Potters Bar Bowls
Club, this year
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
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
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.
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
Click on title below for links to page
Forthcoming dates for your diaries 2019, please refer to your copy of the Handbook for start times etc.
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 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
Monday 16th September 2019
Hat trick for Club Captains in Finals
Prior to the Club finals weekend, the Vets team travelled to Winchmore Hill to pay Broomfield in the ‘Henry Rose Cup’. More silverware for the club’s bulging trophy cabinet, when wins of 12-11 and 33-7, secured a substantial overall victory.
With perfect weather for the Finals, and the club looking pristine in the sun, there was early demand on both days for traditional bacon sandwiches.
The Bar Catering Corp are well known for their tempting food and drink and this encouraged many club members to arrive early for the best seats.
Soup and Ploughman’s lunches were eagerly devoured, followed by afternoon tea and home made cakes.
Twenty six members in men’s, ladies and mixed teams contested seventeen finals. Other members acted as markers and scorers or went along to support their friends and watch some excellent bowling.
In order to encourage newer bowlers to enter the club competitions, an ‘Australian Pairs’ challenge was introduced for the ‘Tansey Cup’. Roy Tansey was a long standing club member and coach, who died earlier this year, and it was felt appropriate to remember his name with this new trophy. The first winners were Chris Gregory and David Sparrow, with Janet O’Hagan and Mike Birchell runners up.
Club Captain Diane Jewell won her way through to 5 finals, scoring a hat trick of wins, including the Championship Barker Cup, in which she defeated Pat Feeney, 21-10.
In the men’s Championship Richard Pearce and Martin Eccleshall traded shots early on until at 12 all Richard started to pull away. Although Martin saved a number of shots, Richard had the edge and bowled to a 21-15 victory to add to his Sawyer Cup win, against good friend and District Pairs partner, David Salmon.
David Arnold, Press Officer