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.

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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.

Annual Bowls Meeting

The morning of Saturday 5th November, following the usual coffee morning, was the annual bowls meeting convened at this time every year by the bowls committee. Reports were made by the secretary and the retiring captains and this was followed by the annual presentation of the captain’s and vice captains badges.

Both Tom Mullins and Alison Cross expressed their thanks to all the members who had supported them during the year and especially those who had supported the organised social and team events to raise funds for the motor neurone disease reaching the grand total or £3500.

The new captains Mike Mitcham and Julie Romijn announced that they had asked Kelvin Nash and Lynn Hicks to be their vice captain’s and had together decided that their charity for this year would be the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The meeting, through the chair, wished them both the very best of luck and success.

Captain’s Charity 2022 – MND

Devizes Bowls Club members enjoyed bacon rolls with their tea & coffee as they heard all about the excellent work done by North Wiltshire Motor Neurone from Group Leader Alison Aviss

Captain Ali and Captain Tom have been busy running events and would like to thank all Devizes Bowls Club members who have supported them throughout the year

Members have raised an amazing £3500 to support those living with MND here in North Wiltshire

Click HERE to find out more about North Wilts MND

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

President’s Day 18 September 2022

Members filled the greens, watched over by family and friends of our President, Rosemary Bradbury, as she celebrated 10 years of loyal service in this most prestigious position. Thanks, Rosemary, for everything that you have done for us!

Prints can be requested from Mike Ponting – please quote the photo number.

Floodlight Bowls

40 members enjoyed a fun evening of bowls by floodlight.

Thanks go to all who helped set up, run the bar and provide the supper.

Thanks also to Sydenham’s and Devizes Town Band for the loan of lights. 

Bowls Wiltshire County Finals

10th September 2022

Saturday 10th September saw the Bowls Wiltshire County Finals return to the Devizes greens.

Amongst the first games played was the semi-final of the Ladies Unbadged 2 wood Singles.

Devizes’ Dawn Holt was drawn to play against Vanessa McCormack of Amesbury.
After an evenly matched start, Vanessa managed to pull ahead and Dawn admitted defeat after 18 ends.

Although very disappointed with her performance on the day, Dawn was heard to say,

“There’s always next year! If somebody had told me at the start of this season that I would end up playing in a County semi-final, I would have been delighted!   Congratulations to Vanessa on a match well played.”

 

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND 2022

Saturday 3rd September 

Weekend of excellent bowls competition, the weather was perfect the expected rain stayed away and the manicured greens were tricky enough to draw out the best in our club members.

Saturday morning started with the Mens Championship between John and Matt a nip and tuck event all the way to the end !

At the same time the Mens Endeavour was being fought by Richard and Kelvin .

Saturday afternoon, started with the Over 60’s Championship starring John and Les.

Over on another rink we had the Mens 2 Wood final with Kiwi and Matt.

Sunday 4th September, it all started with the Mens Pairs final featuring Les and Kiwi versus Kelvin and Chris.

Whilst at the same time John and Mike fought for the Centenary Cup 9 consisting of two sets of nine ends, players need to win a set each to force a decider. It was decided however with just two sets played but with at least one interesting incidence during the game !

The afternoon we watched the Ladies 2 Wood final between Marie and Patricia played with determination and skill !

Tucked away on rink 1 we had the finale of the reknowned Husband and Wife competition , enter this competition at your own risk ! The Normans and the Scofields fought it out bravely without armour .

I leave it to you to view the images to determine the winners in each competition, answers on a postcard to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

Ladies County Unbadged 2 Wood NEWS

Saturday 20th August, at the Devizes Bowls Club we saw the matches to determine the last 4 for the semi-finals of the County Wide Competition.

The finals are to be held at Devizes and will be on the 10-11 September.

We congratulate them all and especially to our member Dawn Holt who made it through ! Well done !

So come on everyone show her our support on the finals day by coming to watch.