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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There is a session for anyone who would like to “Have a go” at Indoor Bowling on a Monday morning at 11.00 a.m.
There will be Social Bowling every Thursday morning 11.30-1.00p.m.
The Club will be open on a Saturday until 5.00p.m. and all day Sunday for rearranged games, practise and social bowling.
The stars of the Winter bowling at Halifax Bowling Club were New Starts (Sandra Hutchinson, Frank Sykes, Patrick O’Connor, Peter Willoughby) in Division 2 who beat top of the league Pellon (Robert Walker, P. Firth, David Agnew, P. Steele) by 15 points to 13. Hutchinson beat Walker 21-17, Sykes defeated Firth 21-12 and O’ Connor beat Agnew 21-19. Steele replied for Pellon with a 21-4 win against Peter Willoughby.
The outstanding performance in Halifax Bowling Club Indoor Bowling Leagues was that in the Friday Evening Pairs, when bottom of the league Gary & Ann (Gary and Ann Robinson) faced the unbeaten Millers (Jenny and Tim Miller). Gary and Ann looking for their first win of the season, completely turned the league table upside down as they produced a superb performance to beat the Millers by 14 shots to 7. Yorkshire county player Jenny and husband Tim could not match the standard set by Gary and Ann and had to admit defeat.
Sandra Hutchinson (New Starts) and Joyce Asquith (All Sorts) played out an exciting winter bowling Division 2 game at Halifax Bowling Club. Both ladies, have experience of the Halifax number 2 green. Playing with her new purple and white “tornado” bowls, off a short straight mark Sandra moved into a 18-15 lead. Joyce however fought back well and with determination eventually ran out a 21-18 winner.
Joyce Asquith Sandra Hutchinson
Rabbits + 2 (Norma Mallinson, Jimmy Bainbridge, Peter Lomax, Con McGinley) and Black Cats (Brian Winrow, Wendal Adams, Sue Gormley, Jack Orley) played out a “nip and tuck” encounter in Division 1 of the Wednesday Fours played at Halifax Bowling Club.Rabbits + 2, languishing near the bottom of the division raised their game against high flying Black Cats. Rabbits went into a 6-2 lead before Rabbits pulled back the deficit and take a 9-6 lead. Rabbits pulled level at 9 shots each with two ends to play.
What an exciting climax to the season for Halifax “B” who play in Division 2 of the Hebden Royd Vets. In their last game of the season they had to win all their games against Crow Wood Park, to be in with a chance of winning the league. They had to rely on Ripponden to have two winners in their last home game against Hill Crest “B”, the leaders of the League.
Hill Crest “B” had previously emphatically beaten Halifax “B” twice in their league games.
Halifax, against all odds beat Crow Wood 8-0 and Hill Crest won at Ripponden 6-2, for Halifax to take the title with a superior points difference.
David and Barbara Gee finished 1st and 2nd in the averages.
Next season both the “A” and “B” teams will play in Division 1.