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Bounds Green Ladies at The English National Finals this weekend.

March 23, 2018

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Congratulations on reaching the last 16 of The Ladies Fours. They go into action on Saturday 24th March at Melton Mowbray. A great achievement.                          

Good Luck to:

Rhoda Young, Angela Frankland, Una Harman & Jo White.

Get stuck in!

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2018 Annual Tennis Tournament

March 15, 2018

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The finals day of the annual club tennis tournament will take place on Sunday 1 July.   We hope this will be a brilliant sunny day of top quality tennis with lots of spectators – a highlight of the tennis year.  Closing date for entries is Thursday 5 April, with the draw taking place the following day.

Events

  • Men’s singles (plus Plate competition for those who lose their first match)
  • Women’s singles
  • Men’s doubles
  • Women’s doubles
  • Mixed doubles

Tournament Format
Each match will be best of three sets, with a first to seven points tie-break at six-all in the first two sets. A first to 10 points tie-break will decide the third set. Finals will be best of three tie-break sets.

The draw will be seeded and will be made on Friday 6 April. It will be emailed to all entrants and posted on the notice board in the main clubhouse. Each player is responsible for checking the draw and arranging and playing matches by specified dates. If a match is delayed and starts holding up the rest of the competition, the organiser will toss a coin to decide who goes through.

If you think you have a chance of reaching a final, please ensure you will be available on Sunday 1 July, as all finals will take place on the same day.

Method of Entry

Entry sheets will be placed on the tennis notice board in the main clubhouse.

Entry Fees

Singles – £4 per person per singles event

Doubles – £3 per person for doubles events.

Fees must be paid by 5 April and are non-refundable after the draw has been made.

You can pay by placing your fee(s) in an envelope and dropping the envelope in the black postbox located to the right of the bar counter in the main clubhouse. Please write your name, amount and the event(s) being entered on the envelope. Alternatively, please give the money to Michael Dawson, or to Danny Reynolds (for men) or Jane O’Neill (for ladies).

Tournament Organiser

If you have any questions, please contact

Michael Dawson | 07982 432147 |michaeldawson@blueyonder.co.uk

 

Wine Tasting Night – 20th April 8pm

February 20, 2018

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Vlad, our wine connoisseur, returns on the 20th of April to present some more excellent French wines for the summer. Numbers are limited to 30 so if you wish to attend email Amelia at the club or contact via our Facebook page. Cost is £12 which also includes cheese.

Quiz Night – 6th April 8pm

February 20, 2018

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£3.oo per person and a maximum of 6 people to a team. Quiz starts at 8pm and there will be food available.

All money will go towards the Bar Lounge Furniture Improvment Fund.

Bounds Green Win at Nationals Today

August 23, 2017

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Lovely day here at Leamington Spa at the National Bowls Championships, Bounds Green (Nick Edwards, Geoff Lawrence and Andy Law) who make up the Middlesex A Team, in a great win against Essex, 16-10! The guys go through now to the next round, playing tomorrow at 9.30am. Congrats to them!IMG_0389

Bowlers in EIBA National Finals.

March 22, 2017

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Congratulations to Lee Barber & Andy Law who have reached the last 16 in both the National Pairs & the National Family Pairs. A fantastic achievement.

Congratulations to Colin Mason for reaching the last 16 of the National Over 60 Singles.

National Pairs, Melton Mowbray March 29th,

National Over 60 Singles, Nottingham April 14th.

National Family Pairs, Nottingham, April 15th.

Bowlers selected for Middlesex in Home Counties Semi Finals.

March 22, 2017

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Congratulations to: Lee Barber, Eddie Carnihan,  Nick Edwards, Steve Griffiths, Andy Law, Geoff Lawrence, Les Massey.

Colin Mason & Ray Young were also selected but have had to withdraw.

The match is against Kent and will be played on March 26th at Doynings IBC in Surrey.

Filming at BGBTC

February 27, 2017

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We welcomed a BBC crew to Bounds Green this afternoon, they were here to film some of our bowlers talking about their experiences with the drug Statins. It was for a programme called Health, Truth or Scare, which will be aired on BBC1, the series starts on the 27th April.

They took lots of shots of feet, bowls and the bowlers doing their thing, then Kevin revealed his bright orange socks and had a go at bowling himself, with some top tips from Steve. He was a very promising beginner indeed!

Then Bob, Margaret and John with two cameras and a bright light on them, and still managed to have a really natural conversation! They were excellent and and anyone voicing their opinions and sharing their experience of this very tricky but useful drug is doing a lot of people a big favour. We will let you know when it’s aired, in the meantime thanks to all the bowlers for their great support this afternoon and to Kevin, Sarah, Greg and Katy for making it such a fun and interesting experience.

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World Champion at Bounds Green!

March 23, 2016

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Last night we had an epic match on our hands upstairs on the bowls green.

We were playing a quarter final match in the Leonard Denny Memorial Cup against Huntingdon, exciting enough in itself, but when Nicky Brett (Current World Number 1, and World Indoor Bowls Champion) walked through the door, jaws dropped and loins had to be girded!

For any tennis/social members reading, it’s a bit like Novak Djokovic pitching up to play for Our Lady of Muswell Hill Tennis Club.

The match is in two halves, simultaneously playing at home and away at Huntingdon.

Upstairs the game went towards Huntingdon early on when we dropped a six in the 4th end to go 11 – 2 down (yikes!) so we spent the rest of an edgy game playing catch up until in the penultimate end where we had fought back to 19 -18 up! In the final end Nicky Brett pulled out a great bowl to get shot and draw the game. A fantastic result for  the team, Geoff Salter, Bob Anderson, Alan Harman and Nick Edwards, especially to keep their nerve in a tricky match and against a World Champ!

But that’s only half the story, we had incoming messages throughout the game about the state of play in Huntingdon, where Eddie Carnihan, Alistair Frankland, Andy Law and Lee Barber had an equally tough challenge playing in unfamiliar territory after a two hour journey! Even though they were playing well, by the half way point they found themselves 17 -7 down. However with true Bounds Green never say die grit they battled back to draw 21-21, resulting in a nail-biting extra end to decide the fate of the match. …Back at Bounds Green we were all sitting in the bar nervously waiting for the result…could they pull it off?!

After what seemed like an eternity, the call came – VICTORY! They won the deciding end.

Thrilling evening, well done Bounds Green, and an absolute pleasure to meet and play against the World Champion and his team.

We are now through to finals day at Cambridge Park IBC on the 24th April 2016. If anyone wants to come and support, talk to any of the bowlers.

 

Oooh, we’ve got a new gate

February 11, 2016

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It’s been a long time since we last had a new gate – 1994 to be exact – but here it is.
Thanks to Les & Nick for the construction.
It has a shiny new keypad lock so no need for your key anymore. Just punch in the code.
Code is available to members – just ask someone behind the bar.
Please hand any old gate keys behind the bar too. Thanks