Ringwood Bowling Club

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

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Following the closure of the green this coming Sunday, volunteers are needed for Ditch Clearing on Wednesday 2nd October from 9.00am.

If you can come along and help or have any queries, please contact Dave Lewis on 07914 622668.


 

 

 

For me, the three most significant factors that made it such an enjoyable season are, in no particular order:-

The need to don the wet gear on only a very few occasions during the season.

The magnificent Green prepared and maintained by Paul.

The Camaraderie and Dedication within the Club.

You will most likely have in mind one event that stands out in your memory as the most amazing and/or pleasing happening in bowls during the season. Now, we can't all be in the same place at the same time and so, here is mine.

At the beginning of the season I purchased a set of woods, which were of my preferred size and also a bowls trolley bag. It was only a short time before I took delivery of them that I found out that this was our dear departed Dennis Seymour's bowls kit. I decided, as the woods were of tighter line than mine, not to use Dennis's old red woods on grass and save them for indoors, on carpet. Come early August it was my one and only visit to Braeside to play on their carpet. So, I decided to use the red woods and they played so well that together with Fred Alderman and Barry Vaughan we won our rink 13-8. I was so pleased with the results that it could be, hopefully, that Dennis's accuracy and acumen may have rubbed off on me.

 

 

Club Finals Day

 

 

 

 

Despite the heavy rain in the morning and the odd heavy shower in the afternoon, the Club Finals Day was enjoyed by both players and spectators alike. There were some exciting matches and a very good standard of bowling was maintained during the difficult conditions.

Click on the picture for the gallery of the Club Finalists

Unfortunately, the Men's Singles Final didn't take place. Lee Croad takes the title due to a walkover as, unfortunately, his opponent couldn't take part on the day.

Many thanks to Doug Jones for organising and running the event on the day and also to his helpers.

 

 

 

Earlier in the week on Monday, the Bingo Night was a great success. The well supported event was also attended by the late Dan Davies's family members. After a short speech, Doug Jones revealed Dan's framed cap which now has pride of place in the clubhouse. Well done to Debbie and Frank Senior and Jenny Blake for organising and running the event on the night. 

 

 Résumé of Ringwood Bowling Club's League Performances in 2019

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

Tuesday afternoons. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team. The great start to the season, with five wins from the first six games, didn't carry through for the rest of the season. However, a good overall result in the end finishing in 3rd place, only by one point, behind runners-up, New Milton. 

Tuesday afternoons. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team. Ending up 3rd from bottom in the League belies the teams performance during the season. Having finished on the same number of points, 35, as three other teams, another five shots in Ringwood's favour would have seen them in 3rd place.  

Tuesday evenings. NFBA Men's 1st Team. Another great year for Ringwood's Top Team. Losing only two matches and drawing one saw the Team crowned Champions, for the second year running, with two matches to be played.

Tuesday evenings. NFBA Men's A Team. It was a tough year for the 'A' Team. Having gained promotion last season, It's straight back down to Division 3 having finished on the bottom of the table.

Thursday afternoons. B&DWBA Ladies' Team. A Great summer for the Ladies. An exciting run-in at the end of the season, winning their last four matches by 20 points to 4, resulted in Promotion to Division 'B' via the Runners-Up position. 

Thursday evenings. NFBA Men's B Team. Likewise for the Men's 'B' Team. Solid performances during the whole season, losing only two matches, secured the Runners-Up position and promotion to Division 3. Next year, we look forward to the Ringwood 'A'  v  Ringwood 'B' and vice versa matches.

Saturday afternoons. B&DBA Men's 1st Team. In their last game, having inflicted the only defeat of the season on the runaway leaders Boscombe Cliff, the scoreline of 10-4 was not quite enough to secure the runners-up position. However, the late run of five wins from the last six matches resulted in 3rd place.

Saturday afternoons. B&DBA Men's A Team. Likewise for the 'A' Team. After a good start, the late rally at the end of the season lifted them into 3rd place which was secured by a good enough performance against Braeside to finish only one point in front of Swanage.

Saturday afternoons. B&DBA Triples B Team. A similar story for the 'B' Team. After a poor start to the season the late rally of six wins in a row, 32 points to 4, enabled the 3rd place finish, one point above Boscombe Cliff 'C'.

 

Coming Up for the Rest of the Year

Saturday 5th October. Ladies' AGM. 9.30am for 10.00am start.

Friday 25th October. Presentation and Social Night. Conservative Club. 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Friday 1st November. Club AGM. 6.30pm for 7.00pm.

Thursday  14th November. Ringwood Brewery Guided Tour. 6.30pm.

 

This is the last regular Weekly Bulletin for this year. However, I will keep you up to date with what's happening within the Club regarding meetings, social events and any newsworthy items that come up.

Have a Good Winter and see you next Summer.

Allan


 

 

President's Charity Day

Our President, Sharon, hosted her Charity Day event today on a wonderfully warm Sunday afternoon.

After a warm welcome and group photos, four rinks of Triples were contested between the Ladies and a Men's Top Team.

The friendly matches were played competitively but in good spirit and at the end the Men were victorious, winning all four rinks and by 98 shots to 64.

After the matches, a sumptuous meal, supplied by the Ladies, was enjoyed by all and was followed by the raffle and short speeches from President Sharon and Club Captain Derrick.

A total of £211 was raised on the day for Sharon's chosen Charity, 'Cash for Kids'.

Well done Sharon and the Ladies for a wonderful afternoon of Bowls.

Click on the Photo to view the two picture Gallery

 

 

Battling illness, Lee Croad put up a sterling effort in his encounter with Chris Daniels (Boscombe Cliff)  for the B&DBA Champion of Champions Trophy. Unfortunately, he lost the early morning match 21-9 but he hopes to be fully fit for next Sunday's Men's Singles Final against John Thomas.

 

 

 

 

The Autumn Triples Final was held over 16 ends in the late afternoon of Thursday. After a good start, Chris, Denis and Brian got stuck on 6 shots which allowed Eileen, Fred and Sharon to forge ahead. Their late rally however, was not quite enough to get them back into contention and the final score was 20-13.

Pictured from left to right are the winners Eileen Clarke, Fred Alderman and Sharon Vardell then runners-up Brian Harrington, Chris Dalrymple and Denis Carr. Well done to all who took part in the competition. Also, a big thank you to Doug Jones who organised and ran the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday saw the last round of Aussie Pairs matches.

The winners are Brian Harrington and Denis Carr

Well done chaps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier in the week, on Monday, in the pouring rain at Southbourne, Sharon Varndell won the B&DWBA Lilian Lynex Trophy. The tightly contested match against June Farrer of Braeside ended in a draw. On the extra end Sharon gave up the mat and didn't need to bowl her last wood and it ended 15-14. Well done Sharon.

 

 

 

At last, pictures are now in of the Winners of the Lester Brunt Triples Tournament played on September 1st. 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.

Click on the Photo to view the two picture Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ringwood Bowling Club - KO Competition Finalists - 2019

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 16th September. Bingo Night and Presentation of Dan Davies's Framed Cap. 6.30 for 7.00pm.

Sunday 22nd September. Club Finals Day. 10.00am start.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.


 

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


 

                                                                               
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.