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County Pairs 2019

Our Pairs competition was played Saturday 4 January 2020 and the winners were Saul Featherstone and Steve Holdsworth (Gloster Knights) and the runners up were Ryan Knight, Ollie Hipkiss (Gloster Knights).

County Fours 2019

Our Fours competition was played Saturday 21 December and the winners were Ryan Knight, Ollie Hipkiss, Saul Featherstone and Steve Holdsworth (Gloster Knights) and the runners up were Jill Heatherington, Carole Preece, Stewart Minchew and Paul Murphy (Tewkesbury BC).

County Triples 2019

Our County Triples competition was played Sunday 22 December and the winners were Saul Featherstone, Jo Featherstone and Adrian Attrill (Gloster Knights) and the runners up were Carole Preece, Stewart Minchew and Paul Murphy (Tewkesbury BC).

County Over 55 Pairs 2019

Our County over 55 pairs competition was played today (10 November) and the winners were Rose & Derek Wilson, Tewkesbury BC and the runner up were Gill Johnson & Stewart Minchew also Tewkesbury BC. Well done both teams.

County Singles 2019

Our County Singles competition was played today (19 October) and the winner was Derek Wilson, Tewkesbury BC and the runner up was Steven Holdsworth, Gloster Knights. Well done both, see photo.

Pam Farley

With sadness I have to report the passing of Pam Farley who finally lost her battle with cancer on 2nd October, she will be sadly missed by all. Her funeral will be at Gloucester Crematorium on Friday 25th October at 10am

Our Ladies v Avon Ladies

Well done our ladies, winning the home match at Churchdown against the Avon ladies and with a valiant effort just being beaten in the return match at Bristol IBC. Veronica wishes to thank you all for your effort and support in both matches.

Ladies Charity Triples Competition


The ladies charity triples took place at Waterwells Sport Centre and raised the magnificent  sum of £1000 for the Cheltenham  Oncology Unit. Prizes and medals were donated by Pam Farley. Although intended to be a ladies competition there was also two rinks of men's teams. The winners were Kington Langley (ladies) and Ross-on-Wye (men) with Winterbourne ladies and men as runners up. A big thankyou to Teresa and all her helpers for a great days bowling.

TLH Top Club Winners

Gloster Knights have again won the TLH Top Club competition played 4th & 5th May. Well done to all in beating Dorset in the final 6-3.
See pic.

Ladies Charity Triples Competition

On May 25th Kingsway SMBC are holding a ladies triples competition to raise funds for the Cheltenham Oncology Unit. All clubs are invited to put in a triple to play with 3 woods each. Cost will be £18 per team, bacon butties and general refreshments will be available during the day. Contact Teresa Bruton, Tel: 07545 706542 for further details.


Another win for Gloucestershire

Well done to Gloster Knights who, after a hard fought battle with Woolhope, have won this years LEH competition by 17 shots.

A Team Results

Thank you to everyone who played this past season in the county A team. I know that everyone who played enjoyed doing so and I appreciate the part played by people who came in at the last minute because of someone being ill and so there was always a full team on the day. We did not win them all but getting to the semi-final of the plate knockout and only losing by 22 points to 18 against Dorset was very good. The most frustrating result of the whole season was losing to Hereford by a single shot on the very last end  and very last bowl of our final match to put them a single point above us in the ICC league table. Thank you all again, you did me and the county proud.
David Bubb

County 4's and Mixed 4's Championships/National Qualifiers 26/27 January

Congratulations go to Lye Taylor, Pauline Turner, Steven Holdsworth and Bryan Taylor winners of the mixed 4's and Tom Clough, Saul Featherstone, Jack and Ryan Knight winners of the 4's. Runners-up were Barbara Bubb, Lynn Williams, David Bubb and Chris Rudderham (mixed 4's) and Pauline Schofield, Rose Wilson, Derek Wilson and Dave Moss (4's).


AGM 2019

The date of this years AGM has been set at 26th April. The venue will be the purple room at Churchdown CC, start time 7:30 pm. Can all winners/runners up holding county trophies please return them so that they can have the engraving updated.

Obituary - Ray Ball UPDATE

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Ray Ball on Thursday 17 January. Ray was a talented green and short mat bowler but had not played out doors for a couple of years. He belonged to Wotton Hall SMBC for many years but latterly he played for Tewkesbury BC and Woodmancote SMBC. His funeral will be at 11 am on Friday 15th Feb at Cheltenham Crematorium.

County Triples Championships/National Qualifiers 5 January

Congratulations go to Gill Johnson, Carole Preece and Stewart Minchew against some very stiff opposition won the Triples. Runners-up (also from Tewkesbury BC) were Rose & Derek Wilson and Dave Moss who just missed out on the title due to a last minute fantastic left handed final wood from Stewart. Well done to both teams and once again a well organised and run event care of David, Barbara and Clive.

County Pairs Championships/National Qualifiers

Congratulations go to Ryan Knight and Ollie Hipkiss who were winners of the  Pairs and to the runners-up Jo Lau and Saul Featherstone (both from Gloster Knights), held at Churchdown CC on 24 November. Once again a well organised and run event care of David and Clive.

County Over 55 Pairs Championships/National Qualifiers

Congratulations go to Stewart Minchew & Tony Wheeler who were winners of the Over 55 Pairs and to the runners-up Adrian Attrill & Bob Wood, held at Churchdown CC on 3 November. Once again a well organised and run event care of David and Clive despite some last minute drop outs.










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