Ringwood Bowling Club

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

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Contrary to the previous item, the date for Hedge Trimming around the perimeter of the bowling green and car park has been put back one week and will now take place on Tuesday 3rd August at 9.00am.

Most of the trimming will have been done by Paul and Mel, on that morning, so it will be mainly a case of picking up and bagging the cuttings. Useful tools to bring along are garden rake,  stiff broom and dustpan & brush.

Dave Lewis will be on holiday on this changed date and so, if you are able to help, please let Paul Wright know on Mobile: 07861 372432

Thank You.


 

On Wednesday, the sun turned up to bathe the green in glorious sunshine for Derick Faulkner's NFBA Presidents Day. Representatives from NFBA Clubs and NFBA dignitaries enjoyed a great afternoon of good bowling. After the games, a sumptuous spread was devoured by the combatants which was wonderfully prepared by Ringwood Ladies. A big thank you to the Ladies and Derick for making the day a wonderful occasion.

Congratulations to Ringwood Ladies who have two teams through into the NFWBA Cox’s 2 wood pairs Finals, to be played at Lymington in September.

 

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 13th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Brockenhurst. Another close game but sadly another loss. Rinks 0 - 2. Shots 27 - 33. Points 0 - 6.

Tuesday 13th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Downton. Another loss keeps the 2nd team rooted to the bottom. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 48 - 20. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 13th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus New Milton. Another great win keeps the 1st team in second place. Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 85 - 54. Points 7 - 1.

Thursday 15th July. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus West Moors C. A very close game but sadly another loss for the 1st team, leaves them third from bottom. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 29 -26. Points 6 - 0.

Thursday 15th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus New Milton A. A great win away from home lifts the A team up a place. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 55 - 78. Points 1 - 7.

Thursday 15th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Lymington A. The B team drop one place after losing by 5 shots. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 62 - 67. Points 2 - 6.

Saturday 17th July . B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Branksome Park. A rare loss at home drops the 1st team down to second. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 57 - 81. Points 4 - 10.

Saturday 17th July. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus Argyll A. A tough afternoon down on the coast leaves the A team third from bottom. Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 68 - 54. Points 12 - 2.

Saturday 17thJuly. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Highcliffe C. A superb performance at Highcliffe secures third place for the B team. Rinks 0.5 - 1.5. Shots 27 - 41. Points 1 - 5.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 19th July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 20th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Highcliffe. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 20th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home Versus Fordingbridge. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 20th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away Versus Fordingbridge. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 22nd July. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home Versus Southbourne B. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 22nd July. NFBA Men's A Team at Home Versus West Moors A. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 22nd July. NFBA Men's B Team Away Versus West Moors. 6.15pm start.

Friday 23rd July. Aussie Pairs continues. 10.00am start.

Friday 23rd July. Bowls Hampshire Ladies Area Finals at Ringwood. 6.00pm start.

Saturday 24th July. B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away Versus Knyveton Gardens. 2.30pm start.

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

Saturday 24th July. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home Versus West Moors B. 10.00am start.


 

All league matches played last week were lost. A first, as far as I can remember. 

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 6th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Braeside. After losing on the Braeside carpet, the drop, by one place, in the table places the 1st team at the bottom. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots ? - ?. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 6th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus New Milton. Not a good day for the second team. This loss sees the 2nd team slide down the table into bottom slot. Rinks 0 - 2. Shots 27 - 44. Points 0 - 6.

Tuesday 6th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus  Lyndhurst.  A second loss of the season drops the 1st team down into 2nd place in the table. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 67 - 72. Points 2 - 6.

Thursday 8th July. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Pelhams C. No match. Pelhams pulled out of the match due to not enough players. The 1st team reside in mid table slot.

Thursday 8th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Highcliffe A. A tough evening away at Highcliffe results in a drop down to 7th place in the table. Rinks 4 - 0. Shots 93 - 49. Points 8 - 0.

Thursday 8th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Milford A. The B team stay in third place despite losing at home. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 62 - 85. Points 1 - 7.

Saturday 3rd July . B&DBA Triples 1st Team No Match.

Saturday 3rd July. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus West Moors A. Despite sharing the rinks, the A team could not accumulate enough shots for a win. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 73 - 58. Points 10 - 4.

Saturday 3rd July. B&DBA Triples B Team No Match

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 12th July. Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 13th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Brockenhurst. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 13th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Downton. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 13th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus New Milton. 6.15pm start.

Wednesday 14th July. NFBA Presidents Day at Ringwood, hosted by Derick Faulkner. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 15th July. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus West Moors C. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 15th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus New Milton A. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 15th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Lymington A. 6.15pm start.

Friday 16th July. Aussie Pairs continues. 10.00am start.

Saturday 17th July. B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Branksome Park. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 17th July. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus Argyll A. 2.30pm start. 

Saturday 17th July. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Highcliffe C. 10.00am start.


 

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 29th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Waterside. A close match but sadly another loss dropping the Ladies' down another place to 7th. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 28 - 31. Points 2 - 4.

Tuesday 29th June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Waterside. Result unknown. However,The 2nd team stay at mid table. 

Tuesday 29th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Braeside. The 1st team march on with another great win on the Braeside carpet. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 60 - 80. Points 1 - 7.

Thursday 1st July. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Bournemouth Electric. Losing to bottom of the table, Electric, drops the 1st team down a place.  Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 25 - 41. Points 2 - 4. 

Thursday 1st July. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Lymington A. Another loss leaves the A team residing in the bottom half of the table. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 58 - 89. Points 1 - 7.

Thursday 1st July. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus New Milton A. A good win away from home keeps the B team in 3rd place. Rinks 1.5 - 2.5. Shots 62 - 69. Points 1.5 - 6.5.

Saturday 3rd July . B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus Fordingbridge. An exciting one shot win over Fordingbridge and a loss by Knyveton Gardens lifts the A team into top slot. Rinks 2.5 - 1.5. Shots 69 - 70. Points 5 - 9.

Saturday 3rd July. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Swanage. The A team couldn't avenge the heavy defeat by Swanage at the start of the season. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 67 - 73. Points 2 - 12.

Saturday 3rd July. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff C. The B Team retain 2nd spot despite returning with zero points at the Cliff. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 55 - 21. Points 0 - 6.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 5th July . Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 6th July. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Braeside.  2.00pm start.

Tuesday 6th July. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus New Milton 1. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 6th July. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus  Lyndhurst. 6.15pm start. 

Thursday 8th July. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Pelhams C. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 8th July. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Highcliffe A. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 8th July. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Milford A. 6.15pm start.

Saturday 10th July. B&DBA Triples 1st Team No Game.

Saturday 10th July. B&DBA Triples Away versus West Moors A. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 10th July. B&DBA Triples B Team No Game.


 

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 22nd June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lyndhurst. Another loss drops the 1st team down to 6th place. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 26 - 40. Points 4 - 2.

Tuesday 22nd June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus New Milton 2. A good win places the 2nd team in the mid table slot. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 40 - 33. Points 4 - 2.

Tuesday 22nd June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Fordingbridge A. Another great win keeps the 1st team in top position. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 53 - 75. Points 1 - 7.

Thursday 24th June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Branksome Park. A heavy loss away from home leaves the 1st team in mid table. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 20 - 38. Points 6 - 0.

Thursday 24th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus West Moors. A poor performance resulting in zero points for the A team. Rinks 0 - 8. Shots 53 - 89. Points 0 - 8.

Thursday 24th June. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus West Moors A. The B team drop to third place following a second consecutive loss. Rinks 2.5 - 1.5. Shots 63 - 53. Points 6.5 - 1.5.

Saturday 26th June . B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff. Another great win keeps the 1st team in second slot, only 4 points behind leaders Knyveton Gardens. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 62 - 78. Points 4 - 10.

Saturday 26th June. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff A. A good win despite only winning 1.5 rinks leaves the A team in 4th slot. Rinks 1.5 - 2.5. Shots 77 - 72. Points 9 - 5.

Saturday 26th June. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Milford on Sea C. Despite being one man down, the B team came away with another maximum points win to keep them in second spot. Rinks 0 - 2. Shots 28 - 37. Points 0 - 6.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 28th June . Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 29th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Waterside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 29th June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Waterside. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 29th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Braeside. 6.15pm start. 

Thursday 1st July. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Bournemouth Electric. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 1st July. NFBA Men's A Team  6.15pm start. at Home versus Lymington A. 1st July

Thursday 1st July. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus New Milton A. 6.15pm start.

Saturday 3rd July. B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus Fordingbridge. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 3rd July. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Swanage. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 3rd July. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff C. 10.00am start.


 

Ringwood Bowling Club welcomed Ringwood School back to bowls on Wednesday 16th June. Six year 8 boys turned up and worked in pairs through the obstacles laid out for them together with our members who volunteered to help.

They all had a wonderful time and seemed very keen with some showing natural ability. The teachers that accompanied them were enthusiastic and hopeful that they will tell their friends and encourage them to also come and try bowls.

The session finished with squash and chocolate biscuits and a resounding eagerness to come back next week.

Thank you to all the helpers, some of which rearranged a match to be able to help. A special thank you to Barry who in spite of numerous failed attempts persisted and achieved what is to be 5 weeks of youth learning to bowl at Ringwood Bowling Club.

Debbie


Ringwood Bowling Club have the honour of hosting some Bowls Hampshire Area Finals this year. The Details are:-

23rd July, 6pm, 2 rinks for Triples and 2 rinks for Pairs matches.

9th August, 10am, 2 rinks for the Thornbery Trophy.


Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 15th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus New Milton. After another heavy loss, the ladies drop down into second last place, above Lymington. Rinks 0 - 2. Shots 22 - 37. Points 0 - 6.

Tuesday 15thJune. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team No match. Bye.

Tuesday 15th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Lymington. Another great win keeps the 1st team on the top of the table by 4 points, from Fordingbridge. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 78 - 55. Points 6 - 2.

Thursday 17th June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lymington. A tough battle resulting with everything shared. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 19 - 19. Points 3 - 3.

Thursday 17th June. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Ringwood B. The 'A' team turned the tables on the 'B' team in this second encounter with a great win by 7 shots. Rinks 1 - 1 with two halved. Shots 59 - 66. Points 2 - 6.

Thursday 17th June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Ringwood A. See above.

Saturday 19th June . B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home versus Southbourne. The 1st team climb into second place following this latest win. Rinks 2.5 - 1.5. Shots 67 - 52. Points 11 - 3.

Saturday 19th June. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus Wimborne A. Despite a good away win at Wimborne, the A team stay mid table. Rinks 1 - 1 with two halved. Shots 60 - 68. Points 4 - 10.

Saturday 19th June. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Bournemouth Bobcats. The B team climb into second spot following this emphatic win. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 36 - 28. Points 6 - 0.

 

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 21st June . Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 22nd June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lyndhurst. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 22nd June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus New Milton 2. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 22nd June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Fordingbridge A. 6.15pm start. 

Thursday 24th June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Branksome Park. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 24th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus West Moors. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 24th June. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus West Moors A. 6.15pm start.

Saturday 26th June. B&DBA Triples 1st Team Away versus Boscombe Cliff. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 26th June. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Boscombe Cliff A.  2.30pm start.

Saturday 26th June. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Milford on Sea C. 10.00am start.


 

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 8th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lymington. Not a good start to the week for the Ladies with a loss leaving them in fifth place. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 52 - 20. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 8thJune. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Lymington. Despite losing, the second team reside in third place in the division. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 22 - 38. Points 2 - 4.

Tuesday 8th June. NFBA Men's 1st Team Away versus Waterside. A fine win at Waterside places the 1st team at the top of the table.  Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 44 - 84. Points 1 - 7.

Thursday 10th June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Broadstone C. Not played. Bye.

Thursday 10th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Milford A. A close match for the A team who unfortunately finished second, leaving them in fifth place. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 70 - 78. Points 1 - 7. 

Thursday 10th June. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Highcliffe A. Despite winning this top of the table clash by just 2 shots, it leaves Ringwood in second place by just half a point. Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 58 - 60. Points 2 - 6.

Saturday 12th June . B&DBA Triples 1st Team  Away versus Poole Park. A win, by the closest of margins, for the 1st team places them in third place. Rinks 1 - 3. Shots 68 - 69. Points 2 - 12.

Saturday 12th June. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Braeside A. A resounding win places the A team half way in the table. Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 104 - 68. Points 12 - 2.

Saturday 12th June. B&DBA Triples B Team  Away versus Richmond Park A. A great 2 shot victory places the B team in 4th spot below Richmond Park with both teams on 24 points. Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 31 - 33. Points 2 - 4.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 14th June . Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 15th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus New Milton  2.00pm start.

Tuesday 15thJune. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team  No match. Bye.

Tuesday 15thJune. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Lymington. 6.15pm start. 

Thursday 17th June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 17th June. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus Ringwood B. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 17th June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus Ringwood A. 6.15pm start.

Saturday 19th June. B&DBA Triples 1st Team at Home vesus Southbourne. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 19th June. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus Wimborne A.  2.30pm start.

Saturday 19th June. B&DBA Triples B Team at Home versus Bournemouth Bobcats. 10.00am start.


 

It was a very successful 2 days for our Open Days at Ringwood on the Sunday and Monday.

Thank you to all who gave their time to help and also to those who are continuing on with the coaching and mentoring of our new members.

We welcome all of our new bowlers and hope that they have an enjoyable time at the club and on the green.


Just results and fixtures this week as I have been doing some actual bowling instead of writing about it.

Results from Last Week

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

Tuesday 1st June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team at Home versus Highcliffe. Won Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 36 - 20. Points 6 - 0.

Tuesday 1st June. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team Away versus Fordingbridge. Won Rinks 1 - 1. Shots 33 - 48. Points 2 - 4.

Tuesday 1st June. NFBA Men's 1st Team at Home versus Fordingbridge. Lost. Rinks 1.5 - 2.5. Shots 66 - 74. Points 1.5 - 6.5.

Thursday 3rd June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team Away versus Southbourne B. Lost. Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 43 - 22. Points 6 - 0.

Thursday 3rd June. NFBA Men's A Team Away versus West Moors A. Won Rinks 1.5 - 2.5. Shots 66 - 80. Points 1.5 - 6.5.

Thursday 3rd June. NFBA Men's B Team at Home versus West Moors. Won Rinks 2 - 2. Shots 74 - 68. Points 6 - 2.

Saturday 5th June . B&DBA Triples 1st Team  at Home versus New Milton. Won Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 85 - 53. Points 12 - 2.

Saturday 5th June. B&DBA Triples A Team Away versus New Milton A. Lost Rinks 3 - 1. Shots 65 - 41. Points 12 - 2.

Saturday 5th June. B&DBA Triples B Team  at home versus West Moors C. Won Rinks 2 - 0. Shots 50 - 17. Points 6 - 0.

Coming Up Next Week

Monday 7th June . Harry Wright Trophy continues. 5.30pm start.

Tuesday 8th June. NFWBA Ladies' 1st Team  Away versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 8thJune. NFWBA Ladies' 2nd Team at Home versus Lymington. 2.00pm start.

Tuesday 8thJune. NFBA Men's 1st Team  Away versus Waterside. 6.15pm start.

Thursday 10th June. B&DWBA Ladies' 1st Team  at Home versus Broadstone C. 2.00pm start.

Thursday 10th June. NFBA Men's A Team at Home versus Milford A.  6.15pm start.

Thursday 10th June. NFBA Men's B Team Away versus Highcliffe A  6.15pm start.

Saturday 12th June. B&DBA Triples 1st Team  Away versus Poole Park. 2.30pm start.

Saturday 12th June. B&DBA Triples A Team at Home versus Braeside A.  2.30pm start.

Saturday 12th June. B&DBA Triples B Team Away versus Richmond Park A. 10.00am start.