Great season for Bristol St Andrews Bowls

September 29 2017

The 2017 outdoor summer lawn bowls season is now over at the Bristol St Andrews Bowls club located on Derby Road in Bishopston.

 

The 2017 outdoor summer lawn bowls season is now over at the Bristol St Andrews Bowls club located on Derby Road in Bishopston. 

 

We take a closer look at some of the achievements the club has made this season with member Glen Wintle.

 

Individual Success 

City & County of Bristol Bowls Association

In the first time since the City & County of Bristol Bowls Association formed in 1936, Bristol St Andrews faced their own club mates in the final held at Bristol Bowling Club on Saturday 9 September.

In the Fours final: Trevor Wheeler / Ron Maker / Club Vice Chairman Pete Jones / Bristol & District Captain Steve Hunt narrowly lost by 2 shots 14-16 to the winners, Club Treasurer Trevor Wilkins / Steve Lewis / Jason Sparkes / Club President Richard Ludwell.

And in the Triples final: Fixture Sec Larry Pearce / Club Captain Adrian Dunford / Club Chairman John Pearce lost 12-18 to a trio from Bristol Greenbank.

Gloucester County Bowls Association – Pairs

Adrian Dunford and Richard Ludwell lost by 1 shot (19-20) in the Semi Final (last 8) of the County pairs on 2 June at Barnwood vs Joe Hardwick and Andy Locke from Olveston, a win would of seen the BSA pair quality for the Bowls England National Finals at Leamington Spa, which was held in August (there’s always next year!).

Leagues & Cups:

Gloucestershire County Sunday League - Division 2 

Under the guidance of their new captain this season Larry Pearce, the team won 6 out of 7 matches to win the league by 2 shots, fantastic achievement back up in Division 1 at the first attempt!

 

Bristol & District League Division - 1 

Played on Thursday evenings the team finished in 7th position and supported the North East side at the tail end of the season in trying to avoid the drop.

 

Bristol & District League - Lloyd Trophy

Received a bye in the 1st round and lost in the 2nd round to Olveston.

 

North East League - Division 1

Which also is played on Thursday evenings the team finished bottom of Division 1 following their promotion has champions in 2016.  Hopefully the team can push on once again for promotion from Division 2 next year.

 

North East League - Knockout Cup

In round 1 the team lost away at Page Park.

 

Gloucester County Bowls Association - County Cup 

This season the team exited early in the Preliminary Round away vs Ardagh (52-64) 

 

Gloucester County Bowls Association - County 2 Rink

The A team won against Fairford A and Redland Green B before exiting in the last 16 vs Winget A (32-35)

The B team won against GB Britton B, Olveston C, Wotton-Under-Edge A, before travelling to play Cheltenham A and lost in the last 8 

 

Bowls England Top Club

Beating Redland Green in the Preliminary Round then lost against Olveston in 1st round.

Bowls England Club 2 Fours

The A team lost in the Preliminary Round to Ardagh whilst B team also lost in the Preliminary Round vs Olveston

 

City & County of Bristol Bowls Association - Clarance Davey Cup

In round 1 the team won against Canford, but went on to lose in round 2 by 2 shots at Home vs Avonmouth (73-75)

 

Membership & Club Hire

The club is open to all ages, coaching can be arranged with a good mix of friendly and competitive matches with a bar and skittle alley also available for hire.   

During the Winter months, various social events are arranged for club members and the local community.

For more info on joining or to book the club for a function visit www.bristolstandrewsbowlingclub.co.uk 

 

Sponsorship 

There is x1 slot available for a Business to have prime advertising space. For more info please email: bristolstandrewsbowlingclub@hotmail.co.uk

 

The club would like to thank, Co-Op Funeral Care, Horfield / McCarthy Marland /  KP Badges / J & C Bowls for your continued support this season.