Latest Club News

 

 

Greens Availability 

 

Please refer to the Green allocation board in the green keepers hut.

 
 

Any changes to availability will be notified here on an on-going basis throughout the season and all members should regularly check this page for the latest information.

 

 


 

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Teams & Members

 

Results and Fixtures as at 9th July 2024

 

Table 9th July 2024

 

 


 

Pickering League website

 

Pickering League May Gala 2024 Results

 


 

Club Competitions 2024

 

Ladies Club Competitions 2024

 

Men's Club Competitions 2024

 

Mixed Pairs Competition 2024

 


 

Team Sheet - RLS1 -v- Kineton 17th July - Away

 

Team Sheet - RLS2 -v- Leamington Avenue 17th July - Home Updated 16/07

 

Team Sheet - RLS3 -v- Stratford2 17th July - Home

 

 

Team Sheet - RLS4 -v- Bidford2 17th July -Away  Updated 16/07

 

Team Sheet - Ladies' friendly -v- Whitnash 18th July - Away

 

Team Sheet - Men's friendly -v- Home Guard 18th July - Away  (D-Green)

 

Team Sheet - Men's friendly -v- Bidford 20th July - Home

 

 

 

 

 

 


2024 County Titles for RLS Members in Ladies' Senior Fours and Junior Singles

 

Many congratulations to those RLS members who have lifted the trophies in two of this year's ladies' county competitions that have already been played to a conclusion.

 

In the Senior Fours, following wins over teams from Nuneaton, Lillington, Nuneaton (again) and Stratford, the RLS quartet of Dawn Horne, Anita Cowdrill, Jenny Wickens and Janice White faced a rink from Coventry Avenue skipped by LIz Wooding in the final played at Lillington on 13th July and took the title with a controlled 17-6 winning margin. 
 

This is the second time in the last 3 years that they have taken the title.  Dawn, Anita, Jenny and Janice will now represent Warwickshire in this competition at the National Finals in August.

 

At the other end of the age range, in the Under-25 "Junior" Singles competition, Emily Kernick has retained the County title that she won last year, beating Ellie Hurst (Warwick Boat Club) 21-7 in the final (also played at Lillington on 13th July).  As with the Senior Fours team, Emily will represent Warwickshire in the Junior Singles competition at the National Championships, where she will be hoping to retain the National title that she won last year.

 

 


 

RLS Ladies Make Progress in Both County and National “Top Club” Competitions (Updated 14/July/2024)

 

Our ladies “Top Club” team has enjoyed great success in these competitions in recent years and their quest for silverware in 2024 has got off to a great start once again this season.

 

In the first round of matches in the WWBA County “Top Club” competition, although our second team was narrowly beaten on shots away at Stratford after a 2-2 draw, our first team beat Coventry Avenue 3-1.  Following a convincing 4-0 win over Stoke in their quarter-final match, the team will now face Nuneaton in the semi-final.  This match will be played at home on the evening of Tuesday 16th July, when our men’s team will also be in action against Rugby, in the opening round of the WCBA equivalent competition (Wardrop Cup).  

As there are no “Tuesday Triples” matches scheduled for that evening, why not come along and lend your support to both the teams. 

(UPDATE - The start time of the Ladies Top Club match has been put back to 6.30pm, the men's match remains a 6pm start.)

 

 In the BE National ladies “Top Club” competition, wins over Lillington (4-0) and Coventry Avenue (3.5-0.5) in June were followed by a 3-1 win over Welford in early July in the final of the Warwickshire section of the draw.  The team will now play Kingscroft BC (the winner from the Leicestershire section of the draw) in the first round of the regional stage of the competition, a knock-out phase which will see the final eight teams play at the National Championships in August. This a repeat of the match played at exactly the same stage of the competition last year, where we narrowly lost on shots after a 2-2 draw. The match will take place at 6.30pm on Sunday evening 14th July at Rugby Rail BC (neutral green). The RLS team went all the way to the quarter-finals in 2021 and reached the semi-finals in 2022, so if you are able to, please come along to support the ladies and hopefully help them to go even further this year.

(UPDATE - Our RLS Ladies team beat Kingscroft 3-1 and will now play Cleethorpes BC for a place at the National Championships.  The date and venue for this match will be posted here when details are known.)

 


 
Emily Kernick Takes Women's Under-25 Singles Crown at British Isles Championships
 
Congratulations to Emily Kernick, who was crowned Women’s Under 25 Singles champion at the British Isles Bowls Championships held at Leamington on 26th and 27th June.  By taking the 2023 Bowls England Women's Under 25 Singles title last August, Emily automatically qualified as England’s representative in this year’s British Isles Championships, where she was pitched against the corresponding winners from around the UK and Ireland.  In her opening match, Emily beat Ireland’s Hannah Cochrane 21-7.  She then defeated Chloe Greechan, representing Jersey, by 21 shots to 12 in the semi-final before taking the title with a 21-13 win over Wales’ Lowri Powell in the final.
 
It was a busy week for Emily, who was then part of the full England Women’s team that faced Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Jersey in a British Bowls International Series over the following three days, 28th to 30th June.  With the competition played on a league basis, and involving matches across all the disciplines (singles, pairs, triples and rinks), Emily played 8 full matches over the three days as the England squad proved the strongest, to finish top of the Women’s table with 135 points.  Scotland were second with 123 points and Ireland third, with 93 points.  (For info, the Men’s International Series which was taking place alongside the Women’s event, was also won by England, with the team finishing just 3 points ahead of second placed Wales.)

 


County Badges Awarded

 

Congratulations to Caroline Edwards and Clive Radford who have both recently been awarded their full County badges.  Caroline was presented with her badge by County President Caroline Harris when WWBA hosted Bedfordshire at Lillington and Clive was presented with his by President Aubrey Brookhouse when WCBA played Northamptonshire, both matches taking place on 6th June.

 


Club Coaching

 

The club are very pleased to announce that three further members qualified as Coach Bowls Level 1 coaches on Sunday 14th April.

 

Our congratulations go to Christine Leigh, Clive Radford and Gill Allibone on their achievment.

 


 

 

 

Using the Greens

 

Important information:

 

1) Members must use the rinks and greens as defined on a daily basis as for club use by the greenkeepers.

 

2) As the greens will be heavy at the start of the season you should all complete warmup exercises, restrict jack lengths and move the mat regularly forward from the ditch to ensure even wear.

 

3) Do not stand within 1 metre of the ditch to protect the edges of the green.

 

4) As we do not want greens to be closed due to damage please deliver your bowls from as low a position as possible. Do not drop bowls from the waist as this will damage the green. Do not drop the bowls from the bank on the green!

 

5) We all may occasionally deliver a wood that marks the green and if this happens please flatten the area returning any grass to where it belongs!

 

6) Please make use of all rinks on the green not just those in the centre.

 

7) Greens must be played in the direction that they are laid out by the greenkeepers. Any specific requirements must be discussed well in advance with the head greenkeeper  who will cooperate if at all possible.

 

‚ÄčI do hope that you have an enjoyable season.

 

Best wishes

 

David Wigman - Club Chairman

 

 


 

Members Indoor Bowling Success

 

 

It is great to be able to return to playing on the club greens but it is also great to be able to recognise the success of some of our members who regularly bowl at indoor clubs during the winter.

 

This winter a number of club members have notable achievments and are to be congratulated.

 

Emily Kernick who plays at Solihull IDBC won the 'Player of the Series' award playing for England in the Home International Under 25 Series in Belfast. Emily also qualified for the EIBA National Finals in Nottingham where she reached the semi-finals of the 2-wood ladies' singles and was the runner up in the 4-wood ladies' singles - both great achievements.

 

 

Dawn Horne and Anita Cowdrill who play at Avon Valley IDBC also reached the EIBA National Finals where they sadly lost at the

last 16 stage of the ladies' pairs competion.      

 

In the Avon Valley club competitions Dawn

and Anita won the Ladies' Pairs competition

and together with Debbie Bloxham who

plays outdoors at Stratford BC they also won the Ladies' Triple Competition. 

 

Anita then went on to win the mixed pairs competition and finally became Ladies Club Champion in the 4-wood singles.

 

These are all great achievments.

 

Anita is pictured with the four trophies. She

will soon need a Trophy Cabinet at home!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Club Members called up for England Trials

 

Several Warwickshire players have been called up for Bowls England Trials on Saturday 18th May at Royal Leamington Spa.

 

For Senior Trials Andrew Walters (Welford), Emily Kernick and Kirsty Richards (both Royal Leamington Spa) have been named. Emily Kernick will also be considered for the Junior squad as well. Avenue Leamington's Daniel Ellicott and Lily-Mae Adams (Welford) will have Junior Trials.

 

On the Sunday Trials for the Under 18 squad will feature Amy Williams (Sherwood Park) while Lewis Gardner (Three Spires) and Thomas Mills (Rugby) will be taking part in the Junior Performance Day.

 

Congratulations to you all and we hope that the trial goes well.

 


 

New Members

 

If you are an experienced bowler that is looking for a new club you have found the perfect place - take a look at our membership page and give us a call.

 

If you have never bowled before now is the time to give it a try - people of all ages and those with disabilities can play the sport. It is a sport that can be played by multi-generations of your family - why not look at our membership page and give us a call to discuss or to arrange to give it a go?

 

We look forward to sharing our love of the sport with people of all ages and abilities.

 

 


 

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The club telephone number below will only be answered when a member is in the clubhouse - if you wish to contact the club please call on 01926 744916 / 07787228545  or email: dgw.rlsbc@virginmedia.com  - Thank you