News & Competitions
12th September - Annual Friendly Game v St Mary Bourne
This is always a competitiive game, played with friendly rivalry creating a great atmosphere and the Club donates all proceeds to the Countess of Brecknock Hospice. It was a very close game with a win for Andover of just one shot the score was 79-78, so close, especially as this year Andover provided a rink of players for St Mary Bourne who lost on their rink.
3rd and 5th September - Club Finals
Thanks to all our members who enter these competitions and play throughout the season to make them so popular.
Those who win through to become Finalists arrive at Finals Day to battle it out on the Green to be our Club Champions. This year as Pete Anthony had made it through to three finals, it was decided to hold the Men's Handicap over to Monday.
The weather was good for both days, some great bowling and some very close games, which were well attended by members, family and friends who came to watch. Thanks to all those who came along to support the Finalists, they are an important part of the day, their presence makes it all much more enjoyable, .
After some extremely good bowling and very close games the results were as follows:-
Ladies Championship Winner Cindy McLaughlin and Runner Up Cynthia Hamilton
Men's Championship Winner Chris Richardson and Runner Up Pete Anthony
Ladies Two Woods Winner Jackie Kingston and Runner Up Cindy McLaughlin
Men's 2 Woods Winner Peter Anthony and Runner Up Andy Carnegie
Drawn Pairs Winners Linda Sturt & Dave Corbett and Runners Up Kate Hopkins & Andy Hooper
Novices Winner Evan Lewens and Runner Up John Cocks
Men's Handicap Winner Chris Richardson and Runner Up Pete Anthony
Men's Two Woods
Andy Carnegie v Pete Anthony with Marker John Allenby
Cindy Mclaughlan v Cynthia Hamilton with Marker Sue Milton
Ladies Two Woods
Jackie Kingston v Cindy McLaughlin with Marker Elainne Piper
Drawn Pairs Finalists
Dave Corbett & Linda Sturt v Kate Hopkins and Andy Hooper
Evan Lewens v John Cox
Pete Anthony and Chris Richardson with Marker Gordon Bazely
Enjoying the Bowls
Enjoying the Bowls
26th June - President's Day
This year the weather was kind, and the sun shone and all our rinks were full of colurful members, Fancy Dress was optional, playing Two Jack Triples which was great fun. The day raised £260.00 which Cindy McLaughlin our President, dedicated to the Countess of Brecknock Hospice.
Monday 13th June - Hampshire v Wiltshire at Andover Bowling Club
We were delighted and honoured to host a men's County Match on Monday between Hampshire and Wiltshire. It was a beautiful afternoon and players enjoyed our excellent green. It was a close game with Hampshire just securing a win. Andover were asked to provide a rink and had 3 players wearing County Shirts for the first time.
Open DayOpen Day
Our Open Day for the Big Bowls Weekend, was our second Open Day Day this year, and again was very successful and the weather was excellent.
All those who tried bowls enjoyed their experience, we had people from all age groups, from 70 + to a 5 year whose parents wanted to try bowls. He wasn't going to be left out and wanted to have a go too. We've got some small junior bowls, so he tried those and got on very well with them, listening very attentively to the coach.
Several people joined on the day and several more got in touch since and have now joined us.
A Great Big Thank You to all the members who help on these occassions, it couldn't happen without everything you do.
22nd May - Our First Sunday Friendly this Season
Andover v Kintbury
The weather was perfect and the bowling was friendly and competetive. Kintbury were short of two players but we were able to loan them two , the end result was 63-58 to Kintbury. The afternoon finished off with a buffet and home made cakes .
An enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternon'
Hampshire Women’s President
This year the Club is again honoured to have one of our members, Cynthia Hamilton as Women’s County 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.