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Latest news as at 19 May:

Our thanks to those members who helped make the County Ladies win v Leicestershire a successful day.

The Club won a close encounter with Tewkesbury in the National Mixed 2 Rink (Tony Alcock Trophy) match last Tuesday.

Today the Men play a National Top Club match at Fairford starting at 10am. Why not have have a day out in the Cotswolds and lend your support?

Next Sunday we are hosting the 4th Cheltenham Open Singles tournament which has attracted a high calibre field from across England and Wales. The 64 entries and playing schedule can be found on the relevant page of this web site. Prize money is in excess of £2000 and we thank our primary sponsor De Rose Wealth Management together with Carlsberg, Faithfull Homes, Pearson Short Construction & Avonmore for their support.

A big thanks to those who have offered to mark this event. Members are asked to bear in mind that parking will be at a premium as the event coincides with the Suffolk Traders Fair. Faithfull House has kindly agreed that members attending the tournament can use any empty spaces in front of their building.

On Saturday 25 May, the Men have a GBA Double Rink home match v Gloucester Spa. Start 10am.

The Jubilee team for Monday 27th May has now been selected and promulgated on the notice board. Thanks to those members who responded to Campbell’s request for more support. With 72 bowlers converging on Suffolk Square parking is likely to be a problem and non-playing members are requested to seek other options if possible.

Each Thursday at 2-30pm the Pilates class is open to members and guests. Last week’s session was abandoned owing to lack of support.

A reminder that 100 club subscriptions are now due for renewal..

Our thanks to Campbell for replenishing the tubs and planters and Mike and Gill for revitalising the rockery which helps keep Suffolk Square the visual delight that it is.

Club Competitions Dress. For preliminary rounds to semi-finals all players are requested to wear white or club shirts, grey trousers or BE shorts; Dress for the Finals is white or club shirts and white trousers or BE shorts.

Men are reminded that when ordering shirts on-line at the sizes quoted are actual chest sizes so you need to go up 1 or 2 sizes when ordering. We have 3 x 44″ men’s shirts in stock if anyone would like to purchase (£21).

The latest Afternoon Triples League table can be found at

Please note that the club has the local weekly Echo delivered for the enjoyment of all members and it should not be removed from the lounge.

As in previous years we will be coaching young adults with special needs from Bettridge School on Friday mornings starting 7 June at 1015. If you would like to help please let me know.

Bowlers are reminded that throughout the season the greens are not available for play until 1pm, except by prior arrangement with the green keeper.

Obituary. Members will be saddened to learn that Ken King passed away last week. Funeral service will be on Wednesday 15 May at St Matthew’s Church Clarence Street at 11.30 followed by refreshments at the club.

Barron will be holding no obligation Wealth Management Surgeries on 21 May, 4th & 18 June at 0930-11am. To assist members who have asked for more information on Gifting Properties into Trust, Wills and LPA’s, Barron has teamed up with Timbrell Law with a view to giving a short presentation to members at a future date to be arranged.

Summer bar hours commence on Monday 15 April as follows:

Mon to Thursday 5 – 1030 (bar will close earlier if no away matches and no members in the club at or after 9pm);

Friday 4-30 – 11pm;

Saturday Noon – 2pm (and as necessary in support of bowls matches);

Sunday (only in support of bowls matches)

Members are reminded that designated parking spaces at the ‘exit’ end of the car park can only be used if vacant after 2pm.

GBA News for October can be found at GBA News – October 18

A birds eye view of Suffolk Square can be seen at

Social news:

For details of upcoming social events visit the Social page

Other information:

Club bowls clothing has now gone on-line at