The Harrogate Amateur Bowling Association consists of 2 highly competative leagues
made up from clubs around Harrogate and the surrounding districts.
The first league is an open Evening League consisting of 4 Divisions
running on a Monday and Tuesday evening. The second is a Veterans League running on a
The league has many North Yorkshire players, with North Yorkshire
competing in the National Federation of Crown Green Bowls championship.
Wed, July 2, 2014
HABA Pairs Merit 2014
The Harrogate Pairs Merit Competition commences on Wednesday 2nd July and continues on Wednesday 9th July as required. Start and Scratch is 6:30pm.
Final to be played at Bardsey on Sunday 13th July Start and Scratch 2:00pm. Dress code applies. Four qualifying greens playing down to two pairs per green are Pateley Bridge, Dacre Banks, Wayside and Bilton WMC.
Pateleys Tom Beecroft and Tony Derrick were celebrating in style this week as they clinched the Wilf Shaw Pairs trophy.
With the sun shining it was a good turnout but defending champions for the last two years Chris and Carol Sunter were disappointed to be knocked out in the first round by Phil Hill and Danny Towning. As the competition progressed with some excellent bowling on display it was Beecroft and Derrick versus John Jennison and Hazel Parker in the first semi-final and Dave Rowson and Chaz Charleton versus Paul and Jason Worsnop in the second...........Continue Reading
Wayside’s Mark Reynolds celebrated another terrific competition win this week by clinching the prestigious HABA Individual Merit title.
Forty-five bowlers started out and were initially split over four qualifying greens with the two best bowlers from each going into the final. The final qualifiers joining Reynolds were Chris Light (Bilton Dragon), Paul Worsnop (Bilton Dragon), Chris Rigby (Wayside), Tom Beecroft (Pateley Bridge), Jason Worsnop (Bilton WMC), Maurice Skaife (Bilton Dragon) and Josh Coker (Bilton Dragon)......Continue Reading
As reported by Ken Coker, Bilton Dragon
It was an excellent evening for the Shutt cup final. Lots of supporters to watch the two teams from the Dragon contest the cup. The Athenians fancied their chances because when both teams played the league match at home the Trojans were beaten. Naturally the captain Stuart wanted to play the final at home. This was not agreed by Ken and was decided to play at the Swan.....Continue Reading
Friday, May 30, 2014
Grange Park Cup 2014
An exciting Grange Cup final is what was expected and an exciting final is what we got. After a terrific display Starbeck clinched the trophy beating Knaresborough Tigers 151-143.
First blood went to Starbeck with Terry Mitton beating Ross Hall 21-8. The final was held at Low Harrogate that can prove a difficult green at the best of times but Mitton took straight to it bowling a great game. Alan Pitchfork snatched a win straight back for the Tigers beating Jon Lynch 21-14 which was followed by an incredible tight game between Brian Armitage and Bernard Ibbotson. ....Continue Reading
There was celebration for Wayside Travellers as they captured the first silverware of the season on offer. In an exciting and very competitive Herald Cup final Wayside just beat Bilton Centurions 150-140.
It was the in form Josh Coker who has made a terrific start to the season who drew first blood for the Centurions beating Mark Reynolds 21-18. Brad Walker followed this up with another great win for the Centurions beating Gordon Flower 21-20.