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.
Halifax Bowling Club is one of the best appointed clubs in the area and the only one in the town with indoor lanes. See what we have to offer...
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Halifax Bowling Club are inviting anyone who would like to learn how to bowl to come along to the club and "have a go".
There will be experienced bowlers from the club every morning to show new bowlers how to play bowls.
The bowling will commence on Monday April 3rd at 10.30a.m. when Barbara Gee will be teaching new bowlers.
David Armitage on Tuesday mornings at 10.30 a.m,
Marilyn Greenwood on Wednesday mornings
Steve Lees on Friday morning all at 10.30 a.m.
On Sunday mornings at 11.30a.m, Dougie Wood and Bob Kingdom will be pleased to show new bowlers "how to bowl".
Just turn up and "have a go".
For further details please ring Barbara Gee (01422 203137)
The outstanding result in Halifax Bowling Club’s Spring Indoor Leagues was in the Friday Evening Pairs, when top of the league, Clayton (Tony Riley, Paul Kaye) were held to a 13 all draw by T.N.T. (Peter Grant, Neil Mort). T.N.T. ( Them from Norton Tower) went into a 8-0 lead before Clayton took control of the game and scored the next eleven shots to take the lead. With three ends to play T.N.T. levelled the game with a “3” to level the scores at 11 shots each. The penultimate end saw Clayton score a “2” to take a 13-11 advantage. However at the final end T.N.T. managed to score two shots for the sides to finish level at 13 shots each. A superb game of indoor bowling !.
Photo of Joyce Depledge. Joyce plays skip for Ever Hopefuls in Division 2 of the Wednesday Fours and plays outside for Spring Hall and Greenroyd.
The upset of the season in Halifax Bowling Club’s Spring leagues was caused in Division 2 of the Tuesday Evening Pairs, when bottom of the table Brookley (Elspeth Hartley, Marilyn Greenwood) faced the experienced pair and second in the table Brigands (David Wadsworth, Stuart Baker). Brookley played superbly to move into a 9-0 lead with one end to play. Brigands scored a single at the last end for Brookley to register a 9-1 success. Brigands were completely outplayed by the ladies pair.
Photo of David and Mavis Stinton who play in the Saturday Morning Pairs and have moved up into third place as they beat Eskimos (Marian Quick, Mick Jagger) 16-0. David and Mavis also play for Luddites in the Monday Afternoon Fours. The big game of the week at Halifax Bowling Club’s Indoor Leagues was in Division 1 of the Wednesday Fours when two of the teams at the top of the table Illingworth (David Laycock, David Atkinson, Ken Sharkey, Peter Ogden ) and Black Cats (Sue Gormley, Jack Orley, Wendal Adams, Brian Winrow) were in opposition. In a very low scoring game, the two teams played out a “nip and tuck” encounter.
Madlams had mixed fortunes in Halifax Bowling Club’s Indoor leagues. In the Monday Evening Fours , Madlams (Jim Eaton, Malcolm Griffiths, Derek Smith, Ian Hodges) found themselves up against second in the tables Spartans (Brian Winrow, Peter Drinkwater, Brian Holder, David Holder). After three ends the teams were level with 2 shots each, before Madlams raised into a 8-2 lead as they scored a single , a “2” and a “3”. Spartans fought back with a single and a “4” to make the score 8-7 with the last end to play. In a pulsating final end Madlams scored a “3” to achieve a 11-7 success.
Photo of Eskimos (Marian Quick and Mick Jagger), leaders of the Saturday Morning pairs after their latest win.
The game of the week at Halifax Bowling Club’s Indoor league was in the Saturday Morning Pairs when the two unbeaten teams Wellhouse (David Laycock, Peter Ogden) and Eskimos (Marion Quick, Mick Jagger) were in opposition.