NHWBA Past Presidents’ Day

DSC03079On Saturday Farnborough Bowling Club hosted the North Hampshire Women Bowling Association’s Past Presidents’ Day. Sheila Andrews, our Club Captain, is the Immediate Past President and organised a splendid lunch: having enticed / bribed some Farnborough Bowlers and her granddaughter to help.

IMG_7763Two of the “volunteer” men manning the bar

Unfortunately the weather turned very wet after lunch and no bowling was possible.

IMG_7762Margaret Hankin, as always, had a plan B and a draw for the spider and a challenging quiz entertained everyone to teatime.
The Spider made £47 for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Of course there had to be a raffle and there were plenty of prizes to be won.



Harrison’s 30th Birthday

DSC03067It is not often that bowling clubs celebrates a member’s 30th birthday but that is exactly what Farnborough Bowling Club did on Monday.
Some of our members and Harrison’s parents met at the Squirrel Pub to surprise Harrison Ash who had been tricked into thinking he had been picked up for a roll up by Keith.
Carol supplied the cake and cards and presents were given.

Harrison was suitably embarrassed but enjoyed the sentiment even though he had a district game in the afternoon – which he won. A great gathering for someone who has done a lot for the club.DSC03065
We are lucky as a club as Harrison is not our youngest member. We have a couple in there mid twenties.  We also have 2 social members who are pre-teen albeit they are dogs.

Bowls Hampshire Game

On Sunday 18th June we hosted a game with Bowls Hampshire.  This was to celebrate our 70th Birthday and the opening of our re-laid green.  All six rinks were used and all seemed to play well, if a little slow.  The heat was blistering so the game was curtailed to 16 ends
Farnborough did have a narrow victory, winning on 4 rinks and 5 shots overall – a very close game.
There was plenty of laughter during the game and some nice words said afterwards. All-in-all a victory for the game of bowls.
We also raised £48 for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance with a spider.
Well done to all of the Farnborough Members who helped on the day.