Royal British Legion (Farnborough) Bowls Club
History of Club
The Royal British Legion was formed in 1929.
Harold Powell was our most prestigious member, in 1958 he became Men's National Singles Champion, in 1975 with partners, Geoff Kirby and W. Stewert were the Men's National Triples Champions.in 1966 they were Runners up in the Men's National Triples Championship they lost to Clevedon Bowls Club who could of possibly had the Great David Bryant as an opponent.
Harold was an international player in the years of 1959, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970 (Captain)
The RBL when playing in the A & D. Premier League were Winners in 1937, 1942,1958,1959,1960,1961 and the last time 1968.
Royal British Legion Bowls - "National Finals" RINKS played at Paddington.
Winners 1980 J.O' Hara - R.Short - W. Stewart - H. Powell
Runners up. 1979 K. Oliver - R. Short - W.Stewart - H. Powell .
Runners up. 1981 R. Garwell - J. O' Hara - W.Stewart - H.Powell
Now we come to the Aldershot & District League.
Singles Championship - W. J. Campbell 1934 / 1936 / 1939 / 1941 / 1942 / 1944 / 1948.
E. J. Eggar 1940 / 1943 A.S. Dexter 1947. W.J.Winchester 1954. A. Ashworth 1961 / 1962
H. Powell 1951 / 1952 / 1955 / 1959 / 1964 /1965 / 1966
Champion of Champions Singles W.Stewart 1965. H. Powell 1966.
Pairs Champions S.H. Dexter & W.J. Campbell 1931. W. Winchester & H. Powell 1952 / 1953
A. M. Swann & W.J. Campbell 1959 / 1960 W. Lee & H. Powell 1965. W Winchester & E.C. Websell 1966 / 1953
E.C. Websell & H. Powell 1969
Triples Champions. W.Cowley, W. Winchester & H. Powell 1951 / 1953 J.T. Thomas J. Green & A.D. Hills 1956
G.H. Rowell, W. Winchester & H. Powell 1958 J.T. Thomas, A.D. Hills & A.A. Ashworth 1959
E.C. Websell, W. Winchester & H.Powell 1961 R. George, A Ashworth & H. Powell 1964
E.C. Websell, A. Ashworth & H. Powell 1966 / 1967 W. Stewart, E.C. Websell & H. Powell 1970
G. Kirby, W. Stewart & H. Powell 1977 / 1980
Rinks Champions. A.H. Brown, S.H. Dexter, H,H. Waldron & W.J. Campbell 1931
E. Paice, A.B. Chubb, E.H. Egger & W.J. Campbell 1938 / 1939 W. Winchester, G. Rowell, W. Cowley & H. Powell 1953
A.D. Hills, A. Ashworth, W. Winchester & H. Powell 1958 R. George, E. Websell, A. Ashworth & H. Powell 1965
G. Kirby, B. Galfskiy, G. Rowley & K. Oliver 1969 G. Kirby, G. Owen, W. Savory & K.Oliver 1971
W. Stewart, B. Galfskiy, W. Winchester & H. Powell 1972 W. Stewart, B. Galfskiy, G. Rowley & H. Powell 1974
W. Stewart, J. O'Hara, G. Kirby & H. Powell 1978
Two Wood Triples Champions W. Stewart, G. Rowley & H. Powell 1973 G. Kirby, W. Stewart & H. Powell 1975 /1978
Coventry Cup Winners - 1964 / 1965 / 1967 / 1968 / 1969 / 1971 / 1979 & 1984.
It has been a great pleasure going back through the Records of the Royal British Legion (Farnborough) Bowls Club.
But it would be even greater if in the future we could have winning individuals. So PLEASE step forward and put the Legion
in a winning trend.