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Weston-super-Mare Tour Itinerary

Weston-super-Mare Bowls Tour Itinerary

The itinerary for the club tour to Weston-super-Mare is now available to view in the club's social calendar located at the bottom of the Website Home page. Scroll down to the bottom of the Home page to view the calendar. Using the right arrow in the top left corner advance the calendar to May 2022 and the four days 13th - 16th have individual itinerary. Click on the event title for (say 13th May Itinerary) to view its itinerary.

 

Burford Bowlers in County K/O Competitions 2021

BURFORD BOWLERS performance in county Knock-out competitions in 2021

2021 was a very good year for club bowlers, with many getting to later rounds of both National Championship Knock outs at the County stage and OBA Domestic cups.

 

2 Wood singles - John Hurren reached the quarter finals before getting beaten at the South Oxford venue.

Men’s Singles - Steve Gould was beaten in the semi final to the eventual winner, Jon Philpotts of Headington. John Hurren won 2 games before he came up against Will Campion of Banbury Central in round 2.

Pairs - Jack Lafford & John Hurren beat 3 sets of opponents before getting knocked out in the quarter finals by a strong Banbury Borough pair, skipped by Alan Prew.

Triple - Steve Gould, Tim Ryan & Tim Stacey won their first game before being beaten by Paul Sharman’s triples team from Carterton.

Fours - Roger Hopkins' team had a good win against Watlington before being beaten by an Adderbury Four. The team of John Hurren, Jeff Bizzell, Tim Stacey & Jack Lafford, went all the way to the semi-finals before losing to Baden Sparks’ team from Carterton. In the quarter final, they beat the last years champions from Headington, skipped by Mark Charlett

Allison Cup - Steve Gould won 2 games before being beaten in the quarter-final by the eventual winner, Paul Jelfs from Adderbury.

Longford Cup - John Hurren won 2 games before being beaten by Paul Costin of Headington. Roger Hopkins beat Jack Lafford in the first round, before getting beaten by Keith Mobley of South Oxford.

Officers Cup - John Hurren won 2 games before meeting his nemesis, Nigel Galletly from Banbury Central.

Champion of Champions - Steve Gould qualified after winning our club’s Mens singles final. He won 2 games before meeting eventual finalist R Pink from Bicester.

All other entrants, not listed, sadly didn’t get past their first games, although each game was well contested. Better luck next year guys (or should we say- get more practice first next year !)

(John Hurren – November 2021)

 

Club Competition winners 2021

BURFORD TOWN BOWLS CLUB COMPETITION WINNERS 2021

 

COMPETITION

WINNER

RUNNER UP

MEN’S SINGLES

STEPHEN GOULD

JOHN HURREN

3 WOOD SINGLE

JOHN HURREN

STEPHEN GOULD

NEVER WON SINGLE

STEPHEN GOULD

TIM RYAN

SINGLE HANDICAP

STEPHEN GOULD

ROGER HOPKINS

OPEN SINGLE

JOHN HURREN

STEPHEN GOULD

2 WOOD SINGLE

JOHN HURREN

JACK LAFFORD

OPEN 4 WOOD PAIRS

JACK LAFFORD

STEPHEN GOULD

JOHN HURREN

DENNIS PARKER

3 WOOD OPEN PAIRS

PAT WALKER

BOB PARKER

JOHN HURREN

STEPHEN GOULD

MIXED 4 WOOD PAIRS

PAT WALKER

BOB PARKER

DOREEN DOWLEY

TIM STACEY

LADIES SINGLES

NOT PLAYED

WORTH WEBB

JOHN HURREN & ALLAN TUCKWELL

PERCY COOK

STEVE GOULD & EDDY TUCKEY

CLUB TRIPLES

JACK LAFFORD , JEFF BIZZELL & TIM RYAN

TONY TREVELYAN

JOHN HURREN

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

AWARDED JOINTLY TO

JEFF BIZZELL & STEPHEN WEBB

In addition to these awards, club players were successful in winning the following external competitions/leagues

Hazel Smith Memorial Trophy

Pat Walker - Ann Fleming - Doreen Dowley

TPC Wealth Summer Triples

Pat Walker, Jack Lafford, Jeff Bizzell, John Hurren and Tim Stacey

WestOx League

And gained promotion as runners-up in

Oxfordshire Bowls League Div 4

 

 

Club AGM 22nd November 2021

 

 

BURFORD TOWN BOWLS CLUB AGM

 

MONDAY 22nd NOVEMBER  7.30

 

PLEASE COME AND HAVE YOUR VOTE FOR THE NEW OFFICERS FOR 2022,

ASK  QUESTIONS AND MAKE

ANY  SUGGESTIONS 

ALL  WELCOME.

Green Maintenance 2021

Green Maintenance 2021

 

After a week of preparation which involved cutting, scarifying, spiking, fertilising and seeding; last Sunday (10th October) saw six tonnes of kiln dryed sand spread over the green.

A really great turn out which enabled the job to be completed in about two hours, many thanks to Tim, Bob, John, Dougie, Ted, Nigel, Trevor, Paul, Jeff, Marc and Steve for shovelling, barrowing and spreading the sand plus thanks to Jack and Allan for keeping everyone fed and watered (well tea and coffee really)

Same time next yearyes

     

     

     

  

Facebook Problems

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Facebook Problems

 

The deletion of the Burford Town Bowls Club Facebook page is causing problems when accessing through a Web browser search engine as these now see a broken link.

If you use the Facebook search facility, under your own personal login, you will be directed to a Facebook page that has been entered as a restaurant with some strange links, I do not know if this has always been the case? This page was created on 7 May 2018 and if anyone has knowledge of its creation or has any Facebook experience that could help remove this page it would be appreciated. Any help please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ladies County Match 20th Sept 2021

Burford had the pleasure of hosting an inter-county game at our Tanners Lane club on Monday, 20 September 2021 on behalf of Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies. The Match was between Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire and was played in brilliant sunshine on a well prepared green. Unfortunately the game was won by Gloucestershire's ladies, but everyone appeared to enjoy the afternoon including the many supporters for both sides.

 

We are pleased to have been asked to host both Ladies' and Men's County matches next season, which is a great honour and shows recognition of our excellent green and club facilities. Thanks go to all club members who helped in the preparations and delivery of an enjoyable day for our guests.

 

   
 
   
 

Gala 2021

 Burford Town Bowls Club Gala

Sunday 28th AUGUST 2021

 

There were only 12 teams this year about half as many in previous years,

never the less the competition was very competative.

Ann Fleming put a great Gala together again and a big thankyou to all the helpers that assisted her in making it possible, well done everyone.

The twelve teams were split into two leagues with the winners of each league to play a final.

This year after some great bowls on a very playable green(thanks to Jack) there was a final between Kidlington and Witney Town. It was a close affair but Witney Town came out winners this year, well bowled every one.

 

Gala Winners

Witney Town Bowls Club

 

 

 

GREEN MAINTENANCE

ANOTHER YEAR GONE

TIME FOR SOME GREEN MAINTENANCE

 

Well done to Jack,Tim,Bob,Allen,Ted,Kevin,Dougie,Trevor and Jeff.

Special thanks to Debbie for keeping the gang fed and watered.

 

Lawn sanding completed after much preperation work.

It's been scarified,aeriated,seeded with a top dressing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Year Anniversary

25 Year Anniversary Of Burford Town Bowls Club New ClubHouse

 

 

A letter from Mrs Christine Agg.

I was really impressed to see the newly decorated club house at the open evening Saturday 24th February 2018 , Cyril Agg my husband would have been equally pleased as it was just what he had planned to do at the time but the funds had ran out.

                                                        

(Here is Mrs Agg Attending The Bowls Club Open Evening After A Major Re-Decoration Talking With John Hurren Club Treasurer).

 

Back then when the new club house was open we had many happy times keeping the club going, there would be Race Nights, Fancy Dress and Parties, long may the fun of fund raising continue.

Recalling all this now has made me realise just how hard Cyril my husband and a few other had worked for the club, it is a tribute to them and it makes me feel very proud of them.

Cyril joined the bowls club around 1984/5, Worth Webb had introduced Cyril to bowling and showed him how to play, he really enjoyed it and was not long before he got hooked. I would help out at functions, and we all had some lovely times, but the old club house was now getting dilapidated, it was in need of a lot of work and the floor was almost ready to give way.

Cyril introduced Bill Preedy  to bowls, and he too was soon hooked. Both Cyril and Bill thought that instead of repairing the old dilapidated club house why not build a new one?. “You will never do it” they heard, fund raising plans were put in to action. And as they say the rest is history.

 

Here is a list of peoples names who contributed towards the building of the new clubhouse

 

Cyril Agg - Christine Agg - Worth Webb - Bill Preedy - Laura Neam - Ernie Padge & Son

Steve Edgington - Mervyn Edgington - Dougie Mustoe - Maurice Mustoe

 

 

Clubhouse and Green Maintenance 23/02/2020

So, today a small team of volunteers battled the bad weather and applied their skills to some much needed maintenance. Well done to Jack,Alan,Bob,Ted,Trevor,Carl,Dougie,Maurice,Jeff and Roger.

How Lawn Bowls Can Improve Your Health

How Lawn Bowls Can Improve Your Health

 

Any form of exercise is good for your health, no matter how gentle it may be. And, if you are participating in a team sport, such as lawn bowls, it helps improve your social life too, which contributes to all round happiness and well-being. Whether you are under ten or over eighty and are taking up the sport for the first time, lawn bowls is a great game for people of all ages and we shall take a look at these benefits below

 

What Does Lawn Bowls Involve?

 

Lawn bowls is a game of concentration, precision and accuracy and involves rolling biased or irregular balls as close as possible to a white ball called the Jack. It has been a popular sport in the UK for centuries and there are thousands of bowls clubs up and down the country. As the sport does not involve periods of prolonged and intense activity, it can be played by pretty much anyone. The game is either taken up as a social activity – strictly for leisure – or it can also be played at competition level, for those who want to give themselves more of a challenge.

 

How Can It Improve My Health?

 

Sports and physical activity is beneficial to your health as it keeps you active and alleviates boredom. A US study also revealed that bowls players had a lower fat content when compared with people who did not participate in activities – which is another good reason to take up the sport! However, if you do decide to take up lawn bowls, it is always best to check with your doctor first, especially if you have not taken up any form of sport for some time.

Here are some of the benefits:

 

Fitness- Lawn bowls helps moderately improve muscle strength (arm, shoulder, leg muscles), flexibility and endurance.

 

Mental Health- The game gets you out into the fresh air and helps alleviate depression and anxiety.

 

Increases Skills - Bowls involves some element of problem solving skills and also helps improve co-ordination and concentration.

 

Improves Confidence- Participating in a sport helps improve self-esteem and gets you out and about and meeting people.

 

Self-Discipline- Sports such as lawn bowls involves turning up on time and being organised by wearing the correct uniform.

 

Social Interaction- Lawn bowls helps improve social skills and being part of a team also gives you a sense of belonging.