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18th June

Sad News - Dennis Wishaw has passed away

We have been told of the death of Dennis Wilshaw last Saturday 15th June following a long illness.

Dennis was a valued member of Gloucester Spa who was loyal and supportive to the last, even though he was unable to bowl latterly.

His funeral will be held at Gloucester Crematorium at 12.00 noon on 4th July 2019 and will be followed by a celebration of his life at Old Cryptians Rugby Football Club.

Club members will be most welcome to attend.

22nd March

Parking Permits latest

Derek Taylor will have the new parking permits available to collect (once you have paid your subs!) at the pre-season meeting next Wednesday 27th at 7.00pm.

Please note that existing permits will no longer be valid after 31st March - be warned!

19th March

Sad News - John Hostler has passed away

We have just heard that John,until a few years ago  a longstanding member of this club, has died following a lengthy period when he no longer enjoyed his independence.
John served the club as Secretary for many years and finally put down his bowls in 2005, but he retained his interest until he lost his mobility two years ago.  
For those who played with John over the years, he will be remembered for his warmth, his friendliness and kindness to all, and above all as a real gentleman.

His funeral will take place at Gloucester Crematorium on April 3rd at 1.30pm.  Informal flowers or donations to the Salvation Army via the funeral directors, Cooperative Funeralcare in Barton Street, Gloucester.

18th March

Working Party on Saturday 30th March starting at 9.30

Bring a broom, a fork, shears, or whatever you think might be helpful to prepare our green and the surrounds to make it presentable for the start of the season.
Alan will be there to advise on what needs doing - so come along, meet up with other members (and one or two new ones), have a cuppa and don't forget te elbow grease!  

See you there

6th March

See you at the Pre-season meeting in three weeks time

Well Done to Steve Morgan, Vic Martin and Margaret Green.

Steve has recently attended a Marking Awareness Course at Cotswold Indoor Bowls Club, run by the English Bowls Umpires Association.
By all accounts he thoroughly enjoyed it and gained much useful knowledge about the rules of the sport.
A couple of weeks later Vic Martin and Margaret Green attended a similar course at MidGlos in the company of truly experienced past umpires such as Pam Margrett.  Clearly we can all continue to refresh our skills and learn more.

Parking Permits

New parking permits are now available.  For details of how to obtain your permit, please speak to Derek Taylor on 01684 439962

12th January 2019

Welcome to Leigh Adams, our latest new member, whose membership was approved at last night's committee meeting.
Many of you will already know Leigh who has been bowling for several years in Gloucester, so I'm sure you'll give him a warm welcome.

Pre-season meeting

The 2019 pre-season meeting will be held on 27th March at 7pm in the clubhouse.
It's an opportunity to catch up with people you've maybe not seen for a couple of months, to pay your subscriptions to Pat Poyzer, and to enter competitions.  Full paperwork will be sent out in the next couple of weeks.
See you there!!

2020 Centenary

As some of you may be aware, 2020 will be Gloucester Spa Bowling Club's 100th anniversary and we plan to celebrate such an historic occasion.  The Committee have already put plans in place for some special matches against the Gloucestershire Bowling Association, Bowls England, and Friends of English Bowling; and have made approaches to others.
Do you have any ideas to help the club celebrate our 100th birthday?  Bring them along to the pre-season meeting or share them with a member of the committee.  It's your club - and you're celebration.

30th January 2019

Friday Night Triples League

Guy Harper, who is a member of City, is keen and willing to organise a Friday Night Triples League at City and Spa greens.

If you're interested in putting a team in, or being part of a team, pop down to the club and get your name down on the sheet on the notice board.

We used to host a city-wide league up until a few years ago and it would be good to bring it back as a great opportunity for good bowling in good company.

Let's see if we can help Guy make it happen once more

17th January 2019

Sad News
We have just heard that Wendy Godfrey has passed away at the fine age of 90.  She is succeeded by Frank her devoted husband.
Both were members of Gloucester Spa for many years.

Her funeral is to be held at Christchurch, Abbeydale (opposite Morrisons) on Thursday 31st January at 11.45am.  Donations to Alzeimhers Research

Please let others know who may not have internet access.

15th January 2019

Happy New Year to all our members and their families - and to all our bowling friends who visit our website.

Welcome to Derek Tremeer, our latest new member, whose membership was approved at last night's committee meeting.
Derek and his wife have recently moved to Gloucester from Plymouth, where he was an established local bowler.  We look forward to meeting him on and off the green.

2020 is our Centenary Year !!!

The committee has already begun to prepare for this important milestone in our club history, having established prestigious matches with Bowls England and with Friends of English Bowling (the latter came last season to celebrate Angela Harris' previous presidency of Bowls England and the 10th anniversary of Bowls England)
BUT we'd like your ideas on how else we might celebrate the anniversary, so please have a think now and share your thoughts with friends and the committee.  

Social Evening and Presentations  FRIDAY 7th December

  • live entertainment by The Music Man  (Phil Hambling and Paul Newman)

  • a hot buffet by Ali and Fiona

  • and a silver cup for those who were deserved winners of club competitions


Glevum League CHANGES for 2019

posted 4 Dec 2018, 02:42 by Gloucester Spa   [ updated 4 Dec 2018, 02:43 ]

A few changes have been agreed to the Glevum League for the 2019 season.

  • Only two points will be awarded to the team winning the overall match, and two for each winning rink, making a maximum of 12 points available for each match.

  • Start times are 6.30pm between April and July inclusive and 6.00pm for the remainder of the season

  • Any player arriving after the start time may NOT play and any rink playing short will have shots deducted as usual

  • All match will be played to 21 ends except in September (if any played) when matches will be played to 18 ends.  Normal caveats about poor light etc will apply.


posted 4 Dec 2018, 01:43 by Gloucester Spa   [ updated 17 Jan 2019, 06:30 ]

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