Congratulations to Geoff Wilkins and Lee Peacock. After successful trials, both were selected for the Gloucestershire Middleton Cup Team for the game against Hereford at Eastnor on Sat 30th May.
After a convincing 20 - 2 win for Gloucestershire both Lee and Geoff keep their places for the visit of Devon on 6th June at Frampton.
Roy Burnett, Paul Hughes and John G. Wood will contest the Final of the Gloucestershire County Triples against a GB Britton trio. They qualify for a trip to Worthing in August for the Nationals.
After a comprehensive defeat of G B Britton on Sunday 19th July at Henleaze Bowling Club, Bristol Greenbank will once again contest the Gloucestershire County Cup at Cheltenham Spa on Sunday 30th August. They will meet Cam Mills who qualify for the Finals day after Stroud B.C. could not raise a team!!!!
After a nail biteing finish in the Semis Greenbank went down by 3 shots. The afternoon did not bring a change of fortune losing to Gloucester City by 10 shots. Jeff Lowdens rink was the best of the bunch winning AM and PM.
Gloucestershire County President Brian Smith presents the Fourth Place Shield to Jeff Lowden.
Bristol North East League Cup
A victory over Kingswood & Hanham on all three rinks at G B Britton on Mon 10th August gives Bristol Greenbank the opportunity to defend last years title against Eastville Bowling Club. The Final will take place at B A C BAWA on Tues 18th August 2009.
The North East League Cup is retained for another season after the win against a good Eastville side.
Team (L to R): Harry Evered, Barry Major, Brian Thomas, Colin Keefe, Mike Keating, Steve Andrews, Martin Curry, John Wood, Rex Amos, Geoff Wilkins, Wally Cifford, Pete Bennett, Barry Avery
President Brian Smith presents the Cup to Mike Keating.
Ladies "B" Team
Congratulations to the Ladies "B" Team who made sure of winning division three after taking a 14 points haul from their last two away games against Henbury and Begbrook Green. The ladies won ten of their twelve fixtures, drew one and lost one to score 77 points out of a possible 96.
North East Bristol Bowls League Finals
Congratulations to John Ind and Graham Hudd on winning the Pairs against Dave Hall from Page Park B.C..
Well done to Gerry Coffield, John Ind, Dave Bennett and Graham Hudd on winning the Fours against John Horsteads rink from G.B.Britton. With the score 21-6 after 14 ends the teams shook hands.
City and County of Bristol Competitions
John Wood and Jeff Lowden beat Frank Maud and BJ Smith of Yate B.C. 21 - 19 in the Semi-Final of the Pairs to qualify for the Final againts Ian Kennedy and Allen Watson at Bristol B.C. on Saturday 19th September.
Jeff Lowden, Paul Hughes, P Bennett and John Wood beat Matt Hook, Andy Wright, Andy Hoyles and Steve Secker of Portishead R.B.L in the Semi-Final of the Fours and qualify for the Final at Bristol B.C. on Sunday 20th September. It was a remarkable turn round in a game that appeared to have slipped away. At 15 ends the Portishead boys were 20 - 8 up and well in control. After winning the jack, Jeff Lowden bowled a short length in an effort to change things. Change they did, Greenbank went on to win the game 21 - 20 after an extra end. They meet Danny Nutt's Bristol rink in the Final.
Report on the Finals to follow.
Jeff Lowden and John Wood win the Pairs.
Jeff Lowden, Paul Hughes, Pete Bennett and John Wood beat Danny Nutt's rink to win the Fours. On the 20th end Greenbank were five shot up (24-19) and then dropped a five. The extra end was close but Paul Hughes drew the shot that was not bettered and proved to be the winner for Greenbank.
Former member Alan Walsh still has many close friends within Bristol Greenbank. Alan entered the Internaional Visually Handicapped Bowlers B1 Single Competition (B1 is totaly blind). He played and won five matches over two days to win the title. It is of no surprise to many because during his time at our club he continued to amaze club members and opponents with his accuracy. Well done Alan from all your friends at Bristol Greenbank.
Congratulations to the Bristol & District "A" team on their victory over Avonmouth Bowling club at Henleaze to win the Lloyd Trophy. After a tight first few end Greenbank took control and won on all three rinks. Avonmouth (a third division team) were the surprise team of the early rounds beating Bristol B.C on their way to the final. Well done to both teams.
County Two Rink Finals at Cotswold Bowls Club 12th September 2010
Greenbank Bowls Club along with Wotton under Edge, Frampton on Severn and Cheltenham Whaddon travelled to Cotswold Bowls Club on Sunday for the semi finals and finals of the County Two Rink Cup.
We played Wotton under Edge in a closely fought game in the morning, ending in a win by 2 shots for us, 1 winning rink and 1 losing rink. Cheltenham Whaddon secured their place in the final with a win over Frampton on Severn.
The semi final team consisted of rink (1) Robin Glass, Mike Keating, Gerry Coffield & Geoff Wilkins, rink (2) Graham Hudd, Lee Peacock, John Ind & Pete Bennett.
In the final against Cheltenham Whaddon a couple of changes were made, namely Robin decided to step down and was replaced with Chris Lowden and Lee and John changed places, with Lee going to three and John to two.
Again it was a very closely fought game ending with a win by 7 shots for Greenbank!!!
It must be pointed out that it was a superb team effort in both matches that led to Greenbank becoming County Two Rink Champions and a big thank you should go the Dave Bennett and Steve Andrews who came as travelling reserves and have both been an important part of the team in the previous games.
I must point out that the facilities at Cotswold are superb, especially the bowls green, a worthy venue for a County finals.
Winning the County Two Rink along with the Lloyd Cup has made this a very successful and satisfying season for Greenbank.
Richard Turvey, John Ind & Gerry Coffield –selectors.
Warners Champion of Champions 2010
The Warners Leisure Hotels hold a series of bowls breaks in the winter months at their four venues.
For many years members from Greenbank have entered fours in the March tournament. It is not unusual for a Greenbank four to win this event and be invited back for the Champion of Champions tournament.
This year was no exception. David Bailey, Chris Lowden, Steve Andrews and Gerry Coffield qualified for the finals in October. The foursome cheered on by their wives won the £3000 first prize together with the Champion of Champions trophy. The presentation was made by English International Andy Thompson.
Promotion for Bristol Greenbank Ladies "A" team
The Greenbank Ladies "A" team, who won promotion to the Bristol Ladies league First division as Champions, are seen below with their Trophy and Certificate.
The successful 2010 season saw them Win 10, Draw 2 and Loose 2 to finish top with 87 points out of a possible 112.
Well done Ladies.