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LATEST OR RECENT NEWS

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 …

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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 …

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Sad News – Doug Shirley RIP

The Exec has just received the sad news that W&D Past President Doug Shirley (1996) passed away last December. We send our condolences to the family.

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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 …

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More Sad News – 21 Jan 2020

Following our recent news of Keith Whitehead’s passing, his funeral details are:  Friday 31st Jan 11.30am at West Herts Crematorium, then afterwards at Three Crowns Pub, 1 High Road, Bushey WD23 1EA. The family have asked for donations to go to Cancer Relief   Also we are sorry to note another death in the W&D …

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Sad news: Joe Harper, Percy Butcher & Keith Whitehead

We are sad to begin 2020 with the following news: Joe Harper, who played a lot of comps at W&D during his bowling years, sadly passed away on 25th Dec 2019, his funeral was on 8th Jan. Our condolences go to Debbie, his family and friends at this sad time.  Donations can be made to the British …

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Sad News – Ronnie Outrim North Watford BC & John Tierney Hemel Hempstead BC

We are sad to announce the death of Ronnie Outrim, who was a member at North Watford BC. Details of Ronnie’s funeral are as follows: it will be held on Monday 9th Dec at 12 noon, at West Herts  Crematorium.  The wake will be held at North Watford BC afterwards. We are also sad to announce …

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Sad News – Trevor Payne Abbots Langley BC.

We are sad to report that  Trevor Payne from Abbots Langley BC has  passed away, his funeral arrangements are Wednesday 13th Nov, 4 pm, at West Herts Crematorium, then afterwards at Watford IBC.  Anne has requested no black attire please, but something yellow would be preferable. 

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Evening League 2019 Report

A report on this year’s Friday Evening League Competition appears below. It is also on the Competitions – Friday Evening league page. Click on this link to go to that page.

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Ray Cup & Evening League Winners; Griffin Cup Finals

Congratulations to Garston who won this season’s Ray Cup by beating Bushey in the Final at Herts BC, Watford on Sunday 21st July. Congratulations to Harperbury on winning the Friday Evening League, narrowly beating Watford Cassio after an extra end on Friday 26th July. Saturday Aug 3rd is the date for this year’s Griffin Cup Finals …

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