Kevin Clarke

Feb 072016

Broadwater Access Road – We have been informed by Dacorum Borough Council they will be closing the road for five days from Monday Feb 22nd to carry out repairs to it. This will involve digging some of it up completely and relaying it along with some widening and patch repairs where needed. Whilst delighted at the news we realise this will impact on some of our regular social events. After discussions with all concerned we have cancelled all regular social events being held at the Clubhouse like Bridge & Whist etc

We are sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment but we feel certain everyone would happily give up one week of inactivity to get a decent road laid.

The contractors will allow some transport down if really required but nothing that is of a casual nature. Of course there is nothing to stop any member using the Clubhouse still provided they come on foot !DSCF0193-001

Dec 192015

BOWLS ENGLAND DINNER DANCE – Presentation of our CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARDBowls England top club runner up trophy

We are now in the position to inform you that the Bowls England Men’s Annual Dinner and Presentation of Prizes will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry, CV2 2ST, on Saturday 27th February 2016 from 6pm.

The Tickets are priced at £31 (£34 for those who choose to have cheese and Biscuits)

The Dinner Menu is as follows:-

Starter: Hearty Vegetable Soup

Main Course: Roast Chicken with Bacon Rolls and Sage and Onion Seasoning, served with a Thyme Jus, Roast Potatoes, Broccoli, Carrots and Baby Corn
Baked Polenta with Onion Marmalade glazed with Goats Cheese (V)

Dessert: Toffee and Pecan Cheesecake with Crème Anglaise
Cheese and Biscuits
We have to return a form to Bowls England in January so it essential that you let me know the following details as soon as possible and NO LATER THAN JAN 19TH. Tables are for ten and to date we have 12 people who wish to attend. It would be great if we could fill 2 tables.

Please let me know if you wish to have the chicken or vegetarian main course. For Dessert if you wish to have the cheesecake or cheese and biscuits. Also if you have any special dietary requirements and please detail them. We have quite a detailed form to return.
I will let members who are going know details of how to pay when I get further details.

Christine. 07796 178040 01442 873413 berkhamstedbowlsclub.sec@gmail .com

Nov 142015

As our DINNER DANCE approaches we would like to inform all guests of the following schedule, as we have a very busy evening planned it would be appreciated if all guests could arrive on time for a prompt start

Venue: Berkhamsted Golf Club

6.15pm –  All guests arrive

6.45pm – Dinner is served

8.20pm – 9.30pm approx – Presentations & Entertainment

9.40pm – Dancing

11.45pm – Carriages

It promises to be a great night with so much to celebrate



Oct 302015

The phone call we had all been hoping for from Bowls England confirmed our Club as the 2015 National Club of the Year , needless to say we are ecstatic – This is the press release from Bowls England today:


Bowls England is delighted to announce Berkhamsted BC in Hertfordshire as ‘Club of the Year’ for 2015 – finally taking the title having been runners-up in both 2012 and 2013.
The prestigious title, generously supported by Drakes Pride, is awarded annually to the club that is judged to have shown the greatest efforts to promote the club, increase membership and work with the local community.

Berkhamsted BC beat off stiff competition from runners-up Lyndhurst BC (Durham) and fellow finalists Cowplain BC (Hampshire) and Chacewater BC (Cornwall) to claim the title.
Bowls England Chief Executive Tony Allcock MBE said: “The quality of entries for Club of the Year continues to grow year-on-year, and this year provided the judging panel with a number of tough choices in determining both the regional shortlist and, of course, the final result. However, it was unanimously felt that the continued year-on-year achievements on and off the green at Berkhamsted BC gave them the edge. Finally, I wish to thank Drakes Pride for their continued support of this competition.”
As winners, Berkhamsted BC will receive:
• £250 cash
• Four sets of Drakes Pride Bowls
• The Tony Allcock Trophy (to be kept for one year)
• Two Free Tickets to the Bowls England Men’s Annual Dinner & Prize Presentation
• Bowls England Pennant and Club of the Year Flag
• Framed Certificate
• A badge for each club member
• A match against a visiting Bowls England President’s Team

As runners-up, Lyndhurst BC will receive:
• £150 cash
• Two sets of Drakes Pride Bowls
• The D’Arcy Drayton Cup (to be kept for one year)
• Two Free Tickets to the Bowls England Men’s Annual Dinner & Prize Presentation
• Bowls England Pennant
• Framed Certificate
• A match against a visiting Friends of English Bowling Team
As Regional Winners, Cowplain BC and Chacewater BC will each receive:
• Two sets of Drake Pride Bowls
• £50 cash
• Bowls England Pennant
• A framed certificate

Oct 242015

We are delighted to announce Berkhamsted will once again be hosting the Watford & District U18 Junior Mixed Singles Championship in 2016. The date is Saturday 2nd July and will be an all day event like this year providing the same entry levels are achieved.

The Club was congratulated by the officials of W&D for the impressive and friendly way it ran this years competition. The attention to detail and the quality of the food supplied was exceptional. More details of the Championship will be issued next season but any outside parties wanting more details at this stage can contact Kevin Clarke on 07841 371943.