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*** Early Notice – 2020 Competitions – all competitors to make sure that the challenger gives a courtesy call to confirm times and dates.***  *** Reminder that The Association has a Facebook page; enter ‘Watford and District Bowls Association’  in the the search box at the top of any Facebook page***   

 

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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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The Bunting Brothers will contest the U18 Singles Final at Finals Day on August 31

The U18 Singles Competition, at Kings Langley BC on  Sunday 9th June, produced a final, to be held on the W&D Mens Finals Day at Berkhamsted  on Saturday August 31, between Jack Bunting and Toby Bunting. U19 Finalists Toby Bunting (left) and Jack Bunting (right) with Alan Lewington (W&D President). Congratulations to them.

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Handbook e-mail corrections

Five corrections to e-mail addresses in the Handbook: – T Smart (Berkhamsted): tony.smart2@ntlworld.com,  J. Godman (Garston): john.godman1@btinternet.com, K Young (Gerrards Cross) kaywhymarketing@gmail.com, M Alcock (Met Police (Bushey)): mla31@btinternet.com and R Hansard (Kings Langley): 3366@russell@gmail.com John Godman’s telephone number is: 07599 092452

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Association’s Facebook Page

The Association now has a Facebook page and members and their players  are invited to join the group, or at least view it on a regular basis, for the latest on the Association’s and its Members’ activities. The page can be found by entering ‘Watford and District Bowls Association’ into the search box at the …

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New Association President

Alan Lewington of Watford BC is the new Association President following his election at the January AGM. He follows Kevin Clarke who will remain on the Executive involved in marketing & publicity.

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