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02 October 2020

Peter Shearing RIP

We have heard that Peter Shearing passed away this morning after a period of illness. Peter was a huge supporter of Hampshire, and an Umpire and County Selector in the West Area for a number of years as well as playing 13 times in the Middleton Cup team. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time

03 August 2020

Keith Taylor Funeral Arrangements

We have now received details of the funeral arrangements for our 2019 Men’s President Keith Taylor. The funeral will take place at Andover Crematorium (Charlton Park) at 1pm on the 18th August.  Attendance is restricted to family and close friends and by invitation but it will be possible to view the Service by logging in to   A Username and Password are required to log in to the site and those wishing to have these details can obtain them from the County Secretary by emailing

Lesley has asked that any donations in memory of Keith should go to the Stroke Association via:

20 July 2020

Keith Taylor RIP

We are sorry to announce that Keith Taylor has passed away. Following a stroke last week, Keith was admitted to hospital where he died this morning

Keith, a member of the Andover Club, was the Men’s Match Secretary from 2013 until 2020 and last year was the Bowls Hampshire Men’s County President, uniquely carrying out the role at the same time as his wife Lesley who was the Women’s President.  Keith will be much missed and our thoughts are with Lesley and her family at this very sad time

03 June 2020

Bowls England have issued further updated guidelines on the reopening of greens and a copy can be found via this link

01 June 2020

John Goble RIP

We have just heard that John Goble passed away yesterday evening in hospital having been admitted a few days earlier following a stroke. John had been ill for some time and is survived by his wife Pat.  A member of the Alexandra Club,  John was an Honorary Life Member of Bowls Hampshire having been President of the Hampshire County Bowling Association in 2000


We have no details of funeral arrangements as yet but our thoughts are with Pat and family at this very sad time

15 May 2020

Portsmouth and District Women’s BA

The Ladies of Portsmouth and District, as with everyone in the County, are missing their summer bowls and for the first time in 68 years their league will not be played this season. To record this somewhat frustrating situation the various clubs in the area have collated photographs of their ladies in lockdown all of which have been linked into a short video. A copy of the video can be found by clicking here

14 May 2020

Bowls England has issued Bowls Specific guidance on the reopening of greens


Clubs considering reopening their greens should study carefully the very detailed guidance. We have a duty of care to our members so those reopening must ensure they have all the necessary procedures and protocols in place and have the means to ensure they are being properly observed

A copy of the guidelines can be found via this link

07 May 2020

There has been a further online message from the Bowls England Chairman in response to a significant increase in enquiries from individual members and Clubs who are keen to get back on their green

A link to the message on their website can be found by clicking here

28 March 2020

Bowls England has issued a second  ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ paper on the impact of COV-19, a copy of which can be found by clicking here

29 March 2020

Peter Hobday RIP

We have been advised of the very sad news that Peter Hobday has passed away. Peter played 41 Middleton Cup games for Hampshire out of the Alexandra club, his last match being in 2001. Our thoughts are with his family at this time

23 March 2020

COV-19 Update for Clubs from Bowls England

Bowls England have issued a further update on their website which can be found by clicking here

21 March 2020

Bowls England has issued a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ paper on the impact of COV-19, a copy of which can be found by clicking here

19 March 2020

COVID-19 Update

Please click here to find some further advice, this time from Bowls Hampshire, on the impact of Covid-19


As the situation develops we will endeavour to keep clubs up to date with relevant information

18 March 2020

COVID-19 Update

The Emergency Board Meeting of Bowls England was brought forward to yesterday

Click here to read the Statement that has just been issued. Clearly the Executive will need to discuss the implications but as you will read, all Bowls England Championships and Competitions are cancelled for 2020

We will endeavour to assess what we will do as a County and we will try to keep you informed but we will also need your patience and understanding in these unprecedented times

16 March 2020


Clubs and their members will undoubtedly start to ask as to what will be the effect on the outdoor season due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) problem. At this stage we have no idea and nor does Bowls England, our Governing Body. When we have something concrete to let you know we will do so. However, given the reports over the weekend that most senior citizens, and therefore for bowls, the majority of its participants, are likely to be confined to their homes for a considerable period it seems unlikely that there will be much bowls in the early part of the season, but we await information and direction from our Governing Body

We now understand that an an Emergency Meeting of the Board of Bowls England will be held on Thursday 19 March in order to discuss issues related to the Coronavirus outbreak. Any update following the Board Meeting will be posted on the Bowls Hampshire website

03 March 2020

Competition Draws

The Championship and County Competition draws for all the Men’s and Women’s Areas have been uploaded to the website

22 February 2020

Paul Robson, Bowls England President

At the Bowls England AGM in Coventry today, Paul was by Hazel installed as the President of Bowls England expressing his delight both at the honour and that by following Hazel Marke he was setting history, it being the first time a County has had successive Presidents of the National Governing body

Everyone in Bowls Hampshire wishes Paul a very successful year

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