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NEW BOY ON THE BLOCK AT ERDINGTON COURT

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on March 15, 2019 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

NAME: Daniel (Dan) Jones

1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING?

Since I was around 5-6 years old, so about 15 years.

 

2. HOW DID YOU START?

My dad was quite the international bowler in his day, so I just kinda followed in his footsteps.

 

3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOWLS POSITION?

I prefer to play backend, so 3rd/Skip. But I’ll go where I’m needed most.

 

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

Anything bowls and I’m in. Though pairs has always taken my interest more, because having 4 bowls at your disposal and then your partners bowls, always leads to interesting games.

 

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

Probably would have to be representing Wales both indoor and outdoor, and leading the boys to a good few games against the other home nations.

 

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

Well I’m still in the lineup for the Welsh teams but because of my studies I can never make the home practises or games. Though I still play the occasional county game or national comp when I go home to see the family.

 

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

I try my best to practise at least 3/4 times a week. It’s harder because I’m in university a lot, but I still try.

 

8. WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FAVOURITE GREEN TO PLAY ON?

A quick one, definitely. Probably like most I was brought up playing on grass, but the outdoor carpet, I feel is the way the sport should be going.

 

9. WHAT AREA DO YOU LIVE IN?

I live in the centre of Birmingham.

 

10. WHAT OTHER HOBBIES DO YOU HAVE?

Well I’m a musician by trade, so you’ll either see me practising my music or my bowls. Or the pub.

 

11. WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST UNFULFULLED AMBITION?

In bowls – probably to get placed in the commonwealth squad or to get through to the World Bowls Finals. In life – I’d say to get to travel the world, making and sharing music.

 


TEAM ENGLAND

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on March 14, 2019 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

TEAM ENGLAND - BRITISH ISLES INDOOR BOWLS

 

Congratulations to all the players who made it a record breaking 8/8 wins in yesterday’s BIIBC Finals! #teamengland became the first countRy to win a clean sweep of titles - Men’s Singles, Junior Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours!

 

Great to see so many young people for a change!

 

Well done all!

WARWICKSHIRE INDOOR BOWLS FINALS SATURDAY 16TH MARCH 2019

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on March 12, 2019 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

12th March 2019

 

THE WEEK IN FOCUS

 

Members of the Court's top squad have battled their way through to the Warwickshire County Finals next Saturday (16th) at Birmingham Indoor Bowls Club.

 

Rob Robinson from Four Oaks and Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill take on Paul and Andy Bailey from Tamworth in the pairs. Allen Onion, Eddie Dunn from Sutton Coldfield and Phil Bond from Hurley are pitted against Dave Gibbons, Geoff Newton and Andy Sparks from Avon Valley (Gaydon) in the triples.

 

It was a good week for the Court men. This year, performance of the Club ladies had got better and better. The indoor series against the men stood at 3 matches to the men and 2 to the ladies - with a final opportunity this week for the ladies to draw the series. However, it was not to be and by winning on all 4 rinks, the men preserved their winning record.

JARROD MORGAN KICKS OFF ERDINGTON COURT'S COMPETITION

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on February 18, 2019 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Club sponsor Jarrod Morgan kicked off Erdington Court's 3 week Sandy Powell Indoor Fours Competition - featuring 32 male and female members.

 

This prestigious competition reaches a climax at the Club's Finals Day on Saturday 30th March - before the Club moves outdoors to its 6 rink all-weather rinks.

 

Club Spokesperson Ray Woods said,

"This competition is always over subscribed. Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning based in Lichfield have been sponsoring this competition for 3 years - and the winning team and their partners will receive tea at the Ramada Hotel thanks to them. We are really grateful for their support and that of all our sponsors - 10 in total, all based locally."

 

Erdington Court welcomes new members and offers free coaching. The Club can be contacted on 07967 686230 and you can view their web site at www. erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow it on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club or Twitter:@bowlsflat.

ERDINGTON COURT ON THE MOVE..

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on February 3, 2019 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Erdington Court maintained their strong home record at the week end, beating Shrewsbury 63::55 in a close game on the 4 indoor rinks. Each team provided 16 players and Pat Court from Wylde Green Captained the home team.

The Club has announced that it will be sending a 50 strong squad to Spain in April next year to compete against local clubs there. The squad is already fully subscribed and there is an air of anticipation at the first overseas tour in recent memory. The Club already organises a number of tours in UK locations, which are always fully supported.


ERDINGTON COURT NEWCOMERS GET COUNTY OUTING

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on February 2, 2019 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

JANUARY 31ST 2019

 

Erdington Court provides opportunities for players of all abilities and at all levels.

 

The Club is affiliated to City, County and national bowls organisations.

 

Warwickshire provide a number of opportunities to play 'friendlies' against other Counties at home and away. This gives our Club the chance to give an outing to members who would not normally get the opportunity at play at that level.

 

The most recent of these was against Oxford and was hosted by Welford On Avon Indoor Bowls Club. The squad pictured L2R was Bill Ensor from Aston, Neil Ballinger from New Oscott, Clive Wilkins from Wylde Green and Ray Woods (Acting Skip) from Pype Hayes.

 

Also pictured below is Bill Ensor after receiving his Colts Badge for playing for the first time. Neil got his on the previous outing.

 

For more details call 07967 686230.

ERDINGTON COURT MAINTAIN THEIR HOME RECORD

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on January 13, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A busy day at Erdington Court's Indoor Bowling Green Close arena saw the home side beat Tamworth in the morning and Measham in the afternoon.The Tamworth fixture was the latest round of the County's Warwick Trophy - with the Court captained by Rob Robinson from Sutton Coldfield winning 42:33 to take 5 competition points. In the afternoon friendly, the Court led by Erdington's Tim Hartland won by just 3 points 51:48.

 

These followed a home win led by Pat Court from Wylde Green of 71:48 against Greyfriars from Coventry in another friendly.

 

In a startling return to form, the Club Ladies again led by Pat Court, began the year in style - beating the Club men convincingly 68:48. The men are plotting their come back in February!

 

Erdington Court Bowls Club welcomes new members and free coaching is available - over 21 newcomers have been coached since November. Please call 07967 686230 for more details. You can also view their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk or follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter: @bowlsflat.

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY AT ERDINGTON COURT

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on December 23, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Erdington Court's indoor arena was jam packed for the annual Christmas competition, featuring nearly 50 players. Winners were Colin Heath, Terry Yates from Sutton Coldfield and Chris Harrison from Streetly. Runners up Richard Harrison from Streetly, Eddie Dodd from Great Barr and Mike Kilby from New Oscott.

 

Boxing Day morning saw the Court's 6 all-weather outdoor rinks in use with an accompaniment of mulled wine and mince pies.

 

The celebrations followed a great competitive year for the Court taking the the lion's share of the Birmingham Bowling Association's outdoor trophies.The year was rounded off when they picked up their first points in the County's Indoor Warwick Trophy - winning both rinks by a small margin against Solihull Municipal. Each off the rink contests was close throughout, but both teams held their nerve and played excellent shots on the last ends to win by 1 shot and 4 shots on the two rinks.

 

The Court's Phil Bond from Hurley in Warks and John Pritchard from Sutton Coldfield won their National Over 60's Pairs match at Bromsgrove and now progress to round three. The match went to the last last end - and in a tense finish they claimed 3 shots to win by just 2 shots overall.

 

Finally, Captain Pat Court led another team to victory in a week end friendly against Birmingham Indoor and the score was 76 – 44.

 

If you are in the mood for making New Year's resolutions, Erdington Court welcomes new members and offers a free coaching course. Call 07967 686230 for more details. You can also visit their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter @bowlsflat.

 

ENDS

 

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Issued by Ray Woods, Marketing Officer, Erdington Court Bowls Club M: 07967 686230.

 

Update /pics from Boxing Day will be available.

 

 

Picture caption: Left the winning team of Colin Heath, Terry Yates and Chris Harrison. Right Runners up Richard Harrison, Eddie Dodd and Mike Kilby.

COURT'S RUN OF SUCCESS CONTINUES

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on November 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Court's run of success continued with an away win at Shrewsbury by 86:84 - led once more by Pat Court from Wylde Green. Court Ladies Terry Yates from Sutton Coldfield and Eileen Merrick from New Oscott again featured in the Court's best rink performance - winning by 11 points.


In Out Shake it all about

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on October 7, 2018 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Locally, there are two types of bowls clubs - crown green and flat green. It is often said that never the twain shall meet. However in a new venture by two of the fastest growing clubs in the area, that is exactly what happened.

 

A 16 strong squad from the Erdington Court Club - which is flat green, went to play crown green bowls away at the Hollyfields Bowls Club in Pype Hayes. The result was a 4:12 win by the home team. However, a second leg held in the Court's 4 rink indoor arena produced a different result - with the Court squeaking a 17:15 aggregate win - in what is now known as the 'In Out ' Cup.

 

Ray Woods a spokesman for Erdington Court explained,

"There are already close links between the two clubs - with a number of our members playing crown green in the summer months - and in the Autumn and Winter, some Hollyfields players join our Indoor Leagues and competitions, when most other clubs have shut down."

 

"Only this week, Chris Hall a leading member of Hollyfields won a first round singles match while playing the first round of a national Indoor Champion of Champions match - representing Erdington Court! He beat Neville Southall of Tamworth Indoor Bowls Club 21:20."

 

"The 'In out' Cup was thoroughly enjoyed by members of both Clubs and is now set to become a permanent feature of the calendar. We see collaboration between local clubs as an essential part of growing interest in the sport - in advance of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022."

 

Both Clubs welcome new members and offer free coaching.

 

Erdington Court have their annual open day on Saturday 13th October between 12 noon and 4pm. Personal tours are also available on request. They can be contacted on 07967 686230 and Hollyfields on 0121 373 1018 or you can visit their web sites at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and www.hollyfields.org.uk and also on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and Hollyfields Crown Green Bowling Club.