Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Finals Report and Results

Finals Report and Results

All the Triples finals and the Ladies pairs finals were played in the morning from 10 am in very poor conditions. At best there was drizzle and at worst heavy downpours all morning as a result of the weather none of these games went the full distance with the runners up conceding. Fortunately the weather did improve slightly and the rain eventually went off – after the last game had ended! So here are the results:

Mixed Triples:           Winners: S Cordingley, K Rushton, N Rushton (Harefield Hospital)
                                    R/Up    : S Cutmore, S Brennan, D Cutmore (Harlington)
                                     Score 18 – 9             Ends Played 16

Mens Triples:            Winners: P. Costin, P. Mayo, P. Picknell (Rosedale Park)
                                    R/UP     : R. Buckingham, B. Syme, P. Darius (Ladygate)
                                    Score 23 – 4             Ends Played 12

Ladies Triples:          Winners: B. Beedell, P. Farmer, J. Westlake (Hayes)
                                    R/UP     : B. Foxford, P. Weller, A. Greenaway (Court Park)
                                    Score 28 – 4             Ends Played 12

Ladies Pairs:             Winners: K. Fisher, D. Rooks (Cowley)
                                    R/UP     : A. Martel, M. Simpson (Ladygate)
                                    Score 14 - 5               Ends Played 14

Mens Pairs:               Winners: N. Rushton, M. Arnold (Harefield Hospital)
                                    R/UP     : S. Phillips, B. Syme (Ladygate)
                                    Score 21 – 11

Mixed Pairs:              Winners: E. Putnam, J. Rowlands (Rosedale Park)
                                    R/UP     : R. Rooks, D. Rookes
                                    Score 21 – 12

Over 60 Singles:       Winner: A. Groves (Ladygate)
                                    R/UP     : R. Leleux (Rosedale Park)
                                    Score 21 – 20

Mens Singles:           Winner: A. Ciampini (Uxbridge)
                                    R/UP     : P. Reynolds (Ladygate)
                                    Score 21 – 12

Ladies Singles:         Winner: S. Pocknell (Rosedale Park)
                                    R/UP     : K. Rushton (Harefield)
                                    Score 21 – 7

Open Singles:           Winner: R. Vye (Rosedale Park)
                                    R/UP     : R. Leleux (Rosedale Park)
                                    Score 21 – 19

Congratulations to all.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Programme for Finals Day

Player - Home
Player - Away
10 am
Mixed Triples
 S Cutmore
 S Brennan
 D Cutmore


S Cordingley
K Rushton
N Rushton


10 am
Mens Triples
R Buckingham
B Syme
P Darius


P. Costin
A Bond
P Picknell


10 am
Ladies Triples
B Beedell
P Farmer
J Westlake

B Boxford
P Weller
A Greenaway

(Court Park)

10 am
Ladies Pairs
K. Fisher
D. Rookes

A. Martel
M. Simpson

1:30 pm

Over 60’s Singles
R. Leleux

A. Groves


Marker:  Stuart Astin

Player - Home
Player - Away
1:30 pm
Mens Singles
P. Reynolds

A. Ciampini


Marker: Roy Clark
2:30 pm
Mixed Pairs
E. Putnam
J. Rowlands

R. Rookes
D. Rookes

2:30 pm
Mens Pairs
S. Phillips
B. Syme

N. Rushton
M. Arnold

3:30 pm
Ladies Singles
S. Pocknell

K. Rushton


Marker: Chris Smith
3:30 pm
Open Singles
R. Vye



Marker: Eric Milsom

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Final Line up

We’ve made it to the finals. Preparations are well underway for the finals day which, as in previous years, will be at Rosedale Park B.C. Please come along from 10am and support the finalists.

Thank you for all the positive comments made to us about the updates. I thought some of you would like to know who is in each triple and pair for the finals so have listed teams and clubs. However please note that the teams are not given in any specific order!
A full programme with the time of each game will be published as soon as we complete the details.

Open Singles:                87  R. Vye (Rosedale)               v              77 R. Leleux (Rosedale)

Men’s Singles :              64 P. Reynolds (Ladygate)        v              101 A. Ciampini (Uxbridge)

Men’s Pairs :                  68 B Syme, S Phillips (Ladygate)
                                         34 N. Rushton, M. Arnold (Harefield)

Mens Triples :                 57 P. Darius, B Syme, R Buckingham (Ladygate)
                  74 P. Costin, A Bond, P Picknell (Rosedale)

Men’s Over 60 Singles:   77 R Leleux (Rosedale)            v              58 A Groves (Ladygate)

Ladies Singles:                 83 S. Pocknell (Rosed             v               33 K Rushton (Harefield)

Ladies Pairs:                    66 M Simpson, A Martel (Ladygate)
                                          14 D. Rookes, K Fisher (Cowley)

Ladies Triples :                50   J Westlake, P Farmer, B Bledell (Hayes)
                                           6     A Greenaway, P Weller, B Boxford (Court Park)

Mixed Pairs:                   84 J Rowlands(sub), E Putnam (Rosedale)
                                       14 D Rookes, R Rookes (Cowley)

Mixed Triples:                 39 D Cutmore, S Cutmore, S Brennan (Harlington)

                                        33 K Rushton, N Rushton, S Cordingley (Harefiled)            

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The semi finalists are known.

The quarter final results of all the competitions are all known and so we can bring you the semi final line up. Unfortunately a number of quarter finals were not actually played with some games conceded and inclement weather resulting in a toss of a coin. It is always rather sad to have to decide the outcome of a competition that way but unfortunately sometimes this is just no other solution. A plea therefore to all semi-finalist to try to arrange games as soon as possible. Please do not wait until close to the play by date of 19th August – give yourselves time to re-arrange if play is stopped because of rain etc. Remember it is British summer-time!

All semi-finals should be played on a neutral green agreeable to both players but it is the responsibility of the home player to make the necessary arrangements. As always we will accommodate semi-finals at Rosedale Park if we can and should you wish to play there.

The situation regarding the draw for each competition is below; I know many of you appreciate being able to keep track of all the players.

Open Singles – Semi Final 
87  R. Vye            v              64 P. Reynolds  
67 S Skinner        v              77 R. Leleux

Men’s Singles – Semi Final
67 S. Skinner      v              64 P. Reynolds
70 R. Matthews v              101 A. Ciampini

Men’s Pairs – Semi Final
74 P Costin          v              68 B Syme
87 R. Vye             v              34 N Rushton

Mens Triples – Semi Final
101 A. Ciampini v              74 P. Costin
57 P. Darius         v              29 B. Laws

Men’s Over 60 Singles – Semi Final
77 R Leleux         v              70 B Matthews
58 A Groves        v              68 B Syme

Ladies Singles – Semi Final
83 S. Pocknell     v              81 R. Mayo
21 D. Hallam       v              33 K Rushton

Ladies Pairs – Semi Finals
33 K Rushton      v              14 D Rookes
66 M Simpson    v              53 A Bell

Ladies Triples – Semi Finals
50 J. Westlake   v              14 D. Rookes
6 A. Greenaway v              65 G Richards

Mixed Pairs – Semi Final
84 B Putnam       v              66 M Simpson
67 S Skinner        v              14 D Rookes

Mixed Triples – Semi Final
105 J Quesnel    v              39 D Cutmore

33 K Rushton      v              36 T Tidy

Monday, July 06, 2015

Round 3 Results

The 3rd Round of competitions ended yesterday and all competitions are now at the quarter final stage. The play by date for quarter finals is 27th July.
The situation regarding the draw for each competition is below; I know many of you appreciate being able to keep track of all the players.

Open Singles – Quarter Final
82 E. Milsom       v              87  R. Vye
64 P. Reynolds   v              97 T Jones
85 J Rowlands    v              67 S Skinner
77 R. Leleux        v              34 N. Rushton

Men’s Singles – Quarter Final
67 S. Skinner      v              52 R Wyeth
87 R. Vye             v              64 P. Reynolds
74 P Costin          v              70 R. Matthews
101 A. CIampini v              34 N Rushton

Men’s Pairs – Quarter Final
64 P. Reynolds   v              74 P Costin
69 T. Waller         v              68 B Syme
60 J Jackson        v              87 R. Vye
34 N Rushton     v              77 R. Leleux

Mens Triples – Quarter Final
101 A. Ciampini v              28 A. Hooper.
34 N Rushton     v              74 P. Costin
57 P. Darius         v              17 G. Miller
29 B. Laws           v              82 E Milsom

Men’s Over 60 Singles – Quarter Final
77 R Leleux         v              28 A Hooper
10 J Newman     v              70 B Matthews
58 A Groves        v              89 D Walker
68 B Syme           v              42 J Clarke

Ladies Singles – Quarter Final
50 J Westlake     v              83 S. Pocknell
14 D. Rookes      v              81 R. Mayo
21 D. Hallam       v              99 A Middleton
33 K Rushton      v              63 S. Laws

Ladies Pairs – Quarter Finals
33 K Rushton      v              5 T French
54 R. Bragazza    v              14 D Rookes
30 S. Laws            v              66 M Simpson
53 A Bell               v              24 J Rush

Ladies Triples – Quarter Finals
81 R. Mayo          v              50 J. Westlake
14 D. Rookes      v              5 T. French
6 A. Greenaway                v              40 B Reed
63 S.Laws             v              65 G Richards

Mixed Pairs – Quarter Final
72 T Bond            v              84 B Putnam
82 E Milsom        v              66 M Simpson
98 C Lyons           v              67 S Skinner
14 D Rookes       v              100 P Puttock

Mixed Triples – Quarter Final
98 C Lyons           v              105 J Quesnel
39 D Cutmore    v              4 B French
72 T Bond            v              33 K Rushton

8 J Haw                 v              36 T Tidy

Monday, June 15, 2015

Last 16 Round Update

The competitions are now well underway. Thank you all for keeping us well informed with your results and causing so few problems with arranging dates to play your opponents.

A reminder that the play by date for this round is 5th July. The men's county competitions are well under way now and we know that fitting games in around these fixed dates can be difficult - especially if left to the last minute. So a plea to the home players please contact your opponents as soon as possible to offer some dates.

Good Luck.

Round 2 Results

The 2nd Round of competitions ended yesterday and all competitions are down to the last 16.
The situation regarding the draw for each competition is below; I know some of you like to keep track of all the winners and losers so here goes.

Open Singles – last 16
98 C. Lyons          v              82 E. Milsom
87  R. Vye            v              73 R. Clark
12 J. Fisher          v              64 P. Reynolds
94 D. Garside     v              97 T Jones
85 J Rowlands    v              101 A. Ciampini
58 A Groves        v              67 S Skinner
77 R. Leleux        v              33 K. Rushton
34 N. Rushton    v              42 J. Clarke

Men’s Singles – last 16
67 S. Skinner      v              85 J. Rowlands
94 D. Garside     v              52 R Wyeth
87 R. Vye             v              17 G. Miller
16 C. Farrer         v              64 P. Reynolds
59 C. Harris          v              74 P Costin
70 R. Matthews v              56 R Buckingham
101 A. CIampini v              58 A Groves
34 N Rushton     v              76 M Kirby

Men’s Pairs – last 16
39 D Cutmore    v              64 P. Reynolds
71 S. Austin         v              74 P Costin
69 R. Waller        v              97 T Jones
57 P Darius          v              68 B Syme
28 A Hooper       v              60 J Jackson
36 T Tidey            v              87 R. Vye
9 D Morley          v              34 N Rushton
77 R. Leleux        v              91 B Vass

Mixed Pairs – last 16
72 T Bond            v              33 K Rushton
29 B Laws             v              84 B Putnam
82 E Milsom        v              16 C Farrer
66 M Simpson    v              36 T Tidy
98 C Lyons           v              13 K Fisher
67 S Skinner        v              101 A Campini
50 J Westlake     v              14 D Rookes
27 D George       v              100 P Puttock

Mixed Triples – last 16
98 C Lyons           v              53 A Bell
105 J Quesnel    v              28 A Hooper
42 J Clarke           v              39 D Cutmore
27 D George       v              4 B French
72 T Bond            v              31 M Arnold
33 K Rushton      v              56 R Buckingham
8 J Haw                 v              95 M Hulbert
36 T Tidy               v              43 D Clements

Men’s Over 60 Singles – Last 16
39 D Cutmore    v              77 R Leleux
28 A Hooper       v              3 E Chilver
76 M Kirby           v              10 J Newman
70 B Matthews  v              106 D Reap
58 A Groves        v              98 C Lyons
89 D Walker        v              18 E Norris
68 B Syme           v              2 B Page
42 J Clarke           v              48 B Morgan

There were only a few preliminary games in the following competitions so I am just giving an update to who is through to the last 16. (You can them to your own sheets if you are an avid follower of all the games!)

Mens Triples – through to the last 16
101 A. Ciampini won against 91 B Vass. He will now meet 42 J Clarke.
34 N Rushton won against 47 R Graham and will now meet 60 J Jackson
105 J Quesnel lost to 17 G Miller who will now meet 20 B Budd
102 R Lee lost tp 82 E Milsom who will now meet 95 M Hulbert.

 Ladies Pairs – through to the last 16
92N Wilsher lost to 63 S Laws who will now meet 33 K Rushton.
61 L Jackson lost to 14 D Rookes who will now meet 104 C Perry
81 R Mayo lost to 53 A Bell who will now meet 88 L Wakefield

Ladies Singles and Triples start with the last 16 so no update for now.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

2015 Round 2 Last 32

A quick reminder that the play by date for this round is the 14th June. As we head towards the start of the Middlesex County competitions please try to contact your opponents with plenty of time to spare. Remember that if arranging dates becomes problematic please contact Moira who will assist or adjudicate as necessary.

Preliminary Round Results

The  preliminary rounds were all completed yesterday, 23rd May 2014. Congratulations to all those who won through to the next round. These were as follows:

Men's Singles: 67 S. Skinner, Ladygate
                         39 D. Cutmore, Harlington
                           1 J. Belle-Isle, Bessingby Park
                        87 R. Vye, Rosedale Park
                        16 C. Farrer, Denham
                         82 P. Reynolds, Ladygate
                         59 C. Harris (tbc), Ladygate
                         22 M. Hallam, Eastcote
                         79 P. Lovering, Rosedale Park
                       101 A. Ciampini, Uxbridge
                       106 D. Reap, Uxbridge
                         76 M. Kirby, Rosedale Park

Men's Pairs: 39 D. Cutmore, Harlington
                       12 J. Fisher, Cowley
                       97 T. Jones, The Mill
                      102 R. Lee, Uxbridge
                       28  A. Hooper, Fassnidge
                       87  R. Vye, Rosdale Park

Open Singles: 97 T. Jones, The Mill

A.P. Taylor Trust Grant

Hillingdon and District Bowls competitions are, once again, grateful to be in receipt of a grant from the AP Taylor Trust. We collected a cheque fro £400 from the Mayor on Friday 8th May. This will go along way towards the cost of purchasing individual trophies and engraving the main trophies.

Once again Thank you to the A. P, Taylor Trustees.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

5th May 2015

All competition draw sheets are now with the organiser at your club. Please let us know of any problems or issues as soon as possible. There are a total of 106 named competitors in the 2015 competitions. Number of entries fro each competition is as follows:

Mens Singles - 44
Mens Pairs -     39
Mens Triples -  20
Mens Over 60's Singles - 24

Ladies Singles - 14
Ladies Pairs - 19
Ladies Triples - 15

Open Singles - 33
Mixed Pairs - 29
Mixed Triples - 26

Enjoy your season.
Ron and Moira

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday Report - 2014 Hillingdon Finals

Dave Parrott retained the Over 60s title beating previous winner Derek Cutmore 21-11 on Thursday evening. Winning five ends on the trot early on with counts of 3,1,1,2,3 Parrott established a 10 - 2 lead. Cutmore hit back winning a couple of ends but could never get on terms in what was a great display of draw bowling.

The Mens pairs was a long drawn out affair with each end taking about 12 minutes. The Uxbridge defending champions Reap / Ciampini led 11 - 8 at half time. Four consecutive singles ate away the ends as the pair held Tomkins and Reynolds at bay. 13 - 10 after 14 ends extended to 21 - 11 with an end to spare.

The Open Championship saw a great match up with some high scoring ends. Six of the ends had a count of either 3 or 4 shots. Ron Le Leux led early 3 -2 but Tony Waller hit back to lead 6 - 5. Then fortune swung again Le Leux 9 - 8 up before the pendulum stretched the other way with Waller 18 - 14 to the good. Incredibly, fate swung yet again and with two massive counts of 3 then 4 shots Le Leux took the Open title for the first time, 21 - 18.

Pictures of 2014 Hillingdon Finals - Thursday

Wednesday Report on Hillingdon Finals 2014

A good evening crowd witnessed some exciting bowling in the first four finals of this year's competitions.

In the ladies triples Hayes always held the upper hand leading 8-1 after five ends and 11-5 at half-time. Court Park rallied early in the second half to too many heavy woods left the way clear for Hayes to gain consecutive counts of 3 and 1 to take a 17-8 lead after 14. They defended well enough, though losing shots on each of the last four ends and counts of 1,1,2,1 left the final scoreboard showing 17-13 to the Botwell ladies.

The ladies pairs was an all-Fassnidge affair. The Lawes / Connor combination got off to the worst possible start as they dropped 11 shots in the first four ends. Fighting back well, they got back to 10-11 after nine ends. However, the experienced pairing of Martel and Simpson scored consecutive counts of 2 and a very damaging 6 to take a 19-10 lead. The match score closed to 22-18 but the latter pair held on well to take the title.

The men's singles was an astonishing affair. Gary Miller got off to a slow start having come direct from work. Alan Hooper stormed into a 12-3 lead before the Denham, man got his weight sorted out. Miller stuck at it and won six of the next eight ends and got back to 11-16. The Fassnidge man responded with a count of 2 shots to lead 18-11, surely it was all over. Miller then showed true grit with a storming run of 1,1,1,4 to level things up at 18 each. A deuce then meant he just needed a single to reach the winning line but Hooper would not be denied and with a 2,1 finish, the Fassnidge man took the title 21-20 to thunderous applause.

The only game left on the green was the men's triples. What a match of two halves this was! The Uxbridge front end could not find their weight and the Rosedale trio, skipped by Jason Rowlands, stormed into a 7-1 lead early on. They extended this to a supposedly unbeatable 15-1 lead at half-time. Uxbridge, skipped by Ciampini, then went into game mode. Consecutive scores of 3,5,2 meant they were back in it at just 11-15 down. Rosedale then scored 3,1 to take a 19-13 lead with just four ends to play. Uxbridge powered to counts of 4,2,3 to take the title after being 14 shots down at one stage. A great evenings entertainment for the neutral.

Dennis 28/08/14