Spring 2017 Indoor Presentation Evening

Joan Dunn, the sponsor of the John Dunn Shield and the winner Gareth Coates, one of the outstanding indoor bowlers at the Halifax club.

Halifax Bowling Club held their Indoor Bowling Presentation Evening at the club.

Before the prizes were presented by the Lady President Margot Handsley, the Indoor Bowling Secretary, Barbara Gee spoke about changes for the 2017 Autumn season.

The Saturday Morning Pairs will now included twelve pairs and the pairs will play for an hour and a half. The first games will commence at 10.00 a.m. Two partially sighted pairs will be competing and they will play their games in the last session at 1.00 p.m. They will place a piece of string down the centre of the rinks to help them with the positioning of their bowls.

The teams playing in the Wednesday Evening Fours will have a handicap. The team who finished in 8th position will add 8 shots to their final score in every game played, the team who finished in 7th place will add 7 shots to their score etc.

This handicap is because of the difference in the standard of teams.

Replacement dots will be placed on the rinks a metre from the T. If a player knocks their jack into the side ditch the jack will be replaced onto the replacement dot and the players will play to the jack.

The 2017 Autumn league will commence on Thursday September  14th with the Thursday Evening Triples.

Indoor Bowling Results - Week14-17

After fourteen weeks of competitive indoor bowling at Halifax Bowling Club the winners of the respective leagues have now been decided.

The only unbeaten teams, who have not dropped a point all season are Young Guns ( Gareth Coates, Chloe Hirst) in Division 1 of the Tuesday Evening pairs and  Red Mist (Les Holmes, keith Hatzer, Philip Holroyd) in the Friday Triples.

Such is their superiority in the Tuesday pairs Young Guns  have played 14 games, won 14 games and have a plus 150 shots difference.

Indoor Bowling Results - Week13-17

New indoor bowler Ros Dawson.

The upset of the week in Halifax Bowling Club’s Indoor leagues was in Division 1 of the Wednesday Fours when the champions elect of the division, Northern Lights (Les Holmes, John Beverley, Tony Dubaj, Michael Hutchinson) were beaten by middle of the table Blue Moon (Guy Dixon, Marilyn Greenwood, Peter Greenwood).  Northern Lights were under pressure from the first end as a superb team performance by the trio from Blue Moon saw them achieve a 14-3 victory. A feature of the game was the inability of Northern Lights lead player Holmes, who failed on three ends to set his trade mark minimum length jack. Twice he sent the jack off into the ditch and the third time he failed to reach the T. As Blue Moon played the game with three players, their number 1 and 2  players bowled with 3 bowls each and they lost a quarter of their final score at the end of the game. Thus the final score was 11 –6 to Blue Moon.

Indoor Bowling Results - Week12-17

Photo of “Fair of Face’s” Paul Green. Next to bottom “Fair of Face” beat second in the table “Foxes”.

The final of the John Dunn Shield will be played between the holder Gareth Coates and Scott Smith. In their semi-final Coates beat the Yorkshire Crown Green President Keith Hatzer and Smith defeated Robert Holmes. The game between Smith and Holmes was a “nip and tuck” affair, with Holmes holding a 13-12 advantage at the start of the last end. Smith rose to the occasion and bowled two “jack high” bowls to the side of the jack to pull off a 14-13 victory.

Indoor Bowling Results - Week11-17

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 !.