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  • Safe club status

    Safe club status

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    As shown on the attached tweet, 9 Dorset short mat clubs now have achieved "Safe Club Status". The three Keyneston club members w...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 4 Oct 20
  • Masked Robbers invade Torquay

    Masked Robbers invade Torquay

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Francis Dennett and Robin Evans last played a competitive short mat game for Tarrant Keyneston Robbers against the Ensbury Eagles on the fir...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 25 Sep 20
  • 2020-2021 season over before it starts?

    2020-2021 season over before it starts?

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Yesterday PM Boris Johnson addressed the nation about new Covid-19 measures, which are being introduced for "up to six months". T...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 23 Sep 20
  • Three other Dorset clubs join the Bishops

    Three other Dorset clubs join the Bishops

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    We recently reported that BISHOPS CAUNDLE were the first short mat club in the country to be granted "Safe Bowls Status" for th...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 12 Sep 20
  • A LONG AWAITED UPDATE, AND A LITTLE SPECULATION…

    A LONG AWAITED UPDATE, AND A LITTLE SPECULATION…

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Hello, TK short matters. Almost six months after the 2019-2020 season staggered to (possibly) an early close, here is some up to date inf...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 8 Sep 20
  • THURSDAY PRACTICE NIGHTS CANCELLED

    THURSDAY PRACTICE NIGHTS CANCELLED

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    You will not be surprised to learn that our Thursday practice nights have been cancelled with immediate effect. Although the Blackmore Vale...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 18 Mar 20
  • BLACKMORE VALE CUP CANCELLATION AND OTHER UPDATES

    BLACKMORE VALE CUP CANCELLATION AND OTHER UPDATES

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    As most of you will already know, because of concerns about the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the BLACKMORE VALE CUP has been postponed....

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 15 Mar 20
  • DORSET LEAGUE SUSPENDED

    DORSET LEAGUE SUSPENDED

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    The Dorset League have now issued a statement regarding the current concerns over the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). With effect from ...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 15 Mar 20
  • February round up

    February round up

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    The Robbers travelled to Poole Park Swans for the first match in February, but were unable to leave behind the poor away form shown in Janua...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 29 Feb 20
  • 2019-2020 Singles champions

    2019-2020 Singles champions

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    The club 2019-2020 singles competitions were held on Saturday 15th February. Twelve players entered, with six ladies and six gents taking p...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 16 Feb 20
  • January 2020 round up

    January 2020 round up

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    The new year was not always a happy one for the club. The Kops started very brightly, but in what was very much a month of two halves, they ...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 2 Feb 20
  • Bowls on 23rd January? Oh no, there isn't!

    Bowls on 23rd January? Oh no, there isn't!

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Just a reminder to everyone that there will be no short mat club night on THURSDAY 23rd JANUARY 2020. This is because the Village Hall is b...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 18 Jan 20
  • TK competition day - singles

    TK competition day - singles

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    The club have booked the Village Hall for a singles competition on SATURDAY 15th FEBRUARY. Further details will be available nearer the tim...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 16 Jan 20
  • County triples - a lesson in never conceeding a shot!

    County triples - a lesson in never conceeding a shot!

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Just a week after Peter and Sally's excellent performance in the county Over 55 Pairs competition, two triples from Tarrant Keyneston co...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 12 Jan 20
  • Happy new year for Peter and Sally at Over 55 Pairs

    Happy new year for Peter and Sally at Over 55 Pairs

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Saturday, 4th January saw the first short mat competition of 2020, when the Dorset Members and National Qualifiers Over 55 Pairs tournament ...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 5 Jan 20
  • December round up

    December round up

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    The Kops started the new month with the short trip to Charlton Marshall in Division 2 of the Blackmore Vale League. The host club has a new...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 20 Dec 19
  • We'll be back!

    We'll be back!

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    We'll be back! After the Christmas and New Year break that is.... Thursday January 9th, to be precise. See you then! Have a great Chri...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 12 Dec 19
  • Club closed on 19th December

    Club closed on 19th December

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Please note that there will be no practice evening on Thursday, 19th December. This is because we will all be stuffing our faces at the ann...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 7 Dec 19
  • TK competition day

    TK competition day

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Saturday 30th November was the day of the 2019 Open Pairs and Eddie Ellery Rose Bowl triples competition. Twelve players entered, and the e...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 1 Dec 19
  • November 2019 round up (part two)

    November 2019 round up (part two)

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Tuesday November 19th saw the Robbers return to West Moors just five days after being beaten 6-0 by the Kestrels. This time we faced the Bad...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 28 Nov 19
  • Vintage photos

    Vintage photos

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Sally Burton, a resident of Tarrant Keyneston and long time member of TKSMBC, has supplied a couple of photos from the club's past. The...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 18 Nov 19
  • November 2019 round up (part one)

    November 2019 round up (part one)

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans and Steve Clayton

    November is a busy month for fixtures, so we have decided to split our round up into two parts. Last month we reported that in five Dorset ...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 15 Nov 19
  • Club competition details

    Club competition details

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    We are holding a club competition day at Tarrant Keyneston Village Hall on Saturday 30th November. All members are invited to attend. The f...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 7 Nov 19
  • October 2019 round up

    October 2019 round up

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    The Kops kicked off their season on 8th October with a home match against Wool Spinners in Division 1 of the Dorset League. The fours lost b...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 31 Oct 19
  • TK in TQ

    TK in TQ

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    A party of 14 arrived in Torquay on Friday 20th September, comprising of 10 Tarrant Keyneston bowlers, a couple of bowlers from other Dorset...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 30 Sep 19
  • Wool Jumpers fall at first hurdle

    Wool Jumpers fall at first hurdle

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Wool Jumpers have withdrawn from Division 5 of the Dorset League. This leaves 8 teams in the division, with the Robbers now looking forward...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 30 Sep 19
  • Torquay update

    Torquay update

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Today was the final day for the bulk of the short mat bowlers at the TLH Autumn Short Mat Festival. Tonight saw the final rounds of the Pai...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 26 Sep 19
  • Further success for Tarrant Clayton.....

    Further success for Tarrant Clayton.....

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    The weekend part of the TLH Autumn Short Mat Festival, which ran from Friday to Monday, ended this morning. In addition to Sally and Richar...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 23 Sep 19
  • Tanners friendlies arranged

    Tanners friendlies arranged

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    On Thursday 10th October we will be hosting a friendly match against the Tanners. Two weeks later, on 24th October, we shall visit them at ...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 13 Sep 19
  • TLH Autumn Short Mat Festival 2019

    TLH Autumn Short Mat Festival 2019

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    At the end of next week a number of Tarrant Keyneston players will be making their way to Torquay to take part in the 2019 TLH Autumn Short ...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 13 Sep 19
  • Eddie Ellery Rose Bowl Winners

    Eddie Ellery Rose Bowl Winners

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    For the 2018-2019 season, this event took the format of a triples competition. Round robin group games were followed by a knock-out stage. ...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 10 Sep 19
  • Winless week

    Winless week

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Steve Clayton and Robin Evans

    After a successful start to November, with both KOPS and ROBBERS winning their first two games, the last week has proved rather more difficu...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 19 Nov 17
  • Maximum points against Westonians

    Maximum points against Westonians

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Sherborne Westonians travelled to Keyneston to take on the Robbers on Friday evening. The match was a bit of a rollercoaster, with the Robb...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 11 Nov 17
  • Opponents unbeaten run wool and truly ended!

    Opponents unbeaten run wool and truly ended!

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Steve Clayton

    The Kops entertained Wool in a Dorset League Division 1 match at the Anne Biddlecombe Hall on Tuesday evening. The Fours line-up of Stuart ...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 11 Nov 17
  • SIXPENNY HANDLEY DOUBLE HEADER

    SIXPENNY HANDLEY DOUBLE HEADER

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Back in August when the Blackmore Vale fixtures were arranged, representatives from each of the teams were divided into five separate groups...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 4 Nov 17
  • October round up

    October round up

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Both Tarrant Keyneston teams played four league games during October, but it was not the best of starts for either of our sides. The KOPS&n...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 30 Oct 17
  • The TK Gang in Torquay

    The TK Gang in Torquay

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    The six members of the Kops pictured on their recent trip to the Short Mat Festival in Torquay. From left to right: Sally Burton, Stuart Cl...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 6 Oct 17
  • Definitely A Game Of Two Halves!

    Definitely A Game Of Two Halves!

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    The Robbers kicked off their season on Wednesday night with a trip over the border into Somerset to take on The Hawthorns in Division 5 of t...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 6 Oct 17
  • Keeping success in the family!

    Keeping success in the family!

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    The TLH Bowling Autumn Short Mat Festival was held in Torquay from 22nd to 29th September, and some of the Tarrant Keyneston Kops travelled ...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 30 Sep 17
  • President's Cup

    President's Cup

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC started the 2017/18 season by sending seven players to contest the Dorset League President's Cup, which was held ...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 10 Sep 17
  • Fixture list Merry-go-round

    Fixture list Merry-go-round

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Another change to the Robbers Dorset League Division 5 schedule sees the away match at Poole Park Swans switched from Sunday 8th October to ...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 28 Aug 17
  • Fixture change for the Robbers

    Fixture change for the Robbers

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    Due to a clash with a Dorset county game, Crossways have had to move our Dorset League Division 5 fixture from 26th November. We will now b...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 22 Aug 17
  • 2016/2017 Round Up

    2016/2017 Round Up

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    The 2016/2017 league season saw mixed fortunes for the KOPS. In the Dorset League they achieved promotion as runners-up in Division 2, so w...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 11 Aug 17
  • Child Okeford friendly

    Child Okeford friendly

    Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Article by: Robin Evans

    With a few weeks still to go until the start of the new league season, eight players from Tarrant Keyneston travelled to Child Okeford to en...

    Tarrant Keyneston SMBC   |  
    Posted: 11 Aug 17