Latest Club News

 


 

Access to the club

 

The greens at Victoria Park are now open to RLSBC club members.

 

Allocation of Greens & Rinks is subject to change due to post Commonwealth Games works and members must use those rinks that are allocated to the club. 

 


 

Coaching 6th August 2022

 

The club is very pleased to advise members that Jane Wigman has today qualified as a Coach Bowls Level 2 coach. We offer her our congratulations and thanks for all the hard work undertaken in achieving this qualification which will be of benefit to the club and our members. 

 

 


 

Club Competitions Finals Weekend Saturday & Sunday 20/21st August

 

The schedule can be found here.

 


 

Team Sheets

 

Ladies' Match - Away at Southam - 2pm 17th August  

 

RLS1 - Pickering League - Away at Snitterfield - 2pm 17th August

 

RLS2 - Pickering League - Away at Home Guard - 2pm 17th August   Revised Team Sheet

 

RLS3 - Pickering League - Home to Welford2 - 2pm 17th August

 

Men's Match - Home to Stratford - 6pm 18th August 

 

RLS2 - Pickering League - Home to Southam - 2pm 24th August

 

RLS2 - Pickering League - Away at Warwick Boat Club - 2pm 26th August

 


 

2022 Warwickshire Ladies County Finals

 

Many congratulations to all those club members who achieved success at this year's County Finals weekend held at a blisteringly hot Stratford BC on Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th August.

 

Dawn Horne, Jenny Wickens and Janice White overcame a team from Welford in the 2-wood Benevolent Triples final.  Always in control, they restricted their opponents to just 5 winning ends, as they cruised to a 22-10 win which saw them take the trophy for the second time in 5 years.

 

In the County triples final Caroline Edwards, Anita Cowdrill and Tracey Turner-Smith faced a trio from Warwick Boat Club in a much closer match.  Five shots adrift after 5 ends, they fought back to be tied at 11 shots apiece after 11 ends, only to slip back to trail by 5 once more with just 4 ends remaining.  However, 6 shots on the 16th end put them ahead for the first time in the match and they held on to take the title by 20 shots to 18.  Caroline, Anita and Tracey will represent Warwickshire in this competition at the National Championships.  Their opening round match will be played at 10.00 am on Thursday 25th August.  Please come along and support them if you are able to.

 

Sadly, Dawn Horne had to settle for the runners-up trophy in her second final of the day, the Champion of Champions competition.  Playing 5-times Warwickshire Singles Champion and 2017 England Singles Champion Kirsty Richards, she stormed into an 8-0 early lead before her opponent recovered her form, taking the title by 21 shots to 10.

 

Finally, the day saw County President Debbie Bloxham present Spa with the County “Top Club” trophy (see below).

 

Photos of all our winning teams can be found by clicking on "Home" and then "Gallery".

 


 

2022 Ladies "Top Club" Competitions

 

National Competition - Congratulations to our team on winning the Warwickshire Area of this competition, beating Leamington Avenue 4-0 in the final played on a neutral green at Southam on 26th July.  In the first round of the "Regional" phase of the competition, in a hastily arranged tie, the team played Brimfield and Little Hereford, the champions from Herefordshire, at a neutral green in KIdderminster on Monday 1st August and recorded another 4-0 win.  They are now one of the last 16 teams left in the competition and will play the Northamptonshire Area champions (Desborough BC) for the right to play at the national finals of this competition, at Leamington in mid-September.  Watch this space for details of when/where the team will play their next match.  If you are able to, please come along and support the ladies and let's see if we can help them to reach the national finals for the second year in a row.

 

County Competition - Congratulations to our RLS "A" team, who have been declared the winners of this year's competition.  The team won through 4 previous rounds to reach the final, which was scheduled to be played during the County Finals Weekend on Sunday 14th August, against Southam.  However, Southam were unable to field a team and RLS was given a "walkover".

 

A photo of the team with their trophy can be seen by clicking "Home" and then "Gallery".

 


 

Ladies County "Senior Fours"

 

Many congratulations to Dawn Horne, Anita Cowdrill, Jenny Wickens and Janice White who were crowned 2022 Warwickshire Ladies ‘Senior Fours’ champions at a semi-final/finals day played on Saturday 16th July at a stiflingly hot Stratford-on-Avon Bowls Club. 

 

Having won through several rounds played earlier in the season, they faced a rink from Nuneaton in the morning semi-final, skipped by 2016 County President Di Medhurst. Always on the front foot, our ladies opened up an early lead and eased through to the afternoon’s final by 25 shots to 9, to face the winners of the other semi-final, a rink from Stratford skipped by current County President, Debbie Bloxham.  This match provided Dawn, Anita, Jenny and Janice with stiffer opposition and after opening up an early 9-3 lead, they were pegged back to 9 shots apiece after 9 ends.  However, they steadied the ship and with an unassailable 22-10 lead with just one end remaining, their opponents conceded the game. 

 

As County champions, Dawn, Anita, Jenny and Janice will represent Warwickshire in this competition at the Bowls England National Championships in a few weeks time. 

 

Their opening match will be played at 2.30 pm on Friday 9th September against a team from Surrey.  We wish them all the best !

 


 

Members can now access the RLSBC Buy & Sale service by logging into the members' area.

 

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