Finals Day - 4th September
We had perfect weather, lots of spectators turned up to watch the games, thanks to them for creating a great atmosphere.
2021's Club Knockout Competition's Finals Day Competitors
Following our Open Day this year we had a record number of over 30 new members and even now as we get nearer the end of the season, we're still getting enquiries. Which is wonderful.
The majority of these new bowlers have never played before, however some entered competitions, and joined leagues. We set up two special coaching and bowling sessions which have proved very popular and it's gone from there.
Anyone of any age can play bowls, it's a game for everyone. It's not just a sport for retirees, there's now an under 18 and an under 25 international team.
If you're interested in learning how to play Bowls we'd love to meet you, so if you'd like to find out more do get in touch with us
Our ladies are doing well this season and they are enjoying themselves after such a bad 2020 for everyone.
County Fours, last eight
Jackie Kingston, Maureen Whaites, Cynthia Hamilton with skip Lesley Taylor won through to the County fours last eights and played the quarter finals against a four from Ringwood on the morning of 8th August. They had a good win to put themselves through to play the semi-final in the afternoonagainst a four from New Milton BC, unfortunately the weather decided to play a dramatic part and
the heavens opened, play had to be abandoned halfway through for half an hour whilst the green drained and on returning after the break our four did not seem to completely get their form back and eventually the Milton Park ladies won by 2 shots. Milton Park ladies went on to win the semi-final and will therefore represent Hampshire at the National finals in Leamington Spa.
A disappointing result but I’m sure our four will be back.
Thanks go to the supporters that came along to cheer our ladies on, you do make a difference.
We now currently have 5 County badged ladies that are still playing in our club, a good achievement.
Jackie Kingston, Cindy McLaughlin and Cynthia Hamilton got through to the County Triples Area Final at Pirrie Park on Monday 28th June, unfortunately they got pipped to the post and lost by 2 shots to the Waterside triple skipped by Janet Ballard. An enjoyable game they came back from 0/7 down to level the match and go ahead but needed 3 shots on the last end and only scored one. Final score 13/15
It was Cindy’s first time in a County Area Final, we are sure she will be back.
Jackie Kingston and Lesley Taylor won through to the County Pairs Finals at Banister Park 31st July after a good win over an Atherley pair in the Area final score 22/5.
County Vice President
This year the Club is again honoured to have one of our members,
Cynthia Hamilton as Women's County Vice President.
Cynthia has been our Club's Ladies Champion for the last 3 years,
and has now made a new Club Record by winning the Title on 8 occasions
She has been a member for 30 years and has been active on our committee
for many of those. Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Cynthia has taken up her duties this year.
Hampshire Women's Vice President 2020/2021