Halifax Bowling Club is blessed in many ways and one of them is having two outside Crown Greens. This enables the club to put out 29 various mixed, ladies only and men only teams into 8 different leagues every week, 6 days of the week.
There is also ample time for social bowling and improvers bowling in and amongst the league bowling. We are also popular with local and Yorkshire leagues as a venue for all types of competition, usually at the weekend.
Our greens are open all year, weather permitting, and this has enabled us to start a new Outdoor Winter League, once a week, which is proving very popular with teams of 4 players.
We are always on the lookout for new club members and players so why don't you come along to view our excellent facilities and meet new friends.
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On a beautiful warm, sunny morning twenty ladies contested the Louie Pearson Handicap cup.
The lowest handicap players were 1st team captain Barbara Gee, who played off minus 3, first team players Marion Reynolds, minus 2, Joyce Asquith minus 1 and Marion Quick, who played off scratch.
The other ladies played off plus 4, as they were team bowlers, Barbara Gee played number 2 green superbly all day as she bowled a short mark to the fast corners and then played up hill to the centre of the crown. Her hardest game was against Barbara Crompton, as the pair were level at 19 across before Barbara bowled in for a pair to take the game. She then beat Pam Shaw and Helen Smith before facing Colleen Agnew in the final.
Colleen found herself behind in her semi final against Joyce Asquith, but as she changed the length to a longer length, Colleen pulled the score back to win her semi final and face Barbara in the final.
Colleen, off plus 1, had no answer to the short marks of Barbara , as Barbara ran out the winner.
As it was such a lovely day, the ladies who lost in the 1st round played out a supplementary competition which was won by Marian Quick who beat Marion Reynolds in the final.
An excellent day was enjoyed by all ladies
The Autumn 2016 Indoor Bowling season commenced last week at Halifax Bowling Club.
The remainder of the leagues commence next week.
There are several new teams this season included in the 94 teams who play in the leagues. These teams are teams who have previously played at Whitcliffe Mount.
There will be a starter session for anyone who would like to "have a go" at Indoor Bowling . This session commences on Monday September 19th at 11a.m.
There will be a Social Bowling Session on a Thursday morning from 11.30 a.m. -1.00p.m. This session commences on Thursday October 6th.
Halifax Bowling Club's Winter Bowling season commences on Thursday October 6th. Sixteen four person teams will play every Thursday (weather permitting). Games commence at 11.30a.m and 1.00p.m.
Both the indoor leagues and the winter bowling leagues are full. Spectators are welcome. Bacon sandwiches , tea, coffee and cakes will be served every Thursday.
For further details please contact Barbara Gee 01422 203137.
David Ogden, an indoor member at Halifax almost pulled off one of the shocks of the season as in a Wildcard competition to play in the Scottish Open at Perth, he faced English international Janice Gower in his game played at Newton Hall, Blackpool. David lost the first set 8-4 , won the second set 8-5., after being. 5-1 down and had to play a three end tie break. With the final end to play he played a "Jack high" bowl at the side of the Jack, only to see Janice beat his efforts and move into the next round.
Men's Presidents Day.
On a beautiful sunny day the men of Halifax Bowling Club played for the Presidents Cup.
The defending champion Andrew Gee played superbly all day, as he beat Ian Sutcliffe in the first round, before beating Steve Webster in his second round game. His son, Samuel Gee was his opponent in the quarter final and Samuel had no answer to his dad's short mark bowling. Andrew faced vets captain David Wadsworth in his semi final and again he wore his opponent down with his consistent short marks as he ran out a 21-13w inner.
On a breezy summer day, the ladies at Halifax Bowling Club held their ladies merit competition, the Carter Merit.
The semi finalists were, Barbara Gee, Marion Reynolds, Joyce Asquith and Christine Austin.
Notable performances in the earlier rounds were by the much improved Ann Oates, who was 14 across in her semi final game against Marion Reynolds, Joyce Shaw in her first round game against Joyce Asquith when she was in front for all of the game until the final end and Marilyn Greenwood who excelled against Barbara Crompton.
Twenty Ladies took part in this cup
This competition was organised as a round robin split into two groups which enabled a final to be organised between the two sections.
The Pairs were selected to ensure an experienced player partnered a less experienced member of the club.