Harrow and District Bowling Association News
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.
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.
March 2020 News
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 , mobile 07941183851
December 2019 News
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.
November 2019 News
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
October 2019 News
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 as noted in the footer of each page.
Please feel free to send him any comments/request/recommendations you may have for the website.
September 2019 news
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