New Leagues and Competition
During the last few months there has been a welcome influx of new members in to the Club. Not only novice bowlers but also experienced players from other clubs. Consequently, there is now a need for additional leagues to accommodate the new bowlers.
Three new leagues will start from 12th February 2015 and run to the end of the present Winter Season. Importantly, one of these leagues, an Australian Open Pairs, will be held on Saturday mornings.
New Leagues are:-
Novices Drawn Open Pairs, Thursdays 1 - 3pm
Mixed Pairs, Thursdays 7 - 9pm
Australian Open Pairs, Saturdays 10am - 12noon
Full details and entry sheets are on the notice board within the Bowling Hall.
20th Jan 2015
Drawn Open Triples Competition, Sunday 15th March 2015: In aid of St Cuthberts Hospice
It will be a Whistle Stop Event with 4 games of 55 minutes. It will be run on similar lines to the recent successful Graham Wilkinson Competition.
One important difference will see all entrants seeded and teams drawn to ensure, as far as possible, even ability in each team.
Full details including prizes , entrance cost, entry list and other information is available on the noticeboard.
20th Jan 2015
Graham Wilkinson Competition Results
Winners: Allan Pratt & Ann March (on total shots)
Second: Barry Jones & Alex Stevenson
Third: Arlene Stafford & Sylvia Briggs
Fourth: Steve Krimpen & Pat Miller
18th Jan 2015
Bowls Carpet Cleaning
Following repairs to the Proweave Sportsvac equipment the new carpet and ditches have received a long awaited cleaning.
The work was carried out by Rae Johnson and John Stafford who have taken the lead in introducing a new system whereby the green will receive a weekly clean.
Four members have offered to help with this 'hoovering' process which is seen as a two person task lasting up to 2 hours.
Ideally, eight reasonably fit people will be involved working once a month on a rota basis.
Rae is now seeking an additional four helpers to make up the team. Then, following an initial training session including Health and Safety on using the Proweave Sportsvac machine the new regular maintenance process will continue.
14th Jan 2015
National Fours: Durham Ladies win Area Final
Durham's Sandra Hind, Eileen Horan, Fay Slinn & Anne Bernard played away in the Area 1 Final against a rink from South Shields today winning 23-12 to book a place in the Group Final (Areas 1,2,3 & 4) at Blackpool Newton Hall on 17th Jan 2015
10th Dec 2014
Sandra Hind wins Inter-Area Champ of Champs
Following her success in the Area 1 Competition Sandra Hind played and beat 21-15 England International Janice Gower from Blackpool Newton Hall in the Inter-Area final of the National Champion of Champions Competition held at York & District on Sunday 8th Dec 2014.
This win qualifies Sandra for entry to the National Finals of this prestigious event.
It is sponsored by Warner Leisure Resorts and the finals will be held at its resort on Hayling Island, Hampshire, on 30th Jan/1st Feb 2015
9th Dec 2014
Denny Plate v South Shields - result
Durham's journey in this year's competition came to an abrupt end today. South Shields was too strong. Despite good wins at home on both rinks the away side struggled against stronger opposition and a slow carpet.
The final score was Durham 75 v 94 South Shields
29th Nov 2014
Denny Plate v South Shields on Sat 29th Nov 2014
Following a 78-63 shots win against Sunderland in the last round the next opponents are South Shields.
This Mens match starts at 10am with two rinks at home and two away. The match duration is 21 ends or 4 hours.
17th Nov 2014
Mason Trophy v The Parks on Thurs 27th Nov 2014
After a bye in the first round Durham play The Parks in the Mason Trophy.
This Ladies competition comprises two rinks of four players who must be 60 or over. The match starts at 12pm with one rink at home and one away. The match duration is 21 ends or 4 hours.
17th Nov 2014
Yetton Plate v South Shields on Sat 22nd Nov 2014
Following the loss against Houghton in the Yetton Trophy, Durham now play South Shields in the Yetton Plate.
This Ladies match starts at 10am with two rinks at home and two away. The match duration is 21 ends or 4 hours.
17th Nov 2014
Club AGM on Thurs 20th Nov 2014 at 6.00pm in the Lounge
The Club's Annual General Meeting will be held in the Members Lounge starting at 6.00pm. All members are encouraged to attend.
Club Members have control over the election and re-election of the individuals who comprise the Management Committee and other items of business from the Agenda. Additionally, there is opportunity to ask questions.
11th Nov 2014
The Club also has numerous other activities including Bridge, Whist, Ballroom and Line Dancing and Live Entertainment
There is a large function room with a dance floor and its own private bar which is available for meetings, conferences and other private functions. Any catering needs can be met in-house and there is CCTV supervised car parking for 52 cars.
Do you have a Corporate Event to organise and want to do something different? Why not try indoor bowls combined with a meal and bar facilities.