Harrow and District Bowling Association News
Bidgood "Fixture Process" page amended for 2024 Fixtures. Amendment removes Stanmore B fixtures as they have withdrawn from the league and corrects two typos on the Cavendish row (only) for Harrow Weald and Uxbridge
Stanmore "B" have withdrawn from Bidgood Division2
For the avoidance of any doubt it should be noted that both Wealdstone and West Harrow have both closed at the end of the season so will not be playing any future matches.
A fifth AGM proposal has been supplied see "AGM Proposals"
The schedule of home and away designations for 2024 Bidgood League matches may now be found on the "Bidgood fixture process"
Also a fourth AGM proposal has been supplied see "AGM Proposals"
The 84th AGM will be held at Century BC on 18th October 2023 at 7.00pm
Any proposals that clubs may have for consideration at the AGM should be submitted to the webmaster by no later than end of 26th September 2023. See the "AGM Proposals" page for the process and format for submitting proposals and also to see the three proposals already received.
The results of the Finals Day competitions have been uploaded onto the "Competitions Results and Fixture" page.
Congratulations to Hendon and Harrow A who are promoted to Division 1 in the Bidgood league for next season.
Provisional tables for 2024 season is on the "Bidgood Details page"
Congratulations also go to Century and Deane Park for their promotions to Div 1 and 2 respectively in the Veterans league for next season.
Provisional tables for 2024 season is on the "Veterans Details page"
Appologies I updated the site but forgot to publish it, you should now see the 2023 finals day order of play
Order of play for 2023 Finals Day can now be found in the competitions section as "Finals Day 2023"
Herga Indoor Bowls club have asked us to notiy you that they are holding an open day 0n 7th October 2023, as per attached notification on temporary page "Herga Open Day" within the News and Admin section- note that the page will be removed after the open day.
Note tomorrow is the deadline for submitting additional teams to the Bidgood and Vets league for next season (as permanently indicated in the red box outline on this page). if you have overlooked this or just forgotten then we will still accept applications for consideration upto Saturday 5th August but no later.
Please note that the recent World Bowls rule change regarding forfeiture of games for displacing bowls has been rescinded with immediate effect. PDF copy of the World Bowls letter is here:
Unfortunately there were a few errors in the published competition contacts list . These have now been corrected.
Andy Docker has kindly agreed to take on the role of verifying the consistency of "A" and "B" team players taking part in matches with the listings nominated and reported by clubs at the start of the season. Accordingly electronic copies of the signed results cards should be sent to him rather than the Webmaster as previously advised. Result Reporting Procedures for both the Veterans and Bidgood leagues have been added to the website for reference:-
Apologies to those of you that have been trying to view the league fixture lists I hadn't switched on the View function. I have now switched it on but beware the fixture lists are incomplete at the moment as I am awaiting details from the various clubs. as they are received the site will be updated accordingly. I will advise once they are completed.
The draws for the Portman Cup and Coronation Shield have now been completed and can be found under the
Due to a technical glitch the draws for both the Portman Cup and Coronation Shield will be redone in the near future, please discard any copies you may have already printed.
All other draws are not affected.
Contact details for all teams and competition entrants for 2023 have now been updated and can be found under:
The draws for all the Harrow and District competitions have now been completed and can be found (and/or printed) on the website at
Veterans Results and Fixtures for the Veterans League Cup.
Contact details will be updated next week.
Our sincere condolences go to the family of Michael Waterford of West Harrow B.C. who sadly passed away of pneumonia/old age while at Northwick Park Hospital on 1st November. The family wish to let all those that knew him that :
On Thursday 1st December.
He will be laying in rest at St Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, South Ruislip. A service will be held at 5pm. This is open for anyone to attend if you wish.
Then on Friday 2nd December.
The funeral service will be at 12pm at St Gregory the Great Church in South Ruislip.
We will then move on to Breakspear crematorium in Ruislip for a short service at 1.30pm.
This will then be followed by a celebration of his life at The Breakspear Arms, Ruislip around 2pm.
Please feel free to join us for all or part of these two days, we would like to send him off surrounded by as many people that knew and loved him as possible.
Catherine and Christopher
Without West Harrow, six clubs within Bidgood Division 2 have been left with a home/away split of 5:3 or 3:5. To rectify this situation and give all clubs in the Division an equitable 4:4 split the six clubs have been advised to change the location for just one of their matches. The revised schedule is now shown on the "Fixture Process" web page. For reference the original schedule can still be found below the Revised Schedule.
West Harrow will not be participating in the Bidgood League in 2023.
Rule changes for Bidgood, Veterans, and Veterans Cup approved at the AGM have now been incorporated into the Rules pages on the website.
Apologies for any delay , I have been away. The minutes for the recent AGM can now be found in the News and Admin section under "83rd AGM - 26th Oct 2022"
All the submitted proposals are listed under the minutes. The appropriate web site pages will be updated with the carried proposals over the next few days, as well as setting up the site for the 2023 season, I will advise once completed. In the meantime the details of the changes can be found within the proposals if you should need them.
Note due to rejection of proposal M the Bidgood league will remain as it was so the Club Fixture Secretaries may continue to use the Home/Away fixtures as scheduled under the Bidgood "fixture process" (for 2023)
Proposal N, received 3rd October, has now been added to the "AGM Proposals" page.
Proposals M added to the "AGM Proposals" page
Congratulations to Pinner the Vets league Cup winners for 2022.
Full details on the "Veterans Results and Fixtures" page.
Proposals J to L added to the "AGM Proposals" page
Congratulations to the Finals Day winners, summary of all the winners and runners up can be found on the "Competition Results and Fixtures" page
Proposals H and I added to the "AGM Proposals" page
Congratulations to the following teams:
Vets Div 1- Northwood "A" - overall Champions
Vets Div 2 - Stanmore "B" - promoted to Div 1
Vets Div 3 - Harrow Weald - promoted to Div 2
Bidgood Div 1 - The Mill - overall Champions
Bidgood Div 2 - Pinner "B" - 1st place promoted to Div 1
Bidgood Div 2 - Kingsbury - 2nd place promoted to Div 1
Also we would like to welcome Kingsbury who will be joining Div 3 of the vets league next season.
Commiserations to the following teams:
Vets Div 1 - Century - returning to Div 2
Vets Div 2 - Harrow "B" - returning to Div 3
Bidgood Div 1 - Harrow "B" and Ladygate moving to Div 2
Link to "Final Summary of League Tables" for those interested.
Note a couple of name changes for the Finals Day Agenda, B.Harthog replaces A.Cohen in the fours, and P.Taggart replaces P.Lewis in the Coronation Shield
"AGM Proposals" page (under News and Admin) now updated for proposals A to G.
The order of play for "Finals Day at Eastcote Bowling Club on 3rd September" is now published under the Competitions Tab.
Please also Note that the 83rd AGM is now confirmed as Wednesday 26th October at 7.30 pm at Century Bowling Club, Between 51 and 53 Logan Road, Wembley, HA9 8PY.
The deadline for any AGM proposals is therefore Wednesday 5th October. Please see the "Proposals" page under the News and Admin tab for the method of submitting and approving your proposals.
The AGM is not far off (details will be posted when confirmed towards the end of this month) so if you have any proposals to put forward now is the time to be putting them together in order to meet the deadline of submission 3 weeks before the AGM.
Below are the details provided by the family for the funeral of Cyril and Pam. Please note the request to advise the family if you also intend to join them at the Woodman so that they can cater appropriately.
Funeral arrangements for Pam and Cyril Balaam
Sadly our parents passed away on the 5th July 2022, if you would like to join the family in celebrating Pam and Cyril's lives, the funeral is taking place at 12.45pm on Tuesday 16th August at Breakspear West Crematorium Ruislip HA4 7SJ, following on after at The Woodman, Joel Street, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 2PR a seven minute drive away (not to be confused with The Woodman opposite the Crematorium).
We would love to share this occasion with Pam and Cyril's friends, please do let us know if you intend to join us, so that the venue can cater for everyone, please also advise of any dietary requirements. RSVP to Nicola on email@example.com or 07533700874
Terry, Mark and Nicola
Family flowers only please, if you wish to make a donation to charity on Pam and Cyril's behalf, this can be done at the funeral, on the charity website or via the funeral directors G Saville and Son who will forward cheques or cash on your behalf, any donations will be shared amongst the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity and the Alzheimer's Society.
If you are unable to join us in person, but would like to attend the funeral virtually webcast details for the service for Pamela and Cyril Balaam at 12:45 on Tuesday 16th August, at Breakspear West, run by G Saville & Son are as below.
Watching webcast live
It is with great sadness that we announce the deaths of Cyril and Pam Balaam who recently died within days of each other. Cyril had been a long standing member, and President, of Lupton Bowling Club. Funeral arrangements are as yet unknown.
It has been highlighted that some clubs have scheduled Veterans matches after 31st August 2022. This is contrary to rule 6 of the Vets League, as such the results of those matches will not be included in the final league tables unless they are rescheduled to on or before 31st August 2022.
Corrections made to Competition contact phone numbers for D.Greenston (Stanmore)
Corrections made to Competition contact phone numbers for M.Mitchell (Northwood) and R.Segalov (Pinner)
Bryns funeral will be held at Breakspear West at 2.45pm on Monday 25th April.
Sadly I have to announce that our long serving Treasurer, Bryn Grewcock, has passed away this morning after extended bouts of ill health. We wish his family our sincere condolences.
20th February 2022
The following contact details have now been updated for 2022:
A.We still need a venue for the Veterans League Cup Semis and Final on the 6th and 8th September 2022, Could you please contact Rod Fraser if your club can host both these events.
B.There have been a few adjustments to the competition draws:
The singles semis is due to be held on the 15th August (not 22nd).
There is one additional bye in the Pairs and three in the Triples.
A correction of team leader in the Fours.
Apologies to those of you who have already printed off the tables.
The draws for the various 2022 competitions and the associated cut-off dates have now been completed and can be seen by clicking the links on the "competition results and fixtures" page under competitions tab, except for the Veterans League Cup which is on the "Veterans results and fixtures" page under the Veterans tab.
Contact details for all entrants will be added later this month in plenty of time to arrange your matches.
Note the locations for some of the semi-finals have not yet been confirmed and will be added as determined.