Ashcombe News


Situations vacant

New Club House sign

Hot Shots has changed

County matches

Visually Impaired Bowls

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If you have any news, bowls or other-wise, that you would like to have published on the website, send it to or give it to John McKenzie.

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County matches

Information and entry forms for County matches are available on the County Info. notice-board in the Pavilion.

These are for Ladies, Men and Mixed matches. Most are friendlies against other counties and are open to any bowler who is a member of a club affiliated to Somerset Bowls Association. There will be, however, preferential selection for Cup, Trophy or League matches.

Anyone who plays in four matches in a three year period will be eligible for a County flash/badge.

Entry is individual and not made through the Club. If you are interested please take one of the ladies’ or men’s entry forms.

Captain’s charity 2018/2019

Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital raise funds to improve the care and treatment of patients at the hospital. They help to pay for medical equipment, facilities, patient comforts, staff resources and generally to support the charitable work of the hospital.  They can also help patients or former patients in distress or need.

Most of their grants provide medical equipment which is beyond the purse of the NHS; items may be the latest technology and therefore expensive, or they may provide extra items of standard equipment to supplement the NHS provision where having more means treating more patients more quickly.

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Visually Impaired Bowls

This year there will be two Visually Impaired bowls events in Weston, both being held at Clarence Park.

Visually Impaired Open Singles Tournament, 2nd to 5th May.

This is an annual event attracting VI bowlers from all over the UK and Ireland, including our very own Ann Bryant. Volunteer Markers are needed to supplement the Lions Club members who mark every year. Most of the measuring is done by the Umpires, but capable Markers are always welcome.

This is an opportunity to learn how to mark a VI game. If you would like to volunteer but have not marked at a visually impaired event before, it’s different but not difficult. Please contact John McKenzie for more information.

V.I.B.E National Outdoor Singles and Pairs Championships, 16th to 21st June.

This is the annual VI Championships, previously held at Leamington.

Experienced Markers are required for the singles events. If you are willing to mark, then please contact David Stott, VIBE Team Manager, on 01934 625404/07769 568680 or email him at or for more information, contact John McKenzie.

V.I. bowlers are not just good bowlers but a wonderful bunch of people, and to work at such an event is a very rewarding experience.

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New Club House sign

Next time you visit the Club House, look up. The building has a brand new sign to welcome visitors.

Hot Shots has changed

Bowls International magazine’s Hot Shots awards have changed.

There will now be a silver award for a single Hot Shot and a Gold award for any bowler gaining three silvers in one year, and you will be able to send photos of your team to the magazine.

Your club needs  

Situations vacant

Volunteers are needed for the following positions.

Teas Manager

Mops Manager

Property Manager

Raffle Prizes organiser

Recycling Operator

If you’re interested, let Mike Butt know.

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