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Cove Bowling Club    Founded 1910   Affiliated to Bowls England, Bowls Hampshire, North Hampshire WBA,   Farnham and District BA, Blackwater Valley BA and Aldershot and District BA

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LATEST NEWS

19 April 2019

~ The new season is almost upon us and we start this evening with the Pre Season Social starting from 7.30

~ Our first competition of the season has been arranged. We play Pyestock in the County Mixed Top Club and this has been booked for 10.00 on Sunday 12 May

~ The teams for the first five Farnham and District League matches have been picked and are on the notice board for players to confirm their availability


16 April 2019

~ The Men’s National Club Two Fours competition draws have also now been published. Both our two teams are drawn at home in the Preliminary round with the A Team playing Farnborough and the B Team facing Aldershot Traction with the matches to be played by 19 May

15 April 2019

~ The Bowls England competition draws have finally started to be published. The only one so far is the Men’s National Top Club where our A team is drawn at home against Liphook in the First round, with the match due to be played by 26 May. The B team has a bye to the Second round and will play away against the winners of Alton or Aldershot Traction


~ We have the sad news that Gordon Smith, a member between 2011 and 2013, passed away at the weekend. Our thoughts are with his family at this time

14 April 2019

~ A very Happy 80th birthday today to Barbara Vidler

13 April 2019

~ Tonight’s Lottery Bonus Ball was number 30, giving a fourth win to Alan Shelley

06 April 2019

~ Tonight’s Lottery Bonus Ball was number 21, giving a fourth win to Jim Marsland

30 March 2019

~ Tonight’s Lottery Bonus Ball was number 24, giving a ninth win to Alan Harton

25 March 2019

~ The Men’s Aldershot and District Competition draws have been published and uploaded onto the website. Paper copies will be in the hanging folders in the Clubhouse tomorrow

In the Coventry Cup we start the defence of our trophy by visiting Tongham in the Preliminary round on Wednesday 3 July

24 March 2019

~ At the third attempt the weather was finally good enough this morning in Wiltshire for Carl Taylor to complete his sponsored tandem skydive. Thanks to the generosity of Club members, friends, family and other bowlers a fantastic total of £1,700 was raised for the amazing Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham

23 March 2019

~ The Lottery Bonus Ball this evening was number 27, giving a tenth win for Terry Vidler

20 March 2019

~ Congratulations to Daniel Taylor who has been selected for the Bowls Hampshire White Rose Junior Trial which we are hosting on Saturday 4 May

19 March 2019

~ Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for the first Bowls Hampshire Middleton Cup trial at Atherley on Sunday 5 May - Harrison Ash, Chris Cranham, Terry Hart, Carl Taylor and Daniel Taylor

In addition there is a match against the Johns Trophy side on Saturday 25 May at Banister Park and Chris Cranham, Jim Marsland, Joe Sharp, John Stone, Carl Taylor and Daniel Taylor have been selected to play

17 March 2019

~ Congratulations to our Moreton Cup team this morning as they defeated Littleton by 38 shots to 25 to win the competition at Longmeadow IBC

16 March 2019

~ Tonight’s Lottery Bonus was number 38 which gives a twelfth win for Leo May

13 March 2019

~
Bowls England has announced the qualification numbers for the 2019 Bowls England National Championships and the number of ‘C’ teams

All counties with five per cent or more of the total number of entries in that National Championship from the previous year are entitled to three representatives at the National Championships. Hampshire has been awarded 3 places for both our Male and Female representatives:

Men - Singles, 2 Wood Singles and Pairs
Women - Pairs, Triples and Fours


12 March 2019

~ Please note a change to the Fixture Card. The Aldershot and District Men’s League match between our B Team and Aldershot Traction A on Tuesday 21 May is being reversed with the match now being played away. The return match on Tuesday 9 July will then be played at Cove


10 March 2019

~ In the Moreton Cup semi final this morning at Longmeadow we faced Hyde Abbey and after 21 ends on both rinks the scores were level at 40 shots each. Winning the extra end gave us the victory and we are now through to the final next Sunday when we will face Littleton

 
09 March 2019

~ Tonight’s Lottery Bonus Ball was number 2 which gives a third win for Carol Eichen


07 March 2019

~ Twenty eight members have crossed the Solent this week to take part in the Open Fours competition at Warner’s Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. We had a total of six rinks playing and five won through to the quarter finals and we then filled all four semi final places. In a closely contested final, the rink of John Hall, June Preston, Carl Taylor and Glenn Reed defeated Deryn Dickie, Bob Dickie, Sue Dickie and Bill Dickie to give a second consecutive win for a Cove team. We plan to repeat the mini break again in March 2020

03 March 2019

~ Congratulations to Jan Allen, Karen Cranham and Donna Taylor who have been selected for the first Bowls Hampshire Johns Trophy team trial at Banister Park on Saturday 11 May


02 March 2019

~ Tonight’s Lottery Bonus Ball was number 54 giving a first win for Graham Nicholson


~ The Men’s County Competition draws have now been published and uploaded onto the Bowls Hampshire website. In the County Club Championship we are drawn at home in the preliminary round on 23 May when we will play Howard Park


24 February 2019

~ The draws for the Farnham and District Team competitions have been made. In the Boyd Shield we will play Rowledge in the first round with the match scheduled for Thursday 27 June when we will host the pairs and triples, and with the singles and rink playing away. We are drawn away in the first round of the Britton Cup where we will travel to Farnborough on Wednesday 7 August


23 February 2019

~ Tonight’s Lottery Bonus Ball was number 57 which gives a sixth win for Donna Marsland


17 February 2019

~ The team to play in the semi final of the Moreton Cup at Longmeadow IBC at 9.45am on Sunday 10 March against Hyde Abbey has been selected:

Ken Eichen, Bill Dickie, Glenn Reed, Chris Cranham
Terry Hart, Mike Allen, Mike French, Alan Shelley


Depending on the result we will then play again the following Sunday, 17 March, in either the 3rd / 4th place play-off or hopefully the final against either Littleton or Old Basing

The team for that match is:


Ken Eichen, Bill Dickie, Glenn Reed, Jim Marsland
Terry Hart, Chris Cranham, Mike French, Alan Shelley


16 February 2019

~ Tonight’s Lottery Bonus Ball, number 12,  was the same as last week and gives John Dickie his fourth win. Since we started the weekly draws we have now given away prize money totalling exactly £10,000
 

10 February 2019

~ Following the sad passing of Maureen, a thank you note from the Raine family can be found via this link


09 February 2019

~ The Lottery Bonus Ball this evening was number 12 giving a third win to John Dickie


03 February 2019

~ A third consecutive win for our Moreton Cup team this morning at Longmeadow IBC, defeating the home club Whitchurch on both rinks and by a total of 62 shots to 26. That confirms we win Group 2 of the leagues and will now play again in the last four semi final on Sunday 10 March


02 February 2019

~ The Lottery Bonus Ball this evening was number 20 which gives a 5th win for Karen Cranham


29 January 2019

~ The Women’s County Championship and Competition draws have now been published and uploaded onto the County website. Paper copies will be in the hanging folders in the Clubhouse shortly

In the team events this coming season we are drawn at home against Pyestock in the Preliminary round of the County Mixed Top Club and the match has to be played by 12 May. In the Thornbery Trophy we are again in the Preliminary round and drawn to play at home against Liphook on 6 June


28 January 2019

~ A very Happy 70th Birthday today to Eric Fry


26 January 2019

~ A very Happy 70th Birthday today to Ian Taylor

~ The first Lottery Bonus Ball of the new round of numbers was the same as last week as number 45 was drawn for the second week in a row to give Jo Walsh a fifth win


19 January 2019

~ We have now been raising funds for the club using the Lottery Bonus Ball since 27 April 2013 and tonight was the 300th week so it is perhaps fitting that Jo Walsh picks up this week’s cash as number 45 was drawn for a fourth win. In those 300 weeks we have now given cash prizes to members totalling £9,860 as well as raising £6,525 for the Club  

Next week we start the next batch of numbers which will run through until 8 June


~ The 2019 Club Fixtures and internal Competition dates have been added to the website


18 January 2019

~ A very Happy 80th Birthday today to Ann Guerin


17 January 2019

~ The Music quiz, scheduled for Saturday 6 April, will now be one week later on Saturday 13 April


15 January 2019

~ The team to face Whitchurch in the Moreton Cup at Longmeadow IBC at 9.45am on Sunday 3 February has been selected:

Ken Eichen, Bill Dickie, Glenn Reed, Jim Marsland
Daniel Taylor, Chris Cranham, Mike French, Alan Shelley


13 January 2019

~ Well done to our Moreton Cup team this morning as they won on both rinks and by an overall score of 49 shots to 23 against Kingsclere. Our next match is on Sunday 3 February when we play the home team, Whitchurch


12 January 2019

~ The Lottery Bonus Ball this evening was number 26 giving a fifth win for Mary Davies


11 January 2019

~ A very Happy 70th Birthday today to Malcolm Tyler


07 January 2019

~ Maureen Raine’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 22 January at 11.30am at Aldershot Crematorium and afterwards a celebration of Maureen’s life at the Club. The family have requested family flowers only
 

Any donations,however, will be divided equally between Deepdene Care Centre in Dorking, who showed Maureen such kindness, and Dementia UK. Our thoughts at this time are with Maureen’s family

06 January 2019

~ The Clubhouse will be open from 10.00am until 1.00pm today for renewal of membership and is also the last day to enter all County and District competitions

05 January 2019

~ The Lottery Bonus Ball this evening was number 6 which gives a first win for David Green

01 January 2019

~ Not a nice way to start the New Year with the very sad news that Maureen Raine passed away on Sunday. A Life Vice President of the Club and a long standing member who had unfortunately not been well for a number of years. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. Details of the funeral arrangements will be advised once known