North East League reports 2022 season

Week 2May 5thDivision 1Rink 1: Lost 10-17. After a even start 5-5 after 6 ends, K & H then pulled away winning 7 ends out of 8 ends, to a match winning 16-7 lead.Mike Agg, David Noyce, Bill Relton & Jim Lawlor.Rink 2: Won 14-8. BSA got of to a good start picking up 5 singles & keeping the lead 10-3 after 11 ends. K & H came back into the match 11-8 after 16 ends but a 3 on the last end for BSA was the match winner.Spencer Wintle, Trevor Wilkins, Sue Whale & Keith Boyland.Rink 3: Lost 12-14. K & H went into a 5-1 lead after 4 ends. BSA came back to 7-8 down after 8 ends.…

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Annual skittles tournament

The 5th annual pairs skittles tournament took place on Saturday 12th February 2022 With 15 pairs (30 people) taking part with a “All-In Format” from members of Bristol St Andrews, supported by Begbrook Green, Bristol Greenbank, Olveston bowls clubs and the Intoxicators skittles team. Thank you to pre-arrangements by Glen Wintle, the sticker-up Markus Fudge - fantastic amount of work re-setting the skittle pins and to Colin Horsey for manning the bar and myself for chalking the board all evening. The competition started at 7.30pm & finished at 11pm (with a 20 minute break for the raffle). The Winners and Runners-up on the evening took away a prize pot of £90 split between the top 5: 1st Ian & Gary Curtis (Olveston Bowls Club) 62 pins. 2nd Carl Evans &…

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Bowls England Award Nominations for club and Pete

Bristol St Andrews has been nominated in the Club of the year category of the bowls England AwardsThe panel for the awards night met on 15th of December to conclude their shortlist of nominees and have now announced the shortlist.BE received around 150 nominations, and BSA member Pete Jones, who was given a life membership of the club at our recent AGM, has been nominated in the 'Story of the Year' category.Read more here Awards Night | Shortlist Announced - Bowls EnglandThe club has thrived despite the pandemic, with a highlight our inaugural Floodlit League in September and October.The floodlights and the league, along with so much more, were the brainchild of Pete, who has been instrumental in the development of…

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Letter to residents 14th November

Dear Neighbour,As you may know, Bristol City Council have approved our planning application for the installation of four floodlights at our club.We are very grateful for the letters of support we received, but are also conscious of the concerns some residents had about the impact on the local area and wildlife. The full planning documents, including plans and conditions of permission can be found at:https://pa.bristol.gov.uk/onlineapplications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=QCU3TCDNHZP00The key elements are:1. Use of the floodlights will be limited to a maximum of 20 days per year which will be between 15th September and 10th October and use will cease by 10pm.2. The floodlights will be used to illuminate bowls matches. They will be used for no other events.3. We will produce a Floodlight…

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Floodlight installation

Hit a snag when we found a mystery pipe A tricky hole full of rocks Cutting the trenches Finished trench On Saturday 17th October 19 members were at the Club preparing the grounds for the floodlight installation which will start in early November. Four 1x1x1m holes had to be dug in each corner of the green, and trenches cut out and dug on two sides. It was a great day, and thanks to additional efforts by the Monday Working Party the grounds are now ready for the installation

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A Letter From Our Chairman

Dear Member, I am sure many of you will have been watching the Bowls England website for up to date information.  We have today received guidance from Bowls England.  We have, as with most other sports clubs and associations had to close our club with immediate effect until further notice. Your management committee will keep the situation under review taking advice from Bowls England and Government.  All county competitions entry fees paid to Gloucester will be refunded in time. Daniel Swift will continue cutting and maintaining the green, although I cannot see that anyone will want to roll up at present. There are a couple of points mentioned in the statement from Bowls England that I wish to emphasise. •…

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