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16 October 2019

Dick Smith RIP

We have heard the sad news that Dick Smith, President of the HCBA in 2003, passed away last weekend. The funeral will be at Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium at 11.30am on 8 November 2019. The wake will be held from 12.30pm onwards at Yateley Bowling Club (do not park on grass outside club - please use car parks). Our thoughts are with the family at this time


24 September 2019

Bowls England 2020 Youth Academy

Congratulations to Alice Lovett of Oakley who has been invited to attend the Bowls England 2020 Youth Academy on the weekend of 23 and 24 May


06 September 2019

Bowls England Women’s Senior International Trial


Congratulations to Nicole Rogers of Oakley who has been invited to attend the Bowls England Women’s Senior International Trial at Nuneaton Bowls Club on Saturday 21 September 2019

Bowls England Under 18 Youth Academy Selection Event

Congratulations also to Alice Lovett of Oakley who has been invited to the Bowls England Under 18 Youth Academy Selection event at Welford on Avon Bowls Club on Sunday 22 September 2019

02 September 2019

Men’s 2 Wood Triples

Atherley BC will be the venue for the semi finals and final of the Men’s County 2 Wood Triples at 1.30pm on Saturday 14 September


01 September 2019

National Championships

On the final day of the Championships our White Rose Under 25 team faced Northamptonshire and pulled back a ten shot deficit to force an extra end but unfortunately were pipped by one shot


31 August 2019

National Championships

Unfortunately the Boscombe Cliff Mixed Four of Julie Hudson, Hazel Gabriel, Alan Geary and Chris Daniels was defeated in the semi final this morning

Our Amy Rose Under 31 team was narrowly beaten in the second round this afternoon by Essex


30 August 2019

National Championships

A good morning in the Mixed Fours as Julie Hudson, Hazel Gabriel, Alan Geary and Chris Daniels of Boscombe Cliff won their round of 16 match and will now play in the quarter final this afternoon. The news was equally good in the afternoon as the four won through by one shot and will be back tomorrow morning in the semi final


29 August 2019

National Championships

In the first round of the Men’s Singles this morning there was a win for Chris Daniels of Boscombe Cliff but defeats for Ric Newson of Oakley and Alan Geary of Bowsombe Cliff. Unfortunately the second round was not quite as good as Chris was defeated


28 August 2019

National Championships

The start of the Men’s 4 Wood Singles saw some success as Chris Daniels of Boscombe Cliff won his preliminary round match this afternoon


27 August 2019

National Championships

In the opening rounds of the Men’s 2 Wood Singles there was a win for Peter Ward of Ringwood but one shot defeats for both Simon Doig of Fleming Park and John Keat of Atherley. Peter also won his second round match and will play again in the Round of 16 later this afternoon. Unfortunately Peter’s run ended in the next match


26 August 2019

National Championships

The first round of the Men’s Pairs began today but unfortunately it was a similar story as Jon Leggett and Paul Cooke of Southsea Waverley and Jason McClean and Jody Bright of Atherley were both defeated

25 August 2019

National Championships

Today was the start of the Men’s Pairs but in the preliminary round it was defeat for Steve Smith and Clive Carter of Priory


24 August 2019

National Championships

Unfortunately it was a narrow defeat for Joe Sharp and Sarah Bowen of Cove in the quarter final of the Mixed Pairs this morning

In the Men’s Senior Singles Chris Daniels of Boscombe Cliff was defeated in the preliminary round

23 August 2019

National Championships

Today saw the start of the Mixed Pairs and in the Round of 16 there was a one shot win for Joe Sharp and Sarah Bowen of Cove. They will play in the quarter final tomorrow morning

22 August 2019

National Championships

Unfortunately the Milton Park Ladies’ Senior four of Lynda Gibbs, Julie Greenwood, Wendy Brown and Kath Patrick was defeated this morning

Better news as both our Men’s Triples of Alan Geary, Russell Morgan, Chris Daniels of Boscombe Cliff and Barry Jannaway, Barry Watts, Tony Spridgeon of Folland both won their first round matches

In the second round matches this afternoon however it was not as good as both triples were defeated


21 August 2019

National Championships


A good start for Lynda Gibbs, Julie Greenwood, Wendy Brown and Kath Patrick of Milton Park Ladies who won their first round match in the Women’s Senior Fours this morning. They will play again tomorrow morning in the second round

In the preliminary round of the Men’s Triples this afternoon, the Boscombe Cliff trio of Alan Geary, Russell Morgan and Chris Daniels won through and will now play in the first round tomorrow morning

20 August 2019

National Championships

This afternoon was the Men’s Champion of Champion’s Singles but unfortunately Leo May of Headley was defeated in the opening round of 16

19 August 2019

National Championships

Today sees the start of the second half of the Championships and the beginning of the Men’s Fours. As with the first two weeks it has been a mixed morning with the Alton four of John Blair, Andy Paine, Paul Schofield and David Sims losing their first round match but a better result for the Atherley four of Adam Clark, John Keat, Colin Thresher and Richard Shelley who win and progress to the second round this afternoon. Unfortunately the afternoon did not prove to be as good as the rink was defeated in the second round

18 August 2019

National Championships

Nicole Rogers and Heather Statham of Oakley had a good win in the quarter final of the Women’s Junior Pairs this morning but then had to face Hertfordshire, the reigning title holders in the semi final. Sadly it went the way of Hertfordshire but a great achievement to reach the last four


17 August 2019

National Championships

A good win for Colin Thresher and John Keat of Atherley this morning in the Men’s Senior Fours but unfortunately they were defeated this afternoon in the quarter final

It was also disappointment in the Men’s Junior Singles as Ashley Nethercliffe of Oakley lost narrowly by 20 shots to 21 and Danny Smith of Southsea Waverley had to concede his first round match

Nicole Rogers and Heather Statham of Oakley were given a bye into the second round of the Women’s Junior Pairs and a single shot win has put them through to the quarter final tomorrow morning


16 August 2019

National Championships

Unfortunately it was defeat in the Round of 16 this morning for Donna Taylor and Karen Cranham of Cove in the Women’s Pairs but a first round win this afternoon for John Keat and Colin Thresher of Atherley in the Men’s Senior Pairs


15 August 2019

National Championships

Another mixed day for Hampshire in the Women’s Pairs as Nicole Rogers and Heather Statham of Oakley were defeated in the first round but a better result for Karen Cranham and Donna Taylor of Cove as they won their second round match this afternoon and will be back tomorrow morning for the round of 16 against Lincolnshire


14 August 2019


National Championships


Today saw the start of the Women’s Pairs and in the preliminary round, the New Milton pair of Chris Cooke and Janet Prince were unfortunately defeated by Devon, but better news in the early first round where Karen Cranham and Donna Taylor of Cove won through against Cambridgeshire


13 August 2019

National Championships

Sue Lewis Parkes, Lesley Mitchell and Janet Ballard of Waterside won their latest round this morning and now progress to the quarter final this afternoon. Update - unfortunately they couldnt continue their good run and were defeated this afternoon

Not such good news for Jackie Kingston of Andover as she was defeated in the early first round of the 2 Wood Singles this afternoon as was Nicole Rogers of Oakley who lost her first round match

12 August 2019

National Championships

A mixed morning in the Women’s Triples as unfortunately the Oakley trio of Nicole Rogers, Heather Statham and Alice Lovett of Oakley lost but better news with Sue Lewis Parkes, Lesley Mitchell and Janet Ballard of Waterside winning through to the second round. In the afternoon the good news continued as the Waterside triple won their next match and will now play in the third round tomorrow morning


11 August 2019

National Championships


This afternoon saw the start of the Women’s Triples but our run of early exits continued as the Fleet United team of Janice Doran, June Messenger and Jenny Harvey were defeated in the preliminary round

10 August 2019

National Championships

Liz Russell of Lyndhurst was unfortunately beaten in the preliminary round of the Women’s Senior Singles this morning

09 August 2019

National Championships

Today saw the start of the Women’s Singles but it was disappointment for Hampshire as Margaret Holden of Alton Social lost in the first round and although Janet Ballard of Waterside won her match she was unfortunately defeated in the second round

08 August 2019

National Championships

It was an agonising one shot defeat for the Senior Men’s Four of Jim Heard, Steve Dowdell, Andy Anderson and Ray Long of Fleming Park in the semi final this morning but a great achievement to reach the last four

07 August 2018

National Championships

A mixed day at Leamington today as Alex Linter of Priory and Danny Smith of Southsea Waverley were defeated in the opening round of the Men’s Junior Pairs but better news as Nicole Rogers won the first round match in the Women’s Champions of Champion’s Singles. Unfortunately however Nicole was defeated in the quarter final this afternoon


A very good win though for Jim Heard, Steve Dowdell, Andy Anderson and Ray Long of Fleming Park in the Men’s Senior Fours which they repeated this afternoon and will now play in the semi final tomorrow morning


06 August 2019

National Championships


Not a good morning as the Milton Park four of Carla Woolvin, Pat Macrae, Julie Greenwood and Mandy Orchard and the Oakley four or Nicole Rogers, Lorna Devonish, Heather Statham and Alice Lovett both lost their first round matches

The afternoon was better however as our Men’s Senior Four of Jim Heard, Steve Dowdell, Andy Anderson and Ray Long of Fleming Park won their opening match against Somerset

05 August 2019

National Championship

Unfortunately Carol Pullin and Sandy Pullin of Fareham were defeated in the second round of the Women’s Senior Pairs but the Milton Park rink of Carla Woolvin, Pat Macrae, Julie Greenwood and Mandy Orchard won their preliminary round match in the Women’s Fours. Unfortunately the Swanmore four of Julie Hudson, Sue Dillon, Linda Johnson and Jean Philip lost in the early first round

04 August 2019

County Club Championship


Congratulations to Cove Men who won the County Club Championship this afternoon at Atherley. After defeating Ringwood in the semi final they played defending champions Southsea Waverley in the final and won through to take the title for the first time. The match scores were:

Ringwood  75 - 95 Cove
Southsea Waverley 83 - 71 Atherley

Cove 74 - 72 Southsea Waverley

National Championships


A mixed first day for Hampshire at the National Final’s in Leamington with disappointment for Nicole Rogers and Heather Statham, both of Oakley, who were defeated in the opening round of the Women’s Junior Pairs but better news in the Women’s Senior Pairs as Carol Pullin and Sandly Pullin of Fareham won their first round match against Nottinghamshire  


13 July 2019

Johns Trophy


Sadly it was not to be this morning for our Johns Trophy team in the Regional quarter final against the defending champions, Surrey, at Horsham BC as we were defeated by 84 shots to 130 and 2 points to 20

The rink scores were:


Janet Williamson 11-26

Linda Hayward 8-20

Janet Ballard 11-23

Margaret Holden 13-18

Hazel Marke 19-28

Sandy Pullin 22-15


08 July 2019

Women’s County Pairs Finals

Please note that the Last Eights of the Women’s Pairs is being arranged due to the success of the Johns Trophy team qualifying for the Regional Finals on the same day. More details on the Last Eights page


06 July 2019

Johns Trophy


Well done to our Johns Trophy team this afternoon defeating Kent by 122 shots to 115, winning on four rinks in a 18 points to 4 victory, which leaves us top of our group and qualifying for the regional quarter final next Saturday 13 July when we will play Surrey


The rink scores were:


Janet Williamson 25-18

Linda Hayward 19-17

Janet Ballard 25-18

Margaret Holden 26-12

Hazel Marke 7-29

Sandy Pullin 20-21

Middleton Cup

Our Middleton Cup team hosted Sussex in the final group match but unfortunately were defeated by 112 shots to 115 and by 6 points to 16 to finish third overall

The rink scores were:

Chris Daniels 17-16
Leo May 25-15
Steve Feilder 14-25
Jim Marsland 16-22
Gary Starks 16-18
Tim Orr 24-19


23 June 2019


Walker Cup


Unfortunately our run in this year’s Walker Cup came to an end this afternoon with defeat to Berkshire by 4 shots


The rink scores were:


Margaret Holden 22-21

Hazel Marke 15-20


22 June 2019


Johns Trophy


A good result for our Johns Trophy team this afternoon over Bowls Isle of Wight, winning by 147 shots to 96, winning on five rinks in a 20 points to 2 victory


The rink scores were:


Janet Williamson 17-20

Linda Hayward 25-14

Janet Ballard 34-16

Margaret Holden 19-14

Hazel Marke 23-14

Sandy Pullin 29-18


That puts us top of the group on 54 points although second placed Kent, on 40 points, have a game in hand which they will play against Sussex next Saturday


16 June 2019

White Rose Trophy


Well done to our White Rose Trophy rink of Danny Smith, Ashley Nethercliffe, Luke Townsend and Daniel Taylor who have qualified for Leamington by winning their South A Regional qualifier group this afternoon. They will now play at the National Championships on Sunday 1 September

15 June 2019

British Isles Women’s Bowls Council Championships

Congratulations to Margaret Holden, Hazel Marke, Brenda Plumpton and Lesley Johnson of Alton Social who followed up last season’s Senior Fours title by winning the BIWBC Championship in Jersey today

Middleton Cup

Our Middleton Cup team were away at Kidlington this afternoon to play Bowls Oxfordshire. After a slow start we found ourselves 48 shots down overall at the 15th end and despite fighting back we were defeated by 120 shots to 125 and by 6 points to 16

The rink scores were:

Chris Daniels 14-36
John Biggs 19-14
Steve Feilder 29-13
Jim Marsland 18-21
Gary Starks 13-23
Tim Orr 27-18

09 June 2019

Balcomb Trophy

It was a disappointing final result this morning for our Men’s Balcomb Trophy team as they lost on an extra end at home to to Buckinghamshire

08 June 2019

Johns Trophy

In a rain shortened match our Johns Trophy team defeated Sussex this afternoon by 77 shots to 69, winning on three rinks to secure a 16 points to 6 victory

The rink scores were:


Janet Williamson 6-10

Linda Hayward 19-8

Janet Ballard 6-17

Margaret Holden 16-13

Hazel Marke 13-16

Sandy Pullin 17-5

04 June 2019

Eddie Rowe RIP

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Eddie Rowe, the HCBA President in 1994 and an Honorary Life Member of Bowls Hampshire, passed away this morning. A member of Woolston and District, Eddie was President of Southampton and District in 1988 and their Secretary from 1988 until 2012. The Funeral  for Eddie will take place on Friday 28 June at 11.30am at the Wessex Vale Crematorium, Bubb Lane, West End, SO30 2HL. No flowers please but donations, if desired, to Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Moorgreen Hospital, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, SO30 3JB which is the hospice that had been providing palliative home care to Eddie. Our thoughts are with his family

01 June 2019

Middleton Cup and Johns Trophy

A good opening match for both our Middleton Cup and Johns Trophy teams

The Middleton Cup team travelled to Shanklin to play Bowls Isle of Wight and won on 5 rinks to win by 20 points to 2 in a 143 shots to 99 victory

The rink scores were:

Chris Daniels 22-10
Leo May 33-8
Steve Feilder 25-16
Jim Marsland 19-26
Gary Starks 24-20
Russell Morgan 20-19

The Johns Trophy were also away at Oxford City and County playing Bowls Oxfordshire and won on 4 rinks to win by 18 points to 4 in a 131 shots to 99 victory

The rink scores were:

Janet Williamson 22-11

Linda Hayward 13-24

Janet Ballard 24-10

Margaret Holden 27-17

Hazel Marke 26-17

Sandy Pullin 19-20

29 May 2019

Bowls England Junior International Team

Congratulations to Nicole Rogers of Oakley who has been selected for the Bowls England Junior International Team who will take part in the BIWBC Junior International Series at The National Centre for Bowling, Ayr, Scotland, on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019


26 May 2019


Walker Cup


In the preliminary round of the Walker Cup today we defeated Buckinghamshire on an extra by 42 shots to 41 to set up a first round match at home to Berkshire on Sunday 23 June

The rinks scores were:

Allyson Flint 22 - 22
Hazel Marke 20 - 19


14 April 2019

Bowls England Junior Trials

Congratulations to both Nicole Rogers of Oakley and Danny Smith of Southsea Waverley who have been selected for the Bowls England Junior International Trials at Leamington Spa on 27 May. Ashley Nethercliffe of Oakely is also reserve


13 March 2019

St. James’s Place Partnership

Bowls Hampshire are delighted to announce a three year partnership with St. James’s Place Wealth Management
 

St. James’s Place have been sponsoring and supporting bowls for a number of years through its nationwide network of advisors, many of whom are keen bowlers themselves. From 2018 St. James’s Place, at a corporate level, made the decision to formalise a relationship with Bowls England to see that crucial support grow. They are the title sponsor of two of the headline events at the 2019 National Championships – the Women’s National Triples and Men’s National Senior Fours – and invest in core programmes to support team development in the run up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

From 2019 this support is cascading support down through county associations, with St. James’s Place sponsoring a number of counties to include Hampshire. The county will receive funding to purchase new equipment, upgrade facilities and to support coaching initiatives as well as St. James’s Place delivering a programme of events to engage the bowls community. These events will integrate an aspect of bowls education (whether this be a Masterclass, greenkeeping etc.) coupled with a topical wealth management seminar and some hospitality. The events will be publicised to county members as well as to St. James’s Place clients to help bring new players in to the sport

13 March 2019

National Championship ‘C’ Representatives

Bowls England has announced the qualification numbers for the 2019 Bowls England National Championships

All counties with five per cent or more of the total number of entries in that National Championship from the previous year are entitled to three representatives at the National Championships. Hampshire has been awarded 3 places for both our Male and Female representatives:

Men - Singles, 2 Wood Singles and Pairs
Women - Pairs, Triples and Fours


02 March 2019

Championship and Competition Draws

The draws for the Championships and County Competitions for all Areas have all now been added to the respective pages


26 February 2019


Bowls England Presidency

Congratulations to Hazel Marke of Alton Social BC who has now been elected as Bowls England President and we wish her every success in her year ahead

Congratulations also to Paul Robson of Alexandra BC who has also been elected as Bowls England Senior Deputy President


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