Latest News 2018

November16: ABC AGM starting at 7pm at Chawton Park IBC. The AGM was well attended by the members. The President, Hon Secretary and Hon Treasurer gave their accounts of the past season. Thanks were extended to those who have helped in various ways, notably John and Wanda in the bar. There is to be no increase to the membership fees next year.
We welcomed Tracy, Mary and John to the Committee and the current members were re-elected, apart from Dave Mason who decided to stand down. Terry Beech was elected Ladies Captain, John Wright is to run with the second Three Counties team, Brian Craighill will manage the Petersfield Cup and Paul Schofield takes over the B&D and the Top Clubs.
Presentation of trophies were made to the winners and runner-ups of the Club Competitions (see photos here 2018 Photogallery AGM )
The evening concluded with wine and cheese.

September 15: Candlelit Bowls evening, starting at 5pm for a roll-up, including a quiz and a fish n’chips supper. Over 40 people came and had a thoroughly good evening. Thanks to Dave Mason for organising the food, Dave Bartlett for the quiz, Matt for the candlit roll-up and all the others who helped. Photos here 2018 Photogallery - Candlelit evening

September 15: President’s Cup Final at Haslemere vs Midhurst. Unfortunately, the team lost by just 3 points, but very well done for getting to the final. Team Photo here 2018 Photogallery - President's Cup Team

September 1&2: B&D Finals Day

August 28: Semi-finals of the President’s Cup starting at 6pm against Godalming & Farncombe. Alton won 47:27 and so go on to the Final at Haslemere on September 15th against either Milford or Midhurst.

August 25: Club Finals Day - WINNERS: Bernard, Linda, John, Brian & Bob - excellent play by all concerned, well done to all the winners AND the runners-up too. More Photos here 2018 Photogallery - ABC Finals Day


      1.30pm 2-Wood Singles, Bernard Abate vs Matt Philipson
      1.30pm Ladies Singles, Norma Craighill vs Linda Habberfield 
                    Men’s Singles, David Sims vs John Wadlow
                    Drawn Pairs, Paul Schofield & James King vs Brian Craighill & Bob Beale       

August 25: Eric plays in the Final of the Whitchurch Novice Singles     

August 23: Norma & Linda play Mary Morgan & partner (Basingstoke BC) at 10am on Alton Social’s green in the Finals of the North Hampshire Women’s Bowling Association 

July 29:  Well, after weeks of sunshine, it rained and rained all day, but Bernard and Linda, with some fine planning, rescued President's Day by subjecting us to a very challenging quiz with lots of wonderful food, plenty to drink, a raffle and, of course, lots of chat. Well done, brilliantly organised, in spite of the weather it was a lovely day, enjoyed by us all.

June 8:  We had wonderful weather for James' Basingstoke & District Association President's Day. Visitors came from Thorneycroft, Kingsclere, AWRE, Andover, Alton Social, Whitchurch and Basingstoke Town and included the B&DA Chairman, plus three past Presidents. Bowls were played in a Friendly manner, rather than the usual competitive spirit of the league and Hants & Berks, then everyone was ready for a pint and the delicious hogroast, accompanied by a magnificent spread put on by Janet and helpers. Before that, however, the prize for the Spider, a bottle of whiskey, was won by one of the youngest present, Archie Blair. I hope his father gave him the £5 he promised him!!! 

May 30: The Club competitions were drawn yesterday and can now be seen on the Clubhouse noticeboard or here on this website. Club Competitions

May 28: John Wright and John Blair met their opponents from Kingsclere in the Whitchurch Pairs and won. Good luck in the next round

May 28: Alton met Petersfield in the first round of the Three Counties President’s Cup. The home team won 30:9 and the away team won by 24:14 after some tremendous bowling by the two skips, Dave Sims and Brian Craighill, ably helped by the rest of their teams. They go on to play either Stedham or Four Marks in the next round.

May 23: Dave Sims had a close game against K Dunstone of Farnborough, winning with a measure on the last end to give a score of 21:19 in the County Men’s 4-wood Singles.

May 22: Eric is through to the quarter final of the Whitchurch Novice Singles, but was defeated in the Over 60’s.

May21: After an up-and-down game in the Men’s County Pairs against Cove, Dave Sims and Andy Payne scored two on the last end to equalise, forcing an extra end where they gained the winning shot. 
The Ladies Fours won against Oakley to go into the Area final against Alton Social. Brilliant, we’ll done to all.

May 20: Our men beat Cove’s in the National Top Club competition today - fantastic! They now go on to play either Fleet United or Headley.

May 17: The Men's County Club match against Cove resulted in a narrow loss 67:68 - a great effort by the Team - and the Ladies only lost their County Triples match against Pyestock by 13:17.
May 15: Dave Sims narrowly lost his National Senior Singles to Chris Cranham of Cove 17:21 

May 14: Eric is through to the next round in the Whitchurch Novice Singles - good luck Eric!

May 11: Unfortunately,, the competition season has now taken a bit of a knock, as Alton Social beat ABC by only 3 shots in the Bowls England Club Two Fours competition and John Wright got knocked out of the Whitchurch Novice Singles by John Thrush of Andover 18:21. Hard luck all!

May 8: The competition season has got off to a good start - on Sunday, Dave Sims and Paul Schofield got through to the next round in the County Men’s 4-wood singles and today, the ladies won their County Fours match against Farnborough Gate, while Eric Smith beat Terry Varndell from Oakley in the Whitchurch Over 60’s singles. Well done all!

May 7: A tremendous turnout for our Open Day! Bob counted 62 people in the Clubhouse at teatime - on the hottest day of the year too! No shortage of cakes - well done everybody. It was like Piccadilly Circus, wasn't it great?

April 14: There were at least 25 members at the Opening Day  -  and what wonderful weather we had. The green is looking good, thanks to the stirling efforts of the Green Team throughout the winter. A glorious start to the season!

March 25: Skittles at the Golden Pot 12.30

Jan 28: James King is now President of the Basingstoke & District Bowling Association and received his chain of office on Friday evening. At the same event, John, Paul, Dave & Ronnie collected the trophy for their win in the B&D Fours - well done all!!!!

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