Harrow and District Bowling Association News

27th July 2021

Obituary for Jack Webb of Harrow Bowls club who died 21st July after a fall and catching pneumonia.   

  Click on PDF document:-

26th July 2021

Portman Trophy and Coronation Shield quarter final results now updated under the competitions tab.

16th July 2021

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.

13th July 2021

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.

9th July 2021

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.

(I hope).

30th June 2021

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..

22nd June 2021

All competition results, other than the Pairs and Portman cup now uploaded to the website.

15th June 2021

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.


11th June 2021

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.

17th May2021

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.

2nd May 2021

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

19th April 2021

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

26th April 2020

         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

19th March 20220

        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.

February 2020 News

16th February 2020  -  updated 7th March 2020


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 rodfraser762@gmail.com, mobile 07941183851

January 2020 News


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.

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

16th November 2019

         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    h.and.dba@outlook.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.

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

                             Northwood                  43
Coronation Shield  Harefield Hospital       41

                             Hendon                       37