shots were 73-57.

Saturday 22nd June. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Southbourne. Back to winning ways after two consecutive losses with a 12-2 victory. Shots were 75-60.

Saturday 22nd June. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Downton. An unfortunate loss again following last weeks good win. Points were 12-2 and shots were 91-69.

Saturday 22nd June. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff C. Another very close game and unfortunately losing again, this time by 3 shots. Points 2-4 and shots were 29-32.

 

 

 

 

A couple of pictures of the challenges facing the Ringwood School Students for their visit on Friday. The challenges have differing degrees of difficulty and students are scored on their achievements so that their progress can be measured over the sessions.

Click on the image to reveal

 

 

 

 

Coming Up Next Week

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

Tuesday 25th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus New Milton. 2.00pm start.

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

Tuesday 25th June. NFBA Men's 1st TeamAway versus Waterside. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 25th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Iford Bridge.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 27th June. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Blandford. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 27th June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Lyndhurst A.  6.15pm start.

Friday 28th June. Ringwood School Bowls Introduction Session No.3. 11.00am for 12.00pm.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff A. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 29th June. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Electric B. 2.00pm start.

Sunday 30th June. Lester Brunt Triples.

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


 

Sadly, the away friendly match against Hampton this coming Sunday the 23rd June has been cancelled. At midday today, only nine players had entered to take part. Therefore, due to lack of interest, the match was cancelled.


 

A Huge Well Done to Helena Webber who has reached the National Champion of Champions Area 11 Quarter Final. Helena achieved this by defeating Sylvia Burrows at Headley on Monday. The match was poised at 20-20 and Helena clinched victory with 1 shot on the next end. This win means that Helena will play her next match against Kathleen Priestley (Swanmore) at Ringwood.

On Wednesday, there were three County Pairs matches played. 1) Chris Dalrymple and Debbie Senior lost their match 18-14 at Highcliffe against J. Ramsey and J.Seal. 2) Pete Ward and Lee Croad defeated Geary and Morgon of Boscombe Cliff 19-12, at Ringwood. 3) Derrick Fulker and Mel Jones lost to David kerr (Boscombe Cliff) and Mark Brocklebank, 8-25 also played at Ringwood.

On Friday, Ringwood Bowling Club welcomed the first group of Ringwood School students to the first session of the five week Bowls introductory programme. See the NEWS article following this one, to read Debbies report on the session.

Today, our Ladies sadly lost their National Womens Top Club Round 2 match at Oakley, 84-57. Sharon Varndell won her singles and the Triples team also won. The Pairs and Fours both lost.

Also today Derek Faulkner won his County Two Wood Singles match against Roger Baksa of Bournemouth, 16-13.

Overall last week, of the 9 League matches played, Ringwood won 4 and lost 5. The first time this season losses outnumber wins.

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

 Tuesday 11th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Highcliffe. A great win against the League leaders. Another 4-2 victory.

Tuesday 11th June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Lyndhurst. A second loss this season, 1-5, leaves Ringwood sitting in the mid-table slot. 

Tuesday 11th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus New Milton. Unfortunately, the 1st Team lose their 100% record with a 7-1 defeat at New Milton.

Tuesday 11th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Downton. Sadly another loss this week, 0-8. Shots were Ringwood 51 and Downton 78.

Thursday 13th June. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Milford. Another good away win this time. 2 Points to Milford and 4 to Ringwood.

Thursday 13th June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Lymington B. Another good but close win for the B Team, 64 shots to 57. Points score, 7-1. History was made in this match when Yours Truly, for the 1st time ever, killed an end following an instruction from Skip George Dickson to do the same.

Saturday 15th June. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Broadstone Wessex. A devastating 14-0 loss, 80 shots - 63 shots, sees the 1st Team plunge four places down the League Table to 6th.

Saturday 15th June. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Branksome Park B. Back to winning ways with a reversal of last weeks loss, winning 10-4 and scoring 85 shots - 74 shots.

Saturday 15th June. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Swanmore B. Although the Rink score was level at 1-1, a one shot loss for Ringwood, 31-32 denied them an equal share of the points. Ringwood 2 Points, Swanmore 4 Points.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 17th June. Green Closed am. Re-opens 1.00pm.

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

Tuesday 18th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Brockenhurst. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 18th June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Iford Bridge. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 18th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Braeside. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 18th June. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Braeside A.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 20th June. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Iford Bridge. 2.00pm start

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

Friday 21st June. Ringwood School Bowls Introduction Session No.2. 11.00am for 12.00pm.

Saturday 22nd June. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Southbourne. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 22nd June. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Downton. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 22nd June. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff B. 2.00pm start.

Sunday 23rd June. Friendly Away versus Hampton. To enter, add your name to the sheet on the Club Notice Board. The more the merrier, on the coach, which will keep the price per head down.

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