Fownhope Bowls Club currently has 34 members regularly playing short mat bowls on Thursday and Sunday evenings between 7.30 and 9.30pm in the New Memorial Hall. The Club is actively competitive but very much also enjoys its social bowling side. The evening roll ups are a combination of the two and the Club always welcomes anyone who would like to come along and give this friendly sport a try.
On the competitive side the Club has a team in the first division of the Herefordshire Two Mat League and in addition six of our members are regularly selected to play in our two county teams in the ESMBA Inter County Championship.
The Club runs three internal competitions between January and June each year – the John Merritt Pairs Competition, followed by the Club Singles and the Margaret Jolley Rose Bowl Ladies Competition.
At the end of April each year Wye Leisure sponsors our very popular annual Open Fours Charity Competition when the Club plays host to 16 teams from several of the surrounding counties and Wales. Each year the winners of the previous year choose the charity to receive the takings from the day, made up of entry fees, raffle and generous donations from those taking part. This year the competition was won by the Gloster Knights from Gloucestershire and the charity to benefit from the £630 raised was Cancer Research UK.
With an age group ranging from 11 to 93 you can see that this is a sport that is enjoyed by everyone, so why not come along and give it a try? Club bowls are available so no equipment is needed.
If you are interested and want more information please contact either:
Chairperson – Madge Daines on 01432 860893
Secretary – Carole Rowland on 01981 252954