Harrow and District Bowling Association Archived News
May 2020 to January 2022 News
The majority of the site updates for the 2022 season have now been done. In particular the updates include
Fixture lists for all of next years Veterans and Bidgood matches
Amendments to the rules of the Vets, Vets cup and Bidgood leagues as approved at the AGM
Scorecards for Vets and Bidgood for self service printing
If you have any comments or suggested improvements or additions please feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The minutes of the AGM held on 24th November can now be seen in the News and Admin section
Note the carried rule changes have yet to be updated on the relevant web pages, I will advise once done.
Welcome to the newly appointed officials approved at the AGM:
Secretary : Steve Flain of Wealdstone BC
General Committee members : Andy Docker of Century BC
John Lever of Lupton BC
Also as agreed at the AGM the home page now includes a reminder (on the right hand side) of the need for new entrants to register their intent to join the Bidgood and/or Veterans Leagues by 31st July.
Today the process of archiving the 2021 fixtures and results to the "results prior years" tab and the set up ready for receiving 2022 fixtures and results is commencing, so please bear this in mind if the page contents you are referring to appear to have changed. The general format will remain unchanged, however WIX appear to have finally resolved their table system problem so if tests are successful we may reintroduce the results and table reporting directly on the web pages IN ADDITION TO maintaining the spreadsheet link/reporting that we have been using throughout the majority of the 2021 season.
AGM proposals 6 and 7 added to the AGM Proposals Page
Note the deadline for submission of any additional proposals is November 11th
AGM proposals 4 and 5 added to the AGM Proposals Page
In order to reflect the actual processes and the lack of Secretaries for the Veterans and Bidgood leagues AGM proposal No. 3 has been submitted and may be viewed on the AGM Proposals page
AGM to be held on Wednesday 24th November at 6.00pm for latest start of business at 6.30pm. The location will be
Herga Indoor Bowls Club
Adjoining Harrow Leisure Centre
184, Christchurch Avenue, Wealdstone
Harrow HA3 8NW
An email is being sent to each club for them to nominate an attendee for the meeting. If your club does not appear to have received the email by the 29th October please have your Club Secretary make contact.
A. Derek Mowle has decided to resign from the role of Bidgood League Secretary and as an officer of the Association. The Association wishes him well for the future and thanks him for his service over the years.
B. The Association now has several vacant positions. The continued survival of the Association is dependent on the support from its membership it is therefore vital that at least some of the vacancies be filled at this years AGM. We need volunteers and/or nominations from member clubs. Please advise the names to Rod Fraser (contact:- email@example.com) if you are interested in any of the open positions ASAP for inclusion in the AGM papers.
The open positions are:
Veterans League Secretary
Bidgood League Secretary
C. In order to ensure the prompt reporting of match results, league tables and current news on the website it would be helpful to have someone who could provide temporary cover for myself (as Webmaster) if I should become temporarily incapacitated due to illness or lack of WiFi access. The Only requirements are the possession of a computer or laptop and home WiFi access, and approximately 15 minutes per day of your time when providing the cover, all other training if required will be provided. If you are interested in the role please contact me at h.and.dba@outlook .com
Reminder: If you wish to enter the District competitions for 2022 all entries must be submitted by 31 December 2021. Entry forms have already been sent to the club Secretaries so please contact your club Secretary if you wish to enter any of the competitions.
See the AGM proposal page for a new proposal regarding the Veterans league
Also subject to any resignations from the Veterams league the Veterans Details web page has been updated with the list of clubs within each Division for 2022 season. Click HERE to go to it.
The Bidgood Details web page has been updated with the list of clubs within each Division for 2022 season. Click HERE to go to it
Note that with the introduction of two new teams to Division 2, Hendon will now remain in Division 1 in order to balance the number of teams in each Division
Thank you letter from the District Committee re the finals et al. (PDF document available on request)
Congratulations to Northwood A as winners of the Veterans League Cup.
With all the results for the Veterans now received its Congratulations to Stanmore , Century and Harrow B the winners of Divisions 1, 2 & 3 respectfully.
That also means that for the 2022 season, Century will be promoted from Divisions 2 up to Division 1, and Harrow B from Division 3 to Division 2 , with Wealdstone moving down to Division 2 and West Harrow down to Division 3
Final positions of all Veterans and Bidgood teams may be viewed in the Summary of League Tables.
Northwood and Pinner win their Veterans League Cup semi-finals. Final to be played on Thursday at Harrow BC.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Competitions , details of which can be found on the Competition Results and Fixtures web page.
With all the results for the Bidgood now received its Congratulations to Northwood A and Stanmore the winners of Divisions 1 & 2 respectfully.
That also means that for the 2022 season, Stanmore and Century will be promoted from Division 2 up to Division 1, with Pinner A and Hendon moving down to Division 2.
Final positions of all Bidgood teams may be viewed in the Summary of League Tables
Finals Day at Lupton Bowls Club, Schedule for the day click HERE or go to the finals day page under the Competitions tab.
See the AGM proposal page under News and Admin tab for a proposed change to the Bidgood Rules for next season.
David Poole, former Treasurer for the District Association, and long term member of Roxeth BC has sadly passed away at the age of 79 following a long illness.
His funeral will be on 19th August at Breakspear at 10.30
Following questions raised, just to confirm that the Veterans League Cup Semi finals are scheduled for 6th September at Harrow BC, and that both the Semis and the Final are at 2.00pm.
If and until Wix can correctly reinstate their table function I have suspended all the current Competition,Veterans, and Bidgood league tables and fixture pages and replaced them with new "Results and Fixture" pages within each section which will take you to the equivalent of the old "mobile friendly" versions. So you will get the same up to date information, just slightly less conveniently. As usual let me know if you spot any errors and/or have any comments or suggestions.
Please also note I have edited the AGM proposal process to make it clearer that the "club contacts" are those people listed on the "club details and contacts" page within the News and Admin tab.
Note that the Quarterfinals for all Competitions have now been completed and the results updated on the site.
There is now a new trial page under the News and Admin tab to report proposals for rule changes etc to be submitted to the AGM, however please note within the process which is described the proposals must be submitted by your "Club Contact" as listed in the "Club" section of the same tab.
Well I don't know what WIX did to fix the problem but they truly messed it up completely. None of the tables are currently working correctly so please click on the "mobile friendly version" or the "Print" option to view the various tables.
Appologies if you are having problems trying to view various items such as the league tables. The site hoster, WIX, is aware of this general problem and is in the process of trying to fix it.
Obituary for Jack Webb of Harrow Bowls club who died 21st July after a fall and catching pneumonia.
(PDF document available on request)
Portman Trophy and Coronation Shield quarter final results now updated under the competitions tab.
All competitions scheduled to be completed on or before 16th July plus the triples scheduled for 19th July are now complete and updated on the site.
The PDF versions of the competition tables have been removed and replaced with an option "to print", similar to the "Summary of league tables" print option ( see news item below for 9th July 2021).
This will mean that the print version of the competition tables will automatically provide the most up to date position reported to the site unlike the PDF version which was a manually inputted copy on an ad hoc basis.
Final results for Round 3 of the Singles, Round 2 of the 2 Woods and Round 2 of Veterans League Cup are now available.
A summary of the league tables is now available as a link under the result reporting links on this page (just above).
Once you open it you can then, if you wish, click on "File" (top left) scroll down to and click the "Print" option, followed by "Next" and then "Print" and thence print the summary on one page of A4 paper.
A PDF print option for all the competition charts as well as the Veterans League Cup is now available. Just click on the PDF document and it will open in a new tab/window and you can then just print from there to pin on your notice boards.
Results for Pairs and Portman Cup now updated..
All competition results, other than the Pairs and Portman cup now uploaded to the website.
An additional reporting option has been added to allow teams to raise a dispute if they believe any results reported on the website are incorrect.
NB you will need to provide a copy of the signed results sheet to support any dispute.
Promotions/Relegations end of 2021 for Veterans and Bidgood league divisions
Following the withdrawal of Ruislip A and Harrow Weald from the Bidgood league and the withdrawal of Ruislip A and Eastcote B from the Veterans league those teams will now be eliminated from the league tables.
At the end of the 2021 season in accordance with rule 4 of the Bidgood league the top 2 teams of Division 2 will be promoted to Division 1 and the bottom two teams of Division 1 will be relegated to Division 2.
Similarly in accordance with rule 5 of the Veterans league the top team in Divisions 2 and 3 will be promoted and the bottom team in Divisions 1 and 2 will be relegated.
1st June 2021
1st Round results for the singles, doubles, and triples competition now published - see appropriate competition tab.
CORRECTION to news of 19th April - Harrow Weald WILL still be participating in the Veterans league
14th May 2021
Match Result reporting updated to allow for input of "half points" (.5) instead of just whole numbers. Apologies for any confusion caused.
Also the proforma results reporting card for Vets matches has been updated to provide more space to enter the scores.
7th May 2021
Bidgood fixture lists now complete.
Also the site now has a copy of the proforma Bidgood results card available for printing if needed.
6th May 2021
Eastcote B will not be participating in the Vets league Div 3 this season.
Our sincere condolences go to the family of Ted Fielder of Century Bowling Club who recently passed away.
Page with links to Middlesex Bowling Association added to the "News and Contacts" section
Proforma score cards for the Vets matches are available for printing on the "Results Card" section of the Veterans tab
Ruislip A and Harrow Weald will not be participating in the Veterans or Bidgood league in 2021 CORRECTION - Harrow Weald will still be participating in the Veterans league
24th March 2021
2021 Season Preparations:
Website has been updated with the Competition and Vets League Cup Fixtures planned for 2021 - assuming Covid 19 does not create complications. Contacts have also been updated, including those for the Coronation Shield and Portman Trophy.
September 2019 to April 2020 News
More sad news: Please be advised that past president Len Bartlett passed away on 23rd April. Our deepest condolences go to his wife Carol.
11th April 2020
After taking up the position of Veterans League and Cup Secretary in 2005, Kevin Keefe has decided that this will be his last season in the position and will be resigning. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Kevin for his loyal service and time dedication to this important role for the District.
That will of course mean that if the Veterans League and Cup is to continue in 2021 onward we will need to appoint a new Secretary for the League. If you are interested in supporting the Association and taking on this role please advise Bryn Grewcock (Treasurer - see contacts (officers) page for details) of your willingness to take this on. Kevin Keeefe is also available to provide any additional details about the role should you be interested.
Due to restrictions on group gatherings which may continue for several months the decision has been made to cancel all H&DBA competitions and leagues for the 2020 season. Once the restrictions are lifted then clubs can obviously arrange alternative friendly matches for the rest of the season.
15th March 2020
Sad news: Please be advised that Peggy Charlwood, wife of past president Arthur Charlwood passed away on 12th March. Will advise of funeral arrangements when notified.
7th March 2020
2020 club contacts for Bidgood league added to a new tab under the Bidgood section. In addition the fixture tables for Divisions 1 and 2 of the Bidgood league have been updated with the 2020 dates.
16th February 2020 - updated 7th March 2020
SEMI-FINAL DATES AND VENUE”S FOR OUR COMPETITIONS
We are looking for venues to host our semi-finals in August this year as was agreed at the A.G.M.
The option of laying on food is up to the hosting clubs, the dates are as follows
MONDAY 17/8/20 SINGLES Woodcock park B.C.
TUESDAY 18/8/20 PAIRS Harrow B.C.
WEDNESDAY 19/8/20 TRIPLES Pinner B.C.
THURSDAY 20/8/20 FOURS Wealdstone B.C.
FRIDAY 21/8/20 2 WOODS Kingsbury B.C.
All games to commence at 6.00pm. Please reply to Rod Fraser competition secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org, mobile 07941183851
9th January 2020
Happy New Year to all. The old web site has now been ceased and hopefully any links you have now bring you here.
13th December 2019
Result Reporting pages have been added to the site menu so that results can be reported via the site on the day of the match using your mobile or computer. Usage of this facility will mean that generally the Results, League Tables, Cup and Competition status being updated in less than 24 hours (even by 9.00am the following day).
Everyone is encouraged to use this facility with a view to replacing all other forms of reporting other than providing the actual signed score cards (or scanned / photographed copies thereof ) to the appropriate competition/league/cup Secretaries, though in the future that too may be replaced if all clubs could agree to upload the scanned/photographed version to the web site.
A convenient link has also been added to the start of the Home page to save having to use the normal menu.
New site development finished but still open for comments and suggestions even after the old site is replaced
15th November 2019
OLD website to be replaced mid to late December - barring any unforeseen technicalities - from which time only the NEW site will be available - but the new site will continue use the old name of harrow-and-district-bowls.co.uk
6th November 2019
NEW WEBSITE - A replacement website is currently under development and can be previewed here:-
( you are already looking at it )
Once it is put into production the site reference will be as of today ie harrow-and-district-bowls.co.uk so you should not need to change your "favourites" etc
Please take a look, and as always feel free to give me your comments and suggestions (email top right).
At this point the development site has pages set up for all I currently intend to include. Pages I am not intending to transfer unless there are major objections are:- Fixtures, Charity Day, Tours, Associated Member, Photo Album, Past Seasons and In Memorium, and also I will not be transferring the historic news items - All of these items are no longer part of the Associations current activities hence their ommission.
2nd November 2019
Officer and Club contacts updated to include changes from the AGM 24th October 2019 in addition the AGM changes to the Competitions Rules have now been incorporated in the rules page
Portman Trophy and Coronation Shield Dates for 2020 updated
30th October 2019
John Lever of Lupton Bowling Club, has taken on the role of Webmaster.
The Association wishes to thank Tony Waller for all his efforts in fullfilling this role over the years.
John's contact email is email@example.com as noted in the footer of each page.
Please feel free to send him any comments/request/recommendations you may have for the website.
30th September 2019
Final Veteran's League Results and Tables for 2019 online
22nd September 2019
Final Bidgood League Results and Tables for 2019 online
8th September 2019
Finals Day Results
2 Woods Attillio Ciampini (Uxbridge) 21
Eddie Lane (Stanmore) 20
Singles Attilio Ciampini (Uxbridge) 21
Brian Hearn (Hendon) 11
Pairs John and Jason Lyttle (Hendon) 18
Michael Kopp and Nigel Ward (Uxbridge) 12
Triples D Fyne, Barry Hartog, David Stockman (Woodcock Park) 22
James Lewington, Bob Syme, Malcolm Mills (Ladygate) 8
Fours Steve Flain, Dave Higgs, David Vine & Chris Daykin (Wealdstone) 31
R Gadd, Henry Melsom, David Powell & Ted Fielder (Century) 8
Portman Trophy Pinner 62
Coronation Shield Harefield Hospital 41