ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB

ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB

ALL THE YEAR ROUND BOWLS - INDOOR AND OUTDOOR

NAME: PAT COURT

  1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING?    16 years

 

2. HOW DID YOU START?    I had a taster session many years ago and contacted club when I retired for coaching.

 

3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOWLS POSITION?   I prefer lead but usually play skip when chosen

 

4. DO YOU PREFER SINGLES, PAIRS, TRIPLES OR FOURS?    I prefer triples.

 

5. WHAT IS THE GREATEST SUCCESS THAT YOU HAVE HAD IN BOWLS?   I played in a National pairs in 2016 for the first time, with Joan Garner and got through to the fourth round.

 

6. WHAT IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL COMPETITION THAT YOU CURRENTLY PLAY IN?   I play in the WWIBA and during the outdoor season, I play in the BDWBA.   I am club delegate to both.

 

7. HOW OFTEN DO YOU PLAY/PRACTICE PER WEEK?     I play 3-4 times a week.

 

8. WHAT AREA DO YOU LIVE IN?     Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield

 

9. WHAT OTHER HOBBIES DO YOU HAVE?     I’m a keen gardener, with a large garden.   I regularly walk my dog.  I love reading, usually thrillers.  I love singing, but I’m not in a choir now.

 

10. WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST UNFULFULLED AMBITION? I am very satisfied with my life.  I just want my family to be happy.


NAME: TIM HARTLAND

  1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING? BEEN A CLUB MEMBER SINCE 1993

 

2. HOW DID YOU START? BY PLAYING ON HOLIDAY WITH MY PARENTS

 

3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOWLS POSITION? THREE OR FOUR, BUT PLAY ANY REQUIRED INCLUDING SKIP.

 

4. DO YOU PREFER SINGLES, PAIRS, TRIPLES OR FOURS? TRIPLES AND FOURS

 

5. WHAT IS THE GREATEST SUCCESS THAT YOU HAVE HAD IN BOWLS? WINNING CLUB OPEN

 

6. WHAT IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL COMPETITION THAT YOU CURRENTLY PLAY IN? BIRMINGHAM BOWLING ASSOCIATION (BBA) AND EVERGREENS.

 

7. HOW OFTEN DO YOU PLAY/PRACTICE PER WEEK? NEARLY EVERY DAY

 

8. WHAT AREA DO YOU LIVE IN? ERDINGTON, BIRMINGHAM

 

9. WHAT OTHER HOBBIES DO YOU HAVE? WALKING

 

10. WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST UNFULFILLED AMBITION? NONE – I BELIEVE I HAVE ACHIEVED EVERYTHING I WANT TO.


NAME: ROB ROBINSON

  1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING? 40 YEARS

 

2. HOW DID YOU START? I BROKE MY FINGERS IN MY LEFT HAND PLAYING CRICKET. AS I COULDN’T PLAY CRICKET I TURNED MY HAND TO BOWLS.

3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOWLS POSITION? SECOND

 

4. DO YOU PREFER SINGLES, PAIRS, TRIPLES OR FOURS? PAIRS

 

5. WHAT IS THE GREATEST SUCCESS THAT YOU HAVE HAD IN BOWLS? WINNING THE NATIONAL PAIRS TITLE WITH RICHARD BRITTAN IN 1993

 

6. WHAT IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL COMPETITION THAT YOU CURRENTLY PLAY IN? COUNTY/NATIONAL

 

7. HOW OFTEN DO YOU PLAY/PRACTICE PER WEEK? 6 OR 7 DAYS A WEEK

 

8. WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FAVOURITE GREEN TO PLAY ON? BEECH HOUSE WORTHING WHERE THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS USED TO HELD

9. WHAT AREA DO YOU LIVE IN? MERE GREEN, SUTTON COLDFIELD

 

10. WHAT OTHER HOBBIES DO YOU HAVE? GOLF, GARDENING, GOING TO THE GYM

 

11. WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST UNFULFULLED AMBITION? WINNING THE NATIONAL TRIPLES SO THAT THE CLUB WILL HAVE WON ALL THE FOUR MAJOR NATIONAL COMPETITIONS (WE REACHED THE SEMI-FINAL IN 1995!)