Welcome

My name is Graham Smooker and I have the honour to be president of Swanage Bowling Club for 2017.

Welcome to our brand-new website which I hope you will find easy to use, informative, interactive and full of useful detail about our friendly bowls club.

Swanage Bowling Club is situated on the beautiful Dorset Jurassic Coast and caters for all ages and all abilities.
So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced bowler, a local resident or just visiting the area, you will find no better place to enjoy the wonderful game of bowls.

Bowls, a sport for all ages

Race Night – our first Winter Social Event

 

Message to Club members from our social whizz, Judy Smooker. You can also find the details on our Facebook page.

Greetings Fellow S.B.C. Bowlers,

Our first Winter Social is fast approaching please join us on 21st October for our `Race Night` with our resident bookie.. Crafty Terry. We will be having a Jacket Potato Supper with a pudding.

Advance Notice .The Social on November 11th will be our `Definitionist Game` …can you decide on the right definition of the word?

If you would like to attend either of the above please call or `EMail` me.

Kind Regards Judy

SUCCESS IN THE COBURN TROPHY

Well done to Judy Smooker for winning The Coburn Trophy.

The Coburn Trophy is run by Bowls Dorset and is open to any Lady who holds office in their Club. Judy is the Swanage Bowls Club Treasurer and when she’s not counting all the pennies (or organising our fantastic social events), she just happens to be an amazing bowler!

The Coburn Cup is a 4 woods singles knock out competition with the Final held on 10th September. Against tough opposition Judy won with her mantra of ‘Focus on the Green’, a tip for all aspiring bowlers!

Congratulation Judy and thank you for all your work for our Club.

 

Ladies Captain’s Report 2017

It has been a mixed season for the Swanage Ladies.

In the Edna Paisley League the ladies maintained a position in the upper part of the league throughout 2017 and finished in a commendable forth place.

Despite all our best efforts, in division 2 of the Dorset Women’s Bowling League we were less successful finishing third from bottom.

Whilst we did not achieve any major success, we all had a very enjoyable season and I wish to thank all the ladies that participated. I look forward to playing next year and wish Linda success as the 2018 Ladies Captain.

 

Madeline Love

Mens Captain’s Report


B & D Premier League Section 3.

The Great Escape Mk.2

As last year, we had a great escape from relegation, it went down to the wire and the last game of the season.

It was a fight between Branksome Park ‘A’ and ourselves over the second half of the season.

In the last 4 games we beat Branksome Park, lost to Poole Park ‘B’, beat Milford on Sea, and lost to Kings Park. During this run we accrued 26 points, finally beating Branksome in the league by 6 points PHEW! So we stay in Section 3.

Percy Baker Trophy League.

A Good Season.

We won 8 and lost 2 games this season, taking 47 points from a possible 60, winning East 2 division. Thus qualifying for the area finals.

We beat Broadstone in the semis but lost to Poole Park in the area final.

So well done the Swans on all accounts and thanks to all the members that took part.

Barrie Tatman Men’s Club Captain

 

 

 

SWANAGE SUCCESS IN THE B&D SATURDAY MIXED TRIPLE LEAGUE

The revised format Bournemouth & District Saturday Mixed Triples League introduced for the 2017 season has concluded with a significant success for the team entered by Swanage Bowling Club. At only three points behind the winners, Swanage were runners up and are promoted to Section 1 of the competition for next season. Congratulations to all Swanage players who contributed to this achievement.

The Saturday Triples League was played in a sporting but a relaxed atmosphere throughout the season. All involved at Swanage enjoyed playing in the competition and look forward to playing in Section 1 next season.

Norman Love – Saturday Mixed Triples Captain

Bowls Dorset Season Report

It was a tough season for the men of Swanage Bowls Club in Bowls Dorset Division 1 East.

 

We lost our first ten games but in all those games managed to pick up at least one point from rink wins and draws and ultimately these points kept us safe from relegation.

Our 1st win didn’t arrive until mid July when we took on fellow strugglers Wimborne A at home. We won that one 8-2 and followed up with our best result of the season at Gillingham (won 8-2). It did not bode well when two of our cars decided to try and avoid the Camp Bestival traffic around Wareham by going via the ferry only to hit long delays there! They eventually arrived slightly late but went on the green and nearly secured a 10-0 win only losing one rink in the last throws.

We finished 2nd from bottom to avoid relegation but we managed to score at least one point in all our games!

Next season we will still have games against Wimborne because their 1st team were relegated from the Premier Division. We will also have to travel to Ferndown who were promoted from division 2.

Here is a the final table.

EAST AREA TABLES

 

DIVISION 1

P

W

D

L

F

A

+/-

PTS

1

Branksome Park

14

13

0

1

937

624

313

114

2

Shaftesbury

14

11

0

3

825

716

109

95

3

Broadstone Wessex

14

9

1

4

888

689

199

93

4

West Moors

14

6

1

7

725

757

32

75

5

Poole Park ‘A’

14

7

1

6

773

765

8

74

6

Gillingham

14

3

1

10

710

861

151

43

7

Swanage

14

2

1

11

712

892

180

41

8

Wimborne ‘A’

14

2

1

11

626

892

266

25

 

 

 

Hoggy’s September Hotline News

September’s Purbeck Gazette is now out and as usual we have a Bowls Club update written by our own ‘unique’ David Hogsflesh. Have a read on line by clicking on Purbeck Gazette, (page 66, but read all of it, there’s loads of interesting articles), or make sure you find yourself a copy in many of our lovely local shops.

Percy Baker news

On Tuesday our Over 60’s took on Poole Park in the area final of the Percy Baker competition.

Gordon, Dave F and Mike K traveled to Poole Park and lost to a strong Poole team 21-11.

Back in Swanage, Graham, Barrie and Brian beat a Poole threesome 19-14.

So only a 5 shot difference overall.

Well done all concerned on getting SBC this far.

Perhaps next year we can go all the way…