Potters Bar Bowls
Club, this past
we have been
Our Summer Bowls Season
started on Saturday 20th April
2019 with our traditional
Our recent Presidents Gala Day coincided with the unveiling of our new WELCOME board, which is now situated at the entrance to the club ground and welcomes you and will advertise at the time the names of visiting bowls clubs. The new board was very kindly sponsored by our 2018 President, Susie Thurlow.
Just a reminder:
Tuesday afternoon Bridge
Started Tuesday 22nd October and will continue every Tuesday, please arrive at 1.15pm. There is space for new players for those that wish to attend. Please contact Martin Eccleshall for further details.
Arrive 7.15 for 7.30pm start.
Last of the Weekly Cribbage evenings 2019
Other sessions take place during the summer months.
Contact Bob Maule/Mick Brennan for further details.
If you have any photos or articles for possible inclusion in our next "View From The Green" newsletter. Please send to David Arnold, Press Officer.
Potters Bar Bowls Club's Website
Please notify the Website Officer of any errors, typo's etc.
Men's Indoor Fixtures
The following indoor games have been arranged:
Saturday 11th January 2020 : Harpenden
Whites T&B 4 rinks 2.30pm
Monday 24th February 2020 : Hatfield
Greys T&B 4 rinks 2.30pm
Saturday 29th February 2020 : Glebelands
Whites T&B 4 rinks 2.30pm
Thursday 26th March 2020 : Watford
Greys T&B 4 rinks 2.00pm
your name. Please contact Steve Hipperson if more
information is needed.
Potters Bar Bowls Club would like to wish you a very
To all members
Many of you will be aware that Competition Secretary Colin Malone is in Australia visiting his family. In view of the devastating reports from Australia regarding bush fires, I emailed him just before Christmas enquiring about his situation. He sent his regards to everyone, and in view of the situation down under, thought you might like to read his own words from ‘down under’.
David Arnold, Press Officer, 2nd January 2020
A message from Colin Malone, Down Under.
“Happy New Year. So good to hear from you.
Thank you for thinking of us out here. The fires are bad. Since we arrived on 22 November we have only had about 3 mm of rain if that. Just showers. It has been very dry unlike the UK.
The fires in Victoria are at East Guippsland which is a National Park area about 175 miles to the east of Melbourne. It is peak holiday season now and lots of holiday makers camp in that area. We have had 3 40+C days in December 2019 which is the first time since 1897. This heat comes with a strong northerly wind which fans the flames. We are on the coast in the bay and in the suburbs of the city of Melbourne so not exposed to the bush fire areas which are further out in the country. What they need is real rain. There does not seem much of that about at present.
Thank you to you all for thinking of us. We have a summer break from bowls over the Christmas period and resume in mid January 2020. Plenty of cricket and tennis to watch over the next few weeks.
Please give my regards to all at PBBC.
Very best wishes Colin
Retirement of a "couple" of Greenkeepers at end of the summer season 2018
Sadly we announce that Sandra and Rod Smale have decided to concentrate on cutting their own grass at home after four years at PBBC.
The Management Committee, Green Team and all members of PBBC are very grateful for the tremendous contribution that Sandra and Rod have made in keeping our bowling green surface in tip top condition. We wish them both well in their retirement.
In 2017 they were awarded the coverted IOG Industry Award "Greenkeeper/Team" of the year.
A further article on our the Green Team will appear shortly
Click on menu title HANDBOOK FIXTURES above for club fixtures 2019 or hover over menu title for dropdown menu.
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Some of the fixtures that took place towards the end of our summer season:
Saturday 7th September SADBA Finals at
Potters Bar. Champion of Champions
Winner: R.Payne, Hemel Hempstead
Runner up: Ron Golden, Potters Bar
Steve Howe Officers Singles
Winner: David Salmon, Potters Bar
Runner up: Alan Munford, Hemel Hempstead
Herts Advertiser Pairs Trophy
Winners: B. Parkes, M. Trembling, Batchwood
Runners Up: David Salmon and Richard Pearce, Potters Bar
Sunday 8th September SADLBA Finals at
Harpenden. Championship Singles
Winner: Alison Hall, Hatfield
Runner up: Pam Rogers, Potters Bar
Winners: Jackie Bell, Mary Banks, Alison Hall, Hatfield
Runners up: Pam Rogers, Anita Bowman, Ann Wood, Potters Bar
SADLBA Pairs. Monday 9th September
Winners: Diane Jewell, Pam Rogers, Potters Bar
Runners up: Sandra Field, Sue Burbidge,
Saturday 2nd November Annual Dinner Dance & Presentations evening (see "Events" drop down menu)
Monday 13th January 2020
Bar Bowlers work and play
Potters Bar Bowls Club organises many winter functions to ensure members are able to keep in touch with each other during the close season.
Weekly Cribbage evenings have proved increasingly popular over the past two years. Bob Maule & Mick Brennan regularly have to set out ten tables each week, as forty members attend for their cribbage ‘fix’.
New Years Eve saw over fifty members join together to herald in 2020. Eileen & Steve Anchor co-ordinated decorations, entertainment and a delicious buffet.
In order to ensure that these social functions can continue, the club recently held its AGM to elect club officers for the coming year. Over 70 members attended, and following the usual business items, last year’s President Bill Burrows thanked members for their tremendous support which included raising the excellent sum of £2000 for his chosen charity, the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.
Bill Burrows seen here having handed over the chain of office to incoming president Jan Southwell. Southwell told assembled members that he thought it a huge privilege and honour to be invited to take on the role. He went on to say that he was committed to do his utmost for the club and thanked the outgoing president and management team for looking after the club so well during 2019. He welcomed Steve Hipperson as his Deputy President.
Southwell announced that his charity this year would be,
"Fight Bladder Cancer". This organisation is the patient and carer-led specialist charity for bladder cancer in the UK. There are over 18,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed annually in England and it is the 5th most common cancer overall – the 4th most common cancer in men. He said that he had personal experience of this type of cancer having lost his brother in law to the disease. Proceeds from the president’s annual Gala Day in August will go to the charity.
The club always needs new members and invite people to come along and try the game. Look out for details of their Open days in May/ June when you will be most welcome. Peter Openshaw, Membership Secretary would welcome a call from you and will be pleased to give you more information. He can be contacted on 01707 657812.
David Arnold, Press Secretary, PBBC