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01.05.24

Coming Up!

BIG BOWLS WEEKEND open days on Saturday 25th May and Sunday 26th May 2024 from 12pm to 5pm. Our club welcomes all members of the public young and old to come and give Bowls a try. Members will be on hand to assist with the basics of the game, a great family sport to try.

A plant sale and cake stall will also be available.

Coming up..

Notice to all members

As of Sunday 14th April the green is officially open.

Please can all members be mindful for the first month that the green is still quite soft and delicate so please take care when delivering your woods to avoid damage to the surface.

Happy bowling, enjoy the season.

11.03.24

Notice to all members. 

Sunday 7th April 2024 at 11.30am.

Work party required to open up the club ready for the 2024 season.

Lots of work has been carried out over the winter months by the green team and other members so let's all try and lend a hand to open our club ready for the new playing season. 

10.10.23

Sunday 8th October saw the end of the 2023 season for the Club and the yearly ritual of putting the green to bed began.

Many members turned up to help with the chores, lots of work done on and around the green, chairs and benches put away, bushes chopped in the carpark, windows washed, kitchen, toilets and most areas of the clubhouse deep cleaned and tidied.

A big Thank You to all who took part and gave up their time, without your efforts ALL of our club members wouldn't be able to play and enjoy the game they love at such a great club with great facilities.

So the 2023 playing season is over but our green still needs to be looked after through the winter months and much work will still continue to be done by the Green Team, scarifying, seeding, fertilising etc etc, along with regular grass cutting and spiking.

Again this is hard work carried out by members in their own time and without them all of us would have nothing to play on next year. A massive thank you to the Green Team and the other guys who have helped so far, your hard work is very much appreciated, you have done a great job in this first year without TurfCare. WELL DONE EVERYONE.

09.09.2023

FANTASTIC FOUR OUT OF FOUR AT THE

COUNTY DOMESTIC FINALS FOR STOTFOLD BOWLS CLUB.

OFFICERS CUP - ELAINE BLYTH 21 - 12 WIN

OVER 55 PAIRS - MARGARET CAHILL & DEBBIE ROE 19 - 9 WIN

MIXED PAIRS - DEBBIE ROE & MARK AMO 18 - 16 WIN

TOMPKINS CUP - MARK AMOS 21 - 13 WIN

WOW WHAT A WEEKEND

FOR OUR STOTFOLD BOWLERS AND STOTFOLD BOWLS CLUB.

04.09.23

Sunday 3rd September saw Stotfold Bowls Club host the BEDFORDSHIRE COUNTY LADIES BENEVOLENT TRIPLES FINALS. A lovely warm morning saw 8 teams play the quarter final games on a green that was looking and running well, unfortunately our Stotfold Ladies ( Margaret, June & Debbie) lost their game. The semi finals followed after a light lunch and refreshments with both games played competitively as the sun shone and the temperature rose and the green dried, quickened and got more tricky.

The final was Potton Ladies v's Barton Ladies with the Potton trio the eventual winners and taking the trophy for the 2nd year running.

Special thanks to Jim Nicholl, Alan Offord, Musso Everitt and Terry Blyth for preparing the green and setting up the rinks on the morning, also a huge thank you to Wendy Nicholl and Elaine Blyth who prepared all the rolls, cups of tea & cakes for the players and helpers.

The representatives from Bedfordshire County Ladies who attended were very impressed with how well Stotfold organised the event, let's hope we can give support to the County and hold many more competitions in the future.

With the support and hard work of many dedicated club members Stotfold has now been recognised as a club worthy of holding County Competitions a great achievement, well done and thank you to all of those involved.

27.08.23

The Members Memorial Gala was held on Sunday 27th August.

Roland Legate ( Mens President) opened the day with one minute’s silence to remember the members we have lost this year.

Don Falla

Audrey Carter

Pat Ward

Brian Every

Bert Burgering

The winning team was Jo Regan, Eric Saint and Jeff Mason and they were presented with the “ Chris Albon Cup” by the Albon family.

June Bentley (Ladies President) presented a memorial plaque to Wendy Every and family in appreciation and memory of Brian Every who was the Club’s treasurer for many years.

A raffle was held which raised over £100 to go to Diabetes UK.

A great day was had by all and many thanks to Alan Offord and Margaret Cahill for organising the Gala and to everyone else who helped to make this a successful day.

Coming up..

The weekend friendly v's Bedford Priory on 12 August has been cancelled by us due to lack of players.

06.08.23

M.DEAR CUP v's Baldock - Sunday 6th August.

A home fixture for this special game which saw Captain of the day Mike Beedle welcome the Baldock players. 4 Triples battled it out in a friendly but competitive game which saw 2 rinks win and 2 loose so the final scores had to be added up which gave Baldock the victory and the honour of taking away the magnificent Maurice Dear Cup which was presented to Baldock's Captain Malcolm Ingram by Maurice's daughter Karena Harvey. We hope Baldock look after the Cup as we plan to win it back next year.

Stotfold's top winning rink was Carol Hanlon, Mike Beedle, Jim Nicholl.

Final Scores Stotfold 62 Baldock 79.

04.08.2023

Charity Fun Evening Friday 8th September 5.15pm for 5.30pm start at the Club.

All members are welcome and the money raised will go to Diabetes UK in memory of Brian Every.

£5 entry fee to include a light supper.

Dress will be casual. This will be a fun event where we can all play some bowls, socialise and have fun whilst raising money for a very worthy charity.

15.07.2023

REMINDER - STOTFOLD GALA DAY - FRIDAY 28TH JULY.

With all 24 available entries taken for this year's gala it looks like it's going to be a very busy day. Please, please, please can we have more support and help from all club members. Help is needed to set up for the day ( the green and the clubhouse), to serve teas, to clear tables to wash up and tidy up after the event. Cakes and raffle prizes are required. Any help will be appreciated morning or afternoon. The gala day is a great source of income for the club and it shouldn't be left to a handful of members to run and organise so please SUPPORT YOUR CLUB NOW.

03.06.2023

PLANT SALE SUCCESS

Many thanks to everyone who came and supported the plant stall over the weekend of 27th & 28th May.

We are pleased to say over £150 was made!!! A very big Thank You to Keith Isted and Carol Parmenter, Frank and Marion Amos and Delia and Mick Lunnon , who grew and supplied a variety of flowers and veg plants, without whom the stall would not be possible.

With the money raised, we plan to buy compost, summer bedding plants to keep the containers looking nice, replace some shrubs that did not make it through the winter and to fund autumn bulbs for a lovely spring display next year.

Other plans for the garden include planting some flowering climbers along the back fence, consider building and implementing a compost bin and the recycling of plastic plant pots and constructing a bug hotel.

We welcome any suggestions or ideas for the garden and if anyone is interested in helping the current gardening team to maintain and keep the gardens looking good, all help would be appreciated. Also, if anyone has any gardening tools they no longer need or a wheelbarrow they would like to donate, that would be great.

Thanks very much.

Viv and Mandy.

28.05.2023

Big Bowls Open Day - Sunday 28th May

What a day, lovely weather and a steady flow of people coming along to try their hand at our sport, young and old enjoyed some tuition and fun in the sun. 8 new members signed up on the day, a great success.

Thanks goes to Dave Worker, Keith Isted, John Colby, Terry & Elaine Blyth & Debbie Roe for all their hard work.

27.05.2023

PLANT SALE

Saturday 27th May & Sunday 28th May 1pm - 3pm. Hundred’s and Hundred’s of Vegetable, Flowering Plants, etc, Please come along and support your club.

13.05.2023

13th May game away to Harpenden Cancelled due to Stotfold not having enough players.

28.05.2023

Big Bowls Open Day - Sunday 28th May 2023 - 11am to 4pm - anyone can come along and learn how to play the game, young and old welcome, fun for all the family.

24.04.2023

Green Team to commence regular cutting, spiking, rolling and scarifying. Special thanks to Roger Neville, Terry Blyth, Jim Nicholl, Terry Regan, Keith Isted, Charles Lewis and Mark Amos.

22.04.2023

Green open for play from 10am

21.04.2023

Work party afternoon to prepare the green for the new season. First year without Turfcare, thanks to Mark Amos, Terry Blyth, Jim Nicholl, Terry Regan, Musso Everitt and Phil Bourne for the hard work carried out over the winter.

11.04.22

OPENING OF GREEN 2022 - The Club will be open for the 2022 season from Monday 11 April

10.04.22

WORKING PARTY REQUIRED TO OPEN UP THE GREEN FOR THE 2022 SEASON 10AM SUNDAY 10th April

29.03.22

A special thanks to Musso, Terry Regan and Phil Bourne for all the painting and work they have done in the club house.

26.10.21

Re-arranged indoor fixtures 2021/22

The indoor match against Riverain on 6 November 2021 is now cancelled, due to double booking by Riverain. The match is now re-arranged for Sunday 21 November. Would members please relay their availability to David Worker (djw_45@hotmail.com).

Also, the Bedford Borough match on the 18 December is cancelled & Bedford Borough are looking for a new date in the new year?? Watch this space for news!

03.04.21

OPEN WEEKEND - SUNDAY 30th MAY 10-12am MONDAY 31st MAY 2-4pm ALL VOULUNTEERS WELCOME

03.04.21

TREASURER REQUIRED! Please contact Brian Every or any committee member

02.04.21

Both the Ladies and Mens Captains vacancies are coming up for election. If anyone is interested please contact Mollie, Fiona or anyone on the committee.

25.03.2021

OPENING OF GREEN 2021: We are hoping to be able to open our green 24/26 April 2021. We are also waiting on Bowls England guidance to open in a Covid secure way . Further information to follow, as soon as we have it.

13.10.2020

LOTTERY UPDATE - Due to fewer participants it has been necessary to stop doing the rollover.

27.05.20

STOTFOLD BOWLS CLUB WILL BE OPEN FOR PLAY (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) FROM SATURDAY 6TH JUNE 2020 INLINE WITH GOVERNMENT AND BOWLS ENGLAND GUIDELINES. TO BOOK A RINK CALL KEITH ISTED ON 07873 395594 OR 732034. KEEP SAFE!

09.03.20

RIVERAIN INDOOR GAME FOR SUNDAY 22ND MARCH CANCELLED!! - MOTHERS DAY AND RIVERAIN CAN'T GET THE STAFF!

29.02.20

RIVERAIN INDOOR MIXED - 15TH MARCH CANCELLED!

NEW DATE - NOW BEING PLAYED SUNDAY 22ND MARCH 2PM - 5 TRIPLES MIXED

07.04.19

NEW CLUB SHIRTS

New material now available - please contact Sheila Holloway if you wish to purchase a new club shirt. Cost varies depending on numbers ordered.

05.04.19

FISH AND CHIP EVENING FRIDAY 5TH APRIL 2019 - CONTACT MOLLIE OR SHEILA FOR TICKETS!

03.02.19

NEW CLUB SHIRTS - RESULTS!

The results for the recent vote on the design of a new club shirt are as follows:

Design One 28 votes

Design Two 2 votes

Design Three 22 votes

Therefore the club has voted by a majority of 6 to retain the present club design.

The committee will now look into sourcing a new material and costs.

Watch this space!

30.08.18

ANOTHER CRACKING BBQ

Mollie would like to thank all those who helped make this years BBQ such a success. A special thanks to all the cooks, Ron Williams, Peter Jones, Margaret Cahill, June Bentley, and Debbie Roe. Also many thanks to all those who provided dishes of food and all the helpers.

05.08.18

NEW CLUBHOUSE MOBILE

We have a new clubhouse mobile number 07739760719, which replaces the old landline.

27.05.18

LADIES COUNTY RINKS

Congratulations to Margaret Cahill, June Bentley, Sheila Clayton and Debbie Roe who beat Bedford Priory 21/16 in the semi-finals last Friday evening. They are now through to the final to be played at Flitwick on 28th July against Dunstable. The club wish you all the best in the final.

Coming up..

COUNTY RINKS - SEMI FINALS

Margaret Cahill, June Bentley, Sheila Clayton and Debbie Roe are through to the semi finals of the County Rinks. Congratulations and wishing you all the best for your next match.

06.04.18

IVOR WALKER

Our dear friend Ivor Walker has passed away peacefully at home. Ivor did a tremendous amount for the club and wore many hats such as Club Captain, Fixture Secretary, Press Officer, Committee Member, not to mention running the Club Website and composing all the match reports.

He devoted several good years of service to our Club and he will be sorely missed. He was a kind happy gentleman and a "one off."

His Funeral is at Harwood Park Crematorium on Friday 20th April at 2 o'clock. His Daughter would like us to provide a Guard of Honour for Him.

25.03.18

HERTFORDSHIRE LADIES INDOOR 2 WOOD TRIPLES

Debbie Roe, along with Joan Welch and Jenny Ralph from Riverain, are now Hertfordshire Ladies Indoor 2 Wood Triples County Champions, after beating Anne Gulliver, Shirley Hughes and Angie Fabris, also from Riverain, 18-10 in the final at Cheshunt IBC on Sunday 18 March 2018.

Congratulations from all at Stotfold Bowls Club

23.03.2018

TONY CLARK

Tony was a long serving and well respected member of the Bowls Club and became a Life member.

He became green keeper when we took over the green from the Council. He was Club Captain for a number of years, and a very active bowler. He was involved at the club when we first built our pavilion. Later he presented a Trophy Winners board, for those who had received County titles.

His funeral is at Holwell crematorium on April 5th at 11am, and afterwards at Stotfold Conservative Club.

No flowers please, but donations to the British Heart Foundation.

08.03.2018

COME AND TRY THE GAME OF BOWLS - OPEN DAYS 2018

We’re holding an ‘Open Day’ on Sunday 29th April from 10:30am where you are welcome to pop in and have a chat, have a look at our facilities and meet some of our members who will be on hand to answer any of your questions.

Our ‘Come and Try’ weekend is Friday evening 4th May from 6pm to 8pm and Sunday morning 6th May from 10am to 12 midday. Equipment and tuition will be provided, all we ask is that you wear flat soled shoes to protect our green.

If you are interested in learning about the sport, which is open to all ages and can be competitive or friendly, but are unable to attend during our open days, then please pop in if you see our gates are open.

25.02.2018

A special thanks to Musso and Ted for all the painting they have done in the club house

20.01.2018

East Beds League Dinner/Dance - Saturday 20 January 2018

For tickets contact Dave Beckett ASAP

08.12.2017

Christmas Draw & Social Evening - Friday 8th December 2017

03.12.2017

Annual General Meeting - Sunday 3rd December 2017 - 10am

20.10.2017

We raised £400 for Breast Cancer on Friday 20th October Pink Friday - thanks to all those who contributed

15.10.2017

TWO NEW INDOOR FIXTURES 2017/18 BEDFORD BOROUGH AND HATFIELD

See fixture list for details or contact Alan OFFORD

06.07.2017

Wordsmith retires

Your wordsmith has not played bowls this season and now he has crashed his car. It is believed that the car will be written off so he has no transport, his driving licence has been taken by a police officer. In the circumstances the journey between Stevenage and Stotfold is impracticable so it's goodnight from him.

31.05.2017

We are up and running

A big thanks to Ed for installing our fixtures, now it is the time for your wordsmith to come out of hibernation. He has the usual moan, scorecards not being submitted despite repeated requests but reports for matches where details are available are on the system

05.05.2017

Come and try the game of bowls

Were holding an open week-end to give people a chance to try the game of bowls or for existing players to learn about our club. Equipment and tuition will be provided, the only stipulation is that flat doled shoes must be worn. The club will be open on Friday evening between 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. and Sunday morning between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon on 5th May and 7th May. If you are interested in learning about the sport which is open to all ages and can be competitive or friendly but are unable to attend during that week-end, come and see us if our gates are open

09.08.2017

33rd Annual Gala

On Wednesday 9th August we are holding our Annual Open Day Gala for twenty four triples at a cost of £27.00 per team, dress code whites. Prize money will be 1st Place £105, 2nd Place £60 and 3rd Place £30. Application forms can be requested from Sheila Holloway 4, Rook Tree Close, Stotfold, Hitchin, Herts SG5 4DL or using the contact us on the website. Entry fees includes tea or coffee and biscuits on arrival and lunch, our bar will be open during the day