Latest News 2019

June 24: John Blair, Bernard Abate, Paul Schofield and David Sims won the North Area County Fours tonight and now go on to the quarter finals at Banister Park on Sunday June 30 at 10am. We all wish them the best of luck!

June 23: ABC has won again against Oakley in the County Mixed Top Club, 3:2, this evening.

June 22: David Quick of Liss Archaeology launched his drone from the Club on Friday to map the part of the Public Gardens which will be used for the Alton Big Dig in July. At the same time, he kindly took a couple of aerial photos of ABC and these can be seen here 2019 Photogallery - Aerial Photos

June 21: Lots of Club competitions were played today - check out the progress here 2019 Open 2-Wood Singles

June 20: Alton BC beat Alton Social tonight in the National Men’s Top Club and go on to play either Oakley or Cove in the 4th round.

June 18: Both the pairs of Dave Sims & John Blair and Paul Schofield & Bernard Abate won against the two Oakley pairs in the BDBA competitions.

June 16: Well, the lads have done it again, beating Pyestock this morning in the National Two Fours. They now have to play either Basingstoke Town or Cove in a home match.

June 11: Dave Sim’s four beat Dave Atwell’s Alton Social four in the Nationals, while Paul Schofield’s Triple beat Oakley in the County match.

June 10: Photos from the Dolly Anstey are now up on the website 2019 Photogallery - Dolly Anstey NHWBA Competition  Thank goodness we didn't have all today's rain then!

June 2: Another win for ABC, this time 4:1 in the County Mixed Top Club against Cove and they now go on to play Oakley.

June 1: ABC had a very excellent day, in that the lads won their Two Fours at Kingsclere 44:28 and now play Pyestock. The ladies hosted the NHWBA Dolly Anstey 2-wood Singles competition. Norma got through to the semifinals and Terri has won through to the Final, to be played at Cove in September. A lot of hard work went on behind the scenes to make the day successful, well done to all.

May 30: Norma and Diane won their Golden Girls match against Fleet Social this afternoon, but Pam and Katherine lost to Yateley by one shot on an extra end!

The Three Counties President’s Cup round 1 will be played at Farnham on Monday 10th June - postponed due to bad weather.

May 25: The men won their National Top Club match this evening against the Cove B team. Well done!

May 22: Terri and Nicky won their County pairs against Freda and Pat from Pyestock this evening - on the last end! Well played ladies.They now go on to play J Allen of Cove.

May 21: The two pairs teams in the County competitions won their matches last night.

May 19: David continues his winning streak by beating Alan Shelley of Cove (21:19) in the National Senior Singles this morning, and then Spencer Kerley of Oakley (15:9) in the County 2-wood Singles this afternoon.

May 17: David Sims tonight won his County 4-wood singles - well done! He plays his 2-woods on Sunday. Meanwhile Paul’s Triples team has won through to the next round, so things are looking good for the men.

May 14: David Sims has won his first round match in the National Senior Singles and goes on to play Alan Shelley from Cove in round 2.

May 13: John Wadlow won his National singles match against Ben Levy of Yateley, pulling back from 13:18, to win 21:18. He now plays either Chris Cranham from Cove or David Fox from Liphook.

May 11: And their success continued this morning with a narrow win (1shot) over Andover in the Hants & Berks Cup. Well done everybody, especially Peter Tarbutt, who put the winning bowl in.

May 10: Another win, 3:2, for the lads tonight when they played Aldershot Traction in the National Top Club. They now go on to meet Cove B at home in the next round. Very well done!

May 9: Our lads had a narrow win (3 shots) in the National Two Fours this evening at Yateley and now go on to play Kingsclere in the next round.

May 7: John Wadlow has given the individual competitions a kick start by winning his Three Counties singles match against Naomi Brady of Milford 21:10. He plays Steve Dearlove of Petersfield at home in the next round. Good luck John!

May 5: Good win at Farnborough Gate in the Mixed Top Club. Our team of Paul, Dave, John, Terri, Linda, Norma, Sue, Nicky, Matt Andy and Bernard won 3:2 and go on to play a Home game against Cove.

May 6: Don't forget to come to the Open Day - 12-5pm roll-up - show Alton how it's done and how enjoyable a sport it is!

April 24: Have you seen our newest member, Daisy Duck? She’s nesting in the top left-hand corner, last count 6 eggs. Can you see her in this photo? 2019 Photogallery - DaisyDuck

March 30:  ALTON BOWLING CLUB SKITTLES, SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2019 at THE JOLLY FARMER, Blacknest, from noon. There was a stupendous turn-out for the first event of the 2019 summer season in our new venue - 46 people came and nearly everyone wanted to take part in the skittles. As we all had 3 lives, the outcome wasn't at all clear before we tucked into our lunches (the President's somehow ended up on the floor, so he had to wait for a fresh-cooked one), but once most of us had been eliminated, it quickly became a close-run thing between John Wright and Brian Crow, with Brian conceding defeat and that "CAT" to John. Grace, Jack and Emily were indefatigable in their jobs as skittles restorers and were rightly rewarded for their diligence with enormous Easter eggs. Tracy wheedled us all to buy raffle tickets with the promise of lots of prizes and she had plenty of help for the tedious task of folding the tickets up for the draw. Altogether, a lovely afternoon and a promising start to the new season. Roll on summer! Photos here 2019 Photogallery - Skittles

March 23: Thanks to all those members (24) who turned up today for the cleaning working party. It was certainly a case of many hands make light work, so no need to turn up tomorrow, any odd remaining jobs can be carried out as and when. A special thanks to those providing cakes and scones - they sweetened the load.

March 22: The draw for the ladies’ NWHBA competitions is on the website 2019 N.H.W.B.A Competitions, as is that for the men’s B&DBA 2019 BDBA Competitions

March: Gents - the draws for the County competitions are also up on their website (see below)

Jan 29: Ladies - the draws for the County competitions are up on the Hampshire Bowls website, http://www.bowlshampshire.com/page401.html

 - see your names up in print!