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Club Success 2013-2014

The Ladies "B" league team ended their season with a resounding 8 - 0 win against Redland Ladies at Redland in Division 3 of the Bristol Ladies League.

The win means that they finish their fine season as Champions.

The team won 11 and lost two of the 13 games they played and with one game cancelled by the opposition they managed a very healthy 88 points out of a possible 112.

North East Bristol Bowling League Finals Day

Steve Andrews rink have qualified for the Fours Final at BAC (BAWA) on Sunday 1st September at 10.30 am. They will meet a four entered by Ian Curtis (Olveston). If you are in the area pop along and give some vocal support.


A closely fought final had both teams tying 15 shots all after the allotted 17 ends on a challenging rink.

Greenbank won the toss for the extra end and gave the mat to Olveston. As the skips went to the mat Greenbank were holding three shots. Neither skip changed the head with their first woods. The Olveston skip delivered his last running wood to perfection and the jack ended up off the side of the rink, causing a dead end. After the jack was reset the Olveston front two packed the head with good woods that Greenbank were unable to better leaving Olveston the winners.

Gerry Coffield, Pete Bennett, Steve Andrews and Chris Lowden pictured with The City and County of Bristol Bowling Association President D Robertson after the game.

City and County of Bristol Finals

A second fours final of the season beckons for Chris Lowden, Steve Andrews, Pete Bennett and Gerry Coffield when they meet an Ian Bell four from Knowle Bowling Club in the City and County finals at Bristol Bowling Club on Saturday 14th September at 10.00 am.

A semi-final victory over a Tim Hughes four from GB Britton of 22 - 14 eased them into finals day.

I am sure that a few friendly faces amongst the spectators will be very welcome for Gerry's four.


Chris, Steve, Pete and Gerry finished a great season as a four by winning the City and County fours championship final 22 - 11 after 20 ends at Bristol.

Gerry Coffield, Pete Bennett, Steve Andrews and Chris Lowden pictured with The City and County of Bristol Bowling Association President D Robertson after the game.

Gloucestershire County Bowls League

Promotion to the first division of the County Bowls League was secure before the last game of the season against Royal Forest of Dean. Despite losing 0 - 6 at the Forest Greenbank celebrated promotion by finishing as runners-up just three points behind Tewkesbury by winning 5 of the 7 games.


The Ken Griffin Mixed Pairs

The first County Mixed Pairs competition organised by Peter Langley in memory of Ken Griffin (a much respected past County President) had the finals day at Barnwood on Saturday 28th September. Pairs from all over the County played initially in their respective sections with each section winner playing on the finals day. Greenbank entered three pairs which included Sue Humphries and Gerry Coffield. Sue and Gerry won the Bristol section to qualify for finals day. A victory against the Cheltenham section finalist set them up for a final against the Stroud pair which they finished the victors and thus became the first holders of The Ken Griffin Mixed Pairs Cup.

Well done Sue and Gerry.

Thank you Sue for your contribution to this page during the season, not forgetting Maureen Jacobson and Bob Bromley as well for keeping us all informed of the club results.


City and County of Bristol Finals

A pair, a triple and a four from Greenbank qualified for the City and County finals held on the 21st and 22nd of September at St Annes Park Bowling Club.

The Pairs were held on the Saturday when Jeff Lowden skipped with Graham Hudd at lead. An incredible first end finished with Jeff and Graham picking up a "Hot Shot" which set them up nicely to end the game as champions winning 24 - 18 against K Lane and D Gregory of Portishead  RBL.

The triple of Graham Hudd (Lead) John Ind and Jeff Lowden (Skip) played on Saturday afternoon and were matched against a Chris Bentley three from Olveston and District. A closely contested match ended with the Olveston three as champions winning 18 - 15.

The Fours final was held on the Sunday afternoon when Pete Belsten (Lead), John Ind (Two) Jeff Lowden (Three) and Scott Avery (Skip) played a Keith Elliott four from Bristol St. Andrews. As in the morning the Greenbank rink ended as runners up after being beaten by 20 - 9.

Congratulations go to Jeff Lowden who played in all three finals, skipping two of them.

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