Welcome to the website of the Standon and Puckeridge Bowls Club.
We are very sorry to report that Mr Dick Trim, a former Club Captain; President and long term member has passed away after a long illness. Our thoughts go out to his wife Gill and family at this difficult time.
12-11-2020 – The season has now finished and the improvements we are making to the green and club house have paused for the winter. Due to both the second lockdown and the need for continuing social distance, we have taken the decision to delay the mandatory annual AGM until we have a clearer picture as to what will be happening in 2021 – we expect this to be in the first quarter of 2021
In addition to being able to play singles matches – Bowls England have now issued guidance that:
‘The Government confirmed yesterday (Monday 1st June) that groups of six can now meet outside provided people from different households observe social distancing (staying at least 2m apart).
This is good news for bowls, as we are aware many of our clubs that have opened, or wished to reopen, felt the previous Government guidance on numbers was restrictive, a number observing that pairs in particular could be played safely in accordance with social distancing.
Whilst the Government guidance now enables triples play, clubs may also wish to consider alternative formats with reduced numbers per rink – for example singles and pairs – in order for social distancing to be more easily maintained.’
All other information about how to book and also how to let people know you want to play is as detailed in the post of 18th May below
Latest Situation 18th May 2020
The Government this week announced that facilities associated with outdoor sports and physical activities, including lawn bowls, may now reopen.
Government guidance released on 13th May 2020 states: “You can play lawn bowls where facilities have reopened, but you can only take part in these activities by yourself, or with members of your household or with one person outside of your household, as long as you are able to maintain social distancing.”
The Committee had a meeting yesterday and we have decided:
That we will re-open Rinks 1 & 2 as of now
Rinks 3 & 4 will remain closed as we are carrying out maintenance on these areas
Only singles matches will be allowed
More information here
We are saddened to be told of the death of John Simmons on Saturday (11/4/2020). John had been a member of the Standon & Puckeridge Bowls Club for over 50 years. He carried out many different duties over the years. He was our Groundsman; Club Secretary and President.
Additionally, he carried on to become a long serving Secretary of the East Herts Bowls Association and served as their President on two occasions (1984 & 2002).
John was a valued member of our club; his knowledge of our sport was vast and his presence will be greatly missed by many people in the wider bowls community.
Our thoughts go out to his daughter and grandchild at this sad time
Stay Safe and Healthy
Last night (9-11-19) we held our Annual Presentation Evening –
The winners of the 2019 Club Competitions were:
Mixed Singles Bob Swann
Mens Handicap Jeff Woor
Mixed Pairs Bob Swann & Fred Barnard
Mixed 2 Woods Ralph Granville
Mixed Yardstick Bob Swann
Mixed Fixed Jack TBA
Lankester Cup Bob Swann; Beverly Barnard & Peter Mumford
Below are a selection of Images of the presentation including the Club Captain receiving the Stanware Cup for our home and away with against Ware Bowls Club
We had a great afternoon (24th August) hosting our friends from Sawbridgeworth
A few images from our retention of the Stanware Cup on Thursday 15th August!!
A few images from games in early August
We won our penultimate EHBL league match last night (against Whithearn Reds) 6-0 – here are a few pictures
16-7-19 – A few shots from the EHBL game against Cuffley Hawks, We were 4-2 winners
Latest League table here
Presidents Cup – 13-7-19
Congratulations to Bob Swann (on the left in the middle picture) who won the Presidents Cup after a close fought battle on Rink One with Ray Blakes (2nd) and Merv Groom
Maureen Danes RIP
News has reached us that Maureen Danes, a long term member of the club has unexpectedly passed away – Our condolences go to her family and friends at this sad time
ASTON WHISTLERS 8-7-2019
A few images of the Aston Whistlers game Monday 8th July – We won 4-2
League Match Buntingford 4-7-19
A few images from the EHBL League game against Buntingford – our first home game – Result 4-2 to Buntingford
League Match J- Rosehill Otters 27-6-19
Just a quick note to say that we achieved our first 6 pointer of the season in the EHBL 2019 – with the second game being decided on the last end – Congrats to the team that brought the points home – I didn’t take many pictures (too busy) but here’s one from the night
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