VPBC Christmas Newsletter

2020 has been a very different (and challenging) year to what anyone could have ever envisaged. It has been so difficult on many fronts for us all. On the bowling front our plans were thwarted for our 15 league teams, monthly competitions, friendly matches, and the Southport Flower Show Bowls Festival. It was to have ... More

VPBC Newsletter – October 2020

Introduction 2020 has of course not been the Club’s Centenary year that we had hoped and planned for, but I do think we have done surprisingly well to have got ourselves into a position where we could offer lots of COVID-safe bowling to members over the past few months. Thanks once again to our Greenkeepers, the ... More

End of season round-up

Introduction Competitive bowling at VPBC for 2020 concluded recently with the Ladies and Gents singles competitions on 20th and 27th September. They were both played in good weather and were excellently managed by Sue Mountford and Ian Goulding respectively. The final Round Robin event took place on Saturday, 26th ... More

Ladies Singles competition – Sunday, 20 September

It was another lovely September afternoon for our ladies singles competition on Sunday. We had 17 entrants in total, and played the early rounds in a round robin format. This produced six group winners going straight through to the knockout stages, joined by the two highest scoring losers, making a total of eight ... More

VPBC Mixed Pairs Competition Sunday 13 Sept 2020

Participating club members arrived at Victoria Park in time to learn who their randomly drawn partner for the day was, and who their first round opponents were. Some interesting partnerships were drawn,with only one couple drawn together (for the 2nd consecutive comp) - Gayle & Dave Gordon. MAIN COMPETITION First ... More

VPBC Newsletter September 2020

Introduction  Victoria Park BC continues to follow the COVID-19 regulations and acts accordingly. However, we do completely understand that some members will choose to stay away as personal circumstances and views on risks can differ greatly. Both greens will remain open throughout September (subject to the weather)... More


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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... More