Ringwood Bowling Club

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


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New Forest Bowling Association AGM

 Following the NFBA Presentation Lunch of last Sunday, the NFBA AGM was held at Brockenhurst last Monday evening.

Pictured above is the new NFBA President, our very own Derick Faulkner, who was presented with the Chain of Office by John Howell of Lyndhurst. Also pictured on the left is the new NFBA Vice President, Ken Carter of Lymington.

The main points from the AGM were:-

The proposed change to restrict the maximum of female competitors per team to two, in the Pritchard Memorial Trophy, was passed.

The proposed change to Rule C.5(b) was passed. This means that if a team plays one player short they will play 6 woods against 9 woods on each end. There will be no reduction in score of the defaulting team. An amendment was passed which changed the proposed playing sequence in each end. This wording of this amendment to be advised.

The proposal for the eligibility for the Knockout Competitions be changed to President's Trophy - Club 1st Team, Ringwood Trophy - Club 2nd Team and Ivor Foumy Trophy - Club 3rd Team, was lost.



Ringwood Brewery Tour


On Thursday, seventeen of us enjoyed a wonderful evening being shown around the Ringwood Brewery. Unfortunately, Frank Senior and Debbie, the main organisers of the trip, couldn't attend as Frank is still in hospital. Our Tour Guide, Hayden, gave an introductory talk after his daughter Haley handed out the introductory drinks. The tour was very informative and the very knowledgeable Hayden told many stories about the brewery, it's personnel and a few Ringwood characters. Following the walkabout tour we returned back to the bar to sample the delights of the Ringwood Brewery products.

Click on the picture below to see a small gallery of pictures from the event 

We wish all the best Frank and get well soon
























Derick Faulkner, Doug Dalrymple, Mike Whelan and Mel Barrett represented Ringwood Bowling Club at the NFBA Presentation Lunch Yesterday.

The event was held at the South Lawn Hotel, Milford-On-Sea.

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








To book your place


Add your name to the sheet in the clubhouse

or contact Jenny Blake on 01425 482852 or 07800 893771




Presentation Night

A good turnout of 54 members had a very enjoyable evening on Friday at the Ringwood Conservative Club.

After a lovely meal, of either pork, beef, Salmon or Vegetable Lasagne the entertainment got under way.

The Main Quiz followed by Playing Card Bingo, the Music Quiz and the raffle preceded the Presentation of Trophies, by our President Sharon, to those Winners and Runners-Up who were present on the night.

Click on the picture to view the gallery of the Trophy recipients




An event like this takes much organisation and it is with great thanks to those mentioned below whose efforts made for a successful and enjoyable evening.

Debbie Senior, Frank Senior and Jenny Blake for organising and running the event on the night. Unfortunately Frank was not present on the night due to illness. Get well soon Frank.

Paul Wright and daughter Jemma for devising and running the Quizzes.

Jo Senior for running the Music Quiz.

Jenny Blake and Sue West for running the Raffle.

Doug Jones for organising the Trophies.


Don't forget the AGM is taking place on Friday 1st November at the Clubhouse.

Please make sure you arrive by 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

If you have any issues you want to raise under Any Other Business, please let the Secretary, Anne Taylor, know by Friday 25th October. You can contact her on 07593 707626.



Dave's wife Sue has requested that members attending Dave’s funeral arrive at the crematorium by 10.45am.

Also, as Dave was not a suit and tie man, Sue would prefer informal/casual wear at the funeral.

A reminder that Dave's funeral will take place at Bournemouth Crematorium on Friday 18th October at 11.00am and then afterwards at The London Tavern, Poulner.