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.
Wayside’s Brian Walker hit the headlines again this week by clinching the districts most prestigious title becoming the regions Champion of Champions.
24 Champions gathered for the event including all the major open title holders as well as all club champions. Progressing through the first two rounds and into the quarter finals were Andy Dodsworth from Bardsey, Brian Walker, Mark Reynolds and Barrie Sugden all from Wayside, Dave Spilsbury from Starbeck, BrIan Wrigglesworth (Dacre), Carl Bushby (Almscliffe) and Trevor Ingledew (Knaresborough). ....Continue Reading.
The Full Draw
Sunday, Aug 29, 2014
Bilton Dragon Ladies Competition 2014
Sara Elsworth capped an excellent season by clinching the Dragon Ladies title.
In the 1st Round Elsworth progressed on with a good 21-10 win over Dacre's Audrey Hardcastle. Swan's Val Rowson also beat Dragon bowler and one of the pre-comp favourites Hazel Parker 21-15.
Other first round results included Christine Robson (Knaresborough) Audrey Sneddon 21-11; Janet Mudd (Dragon) 21 Sarah Ravillious (Low Harrogate) 16; Gaynor Olding (Almscliffe) 21 Pam Richardson (Collingham) 16; Carol Hawkins (Low Harrogate) 21 Julia Heaton (Dacre) 20
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
England Cup 2014
Wayside Ramblers celebrated in style this week after winning the England Cup.
In a competitive game that saw an extremely high standard of bowling worthy of a much higher division Knaresborough Hounds put up a terrific battle but day proved to be the Ramblers as they won 156-119. Ramblers skipper Tracy Kennedy, fresh from her Turkish Delight holiday, got her team off to a great start with a 21-18 win over Alan Clelland .....Continue Reading...
Wayside’s Brian Walker clinched the Tommy Cochrane Trophy for the second year running after a fine days bowling.
40+ competitors set out on the day spread over four qualifying greens with the best two from each green going through to the Final at Bilton Dragon. In the first quarter final Pateley’s Tony Derrick secured a good win 21-13 over Ian Kennedy. . In the next match Brian Walker found himself struggling to find the pace against Jason Worsnop from Bilton WMC. .....Continue Reading
Wed, July 2, 2014
HABA Pairs Merit 2014
Pateley Pair Tom Beecroft and Tony Brown clinched the Harrogate Pairs Merit title in fine style this week.
Qualifying events had been held during the previous two weeks over four Greens with the best two from each green going into the final. First to the green was Brian & Stephen Walker from Wayside against John Carne / Paul Gill from Bilton WMC. .....continue reading
Bilton Dragon Bowling Club clinched the district’s top club competition in fine style this week beating Starbeck 217 – 190.
This competition has been dominated by Wayside and Black Swan for the last 20 years so it was fantastic to see a new name on the Cup. Skipper Brad Walker got his team off to a great start beating Barry Woodward 21-11..........continue reading
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.