News & Events

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.

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Open Day 

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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.

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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

in total. 

 

She has been a member for 30 years and has been active on our committee

for many of those. 

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Ladies County Competitions 2021

County Pairs

Jackie and Lesley won through to the County Pairs Finals at Banister Park 31st July after a good win over an Atherley pair in the Area final 

County Triples

Jackie, Cindy and Cynthia got through to the County Triples Area Final at Pirrie Park they  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 it won’t be the last.

Our ladies had their revenge on Waterside and Janet Ballard when Jackie, Maureen, Cynthia and Lesley played them again at their Waterside BC winning 18/9 taking them into the Area final which they played in terrible weather Mon 5th July against Mayfield Park and skip Lyn Booth a resounding win by the Andover four final score being 15/10 in extremely bad weather conditions.   It was Maureen’s first County Area final  

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Johns Trophy

Jackie, Lesley and Cynthia were selected to play in the first Johns Trophy game of the season against Buckinghamshire at Sutton BC Reading in July.

 

Walker Cup (double rink)

Jackie was also elected to play in the Walker Cup v Surrey at Southey BC Wimbledon

Finals Day - 4th September 2021