Season highlights

Previous season highlights:  


2021 - 2022 - 2023


2024 Season highlights:

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Bad News!!


For the second consecutive year we were thwarted and the following message

was delivered to all members:


The Greens were due to open on Saturday 13th April 2024 but sadly, due to

the unusually persistent rain over the past months, they are not yet fit for play.


The Club will open as usual but there will be no play at all for at least one further week!


All matches have been cancelled up to Saturday 20th April, with further inspections to be

undertaken at regular intervals, so that bowling can commence as soon as the risk of

damage to the greens is deemed to be over.


However, the first Club morning on Monday 15th April went ahead as a social event at which

there was tea and coffee on offer and the bar was available from 11am.


This was a good chance to meet up again and to enter your availability for the

upcoming May fixtures (the sheets were all in the books).


Fingers crossed for better news soon.


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Sunday 28th April:


Our (first) Open Day!!


These events are only successful with the support of the members and a big thank you

goes to everyone that turned up and helped out on our first recruitment event of the season.

Despite the rather gloomy forecast and overnight rain, the day was actually

ok weatherwise (dry) and just a bit chilly.


We had a reasonable number of both men and women turn up, most of whom

look like they will make good bowlers, and we hope to see them again at our

Club mornings and/or the Friday Night Socials.


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Monday 13th May:


Portishead Men took their first steps into the Bowls England "Club 2 Fours" competition

with a tricky away tie against a strong West Backwell side.


This was an evening match starting at 6pm.  Unfortunately, the rain started at lunchtime

and didn't relent until way after the match was completed, so the eight brave

Portishead Men that were picked for this game all got VERY wet!


These matches are decided on an aggregate score across the 2 rinks and, in a very

close encounter, and after two and a half hours, the scores were tied with one end left to

play on one of the rinks. 


The match was finally decided by one shot with one bowl to spare, and with

Portishead being the winners!


Congratulations to the participants and we hope you dry out in time to take

on Frome (at home) in the next round! 


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Monday 27th May:


Today was our Bowls England "Bowls Big Weekend" Open Day.


Despite a rather 'iffy' weather forecast, the day was bathed in sunshine and it certainly brought the prospective bowlers out!


Many visitors came along to try ‘rolling up’. They all did very well and we hope to see them

at our next Club morning.


Thank you to everybody that gave their time to help out. It wouldn't be

possible without you!


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