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English Round-up Correspondence

Bowls festival in Navenby, Lincolnshire

Navenby Bowls Club in Lincolnshire is holding its annual festival from Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 August. Navenby is located eight miles south of Lincoln on the A607, and the festival is aimed mainly at participants from outside the club, who can enjoy up to five days of bowling on what is regarded by many local bowlers as one of the best and largest greens in the county. Matches are played in accordance

with English Bowling Federation rules.

Cash prizes are offered in respect of all matches, ranging from £50 for each winner down to £5 for the losing semi-finalists. This represents a good return on the daily charge of £4 per player. On-site refreshments (at additional cost) are available throughout the day, including bacon baps for breakfast, light lunches, sandwiches, cakes and other snacks, together with tea, coffee and soft drinks. On the Friday and Saturday

there’s a visit by Boston Bowls, which sells a comprehensive range of bowling requisites. Undercover facilities are provided

to help ensure that participants and spectators stay dry between matches in the event of inclement weather. There is a large, free carpark immediately adjacent to the green. To obtain further details and/or

request an application form, please contact either Ruth Sharp on 01522 811549 or Pauline Hore on 01522 810789.


21 Aug: 4-wood singles 22Aug: 2-wood open pairs 23 Aug: 2-wood triples 24 Aug: 3-wood open pairs 25Aug: 3-wood open triples

Truro City Bowling Club

centenary This is a very special year for Truro City Bowling Club, as it celebrates its centenary.

A number of special events are planned, including on 11 May, an invitation to all past members to a buffet meal with wine – and lots of chat! Over the summer, club members will also be playing special friendly matches with representative teams from all over the county. It was in 1913 that 56 men clubbed

together to obtain the lease of the redundant premises of Kenwyn Tennis Club. On Friday 9 May, with a membership of over 70, TCBC was opened by its president and founder, the Mayor of Truro, WG Goodfellow, who bowled the first wood and who was presented with a commemorative silver-plated jack that still sits in the clubroom. The mayoral tradition continues

to this day, with Cllr Lindsay Southcombe, the club’s patron, opening the season on Saturday 13 April. Although the club is celebrating

100 years, bowls has been played for centuries in Truro. A 1680 map of the area where the bus station is now located in Green Street, is marked ‘The Bowling Green’. A new clubhouse in 1992 replaced

the original wooden tennis pavilion and it was further extended in 1996 to provide improved changing rooms for ladies and men, a kitchen and bar. Planning permission has been granted for further improvements. In 1987, ladies were admitted as associate members and in 1994 they became full members. TCBC was the first club to organise tours and the only club to have provided six presidents of the Cornwall County Bowling Association. It currently runs three men’s

teams, one ladies’ team and also a mixed team, all entered in various local leagues. Frequent social events, particularly in the ‘off season’, and including a short mat league and weekly whist drives, help to keep the members entertained.

Worthing Open Fours

Navenby Bowls festival

It took Worthing Pavilion’s Pat Graysmark, Alan Vidler, Mark Strong and Andy Clarke only 16 of the scheduled 21 ends to complete

Hearability Worthing Open Triples Tournament winners

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Hearability Worthing Open Fours tournament winners

victory in the Hearability Worthing Open Fours tournament final. They collected the tournament

trophy and £100 each from Worthing Indoor BC President Ray Potten, after a 25-5 win over promoting club members, the Schools brothers, Mike and John, Ken Woodcock and Mick Howard. The Pavilion team were

consistently good down the order and Howard admitted: “We just didn’t bowl.”

Worthing Open Triples

The Hearability Worthing Open Fours, the final of the Focus Investment Planning Worthing Open Triples tournament, was won by Iain Donaldson, Jim Davis and Peter Tandy.

BOWLING ‘EM OVER: Northern Ireland Sports Minister Caral Ni Chuilin hosted a reception and exhibition match of short mat bowls at Stormont to recognise the development and success of the Irish Indoor Bowling Association. She is pictured with Seamus Kyne, Honorary Secretary IIBA and David Sterritt, President IIBA.

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