Ladies Hampshire County Open Fours - clean sweep by Palmerston!
Last year this competition was held at Palmerston, this year it was at Banister Park. There were 20 teams representing 6 Hampshire clubs with 7 of those teams from Palmerston. Our ladies were on top form and three of our teams claimed the first 3 places - a brilliant result. Here are the winners:
- Palmerston: Tina Chambers, Elaine Bennett, Sheila Gentry and Caroline Cuerdon
- Palmerston: Joan Dawkins, Gloria Dollery, Eirwen Small and Marilyn Williamson
- Palmerston: Marylin Hayles, Daphne Blackburn, Daphne Walton and Janet Mudd
EBYDS School of Excellence at Palmerston - Sunday 16 February 2014
[This report of our successful EBYDS day at Palmerston has just been received. (EBYDS is English Bowls Youth Development Scheme). More photos in the Gallery.]
Palmerston Indoor Bowls Club offered to host our event this year and we were not disappointed. The venue was ideal with excellent facilities, and the catering team offering bacon sandwiches and hot drinks to all early arrivals. They also catered for our young people at lunch with an excellent buffet (including a constant supply of hot chips!)
The participants all arrived on time and were able to have a practice roll up before the programme started. We had a great team of volunteer coaches from across the county to mark the Round Robin games in the morning and the Skills Disciplines after lunch. We also had two Umpires volunteer to work the whole day too as well as two people coordinating the scoreboard and computer to ensure accurate results available all day. It is most appreciated by the young people and their parents, that these coaches, markers and umpires freely give their time to work hard to support this event.
It was most appreciated too by the support shown by Bowls Hampshire officers, Hampshire Indoor Bowling Association officers and Delegates and also by the World Champion of Champions our very own Hampshire young man Tom Bishop, and Bowls Hampshire International Margaret Holden. An impressive array of coloured blazers, outfits and neckwear!
This is a special day for our young bowlers to showcase their skills and they did not disappoint! Everyone was impressed by their delivery techniques, bowling skills and etiquette on the green. They are the future of our wonderful sport of bowls and need all the encouragement and help we can give them.
Well done and congratulations to all who participated, and especially to the winners and runners up!
Palmerston up to second place in Ladies Riversmeet
The Ladies Riversmeet Hampshire League is getting very interesting at the top with 3 teams within 4 points of each other. Palmerston has risen to second place with everything to play for in the final match against Atherley on Thursday 13th March. Atherley can't win the league but they can make it difficult for our girls. Your support would be appreciated if you can make it. The latest table is in the Competitions section.
Men's Hampshire Over 60s Final - Sunday 23rd March
The team for this Final against Yorkshire has just been announced. Click here to see the selections which include 5 Palmerston men.
Please note that the match will be played at Northampton Indoor BC, not Kingsthorpe as previously advised. Starting on Sunday 23rd March at 1:30pm.
This would be a good day out if you are able to support the team. There is a coach going which you may be able to get a place on, £5 first come first served. If interested phone Mike Weatherill on 01243 375368 for details and to reserve your place.
The EIBA has published detailed timings for all these National Finals in Northampton, which run from Saturday 22nd March to Sunday 29th March. Players should note the requirement for a bowls stamp of 2014 or later.
League Team Re-Registration
Still haven't done it? You are now late to re-register your league team for the next Winter season. This was due before the end of February. If you haven't re-registered you may lose your place in the league. Applications to form new teams will be accepted from 15th March. For details and form please see the Leagues section.
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