Ringwood Bowling Club

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

News

All these items of news are displayed in publication date order with the most recent at the top...

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.

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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.


 

On Friday, Ringwood Bowling Club welcomed the first group of Ringwood School students to the first session of the five week Bowls introductory programme.

You can read Debbie's report on the first session by clicking HERE.


 

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

 


 

At last, Fred Alderman had his operation earlier in the week and came out of hospital on Wednesday. It all went well and Jan Gould is looking after him during his recuperation and hopefully it won't be too long before he is back to full working order. We all wish Fred a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him on a rink soon.

On Wednesday Debbie Senior and Chris Dalrymple won their County Pairs match against D.Halse and S.Leake of Lymington, at Lymington, 26-13. Well Done.

Unfortunately, Derick Faulkner and Brian Tanner lost their tight County Pairs match against Roy Richardson of Lymington 22-23.

Well done to Derrick Fulker and Mel Jones who won their County Pairs match against Mark Howard at Argyll. Score was 16-23.

Congratulations also to Lee Croad who defeated Chris Cieciura of Pelhams 21-20 in his County 4-Wood Singles Match.

On Friday, Pete Ward won his County Singles match against John Sanderson of Southbourne, 17-8. He also played with Lee Croad, Helen Blackiston and Sharon Varndell in the National Mixed Fours against John Watts of Pelhams. The result was another win for Ringwood, 26-8. Well Done to all.

Today, Margery Gardner and Chris Dalrymple unfortunately lost their Cooley Goblets match in the morning. In the afternoon we trotted off from sunny Ringwood to a rain drenched Verwood for a friendly match. The rain delayed four rinks of triples match was played over 15 ends on what turned out to be a very pleasant afternoon. Ringwood won the match 33-55 with two winning rinks, one drawn and one lost. A good afternoon was had by all.

LATE UPDATE. Congratulations to Pete Ward and Sharon Varndell who tonight reached the Quarter Finals of the National Mixed Pairs Area 11 Section. They defeated Chris Brett of Meon Valley Bowls Club, at Ringwood, with a score of 26-8. Well Done.

Overall last week, of the 8 League matches played, Ringwood won 5 and lost 3.

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

 Tuesday 4th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Milford. This weather affected match of 12 ends resulted in a third win on the bounce for Ringwood with another 4-2 victory.

Tuesday 4th June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Braeside. No Match. Ringwood had a Bye.

Tuesday 4th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Lymington. We had another superb win versus Lymington on Tuesday
We won on three rinks and drew on the fourth thereby gaining another 7.5 points. Ringwood 80 shots 7.5 points. Lymington 53 shots 0.5 points. Regards Derick.

Tuesday 4th June. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus West Moors. The win-loss-win-loss sequence continues, this time, with a loss for Ringwood 6-2.

Thursday 6th June. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Braeside. Back to winning ways for Ringwood with a convincing 6-0 victory.

Thursday 6th June. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Fordingbridge B. This top of the table clash resulted in another win for Ringwood to maintain their 100% record. A very close game, the scores were Fordingbridge 58 (2), Ringwood 63 (6).

Saturday 8th June. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Poole Park. A second loss away from home. Poole Park 89 (12) and Ringwood 57 (2).

Saturday 8th June. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Ferndown. Despite two rink wins, Ringwood suffered their first home loss of the season. Ringwood 65 (4), Ferndown 101 (10).

Saturday 8th June. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Richmond Park B. Third win on the bounce for the B Team. Richmond Park 22 (0), Ringwood 39 (6).

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 10th June. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 11th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Highcliffe. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 11th June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Lyndhurst. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 11th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus New Milton. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 11th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Downton.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 13th June. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus Milford. 2.00pm start

Thursday 13th June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Lymington B.  6.15pm start.

Saturday 15th June. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Broadstone Wessex. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 15th June. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Branksome Park B. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 15th June. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Swanmore 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.


 

Apologies for not reporting this last week. Our Ladies won their National Womens Top Club Round 1 match at Basingstoke Town, 3-1. Sharon Varndell won 21-20. The Pairs won 21-13. The Triples won 18-14 and the Fours lost 16-18. They will play their next match away versus Oakley.

Congratulations again to Helena Webber who won another match in the National Champion of Champions Competition. She defeated Debbie Dance of Southbourne 21-9.

Congratulations also to Pete Ward and Sharon Varndell on winning their first round match in the National Mixed Pairs. At Waterside, they defeated James Highes 20-5.

On Thursday, Ringwood unfortunately lost their National Mens Club Two Fours match against Southbourne B, 46-29.

On Friday, Pete Ward unfortunately lost his Hampshire County Triples match against David Kerr of Boscombe Cliff.

On Saturday, Ringwood Ladies won their Thornbury Cup match against Fordingbridge 49-28.

On Saturday, Mark Brocklebank played at No.2 for Bowls Hampshire in the Middleton Cup on the Isle of Wight. Hampshire won 143 (20) - (2) 99.

On Sunday, Pete Ward unfortunately lost his Hampshire County 4 Wood Singles match against Chris Daniels of Boscombe Cliff, 10-21.

The friendly match on Sunday afternoon against Hampton was enjoyed by all despite some precipitation during the matches. A mixture of fours and triples matches resulted a 4-2 rinks win and a shots score of 119-64 in favour of Ringwood. Well done and great thanks to all those who organised and contributed on the day.

Overall last week, of the 8 League matches played, Ringwood won 6 and lost 2.

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

 Tuesday 28th May. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team away at Waterside. Another 4-2 victory for the 1st team.

Tuesday 28th May. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Lymington. Ringwood 38 - Lymington 27. Ringwood won 6 - 0. Chris D

Tuesday 28th May. NFBA Men's 1st Team away at Fordingbridge. Another great win 7.5-0.5.

Tuesday 28th May. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Fordingbridge A. Fortunes turned around this week with a 7-1 win.

Thursday 30th May. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Pelhams. Unfortunately, another loss this week, 4-2.Shots Ringwood 37, Pelhams 42.

Thursday 30th May. NFBA Men's B Team  No Match. Due to Brockenhurst A pulling out of NFBA League Division 4.

Saturday 1st June. B&DBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Braeside. Back to winning ways scoring 12-2 in points. Shots 96 for and 59 against.

Mel Barrett, Allan Mason, Ed Melton and Pete Ward won 31-9.

Malcolm Chater, Dan Cookman, Bryan Tanner and Derick Faulkner won 27-13.

Rob Huggett, Barrie Seymour, Derrick Fulker and Steve Van Wyk won 22-13.

Geoff Bell, Barry Vaughan, Steve Burns and Lee Croad lost 16-24.

Saturday 1st June. B&DBA Men's A Team away versus Braeside A. After 3 consecutive wins a heavy on the carpet at Braeside, 14-0. 104 shots to 51.

Ken Turner, Ian Stewart, Den Newham and John Stone lost 18-13.

Doug Jones, Denis Carr, George Dickson and Brian Tester lost 28-17.

Jim Sillitoe, Fred Alderman, Mel Jone and Bob Curtis lost 24-10.

Roy Tutt, Doug Dalrymple, Frank Billett and Mike Miller lost 34-11.

Saturday 1st June. B&DBA Triples B Team away versus versus Southbourne D. Another win for Ringwood, away this time. Southbourne 1 point and Ringwood 5 points. Shots 32-41.

Barrie Horne, Chris Dalrymple and Sue Wyatt won 15-24.

Sue West, Breta Miller and Sharon Varndell drew 17-17.

 

 

 

Liam aged 11

showing Grumpy Grandad

,Paul,

how it should be done!

 

 

Click to enlarge 

 

 

 

 

 

 Coming Up Next Week

Monday 3rd June. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 4th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Milford. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 4th June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Braeside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 4th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Lymington. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 4th June. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus West Moors.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 6th June. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Braeside. 2.00pm start

Thursday 6th June. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Fordingbridge B.  6.15pm start.

Saturday 8th June. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus versus Poole Park. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 8th June. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Ferndown. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 8th June. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Richmond Park B. 2.00pm start.

Sunday 9th June. 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.


 

It is with great sadness to report that Audrey Merrington's husband, Jim, passed away in the early hours of last Thursday morning. He was one of Ringwood's stalwart bowlers of years gone by. Having retired from active bowling he was frequently seen supporting Audrey and the Ringwood Teams at the Club. A Celebration of Jim's life will be held at Cornmantle Court, next door to the Bowling Club, on Friday June 7th at 2pm. All are welcome. Anne Taylor.

Following the Clubhouse break-in on Thursday night it appears that the burglars left the scene with a nett deficit. It appears that all they took was the money from the reading books donation box but left behind two unopened bottles of San Miguel. Hopefully, they won't be back to collect their beer.

Congratulations again to Helena Webber who defeated Laura Kitcher 21-19 in her County Singles match yesterday.

Congratulations also to Mark Brocklebank who has been selected to play for Bowls Hampshire in the Middleton Cup. He successfully came through his trial match at Banister Park yesterday. His first match is next Saturday against Bowls Isle of Wight at Shanklin.

Overall, of the 9 League matches played, Ringwood Won 5, Lost 3 and Drew 1.

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

 Tuesday 21st May. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Lyndhurst. Back to winning ways for the ladies' 1st Team. The 10 shot win, 38-28, resulted in the 4-2 victory.

Tuesday 21 May. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Highcliffe 1. The Ladies' 2nd Team were pegged back this week but managed to come away with a draw 3-3. Shots were 29 a piece.

Tuesday 21st May. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Brockenhurst. This top of the table clash resulted in a convincing 8-0 win for the 1st Team. the shots tally was 94 for Ringwoood and 51 for Brockenhurst.

Mel Barrett, Ed Melton and Pete Ward won 34-10.

John Thomas, Derick Faulkner and Mark Brocklebank won 25-11.

Barrie Seymour, Derrick Fulker and Steve Van Wyk won 19-16.

Geoff Bell, Steve Burns and Lee Croad won 16-14.

Tuesday 21st May. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Highcliffe. Unfortunately, a big loss, 8-0 this week. 85 shots to 34.

Denis Carr, Dave Dalymore and Doug Dalrymple lost 17-11.

Doug Jones, Rob Huggett and Brian Tester lost 19-11.

Ian Stewart, Brian Tanner and John Stone lost 17-8.

Mel Jones, Malcolm Chater and Brian Harrington lost 32-4.

Thursday 23rd May. B&DWBA Ladies' Team at Home versus Pelhams. Not such a good afternoon at Pelhams.

Rink 1 RINGWOOD-22  PELHAMS-30. Rink 2 RINGWOOD-15 PELHAMS-19. Totals RINGWOOD 37 shots - 0 Points.
PELHAMS 49 shots - 6 points. Chris

Thursday 23rd May. NFBA Men's B Team  Away versus Highcliffe B. Another great win for the B team. With 3 rink wins and 1 loss the points tally was 7-1.

Saturday 25th May. B&DBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Branksome Park. A 1 shot win, secured on the last end, by Steve Van Wyk's rink avoided a whitewash at the hands of Branksome Park who won 12-2. The shots tally was 92-60.

Rob Huggett, Barry Vaughan, Derrick Fulker and Steve Van Wyk won 20-19.

Mel Barrett, Allan Mason, Barrie Seymour and Ed Melton lost 16-18.

Geoff Bell, Fred Alderman, Steve Burns and Lee Croad lost 16-26.

Malcolm Chater, Ken Turner, Bryan Tanner and Derick Faulkner lost 8-29.

Saturday 25th May. B&DBA Men's A Team at Home versus Argyll A. Another great win for the A team taking all the available 14 points. Shot tally was 88-63.

John Thomas, Ian Stewart, Paul Wright and John Stone won 25-13.

Jim Sillitoe, Aan Grant, Mel Jones and Bob Curtis won 22-16.

Doug Jones, Denis Carr, George Dickson and Brian Tester won 21-15.

Roy Tutt, Doug Dalrymple, Frank Billett and Mick Miller won 20-19.

Saturday 25th May. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus West Moors C. Hooray! First win of the season for the B team. The convincing performance from this all ladies team secured a 6-0 victory. 58 shots to 15.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 27th May. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 28th May. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Waterside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 28th May. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 28th May. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Fordingbridge. 6.15pm start.

Tuesday 28th May. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Fordingbridge A.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 30th May. B&DWBA Ladies' Team Away versus West Moors. 2.00pm start

Thursday 30th May. NFBA Men's B Team No Match.

Saturday 1st June. B&DBA Men's 1st Team At Home versus Braeside. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 1st June. B&DBA Men's A Team Away versus Braeside A. 2.00pm start.

Saturday 1st June. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Southbourne D. 2.00pm start.

Sunday 2nd June. Friendly at Home versus Hampton.12.30 for 2.00pm 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.