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ERDINGTON COURT PAIR ARE WARWICKSHIRE INDOOR CHAMPIONS

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Erdington Court's Paul Vaughan and Mark Ireland were crowned Warwickshire Indoor Bowls Pairs Champions on Saturday. They got off to a rocky start at Birmingham Indoor Bowls Club and were 10:2 down at the half way stage. However their resilience shone through and they took the game 17-14.


ENOCH EVANS LLP TO SPONSOR ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on March 9, 2020 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Erdington Court Bowls Club was able to top off the indoor season by announcing their 10th local sponsor - Enoch Evans LLP confirmed that they would be joining other local businesses who have shown their sport for this growing Club in recent years.

 Reiss Matthews, Partner and Solicitor at Enoch Evans LLP said:

"Supporting the local communities surrounding our offices and working with clubs that are important to the Region is part of the personal approach of Enoch Evans LLP. We are delighted to be working in association with Erdington Court Bowls Club - having grown the firm's footprint from our headquarters in Walsall to a branch in Sutton Coldfield in 2018. I speak for the whole team when I say it is a pleasure to be backing such a great local club."

 Ray Woods Marketing Officer for the club added,

"We could not survive and grow as a Club without our sponsors. They are all locally based and actively involved with our members. We are delighted to welcome the support of Enoch Evans LLP as we move into another year of outside competition. The Company will also be offering legal services to members. New members are always welcome to join us!"

 

Pictured with Club Members are L2R: Reiss Matthews and Steve Nixon of Enoch Evans LLP.


ANOTHER HOME WIN FOR ERDINGTON COURT

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It was another solid home win for Erdington Court at the week end. This time they beat Tamworth at the Court's Bowling Green Close arena by 74:54. Erdington's stars of the day were an all female squad led by Ruth Acum from Great Barr. Together with team mates Mary Webster- Walmley, Joan Garner -  Sutton Coldfield and Pam Ellis - Streetly  they won 24:7.

The Court's pair in the Warwickshire Champion of Champions- also held at home,pulled out all the stops, to beat Birmingham by a stonking by 23:1 and reach the finals of the competition. The Court pair were Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill and Paul Vaughan from Sutton Coldfield and the Birmingham pair, James Heesam and Tony Hill.

 

This week end sees the final of the Club's 3 week Sandy Powell competition sponsored by Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield. The 4 winners will get afternoon tea at the Ramada Hotel for themselves and a guest - and competition is getting fierce.

ERDINGTON COURT PART OF WARWICKSHIRE WINNING TEAM

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WARWICKSHIRE MEN'S INDOOR

A 4 man squad from Erdington Court formed part of a Warwickshire team that beat Oxfordshire Indoor County Bowls Association 117:127 at Oxford. The Court squad consisted of Alan Bowen - Aldridge, Neil Ballinger New Oscott, John Green from Stechford and Ray Woods from Pype Hayes.


ERDINGTON COURT TRIUMPH AFTER 3 HOURS IN WARWICK TROPHY MATCH AGAINST WELFORD

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In the latest round of a prestigious Warwickshire Indoor Bowls Association competition, Erdington Court won the tightest of contests at their Bowling Green Close arena.

 

The Warwick trophy features 8 man squads from across the County. At home to Welford On Avon, the Court won by a single point on each rink. After games lasting over 3 hours, the scores were 15:14 and 25:24 - giving the Court maximum points.Tamworth currently head the League.

 

Erdington Court welcomes new members of all abilities and offers free coaching courses. It is the only Club in North Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and South Staffs with a full size indoor arena. The Club can be contacted on 07967 686230. 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.


New Member is Court Winning New Jarrod Morgan Boxing Day Trophy

Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on December 30, 2019 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

New Member Wins New Boxing Day Trophy

 

At a time when most were recovering from Christmas Day, a new member of Erdington Court Bowls Club walked away with the honours - in a traditional competition that has been taking place for over 40 years!

 

Dave Wright from Minworth fought off all - comers in the Club's Jarrod Morgan Boxing Day morning competition, to claim the brand new trophy provided by the sponsors. The competition took over 2 hours and involved over 20 experienced and novice players - both men and women. The junior winner was Oliver Bathurst and Sandra Newey won the novices/ non bowlers trophy

 

Club Marketing Officer Ray Woods said,

"It was a great achievement for Dave who joined from another Club only about a week before.The competition has been organised by the Robinson family for over 40 years and this year, was sponsored for the first time by Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield. The mulled wine and food provided by the Robinsons went down a treat ! CHS Healthcare another sponsor kindly provided pens for the event. We are grateful to everyone involved."

 

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


BUSY WEEK END AT ERDINGTON COURT

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It was a busy week end at Erdington Court's Bowling Green Close arena, featuring a local (friendly) derby on Sunday - with the Court beating Birmingham Indoor Bowls Club by just 2 points overall, after 2 hours of play. The final score was 65:63 with the 18th and final end making the difference.

 

Shortly before, the Court's Warwick trophy squad had clawed their way to a 1 rink win over Coventry in a third round match - and taking it overall on points.

 

Saturday saw the second round of the Star Cars Road to Santa Club competition that culminates this week end. The winners will be announced on Saturday afternoon.

 

This week also features an all men Court squad amongst a Warwickshire President's invitation team - playing a six rink fours match at Birmingham.

 

Erdington Court welcomes new members of all abilities and offers free coaching. The Club can be contacted on 07967 686230. 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@bowlfla


SPONSORS SUPPORT ERDINGTON COURT

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Erdington Court is one of a handful of Clubs in the Midlands with a full size indoor arena - making bowls an all round the year affair, with a membership close to 250.

 

The Club has a close working relationship with local sponsors. This week saw the start of the 3 week 'Road to Santa' sponsored by Star Cars of the Yenton.- and featuring over 30 both men and women players and 8 -10 hours of competitive bowls.

 

Boxing Day also sees the annual morning outdoor fun fixture sponsored by Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield.

 

Those close links with sponsors also incorporate a series of talks and visits. this week saw Annalisa Fear of Sutton Coldfield based CHS Healthcare answering questions about the free services they offer to source home care and care homes for loved ones.

 

Marketing Officer Ray Woods said, "The success of our Club is built on offering good quality facilities to play bowls at all levels in a friendly atmosphere the whole year round - and the support of our local sponsors underpins everything we do, including access to specialist and trusted services for members. We want to see local businesses thriving."

 

 

In January, the Club begins 3 months of Club Championships for members.

 

 

Erdington Court welcomes new members of all abilities and offers free coaching courses. The Club can be contacted on 07967 686230.

 

 

You can also view their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow them om Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter@bowlsflat.

 

 

Pictures: Players ready for Round 1 of the Star Cars Road to Santa. Rob Robinson Club Chair with right, Annalisa Fear of CHS Healthcare assisted by young player Imogen Francis of Erdington.

ERDINGTON COURT CELEBRATE A GREAT 2019

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OUTDOOR GENERAL MEETING

Erdington Court's look back at the outdoor season was a celebration of success. Chair of Trustees Rob Robinson from Sutton Coldfield said that the Club's competitive achievements were the best in 20 years, and membership and finances were in robust health. Eric Watts was thanked for his efforts in restoring the financial health of the Club over the last 5-6 years. Eric has now stood down as Trust adviser (The Trust owns the Club facilities) following a spell of ill health.

 

Reports were held from all Bowls Club officials - and a new outdoor committee elected for 2020. Work on outdoor fixtures is already well under way.

 

In the Birmingham area, the Club men had almost swept the board in competitions and players had reached County and national finals. Player Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill had been outstanding and had been nominated by Warwickshire for a national trial. Rob outlined a further extensive programme of investment in Club facilities over coming months.

 

The Court has multiple teams playing in the Birmingham-wide Evergreens and Ivy Leagues, as well as in County leagues and competitions.

 

Competitions Secretary Peter Yates also from Sutton Coldfield said that participation levels amongst Club members had again increased year on year and the indoor leagues now underway had attracted record entries. Newer men and women members were continuing to 'raise the bar' as the overall standard of competition rose. A number of outdoor games had attracted over 40 Club entrants.

 

Finances had been boosted by an increase in the number of Club sponsors and by a regular programme of social activity. In April 2020, over 50 Club members will be travelling to play in Spain. There are also regular bowls tours within the UK.

 

A recent 'drop in day' at the Club had further boosted membership and given our coaches Clive and Jean Smith lots to do!

 

CLUB INVESTMENT

Following on from Rob's report above, the major refurb to the foyer with a new door and flooring. Safety railing has been installed indoors.

 

Other less obvious but essential repairs and maintenance are also planned.

 

Overall, the Trustees have budgeted £25,000 for repairs and maintenance during 2019 - 2020.

 

The Club's Social Committee who have done such a great job with members support and have offered to pay for a new electronic scoreboard - to bring us into line with other indoor clubs. This is in the planning stages.

 

Consideration is also being given to the replacement of the indoor green in 2020.