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Gloucestershire Bowling Association Annual Presentation Luncheon   Sunday 20th October 2019

This is a last call for anyone who would like to attend the County Luncheon and prizegiving at Hatherley Manor Hotel.

Tickets are £23 but the club committee always funds the equvalent value of two tickets which is shared between those who go.

It's a prestigious occasion when the successes of both individuals and teams across the county are celebrated, so why not share the occasion with others?

If you need more details about the menu choice and how to book your seat, please contact Gill Fry or Sally Hall.

Closing date for booking is 25th September absolute latest, so do it today!

Finals Day  8th September

Come along and support the finalists on Saturday 7th and Sunday  8th September.

Programme as follows:



2.00 pm


Derek Tremeer & Chris Prosser   v   Sandy Kinghorn & Gill Fry

Please support this game - Thank you













10.00 am


Gill Fry   v   Paul Phelpstead


Ladies 2 Wood Singles

10.00 am


Chris Prosser  v  Jackie Phelpstead


Mens 2 Wood Singles

10.00 am


Daniel Prosser  v   Alan Dunn


Senior Citizens

10.00 am


Roger Fry   v   Derek Tremeer



12.30 pm approx

John Hostler

1.45 pm


Derek Tremeer   v  Jackie Phelpstead


Ladies 4 Wood

1.45 pm


Chris Prosser   v   Gill Fry


Mens 4 Wood

1.45 pm


Mike Prosser   v   Sandy Kinghorn


Tea/Coffee/Bar Drink plus any remaining food


Door Fobs

The door entry system we use needs to be updated as a matter of urgency.  In particular, we cannot issue any more fobs (whether to new members or as replacements) until we have a complete record of all the fobs in existence and who they belong to.

So  ..... you will need to have your existing door fob checked so that we can compile an accurate register of fob holders.

For convenience, this will be done on two separate days.  Every member will have to attend on one of those days at the club to get their fob checked.

Please look out for advice on when those fob days will be.

Quiz Nights

Regular quiz nights will be running again this winter, so if you're an expert on soap operas, sport, politics (?) or the world of celebrities, why not enter a team.

Check on the noticeboard and get a few friends to join you and, hey presto, you've got a team.

Go for it and have fun to boot.

Your Club Needs You   

A Nomination form is on the notice board - and it needs your name on it standing for one of the positions to help the club run smoothly.

Even if you've never held a position like this before, there are plenty of those with previous experience who will be able to help you.

Neither Roger nor Gill are standing next year for Club and Ladies captains respectively, so those are two roles that need to be filled.

Go on - step up and do your bit for the club.

Dates for your Diary

Presentation and Social Evening 16th November

Please come with friends and family to celebrate another season's bowling and enjoy each other's company.  
Food by Ali and Fiona, and entertainment by the Westbrook Singers.

Tickets are just £10 - see Pat Poyzer or Angela Furhuraire.

Pre-Christmas Social Evening Friday 13th December

An evening with Forest of Dean Band starting at 7.00 pm.  Come along and enjoy a few Christmas songs and nibbles.

Speak to Alan Dunn for details

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!

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.

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.

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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