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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First group enjoying a session
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !.