ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on October 10, 2017 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 

One of Erdington Court's top indoor lady players was in action this week in the first round of a national competition.

 

Joan Garner from Sutton Coldfield won the opening round of the English Indoor Bowls Association's Ladies Champion of Champions 4 wood singles - at home in Bowling Green Close.

 

Joan was playing Gill Maund of City of Birmingham

 

At 9 ends, the score was tied at 8:8. Joan gradually crept ahead. However, at the 19th end, she delivered a crushing blow - taking all 4 shots.

 

The final score was 21:11

 

Erdington Court can be contacted on 0121 373 2440 or via their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk. You can also follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club. They welcome new members of all abilities and offer up to 4 weeks free coaching.

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on October 9, 2017 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Erdington Court Bowls Club held its annual open day to publicise its winter indoor arena and evening leagues - attracting over 150 visitors - including Birmingham's Lord Mayor Councillor Anne Underwood, from Sutton Coldfield. She was told that 40-50% of Erdington Court's members are ladies and that the majority of members come from Sutton Coldfield.

 

Erdington Councillors Robert Alden, Bob Beauchamp and Gareth Moore also attended. Councillor Beauchamp won the £10 meat voucher donated by Wicketts Butchers of Gravelly Lane!

 

The indoor arena is the only one of its kind on the north side of the City and south of Tamworth and many members of other outdoor clubs join for the Winter.

 

Spokesman Ray Woods said,

"We distributed over 15,000 door to door leaflets for the event as well as publicity from local papers such as the Birmingham Mail and the Sutton Coldfield Observer - and support from Mike Bushell at the Sutton Expo - and there was a great response.

 

"Over 10 members were recruited on the day and a similar number have expressed an interest in joining our free indoor coaching courses.Every indoor rink and some of our all-weather outdoor rinks were occupied by potential new members."

 

"Johnsons Skoda in Erdington, one of our sponsors had a display of their cars - and Boston Bowls from Lincolnshire were on hand to advise on bowls woods, clothing and equipment. They are at Birmingham Indoor Bowls Club on Tuesday 24th October between 10am and 3pm for anyone who missed them.We also welcomed Pam Collins of Utility Warehouse in Sutton Coldfield, David Heilbronn of Will Writing Services and Mark Jones and Diane Parkes from

John Taylor Hospice."

 

"All in all it was a great day with over 40 Club members on hand to welcome visitors."

 

The Club can be contacted on 0121 373 2440 or via their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk. You can also follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club.

 

 

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on October 1, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

As the outdoor season came to a slightly rainy end, Erdington Court players came to the fore in the Birmingham Bowling Association's (BBA) finals.

 

Rob Robinson from Sutton Coldfield won the individual Champion of Champions - Phil Bond, Paul Vaughan and Gary Smith won the triples and Richard Brittan the singles. Antony Gould won the individual competition.

 

Ray Woods, Club spokesman said,

" We didn't have it all our own way and it was a mixed bag - however our top players can be proud of their overall performance on behalf of the Club."

 

Meanwhile, outdoor Captain Peter Yates led a team against a President's Team skippered by President Dave Mitchell - both from Sutton.

 

A total of 32 Club players took part in the game which for the most part was a close fought affair, none closer than rink 5 where the Captain and President battled it out to an honourable draw. The final result over the 5 rinks was 89 to the Captains Team and 59 to the President's Team.

 

Captain Peter's winning rink comprised Mary Heath, John Utting and Geoff Bryant. President David's winning rink was Pam Ellis, Dave Ballantyne and Pat Court.

 

Unlike many local clubs who close up shop for the winter Erdington Court members do not pause for breath - as they open up their 4 rink indoor arena ready to welcome members from other Clubs.

 

This week they were at the Sutton Expo in the Parade promoting their open day on Saturday 7th October from 1pm - 5pm - and later in the month, their evening league programme kicks off. A new reduced fee applies for other Club members wishing to enter just one of the leagues.

 

Erdington Court welcomes new members and can be contacted on 0121 373 2440 or you can visit their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on September 4, 2017 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Erdington Court men took on the combined might of the Birmingham Bowling Association (BBA) to win the coveted Tony Cooke Trophy.

 

Tony Cooke was a stalwart of Solihull Municipal Club - and the Trophy and a Rose Bowl were presented by his widow Joy to Solihull and then in 2016, with her approval, to be used by the BBA. The trophy match takes the form of an annual challenge between the previous year's winners of the BBA's 'A' Division and the rest of the BBA.

 

Those playing for the BBA against Erdington included top players from well-known local clubs such as Blossomfield, Handsworth Wood, Kings Heath, Rowheath, Sherwood Park, Solihull Municipal, Tamworth and West Midlands Police.

 

In a tight contest, the Court won 3 of the 5 rinks and an overall score of 135:109.

 

Club spokesman Ray Woods said,

"This has been a great season for Erdington Court in the BBA - and winning the Tony Cooke Trophy against the rest of the BBA really is the icing on the cake."

 

Erdington Court welcomes new members and offers a course of free coaching. You can contact them on 0121 373 2440. You can also view their web site at http://www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk or follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club. The Club has its open day on Saturday 7th October between 1pm and 5pm - where visitors can try out the Club's full-size 4 rink indoor arena. The event will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Anne Underwood.

 

 

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on August 27, 2017 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Erdington Court's A' Team finished the outdoor season of the Birmingham Bowling Association (BBA) by clinching the leadership of the top division - finishing just 2 points ahead of Sherwood Park, with the 'Club's B' team having already secured promotion to that same higher division.

 

Meanwhile, one of the Court's younger players and captain of their BBA 'B' team- Antony Gould from Sutton Coldfield has reached the BBA's 2 wood singles finals, and also leads a Club triples team in the same finals event.

 

The six rink all-weather green at the Court's Bowling Green Close home was full to capacity for the return friendly match against Handsworth Wood. Eight players on each rink meant that 48 players in total took part in this mammoth bowling event - with Handsworth Wood failing to end the Courts' two-year unbeaten home run. After a close first half, Erdington pulled away to finish winners - with a score of 136 to 53 shots.Winning Erdington Court rink with a score of +29 was: Andrew Menniss from Sutton Coldfield, Phil Johnson, Chris Reid and Tim Hartland - all from Erdington and Pype Hayes.

 

The annual outdoor Club men against ladies match ended with a win for the ladies - aided by some curious rules that some would say, were designed to aid the ladies!

 

The semi finals of the prestigious Thomas Trophy also took place in preparation for the Club's finals week end on Saturday 2nd September/ morning of Sunday 3rd September. It will be all-Suttonian contest and the winning teams going forward are:Team 1 - Geoff Bryant, Arthur Price and Pam Ellis,Team 2 - Dave Mitchell, Roy Webster and Michelle Blakey. Spectators are welcome to attend the finals week-end. Call 0121 373 2440 for more details.

 

The Club welcomes new members of all abilities and offers courses of free coaching. You can view their web site at http://www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk/ and or follow them on Facebook at: Erdington Court Bowls Club. The Club's open day takes place on Saturday 7th October and will feature the Court's indoor arena.

 

 

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on August 25, 2017 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The 3-week Summer of Season of Evening Bowls came to a close on Thursday 24th August with 24 bowlers competing in the Ladies versus Men (with a twist) competition which the Ladies won 47 v 36.

 

There were three "twists" during the game.

 

On end three the men had to bowl left handed and on end 6 the men had to bowl their bowls between their legs ("tweeners"). "Irish" bowls were played on end 9 where the jack was delivered by the lady skip after all other bowls had been delivered.

 

Apart from being quite challenging this fun format produced plenty of humorous sights most of which were recorded on film. The game finished after 12 ends when players retired to the lounge for a well earned drink and a light supper.

 

Prizes were awarded as follows:-

 

Ladies winning rink: Terry Yates, Mary Webster and Joyce Terry

 

Men's winning rink: Bill Ensor, Phil Johnson and Tim Hartland

 

Best "Irish" Bowls rink: Elaine Woods, Linda Sullivan and Pat Court

 

Best "Tweener"" rink: John Utting, Roy Webster and Mike Kilby

 

 

In total 32 players took part during the 3-week evening bowls season so thanks to everyone for their support.

 

 

Peter Yates - Outdoor Captain

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on August 13, 2017 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Erdington Court's week began with the Club's Birmingham Bowling Association (BBA) 'B' team securing promotion to the 'A' Division - where their 'A' team looks likely to win the league, with one match to go.

 

In two all-Erdington contests in the BBA 4 wood quarter finals, Rob Robinson beat Antony Gould and Allen Onion won against Paul Vaughan.

 

The Court ended the week on a high, beating one of the City's strongest Clubs in a friendly at Bowling Green Close, maintaining their 2 year home record. They won 115: 58 against Kings Heath in a 5 rink contest.

 

Despite a heavy programme of inter-Club fixtures and internal Club competitions, the Club managed to slot in the annual Ellis Brewer Trophy held in honour of two prominent Club members - Ken Ellis and Bob Brewer. Both still actively play for the Club and led their respective squads totalling over 25 players. The result was a win for the Ken Ellis squad 79:64.

 

Erdington Court welcomes new members of all abilities and offers 4 week's free coaching before joining. For more details, call 0121 373 2440 or visit their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk. You can also visit them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club.

 

The Club's finals week end takes place on Saturday 2nd September and Sunday 3rd September. Spectators are welcome.

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on August 9, 2017 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

PROMOTION!

 

Please see below from Club member Steve Mason

 

 

 

Final 'B' team match last night for the league title against second place Handsworth Wood:

 

John Pritchard's rink ran away from the start and finished 29-9 winners. Ron Statham led extremely well and was well supported by John Green and Mike Kilby.

 

 

The second rink lead off was Gary Smith who rarely missed the jack by more than 12 inches (30 cm). Ian Parton-Smith and Steve Mason followed and in a low scoring match the scores were level with 5 ends to play. The next end proved decisive with Skip Peter Yates adding to the two bowls held by Erdington.

 

 

The final score was 19-12 in Erdington's favour.

 

 

The 'B' team will now join the Court's 'A' team in the top Birmingham Bowling Association Division.

 

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on August 7, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

This week saw Erdington Court Bowls Club with their feet firmly planted on the competition accelerator - and one of their Ladies teams was doing its bit!

 

The men recorded wins by their two Birmingham Bowling Association (BBA) teams, the taking of the Warwickshire unbadged singles competition, a victory by senior captain Rob Robinson in the BBA Champion of Champions and a team win in the semi final of the BBA's Walker Cup - capped by an away success at Kings Heath in a week - end friendly.

 

In the BBA, both the Court;s 'A' and 'B' teams were at home . The 'A' team beat Kings Heath 13:12 with victory achieved in the last end. The 'B' team captained by Antony Gould, won 26:9 on his rink - and the other led by John Pritchard won an equally convincing 29:8. This was against Blossomfield who are also competing for top of Division 'B'. Again, they took the full 6 points.

 

Paul Vaughan was the eventual winner In an all-Erdington final of the Warwickshire unbadged competition against fellow Court Club member John Pritchard.

 

In the Birmingham District Women's Bowling Association (BDWBA), the Ladies 'B' team captained by Eileen Merrick beat Blossomfield at home convincingly 26:7.

The men meanwhile, led by Rob Robinson from Sutton Coldfield, won despite a tight squeak at home in the Walker Cup against - Kings Heath - one of the best Birmingham teams. They won in the singles and pairs,but lost the Triples and Fours. However they did just enough to win on points and go through to the finals on 16th August at Sherwood Park.

 

Rob Robinson continued in great form when he beat young rising star Gareth Evans from Bournville in the BBA Champion of Champions by 23: 11.

 

In the first mixed team friendly victory away - also at Kings Heath, Captain Peter also from Sutton Coldfield led his team to victory by 75:42. Winning rink members were: John Green, Joyce Terry and Tim Hartland.

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Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on August 4, 2017 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Erdington Court's Birmingham Bowling Association's ( BBA) 'A and 'B' teams who both won at home last night at Bowling Green Close.

 

The 'A team playing against Kings Heath 'A' team and captained by Rob Robinson, won 17: 13 on his rink. Phil Bond skippered his squad to a narrower 13: 12 win after being down. Overall the team took 6 points to increase their chance of winning the 'A' Division for the second year running.

 

Meanwhile, the 'B' team captained by Antony Gould, won 26:9 on his rink - and the other led by John Pritchard won an equally convincing 29:8. This was against Blossomfield who are also competing for top of Division 'B'. Agains, they took a full 6 points.

 

With the season nearly at an end, it is all going to the wire!


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