|Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on September 22, 2019 at 10:50 AM||comments (1)|
Once again, Erdington Court's 6 all weather rinks were completely full at the weekend.
This time it was 'Captains' Day' - marking the end of the outdoor season before the Club moves indoors.
A mixture of 48 Club men and women took to the greens. This season marked another innovation at the Club - with not just 1, but 3 Captains taking charge!
Ray Woods, a spokesman for the Club said,"To be Captain for the whole of the season is a very onerous task as we play so many matches. As part of our Club development programme, it was decided to split the job - and it has been such a success that it is being repeated during the indoor season. The 3 Captains were David Ballantyne, Peter Yates and Roy Webster - all from Sutton Coldfield."
The Club has also announced that it has a new sponsor - Davenport Family Research, who take the slog out of tracing your ancestors by doing it for you! The Club currently has 9 local sponsor companies and is expected to announce further investment in facilities shortly.
Applications for indoor membership are now being accepted. You can call 07967 686230 or visit the Club's web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow them on Facebook: Erdington Court Bowls Club - and on Twitter: @bowlsflat.
|Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on September 22, 2019 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
Against a backdrop of blue skies, over 35 competitors and a capacity crowd - drawn from across the Birmingham area, descended on the 6 all weather rinks at Erdington Court. It was the finals of the fiercely fought men's Birmingham Bowling Association (BBA) and Birmingham Women's District Bowling Association competitions (BDWBA). In all, it featured 17 games.
Saturday began with the Court men again winning the prestigious Walker Trophy, beating Kings Heath. The match consisted of fours, triples, pairs and singles contests.
Sunday included the Court's Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill playing over 6 hours of bowls in 3 matches. It ended with him beating George Morris of Kings Heath to claim the Champion of Champion's Trophy. Mark began this match less than 15 minutes after narrowly beating Court colleague Allen Onion from Sutton Coldfield in a a thrilling 32 end singles contest lasting nearly 3 hours !
Earlier in the men's pairs it had been Court vs Court - with Richard Brittan from Staffs and Mark Ireland beating fellow members Gary Smith and Antony Gould, both from Sutton Coldfield.
On the previous day, Mark had been part of the Court's victorious Walker Cup squad and also part of w inning triples team alongside Rob Robinson and Allen Onion from Sutton Coldfield who beat Sherwood Park convincingly 23:11.
In other notable results, Simon Packwood, James Finch, Paul Finch and Dan Jones from Kings Heath won the Men's Fours beating Solihull Municipal 21;13.
Ladies superstar Mo Tuckett from Solihull Municipal featured in no less than 5 of the 7 ladies finals. With partner, Doug Bott they beat Gill Maund and Malcolm Evans of Sherwood Park in the mixed pairs by the narrowest of margins 19:18. She also went on to win the Ladies unbadged singles and the Ladies 4 wood singles. She was also a member of the winning triples side.
The week end was supported by Club sponsors, Johnsons Skoda of Erdington and was held at their Bowling Green Close ground to honour this year's President of the BDWBA, Pat Court from Wylde Green.
Below pictured are the triumphant Erdington Court Walker Cup team led by Rob Robinson with Mark Ireland rear 2nd from right.
Full results and pictures will appear on the Court's web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk.
|Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on September 2, 2019 at 2:35 AM||comments (0)|
Delighted that Boldmere Glass have renewed their sponsorship for another year. Members have had replacement UPVC units and glass furniture tops from them and are delighted with the results.
They also fitted new double glazed units to the Club house in recent years.
Thanks to all our sponsors.
|Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on August 26, 2019 at 3:50 AM||comments (0)|
Johnsons Skoda launch 0% interest deals on new Fabia saloons.
We were looking to replace my wife's car (which is on a pcp contract that is due to expire). We called in at our great sponsor, Johnson's Skoda and just a few hours before, Skoda had launched 0% interest deals - so guess what!
Interested? Call them now
|Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on August 8, 2019 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
Skoda have just launched the all new SCALA Model. Out of the VW stable, it is based partly on the Golf, so in size terms, mid way between the Fabia and the Octavia. You can view yours at our sponsor Johnsons Skoda on the Tyburn Road in Erdington. Please mention our Club when visiting.
2019 Auto Express New Car Awards
Compact Family Car of the Year
"The new ŠKODA SCALA is a real achievement. It’s good to drive, more practical than most of its rivals and the SCALA is among the best of its breed on value for money." - Auto Express
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|Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on August 1, 2019 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
These were the winners (and their guests) of the 2018 - 2019 Sandy Powell 3 week long competition held for members of the Erdington Court Bowls Club Indoor Arena.
The Club is the largest in north Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and South Staffs - with over 250 members.
The competition was sponsored by Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield for the third year running.
Feel free to say that the winning members always love the afternoon tea they get at the Ramada Sutton Coldfield and the prize really goes down well - literally!
|Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on July 28, 2019 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on July 11, 2019 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
Our sponsor Ian Hazel Funerals offer all kinds of funerals and funerals plans including pets. They are loyal supporters of our Club, hAving just renewed their sponsorship for another 3 years.
|Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on July 11, 2019 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
In a shock result, Erdington Court's top men's squad, outplayed Nuneaton in the latest leg of the Bowls England National 2 - 4's competition. Nuneaton are renowned for having some of the best County level bowlers in Warwickshire and the result went against the form book.This was despite having two new last minute subs - Neil Ballinger from New Oscott and Ray Woods from Pype Hayes with the Court squad squeaking a 2 point winning lead - and now play Northampton in the next round. The competition rounds are played every two weeks until September.
Highlight of the Warwickshire County Semi Finals Day was a 17-12 pairs victory for Rob Robinson and Richard Brittan over Andy Manning and Dave Fallon - again from Nuneaton, in a high class game lasting nearly 3 1/2 hrs. Robinson from Four Oaks and Brittan from South Staffs go on to represent Warwickshire at the National Finals at Leamington in August
Mark Ireland who was a member of the winning squad, went on to progress to the last 16 of the Warwickshire County Singles - with a 21:16 win over Alex Lewis from Sherwood Park.
Erdington Court welcomes members of all abilities and offers free coaching by qualified staff. the Club can be contacted on 07967 686230. You can also view their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and you can follow them at Facebook: Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter @bowlsflat
Below: Mark Ireland
Below: Left - Rob Robinson Right - Richard Brittan
|Posted by Ray Woods/Peter Yates on July 1, 2019 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
Recycling and the damage caused to our environment by plastics has hit the headlines. However, one of our sponsors, Moofresh have been doing their bit for a lot longer than that, Based at Wishaw, they deliver milk to your door in glass bottles. Each glass bottle does about 20 journeys and can then be fully recycled. Are YOU doing your bit for the environment?