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Club News

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Presentation Evening, November 17th 2023

Following a fabulous curry, courtesy of the Food Fairies, trophies were presented to those successful finalist who attended the evening. 

Club Finals Weekend 2023

Congratulations to everyone who took part and thanks to the organisers and markers. Also, many thanks to the club members who came along to support the contestants.


Anniversary Triples:Glynis Pease, Sue Harding & Jacqui Wood 24 VS Gail Jesse, Ann Gray & Carol Brooks 25

Benevolent Triples: Mark/David/LiamHancock 24 VS Keith Jones/Steve Giles/Pete Curtis 8

Novices' Cup: Debbie Dobson 21 VS Amanda Ward 16

Venn Cup: Mark Cole 14 VS Stephen Manley 21

100 Points: Rod Gray 102 VS Noel Butler 68

Club Championship: Jacqui Wood 20 VS Ann Gray 21

Carling Cup: Tom Clough 21 VS Andy Knapper 7

2 Wood: Mark Clisby 9 VS Scott Winskill 16

A & E Bridges: Rod Gray 16 VS Ann Gray 21

3 Wood: Aubrey Merry 17 VS Andy Knapper 14

Emmie Grant: Stephen Manley 9 VS Dave Freeman 21

Dora Oster: Rod & Ann Gray 15 VS R Dempsey & G Pease 16

2 Wood: Sue Harding 16 VS JulieMerry 15

Handicap: Aubrey Merry 21 VS Andy Knapper 14

2 Wood Pairs: A Collins & D W Emberson 10 VS Pete Curtis & Keith Jones 20

Drawn Pairs: Mark Cole & Noel Butler 16 VS Rod Gray & Richard West 13

Drawn Pairs: Y Jones & M Sadler 17 VS Ann Gray & Jacqui Wood 13

Fiztroy Triples August 28th 2023

The weather stayed fair for the Fitzroy Triples Round-Robin afternoon. It was a great afternoon's bowling, with many treams in contention. However, the winning team, with a 20 shot margin, was Mike Sumpter, Debbie Dobson and Dave Miles (pictured right).

After playing, everyone enjoyed sandwiches and cakes.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon!

Invitation 2 Wood Pairs 2023

This was a very successful event.

The weather was good, the bowls entertaining and the refreshments were of a very high standard.

Thanks go to all who competed, attended and, of course, worked so hard to ensure the day ran smoothly.

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White Rose Trophy

Bekshire U25 v Surrey

The U25 Berkshire beat Surrey 46-39 at Thatcham BC on 28th May.

The team included no less that 3 Tilehurst bowlers: Carlos Lali, Ryan Lali and Max Finnie.

Many congratulations to them both for their selection and contribution to the team's win.

The area finals against Kent will be on June 11th in Horsham. Good luck to them!

Read the full story on the Berkshire Bowls website here.

County Senior Fours Quarter Final: 29th May 2023

Commiserations to Nigel Cabeldu, Ray Clark, David Freeman and Richard West who were narrowly beaten (20-10) by Hagbourne. The game took place at Desborough Bowling Club.

Club Presentation Evening-Saturday October 29th 2022

This was a very enjoyable evening with many of the competition winners present to collect their trophies: well done to all of them. Also,many thanks to John Wood for organising the competitions and to Jane Howman and Gaye Staker for the food.

Other competition winners were:

Julie Merry: Alf & Ella Cup; Andy Knapper: Men's Handicap; Aubrey Merry: Men's 3 Wood; Andy Knapper: Carling Cup; Liam, David & Mark Hancock: Benevolent Triples; Andy Knapper & Scot Winskill: Men's 2 Wood Pairs

Monday Night Triples Final

Images from the final won by John Engelfield, Jenny Crowther and Rob Parks.

The last end was played by torchlight as the club floodlights packed up!

Pictures by David Miles

Tilehurst win Twilight Trophy

In a closely fought contest, Tilehurst overcame a 34 shot deficit to win the second round of the match153-81. This made the aggregate score:Tilehurst 228-Trentham 190.

Well done to the team who ended the season on a very positive note. The picture on the right shows Wednesday/Sunday Captain Steven Rosser with the trophy.

On Thursday 18th August, members enjoyed a session on marking taken by Paul Melhuish & Mike Staker, supported by David Miles. The session was arranged by Bob Kiddle.

Two Wood Pairs competition-Sunday 3rd July

This was a fantastic day with great support from our club members and with a greast field of competitiors, who entertained the spectators with a skilful display of precision bowling.

Thanka go to the club sponsors and the companies who contributed to an incredible raffle.

The final was a great spectacle battled out by two Reading BC pairs, with Simon Jones and Robert Newman prevailing by 1 shot against Darren Holder and Alan Symondson.

The plate final was won by Reading BC- Craig Shaw and Gary Stacey against West Ealing pair Jay Head and Paul Wilsher.

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County Top Club Competition

Congratulation to the ladies' team who continued their progress through the County Top Club competition to reach the final.

On Saturday 11th June they beat Royal Household in a closely-fought contest at Wokingham Club.

The final, against Suttons, will be at 10:00 at Tilehurst on Sunday 7th August.

Good luck ladies!

Try Bowls Afternoon - Saturday 28th May

This was a well-attended event, with a number of visitors being introduced to the game. The helpers did an excellent job and the warm sunshine and open bar helped as well.

Eric Eeels Triples: Monday May 2nd.

This was an very successful and well-organised afternoon, with everyone enjoying the bowls and the BBQ in the warm sunshine. Congratulations to the winning triple: (L-R) Gary Burnett, Glynis Pease and David Miles.

Queen's Jubilee Celebrations Thursday 2nd June

A thoroughly good time was had by all, thanks to the hard work put in by the organisers.

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