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This comp was first held in 2019 and won by John Davis and Barry Wales. It is a quick-fire affair with pairs picked from a hat and all played out in the one afternoon.
We could not play in 2020 (COVID) and in 2021 it was won by Julia Stannard and Goff Lane and John and Goff made it to the finals on opposing teams. This year they features once again.
The final was played over 5 ends and both teams scoring 3 and 2 each and was won by a single shot 6 shots to 5 by Paul Stephens and John Davis. The unfortunate losing finalists by the narrowest of margins where Jane Beardsell and Goff Lane.
Thanks to all members that took part and to the organisers.
The retiming of the WD Benevolent Triples competition last year (I moved it into September), seemed to work well. So this year I settled on the equivalent date, Friday 16 September 2022. Gloucester City and Gloucester Spa Bowling Clubs are again providing the venue. [ Even if it is your club Finals Weekend, there is every likelihood that any games you need to play can be scheduled on the two main days, rather than Friday evening !]
Anyway, lots of people have found this a very pleasant and relaxing day of bowling, with the added possibility of winning a national title without even going outside our own county !
Would Secretaries and WD Delegates please ensure that this information is once more circulated within your club and hopefully displayed on the notice board. Many thanks indeed. All details on the sheet supplied.
The PDF link below will give you a list of forthcoming dates for the internal club competitions. Download it to view or print.
Don't forget to check out who you are playing and book the game if you are first on the list before the close date for each round. You may need to book the rink too, in case others want to play their matches at the same time :-)
Friday evening of 15th October 2021 saw us all collect together for an evening of fun, food, skittles and trophy presentations for the outstanding winners of this year's inter-club competitions.
Many of the matches were close run so huge respect to all who took part.
For the results and a collage of the evening and of the matches that took place in September click on this link: https://www.nailsworthmillsbowls.club/nmbc-finals-2021.html
NMBC 2021 with Captain Jane Beardsell, winners of ....The Bowls Challenge Cup.....an annual match between NMBC and G.B. Britton (Bristol) played since 1929.
On the hottest day of the year so far - taking in lots of liquids - one team emerged as the clear winners.
Congratulations and well played to Steve, Julie and Goff.
Here are a few photos taken following the M Holbrow Plate Competition on Friday evening 16th July.
The defending holders Barry and John were unable to retain the Plate and Julia and Goff are the new holders.
The photos show the competition entrants, the presentation from our Chairman Paul to winners Julia and Goff, Julia and Goff with the trophy and worthy runners-up Paul and Trish.
Step 1 From 29th March Triples and Fours can play on alternate rinks with a maximum of 24 on the green at one time.
Future plan (confirmation expected one week previous to step):
Step 2 From 12th April - Changing rooms can open and travel restrictions eased
Step 3 From 17th May - Larger groups able to gather at clubs and inside catering permitted with restrictions.
Step 4 From 21st June - All restrictions expect to be lifted.
As you will be aware, this is a national initiative offering Bowls England affiliated clubs the opportunity to promote our welcoming and socially-distanced sport and attract new members.
We know that 20% of new bowlers join our sport on the back of open weekends, that our clubs want support to help recruit new players and that there are plenty of people out there who would love to have a go at bowls. We will be waiving 2021 affiliation fees for any brand new bowler joining a club on the back of the National Open Weekend.
Affiliated clubs who sign up will be able to access FREE resources, including bowls-specific workshops to help run a great event and grow your club. In addition, publicity material and creative resources for social media channels, websites and within your local community will be made available. It will be supported by a national marketing campaign to help raise awareness of the events across the country, and some clubs will get a visit from an England Commonwealth Games Squad bowler.
More information and registration details will be coming out very soon.
We hope this helps update you on the current position. The summer will feel a little different, as so much of life has done in recent times, but our overriding feeling is of positivity that our season will be able to start on time, that bowlers at all levels will be playing and that we will see new bowlers on our greens this summer. We thank you in advance for appreciating what we are trying to achieve and we hope we can all work together to make this a memorable season for all the right reasons.
Finally, just to reiterate, please be patient with us and your county in terms of receiving more detailed information. We want to provide this as soon as possible but government approvals have to be sought and work has to be done.
Here is the link:
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