RINK BOOKINGS          
There are 3 ways for members to book a rink:          
Email Bookings Send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 07434 652166.
On-the-Day Bookings Ring Duty Steward during opening hours on 07396 571286.
Turn Up and Book Take a chance and just turn up at the Pavilion. 
Payments for Sports Members & Guests
There is a £5.00 fee for Sports members and guests to bowl. Please pay the Duty Steward.
 

Now our winter hours schedule has started we are open for bowling from 10:30-15:45 on Tuesday-Friday. On these days the bowling session times are:

  Session 1 10:30-12:15  
  Session 2 12:15-14:00  
  Session 3 14:00-15:45  


On Saturday and Sunday we will be open for Session 1 only and will close at 12:30.

A link to the rink availability sheets can be found on the Home Page of our website

If you have any questions regarding your membership, please contact Geeti Granger on 07434 652166 or email her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


REGULAR ROLL UPS and FUN MATCHES – 2021-22
Regular roll ups and fun matches are being organised each week. Currently, these are on:

  Roll Ups  Day  Arrival Time  Start Bowling   
     * Tuesday 10:15 10:30  
     * Thursday 13:45 14:00  
     * Saturday 10:15 10:30  
     * Sunday 10:15 10:30  
  Fun Matches  Day  Arrival Time  Start Bowling   
     * Friday 12:00 12:15  


FRIENDLY MATCHES – 2021-22

We will continue to arrange friendly matches with local clubs during the coming months. It is hoped that all members playing in these matches will wear a Club shirt.

The most recent friendly match was against Portchester on Wednesday, 24 November 2021. Click HERE to read the match report from David Lougher who was our Captain for the day. 

Club Shirts for Friendly Matches
We have recently decided to adopt a Royal Blue shirt (JC040 Cool polo) with our logo as our Club shirt for friendly matches. These can be obtained from: 

BRANDITRIGHT
Unit 7, Hillside industrial Estate
London Road, Horndean PO8 0BL

Telephone: 02392 595124
Website: https://branditright.co.uk/pages/clothing-catalogue

A direct link to the JC040 shirt
https://www.birworkwear.co.uk/(S-be0c884c-2d7d-4897-a71d-f8100e856668)/product/jc040-cool-polo?SearchTerm=JC040

Price: Approximately £18, depending on size and gender.

Before ordering please check their website for sizes or phone them for advice.

PAIRS and TRIPLES MATCH RESULTS – 2021-22
The results of all matches held since 14 April 2021 can be found HERE.

SINGLES LADDER COMPETITION – 2020-21        LATEST LADDER STATUS
We are running a singles ladder competition which started on Monday 26 October 2020 and will now end on 31 December 2021. (There isn’t any entry fee!)

The ladder is arranged in 2 tiers:

  • Tier 1 – Experienced bowlers
  • Tier 2 – Less experienced bowlers

 At the start of the competition names have been added to the ladder in random order.

  • Players can challenge any player up to 3 places above them, e.g. player in 10th position can challenge players in 9th, 8th or 7th.  
  • Once a player is challenged you have 2 weeks to organise the match. 
  • If the player challenged cannot play in the 2-week period, they will forfeit the match and the players swap positions on the ladder. 
  • Players also swap position depending on the result. 
  • Once a team is committed to a match they cannot be challenged by another player until that match concludes. 
  • Players will agree the length of the match before it starts, i.e. 6/8/10 ends. If the match is drawn at the end of the agreed number of ends an additional end will be played. 
  • Each player will play with 4 woods. 

The ladder will be updated and made available on the Bowling Events page on our website (NOT IN THE PAVILION). 

Rink bookings must be made in advance through our normal booking system – please remembers to mention it’s a ladder match. 

Normal COVID rules must be adhered to

Please send the results to Nuala (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Geeti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as soon as possible.

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FREE COACHING for members!!

To request coaching please submit your request by contacting Nuala Atkey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Please include your
NAME, MEMBERSHIP NUMBER, CONTACT NUMBER AND DAYS AND TIMES
when you would like to attend a coaching session.

Nuala will contact you to agree a mutually convenient time.

Please give as much notice as possible.

 

Plans for the future
The cut-off for registering teams to play in the Portsmouth & District leagues is 1st October each year. Members who attended the AGM on Wednesday, 29 September 2021 were asked if they wanted to join the P&D League for the 2022 season. Nobody wanted to join so we will ask again during Summer 2022 with a view to joining for the 2023 season. 

Our Club is already affiliated to Bowls England and Bowls Hampshire and a pool of qualified coaches are available for those who wish to develop their skills.

Within the Management Team we also have several colleagues who have attended coaching courses and some who have experience of playing in leagues. They are very happy to assist new players.

Finally, one suggestion that has been made already is maybe once a year we organise a Bowls trip to play a friendly series at another club in a different part of the Country. This normally takes the form of a weekend stay and evening party at somewhere like say Devon or Cornwall.

Again, all ideas and suggestions welcome.