Outdoor bowling within the community

Welcome to

Potters Bar Bowls

Club, this year

we are



Our Summer Bowls Season

started on Saturday 20th April

2019 with our traditional

"President's Day".

Click here for details of Presidents Day.  

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
Takes place only in the winter. Contact Martin Eccleshall for further details.

Wednesday Night Triples League
During the Bowls summer season. This is primarily to introduce new members to a more competitive game of bowls. It is fun and enjoyed by the league teams. Contact Beryl Burbridge for further details.

Thursday is Cribbage Night
Cribbage Night will now run throughout the summer season with a possible roll up beforehand.
Contact Bob Maule/Mick Brennan for further details.

Club news/photos
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.

Click on title below for links to:



Minutes of October Management Committee Meeting 2018

Minutes of January Management Committee Meeting 2019

The "Green"

Two great guys, two very very sad announcements



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

Hover over HANDBOOK FIXTURES above for dropdown menu of PBBC Competition Results and photos of 2018/2019

Click on title below for links to page

SADLBA & SADBA Competition Final/Results

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Lifetime Award for Graham Marriner

Forthcoming dates for your diaries 2019, please refer to your copy of the Handbook for start times etc.

Wednesday 28th or Thursday 29th August
Townsend or St Albans

SADLBA Triples Semi Final
Pam Rogers, Anita Bowman and Ann Wood

SADLBA Pairs Semi Final
Pam Rogers and Diane Jewell

Saturday 7th September
SADBA Finals at Potters Bar

Stan Winters Champion of Champions
Ron Golden v. R. Payne (Hemel Hempstead)

Herts Advertiser Pairs Trophy David Salmon and Richard Pearce v. B Parks (Batchwood Hall)

Steve Howe Officers Singles
David Salmon v. Alan Munford (Hemel Hempstead)

Sunday 8th September SADLBA Finals at Harpenden

Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th September Club Finals

Saturday 21st September Captain's Day

Friday 8th October - Friday 15th October Bowls Tour to Hotel Ampalius, Vilamoura, Algarve

Saturday 2nd November Annual Dinner Dance & Presentations

The Dearman Cup was played on the 1st August. The winner was Iris Geers with a score of plus 28, seen here being presented with the Dearman Cup
by William T Burrows, President.

New member Andrew Billington was second with a plus score of 22.

The Yardley Cup was played on Tuesday 6th August. Pam Rogers, Maureen Neal and Janet O'Hagan were the winners and the runners-up were Pat Feeney, Dee Lawrence and Jackie Nicholls.

The Troake Cup was played on Sunday 18th August and the winners Brian Bell, Ron Golden and
Dave Redington seen here with the Troake Cup, presented by the competition secretary Colin Malone

The Partridge Cup
Final result from match played in 2018

Chris Budden v. Peter Openshaw
Peter Openshaw was the winner.

Monday 19th August 2019

Busy week for Bar

Good District results for Bar included Pam Rodgers and Diane Jewell winning through to the Semi final of the Pairs, David Salmon reaching the final of the Officers Singles by beating Richard Lush of Hatfield, and with his Pairs partner Richard Pearce, playing a see-saw match against Peter Crouch and Roy Banks, eventually winning 24-17 to reach the final again.

In the District Aussie Pairs, the Bar teams of Anita Bowman and Janice Gower lost to Kings Langley, with Pat Feeney and Sue Powers going down to Harperbury on the final wood. The ladies had success in the Brigg League, winning their matches against Northaw & Cuffley, Selbourne and Oakhill and also taking maximum points against Parkside in the Triples. They also played Harpenden in the District Rinks League and won on overall shots.

Colin Malone, Bob Maule and Steve Jewell travelled to Harpenden in the District 2 wood Triples but unfortunately lost by 2 shots.

A friendly against Bounds Green was cancelled due to bad weather, and in another, Bar suffered a heavy defeat against local rivals North Mymms. As previous winners, Bar are fighting hard in the Day Cup again. However, they suffered an away defeat against Oak Hill.

After the heavy rain during the week, the sun shone for the club’s ‘Troake Cup’ competition when 8 randomly selected teams played 3 games of 6 ends against each other. It was a very close result, with Ron Golden, Dave Redington and Brian Bell lifting the trophy, beating Brian Vince, David Arnold and Brian Bell’s grandson Ja, by 1 shot.

After all the competitive work, 41 members enjoyed a coach trip to Thorpe Bay Bowls Club near Southend, for a fixture which is always very popular. Unfortunately, although the weather was glorious for this seaside encounter, Bar found the green a challenge and were defeated by 5 rinks to 1, with Ron Golden’s team picking up 5 shots on the final end to tie their game. Regardless of the result, the Thorpe Bay welcome, and a Fish & Chip supper, more than made up for the defeat. Bar look forward to entertaining Thorpe Bay next year.  

David Arnold, Press Officer


Affiliated to: B.E., H.B., St A. & D. B.A., St A & D. L. B.A., F & D. B.A.