ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB

ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB

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ANOTHER BUSY WEEK AT ERDINGTON COURT

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on August 12, 2018 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 

In the Birmingham Bowls Association's (BBA) top league, Erdington Court's 'A' team continued the dominance which has already led to their unassailable position in the top spot. Led by Rob Robinson from Four Oaks and with members from across the area, they beat Kings Heath at home 55:14.

 

In the BBA's Evergreens League, the Court's 'A' team beat Handsworth Wood at home 46:26, winning 29:12 on one rink and 17:14 on the other to take the full 6 points. The 'B' team away at Solihull had a slightly narrower win 17:9 on one rink, but losing 15:22 on the other. However, their overall margin meant they took 4 of the 6 points,

 

In one of the final week-end fixtures of the season, Erdington Court were at home to Kings Heath again, winning 88:71. Kings Heath won 1 of the 5 rinks and drew the other.

 

The Club has a rash of semi finals being played prior to its busy competitions week-end on Saturday 1st/Sunday 2nd September - to which visitors are welcome. The finals featuring both men and women start at 10am prompt on each day. Visitors can also view the Club's full size indoor arena which will open for new members in the Autumn.

Picture: Erdington Court's BBA 'A' Team

SUCCESS ON ALL FRONTS!

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 23, 2018 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

23RD JULY 2018

 

 

It was another successful week on all fronts for Erdington Court this week - with over 50 Club players in action.

 

The big news was that a men's squad from the Court are through to the Bowls England National Fours Finals at Leamington in August. Richard Brittan from Tamworth, Mark Ireland, from Hodge Hill, Allen Onion from Sutton Coldfield and Rob Robinson from Four Oaks, beat Gary Langford of Solihull Municipal in the County semi finals at Welford on Avon.

 

In a busy week for Rob Robinson, he and Allen Onion beat John Godfrey and Paul Hughes from Sherwood Park in the first round of the Birmingham Bowls Association Pairs competition.

 

In the County Senior Fours competition, Rob was in action again with Richard Brittan, Allen Onion and Phil Bond to reach the last 16, beating Malcolm George's four from Snitterfield.

 

Not to be outdone, Mark Ireland won his first round contest in the Birmingham Bowls Association 2-wood competition against Chris Wright from Solihull Municipal.

 

In the Birmingham Bowls Association's Ivy league,the Court's 'A Team of Brenda Bosley from Erdington, Chris Reid from Pype Hayes and Lorely Edwards, led by Captain Pat Court from Wylde Green were in full flight, beating Solihull Municipal 17:11 after a shaky start.

 

In the same League, the Court's 'B' team of Lorna Bournes from Erdington, Eileen Merrick from New Oscott,Terry Yates from Sutton Coldfield and Mary Webster from Walmley were playing Kings Heath 'A' team away and drew 15 apiece despite the untimely interruption of a sprinkler on the rink!

 

The Court's Ladies Warwickshire District Women's Bowls Association 'B' team are enjoying a good run, beating Rowheath 20:12, Kings Heath 'A' 32:6 and Handsworth Wood 18:11, emerging as potential winners of the League.

 

To round off the week, the Court led by David Ballantyne of Sutton Coldfield took on St Barbara's of Coventry at home for a week end friendly fixture- winning comprehensively 102:69. The next day with Ray Woods of Pype Hayes as Captain,they were away to Bournville - winning on 3 out of the 5 rinks with the overall score 74:85.

WEEKLY ROUND UP

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 12, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

BOWLS: ERDINGTON COURT

 

The Court's Ladies continue to field teams in a number of leagues. The number of ladies at the Club means that in most cases, they are able to field two teams. In the Birmingham Bowling Association's Ivy League, their 'B' team took on Solihull Municipal with a 25:8 decisive win.

 

In the Birmingham District Women's Bowling Association, the Court's 'A' team headed by Captain Pat Court from Sutton Coldfield had a frustating end to a game that had looked like it was theirs for the taking. The Court were holding 19 – 18 on the penultimate end, then holding 4 shots on the final end. Fate intervened however when the Sherwood Park skip fired - taking out the jack and meaning that the end had to be replayed. Sherwood Park then took 2 and the Court lost the match 19 – 20.

 

The Court's top male players continue their progress in county and area competitions.

 

The duo of Allen Onion from Sutton Coldfield and Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill won the Warwickshire pairs quarter final against Lewis and Martin Hammond of Three Spires) 21-11. The Semi Final will be on 22nd July against Scott and Graham Ashby of Nuneaton at Welford.

 

Rob Robinson from Four Oaks and Allen Onion won 22-19 against John Godfrey and Paul Hughes of Sherwood Park in the first round of the Birmingham Bowling Association pairs.

In what is fast becoming a local annual derby, the Court were away at Sutton Methodists in Upper Holland Road. The Methodists were keen to avenge their away defeat earlier in the year. The rink honours were divided 2 each - with a narrow overall win for the Methodists of 65:62.

 

Erdington Court welcomes new members of all ages and abilities to help fulfill it's extensive competitive programme and to take part in social bowling sessions on most week days. Free coaching is offered before members join. Erdington Court is unique in the area, having all the year round bowls utilising it's 4 rink full size indoor arena. You can view their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club. For more details, call 07967 686230.

 

Lawn or flat green bowls as it is known, will (as in previous years) feature in the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be hosted by Birmingham - with matches taking place at Leamington

COUNTY SUCCESS FOR ERDINGTON COURT

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on July 2, 2018 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

COUNTY SUCCESS

Mark Ireland yesterday won the 2 wood county singles match at Stoke Coventry, so will be in semi final, date yet to be decided. He together with Allen Onion, Rob Robinson, Richard Brittan will also be in the County Fours semi final - due to be played on 15/7 at Welford Bowling Club.

 

BIRMINGHAM BOWLS ASSOCIATION LADIES IVY LEAGUE

Another good all round team performance saw Erdington A team ( Ann Mason, Linda Sullivan, Chris Reid, Lorely Edwards) decisively beating West Midlands Police 35-7 today.

 

Special mention to Linda, playing her part for the team, making her Ivy League debut

ERDINGTON COURT EVERGREENS 'A' VS 'B'

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on June 19, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Court's Men's 'A' team,playing at home in the Birmingham Bowling Association's Evergreens League lost to the Court's 'B' team by the narrowest of margins on Rink 1 - 13:14 - but won on the other 20:13. Overall, they took 4 points with the 'B' team claiming 2


L2R 'B' Team led by Ken Ellis, 'A' team right leD by Tim Hartland.

ERDINGTON IS THE TOPS

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on June 18, 2018 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

18TH JUNE

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Our men's Birmingham Bowling Association 'A' team who are topping the league and..

Our ladies two teams in the Birmingham and District Women's Bowling Association who are topping that league.

WELL DONE EVERYBODY!

Home win for Erdington Court

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on June 17, 2018 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

16th June

Another good week end win for the Court at home to our good friends at Corley. Winning rink was that led by Acting Captain for June - Roy Webster 30:5. Overall score was: 73: 66. David Ballantyne takes over as acting captain for July.


WEEK END FRIENDLIES

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on June 11, 2018 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

11TH JUNE - WEEK END FRIENDLIES

Good win away at Thistle Bowls Club yesterday on grass - 95:59. Looking forward to welcoming them at Erdington Court. our good friend and colleague Richard Brittan who now plays there - was there to welcome us. Good to have new members taking part.

Not such a good result away at Handsworth Wood on Saturday - lost 97:59!

Club competitions are underway - as well as regional and Birmingham leagues and competitions, so lots to keep everyone busy!

Erdington Court Bowls Club

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on March 12, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Members of West Bromwich Probus Club celebrated their ongoing partnership with Erdington Court and Hamstead Social Bowls Clubs and at their annual dinner held at Walsall Golf Club.

 

The Club has 27 members, most of whom play bowls each week at the Erdington Clubs 4 rink indoor arena during the Winter - and at Hamstead Social Social Club in the Summer. This has been a regular feature of Club activity for several years.

 

Chairman Geoff Page said,

"The facilities and the support that we receive at both Clubs is excellent. Bowls provides good all round exercise and social interaction which is essential as people get older. The indoor facility at Erdington is unique in the North Birmingham area."

 

David Mitchell from Four Oaks and President of Erdington Court Bowls Club was on hand to present the annual bowls trophies to members.

 

He said,

"It was a pleasure to be invited to the Probus Club's annual dinner. They are lovely people and we are always delighted to see them at the Bowls Club. We welcome links with the local community."

 

After the meal, guests were entertained by The Voices of Hope who sing for a Charity that supports Sandwell Hospital Cancer Patients. Funds raised at the meal were donated to Sandwell Hospital - and to one of the Probus members who riding his bike from Lands End to John O Groats for the Edwards Trust at the Birmingham Children's Hospital.

 

Probus meets at the Hamstead Pub in Green Lane, Hamstead on the third Monday of the Month at 10.30 am there is a Speaker each month. The meeting is followed by Lunch.

 

Probus is for retired gentlemen who wish for company and friendly conversation.

 

New members are welcome please contact the Chairman Mr Geoff Page on 0121 357 6478 or geoff-a-page@hotmail.com.

 

Erdington Court Bowls Club also welcomes new members from across North Birmingham and South Staffs and can be contacted on 0121 373 2440. You can also follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and at their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk.

 

The 'Voices Of Hope Choir' can be contacted on 01922 723230.

 

ENDS

Bowls Erdington Court

Posted by Ray Woods/Les Barrett on December 27, 2017 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Erdington Court ended the year with 4 evening and afternoon indoor leagues in full swing - with over 70 members in total taking part.Leading the Thursday night mixed triples League at present is the team led by Chris Hall - and including Dean Mortiboys and Denise Szostek. However this could all be about to change with the imposition of handicaps on the leading teams - based on their first half performance.

 

The keenly contested annual 'Road to Santa' pairs indoor competition also attracted over 30 Club members and took place over three week ends. Winners of the Cup were Chris Hall for the second year and partnered by John Utting. Runners up were Ken Ellis and Jean Whitney. Elaine Woods and Dean Mortiboys won the separate Plate competition.

 

The year ended with the annual boxing day morning fun roll-up - again attracting over 30 members and friends to re-visit the all-weather outdoor green. Victorian Bathurst retained the 16 and under title. Ray Woods was the overall winner of the Scapagrene trophy, first awarded in 1976. This was the first year that he had taken part.

 

In the new year, The Club's Sandy Powell mixed triples Competition begins with a prize of afternoon tea at a top local hotel for the winners - kindly provided by Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield.

 

The Club has seen an increase of 8-10% in its' Winter indoor membership since its open day in October. For several weeks, over 21 new members have been receiving coaching from Sutton based veterans Jean and Clive Smith.

 

New investment at the Club has also continued with installation of new step-down stanchions on the indoor green and the acquisition of a defibrillator.

 

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