May 2019 news

3 Woods 7 Ends

Another successful day for the 3 Woods 7 Ends Competition,

held today, 27thMay.

The weather was kind to us remaining dry and mostly sunny.

All games were contested in a good spirit and the day was enjoyed by all those taking part. It was lovely to see those knocked out of the competition and visiting spectators, staying to watch the final and give their support.

 The refreshments were very good as always and the hot dogs and donuts went down very well at lunchtime. Many thanks to Gill Grindey, Christine Prince, Sheila McKenzie and Kay Walsh for all their hard work in the kitchen.

It was a great final between John Beaumont and Neil Fletcher. Both players exhibited some excellent bowling and the heads were very close.

Neil Fletcher finally emerged the victor with a score of 7 shots to 5.















 Congratulations to both players on reaching the final and for playing great bowls all day!

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Many thanks to Harry Bryant who once again organised  an excellent event which ran smoothly and was enjoyed by all.

Results for the last eight of the competition can be found by clicking


Photographs courtesy of Rod Maxted

Joyce Turner

Joyce's funeral will take place on:-

Monday 10th June at 1pm at the Wessex Vale Crematorium,

 Hedge End,  Southampton.  It will be followed by a wake at Palmerston Indoor Bowls Club, Fareham.

Dress code is optional and for  those representing Lockswood Bowling Club,  Ladies are requested to wear blouses and cravats if they have them or club bowling shirts.

Information given by permission of the family.

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A Brand New Willcocks Cup!

 The original Willcocks Cup was donated to the club when it was first established,

by Margaret Willcocks, in memory of her husband Patrick who was a Founder Member.

Margaret Willcocks, who was a Founder Member herself, sadly passed away at the beginning of this year. 

Carol and John Windust have now replaced the Willcocks Cup in memory of both Carol's Parents.

The Competition remains the same.

The new cup has been given to Harry and awaits it's presentation at the end of the season, to the winner, who will be the first recipient of the new trophy.

Please Note: -  The Ladies v Gents match on Sunday 2nd June has been cancelled due to the closeness of President's Day the following week, and the heavily booked calendar on the subsequent weekends.

If it is decided to hold this event later in the year, members will be notified accordingly.

Joyce Turner

It is with deep regret and sadness to announce the passing of Joyce Turner on Thursday 16th May after a short illness.

Joyce was a lively, happy and fun person , a good bowler and  active member of the club.  

She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her at Lockswood Bowling Club.

On behalf of the club we offer our sincere condolences to Trevor and all the family.

Funeral arrangements to follow in due course.

by permission of the family.

3 Woods 7 Ends

President's Day

The Lockswood President's Day is on Sunday 9th June 2019.


Start -  1.45pm.

It will be Mixed Rinks or Triples depending on numbers with a Full Meal to follow.

Dress code is Whites with Club shirts.

If you would like to take part, please sign up on the availability sheet on the Club Noticeboard. 

Closing Date:-  Thursday 30th May.

Attention All Ladies!

A reminder that the entry list for the Ladies' S&D Competitions, displayed on the Ladies' noticeboard,

has only one week left for people to sign up! 


 The closing date is Friday 25th May. 

The competitions take place throughout June, July and August, against other ladies from the S&D League, with finals taking place in early September.  At present we have no ladies this year signed up to represent the club in these events.

Please consider signing up to have a try.

Thank you.


For Information:-

The Selected Teams for The Matchmaker and Castle Cup are now displayed on the Club Noticeboard.

Please check to see if you are playing and tick your name to confirm availability as soon as possible.

Any problems please contact the Club Captain, Bob Prince.

Thank you.

Extra help, urgentlyrequired

Every Tuesday between 08.30 am and 10.00am, just four Club members turn up to make sure our bowling green is maintained.

They vacuum the  carpet, clean out the ditches, clear stains from the surface, apply moss killer and wetting agent when required and periodically shampoo the whole surface. Often due to illness, holidays or unavoidable appointments, the four are reduced to three or two.

To push the carpet brush back and forth across the green, is for one person a two mile walk.

Please, please consider giving up just 90 minutes a week to help out at your Club and assist the "Lockswood Four".

For more information, contact Club Captain - Bob Prince

The Margaret Grant Trophy

The Annual Margaret Grant Trophy was contested on Monday 6th May.

There were two groups of mixed pairs players, each consisting of ten and eight pairs respectively. All pairs played three games in their group with the winners of each group going through to the final. 

The Winners of the White Group were, Ann Wilkinson and John Beaumont, the Winners of the Yellow Group, were Pam Smith and Murray Gorman.

The Final between these two pairs was very closely contested with a fine display of excellent bowling from both pairs. 

The Final was won by Pam Smith and Murray Gorman.

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Congratulations to both pairs for reaching the Final.

The day was a great success and the weather was kind to us.

The lunchtime Hot dogs and Apple Pie with Cream were delicious and enjoyed by everyone.

This was a fund raising event on behalf of the President's Charity - The Queen Alexandra Kidney Centre,

and the Lady Captain's Charity - The Macular Degeneration Society.

There was a "Spider" which raised a total of £37.50,  the winner of which was Doug Scott.

The total raised by the Entry Fee was £108,

 making a total for the day of £145.50 to be shared between the two charities.

Many thanks to the Ladies in the kitchen who worked hard in preparing the lunch and to all those who supported the event.

Special thanks to Harry Bryant our Competition Secretary, for his hard work in organising the competition and his smooth running of the event, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.


The first of the G & F  President's Days was hosted today, Sunday 5th May, at Lockswood. The President Barry Shaw brought teams of Rinks, from Lee- On - Solent, Fareham, Rowner, Bridgemary and Portchester to play against six Rinks Teams from Lockswood. The weather started off a little chilly but the sun came out for a while and it became a very pleasant afternoon, both for weather and company.  Lockswood won on all six rinks. Our Top Rink was won by Ross Riddett, Anne Etherton, Ron Collins and Jan Collins but the score was immaterial as the whole afternoon was contested in a friendly and happy atmosphere.

The game was followed by a lovely meal, and many thanks to all the ladies for their hard work and  who did a brilliant job in making the afternoon a great success, which was enjoyed by everyone.


On the whole our G&F Teams have made a good start with wins for the Reds, Golds and Silvers.

All Results and League Tables are now available to view on the relevant web pages.



S& D

All Results and Tables  for the S&D Ladies' and Men's Leagues can also be found on the relevant web pages, with the exception of the Combination Fours whose results are not  yet in.

Cake Sale

A Cake Sale was held today, in the clubhouse, in aid of

The Macular Degeneration Society.

I  am pleased to inform you that we raised £108.10 with maybe a little more to come.

I am delighted with the tremendous help I received from you all on the day.

My heartiest thanks to everyone who supported the first event.

Janice Ivil. (Lady Captain).