AGM 2024

The 2024 AGM will take place on Tuesday 9th January 7.30 p.m. @ Herts IBC.

We would like to see as many of the Clubs there as possible – a reminder that each club is allowed 2 Delegates.

See you there!


SAD NEWS – TIM ANSTEY (Harperbury B.C.) R.I.P

We are sad to announce that Tim Anstey (Harperbury B.C.)  sadly passed away recently.

Tim’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 24th August at 1.20 pm at West Herts Crematorium and afterwards at Old Owens Sports Club Coopers Lane Potters Bar.  Family flowers only.

Donations, if desired, to the Peace Hospice via the following link:

If there are people wishing to attend it would be helpful to give his wife Barbara a rough idea of numbers via Harperbury Bowls Club please.

Sad News – Alan Wragg R.I.P – Funeral Details

We are sad to announce the death of Alan Wragg, from Watford Cassiobury BC. His funeral will be held on Friday 10th June, 3.20pm at Garston Crematorium, then afterwards at Abbots Cricket Club. Our condolences to his family.
The family have said all are welcome, but could you please let Matthew Bashford Hayes know if you are coming.

Sad News – Malcolm West R.I.P – Funeral details

It is with sadness that we report that Malcolm West of Harperbury Bowls Club passed away recently following a lengthy struggle with heart problems.
Malcolm was a highly respected and much liked member of Harperbury B.C, for many years. He was an excellent bowler and took on the role of Mens’ Team Selector for Harperbury. Malcolm will have been well known to many Watford & District bowlers.
Malcolm’s funeral is scheduled for 2.00pm @ the West Herts Crematorium on Monday 23rd May.
This information has also been posted on the W&D B A Facebook page (see below)


Sad News: Mike Whybrow – R.I.P.

Mike Whybrow passed away on Sunday 16th January 2022 after a short illness.
Mike was a long serving member of Bushey Bowls Club and served 25 years as Treasurer. Mike was well known for his solid lead skills for many years and was Geoff Charman’s pairs partner. He took retirement from his Treasury responsibilities but still attended the green maintenance days.
Mike will be sadly missed by many and our condolences go to Dympna, Karen and Family.
The funeral details are;
14th February – Garston Crematorium at 1.20pm (WD25 0JS) after the funeral all are welcome to Bushey Bowls Club (WD23 4RF)
Flowers will be from family only, any donations should be forwarded to the Peace Hospice.

Sad News – Keith Brain (Watford I.B.C)

Many of you will already have heard that our President, Keith Brain, very sadly passed away on Monday 31st May at home with his family around him. He had been ill for several months and this was diagnosed as late stage stomach cancer. Many of our newer members will remember Keith as the very cheerful coach who ensured their introduction to bowls was a happy one.

We have delayed posting this message because we do not know whether the funeral will be open to all who wish to attend or whether there will still be a limit of 30 and we wanted to get details of the webcast.

The funeral will be on 25th June at the West Herts Crematorium at 11:20,  followed by refreshments at Herts Bowling Club, Bellmount Wood Avenue, Watford. Anyone wishing to watch a webcast of the service should please email and he will provide you with the link.

Handbook Amendments & Competition News

***Some recent amendments to the Handbook and Competitions news *** 
Owing to insufficient number of entrants this years U18s Singles Competition has been cancelled; however the U25 Singles will go ahead @ Croxley Guild on Saturday 11th July.
A reminder that Finals Day will be Saturday 28th August
Page 28
Aussie Pairs, 1st Round:
Match 2) 22 v 106 is correct.
Correction on Match 9) 116 vs 92
Page 35
Competitors list :
No 71 – A Spanner – tel: 07546527981
No 72 – T Thompson (details as per handbook)
Page 36
No 97 – R Maddocks  – email should read


Ken Duncan RIP – Funeral 17th April

Simon Johnson has put the following onto the W&DBA Facebook page

The funeral of the late Ken Duncan will take place on Friday 17th April 2020 at 3.20pm at West Herts Crematorium, Garston. The Service will be led by Peter McNulty.

Due to the restrictions currently in place only ten people are able to attend the funeral.

Peter McNulty has asked me to circulate the following:

“At almost exactly 3.50pm on Friday 17th April 2020 I will be closing the curtain at West Harts Crematorium in a final farewell to a good friend, colleague and fellow bowler, known and loved by so many of us, Ken Duncan.

In these times of severe restrictions on numbers attending services it occurs to me that it would be a gesture if at 3.50pm those who wish to do so could stop what they are doing and just spend a minute or two thinking about Ken. I will let the family know during the service that this is happening.”