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A lovely day was had by all 24 competitors (and a few spectators) in a randomly drawn mixed pairs format. 21 up scratch games with first round losers entered into the consolation competition. This produced some excellent pairings and very close highly skilled matches. The main Competition losing semi-finalists were Kath Halpin & Peter Hartley ... More

VPBC Newsletter – August 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic certainly makes our lives very different. At VPBC, we are carefully following HMG and BGCBA advice. We are now gradually increasing social and competitive bowling. All activities of course carry some risk, so necessary precautions are being taken, and social distancing continues to be strongly emphasised. Please take time to read the ... More

VPBC Newsletter July 2020

Project Restart The COVID 19 pandemic continues, and things will clearly not return to normal anytime soon, but recent restriction relaxations mean that we can introduce gently and cautiously some positive changes. Nearly all our members from 2019/20 season have paid their 2020/21 subscription, and so far around 50% of our current membership have ... More

VPBC Newsletter June 2020

Greens Re-open We re-open our greens on Saturday, 6 June with a maximum of 6 members on each green - 3 pre-booked sessions on the green, with 1 or 2 members in each session. Precautions Everyone should clearly continue to avoid unnecessary risk where possible, wash hands, stay alert, observe social distancing measures etc. We do fully understand that not ... More

VPBC Newsletter March 2020

Annual General Meeting The club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on Saturday, 29 February. We had a healthy attendance; Officers, Committee & Auditors were duly elected. Previous year’s accounts & reports were passed, and plans for 2020, our centenary year were outlined. A copy of the AGM minutes will be on the club noticeboard ... More

VPBC Newsletter – February 2020

Annual General Meeting The club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 29th February is the main event this month. Please arrive at Emmanuel Church on Cambridge Road in good time for the 10.30am prompt start. (It would be great if at least 100 members attend). You can renew your annual membership on the day (£50), and perhaps purchase a fascina... More

VPBC Newsletter – 24 October 2019

AWARDS PARTY NIGHT The Awards Party night held at Old Links Golf Club on Saturday, 19 October was a great success. 72 attendees enjoyed great food, music, and dancing.  Awards were presented to individual competition and merit winners, and team successes were celebrated. Well done to the Social Committee - It was a great finale to an outstanding year for ... More

VPBC Newsletter – 25 September 2019

The 2019 bowling season is all but over, and what a great season it was!  I hope everyone has enjoyed playing on our wonderful bowling greens. Round Robins The regular Tuesday and Saturday Round Robins have proved to be both very enjoyable and popular. Grateful thanks to organiser John Sawyer. These have become a vital part of social bowling at VPBC. The ... More

End of season report – LV (Tuesday evening)

My first season as captain I am able to report an improvement in the team’s performance. We finished 5th in 2019 as opposed to 7th last year winning the overall combined aggregate in four matches (doubling our wins from last year). The highlight of the year was beating the Hesketh Eagles (league winners) in the knockout cup. The handicap was in our favour ... More

End of season report – Parks ‘A’ Team (Thursday evening)

I am so proud of my team’s performances in our first season in the Parks Premier league.  We set off like a train and managed to stay in the top 4 for quite a while.  As the season progressed we ran out of steam and finished middle of the table in 7th place.  We have opened a lot of peoples eyes to the ability and potential of this team and we will ... More