Excellent clubhouse with first class facilities
Excellent clubhouse with first class facilities
Wiltshire’s central two green bowling club
Wiltshire’s central two green bowling club

Welcome to Devizes Bowls Club

A thriving and friendly club in the centre of Wiltshire and a place to meet new people and play bowls at both social and competitive levels.

Our Club

We have two six rink greens, a modern clubhouse including fully stocked bar and professional kitchen. The clubhouse is hired out for events during the non-playing season.

Bowling and Social

We compete in three men’s leagues and three ladies leagues, have a bowler development programme and play in many friendly games and organize social bowling and social events throughout the year.

LADIES MEETING

AS REQUESTED BY A NUMBER OF LADIES, A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE LADIES WILL BE HELD ON :-

TUESDAY 19TH JULY AT 10.00 A.M. AT THE CLUB.

PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT MEETING.

WENDY AND BEV

Amy Rose Regional Finals

It all happened on Sunday 3 July

See report below

Amy Rose 2022

REPORT

On Sunday the club had the honour of hosting the Bowls England Regional Final of the Amy Rose Competition.  The club was chosen from eighty five clubs applying to host one of the twenty four Regional Finals across the Country.  We welcomed teams from Gloucestershire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Wiltshire to the club to play the semi-final, with the winners going on to represent the Southwest at the National Finals at Leamington on the 27th August. The results were Somerset beat Wiltshire and Worcester defeated Gloucestershire and went on to win the Final against Somerset.

The Management Committee would like  to say a huge thank you  to all the members who gave up their time to make the  event a great success, we received so many comments such as fantastic venue, great greens.  Club members have certainly pulled out all the stops but I think we should look at the quote from the Bowls England representative  Edna Bessell MBE sent to Ali Cross:-

 ” I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all your helpers at Devizes Bowls Club for making the above event a success.  Your members were so helpful, friendly and made us very welcome throughout the whole day which was much appreciated.  I must say your green was impeccable which is a credit to your greenkeeper.

Once again,  very many thanks for your hospitality and organization of the whole event”. 

We should all be very proud to be a member of Devizes Bowls Club.

Well done everyone

Management Team

President’s Message

President Rosemary

Message from our President.

With the continued worries about the Covid situation, particularly the new Omicron variant, it is very difficult to forecast exactly what the situation will be when the time comes to start the 2022 season.  I know that all the committees will be working hard to ensure that if we are able to bowl then the club will be ready to welcome you onto the green. Duncan Poole, our new fixtures secretary, has prepared a full bowling season with more teams than ever before and we will see the return of the handbook with all the usual details available for every playing member. The ladies will see the return of the Nor West League with Devizes entering a fourth team, the Wiltshire League that came into fruition last year will stay and we have two teams involved and there is the Seidel League as well. The men will also have the usual full programme of Four Rink, Three Rink, Mid Wilts Triples and Tea and Biscuits.  As to county competitions it is remarkable to see over 30 entries from the ladies and an increase in the number of men entering as well. Hopefully we will see the same support for the club competitions that will be organised this year by our new competitions’ coordinator Marie Greenwood. I hope everyone is looking forward to getting involved again and pray for some decent weather to support us.

In the meantime, stay safe and I look forward to meeting you all in the coming weeks.

Rosemary
January 2022

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES

Congratulations to Margurite Alexander, Denise Howard, Bev Lilley and Sheila Garlick on reaching the semi finals of the county ladies pairs county competition held at Amesbury.

Congratulations also go to Ellen Stiles, Sue Reeves, Lynn Williams and Ali Cross who qualified to play in the semi-finals of the south area senior fours county competition. This game will be played in the morning of 16th of July when they play the winners of the north area at Avon bowls club.

GOOD LUCK LADIES

Website posts for 2022

During 2021 the use of the website has improved a little but there is still much we can do with your help. Although the number of reports from team leaders was reasonable last year we appear to have taken a step back in 2022, therefore there is still room for a vast improvement.

The home made rink booking system worked very well last year after a few teething problems, but, there were some anomalies caused by erroneous bookings. This now cannot happen as we now have a fully functional professional rink booking package for you to use.

Rejuvenation of the website has now taken place and we hope you have noticed the cleaner lines and how much easier it is to find the information you need. The website will now continue to grow as we now have two more members who have administrative rights and are very capable of moving things on into the future. We welcome Ash Galloway and Kelvin Nash into the website team. I am sure they will contribute a great deal from now on.

We would like to ask ALL team leaders to communicate results and submit reports throughout the season or if they cannot do this themselves please nominate a team member who is willing to do so.

Remember its your site! and it can only be a good as the information provided.

The Website Team.

Greens Notice Board

 

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Men’s National / County Competitions

Click on the appropriate link below to see the first round draws for the Men’s competition’s. The team for the Tourist Trophy will be selected once the season starts and in good time for the event on the 29th May.

Comp Draws 2022 – Area 3 (dates)

Comp Draws 2022 – Area 3 (fours)

Comp Draws 2022 – Area 3 (triples)

Comp Draws 2022 – Area 3 (pairs)

Comp Draws 2022 – Area 3 (two wood)

Unbadged Singles Draw 2022

Over 60 Triples Draw 2022

Tourist Trophy Draw 2022

 

Bowls Committee