August 2019 News

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Look! It will soon be Winter!

Entry Lists for the Winter Singles and Pairs are on the Club Noticeboard. Please sign up if you wish to play. Closing date for entry is 1pm, Thursday 19th September.

Please see details below and on noticeboard.

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Two Woods Eleven Ends-

( What a Sizzler!)

On  the Hottest Bank Holiday ever, Lockswood held their Annual Two Woods Eleven Ends Competition and what a lovely day it was too.  The competition began at 10.30am and finished with the Final at 3.30pm. It was a very relaxed day and everyone enjoyed themselves despite the very hot conditions. 

Many of the matches were very close with some people just missing out by the one shot.


At the Semi - Final stage there were two men and two ladies left.  Rob White, Pat Costello, Maxeen Fletcher and Vi Oliver.  Both the ladies were successful and won through to the Final. This was also hotly contested  with Vi emerging the victor by eight shots to five.  Well done to Vi and Maxeen for reaching the Final on such a hot day!


The last eights of the competition can be viewed by clicking here.

Between games, the Ice - Cream Man (Rob White), did a very good trade in selling ice- creams to both spectators and competitors alike.  These were very welcome and helped us all cool down.

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Congratulations to Vi on her win.

Very many thanks to Harry Bryant for another smoothly run and enjoyable day.

Photograph courtesy of Rod Maxted.


Many Congratulations to Lorraine Slater who won the Bowls Hampshire Over 55's Singles Final last week.


Lorraine beat Margaret Darkin from Atherley.

Very well done Lorraine.

Another trophy for our new cabinet!


Captains Please!

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Ken Marsh Trophy Semi - Final.

Lockswood Men's Team played Follands last night in the Semi - Final of the Ken Marsh Trophy.  The format was the same as before with two rinks playing at Follands and two at Lockswood.  All teams began well taking an early lead. However, Follands came back and each of the rinks teams lost by eight shots at Follands, making an overall defeat of 16 shots.

Both rinks played well at home, Rob White and Brian Morgan's teams  won by 3 shots overall, but unfortunately the gap could not be closed and Lockswood were beaten to the Final by 13 shots.

Commiserations to our boys and Congratulations to Follands who will be playing either Mayfield Park or Old Green at Banister Park on Saturday 24th August at 10.30am.


 Despite their defeat  everyone found it  a very enjoyable competition to play in and Lockswood are looking forward to entering the Ken Marsh Trophy again next year.

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2 Woods 11 Ends Draw 2019

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Congratulations to Lorraine Slater who has reached the County Final of the Bowls Hampshire Over 55s Singles.  The finals are to be played on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August, so Good luck Lorraine and Well Done!


Also, congratulations to Lorraine Slater and Pam Smith who have reached the Semi - Finals of the Southampton and District Championship Pairs and the William Day Pairs.

Also to, Lorraine Slater, Maxeen Fletcher and Pam Smith who have reached the Semi - Final of the Southampton and District Triples.  All theses Semi - Finals are due to played over the next few days.  Good Luck Girls! and Well Done!

Southampton & District Men's Combination and Triples Results for 2019

The final results for the Men's Combination Rinks and Triples leagues are now complete. They can be viewed on the corresponding website pages.

In the Fours, Atherley B and Parkside A have been promoted with Winchester City A ,relegated.

In the Triples, Banister Park C finished top with Atherley C and Folland B being relegated.

Both the Combination Rinks and Combination Triples teams  had a steady season and finished fourth in their respective leagues. So they are sitting nicely in mid - table ready for next season and remain as follows, Lockswood A in the Combination Fours Division two and Lockswood B in the Combination Triples Division one.

Congratulations to all players for all their hard work and good luck for next Season!


The Gosport &Fareham League is now complete for another year.  We began the season with three teams Reds, Golds and Greens all in Division 1. The winners of this division were Lee Woods with Rowner Blue in second place. Lockswood results were a little mixed and finished as follows:- Lockswood Golds third, whilst Lockswood Reds finished in fifth position. Unfortunately, Lockswood Greens did not fair quite so well, finishing at the bottom, so will be relegated next season to Division 2 along with Lee Jacks.

   Our other team, Lockswood Silvers,  have played in Division 4. The Winners  were Rowner Green with Bridgemary Green in second place. Lockswood Silvers  had a great season, finishing in third place. The full results tables can be viewed on the appropriate G&F Pages.

Therefore, the Golds and Reds will remain in Division 1, the Silvers will remain in Division 4 and the Greens will be in Division 2 next season.

Well done to everyone who played in the League during the season, and best of luck for next year!

G&F Competitions.

Lorraine Slater is representing Lockswood in the Final of the Audrey Pearce Trophy at Rowner on Sunday 18th August at 11.30am. Please go along to support her if you are free.  Good Luck Lorraine.

Details are on the club G&F noticeboard.


On Thursday Evening the Men's Team played their first ever match in the Ken Marsh Trophy against Romsey.  Two rinks teams played at Romsey and two rinks teams played at Lockswood.  The winners were decided by an aggregate score over the four rinks.

At Romsey our team drew both matches. At home we won on one rink and narrowly lost on the other. I am pleased to report that our aggregate score was considerably higher than Romsey's and

Lockswood won by 15 shots! 

Congratulations to all four rinks. 

The Semi - Final will be played against Follands on Tuesday 20th August at 6pm with the same Home and Away format. If you are free please come and support the teams either Home or Away.

See the full results below.


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Men's Championship Team, survive relegation scare.

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Lockswood's last two games of the season were Mayfield Park at home, and Hedge End away and relegation into Division Three was a distinct possibility. 

The team managed to pick up all eight points against fellow strugglers Mayfield and just half a point away at Hedge End. With Romsey already relegated, these results put the side just three and a half points clear of Mayfield, who still had a game to play.

Mayfield required at least four points from their final game away to Waterside and in the end a 6 - 2 defeat, saw Mayfield relegated and Lockswood stay up.

Congratulations to Captain Roger Wellstead and the team. Next season Division Two will look like this;



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Although there are still games outstanding in the S&D Combination rinks and triples leagues, both of the Lockswood sides are comfortable in mid table. Full report to follow when the final games are completed.

Lockswood Finals 2019

The Finals Days for 2019 were held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August. After the lovely weather we have had the forecast did not bode well going into the weekend of our Annual Finals.

Saturday began with strong winds, but thankfully, it remained dry. However, the first three matches were not helped by the conditions.  The afternoon matches were even more difficult to combat as the wind picked up and made it very rough for all players and at times it was even difficult to stand upright! Much debris fell on the rinks and had to be cleared from time to time to ensure no extra obstacles hampered the finalists.

Sunday's weather was a little easier and whilst some rain fell at the beginning of the day, the sun shone and the windy conditions were much better.

Congratulations firstly, to all those who reached the finals.  The standard of bowling on both days was excellent and the matches were very close.







Lorraine had a very successful weekend winning the President's Cup, Ladies' Singles and Ted Green Trophy, whilst John Beaumont won the Men's singles.



Congratulations to all the Winners and commiserations to all the Runners Up, you gave us all a very good two days of matches to watch.

The full list of Winners and Runners up can be found on the Club Honours page by clicking here.

For more photographs of the finalists and winners click here.

Many thanks to Harry Bryant our Competitions Secretary for all his hard work throughout the season and on Finals Weekend.  It is very much appreciated by all the competitors in all the competitions.

Thanks to all the spectators who came along over the two days to support the Finalists and for braving the weather.

On the whole, the  weather did not get the better of the players who battled on regardless and thank you to all the Finalists for an enjoyable weekend of bowling.

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All photographs courtesy of Rod Maxted

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G&F Round up

The season is over for the Lockswood G&F teams, although all of the results are not yet in and the Tables need to be verified, we can state that in Division One, the Greens have been relegated, and the Reds and Golds have had mid table finishes or above.

In Division Four, the Silvers are in second place, but only 4 points ahead of their nearest rivals who have a game in hand. However it finishes, it will have been a very good effort.

Yardstick and Hog Roast

Saturday 3rd August saw the return of the Yardstick and Hog Roast,

the last one of which was held two years ago. This year, by way of a change, John Windust decided to make a trophy for the winners.  So, John spent some time in his workshop and produced the results shown below. The trophies are very nice mementos for the winners.

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The Yardstick takes some skill and players work hard to accumulate their points by getting as many woods as close to the Jack as possible.

This year the competition was very closely contested by the Ladies with four competitors on equal points with 18 each by the end of the two rounds. There was then a four way playoff between these ladies who had to bowl to a series of four off-set  jacks in order to see who got the closest. 

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The play off was between Ann Martin, Gill Fenna, Beryl McClean and Maxeen Fletcher, with Beryl McClean taking the prize by gaining three extra points and finishing with a score of 21.

The Men's competition was less close and the winner, also with 21 points, was John Windust.

So, ironically he ended up winning the trophy he had made himself!

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The winners were presented with their trophies by President Pat Newman.

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Many thanks to Jim Adcock for his hard work in organising the afternoon's competition.

The Yardstick was followed by a superb Hog Roast and salads, cooked and prepared by Charlie Hewitt's Grandson.  Many thanks to him for all his hard work in cooking such a very tasty pig!

Thanks also to Pete Wilkinson and Pat Newman for all their hard work in organising the event and for all those who helped them in the kitchen on Saturday. Congratulations to all who took part and made the event a happy and enjoyable one.

Photos courtesy of Rod Maxted.

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