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20/01/2020: It with sadness that we report the death of Bob Poynter (Reading BC) who passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday 15th January.  Our sincere condolences go out to his family at this sad time.

Bob was an active member of Reading Bowling Club for many years, much loved by young and old alike. He was not only a good bowler, but was a big part of the running of the club being a highly valued member of the Executive Committee.  He was Men’s Secretary for 15 years as well as a perceptive team selector and, following the adoption of a new Constitution in 2012, he led the new Bowling Committee.

Bob Poynter’s funeral will be held on Wednesday 5th February at 1.45 pm – Reading Crematorium, All Hallows Road, RG4 5LP..

17/01/2020: The draw for the Men’s Unbadged Singles Competition is now available via the Competitions Section of the WebSite.

16/01/2020: Massive congratulations to Rick Hough of Trenthan BC who has been announced as runner up in the Nationwide inaugural ‘Story of the Year’ award.

The award, which has replaced the ‘Club of the Year’ award, is generously supported by Drakes Pride, and has been introduced by Bowls England to recognise the work of clubs and volunteers across the country. 

This achievement is something that Rick and all the members of Trentham BC should be very proud of and something to build on in the years ahead.

Details of the Bowls England announcement of this award can be found via this link.


15/01/2020: Application forms are available for players to indicate their availability for the Men’s Inter County, President Invitation and Bannerette Matches.
Selection for the Inter County Matches is restricted to County Bowlers.  
Non County players are encourage to put their names forward for selection for both the President Invitation and Bannerette Matches.

2020 Men’s Inter County Matches Application Form

2020 President Invitation and Bannerette Matches Application Form

It is with sadness that we report the death of Gordon Ling (Tilehurst BC) who passed away on Saturday 4th January.  Gordon was a long standing member and former President of the Tilehurst Club.  Gordon was also a strong supported of the County, filling the role of selector for many years and holding the post of Middleton Cup Manager.  He will be greatly missed.

Gordon’s funeral will take place at 10.45 on Thursday 23rd January at the Reading Crematorium, All Hallows Rd, Reading RG4 5LP.
The wake will be held at The Tilehurst British Legion Club, Downing Road, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 5BB.
The draw for the 2020 Ladies Competitions can be found in the Competitions Section of the website.
Congratulations to Andy Knapper (Tilehurst) who has been selected to represent England at the 2020 World Bowls Championships which will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia, between 26th and 7th June.  The Championships will take place at three venues – Broadbeach Bowling Club, Helensvale Bowling Club and Musgrave Hill Bowling Club

Selected Team:
Men – Nick Brett (Huntingdonshire), Andrew Knapper (Berkshire), Robert Paxton (Devon), Sam Tolchard (Devon) and Jamie Walker (Northamptonshire)

Women – Ellen Falkner (Cambridgeshire), Sian Honnor (Kent), Lorraine Kuhler (Oxfordshire), Katherine Rednall (Norfolk) and Sophie Tolchard (Devon)

TRCBBA wishes all the selected team the very best for the upcoming Championships.