New “Centre of Excellence” Proposed for Desborough Bowls Club

(There follows the text of a Press Release issued on June 8, 2015)

New “Centre of Excellence” Proposed for Maidenhead Bowls Club

Desborough Bowling Club is seeking to provide a fantastic new bowling facility in Maidenhead, close to the town centre, after the Management Committee of Desborough Bowling Club agreed proposed designs.

The proposal, which will involve relocating the bowls club from its current premises in York Road to a new, state-of-the-art building on Green Lane, has been met with great enthusiasm from all parties, particularly club members, who will be provided with facilities designed to international standards.

Roger Wyatt, General Secretary of Desborough Bowling Club, comments, “We are delighted with the proposed designs which would develop a new ‘international standard’ bowling facility at a new site in Maidenhead.

“Desborough Bowling Club has been located at its current site in York Road for 108 years, however, the proposed move is considered to be appropriate at this time to allow the club to expand and provide a much improved standard of facilities for its members and ensure that we can continue to grow and remain an important part of the local community.”

The proposed new scheme includes the provision of a purpose-built clubhouse and an eight rink indoor green, along with a six rink outdoor green and a much larger car park than the club has at present.

Kevin Scott, planning consultant, comments, “The Desborough Bowling Club will benefit greatly from the proposed scheme.

“The new facilities will provide a ‘centre of excellence’ for bowling within Maidenhead.

The new club has been designed to create the optimum site layout and allow the building to sit comfortably within its existing surroundings on Green Lane.

Jackie Spinks of CHQ Architects comments: “The clubhouse building, which contains the internal green, sits behind the outdoor green fronting York Stream to create an open vista. Its long elevation is set at a similar level to allow the stream area to continue as an open space.

“The building height over the indoor green has been kept to a minimum, reflecting the internal function, while the two-storey clubhouse area, which contains all the ancillary spaces, is very visually attractive.”

A public consultation will be undertaken on the proposals before moving forward with any subsequent planning application.

For those interested in obtaining more details of the proposed plans they will be available for viewing, at the Desborough Bowling Club, 36 York Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1SF, on Wednesday, 24th June between the hours of 3:00PM and 7:00Pm

For more information on the Desborough Bowling Club contact 01628 629403 or visit www.desboroughbc.co.uk.

Last Ditch Trophy – Teams and Fixtures

ASTON MARTIN BENTLEY
Jeff Simpson (Capt)* John Searle (Capt)*
Dick Bishop George Coussins
Roy Hughes Nigel Penn
Ralph Hatch Roger Wyatt
Brian Bushnell Jim Eyre
BMW FERRARI
Jim Leahy Howard Pike (Capt)*
Ron James (Capt)* Peter Braddock
Jim Codd Ken Lawrie
Stan Proffitt Iain Burns
Geoff Lofthouse Keith Jordan
JAGUAR LAMBORGHINI
Alan May (Capt)* Maurice Rhymer (Capt)*
Peter Colton Bruce Adams
Richard Earl John Stenson
John Cleary Tony Harris
Roy Howton Bill McQuhae
MASERATI MERCEDES
John Brampton David Griggs (Capt)*
Mike Whittingham (Capt)* Michael Hobson
Peter Laban Martin Kaye
Mike Kingsbury Richard Wilkinson
Jim Bosley Chris Johnson
PORSCHE ROLLS ROYCE
John Bucknell (Capt)* Derek Devonald-Batt
Colin Palmer Brian Wright (Capt)*
Barry Gill Danny McDonald
Robert Van den Berghen Jim Roll
Roger Lewis Terry Stevens
Day Date Game
Mon 10-Aug ASTON MARTIN v BENTLEY
BMW v PORSCHE
FERRARI v MERCEDES
JAGUAR v MASERATI
LAMBORGHINI v ROLLS ROYCE
 
Wed 12-Aug ASTON MARTIN v BMW
BENTLEY v ROLLS ROYCE
FERRARI v PORSCHE
JAGUAR v MERCEDES
LAMBORGHINI v MASERATI
 
Mon 17-Aug ASTON MARTIN v FERRARI
BENTLEY v BMW
JAGUAR v PORSCHE
LAMBORGHINI v MERCEDES
MASERATI v ROLLS ROYCE
 
Wed 19-Aug ASTON MARTIN v JAGUAR
BENTLEY v FERRARI
BMW v ROLLS ROYCE
LAMBORGHINI v PORSCHE
MASERATI v MERCEDES
 
Mon 24-Aug ASTON MARTIN v LAMBORGHINI
BENTLEY v JAGUAR
BMW v FERRARI
MASERATI v PORSCHE
MERCEDES v ROLLS ROYCE
 
Wed 26-Aug ASTON MARTIN v MASERATI
BENTLEY v LAMBORGHINI
BMW v JAGUAR
FERRARI v ROLLS ROYCE
MERCEDES v PORSCHE
 
Wed 02-Sep ASTON MARTIN v MERCEDES
BENTLEY v MASERATI
BMW v LAMBORGHINI
FERRARI v JAGUAR
PORSCHE v ROLLS ROYCE
 
Mon 07-Sep ASTON MARTIN v PORSCHE
BENTLEY v MERCEDES
BMW v MASERATI
FERRARI v LAMBORGHINI
JAGUAR v ROLLS ROYCE
 
Thur 10-Sep ASTON MARTIN v ROLLS ROYCE
BENTLEY v PORSCHE
BMW v MERCEDES
FERRARI v MASERATI
JAGUAR v LAMBORGHINI

Newsletter – February 2015

With the lighter nights, we are reminded that the outdoor season is approaching, but there remains lot of indoor bowling: Competitions, matches and special events. Please join in either by playing or supporting.

 

National Team competition results.

We are delighted to report that we are still involved in 4 National Competitions:-

 

Denny Trophy (men) v Exonia lost 69-70

 

Yetton Trophy (Women) beat Acle 78-70

Then beat Mid-Glos 79-62

Now play S/F v York at Darlington on 19th April

Coach available and supporters welcome.

 

Egham Trophy (mixed)

Beat City of Ely on 15th February 73-62

Now play Lincoln in S/F at Northampton on 1st March.

 

Mason Trophy (over 60 women) beat County Arts 49 to 28

Next game v City of Ely on 23rd February

 

Top Club beat Christie Miller 16points to nil

Next game v Clevedon 8th March at Westlecott (Swindon)

 

Club Mixed Triples

Commencing 10am on 28th February. 14 teams have entered. Lunch will be served at approx. 1 pm.

There is a reserve list for names.

 

Brian’s Bingo

Yet another fantastic night has been organised for the 21st March. The attendance list is already full.

 

28th March

A tournament is being arranged by Chris Howard, the Indoor Secretary, between indoor players from the outdoor clubs of Town, Thicket and Desborough and a team from Indoor players who do not play outdoors in Berkshire. Watch the notice board for details.

 

March

The Indoor committee are arranging an informal meeting for all women members on Thursday   March at 7pm, for an exchange of views. This meeting will be similar to the meeting held for the men.

 

Friday Mixed Fours.

This league is extremely popular, with more players wishing to join and with this in mind, the Indoor committee are considering establishing two mixed leagues for the 2015/2016 season, to be potentially played at 10.30 on Tuesday and Friday. The leagues will be run separately and a team may be entered in either or both leagues. There would be a limit of 10 players per team squad so that more teams can be formed, to fill both leagues.

The committee would welcome any views on the proposal which has been aired on an informal basis around the club and already seems to meet with general approval.

 

Weekend Fixtures

21st Feb                Preston Brighton Mixed

25th Feb                Berkshire Cty WBC Men

7th March             Herga   Away Mixed

8th March             Ladygate Mixed

10th March           Egham  Ladies

14th March           Berkshire Indoor County Men

18th March           Berkshire Masonic Mixed

Please put your names down.

Club Competitions.

Please ensure that you play within the dates given for each round. If the date is not convenient, please play early or arrange a substitute.

 

This Newsletter has been sent by email to 250 members.

Summary of changes to the Laws of the Sport of Bowls

The third edition of the worldwide Laws of the Sport of Bowls has now been published. Each member organisation may make limited changes to these laws for their territory.

Here is a link to the master document but please bear in mind that this is lacking local changes for outdoor or indoor play in England

Laws of the Sport of Bowls Crystal Mark Third Edition

The document below is a commentary issued by Bowls England to accompany their localised Third Edition.

Note particularly 40.1.9 which provides the facility for member organisations to allow delegation of Skip’s duties to other team members providing that the delegation is identical on both sides.

summary_laws_changes_2014_FINAL

Newsletter – January 2015

The second half of the season has begun. Unfortunately there has not been a lot of activity in the club since the New Year, but the Indoor committee have resolved to ensure that the programme is amended so that next year the club will swing into action as soon as the festivities are over.

 

National Team Competition Results.

Progress is still being made in these competitions and your support would be welcome when the teams play at home.

 

Denny Cup – game against Exonia delayed until 24th January at Bristol

 

Yetton Trophy – beat Riverain 92 to 67

Next game on 24th January v Acle at St Neots (Mutual Green)

 

Egham Trophy – beat Norfolk 85 to 82

Next game on 15th February v City of Ely (Quarter-final)

 

Mason Trophy – beat Riverain 41 to 40

Next round on 4th February V County Arts at Cambridge Chesterton at 12.30pm (Mutual green)

 

Top Club played on 18Th January V Foxhills

Men’s over 60 – best Watford 40-39

Next round by 6th February v Cotswold

 

Mary Price Day.

An enjoyable game was played on 29th December, 56 players took part and the winners were, Jenny Morgan, Yoniko Stuart, Jane Tuhill and Jeff Beal. The game raised £540 for Cancer Research.

 

Mixed Triples Day

To be held on 28th February commencing 10 am. Entry limited to 14 Triples which can be: all men, all women, or mixed. Food will be available to purchase at lunch time. Enter names onto board just inside the club entrance doors.

 

Club Competitions

Have all been drawn and are posted on the boards. Please adhere to the dates shown on the sheets, if the date is not convenient play early or arrange a substitute. No extension to dates will be allowed.

 

Re-location of Club

Plans for a new clubhouse and green have been published and the move has been approved by a meeting of full members.

 

Indoor members will be given a presentation on January 29th at 7pm, everyone is invited to attend to discuss the draft plans and express their views before the scheme is “finalised”.

 

Weekend Fixtures

24th Jan – Lodden Vale – Away – Mixed

25th Jan – Wey Valley- Home- Mixed

31st Jan – Whiteknights- Away- Men

1st Feb – Thicket- Home- Mixed

4th Feb  – Brit Telecom -Home – Mixed

8th Feb – Adur   -Home – Mixed

13th Feb – Somerset Patrons   Home- Mixed – 6pm start

 

Brian’s Bingo

Another great night organised for the 31st January, if your name isn’t down, then you have missed this good night as it is already sold out.

 

Chris Howard – Secretary. Maurice Rhymer and Val White – Match Selectors.

Newsletter – December 2014

The Management and Indoor Committee Members wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and successful New Year.

National Team Competition Results.

Denny Cup –  beat Cotswold – 78 to 63           Next game on 17 January V Exonia

Yetton Trophy –  beat Whiteknights – 84 to 64   Next Game on 10th January V Riverain

Egham Trophy – beat Foxhills – 79 to 55     Next Game on 21st December at 10am V Riverain

Mason trophy –  beat Banbury – 23 to 54       Next game V Riverain -to be arranged before 16 January

Top Club – beat Oxford – 20 points to 14       Next game 18 January V Foxhill

Men’s over 60s – Beat Foxhills 44 to 26       Next Game – To be played by the 16th January.

Weekend matches

Maurice Rhymer and Val White are still looking for players for weekend matches, particularly the 3rd January against Lodden Vale.

Please put your names down as we do not want to cancel matches due to lack of support.

Indoor Committee

Jessie Clark – Chairman

Chris Howard – Secretary

Maurice Rhymer – League Secretary

Kathy Wells – Women’s League Secretary

Doreen Lovering – Match Secretary

 

Forthcoming Events:                                                                                             

Carol Singing 21st December at 6.30pm is also on course to be an enjoyable evening. A local choir including Wye Paine will help us with the music. Pat Holland and Helen Jones will be providing mince pies.

Mary Price Charity Day 29th December at 2pm. The day has been moved to this date and there already many names down. There is still room for more players please put your names on the board come and play and help raise money for charity.

Club Competitions: The draw for all competitions has been made and will shortly appear on the notice board. The Indoor committee are disappointed at the lack of entries however, hopefully we will be able to organise further day competitions, during the next half of the year, to allow members to take the opportunity to join in.

Meeting of Men’s league Captains: It was an interesting meeting and many views were shared, all of which the Indoor committee will consider. However we are still looking for players to form two new league teams for the second half of the season. If you are interested please let Maurice Rhymer or Chris Howard know. Games are played at 7pm (or you can start earlier if all your players are present) and play18 ends.

Ladies you are not forgotten it is intended to hold a meeting for you before the end of the season.

Forthcoming matches:

10th January – Away at Wey Valley (Guildford)

11th January – V Banks Bowling Assn

17th January –away V Victory (Portsmouth)

18th January V Sutton and District

Christmas & New Year 2014/5 Arrangements

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2014/15

OPENING TIMES

 

The Club will be open during the forthcoming holiday period as follows:

 

Christmas Eve  24th  December    9.00 to 3.00 pm

Christmas Day  25th  December    Closed

Boxing Day       26th December    Closed

Saturday           27th December    9.00 to 3.00 pm

Sunday             28th  December    Closed

Monday             29th  December    Normal Hours (Mary Price Charity Day Event starts at 2:00 pm)

Tuesday            30th  December    Normal Hours

Wednesday       31st  December    Normal Hours (New Years Eve Dinner & Dance in Evening – entry by ticket only)

New Year’s Day1st     January        Closed

Friday               2nd    January        Normal Hours

 

 

Roger Wyatt

Manager/General Secretary

1st December 2014

Newsletter – November 2014

Membership

Although we are recruiting new members, there are still a few of last year’s members who have not yet joined. If you are aware of anyone who is wavering, please point out the later start time for the evening leagues (7:00PM) which is better for anyone who still works and helps alleviate the issues with the car parking.

Leagues

Team Captains or representatives from each of the men’s evening leagues are asked to attend a meeting on the 27th November at 7pm to discuss how we can get back to 30 men’s teams. The Indoor Committee is anxious that there is a full league running and that you do not find voids in the programme.

Competitions

The closing date for entering competitions is not till the end of month. If you have not yet put in your form, please do so, the more entries the more interesting the competition.

Matches

PLEASE CHECK THE NOTICE BOARDS REGULARLY and please write your name on the match sheet for selection for weekend matches as we need more players to make themselves available.

Forthcoming Fixtures are:-

29th Nov Saturday – Southampton Old Green- Mixed

30th Nov Sunday   – Elbridge      –                 Mixed

2nd Dec Tuesday – Camberley   –                  Mixed

6th Dec Saturday  –   Berks WIBC –              Women

10th Dec Wednesday -AD Finem   –                  Mixed

14th Dec Sunday     – Luton          –                 Mixed

20th Dec Saturday – Christmas Party Game   – Mixed

 

Team National Competitions Results.

We are making good progress in the National Competitions. Results :-

Egham – Mixed    beat      Whiteknights 81 37

Yetton  Women beat    Rivermead    98 51

Vivienne Women lost       Whiteknights 74 89

Denny     Men      beat       Whiteknights 54 29

Over 60 (A) Men beat       W. Berks (B) 44 18

Over 60 (B) Men beat       Oxford & Dist.40 23

 

The next games scheduled are as follows and your support will be welcomed.

 

Yetton Women            Nov 22nd     10am start

Denny  Men                 Nov 29th       10am start

Egham Mixed              Nov 30th       10am start

Mason  Women            Dec 4th         10am start

Over 60 Men                 26th Nov       10am start

(Desborough A team v B team!!!)

 

Social Events

Brian’s Bingo Bash 29th November. Tickets sold out!   Please do not arrive until after 7pm as there is a game in the afternoon and they will just be leaving at 7pm.

 

Christmas Game 20th December. An enjoyable fun game with a buffet afterwards (No Christmas fare) Cost £6 no green fees. List will soon be on board, please put your name down.

 

Carol Service 21st December. Promises to be an enjoyable sing-a-long assisted by a local choir. Light refreshments will be served, cost £2.The list will soon be on board. Spaces limited please put your name down.

 

Committee Meeting

Next Indoor committee meeting is on 25th November, if you have anything to raise please advise Chris Howard Indoor Secretary

Indoor League Tables Now Available

The first round of publishing the Indoor League Tables has just been completed. Some leagues have not got far enough along to have tables yet (Friday evening Mixed, Mens Mini-Leagues) and will appear in due course.

As ever, these are derived from the printed output of the league tables so if there are any errors in the results (other than my transcription errors) please take them up with Colin in the office.

Special thanks to Tony Buckley for making this possible!