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Nell Rumble 13th August

1993 was Nell Rumble’s 40th year as a member of our club. To mark the occasion we held a special day for her, for which she kindly donated a super shield.
The Two Wood Triples has been a fixture for us ever since and this year marked its 30th anniversary.
We had a super day with good bowling and every team won at least one match.

The top two teams met in a deciding game at the end of the day. With one end to go points won from league games were level and shot difference was equal. It was all on the last end with Graham Thomas, Martin Lee and Barry Lee having their best end of the game scoring 3 shots and winning the Shield.


The runners-up were Terry Radford, Rachel Powell and Jack Markham.

Thanks go to everyone who supported this competition.



Winners Martin, Barry & Grahamimage_50420481

Two Wood Pairs Sunday 23rd July

The Club’s Two Wood Pairs was held on Sunday 23rd July. Matches are played over 2 sets of 8 ends each, with a 3 end tiebreak if needed.
Despite the recent heavy rain the weather stayed dry and we had some excellent matches.

The semifinals were closely contested and the final, between Barry & Martin v Rachel and Terry, was another close match.

The four losing quarterfinalists played off in a fun competition with the final, between Andrew &Alison v Cindy & Edith, going all the way to the last end of the tiebreak with Cindy and Edith winning.

Winners Barry and Martin


Thank you to everyone who took part and supported the competition.

President v Vice President

IMG-4835A great President (Chris) v Vice President (Sheila) Day yesterday. No idea who won but each team had a winning rink. Great weather, Great banter, Great bowls, Great buffet, Great fun, Great donations to charities.

Winning Rinks


Costar Trophy 4th June

Another gorgeous, sunny day for the Frank Costar Trophy – A drawn triple competition played over 1 day.

The eventual winners were:  Julie, Graham and Alan

IMG_1249The runners up Terry, Nora and Graeme




Memorial Shield 7th May

A lovely dry day for Sunday’s Memorial Shield. The charity this year was Phyllis Tuckwell and we have raised in access of £160 so far.
The competition was run in 2 sections with Bob and Martin winning one and Steve, Jo and Brian the other.
The final was played in lovely sunshine with Bob and Martin the winners.
Another big thanks to the generosity of our members and other supporters.



Killer Bowls 30th April

Killer Returned on Sunday 30th April – with a vengeance

This event is unique to Farnborough – it is fun – the organiser (Arthur and his helpers Edith and Pam) requested that there was a lot of noise, booing and hissing –there certainly was but most of it was directed at Arthur who did nothing to provoke it!

We had three rounds so everyone had three chances of getting into the semi-final, those who managed it were Jack, Graham, Martin, Mick, Andrew, Barbara, Pam L, Simon, Sheila, Chris W, Stuart, Rachel.

The finalists were Pam Laken, Stuart Markham, Martin Lee and Andrew Milligan.

It was won by Stuart Markham – he has won it before and it is about time someone stopped him doing it.

Lovely afternoon – thank you to the 28 people that took part and made it FUN and noisy.