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.
Ian McPhail. In his first season of indoor bowling Ian captains the Monday Afternoon Fours team Yorkies and is captain and skip for the Saturday Pairs team First Timers, who recently won their first game of the season.
Rascals (David Laycock, Mick Walker, Sue Gormley, Peter Ogden) and Dodgers (Eileen Dovernor, Ray Fearnley, Rodney Collinge, Peter Grant) had an amazing game in the Monday Afternoon Fours at Halifax Bowling Club.
The spotlight this week falls on Division 2 in the Wednesday Fours in Halifax Bowling Club’s Indoor leagues.
Leading the way were Ever Hopefuls (June Barron, Jennifer Templeton, Avril Humberstone, Maywynne Denby) and Guys & Dolls (Eileen Dovernor, Ron Bax, Jeff Dovernor, Val Bax).
In a “nip and tuck” encounter the all ladies Ever Hopefuls took an early advantage and at the start of the last end were holding a 10- 8 lead. Jeff Dovernor for Guys & dolls, played his best two bowls of the game as he held “shot” with his two bowls, Val Bax added a third to give Guys & Dolls a “3”. The experienced skip Maywyyne Denby for Ever Hoperfuls, played into the head to try and remove the scoring bowls but twice narrowly missed the head to give Guys & Dolls a “3” and take the game by 11 shots to 10.
Ron Bax, fresh from the world championships at Potters had his best game of the season.
Lady President Margot Handsley with the Captains of the six winning teams in the winter bowling league.
Tony Riley (Clayhouse), Bev Shutt (Clayton), Catherine Hoyle (Hoyle’s War), Mark Sykes (Lindley), Allan Pennington (Silsden P.F.) and David Gowing (Pellon)
The battle for the top of Division 2 in Halifax Bowling Club’s Winter league is reaching an exciting climax. With only one game left to play Clayton are the new leaders on 217 points, with Hoyle’s War in second place with 214 points. Pellon have slipped down to third with 211 points.
On one of the coldest days of the winter and with the temperatures barely above freezing. Clayton (M. Cowley, Robert Dean, Tony Jams, Phil Lister) beat Sowerby (Peter Lomax, Pat Skene, Brian Morgan, Lesley Ellison) by 18 points to 9. Skene was the lone winner for Sowerby as she beat Dean 21-18, as Cowley, Lister and James all registered emphatic wins.
Ron and Val Bax are experiencing a week to remember in Halifax Bowling Club’s Indoor league.
In their latest league game they included Ann Robinson making her debut as their lead player in their game against the experienced Phoenix (Patrick O’Connor, David Atkinson, Ken Sharkey, Peter Ogden). Don’t Be Short also included a new player D. Haigh along with Val and Ron Bax. Ann rose to the occasion and with superb leading, Don’t Be Short moved into a early lead as they scored a “5”, “4” and a “3”. Phoenix fought back and at the start of the last end had pulled the score line back to 19-15 needing a “4” for a draw. In rather an anti climax they managed a “3” to make the final score 19-18 to Don’t Be Short.
Ron and Val have spent the remainder of the week at the World Indoor Bowling Championships at Potters, where they have been enthralled at the high standard of play.