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Bowlers selected for Middlesex in Home Counties Semi Finals.

March 22, 2017


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


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.




World Champion at Bounds Green!

March 23, 2016


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


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

Bowlers qualify for The National Finals.

February 9, 2016


Through to The National Finals:

Women’s Singles: Rhoda Young.

Men’s Pairs: Andy Law & Lee Barber.

Women’s Over 50s Two Wood Triples:

Rhoda Young, Pam Harber & Una Harman.

Men’s Over 50s Triples:

Colin Mason, Ken Malcolm & Alan Harman.

Women’s Triples:

Angela Doris, Rhoda Young & Una Harman.



Other Results:

Men’s Singles (Area Final): Lee Barber.

Men’s Triples (Area Final):

Nick Edwards, Andy Law & Lee Barber.



The Great British Bake Off – it could be you!

November 9, 2015


They are looking for the new batch of bakers for next year’s programme.

Fancy yourself as the next Paul Hollywood – get applying!

The Great British Bake Off Flyer

Fallen Leaves

October 30, 2015


Southern AutumnExplore

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At this time of year you may well be spending part of your weekend raking up fallen leaves, either in your garden or off your pavement. Or, if you aren’t already, you may like to, to help keep the club lookin’ good.
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Please bring your unsealed 3/4 full black sacks of leaves (just leaves – nothing else please) to the club where we will over time turn them into lovely leaf mound to mulch the gardens and grounds, for goodness, and to help keep the dratted weeds at bay!

Please leave the leaves under the snooker windows by the wall and we’ll find a place to store them.

Many thanks!

Bounds Green Bowls and Tennis Committees

(Image Laura Beasley, Flickr)

Myddleton Road Market

September 27, 2015


Today was Myddleton Road Market day, we haven’t had a stall before and this was a great opportunity to chat to local people and let them know we are here. We spoke to lots of people, so there may be some new faces at BGBTC soon. Thanks to Lucy the MRM organiser, Mary Blake for lending us the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group’s gazebo, Garry, John Stone, Jane Lees, Eddie, Nick and Malcolm for helping set up, chat and pack up. Very enjoyable day and I’ve come home with some lovely Portugese wine, and some fantastic handmade cheese. Next one early December. Katie

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US Open Round Robin

September 5, 2015



C’Mon Down Folks  – we are holding a social mixed Round Robin TOMORROW, Sunday 6th September at 11am. 

Come along and play – usual round robin chaos and popcorn to follow.

If you want to dress in stars and stripes please feel free, there’ll be a little prize, possibly, or just everyone saluting you and singing the Star Spangled Banner.

You all have a nice day now!













Pic by Sue Waters on Flickr

Bounds Green Bowls Outdoor Finals – Results

September 5, 2015


Here are the results from a lovely weekend of bowling finals. With thanks to Nick for organising and the lunch team on Saturday, much appreciated by all. Well done to all the finalists and congratulations to the winners.

Men’s Championship: Winner –  Steve Griffiths, r/u Ray Young

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Steve Griffiths, Men’s Champion!

Women’s Championship: Winner  – Rhoda Young, r/u Pam Harbur

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Women’s Champion Rhoda Young.

Handicap Singles: Winner – Mark Ridler, r/u Andy Milligan

Handicap Drawn Pairs: Winners A. Bannister and G. Lawrence, r/u S.Vasner and S. Griffiths

Two Wood Singles: Winner – E. Carnihan, r/u F. Brady

Two Wood Pairs: Winners – J. Stone and N. Edwards, r/u S. Chapman and P. Chapman

Junior Championship: Winner – P. Chapman, r/u F. Brady

Mixed Pairs: Winners J. Nunn and M. Ridler, r/u K.Walsh and E. Carnihan

Veterans Championship: Winner: A. Milligan, r/u E. Jorisi

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All Prizes presented by our President Andy Milligan. Here he is presenting the Vets Trophy to himself! Well Done Andy.