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Latest news as at 15 June:


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Well done Finley & Lee Williamson and Max Macky & David Heath reaching the GBA Pairs Championship Quarter-finals to be played Monday 21st June, 18:15 at Cotswold BC. (Semi-finals at Cam Mills on Friday 25th)

Stroud A: Kevin Harper/Jeff Russell (Falcon) v Cheltenham A: Finley/Lee Williamson (Cheltenham)

Gloucester A: Dave Bennett/Steve Allsopp (Gloucs City) v Bristol A: Chris Blake/Ian Gauld (Olveston)

Bristol B: Tom Ireland/Joe Hibbard (Page Park) v Cheltenham B: M Macky/D Heath (Cheltenham)

Stroud B: Alan Norris/Phil Beames (Cam MIlls) v Gloucester B: Paul Nelmes/Jon Horrill (Barnwood)

Other dates for your diary.

BE Tony Allcock Trophy  O60 Mixed Double Rink Wednesday 16 June v Glos Coop home 6pm

BE Men’s Double Rink at Fairford 6pm Thursday 17 June

GBA Ladies Inter-Club Saturday 19 June v Tewkesbury Home/Away 2pm

Stroud Bowling Club’s green in Stratford Park, following considerable remedial efforts by the club and their greens staff, has now been thoroughly retested by a member of the GBA Greens Committee and proved to be up to the required quality on all six rinks away from the clubhouse and may be used for all official competitions and matches forthwith.

Cheltenham v Moreton in Marsh on Sat 19 June Away

The club is seriously short of players for the above fixture. If you would like to play and can play, and do not already have your name on the list, then please phone David Bromley on 07484222546. Thank you.

BE Men’s Top Club Saturday 12 June Home v Ardagh (Bristol) 6pm. Cheltenham win on all 5 disciplines and play at Tewkesbury in the next round.

BE Ladies Top Club Sunday 13 June 2pm at Bishop’s Cleeve. Cheltenham win on 3 disciplines and lose on 1 and play and play Barnwood or Glos Coop in the next round

Other weekend results:

Oxford C&C were the visitors on Saturday. The Ladies shared the honours with Oxford, winning one rink and losing one rink. Although losing 76-79 the men had a reasonable result given the recent history of this fixture. In the evening the men had a comfortable win against Bristol Ardagh in the Top Club.
Sunday saw the A team lose narrowly at home to Gloucester City 34-36 in the GCBL. James Fitzgerald winning 21-14 and Stuart Hodges losing 21-13. The B team won on both rinks at Stroud. David Heath winning 31-12 and Richie Purser 21-12.

Club Competitions. Last call for nominations for Ladies Championship,  Ladies Handicap Singles and the Ladies 2 Wood Singles. Come along ladies; these competitions may be cancelled if no more entries received. 

The Management Committee will meet on Tuesday to assess the implications of Step 4 changes to be announced on Monday.

North Glos League. Cheltenham win on all rinks v Bishop’s Cleeve last Thursday at Suffolk Square.

MMX Matches. We have  a team for the match away at Tewkesbury next Wednesday and have also had a good response for our home match against Barnwood. However, the numbers for our away games at Fairford and Overbury are rather low. Members can either sign the availability sheets on the notice board, or email or phone Peter Jones  [email protected] or 07905742729

Social event: If you want to play Boules at Sandford Park on 24th June please contact Peter Jones at [email protected] or 07905742729 More names required.

Clothing  supplier Silverfx have gone into liquidation. We are trying to source a new supplier. A reminder that the club keep a small supply of standard CLUB SHIRTS Size 38-50 Men 14-20 Ladies. Contact Margaret Merry at [email protected] for further information.

100 CLUB winners for June are:

£10.00. number. 43. Neville Capper
£15.00. number. 72. David Heath
£25.00. number. 79. Morag Notman
£50.00. number. 28. David Bromley

Please support your club.  The 100 CLUB restarts on 1 July. Members wishing to renew their membership can do so for a single payment of £25 per number purchased for the year. The prizes are 4 each month ( £10, £15, £25 and £50) totalling £100 plus £100 on each of the Opening and Closing of the Greens and £200 at Christmas with all profits going to the running of the Club. 100 Club membership renewals can be paid by cash or card at the bar, or by bacs payment (details HSBC 401709 01307150 please reference NAME & 100 club). The draw is not restricted to 100 members so new bowling and social members are welcome and encouraged to join (contact Campbell McColl at [email protected] or Phil Jones at [email protected] ) who will allocate draw numbers on 1 July.

CLUBHOUSE REOPENING In accordance with Government Step 3 easements the following guidelines refer to Clubhouse reopening 17May and Snooker room reopening 17 May

BAR HOURS for June:

4-30 to 10pm  Monday to Thursday; 4-30 to 10-30pm Friday; Saturday Noon – 2pm
Hours will be extended to cover fixtures and may be adjusted daily at the discretion of the Steward to take account of weather and support.  

The snooker room will once again be closed during bowls matches when the room is used for overflow changing.  A list of these fixtures will be posted in the snooker room.

CLUB TOUR is going ahead if Step 4 restrictions are lifted on 21 June. £10 deposit required to secure a seat.   Payment can be made by cash, cheque (made out to Cheltenham BC) or card at the bar or by bacs (reference NAME and TOUR). There is still space for anyone wanting to join the tour. If interested contact Campbell at [email protected]

This fundraising idea from BE may be worth pursuing.  Thanks to Tony and Chris Wardle for investigating further.

Members are requested to keep an eye out for each other, especially those members who may live on their own. Any problems should be brought to the attention of our Safeguarding Officers (George Bevan: – 07740-432111, Mike Whitmarsh: – 07785-513200, Jude Vidler: – 01242-603430) or a member of the committee.