About Michael

Webmaster and Bowler at Farnborough Bowling Club

Bowls’ Big Weekend

Bowls’ Big Weekend is a national initiative to promote our welcoming and socially-distanced sport and attract new members. Taking place over the Spring Bank Holiday of the 2021 season (Friday 28th to Monday 31st May).

Farnborough Bowling Club are welcoming anyone who wishes to try lawn bowls to join us on Monday 31st May, between 11am and 4pm.  Just complete a request, link below


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2021 Season

We are looking forward to the 2021 season. Last year we provided a safe environment to play and watch bowls with strict Covid-19 protocols. For this season we have upgraded all our hygiene systems with automatic soap and sanitiser dispensers and new hand dryers. BBW_Homepage-600x500We plan to open sometime in the second half of April, depending on green condition and Government guidelines.
Coaching sessions should be available from the beginning of May. A request form is available Coach Request
On Monday 31st May we are taking part in the National Bowls Big Weekend when we will open for a day of fun and an opportunity to try bowls.

Chris Bowls the 2000th Roll Up

On Friday 18th September, Chris Wright was the 2000th person to roll up on our green. A tremendous achievement in these unprecedented times.
Chris Said  ”Wow.  I ‘m very proud of what we have achieved this year. 2000 roll ups is amazing   It’s thanks to all our members and especially the hard work of the green stewards.  An unusual but rewarding season.”



Drawn 3 wood Pairs 20th September

Sunday was the last competition of this unusual season restricted by the Coronavirus.
The qualifying was run as 4 leagues each playing 3 games. The winners of these were Ian and Brian, Paul and Amanda, Graham and John, Michael and Barbara who proceeded to the semi finals.
The semis were close games with Graham/John and Michael/Barbara ended up as the finalists.
The final was another tight game with nothing in it going into the last end where Graham put two bowls right on the jack. Michael had to do something and a running shot managed to move the jack into the open. Barbara then draw 2 brilliant shots which John was unable to match and claimed the title without bowling the last bowl.

Winners Barbara and Michael

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Winners Barbara and Michael