Ringwood Bowling Club

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

News

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At long last, the new bowling mats have arrived. These yellow mats, kindly donated to the club by Mark Brocklebank, were held up by the blocking of the Suez Canal, when the container ship 'Ever Given' ran aground. Many thanks Mark, most appreciated.

Congratulations to the following lady players who have reached the NFWBA Competition Finals being played on 3rd and 6th September at Lymington Bowling Club:-

Jenny, Helen and Chris Dalrymple are playing in the Jubilee Triples against Waterside.

Debbie and Jenny are playing in the Cox‘s Pairs against Mavis and Sue, which means that Ringwood will be winning a Cup this year

Helen and Chris Pentelow are playing in the Cooley Goblets against Braeside.

This means that 7 out of our 10 lady league players who entered these competitions at the start of the season have made it into the finals.

Our County 4 players, Helen, Jenny, Chris Pentelow and Debbie who got through to Banister Park this year have been invited back there to compete in the Dolly Gore with teams competing from North,South,West and East Hampshire on the 17th September.

 

Results from Last Week

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

Thursday 26th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Bournemouth Electric. The visit to Bournemouth sadly resulted in a loss in the last league match of the season. The 1st team finish in 6th place, above Pelhams C who are bottom of the table. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 33 - 28. Points 4 - 2.

Saturday 28th August . B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus Southbourne.The 1st Team top the table after a fine win away at Southbourne and now lead Knyveton Gardens by 5 points, after they lost at New Milton. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 51 - 77. Points 2 - 12.

Saturday 28th August. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Wimborne A. The A team stay in 7th place after this seven shot defeat. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 74 - 81. Points 4 - 10.

Saturday 28th August. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Bounemouth Bobcats.The B team stay in third place despite a heavy defeat at Bournemouth. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 39 - 27. Points 6 - 0.

Sunday 29th August. Club Finals Day Results

Ladies Singles - Jenny Blake beat Helen Blackiston 22-17
Junior Singles - Geoff Robins beat Brian Harrington 21-17
Veterans Singles - Helen Blackiston beat Derick Faulkner 21-20
45 Up - Allan Mason beat Derick Faulkner 48-42
2 Wood Singles - Pete Ward beat Lee Croad 17-15
H’cap Pairs - Derrick Fulker & Denis Carr beat Richard Thomas & Paul Wright 22-14
Mens Singles, H’cap Singles & 2 Wood Pairs still to be played.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 30th August. Autumn Triples, Semi-Finals. 5.00pm start.

Tuesday 31st August. Bowls England Men's Two Bowl Singles Championship Preliminary Round at Leamington Spa. 10.30am. (Featuring Pete Ward versus Ben Pauley (Poole Park)).

Thursday 2nd September. Bowls England Mixed Pairs Round of 32 at Leamington Spa. 9.30am (Featuring Pete Ward and Sharon Varndell versus Robert Hackwell (Ashford, Middlesex)).

Friday 3rd September. Bowls England Men's Senior Pairs (Over 55) Round 1 at Leamington Spa. 12.30pm (Featuring Lee Croad and Steven Hockham (Southbourne) versus Philip Russell (Welwyn & District, Hertfordshire (South/West)).

Friday 3rd September. NFWBA Finals Day 1 at Lymington Bowling Club. 2.00pm Start. (Featuring Helen Blackiston, Chris Dalrymple and Jenny Blake vs Waterside in the Jubilee Triples).

Saturday 4th September. B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 4th September. B&DBA Triples A Team away versus Boscombe Cliff A. 9.30am start.

Saturday 4th September. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Milford on Sea C. 10.00am start.

Sunday 5th  September. NFBA Finals Day at Ringwood Bowling Club. 10.00am start. (Featuring Pairs. Mark Brocklebank, Mel Barrett vs Pete Ward, Mike Whelan. Triples. Mar Brocklebank, Dan Cookman, Steve Van Wyck vs Andy Wilson (Fordingbridge). Fours. Derrick Fulker, DerickFaulkner, Geoff Bell, Allan Mason vs Eric Milson (New Milton). Champion of Champions. Lee Croad vs Steve Burfield (New Milton)).

Monday 6th September. NFWBA Finals Day 2 at Lymington Bowling Club. 11.00am Start. (Featuring Championship Pairs. Chris Pentelow and Helen Blackiston versus Gladys Pegram and Sharon Varndell (Braeside). Cox's Two Wood Pairs. Debbie Senior and Jenny Blake versus Sue Wyatt and Mavis Hammond).

 


 

 Presentation Social Evening


 

Congratulations and well done to the Men's 1st team who have won through to the final of the NFBA President's Trophy. The final takes place at Ringwood on Saturday 11th September against Braeside.

Congratulations and well done to the following who have progressed to the NFBA Competition Finals that take place at Ringwood on Sunday 5th September.

Pairs. Mark Brocklebank, Mel Barrett vs Pete Ward, Mike Whelan

Triples. Mar Brocklebank, Dan Cookman, Steve Van Wyck vs Andy Wilson (Fordingbridge)

Fours. Derrick Fulker, DerickFaulkner, Geoff Bell, Allan Mason vs Eric Milson (New Milton)

Champion of Champions. Lee Croad vs Steve Burfield (New Milton)

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 17th August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Waterside. The 1st team finish their League campaign on a low loosing both rinks and finishing bottom of the table with 25 points. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 42 - 27. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 17th August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Waterside.Despite losing at home, the 2nd team finish their league season third from bottom on 32 points. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 27 - 33. Points 2 - 4.

Tuesday 17thAugust. NFBA Men's 1st Team Home & Away versus New Milton B. A great win sees the 1st team into the President's Trophy final. Shots 59 - 48.

Thursday 19th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Branksome Park A.

Saturday 21st August . B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Poole Park. A maximum points win leaves the 1st team just 3 points behind leaders Knyveton Gardens, with two games to go. Rinks 4 - 0. Shots 76 - 57. Points 14 - 0.

Saturday 21st August. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus Braeside A. Despite a great win in this close contest on the Braeside carpet, the A team stay third from bottom. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 71 - 75. Points 2 - 12.

Saturday 21st August. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Richmond Park A. A great maximum points win for the B team keeps them in third place. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 34 - 26. Points 6 - 0.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 23rd August. Autumn Triples, first match. 5.00pm start.

Thursday 26th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Bournemouth Electric. 2.00pm start.

Friday 27th August. Evening Aussie Pairs continues. 5.00pm start.

Saturday 28th August. B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus Southbourne. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 28th August. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Wimborne A. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 28th August. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Bounemouth Bobcats. 10.00am start.

Sunday 29th August. Club Finals Day. 10.00am start.


 

Congratulations to the ladies' teams for winning all of their league matches last week. Long may it continue.

There were two close encounters of the bowls kind on Friday:-

Sadly, Pete Ward lost his Bowls Hampshire 2 Wood Singles Final against Dave Sims of Alton by just one shot, 13 - 12.

Also, the Bowls England Two-Fours Mid/West Hampshire Area Final versus Atherley B was keenly fought. Needing 3 on the last end to force an extra end, Pete Ward's rink could only muster 2 and sadly, our Men's 1st team also lost by just one shot. 

 

 Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 10th August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Lyndhurst. A much needed win for the ladies but they stay rooted at the bottom of the table. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 36 - 30. Points 4 - 2.

Tuesday 10th August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus New Milton 2. This great win for the ladies lifts them off the bottom of the table. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 50 - 32. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 10thAugust. NFBA Men's 1st Team Home & Away versus Braeside A. The 1st team march on to the next round of the President's Trophy with this win.  Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 70 - 40.

Thursday 5th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Lymington. A superb win for the ladies in their first B&DWBA league match this month. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 39 - 31. Points 4 - 2.

Saturday 14th August . B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus New Milton. A close contest with Ringwood getting the victory by 5 shots which keeps them in second slot. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 68 - 73. Points 4 - 10.

Saturday 14th August. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus New Milton A. Another loss sees the A team drop another place in the table. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 61 - 76. Points 4 - 10.

Saturday 14th August. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus West Moors C. A close game but unfortunately another loss and no points for the B team. However, they stay in third place. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 43 - 37. Points 6 - 0.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 16th August. Autumn Triples, first match. 5.00pm start.

Tuesday 17th August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Waterside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 17th August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Waterside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 17th August. NFBA Men's 1st Team Home & Away versus New Milton B. 6.00pm start. (President's Trophy)

Thursday 19th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Branksome Park A. 2.00pm start.

Friday 20th August. Evening Aussie Pairs continues. 5.00pm start.

Saturday 21st August. B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Poole Park. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 21st August. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus Braeside A. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 21st August. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Richmond Park A. 10.00am start.


 

There was a good turnout of club members at Ringwood Conservative Club where Alan Grant's wake was held. Members joined Alan's son Neale and other members of his family and friends to reminisce and pay tribute to Alan's life and times at RBC. All attendees raised a glass to Alan at 12.45pm when his remains were being cremated at Southhampton. 

You may have noticed that hedges around the green are now nicely trimmed. A big thank you is due to all those members who turned out to do the hedge trimming, bagging up of cuttings, tidying up and disposal of the cuttings. Also, thanks also to Paul for supplying the pastries. Tasty.

Congratulations to Roger Clark who won the Harry Wright competition which concluded on Monday evening. Well done also to Fred alderman who was runner-up.

Congratulations to Pete Ward and Sharon Varndell who won there Bowls England Mixed Pairs - Area 13 - Hampshire (Mid/West) / Isle of Wight Final by 17 - 16 against Rob Crook of Littleton. Their entry into this competition was made in 2020, when Sharon was a playing member at Ringwood and was carried over to this year due to the Covid lockdown. They now play in the All-England Round of 32 @ Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa 9:30am & 12:30pm on Thursday 2nd September.

Congratulations to Geoff Bell, Allan Mason, Derick Faulkner and Derrick Fulker on reaching the NFBA Fours Final by defeating the Waterside team of James/Mitchell/Smith/Hawkins by 25-5 at New Milton. The Final will be played on Finals Day, Sunday 5th September, at Ringwood, against a team from either Fordingbridge or New Milton.

Congratulations to two Ringwood teams who played at Banister Park In the Bowls Hampshire Quarter & Semi Finals on Sunday 8th August. Unfortunately, the following happened.

Ladies Fours. Helen Blackiston, Jenny Blake, Chris Pentelow and Debbie Senior lost 18-8 to Andover.

Men's Fours. Mark Brocklebank, Dan Cookman, Lee Croad and Pete Ward lost 16-9 to Leigh Park.

 

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 3rd August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus New Milton. Another 6-0 loss keeps the 1st team at the bottom of the table. Rinks2 - 0. Shots 40 - 29. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 3rd August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team No match. Bye.

Tuesday 3rd August. NFBA Men's 1st Team Home & Away versus Highcliffe. A good win in the first round of the President's Trophy. Rinks 4 - 0. Shots 62 - 49.

Thursday 5th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team No match.

Thursday 5th August. NFBA Men's B Team Home & Away versus Verwood. This 1st round match in the Ringwood Shield was a close affair but sadly a loss for the B team. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 42 - 50.

Saturday 7th August . B&DBA Triples 1st Team No match. 

Saturday 7th August. B&DBA Triples A Team No match.

Saturday 7th August. B&DBA Triples B Team No match.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 9th August. Autumn Triples, first match. 5.00pm start.

Monday 9th August. Bowls Hampshire Ladies' Thornbery Trophy Area Finals. 2 Rinks. 6.00pm start.

Tuesday 10th August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Lyndhurst. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 10th August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus New Milton 2. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 10th August. NFBA Men's 1st Team Home & Away versus Braeside A. 6.00pm start. (President's Trophy)

Thursday 12th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Friday 13th August. Evening Aussie Pairs continues. 5.00pm start.

Friday 13th August. Men's 1st Team versus Atherley B at New Milton. 6.15pm start. (Bowls England Two-Fours Mid/West Hampshire Area Final)

Saturday 14th August. B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus New Milton. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 14th August. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus New Milton A. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 14th August. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus West Moors C. 10.00am start.


 

Congratulations and well done to Helen Blackiston, Jenny Blake, Chris Pentelow and Debbie Senior who won their Bowls Hampshire Ladies' Fours Area Final (West) match against J.Prince, M.Herlihy, M.Whale and C.Cooke of New Milton. The Four next play in the Quarter & Semi Finals Day at Banister Park on Sunday 8th August. Good Luck Ladies.

Congratulations also to the following Men for getting to the Bowls Hampshire Quarter & Semi Finals

Fours. Mark Brocklebank, Dan Cookman, Lee Croad and Pete Ward.

2 Wood Singles Final. Pete Ward.

Unfortunately Ringwood men's 1st team lost their Bowls Hampshire Men's County Club Area Final (West) against Boscombe Cliff.

 

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 27th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Lymington. A close game but a poor result keeps the 1st team rooted at the bottom of the table. Rinks 0 - 2. Shots 27 - 33. Points 0 - 6.

Tuesday 27th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Lymington. Another close game but loss overall keeps the 2nd team also rooted at the bottom of the table. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 39 - 37. Points 0 - 6.

Tuesday 27th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Waterside. A great performance in the last game of the season results in League Champions by 1.5 points from Foringbridge. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 79 - 57. Points 6 - 2.

Wednesday 28th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home Versus Fordingbridge. Postponed from last week, a great result from a very close game, taking all 6 points. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 32 - 29. Points 6 - 0.

Thursday 29th July. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Broadstone C. Bye. Broadstone pulled out.

Thursday 29th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Milford On Sea A. A good performance from the A team produced a very close game but sadly a loss by one shot which leaves them in 7th place. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 73 - 72. Points 5 - 3.

Thursday 29th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Highcliffe A. Despite a very heavy loss, the B team finish up still in 4th place. Rinks 0 - 4. Shots 44 - 103. Points 0 - 6.

Saturday 31st July . B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Argyll. The 1st team climb back into second spot following a fine win.  Rinks 2.5 - 1.5. Shots 91 - 54. Points 11 - 3. 

Saturday 31st July. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus Knyveton Gardens A. Despite another away loss, the A team stay in third from bottom slot. Rinks 3.5 - 0.5. Shots 83 - 40. Points 13 - 1.

Saturday 31st July. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Poole Park C. The B team stay in third place despite a home loss. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 32 - 42. Points 2 - 4.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 2nd August - Saturday 7th August. Bournemouth Open Bowls Tournament. 9.00am Start.

Monday 2nd August. Harry Wright Trophy, last match. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 3rd August. Hedge Trimming at the Club. 9.00am.

Tuesday 3rd August. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus New Milton. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 3rd August. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team . No match.

Tuesday 3rd August. NFBA Men's 1st Team Home & Away versus Highcliffe. 6.15pm start. (President's Trophy)

Thursday 5th August. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team . No match.

Thursday 5th August. NFBA Men's A Team .No match. (Withdrawn from the Ringwood Shield.)

Thursday 5th August. NFBA Men's B Team Home & Away versus Verwood. 6.15pm start. (Ringwood Shield)

Friday 6th August. Evening Aussie Pairs. 5.00pm start.

Saturday 7th August. B&DBA Triples 1st Team . No match.

Saturday 7th August. B&DBA Triples A Team . No match. 

Saturday 7th August. B&DBA Triples B Team . No match.

Sunday 8th August. Bowls Hampshire Quarter & Semi Finals at Banister Park featuring the following:-

Ladies' Fours. Helen Blackiston, Jenny Blake, Chris Pentelow and Debbie Senior versus Andover.

Men's Fours. Mark Brocklebank, Dan Cookman, Lee Croad and Pete Ward versus Leigh Park


 

It is with great sadness that I have to report that Alan Grant passed away peacefully last night.

Alan was admitted to the intensive care unit at Southampton Hospital after suffering a stroke at home. Despite all efforts to save him however, sadly Alan did not pull through.

Alan's son and granddaughter will be coming to club on Tuesday evening, 27th July, during the match between Ringwood and Waterside, to meet club members.

If you would like to meet Neil and his daughter to remember and reminisce about Alan's life and times at Ringwood Bowling Club, please come along on Tuesday evening.

Our deep condolences, thoughts and best wishes go out to Neil, his family and friends. Alan will be sorely missed by our members.

I will post details of funeral arrangements when known.


 

 Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 20th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Highcliffe. A great performance and back to winning ways for the ladies 1st team. Rinks 0 - 2. Shots 14 - 29. Points 0 - 6.

Tuesday 20th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home Versus Fordingbridge. Match postponed. To be played on Wednesday 28th July.

Tuesday 20th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away Versus Fordingbridge. Ringwood go back on top with a good win at Fordingbridge. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 61 - 74. Points 2 - 6.

Thursday 22nd July. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home Versus Southbourne B. The ladies 1st Team rise one place in the table, to midway, following a nice 3 shot win. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 21 - 18. Points 4 - 2.

Thursday 22nd July. NFBA Men's A Team at Home Versus West Moors A. Despite a heavy defeat at the hands of West Moors A, the Ringwood A team stay above them, in the league, by 1 point. Rinks 0.5 - 3.5. Shots 49 - 89. Points 0.5 - 7.5.

Thursday 22nd July. NFBA Men's B Team Away Versus West Moors. The B team stay in 4th place despite losing away at West Moors. Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 72 - 54. Points 7 - 1.

Saturday 24th July . B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away Versus Knyveton Gardens. A close game but the 1st team drop another place, into third, after another loss. Rinks 2.5 - 1.5. Shots 66 - 60. Points 11 - 3.

Saturday 24th July. B&DBA Triples A Team No Game.

Saturday 24thJuly. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home Versus West Moors B. A good win, by the smallest of margins, keeps the B team in third slot. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 33 - 32. Points 5 - 1.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 26th July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Monday 26th July. BH Men's County Club Area Final (West). Ringwood versus Boscombe Cliff. 6.00pm start at Southbourne.

Tuesday 27th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 27th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 27th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Waterside. 6.15pm start.

Wednesday 28th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home Versus Fordingbridge. 2.00pm start. Postponed match from Tuesday 20th July.

Wednesday 28th July. BH Ladies' Fours Area Final (West). H.Blackiston, J.Blake, C.Pentelow, D.Senior versus J.Prince (New Milton). 6.00pm start at Meyrick Park, Bournemouth.

Thursday 29th July. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Broadstone C. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 29th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Milford On Sea A. 6.15pm start.

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

Friday 30th July. Aussie Pairs continues. 10.00am start.

Saturday 31st July. B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Argyll. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 31st July. B&DBA Triples A Team. Away versus Knyveton Gardens A. 2.30pm start. 

Saturday 31st July. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Poole Park C. 10.00am start.