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We are a community based bowls club in South West Hertfordshire following all Bowls England Safeguarding policies and also offering a year round Social programme.

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Ken Maynard – R.I.P

 

We are very sad to announce the passing of KEN MAYNARD in the afternoon of Friday 14th June. Our warmest wishes and love goes out to his wife and fellow member Marion along with all his family.

Ken joined the club not long after its formation in 1985 and rapidly became an iconic figure at the club with his cheery friendly manner that put all members and visitors at ease. His unique beard and dapper dresswear were always present and admired as was his willingness to help the club with any task they named. Over the years he was seen decorating, hedge cutting, gardening, fund raising, repairing and improving club facilities.

On the green he was a constant in the Mens competitive teams for two decades and always paired with wife Marion to make a formidable partnership in the Mixed Pairs.
Ken was a great believer in youth and new ideas, he enjoyed teasing others with jestful comments which did much to relax others in his company. Arguably he was more well known to visiting club members than our own, it seemed everyone knew Ken regardless of whether he played bowls or not. He was a true Berkhamstedian who appeared to know everything that was going on in the town past and present.

We shall hugely miss all these charms that made him one of our most memorable and cherished members ever.

Kens funeral took place at the Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham on Monday 8th July at 12.15 p.m;  afterwards there was a celebration of Ken’s life in our Clubhouse.

Upcoming Club Fixtures & Recent Results

DATE

TIME

H/A

OPPONENTS

FORMAT

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14 July2.45 p.m. H HARPENDEN4 MXTResult: Won T.B.A
16 July2.15 p.m.HRED V BUSHEY BLUEWVLD1SIGN UP SHEET
16 July2.15 p.m.AHERTS GREEN V BLUEWLLD3SIGN UP SHEET
18 July6.00 p.m.ACHEDDINGTON4 MXDResult: Lost 79-81
19 July5.30 p.m.AMET BUSHEY - W&D LL1SIGN UP SHEET
20 July2.45 p.m.HLITTLE GADDESDEN5 MXTTEAM SELECTED
21 July10.00 a.m.ARAY CUP: SEMI FINAL (v Hemel Hempstead) AND FINAL3SIGN UP SHEET
22 JulyTBA W & D JUBILEE CUP
22 July6.00 p.m.Herts BCMENS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: GARSTON Q/F3SIGN UP SHEET
23 July2.15 p.m.AHEMEL BLUE V REDWVLD1SIGN UP SHEET
23 July2.15 p.m.HBLUE V RBLWVLD3SIGN UP SHEET
23 JulyTBAW & D LADIES FOURS
25 July6.00 p.m.HHEMEL HEMPSTEAD - GRIFFIN CUP: R22SIGN UP SHEET
27 July2.45 p.m.HBUSHEY4 MXTSIGN UP SHEET
28 JulyTBAHERTS COUNTY FINALS
30 July2.15 p.m.HRED V CHESSVALEWVLD1SIGN UP SHEET
30 July2.15 p.m.ABATCHWOOD YELLOW V BLUEWVLD3SIGN UP SHEET
30 July2.30 p.m.ACROXLEY GUILD - W&D LL1SIGN UP SHEET

Bowls Taster Opportunities 2024

THE BOWLS SEASON is well underway and we are delighted to offer the public goes at our club playing bowls.

 

You will see we have already had three major public days shown on our poster.

 

However, don’t worry if you have missed these opportunities, but  are keen to have a go on a Pay & Play basis please drop us a request though our website  contact page or typing the following into your web browser: https://www.berkhamstedbowlsclub.co.uk/contact/ and we will see what we can do.

 

All you need to bring is a pair of trainers or flat-soled shoes to wear on the green and we will provide everything else.

 

Come with an open mind, feel the relaxation and see what bowling can do for your mental & physical well being.

Annual Mixed Triples Gala – Bank Holiday: 27th May 2024

On an intermittently showery Bank Holiday Monday, 24 teams came to our club to play in our Annual Mixed Triples Gala – it was good to see the Green  occupied with rolling woods & (mostly) smiling faces between 10:00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.  A Big ‘Thank You’ to those teams and to our organisational team for making the day a great success. Our intrepid roving photographer, Brian Ralphs, was in action during the day with his camera – to see his album of images CLICK HERE  but please remember to exit Brian’s album using your browser’s return, or back, arrow.

At the end of the day the three teams scoring the most points were:

1st: Jane’s Boys (Townsend BC) – 37.5 Pts

2nd: Keen on the Green (Herts BC) – 36 Pts

3rd:  GAP (Dunstable & Houghton Regis BC) – 34 Pts

Congratulations to them – to the other 21 teams, next year will be your year (maybe!)

The prize monies were very kindly donated by:

***The Olive Tree Restaurant, Berkhamsted***

For more detailed information click here to go to the 2024 Gala page.

100 Club Draw –  June 2024

1st prize –  Joan Luther (8); 

2nd prize – Paul Sims (143); 

3rd prize – Janet Jackson (44); 

 ***Congratulations to the three lucky members***

One ticket costs £12 for the year, i.e. £1 a month, and your collective participation raises approximately £1,000 each year for club funds, while the other half is paid out in prize money.  Further info, or to purchase extra tickets please contact Jackie Healy (07752 479336).

Bowls England –  Keep up to date

Information on Bowls England activities and initiatives can be obtained from their web site www.bowlsengland.com or by subscribing to their YouTube channel which they have launched as part of its commitment to inform and entertain its members. This provides Bowls England with a ‘one-stop shop’ for all its multimedia content where you will find the ‘Extra End’ Podcast, ‘Keep Active’ videos and other audio-visual content.

To view this channel,  or to subscribe to receive notification when any new content is uploaded, click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjtPZ9KqcGZA1L0fHqxfMeg

Social Events

Next Social Event

Bridge & Whist will be continuing through the summer on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings respectively.

For Bridge: contact either Liz Temple (07956 540781) or Lesley Brown (07850 123441)

For Whist: contact Sheila Bell (07530 246890)

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