June Culpin Tournament Win

Wednesday 7th July saw the ladies travelled to Branksome Park for the first round of the June Culpin tournament. The team of Sue King, Nadine Evans, Gill Bryceson and skip Judy Smooker maintained a good lead throughout the 21 ends, whilst the team of Jan Cherry, Julie Lomas-Smith, Linda Wallis and skip Uta Keats came back well from an early uncomfortable start, to win their rink too. Overall the team won 51-35 and progress to the next round to play either Poole Park or Greenhill. Congratulations to everyone and thanks to Branksome Park for a warm welcome, a good game and wonderful lunch!

2021 Captains

Opening Day Confirmed

Our President is pleased to announce that the Opening Day will be Saturday 17th April at 2pm. Anyone wishing to be involved must book by the end of March.

The first Ladies Practice session will be on 19th April at 2pm.

The first Men’s Practice session will be on 20th April at 2pm.

All sessions remain subject to the Government’s roadmap and social distancing.

Thank to Gordon Wallis and all the volunteers who have worked hard to ensure that the green will be available for play on these dates.


Looking forward to the new Season

As the new bowling season beckons we can begin to look forward to the Opening Day and our first Practice Day. Plans are taking shape for the various leagues, competitions, roll ups and our relaxed Club Nights. Of course all dates are subject to the relevant Covid restrictions, but if the roadmap  continues on target our Opening day will be either the 17th or 23rd April (dependent also on the weather).

Club members are asked to pay their subscriptions to Judy Smooker; her details can be found on the newsletter; £120 full membership, £67.50 for new members, £40 for junior members and £13 for associate members.

Those people who wish to take part in the Opening Day or to request an Eastgate Roller session before general play are asked to contact Barrie Tatman on 01929 421162 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required

Ladies are asked to contact Linda Wallis to register interest for ladies practice and competitions: email hidden; JavaScript is required or call her on 01929 425530

Members who wish to play in the Club Mixed Triples league are asked to contact Norman Love: email hidden; JavaScript is required


President’s 2020 Report

Firstly, thanks to all that helped Gordon to turn our new green into something to be proud of and kept it maintained.

We did manage, under severe restrictions, to play some bowls throughout the shortened season and complete our club knock-out competitions. Unfortunately, the engraver has been closed due to Covid, so we are not sure when the trophies will be available for collection.

The controlled rink diary of three sessions per day on three rinks, (63 rink sessions per week)worked well. Including the Men’s triples League and Ladies practice, we had an average take-up of 80% quite amazing, lets keep that usage going forward to next season.

The committee offered ‘Honorary Life Membership’ to Two members in recognition of long and distinguished support and service to the club. Both Jean Broadbent and Mary Vyeaccepted, certificates will be presented as soon as we can organise a legal ‘gathering’.


In mid December we will be dismantling the ‘green’ equipment shed, to replace it with a larger one. If any one wants it or can put it to good use rather than scrap it, please contact me.


Minutes will be produced, passed and displayed as normal


2020 Competition Winners