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21/09/2021

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The Freemantle Trophy will be -played this Saturday 25th September, please click here to view the timetable

14/09/2021

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FINALS TIMETABLE

The timetable for the 2021 club competition Finals Weekend can be found by clicking here  

07/09/2021

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BOUNDS TROPHY

The Bounds Trophy will be held this Saturday 11th September, details can be found by clicking  here 

21/08/2021

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AGM 2021

 

The Annual General Meeting will be held in the function room at 1900 hours on Wednesday 17 November 2021.

Motions for discussion and resolution at the meeting must be submitted by 30th September 2021

Motions can be submitted by post to

 G. Horne, 6 Marsh Gardens, Hedge End Southampton S030 2XN, handed to a committee member or email to fpbc1937@yahoo.co.uk

If you wish to nominate yourself or put forward a fellow member with their permission, to serve in one of the positions or to serve on any of the committees, please enter your name or theirs on nomination form located on the internal notice board. All nominations must be backed up by a proposer and seconder.

Nominations must be submitted by 30th September 2021  

Without members putting themselves forward to serve your club, we would find it hard to survive.

 

18/03/2020

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Please see the attached statement from Bowls England, regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

https://www.bowlsengland.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/BE_Coronavirus_001_180320_FINAL.pdf 

 

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30/10/2019

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Please note that the club AGM will be held at 7:00pm 20th November, nominations are required for the following positions:

Treasurer

Secretary

Ladies Captain

Match Secretary

Management Committee members

Team Selectors

Please consider putting yourself forward for one of these positions, the club needs input from all members and CANNOT function unless these positions are filled.

26/09/2019

 

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The Bounds Trophy will be held on Saturday 5th October.

Please be at the clubhouse by 12:00 for a 12:15/12:30 start.  The games will be played on the artificial green.

25/09/2019

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The Freemantle Trophy will be held on Saturday 28th September.

Please be at the clubhouse by 12:00 for a 12:15/12:30 start.

17/09/2019

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The timetable for the Club finals to be held this Saturday 21st September can be found here

06/09/2019

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Freemantle Trophy 28th September

Please note the Freemantle Trophy will be held on Saturday 28th September.

Please see the clubhouse notice board for details and entry form

06/09/2019

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Good luck to Simon Doig in tomorrow's county 2 -wood singles final at Atherley.

20/08/2019

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The Rogers Cup (men's over 60's singles) will be held on Thursday 5th September at 13:00.

The format will be decided on the day.

19/08/2019

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Finals Day Carvery:

There will be a carvery following the club finals on Saturday 21st September. Cost will be £3 a head for members and 1 guest, and £6 a head for further guests.  The weekly draw replacement will be held after the food with 3 prizes of £150, £70 and £40. If anyone is not happy with this then they can let the committee know and have a refund.

 

14/08/2019

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The White Cup (men's singles) will be held on Saturday 17th August at 13:00.

The format will be decided on the day.

14/08/2019

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Well done to Jim Heard, Steve Dowdell, Andy Anderson and Ray Long on

reaching the semi-finals of the National Championships Senior Fours.

They lost by just 1 shot to the eventual winners.

20/07/2019

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Well done to Jim Heard, Steve Dowdell, Andy Anderson and Ray Long on

winning the Bowls Hampshire Senior Fours

10/05/2019

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The draws for the Men's club competitions are now on the notice board

COMPETITION PLAY BY DATES

Please note that the play by dates on the competition draws are MANDATORY. Failure to play or resolve matches by the allocated date may result in both parties being removed from the competition.

The top player in the draw is the challenger and is responsible for booking a rink and getting a marker where necessary. It is, however the responsibility of both parties to ensure that matches are played on time.

If you are unable to play a game on time please contact either Mike Millington or Mike  Wallbridge

 

28/09/2018

 

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The Bounds Trophy will be held on Saturday 29th September.

Please be at the clubhouse by 12:00 for a 12:15 start.  The games will be played on the artificial green.

20/09/2018

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The Freemantle Trophy will be held on Saturday 22nd September.

Please be at the clubhouse by 12:00 for a 12:15 start. A buffet will be available throughout the afternoon.

13/10/2017

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Please note that the club AGM will be held at 7:00pm 15th November, nominations are required for the following positions:

President

Vice President

Secretary

Ladies Captain

Match Secretary

Management Committee members

Please consider putting yourself forward for one of these positions, the club needs input from all members.

 

07/10/2017

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Many thanks to those who helped with the work on the green this morning, a good turn out and proof that many hands make light work!!

Click here for photos.

 

19/09/2017

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The Freemantle Trophy will be held on Saturday 23rd September.

Please be at the clubhouse by 10:15 for a 10:30 start. A buffet will be available throughout the afternoon.

15/09/2017

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Congratulations to the following who won at last weekend's S&D Finals

A. Anderson - Men's Singles

A. Anderson & N. Wood - Benevolent Pairs

A.C. Forrest & C. Puttock - Men's Pairs

R. Walters, J. Kennard, A.B. Forrest & A.C. Forrest Men's Fours

 

14/09/2017

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FINALS DAY TIMETABLE

Please click here for the timetable for this years Finals Day/Weekend

07/09/2017

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Freemantle Trophy 23rd September

Please note the Freemantle Trophy will be held on Saturday 23rd September.

Please see the clubhouse notice board for details and entry form

S&D Finals Weekend

Good luck to our players in the Men's S&D Finals this weekend

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28/08/2107

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ROGERS CUP

The Rogers Cup men’s over 60 singles competition will now be held on Saturday 2nd September at 13:00, members wishing to enter should put their names in the list on the clubhouse notice board.

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04/08/2017

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Congratulations to our men on winning the S&D Championship Division One for the third consecutive year.

Congratulations to Alan C Forrest and Simon Chalke on winning the Men's Pairs in this year's Southampton open Tournament.

28/07/2017

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WHITE CUP

The White Cup men’s singles competition will be held on Saturday 12th August at 13:00, members wishing to enter should put their names in the list on the clubhouse notice board.

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16/07/2017

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Southampton Open Tournament

Markers are required for the Men's Singles games to be played at Fleming Park on Tuesday 1st August at 2:30 pm.

Please see the club house notice board for details.

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13/07/2017

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County Championships

Congratulations to Jim Heard, Alan C Forrest, Andy Anderson and Ray Long on winning the  Men's Senior Fours.

Well done to Alan B Forrest on reaching the last 8 in the Men's Singles.

Well done to Alan B Forrest and Alan C Forrest on reaching the last 8 in the Men's Pairs.

Good luck to Alan and Alan in the finals.

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23/05/2017

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BOUNDS TROPHY

The Bounds Trophy will be held on Saturday 27th May.

Please be at the club by 10:00am to register for a 10:30 start.

The format will be drawn triples a buffet lunch will be provided.

There will be prize money of £100; entry fee will be £5 per person to include playing and lunch.

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20/05/2017

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Please note that bowlers are required for the following friendly games:

Colden Common 4 Mixed Triples (Away) 14:00 Hours Wednesday 31st May

Banister Park 6 Mixed Triples (Away) 14:00 Hours Saturday 3rd June

Woodstock Pilgrims 6 Rinks Men (Home) 14:00 Monday 5th June

If we do not get sufficient players the fixtures may be cancelled and lost for future seasons.

This is your club please support it.

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15/05/2017

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The Bounds Trophy will be held on Saturday 27th May. Please see the entry form on the clubhouse notice board, this will be removed on Thursday 25th.

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01/05/2017

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Please note the Men's and Ladies' Club competitions for 2017 have now been drawn and are available on the website and will shortly be on the appropriate notice boards.  It is the responsibility of both challenger and challenged to ensure that the games are played by the designated play by dates. Failure to play the match by the play by date may result in both parties being eliminated from the competition.

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13/04/2017

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There will be 2 practice matches against Parkside at 18:00 on Thursday 13th April and Tuesday 18th April, these will be followed by a Men's team trial on Thursday 27th April, for more details and to register your attendance please see the notice board in the clubhouse.

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28/03/2017

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The green will open for the new season on Saturday 8th April; there will be a lunch at 13:00 followed by an organised roll-up.

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29/10/2016

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Thanks to everyone who helped applying sand to the green last week as part of the ongoing treatment programme. Pictures can be seen here.

24/09/2016

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FREEMANTLE TROPHY 25th September

Please be at the clubhouse at 10:00 for a 10:30 start.

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15/09/2016

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Please see the Club Competitions pages for the timetable for this season's Finals day.

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Congratulations to Jim Heard, Nick Wood and Andy Anderson on winning the S&D Triples last Sunday.

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03/09/2016

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The Freemantle Trophy will be held on Sunday 25th September followed by a Hog Roast entry fee is £4 per person. See the clubhouse notice board for details and entrants list.

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Markers are required for Finals Day on 17th September especially ladies to mark the Ladies Final. Please contact Mike W or Mike M or put your name on the list on the clubhouse notice board.

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Congratulations to our men's team on winning the S&D Championship for the second year running and congratulations to our ladies on winning the S&DWBA 'C' League.

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19/08/2016

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The Rogers Cup competition for Men over 60 will be held on Saturday 27th August at 13:00 please see the clubhouse notice board for details and entry list.

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Congratulations to Diana Farrow on reaching the semi-finals of the Hampshire Ladies Unbadged Singles this will be played on Monday 22nd August at Banister Park.

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Please note the White Cup (Men's Single) will be held at 13:00 on Saturday 6th August, details are on the Notice Board in the clubhouse.

 

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Congratulations to our President Alan Forrest Senior on winning the Men's Singles at the Southampton Open Bowls Tournament; a tremendous achievement.

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Congratulations to Alan are also due for reaching the National Finals of the Senior Men's Singles.

 

County Championships

Congratulations to the following who reached the last eights in this year's county championships.

Andy Anderson - Men's Singles

Stuart Hayes & Martin Rowell - Men's Pairs

Adam Smith, Alan B Forrest and Alan C Forrest Men's Triples

Stuart Hayes, Jim Heard, Steve Dowdell and Andy Poole Men's Fours