2017 Overview

2017 saw the 80th Anniversary of the Club which, on a sunny August day, was celebrated by members both past and present. The day’s format was fancy dress, and some of the outfits were truly amazing! The committee arranged a fun day with a number of events, starting with a new version of Target Bowls that was well supported and successful. Other events on the day included “Name the baby”, “Guess the baby food”, Guess the number of sweets”, “Build the best paper plane” and “Guess the cake weight”. The food yet again was delicious, and thanks go to Greg & Linda Dunford, Toni Lacey and Sue Metzner. The buffet hit all the right notes, and everyone was very appreciative of the great spread.

The season seemed to fly by again this year! We managed to win 13 friendly weekend games. As a club we had a number of highlights:
We retained the Parkhill Trophy & the Rose Bowl against Rosehill with the men winning 2-1, and the ladies doing likewise.
The Pamart Cup was virtually won after the first leg, with us leading by 88 shots. The second leg at Much Hadham was also a success - we won by 6 shots so we managed to retain the Pamart cup again.


The club’s final day saw Bob Hayter winning his 3rd Men's Singles Championship title, and we also saw Julie Potter winning her first Ladies Singles Championship. The Men’s Consolation Singles was won by Gary Medler, his first club title. Barry Osman and Marion Smith won the Fixed Jack competitions, and Barry also won the Men’s Handicap Competition. Bullies 11 was won by Richard Rogers. The Men’s 4 wood Pairs was won by Gary Medler and Brian Metzner. The Mixed Pairs was won by Richard Rogers and Ann Mountford, the 2 wood Pairs was won by Tim Maynard and Greg Dunford, and the Ladies’ 4 wood Pairs was won by Julie Potter and Linda Dunford.

Other Club competitions played were the 3 wood challenge Cup, which was won by Dave Fussell, the Sam Barnes Trophy which was won by Julie Potter and Jean Matthews. Terry Eldridge won the Hayward Cup in a tight final to win his first competition.

Well done to them all!

The County League teams both struggled this season, so hopefully both will see improvement in 2018. The men were invited into the Scott Blain Trophy and managed to get to the final, which was played at Rosedale. Our opponents were Rosedale so the men were at a disadvantage. They put up a good fight, but lost 8-2.

In the outside competitions, the EHBL finals were played at Shire Park. Colin Milner and Ann Mountford reached the Mixed Pairs final and they both bowled excellently to win 22-20. The last time our Club won this competition was in 1990 by Aubrey Stratton and Sue Duck. Dave Fussell and Bob Hayter reached the EHBL Pairs final for the 2nd year on the trot and played the same pair from WGC; in an exciting game Dave and Bob won once again, 19-16. Thanks to all the club members who came to support Martin & Ann and Dave & Bob. Marion Smith reached the EHDWBA Millennium Singles at Buntingford. After a slow start, Marion unfortunately just couldn’t pull back the early deficit and lost 21-16, unlucky.

The Jack Goff Trophy was lost by us this year - EHBA were the victors. The Captain v President was a great opening game, and was enjoyed by all. The Ben Hobbs Trophy was won by Walter Richardson, Marion Smith & Terry Eldridge. The President’s Trophy match was a close affair and the winners were Walter Richardson, Ann Mountford and Terry Potter. The Thursday afternoon competition run by Jim Mason was won by Mick Wilkins. The Allen Cup between the Men and Ladies was this year won by the Men, in our final internal Club competition.

The Committee decided that we would support various Cancer Charities this season and Don Stevenson, the Gents’ Captain and the President John Stevenson have been raising money over the season. Don will announce at the AGM the total collected, however many thanks to everyone who has donated money - or paid fines willingly - for this good cause.

Here’s to an enjoyable past season’s bowling, and more to come in 2018.


Work Parties - PLEASE -COME AND HELP - PLEASE

Work Parties for annual Club Maintenance: Timing for this is from Saturday 7th October 2017 through to March 2018, and tasks include painting, tidying the surroundings and general maintenance. Please refer to the club notice board or contact a committee member for details. Remember it is your club - all efforts appreciated! -

Thank you to everybody who assisted.


It's back

Carpet bowls in the clubhouse,
starts Friday 13th October at 2pm,
all members welcome
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The Hayward Cup Final Friday 29th September 2017





















With heavy rain before the start of the final, the match was then played in quite nice September afternoon conditions. The match was between Gary Medler and Terry Eldridge. The first set was taken by Terry Eldridge. The second set was nip and tuck: with Terry leading 10-7 with one end to play, Gary needed all 4 to take this set to a sudden death. However it wasn't to be, with Gary only picking up a 3 and drawing the second set 10 all, Terry took his first Singles win. Well done to you both on an excellent match.


The Hayward Cup Final

The final will be on Friday 29th September at 4pm. Congratulations to Terry Eldridge and Gary Medler for reaching the final. Please come along and support our last final of 2017 the players will appreciate your support.

Sunday 24th September 2017
HRPBC Gents v HRPBC Ladies













Arguably the biggest game of the season is left to the end of the season. The only sad part is the lack of lady bowlers taking part. With the ladies holding the Allen Trophy the Gents were up for it this year. With Walter Richardson and Brian Metzner winning 24-12 and Terry Eldridge and Gents Captain Don Stevenson beating Lady Captain Toni Lacey 22-11 the cup was on its way to the gents. Richard Rogers and Terry Potter drew 24-24 all against Marion Smith and Gloria Hardy with the ladies picking up 13 shots in the last 5 ends and Richard needed 2 to draw and managed it. The Allen Trophy goes tom the gent 70-47.

Saturday 23rd September 2017 home
2nd leg of this cup
HRPBC v Stevenage Town Won 74-57


After losing the first away leg by 4 shots this match was still very close. With Stevenage Town BC arriving with 2 bowlers short 2 rinks should have 25% deducted. Richard Rogers lead his rink to a 25-10 win and congratulations to his rink of Julie Potter, Brian Barton, Gloria Hardy in gaining a HOTSHOT. Jean Matthews's rink, Alan Bull, Ron Izzard and Tony Lacey in winning well 18-9. Well done everyone for winning another trophy.

Thursday 21st September 2017
The George Howe Trophy and Shield













Mick Wilkins wins the George How Shield after along season of Thursday afternoon bowling. Walter Richardson takes the Plate. Well done to everybody who took part this year. Many thanks to Jim Mason for running this competition all season.

Sunday 17th September 2017 home
HRPBC v Buntingford
Won 105-51


We had 3 winning triples against Buntingford BC. Tim Maynard continued his great form this weekend with another's emphatic win this time with Brain Barton and Toni Lacey they won 35-7. Don Stevenson also won well with Mick Wilkins and Julie Potter they won 31-12. Unfortunately Buntingford's Grace Gibbs was taken ill and this game was cut short after just 14 ends with HRPBC leading 21-7, we wish her well.

Saturday 16th September 2017 away
The Pamart Cup
HRPBC v Much Hadham
Won 98-92


Hoddesdon and Rye retained the Pamart Cup after winning the 1st leg by 139-51 we won the away leg 98-92 so won by 94 shots overall. Our only winning rink was led by Tim Maynard and they won 33-7, Tim was joined by Linda Dunford, Dave Lofthouse and Jean Matthews. Richard Rogers assisted by Marion Smith, Jim Mason and Les Austin came back well to draw 19-19 all. Well done to everybody ion retaining this famous trophy.

Final day Schedule 9th September 2017

The schedule for this years final was difficult to arrange and our apologies for the early start for some bowlers.


Ladies 4 Wood Pairs - 9.00am
Linda Dunford & Julie Potter 24 v Sue Metzner & Ann Mountford 16

Men's 4 Wood Pairs - 9.00am
Gary Medler & Brian Metzner 22 v Don Stevenson & Tony Lacey 16

Men's Fixed Jack - 9.30am
Dave Fussell 89 v Barry Osman 91

Mixed Pairs - 12.30pm approx
Dave Fussell & Shirley Ansell 19 v Richard Rogers & Ann Mountford 20

Men's 2 Wood Pairs - 1.00pm approx
Tim Maynard & Greg Dunford 22 v Colin Milner & Alan Bull 9

Men's Handicap - 1.00pm approx
Walter Richardson 18 v Barry Osman 22

Men's Consolation - 1.00pm approx
Gary Medler 21v John Stevenson 16

Ladies Fixed Jack - 1.00pm approx
Julie Potter 78v Marion Smith 92

Bully's 11 - 4.00pm approx
Brian Metzner 1 v Richard Rogers 6

Ladies Championship - 4.30pm approx
Julie Potter 21 v Marion Smith 3

Men's Championship - 4,30pm approx
Bob Hayter 21 v Barry Osman 15



The EHWDBA Anniversary Cup Semi Final 5th September 2017 at Ware
HRPBC Lost Rosehill BC (6-0)


After winning the Rose Bowl against Rosehill Ladies on Friday 1st September our ladies were in high spirits and were looking forward to playing Rosehill again. However the Rosehill BC Ladies were out for revenge and this time they out bowled our Ladies and they moved into the Anniversary Cup final, congratulations to them and good luck in the Final.

Sunday 3rd September 2017
HRPBC v Ware BC
Men Lost 51 - 113
Ladies Won 53 - 27


All four Mens rinks lost today our best losing rink was Bob Hayter, Dave Fussell, Martin Mountford and Tony Andrews they lost to Tony Baker, Terry Merrion, Stan Pyne and Vic Goodey by 22-20. Both of our Ladies rinks had great wins, Sue Metzner, Linda Dunford, Ann Mountford and Jean Matthews beat S Wareham rink by 30-16. The other Ladies rink Julie Potter, Toni Lacey, Gloria Hardy and Chris Miles beat S Best rink by 23=11 a great result for our ladies.
Well done to Ware's Captain Graham Ingde on winning the EHBA singles final against Garry Warriner from Buntingford in a close match.

Saturday 2nd September 2017
The President Gala


24 Bowlers turned out for the President Gala. The format was 8 seeded triples, 4 games of 6 ends. The bowling on this lovely day was excellent, Our winners were Walter Richardson, Ann Mountford and new bowler Terry Potter they were the only team to win all 4 games, The runnners up winning 3 games were Richard Rogers, Marion Smith and Tony Andrews. Well Done to everyone on a good afternoon
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Parkhill & Rose Bowl Trophies Friday 1st September 2017 home
Rose Bowl Ladies won 2-1
Parkhill Mens won 2-1


These games are always well supported by both teams. The crowd appreciated all good woods bowled by both teams. Thanks go to our ladies for a great buffet enjoyed by all. Thanks to everyone who helped behind the Bar to help on a successful night.

The Rose Bowl Trophy


The Pairs -Marion Smith and Gloria Hardy played Carol Songer and Janet Day. Marion and Gloria started strongly and at the halfway stage they were 20-5 up and looked good for a win. However in the second half of the game Marion and Gloria lost 9 ends out of 10 but they held on to win by 23-17.
The Triples - Julie Potter, Toni Lacey and skip Ann Mountford took on Lin Clark, Di Smith and Joan Ash. This game started poorly with our ladies losing the first 7 ends 0-11. Our triples struggled on the rink and lost 28-7.
The Fours - Sue Metzner, Linda Dunfotrd, Beryl Sambridge and Jean Matthews played Jenny Hagan, Barb Joslin, Joan Maslin and Betty Piggott. Our rink started well winning 7 ends out of the first 8 and lead 11-2. After 17 ends our ladies still lead and looked certain to win at 25-7. Even though a slight hiccup they still won 27-13.
Overall
So the shots were 57-58 but this is decided on matches and we won 2-1 Well done to the ladies in retaining the trophy.


The Parkhill Trophy

The Pairs- Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell played Dave Ayres and Terry Day. Bob and Dave move into a nice lead and after 7 ends they lead 10-1. Bob & Dave then hit a sticky patch and were soon behind by 13-10. However they recovered and their strong finish saw them move away and won 20-17 in a very tight game.
The Triples -Terry Eldrigde, Terry Mascot and Colin Milner played Rob Porter, Roy Pateman and Tom Gudge , This was a close game with the scores level at 7-7 all after 7 ends. The next 5 ends were won by our triple picking up 12 shots putting them into a 19-7 lead. A strong finish by the Rosehill triple just wasn't enough to pass our triple winning 21-17.
The Fours - Barry Osman, Richard Rogers, John Stevenson and Brian Metzner played Malcolm Songer, Keith Mizen, Lers Knight and John Whillis. Rosehill were on fire early on and were 13-1 up after 7 ends. Things didn't get any better for our fours and were even further behind after 14 ends with the score at 19-6. Rosehill went on and won this game 28-11.
Overall
So the shots were 52-62, but as this decided on matches and we won 2-1. Well done to the men in retaining the trophy.


The Scott Blain Final
Sunday 27th August 2017 at Rosedale BC
HRPBC v Rosedale BC lost 2-8

The Singles -
Tim Maynard played in his fourth Singles, this time he was up against Dave Murphy. This was an excellent contest and very difficult to say which way this game was going to go. After 10 ends of cracking bowling the score was 9-9. Dave then moved ahead by 3, Tim realising that he was one of our key bowlers collected 7 from the next 3 ends and moved ahead by 16-12. Dave being a fighter tried to put pressure on Tim but it wasn't to be and Tim won 21-14. So 100% record for Tim in this competition this season.
The Pairs - Dave Fussell and Bob Hayter played Colin Dyer and Alan Spicer who stepped in as a late reserve after John Bishop was unable to bowl due to a fall earlier in the day, he was OK after seeing a doctor. This game started poorly for Bob and Dave dropping 7 after just 2 ends. Even though Bob and Dave tried hard they just couldn't catch Colin and Alan who went on to win 24-12.
The Triples - Colin Milner, Terry Mascot and Terry Eldridge took on Dave Shepherd, Ron Powell and Graham Smedley. This game was tight early on with our triples down 4-7. Rosedale then started to turn on the pressure picking up a quick fire 13 shots with HRPBC only picking 3, this put HRPBC behind by 19-7. The next 4 ends were shared with a final score of 10-22.
The Fours - Barry Osman skipped our Fours with Richard Rogers, Brian Metzner and Tony Lacey were up against Andy Adkins, Fred Cable Brian Barrett and J Surridge. An excellent start from our Fours going 7-0 up after 3 ends. After 9 ends the scores were level at 9-9 all. Unfortunately that was almost it for our Fours losing 9 ends on the trot albeit 1's and 2's ended up losing 21-10.
This was our first attempt in this competition and we reached the final, Well Done to everybody who played in the competition this year. The team selected for the final would like to thank everybody for their support on the day and in previous rounds, THANK YOU.

Our 80th Anniversary
Saturday 26th August 2017

What a great day!


Our 80th Anniversary saw nearly all of our members, both existing and ex-members, family and friends attending the celebrations. The event was fancy dress, themed “anything from the Club’s 80 year existence”. We had various outfits, such as Hippies, Spivs, Doctors, a Sea Captain, a 1940's cleaner, World Cup team players, The Blues Brothers and plenty more, far too many to mention! (See photos in our Gallery).

The main event was a specially arranged Target Bowls for all to try. It was a hot day and 34 players took to the green. The targets were testing, and some of the woods bowled were interesting, to say the least! The winner was Barry Osman, well done. We also held a paper plane competition. We had 20 minutes to make a plane, and the winner was to be the plane that flew the furthest. This was won by Don Stevenson. Linda Dunford won the best fancy dress outfit competition – her 1940 housewife outfit was brilliant!

Toni Lacey, Linda Dunford and Sue Metzner arranged various events, such as “Taste the baby food”, “Guess the weight of a cake”, “Guess the number of sweets” and a Baby photo competition. These all went down very well. The food supplied on the day was top quality so thanks to Toni Lacey, Linda & Greg Dunford and Sue Metzner for all their efforts. Don Stevenson’s daughter Kim made an 80th Anniversary cake (see photo in our Gallery). Our raffle was supported as normal by our members, and most people collected a prize, so thank you to everybody who donated. Here's to the next 80 years

EHBL Triples News 24th August 2017

Havers Park have withdrawn from the league and all matches are deemed null and void, and we lose the 6 points we got from them earlier in the season (by a walkover)

EHBL Triples 22nd August 2017 home
HRPBC V Hertford Knights Lost 38-54 (2-4)


Richard Rogers, Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge had a good win over Richard Adams triple Eric Saint and M Rhodes winning 25-17 after dropping a 7 & 5 during the game. Greg Dunford, Richard Mansfield and Alan Bull didn't have any luck against Tony Deane, J Arber and A Beeson losing 13-37. So overall a lose 38-54 (2-4)

Sunday 20th August 2017 away
HRPBC v Stevenage Lost 64-68


Stevenage reduced this game to 4 mixed triples. All the games were close we lost 2 games by a total of 6 shots, one draw at 18-18 all. We had one winning triple that was Don Stevenson skipping he was with Julie Potter and Brian Metzner they collected 8 shots in the last 4 ends to win 18-16 Well Done everyone.

The Jack Goff Trophy Saturday 19th August 2017
HRPBC v EBHA lost 75-111


On a wonderful afternoon at Rye Park we welcomed East Hertfordshire Bowls Assocation for the 26th annual match for the Jack Goff Trophy. With great support from the Assocation Bowlers and the HRPBC bowlers we held a successful Raffle and Spider. The after match meal was praised by the Assocation President Robin Chalcraft as the best meal the Association have had this season, so thanks to our ladies for their efforts it was appreciated by all.
The match went in the favour of the Assocation winning 111-75. HRPBC highest winning triple was skipped by Terry Mascot with Ron Izzard and Gary Medler they won 24-18, we had another winning triple skipped by Dave Fussell he was with Tony Lacey and Brian Barton they won 17-13. Well Done and thank you to everybody for enjoying the day.

County League 18th August 2017 home
HRPBC Men v Sele Farm Men Won 35-34 (4-2)


Barry Osman skipped this rink with Richard Rogers, Brian Metzner and Martin Mountford, they played Harry Wright, Joe Dunne, Dave Lee and Malcolm Sell. This game started slowly but there was never too much in it, at the halfway stage the Sele Farm rink lead 9-7 and even at the 14th end the game was even closer at 10-10. Then the push from our men started collecting a 6 followed by 2 doubles put them in a very good position and winning 22-13.
Colin Milner skipped the other rink with Don Stevenson, Terry Eldridge and Tony Lacey, they were up against Jim Parsley, Stan Kelly, J Lane and John Jones. Jims rink started well and at the halfway stage we were 15-4 down. A spirited comeback then started but the deficit was far too much and they lost 13-21. So an Overall win 35-34 (4-2) Well done everyone.

Lyndhurst Trophy 17th August 2017

Colin Milner, Dave Fussell and Terry Mascot played against Brian Davies, Ross Murphy and skip Carl Frostick at Buntingford. Our triple struggled early on a difficult green and got off to the worst possible start going 12-0 down after 3 ends. They recovered winning more ends than the Buntingford triple however they just couldn't pull those 12 shots back, losing 13-25.
Bob Hayter skipped the home triple with Tim Maynard and Barry Osman they played against skip Mark Plume, Garry Warrinder and Peter Warren. Bob's triple started well and after 6 ends they were 8-0 up. Our triple continued there good start and moved further ahead leading 20-4 at the 16th end. A bad finish saw them drop a 5 & 3 so winning 20-12. So overall lost 33-37 so a bit disappointing, better luck next year

County League 16th August 2017 away
HRPBC Mens v Rosedale Mens Lost 31-38 (2-4)
HRPBC Ladies v Rosedale Ladies Lost 17-21 (0-2)


Colin Milner skipped our winning rink with Terry Eldridge, Tony Lacey and Terry Mascot against Andy Adkins rink. Our rink got of to a good start and were 9-2 after 7 ends. Andy rallied his rink and won the next 8 ends to move ahead 12-9. Colin's rink then made their move and pulled away winning 18-14. Barry Osman skipped the other rink with Richard Rogers, Don Stevenson and Brian Metzner. They were up against Dave Shepherd's strong rink. Our rink started poorly and were 17-2 after 10 ends so this was a case damage limitations. In the second half of the game Barry's rink came back and only lost 24-13, so a good effort in the last few ends.

Jean Matthews skipped our ladies, she was joined by Marion's Smith, Toni Lacey and Ann Mountford, they played against J Draper, M Sheperd, C Adkins and skip A Rapley. After 6 ends our ladies lead 10-5 thanks to a 6 on the 4th end. The next 5 ends saw Rosedale pick up 10 shots and move into a 15-10 lead. The game was then nip and tuck however our ladies couldn't deduce the deficit and lost 21-17

EHBL Triples 15th August 2017 home
HRPBC v Rosehill Badgers 29-32 (2-4)


Terry Mascot skipped our winning triple, he was with Gary Medler and Les Austin, they played against C Walker, Rob Pateman and Bob Martin. This game was tight from start to finish with shots at a premium. Our triple pulled away slowly and won 16-7. Walter Richardson, Dave Lofthouse and Richard Mansfield struggled against a strong triple from Rosehill which included Tom Gudge, Malcolm Songer and Rob Porter. The Rosehill team took an early lead and never looked back and won comfortably 25-13. So overall we lost 29-32 (2-4).

The EHWDBA Anniversary Cup Quarter Final 15th August 2017 home
HRPBC beat Hertford BC 72-36 (6-0)


The Singles - Marion Smith played in this singles game against June Addy. Marion didn't start quickly but was always in touch and after 9 ends the scores were level at 6-6 all. Marion then pulled away to lead 12-6 only for June to pull level again, so at 15 ends the scores were 12-12 all. Marion then made her move and moved into a 20-14 lead, however June wasn't finished but the gap was to much and Marion won 21-18.
The Pairs - Toni Lacey and Ann Mountford played Marion T and Karen C. Our ladies started very strongly and were 14-4 up after 10 ends, things got even better as they pulled away to win comfortably 27-10.
The Triples - Chris Miles skipped the triples with Sue Metzner and Gloria Hardy against Maureen S, Ros H and Pam W. Once again our ladies started very well and at the halfway stage they were 14-3 up. They continued to bowl well and came away with an excellent win 24-8.
Well Done to all. Next Round Rosehill or Buntingford - Good Luck

Sunday 13th August 2017 away
HRPBC v Bengeo BC Won 72-41


Another hot day but it was welcomed by all. This was a 4 mixed triples game and all our triples won. The best triples on the day were Colin Milner, Ron Izzard and Linda Dunford winning 20-7. The next best triple was skipped by Jean Matthews and she had with her Greg Dunford and Peter Hayden they won 20-9. well to everybody on a good team game.

Saturday 12th August 2017 away
HRPBC v Allenburys BC Lost 76-83


In a very close match on a lovely day at Allenburys we were just got pipped at the post. With 5 mixed triples we managed to win 3 games and lost 2. Richard Rogers triple Mick Wilkins and Marion Smith were our highest winning team against Alan Rowley, June Varney and new bowler Brian Hattherley winning 19-10. Walter Richardson skipped our next best triple with Ann Mountford and Brian Barton winning 20-14. Well done to everybody and thank you for nominating.

The Scott Blain Cup Semi Final 11th August 2017 home
HRPBC 8 v 2 Potters Bar


The Singles - Once again Tim Maynard played in the Singles game this time his opponent was Ron Golden. Tim started strongly with some excellent woods to move into a 11-2 lead after just 9 ends. Ron then started to find the green and came back to only 12-10 behind. Tim then realizing the that he needed to knuckle down pulled away again to win 21-13, his best performance so far.
The Pairs - Walter Richardson making his debut in the competition was with Brian Metzner they played David Salmon and Richard Pearce the top pairing Potters Bar could have put out. David and Richard found the green quickly and immediately put Walter and Brian under pressure and we found ourselves 23-3 down after 15 ends. However with a strong finish Walter and Brian reduced the deficit to 27-11.
The Triples - Bob Hayter, Dave Fussell and Terry Mascot took on a strong triple of Brian Tomlinson (who knew Terry Mascot from his County days) Barry Woodman and Chris Budden. The Potters Bar triple started well but Bob had a few excellent woods and after 9 ends we were 10-2 up. The Potters Bar triples started to come back reducing the score to 10-8. Our triples continued to keep it tight and moved into a 17-9 lead with 2 ends to play and went on to win 18-12.
The Fours - Richard Rogers moved upto skip tonight and was with John Stevenson making his debut, Tony Lacey and Terry Eldridge, they played against Martin Eccelshall, Brian Vince, Barry Bowman and skip Terry Barker. Some steady bowling from our 4 saw them take lead and at the halfway stage were10-6. Richard rallied his rink and they moved into a 19-9 after 14 ends. With this game only 18 ends they just had to keep it tight and they did, and they came away winning 22-16.
Overall score of 72-68 (8-2)

Well Done to everyone who took part tonight and everyone who has played apart in our 3 wins. The Final will be at Rosedale on Sunday 27th August, Time 10am we are playing Rosedale


Sunday 6th August 2017
HRPBC v Datchworth BC won 106 -79


Another good performance by HRPBC, 3 winning rinks and some good bowling from all our bowlers. Richard Rogers skipped the highest winning rink, he was with Linda Dunford, Dave Lofthouse and Brian Metzner they won 25-12. Also worth a mention was Ann Mountford's rink that included Terry Wilson, Greg Dunford and Terry Eldridge they has a very good win over the experienced Ken Hammond now at Datchworth. Well Done everyone.

Saturday 5th August 2017
HRPBC v Rosehill BC won 126-73


On a sunny and warm afternoon HRPBC managed to win on all six rinks Five comfortable wins and a hard fought win on the captain's rink taking the shot with his last wood of the afternoon, after being 15 all going into the last end. Rosehill's team featured four bowlers who joined the club this year. John Stevenson skipped our highest winning triple, he was joined by Gloria Hardy, and Brian Metzner they won 23-4. Colin Milner, Julie Potter and Toni Lacey won by 12 shots with a score of 24-12. Well done to everybody on a good win.

The Scott Blain Cup 2nd Round 4th August 2017 home
HRPBC 8 v 2 Rosehill


The Singles saw Tim Maynard take on Tom Gudge. Tom started well and held the lead up to the 9th end when Tim pulled level at 7-7 all. Tom moved into the lead again but the game was always close. Tim picked up a 4 on the 20th end and moved into a 16-14 lead. The game was still nip and tuck and after 23 ends the score were level again at 17-17. Just 2 more ends and it was all over, with Tim winning 21-17.
The Pairs saw Barry Osman and Richard Rogers take on Dave Ayres and C Walker. A slow start from our home pair found themselves down 10-0 after 7 ends. With 15 ends played the score was now a bit closer 8-14. Richard and Barry carried on reducing the deficit with some good bowling and only lost 17-13.
The Triples saw Colin Milner, Terry Eldridge and Terry Mascot take on Terry Day, Bob Martin and Roy Pateman. Colin's triple started strongly and were 10-2 up after 6 ends. The Rosehill triples pulled back and with 12 ends gone the home triple were only leading by 1 shot. The last 6 ends were shared all single shots this was enough for our triples to win 14-13.
The Four's saw Bob Hayter skipping with Dave Fussell, Tony Lacey and Brian Metzner take on Bob Porter, Keith Mizen, Peter Tilley and John Willis. A quick start from the home team was quickly levelled by the Rosehill 4's and by the 7th end it was 8-8 all. The home team moved into the lead and never lost the lead. A big 6 on the 20th end was enough to seal the win by 10 shots 24-14.
So overall an 8-2 victory, The draw for the next round (Semi-Final) has been made and we are at home again, this time to Potters Bar.
Well Done. Nomination Sheet will be up on Saturday.


County League 3rd August 2017 away
HRPBC Mens v Cheshunt 54-20 (6-0)


This was the third meeting between our clubs in the last 7 days. This County's League game went in our favour, Tim Maynard skipped the rink with Barry Osman, Richard Rogers and Don Stevenson. Our 4's started slowly and were 3-5 down after the 5th end. They then found the green and won 9 ends on the trott to move into a comfortable lead and won 22-8. Bob Hayter skipped the other rink with Terry Mascot, Terry Eldridge and Tony Lacey, 5 ends gone the scores were level at 4-4 all. Our 4's then pulled away and never looked in danger and won 32-12. Overall the score was 54-20 (6-0). Well done

EHBL Triples 1st August 2017 away
HRPBC v Cheshunt 24-49 (0-6)


Walter Richardson, Peter Francis and Alf MacDonald faced the Cheshunt triple skipped by Roy Padgham. Our triple never coped with green and went down 29-7. The other Triple was skipped by Alan Blackwell he was joined by Mick Wilkins and Greg Dunford they faced a triple skipped by experienced bowler Don Phillips. Alan's triple lead 9-6 on the half way stage, we then picked up a 6 and move into a 15-6 lead. Don Phillips then rallied his triple and came back well to win 20-17. So overall a lose 24-49 (0-6)


EHBL Triples 1st August 2017 home
HRPBC v Datchworth Gold 34-27 (5-1)


Another good win for us tonight. Tim Maynard, Toni Lacey and Gary Medler had an excellent game winning 17-10, they always lead. Richard Rogers, Brian Metzner and Terry Eldridge were leading all the way through and were 17-11 up with 3 ends to play, but they just lost their way dropping three 2's and coming away with a 17-17 draw. Overall a very good win 34-27 (5-1). Well Done.


The Aussie Pairs Sunday 30th July 2017

This was the 10th year of the Aussie Pairs. Twelve teams took place in this years event. This format is unusual and is nothing like we normally play. After 3 matches 3 teams had maximum points, they were Tim Maynard & Linda Dunford, Milck Wilkins & Colin Milner and Sue and Brian Metzner. The final games were Tim & Linda playing Walter Richardson and Terry Eldridge and Colin's and Mick were playing Sue and Brian. On the final end Tim and Linda managed to draw 30-30 all so that put them on 7pts. Colin and Mick were leading going into the final end when Sue picked up the jack with her last wood to beat Colin and Mick and the Aussie Pairs. Well done to Sue & Brian Metzner on their win.

The Sam Barnes Trophy -Saturday 29th July 2017

Big thank you to all the ladies that attended the Sam Barnes ladies competition and afternoon tea today, unfortunately the weather was not kind, and we got a bit damp. The two wood pairs competition was won by Jean Matthews and Julie Potter, congratulations to them both and well done xx, As it is our 80th anniversary year, we decided to invite, as guests, some of our elder lady bowlers , it was lovely to hear their stories of yesteryear , Thank you to Toni our captain for all her hard work making some beautiful cakes and Linda Dunford for her cupcakes and scones. all in all a lovely day enjoyed by all













The Scott Blain Cup


The 2nd Round draw has been made and will be played on Friday 4th August. We were drawn at home and now face local rivals Rosehill. The nomination sheet is now up on the notice board, please nominate as the team will be picked on Tuesday 1st August.

The Scott Blain Cup 1st Round, 28th July 2017 home
HRPBC 8 v 2 Cheshunt


The Singles game saw Tim Maynard take on Mick Johnson, Tim started well and was 7-0 up early but Mick came back, and at the halfway stage Tim was only leading 9-8. Mick pulled level at 11-11 all, then Tim pulled away again to lead 19-12 and looked certain to win. However Mick had other ideas and pulled back again to 19-17, Tim then found the 2 shots he needed for a 21-17 win.
The Pairs saw Barry Osman and Richard Rogers play Ray Hills and Steve Richardson a very strong pair from Cheshunt. With 7 ends gone the score was level at 5-5 all, then it went wrong for our pair dropping a 6. However Barry and Richard pulled 3 back then dropped another 6 later in the game and lost 24-13.
The Triples saw Colin Milner, Terry Mascot and Terry Eldridge play Dennis Beauchamp, Graham Mackinson and Dave Baxter. This game was tight all the way through with never more than 2 shots in it. After 17 ends the scores were level at 15-15. With some great team bowling we managed to find the shot we needed to claim the win 16-15.
The 4's saw Bob Hayter, Alan Blackwell, Tony Lacey and Dave Fussell played Dave Crudgington, Tony Thoebald, Terry Whitebread and O Bannon. Our 4's lead all the way through and in the closing stages pulled away into a good lead not giving anything away, winning 22-12. So an overall win by 72-68 (8-2).
The Next round is at home on the 4th August. nomination sheet will be in the club on Saturday.

County League Ladies 28th July 2017 Home
HRPBC Ladies 22 (2) v 17 (0) Sele Farm Ladies


Our ladies took on a very strong Sele Farm team. Jean Matthews, Marion Smith, Toni Lacey and Sue Metzner played Pam Wright, H Ottley. L Moyhette and E Dunne. Our ladies got off to a great start and were 11-0 up after just 4 ends. Sele Farm then started the comeback and after 13 ends we were still ahead14-13. The final stages were very close and just 5 ends later we were still leading now by 18-17. A strong finish in the last 3 ends were pulled away to win 22-17, well done.


The Ranson Cup 3rd Round Home and Away 26th July 2017
HRPBC v Ware lost 27-46


Bob Hayter skipped the home rink with Richard Rogers, Brian Metzner and Tim Maynard. Ware got off to a good start and the home team just couldn't fine the weight or line and lost at home 21-15. The away team was skipped by Colin Milner this included Terry Mascot, Dave Fussell, and Barry Osman they also struggled on the Ware green and they lost 25-12, so an overall defeat by 27-46.

EHBL Triples 25th July 2017 away
HRPBC v Shire Park 33-28 (4-2)


On a sunny evening at Shire Park we came away with a 4-2 win. Bob Hayter lead his triple Dave Fussell and Terry Mascot to a 20-9 win over Graham Danion, Todd Canton and Martin Reeve, with all 3 bowling well. Colin Milner, Mick Wilkins and Tom Willis bowled against Andy Wells, Rob Bramson and Paul Aswell, this match was close until the 15th end when Shire Park pulled away to win 13-19. The overall score was 33-28 (4-2).

Sunday 23rd July 2017
HRPBC v Whit Hern Lost 81-82


We just came up short today against Whit Hern. We had 5 triples today and only one winning triple but 3 drawn. Don Stevenson lead his triples well and never looked in any trouble winning 20-12. Alan Blackwell's triple, Les Austin and Sue Metzner had a very tight game drawing 10-10 all, only 2 ends were 2 shot (1each) the rest were Singles. Dave Lofthouse, Greg Dunford, Linda Dunford, Brian Metzner and skips Jean Matthew and John Stevenson all played in the draws.

Saturday 22nd July 2017
HRPBC v Bournemouth Park Lost 65-95


Bournemouth Park travelled up from Southend and arrived in time for Fish & Chips which was enjoyed by all of the bowlers. The game started, then the heavens opened so wisely we all left the green after just 3 ends. The match restarted 20 minutes later, we then stopped for a tea/coffee and the rain started again, so after another 15 minutes it was agreed to play only 18 ends. Colin Milner skipped our only winning rink with Julie Potter, Malvin Read and Walter Richardson won 21-15. A great day was had by all.

EHBL Triples 21st July 2017
HRPBC v Rosedale 40-30 (6-0)


This is a top of the table clash against Rosedale. Tony Lacey, Gary Medler and Skip Tim Maynard bowled against M Promfit, F Cable and Colin Dyer in this game. Tim's experience was vital in this game as we got off to a good start and lead from the start, they even dropped a 6 near the end and won 23-17. Don Stevenson, Brian Metzner and Terry Eldridge played against skip Brian Barnett, J Sippings and Ivor Bishop. Don skipped this game well and after 12 ends the score was 10-10. The last 6 ends were tight but Don's triple won 4 ends to take the game 17-13, winning 6-0, Well Done.

County League 20th July 2017
HRPBC Mens 36 (4) v 31 (2) Northaw & Cuffley
HRPBC Ladies 20 (0) v 25 (2) Northaw & Cuffley


The Men beat N & C 36-31 (4-2). Barry Osman, Richard Rogers, Tony Lacey and Terry Eldridge all bowled well and came away with a 19-13 win over experienced bowler Ray Barwick. Tim Maynard, Terry Mascot, Don Stevenson & Brian Metzner came very close on pulling off a clean sweep but just lost 18-17, overall a good win.
Our ladies Toni Lacy, Gloria Hardy, Marion Smith and Jean Matthews went down to a good N & C team 20-25

Lyndhurst Trophy 17th July 2017
HRPBC 45-25 Bengeo


Colin Milner, Terry Mascot and Barry Osman played the home leg against Peter Dougherty, Eddie Mahon and Norman Ottley. Our triple started well and managed to get into a 12-3 at halfway stage, they continue bowling well and with a strong finish they won 26-11. The away leg should have been skipped by Bob Hayter but he twisted his back and Tim Maynard skipped, Richard Rogers played 2 and Bob lead. They started well and kept in front and at halfway they lead 9-3. They moved into a 10 shot lead but Bengeo fought back but our triples rallied and won 19-14. Well Done


The 3 Wood Challenge Saturday 15th July 2017












27 bowlers turnout for this year 3 Wood Challenge. After the first round of matches 9 bowlers were eliminated. The 2nd Round of matches all started and there were a few surprises on various rinks. Lots of games went down to shot difference so lots of calculations were needed to find out who made it into the final.
The Cup final was between Dave Fussell and Richard Rogers this 6 end game was a very tight one and after 5 ends the score was 4-4, the last end saw Richard Rogers holding 3 and with one wood left Dave Fussell drew the shot to win 5-4, Well Done.
The Plate final was between Gary Medler and Bob Hayter, Gary Medler started well with 2 on the first end but Bob Hayter picked up 5 singles and won 5-2, Well Done.
The Spoon final was between Ann Mountford and Don Stevenson this was also a 6 end game which was very tight, Don Stevenson was 4-2 down after 4 ends but picked up a 2 on the 5th end to make it 4-4. In the final end Don drew two excellent woods and Ann Mountford couldn't do anything about it and Don Stevenson won 6-4, Well Done.

EHBL Triples 14th July 2017
HRPBC v Aston Won 36-36 (4-2)


Richard Rogers, Don Stevenson and Les Austin started strongly a moved into a 17-1 lead after just 9 ends. They continue bowling well and came away with a 27-5 win. However on the other rink Greg Dunford lead Alan Bull and Richard Mansfield played against a very strong triple and were behind after 9 ends by 5-15, they tried to pull back the deficit but just but just couldn't and lost 9-30. Thank fully Richard picked up a 2 on the final end giving us a 36-35 win. Well Done

Thurgood Cup 13th July 2017
HRPBC v Rosehill Lost 33-41


Bob Hayter, Tim Maynard, Richard Rogers and Barry Osman played against Chris Bartlett, Roy Pateman, Bob Martin and Malcolm Songer, our rink lead early and after 10 ends it was 9-9 all, but Bob's rink then pulled away and won 22-14. Colin Milner, Terry Mascot, Terry Eldridge and Brian Metzner played Keith Mizen, Les Knight, Bob Porter and Dave Ayres, our rink started poorly and were trailing 4-19 after 10 ends. It didn't get any better for us and they lost 27-11, So overall we lost by 8 shots.


The Scott Blain Cup

We have been invited to put a team into the Scott Blain Cup. This is a Men's Only competition for 16 clubs only, 8 from Hertfordshire and 8 from Middlesex. The format is a knockout, 1 Single, 1 Pair, 1 triple and 1 fours, i.e 10 bowlers per team. The scoring is 2 points for each game and 2 points for the overall shots, totalling 10 points, if the scores are level the rink will play one extra end.
The 1st round draw has taken place and we have been drawn at home against local rivals Cheshunt BC on 28th July 2017 at 6pm. A nomination sheet can be found on the notice board.


County League Ladies Tuesday 11th July 2017 home
HRPBC v Whit Hern Ladies Lost 25-12 (0-2)


Jean Matthews, Sue Metzner. Julie Potter and Toni Lacey played Carol Cook, J Corbet, T Lace and T Watton in this County league game in miserable conditions. Whit Hern started well and moved into a great lead early 15-1 up after just 7 ends. This was too much to pull back and our ladies lost 12-25.

County League Mens Monday 10th July 2017 home
HRPBC v Whit Hern Lost 24-42 (6-0)


Bob Hayter Barry Osman, Don Stevenson and Tim Maynard just didn't get into this game, Alan Napier had a great game for Whit Hern seing them through to a 22-12 win. Colin Milner, Terry Mascot, Tony Lacey and Brian Metzner kept their game tight until near the end when Keith Norman team pulled away to win 20-12. So not a good start to our campaign losing all 6 points.

Saturday 15th July 2017
The 3 Wood Challenge starts a 2pm


The 3 wood challenge was a challenge for the organiser this year with 27 bowlers. The draws will be made in the clubhouse at 2pm on Saturday so please ensure you are not late, if for any reason you cannot make it please contact Bob Hayter ASAP. After the first round of matches 9 bowlers will eliminated. We have the 27 we require, however if you want to go on the reserve list contact Bob.

Sunday 9th July 2017 v Sele Farm away
HRPBC v Sele Farm Lost 49-75


All 4 mixed triples lost, we have had better days. Jean Matthews Tony Lacey and Terry Potter came close losing 15-17 . Walter Richardson, Les Austin and Sue Metzner also came close 15-18. So better luck next time.

Saturday 8th July 2017 v Standon & Puckeridge away
HRPBC V Standon & Puckeridge Won 61-37


This match was 3 mixed triples away at Standon, Tim Maynard, Greg Dunford and Mick Wilkins started well and they were 15-1 up after just 8 ends, they never looked back winning 25-10. Colin Milner, Linda Dunford and Ron Izzard also started well they were 12-5 Up after 8 ends and also went on to win well 23-14. Well done to everybody who played in this hot weather.

Sponsors afternoon. 5th July 2017

Our main sponsor "Skeltons" brought their staff to our green for a team building exercise and fun afternoon. This was also well supported by our members giving guidance to all their staff and also it was a nice social afternoon/evening. Thanks again to Skeltons for all their support over the last few years.

The Scouts try bowls, 4th July 2017

Greg Dunford arrange for some 20 scouts to try bowls. They all seamed to enjoy the evening and hopefully we will see them all again. Thanks to Greg for organising and also thank you to all of our bowlers who assisted on the night.

EHBL Triples League 3rd July 2017
HRPBC v Sawbridgeworth Greens Won 58-28 (6-0)


Back to winning ways for HRPBC . Barry Osman, Richard Rogers and Dave Lofthouse had a convincing win over their opponents from Sawbridgeworth, our triples were always in control winning 34-6. Terry Mascot, Gary Medler and Les Austin started strongly but fell away near the end, however after their good start they held on for a 24-22 win, so all 6 points to HRPBC. Well done.

Sunday 2nd July 2017 v Bishop Stortford away
HRPBC v Bishop Stortford Lost 69 - 129


A bad day at the office for HRPBC, 5 mixed rinks all losing. However two of our rinks were close and only lost by 2 shots they were Jean Matthews, Brian Metzner, Mike Wilkins and Don Stevenson losing 17-19 & Bob Hayter, Tony Lacey, Les Hickford and Julie Potter losing 15-17. Big defeats on the other rinks, we all need to up our game for this weekend.

Saturday 1st July 2017 v Hertford BC away
HRPBC v Hertford BC lost 96-100


A lovely afternoon was had by all even though we lost by 4 shots overall. With 5 mixed rinks we managed just 2 winning rinks the best for us was Colin Milner, Les Austin, Richard Mansfield and Marion Smith, they all bowled well winning 29-14. Also Marion Smith & Les Austin both contributed to the Captains charity after bowling the wrong bias, thank you. Jean Matthews with the assistance for Terry Mascot, Gary Medler and Alan Bull came back well to win 21-20, picking up 11 shots in 3 ends, well done.

Lyndhurst Trophy 29th June 2017
HRPBC v Allenburys won 43-36


Colin Milner, Dave Fussell & Terry Mascot played the away leg at Allenburys against Frank McGinlay, Malcolm Judd and Dave Smith. Our team started well and were always in control. Colin, Dave and Terry all bowled exceptional woods and were all on top form, winning therir game 30-8. The home leg was skipped by Tim Maynard, with Barry Osman, and Richard Rogers playing against David Pyne, Chris and David Bowie. This match was the reverse of the away leg Chris and David Bowie and David Pyne bowled well even though Richard, Barry and Tim kept it as tight as possible they lost 28-13, giving HRPBC an overall win of 7 shots. Well done.

County League 28th June 2017 away
HRPBC Ladies v Rosehill Ladies


Marion Smith, Gloria Hardy, Ann Mountford & Jean Matthews travelled to Rosehill to face Janet Day, Carol Songer, Betty Piggot, and Joan Ash. Our ladies started well and moved into a good lead after 6 ends the score was 10-1. The Rosehill ladies then turned it around and the next 10 ends Rosehill were 17-13 up and were looking good. With a strong finish we still lost 21-19.

EHBL Triples League 27th June 2017
HRPBC v Stevenage Reds lost 12-48 (0-6)


On a wet night in Stevenage our 2 triples struggled in the rain. Walter Richardson triples never found the green or the conditions losing 26-6. On Colin Milner's triple they suffered as well going down 22-6. The weather condition brought the game to an early conclusion with both games finishing after 14 ends, where all 12 bowlers left the green soaked.

Sunday 25th June 2017 v Much Hadham 1st Leg Pamart Cup home
HRPBC v Much Hadham Won 139-51


With Much Hadham having to reduce this game from Rinks to Triples we had to change the teams a lot, so thank you to everybody who was effected. All the bowlers from HRPBC bowler extremely well and all 5 triples won. Our best winning triples were Richard Rogers, Walter Richardson and Gloria Hardy they managed a great win 41-5 against the Captain of Much Hadham Graham Penny. Chris Miles lead her triples well with Alan Bull and Terry Mascot they managed a great win as well 26-9. The green was a lot faster than the Much Hadham bowlers had experienced this season. So HRPBC take a 88 shot lead into the 2nd leg later this season.

Saturday 24th June 2017 v Sele Farm at home
HRPBC v Sele Farm Lost 64-73


Ann Mountford lead her triples to our only win on the day she was joined by Mike Wilkins and Richard Mansfield they won 28-13, well done. With Sele Farm fielding a strong team it was always going to be difficult for our team, but they all put up a good fight and came close in a cou[ple of games.

The Ranson Cup 2nd Round Home and Away 22nd June 2017
HRPBC v Shire Park 41-37


Tim Maynard lead his rink to a great home win with the help of Barry Osman, Tony Lacey and Richard Rogers. They started strongly and never looked back. after just 5 ends they lead 11-1, after 11 ends Shire Park started a recovery now only 16-8 down. A strong middle section put us in control even though we lost the couple of ends, winning 25-16. The away team, Bob Hayter, Colin Milner, Terry Mascot and Dave Fussell struggled to find the lines on the uneven paced green, even though we were 10-1 down after 5 ends we never gave up, our team pulled back to being only 12-9 down after 10 ends but just couldn't peg it all back losing 21-16. Well done to HRPBC and good luck in the next round where we face Rosehill at home.

The New Thurgood 1st Round 21st June 2017 away
HRPBC v Hertford BC Won 53-24


A great result for HRPBC against Hertford BC. Both rinks bowled extremely well and overall after 10 ends lead 28-6. Tim Maynard, Colin Milner, Terry Mascot and Dave Fussell kept their Hertford opponents to single figures winning 28-9. Bob Hayter, Richard Rogers, Tony Lacey and Barry Osman also won well 25-15. Not even the Hertford BC Squirrel could not help Hertford tonight as HRPBC bowlers all bowled done well.

EHBL Tiples League 20th June 2017
HRPBC v Northaw & Cuffley away lost 33-35 (1-5)


After 2 walkovers we now travelled to Northaw & Cuffley. Tim Maynard Martin Mountford and Tony Lacey managed a 14-14 draw with Tim's triple picking up a 2 on the final end in a very close game. Don Stevenson, Gary Medler and Terry Eldridge were looking a good for a win when John Clarke in advertently remove our shot wood while trying to promote ex Rye Parks bowler Brian Holdings wood up and we dropped a 5, they followed that up with 2 singles to win 21-19, great effort from our team.

Saturday 17th June 2017 v Aston BC home
HRPBC v Aston Won 106-47


Four winning triples by HRPBC with all our bowlers very well. The day itself was warm and muggy but thus didn't effect the way we bowled. Chris Miles lead her triples to the best winning triples, she was joined by Richard Mansfield and Terry Potter they managed a 34-10 win. Jean Matthews also had a good win, she was joined by Tony Andrews and Brian Metzner they managed a 25-6. Thanks to Terry Eldridge for helping Aston by bowling for them.

Sawbridgewoth Sunday 18th June 2017 Cancelled

Our match against Sawbridgeworth on Sunday 18th June 2017 has been Cancelled by Sawbridgeworth. Apologies to all our members that have nominated. This gives our members time to arrange some of your club competitions. The club will look at other options for the future. Please look on the club's notice boards for further updates.

Sunday 11th June 2017 v Ware BC home
HRPBC v Ware BC - Won 121-110


On another lovely day in the sunshine at Rye Park. We faced our local rivals and strong opponents in the form of Ware BC. With 4 men's rinks and 2 ladies rinks the match started. Excellent performances from all the men's rinks, all winning. Richard Rogers's rink had the best result winning 29-17, his rink consisted of Alan Bull, Brian Barton and Terry Eldridge. Barry Osman's rink, Les Austin, Martin Mountford and John Stevenson also won well 22-16. Unfortunately both our ladies rinks just lost. However HRPBC still won with a great overall victory 121-110, well done everybody


The Ben Hobbs Trophy, Saturday 10th June 2017

On a lovely day we played one of annual events, "The Ben Hobbs Trophy" this was the 28th year of this competition. The event saw lots of good bowling by all the teams taking part. Walter Richardson lead his team team (Marion Smith & Terry Eldridge) to victory, they managed a clean sweep winning all 4 matches.

1st Walter Richardson, Marion Smith & Terry Eldridge
2nd Colin Milner, Martin Mountford, & Alf MacDonald
3rd Alan Blackwell, Greg Dunford & Alan Bull


County League Ladies 6th June 2017 away
HRPBC Ladies v Buntingford "2"


Chris Miles, Gloria Hardy, Marion Smith and skip Jean Matthews started our County League campaign with a great win over Buntingford "2". Our ladies all bowled very well as they took the lead from the start and after 10 ends they were leading 16-1, In the second half of the match we pulled even further away winning 33-7. Well done ladies great result.

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Today we held our first ever 3 wood pairs fixed jack competition. What a success. 12 teams took place, all teams were seeded so no loaded rinks. We saw Mike Bracebridge make a welcome return after 6 or 7 years away from the club and also Peter Brewster playing in his first competitive game. The bowling was good and testing at time, the winners were:-

1st Barry Osman & Jim Mason with +44
2nd Terry Eldridge & Mike Wilkins with +28
3rd Chis Miles & Linda Dunford with +26


well done and thank you to everybody

New Event for 3rd June 2017.. Come along

On Saturday we will holding a special event starting at 2.30pm,please arrive by 2.00pm, please add your name on the list in the clubhouse or send an e-mail to the clubs address to be added. Details will be advised on the day.

Saturday 3rd June 2017 - home to Durrants Park

This is Durrants Parks centenary year, however their membership is now very low and they have advised us that it is with great sadness that they cannot fulfill this fixture - therefore the Match is Cancelled

Sunday 28th May 2017 - home to Griffin BC

Very disappointing, while our bowlers wait for the return game against Griffin, on this Bank Holiday Sunday. At 2.15pm our Secretary telephoned the Griffin BC as nobody from Griffin had arrived, only to be told they were not coming. Not to say our team were very upset but our caterers had prepared 24 meals. Not even a call from them this is very poor etiquette.
This could effect other games booked and future matches against Griffin BC.
We will contact Griffin BC for an explanation, the committee will advise members in due course​​​​​​.


Saturday 27th May 2017 - away to Whit Hern BC
HRPBC v Whit Hern BC 130-47


A great afternoon for us, winning on all 4 rinks to record our best win of the season. Richard Roger's rink took the best winning rink on count back over Bob Hayter's rink. Richard was bowling with Les Austin, Toni Lacey & Alan Blackwell they picked up 7 on the last end and won 42-12. Bob's rink was Brian Metzner, Tony Andrews and John Stevenson they won by 37-7. Overall a great performance by all of the team, well done.

EHBL Triples League, 22nd May 2017
HRPBC v Sawbridgeworth Blues away Won 42-19 (6-0)


A very good win for HRPBC over Sawbridgeworth Blues. Alan Bull, Richard Mansfield and Greg Dunford all bowled well to win their game 16-11. Last minute sub Les Austin, John Stevenson and Richard Rogers pulled off a great 26-8 win for our first 6-0 win of the season. Great team performance and well done Les.


Sunday 21st May 2017 - home to Allenburys
HRPBC v Allenburys Won 92-62


With 4 winning triples and one losing just by one shot, a good day was had by all at Rye Park. Our highest winning triples today was skipped by Richard Rogers with Alan Bull leading the way and lady captain Toni Lacey playing 2, they won 25-9. Colin Milner team also had a good day winning by 22-14, Colin was with Julie Potter and Terry Eldridge. Well done to everybody.

Eversley 1st Round 19th May 2017
HRPBC v Datchworth - Lost 42-62


At least the weather was better than the last few days. Datchworth brought a strong team to face us in this 1st round clash. Bob Hayter's rink started well as Datchworth found it hard to find the green, however they eventually did and they came away with a 21-12 win. Barry Osman's rink started slowly and just couldn't retrieve the early lead and went down 9-24. Colin Milners rink started slowly however by winning the last 6 ends they won 21-17 a great fight back, well done to Colin's rink Terry Eldridge, Don Stevenson & Tim Maynard

HRPBC Ladies v Harlow BC Ladies 17th May 2017 home
ABANDON


On the wettest day of the year our friendly game against Harlow BC Ladies started in the rain, however as the weather got worse they all came off for a cup of tea. As the weather got worse it was decided to abandon the game with our ladies leading 16-7 (6 ends)

Ranson Cup 1st Round Home and Away 16th May 2017
HRPBC v Hertford BC Won 40-30


Great team performance by HRPBC with our home rink winning 21-15. The home team was skipped by Barry Osman, with him was Alan Blackwell, Martin Mountford and leading was Terry Eldridge, this match was very close until 13th end when we picked up a 6 and never looked back and lead all the way home.
The away team was skipped by Bob Hayter, with him was Colin Milner, Tim Maynard and leading Dave Fussell. Our away team always lead but just couldn't pull away on a very difficult green, but we still came away with a creditable 19-15 win, well done to everybody. The next round is on the 22nd June against Shire Park BC or Parkside BC

Sunday 14th May 2017 - away at Potters Bar
HRPBC v Potters Bar BC lost 83-90


This is our first visit here to Potters Bar and we were all made welcome. On a lovely sunny afternoon with 5 mixed rinks the game started well for both teams. We had 2 winning rinks, 2 losing rinks and 1 draw. Alan Blackwell rink won 21-17, he was assisted by Gloria Hardy, Tony Lacey and Julie Potter. Richard Rogers who was losing by 7 shots at halfway rallied his team to a 20-16 win, the team being Marion Smith, Les Austin and Gary Medlar. Jean Matthews rink drew 14-14, with Alan Bull leading Brian Metzner and Ron Izzard at 3. Well done to Terry Potter making his first competitive start for the club.

Saturday 13th May 2017 - away at Hertford Castle
HRPBC v Hertford Castle BC won 102-83


With 4 winning triples, 1 drawn and 1 lose, HRPBC came away with a 19 shots victory over our local rivals. Bob Hayter's triple had the best result winning 22-8, good performances from his team Tony Andrews and Martin Mountford. Colin Milner, Ann Mountford and Greg Dunford also won with a score of 20-14. Don Stephenson, Jean Matthews and Terry Eldridge had a good win 17-11. Well done to everybody lets hope we continue our winning ways.


EHBL Triples League, 11th May 2017
HRPBC v Welwyn Garden City Tigers away Won 32-29 (4-2)


Colin Milner, Tom Willis and Mick Wlikins had a great win over WGC Tigers Stewart Parkhouse winning 17-12. Tom was making his debut for the club and had a very good game. Bob Hayter, Brian Barton and stand in Terry Mascot lost on the 18th by 2 shots going down 15-17. Everybody enjoyed the game. That's our first win of the season lets hope we have plenty more.

HRPBC Ladies v Epping 10th May 2017
Friendly 38-38 draw


This match was a good result for our ladies, playing away. Jean Matthews triple included Ann Mountford and Julie Potter they won 20-18. The other triple lost 18-20 however they were 8 shot behind and nearly pulled it back, a very good effort from Marion Smith, Toni Lacey and Gloria Hardy.

EHBL Triples League, 9th May 2017
HRPBC v Much Hadham Eagles at home Lost 30-45 (2-4)


We lost this match, however we won on one rink and lost on the other. Walter Richardsons triple included Alf McDonald and Richard Mansfield they won 17-13. The losing triple faced a strong team from Much Hadham with Graham Penny leading the way winning 32-13, Tony Andrew, Peter Harrison and Alan Blackwell had no luck.

Sunday 7th May 2017 - away at Rosedale
HRPBC v Rosedale BC lost 53-62 (after 25% deductions from Rosedale)


A poor weekend for HRPBC another lose.
On a lovely day at Rosedale the HRPBC bowlers struggled, apart from Richard Rogers, Marion Smith, Martin Mountford and Alan Bull who came away with our only win, scoring 23-6. The other rinks tried hard but couldn't cope with the green, so let's say it was early season blues.


Saturday 6th May 2017 - away at Griffin BC
HRPBC v Griffin BC lost 52-76


Not a good day for HRPBC, all 3 rinks lost to a strong Griffin team. HRPBC put up a good effort but we were not good enough on the day. We are playing Griffin at home at the end of the month, hopefully we can reverse the score at home.

Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Coffee Morning and Bowls


Our first Coffee morning attracted nearly 20 bowlers , members and few potential new members. The weather was in our favour, a nice way to start the day. We are looking forward to many more during the season.

Sunday 30th April 2017- away at Aston
HRPBC v Aston lost 55-65


Opening friendly of the season starts with a loss. Our 4 mixed triples saw 1 win, 1 draw & 2 losses, Ann Mountford's triples won 20-10 in her triples she had Alan Bull and Gary Medlar both bowling well and Jean Matthews triples managed a 14-14 all draw with Brian Metzner and Dave Lofthouse. It's a long season so well done to everybody who played.

Saturday 29th April 2017
President v Captain

Overall result President 103 - Captain 84


Firstly John and Don would like to thank all those that either bowled or took part in some way on Saturday afternoon,
36 bowlers took part in the afternoon, probably the biggest turnout for a few years, with the Captain's team winning on 3 rinks and the President's team winning on 3 rinks. The afternoon was blessed with some warm and decent weather which also attracted approximately 8 to 10 guests to watch and partake of the wonderful tea prepared by John's wife Angela and daughter Nadine.

It was decided that because both John and Don have been deeply affected by cancer, either personally or by losing loved ones to the terrible disease, that the afternoons proceeds would be donated to cancer charities.
Rink monies and tea money raised £110, the Spider raised £35 with Terry Mascot being the winner and generously donating the bottle of Vodka back to the club for a future raffle, the raffle raised £133 aided by the generosity of a number of members donating prizes and there was a donation of £20 from a mystery member, raising a grand total of £298 which was quickly made up to £300. John and Don decided that the £300 would be equally split between three charities which were Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research and the Isabel Hospice.
The total raised could have been a little more had we remembered to do the fines after the tea for wrong biases, wrong stickers on woods, failing to go into the spider etc.

We believe a great afternoon was had by all with the usual crowd staying on after the raffle for some light refreshment.

Club Sessions Starting dates


The first Club night this season is on Wednesday 26th from 5pm.
The Thursday afternoon starts on 27th April at 1.45pm
The New Tuesday Morning "Coffee Club" stars on 2nd May at 10.30am

Captain v President Saturday 29th April 2017 2.30pm start

Season 2017 is almost here.
This match has already interested over 36 bowlers, you still have time to nominate, however nominations will close soon, so sign up quickly and enjoy our opening game. All proceed are going to one of our Cancer Charities so come along and support.


Work Parties

Work parties still needed for Saturday 8th April, we still have a few jobs that need doing so come along and help. The green was scarified and cut today and is looking good. So please help, Thank you

More Club History

In the late 1800's one of the attractions to the Rye House area was a bowling green. In 1937 the Council whilst developing the Old Highway Recreation Ground a lawn bowls green was included. It is reported that the footing/drainage for this green were constructed from clinker from the local power station. Some of the local dignitaries in the town at the time formed the membership of the club. Trophies commemorated to them are still played for in club competitions. The bowls club is still in operation being run by the membership of the Hoddesdon and Rye Park Bowling Club.
New members are always welcome at the club which opens in mid April for a recruitment drive.
This year sees the bowling club celebrating 80 years of bowling

Team Effort

On Wednesday 5th April the Ladies & Gents captains turned out in Hoddesdon market with the support of a number of club members and handed out flyers to shoppers. This appeared to be very successful. hopefully we will see the fruits of their labour at the trial sessions. Well done everyone.

Work Parties

Saturday 1st April and Sunday 2nd April saw a great turnout by Club members and even a new member for 2017. Lots of jobs were completed, however we still have a few final jobs to complete before our open day on Sunday 9th April. So if you can spare a few hours on Saturday please come along and help. Thanks to everybody who did turnout this weekend.

Jack Goff Trophy 2017


This match should have been played at Standon & Puckeridge this year however due to unforeseen circumstances the match has now been switched to Hoddesdon & Rye Park. This will be a 6 rink match on Saturday 19th August 2017. Further details will be posted on the club's notice board.

County, EHBL & EHBA dates 2017
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
County UnBadged Singles 1st Round Thursday 11-May
County UnBadged Singles 2nd Round Wednesday 24-May
County UnBadged Singles 3rd Round Wednesday 31-May
County UnBadged Singles 4th Round Wednesday 21-Jun
County UnBadged Singles Quarter Finals Wednesday 05-Jul
County UnBadged Singles Semi Final Friday 21-Jul
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
County Singles 1st Round Tuesday 30-May
County Singles 2nd Round Tuesday 06-Jun
County Singles 3rd Round Tuesday 13-Jun
County Singles 4th Round Monday 19-Jun
County Singles 5th Round Monday 03-Jul
County Singles Quarter Finals Tuesday 11-Jul
County Singles Semi Final Thursday 20-Jul
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
County Officers Singles 1st Round Wednesday 03-May
County Officers Singles 2nd Round Monday 08-May
County Officers Singles 3rd Round Monday 22-May
County Officers Singles 4th Round Monday 12-Jun
County Officers Singles Semi Final Tuesday 18-Jul
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
County Pairs 1st Round Thursday 01-Jun
County Pairs 2nd Round Thursday 08-Jun
County Pairs 3rd Round Thursday 15-Jun
County Pairs 4th Round Tuesday 20-Jun
County Pairs 5th Round Thursday 06-Jul
County Pairs Quarter Finals Wednesday 12-Jul
County Pairs Semi Final Wednesday 19-Jul
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
County Triples 1st Round Tuesday 02-May
County Triples 2nd Round Tuesday 09-May
County Triples 3rd Round Friday 12-May
County Triples 4th Round Wednesday 17-May
County Triples Quarter Finals Tuesday 23-May
County Triples Semi Finals Wednesday 07-Jun
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
County Fours 1st Round Thursday 04-May
County Fours 2nd Round Wednesday 10-May
County Fours 3rd Round Monday 15-May
County Fours 4th Round Thursday 18-May
County Fours Quarter Finals Thursday 25-May
County Fours Semi Final Monday 05-Jun
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
County Senior Fours 1st Round Friday 16-Jun
County Senior Fours 2nd Round Friday 23-Jun
County Senior Fours Quarter Finals Tuesday 04-Jul
County Senior Fours Semi Final Monday 10-Jul
County Senior Fours Final Monday 17-Jul
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
County Eversley 1st Round Friday 19-May
County Eversley 2nd Round Friday 02-Jun
County Eversley 3rd Round Friday 07-Jul
County Eversley Div Final Monday 24-Jul
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
EHBL Ranson Cup Preliminery Tuesday 16-May
EHBL Ranson Cup 1st Round Thursday 22-Jun
EHBL Ranson Cup 2nd Round Wednesday 26-Jul
EHBL Ranson Cup Semi Final Thursday 10-Aug
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
EHBL EHBL Fours 1st Round Monday 15-May
EHBL EHBL Fours 2nd Round Monday 26-Jun
EHBL EHBL Fours 3rd Round Tuesday 25-Jul
EHBL EHBL Fours Semi Final Wednesday 09-Aug
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
EHBA Thurgood 1st Round Wednesday 21-Jun
EHBA Thurgood 2nd Round Wednesday 13-Jul
EHBA Thurgood Semi Final Monday 31-Jul
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
EHBA Lyndhurst 1st Round Thursday 29-Jun
EHBA Lyndhurst 2nd Round Monday 17-Jul
EHBA Lyndhurst Semi Final Monday 07-Aug
Organisers Competition Round Day Fixed date
EHBA EHBA Fours 1st Round Wednesday 05-Jul
EHBA EHBA Fours 2nd Round Friday 21-Jul
EHBA EHBA Fours Semi Final Tuesday 08-Aug

Happy New Year to all



EHBA Matches

A number of our bowlers have been selected to represent EHBA.

V Cheshunt 15th January 2017, 2.30 start
Colin Milner, Richard Rogers, Terry Eldridge, Bob Hayter and Don Stevenson is a reserve.


V Tye Green 19th February 2017, 2.30 start
Richard Rogers, Les Austin, John Stevenson, Bob Hayter and Terry Eldridge is a reserve.


V Ilford 25th March 2017, 2.30 start
Colin Milner, Richard Rogers, Les Austin, Don Stevenson, Terry Eldridge


Good Luck to our bowlers


PRESENTATION evening

A good turnout for our annual Presentation night, the club's President John Stevenson handed all the Trophies out. Fish and Chips were the order of the day and this was enjoyed by all. The annual quiz and Bingo took place with everybody enjoying the session. Thanks to everybody who assisted and made the evening a success. Have a Wonderful Christmas and New Year.


Details from AGM

As mentioned at the AGM the EHBA 4's competition is now a fixed date competition. I now have the dates so if you want to enter a team please contact Bob .


Thurgood, Lynhurst, Ranson all fixed dates see Fixtures tab



Presidents Christmas Tea Party CANCELLED


The President Afternoon Christmas party due to be on 15th December 2016 has been cancelled. This is because of a clash of events already booked. The President is considering holding a New Years event so keep your eyes peeled on this site or the clubs noticeboard.


EHBL PRESENTATION
Saturday 29th November 2016


Dave Fussell and Bob Hayter collected their EHBL pairs winning trophy. They were supported by club members for a fantastic evening of laughter and dancing as seen below by Toni Lacey. Hoddesdon & Rye Park were the first club to arrive and the last club to leave. Well done everybody.






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The season appeared to go very quickly this year!


We managed to win 21 friendly weekend games from 31 in total, and as a club we had a number of highlights. Our ladies had their best ever season in the Hertfordshire County League, finishing 3rd behind Northaw & Cuffley and Sele Farm. The men however didn't reach the level we expected this year, so plenty of room for improvement. The club won the Parkhill Trophy & Rose Bowl against Rosehill - the first time we have held both since 2007. Our final home game saw us retain the Pamart Cup with a strong win at home by 30 shots.

The club’s final day saw Tim Maynard winning his fifth Men's Singles Championship title and we also saw Susan Metzner winning her first Ladies Singles Championship, well done to them both. We also held our newest competition "Bully's 11". This competition was initiated by Alan Bull who has sponsored this event and has also agreed to sponsor it for the next 4 years. This event was a close affair, with Bob Hayter piping Tim Maynard 6-5 in this 11 end match. The final game of the season was the Haward Cup between Tim Maynard (2016 Champion) and Colin Milner (2015 Champion), this game was won by Colin Milner on the extra end.

In the outside competitions we had Colin Milner reaching the EHBA Officers singles Semi Final & Richard Rogers, John Stevenson & Barry Osman reaching the EHBL triples Semi. Dave Fussell and Bob Hayter went one step further, and reached the EHBL Pairs final at Cheshunt and went on to win a very close and exciting game 20-18. Dave and Bob really appreciated the great support from the club members. The last time a pairs team from our club won this competition was back in 1974, when George Wiltshire & Bob Harding lifted the trophy.

The Jack Goff Trophy was retained by us this year. This was the 25th Anniversary of the passing of Jack and the competition is still well supported by EHBA. The Captain v President event, the Ben Hobbs trophy, Sam Barnes trophy, Gents v Ladies and the Aussie Pairs were all a big success. The president’s gala match was a close affair; the day was cut short due to poor weather conditions, but a result was still had with Terry Mascot, Tony Lacey and Brian Metzner talking the title.


In July Greg and Linda Dunford produced a wonderful fish spread consisting of salmon, winkles, prawns, crab, jellied eels and plenty of other varieties too many to name. Wonderful cakes followed, made by various members and a cheeseboard to die for (if you like cheese that is!). Thank you to everybody who donated food on the day. The event was part of our “Bowls for Boobies” day, for the “Breast Cancer NOW” charity. Sue Metzner arranged a superb Tombola and raffle, Don Stevenson also arranged a lucky number raffle and donated a hamper as the prize. We held a “Spider” and various other events on the day. In total we raised £1180.00, a great effort by all.
A big thank you to everyone who took part on the day!

Thank you to everyone
who helped over the weekend


On the weekend of 1st and 2nd October there will be a work party to clear away all the equipment for the Winter. Remember many hands make light work. PLEASE HELP


The Haward Cup Final - Friday 30th September

This years final is between Colin Milner and Tim Maynard. This match was always going to be a close affair. The first set was won by Colin 10-5, the second set was a one sided affair with Tim out bowling Colin 11-4. So an extra end was needed and both bowlers were feeling the pressure, the crowd were on the end of their seats. Colin started and was holding shot with Tim holding the last wood he released the wood it made it way down he found the Jack, however he moved it to Colin's wood. Colin won the Hayward Cup. Well done.











Our Thursday Afternoon Club

The last Thursday afternoon match of the season took place on the 29th September. This was a memorable day as Brenda Wilson decided that after 15 years making tea for the club members it was time to hang her pinny up. A big thank you to Brenda for making 1000's of cups of tea over her time at the club. We still look forward to seeing Brenda down the club where someone else will make her tea. The Afternoon crowd presented her with a lovely bouquet of flowers. Once again Thank You











Twilight Bowls - Wednesday 28th September 2016

A good turnout for our last club night.












3 Wood Challenge - Sunday 25th September 2016












18 Bowlers turned out for the final weekend competition. The completion started on time, lots of good bowling was witnessed by the bystanders. In the first round we had a number of interesting results. After the completion of the rounds we had our 3 final finalists they were, The Cup was contended between Tim Maynard and Les Hickford, The Plate was played between team mates Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge. The Spoon was interesting with Linda & Greg Dunford playing each other.
The Spoon Final was a very close affair with both bowlers bowling well and Greg pipping his wife 5-4.
The Plate Final was also a close affair in a nip and tuck game Colin Milner pipped Terry Eldridge 5-4.
The Cup Final was even closer, after 6 ends the score was 6-6 all, an extra end and sudden death saw Les Hickford holding 2 shots and looked in prime position to take the Cup, however with Tim's last wood he drew within 2 inches and the snatched the Cup from Les. An excellent finish to a great day, well done to everybody.


Hoddesdon & Rye Park V Stevenage Town Saturday 24th September
at Stevenage


The last game of the Season was against Stevenage this is a two legged event playing for a cup. We went into this game with a 16 shot lead. Feeling confident and with a replacement cup for the original lost one. But it is all on the day as they say. With a drawn rink of Colin Milner Jean Matthews, Walter Richardson and Mick Wilkins and a winning rink with Alan Blackwell, Chris Miles, Terry Eldridge and Toni Lacey the other two rinks lost. The rink skipped by Dave Fussell suffered a very heavy loss with the rink from Stevenage making the most of what was a challenging green but as Dave said he feels gutted that he couldn't bring the game round to make the 100% of wins for our cup games this season. Stevenage were presented with the cup having won overall by 8 shots. Well done Stevenage it is only leant to you until next year.

We have 18 for the 3 Wood challenge on Sunday 25th September, please arrive by 2pm for the draw.

Remember the twilight bowls 28th September last club night of the season.

The Haward Cup final is on Friday 30th at 4pm so come along and support our finalists.

On the weekend of 1st and 2nd October there will be a work party to clear away all the equipment for the Winter. Remember many hands make light work. PLEASE HELP

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Buntingford Sunday 18th September 2016
At Buntingford

On Sunday 18th September the club played at Buntingford BC for the first time this season we were a few players short. However with some support from our opponents the game went ahead. The winners on the day were Buntingford with a 10 shot win overall. We did manage to have two winning rinks Chris Miles, Tony Lacey and Terry Wilson the other Jean Matthews, Terry Eldridge and Les Austin. Well done.

The Pamart Cup 2nd Leg
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Much Hadham Saturday 17th September
at Home
Won 119-89


This was our last home game of the season. The Pamart Cup is played over two legs, the first leg was played at Much Hadham and we came away with a 7 shot victory. It was nice to see Pam Munt at the club for this match.
So with HRPBC hoping to retain the cup our 6 rinks all took to the green, the match started at 2.30pm. The weather was not nice but at least it didn't rain, just very windy. All 6 rinks bowled well and we came away with a 30 shot victory, 5 winning rinks and one drawing so nearly a clean sweep. With Richard Rogers and Terry Mascots rinks both winning by 8 shots each this was a good way to finish the season with a trophy. Richard bowled with Brian Metzner, Tony Andrews and Marion Smith, Terry bowled with Jean Matthews, Ron Izzard and Alan Bull. Well done to everybody.


Final Day - Results
Saturday 10th September 2016

The bowlers who are showing as the away team or opponent, will need to change to Yellow stickers. These will be supplied on the day so please allow time to remove your old Red stickers and add the new Yellow stickers. Thank You


Mixed Pairs
Peter Hayden & Toni Lacey RUNNERS-UP
v
Colin Milner & Sue Metzner WINNERS
9.30am Start

Men's 4 Wood Pairs
Barry Osman & Les Austin RUNNERS-UP
V
Bob Hayter & Malvin Read WINNERS
9.30am Start

Men's 2 Wood Pairs
Don Stevenson & Tim Maynard WINNERS
V
Terry Eldridge & Gary Medler RUNNERS-UP
10.00am Start

Men's Handicap
Tim Maynard WINNER
V
Colin Milner RUNNER-UP
1.00pm (Approx)

Men's Fixed Jack
Barry Osman WINNER
V
Bob Hayter RUNNER-UP
1.00pm (Approx)


Men's Consolation
Richard Rogers WINNER
V
Les Hickford RUNNER-UP
1.00pm

Ladies Fixed Jack
Toni Lacey RUNNER-UP
V
Ann Mountford WINNER
2.00pm (Approx)

Bully's 11
Tim Maynard RUNNER-UP
V
Bob Hayter WINNER
3.00pm (Approx)

Ladies Championship
Chris Miles RUNNER-UP
V
Sue Metzner WINNER
4.00pm

Men's Championship
Barry Osman RUNNER-UP
v
Tim Maynard WINNER
4.30pm (Approx)

Please note:
all these starting times should be adhered to, however we do appreciate that some bowlers are in more than one final hence the Approx times on some matches.


Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Ware BC Sunday 4th September 2016
At Home 104-97


This match should have been 4 Men's & 2 Ladies rinks, however due to both teams struggling the 2 captains settled on 5 mixed rinks. We managed to walk away with a 7 shot victory even though we lost on 3 rinks, drew one and won one. Colin Milner was in holiday mode and his rink blow away the Ware rink 40-9, he was joined by Sue Metzner, Don Stevenson & Terry Eldridge. Dave Fussell's rink held on to draw 21-21, he bowled with Alan Bull, Tony Lacey & John Matthews.


The Presidents Gala Saturday 3rd September 2016

With a good turnout on a lovely afternoon. The games started with a number of of very close matches. 24 bowlers all stopped for afternoon tea then resumed with matches. However the afternoon's weather changed and it was decided to stop the competition after 15 ends.
The scorecards were all handed in, after careful checking the winners were announced in third place was Terry Wilson, Gloria Hardy & Tim Maynard, Runners up only on shot difference were Dave Fussell, Terry Eldridge & Tony Andrews. This years winners were Terry Mascot, Tony Lacey & Brian Metzner. Thanks to our president for the after match meal.








Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Hoddesdon Rosehill
Friday 2nd September 2016 at Rosehill
Rose Bowl Trophy (Ladies) & The Parkhill Trophy (Men)


Rose Bowl & Parkhill Trophies Victories


Ladies
The Ladies produced a stunning performance against a strong Ladies team at Rosehill. In the pairs Chris Miles and Marion Smith bowled superbly well, winning 15 ends out of 21 to beat Carol Songer and Janet Day 24-10. In the ladies triples Gloria Hardy, Beryl Sambridge and Sue Metzner lost 19-14 to Lin Clark, Jenny Hagan and Betty Piggott but they were 19-7 down so they rallied back, however they run out of ends. In the ladies 4's Jean Matthews, Toni Lacey, Julie Potter and Ann Mountford had a very tight game, our ladies started slowly but drew level after 6 ends and after that were always just in front against Carol Eaton, Di Smith, Joan Clark and Margaret Farr. The final end was very exciting, with our ladies 4 shots up overall, it was down to the skips and we were 4 down which would have resulted in a drawn game but losing the Rose Bowl on shot difference, but Jean Matthews under extreme pressure drew third wood to win 22-20 and HRPBC Ladies won the Rose Bowl. Well Done


Gent's
The men's match was also a tight affair. In the pairs, the EHBL Pairs finalists Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell played Malcolm Songer and Tom Gudge, The first half of this game was nip and tuck, then Bob and Dave pulled away into a comfortable lead and won 17-12. The 4's was a very close game with Colin Milner, Terry Mascot, Tony Lacey and Alan Blackwell beating Bob Martin, Roy Pateman, C Bactlett and Terry Day 19-18. Our 4's started slowly and by the 8th end they were level at 7-7. We then pulled away into a 7 shot lead only to see Rosehill reduce the deficit to one shot with 3 ends to play. On the 19th end Colin picked up a 3, so with 2 ends to play and 4 shots up the game looked over. not so, Rosehill hit back picking up 3 shots so a one shot victory for HRPBC. In the triples our team of Barry Osman, Richard Rogers and John Stevenson really struggled against Bob Porter, Fred Clark and C Walker. With our men 2-12 after 7 ends it didn't look good. We then picked up a 1 on the 8th end and changed the mat position and length, this really confused Rosehill who lost their line. John, Richard and Barry then started the comeback collecting 14 shots in the next 9 ends with no reply and moved into a 16.12 lead. However Rosehill rallied and drew level 16-16, stopping HRPBC winning all 3 men matches. Well Done

This is the first time since 2007 that we have held both the Rose Bowl and Parkhill Trophies, well done to everybody who played and thanks to everybody who turn up to support us.



Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Durrants Park Saturday 27th August

With Durrants Park Struggling to field a full team we helped them out with 2 of our players, so thanks to Tim Maynard and Malvin Read. Even though Tim skip our opponents to a 29-14 win, our other 2 triples managed to win and gave us an overall victory by 4 shots. Ann Mountford, John Mattews and skip Walter Richardson won 29-13. Well done to everybody.

EHBL Triples
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Hertford Castle Knights Monday 22nd August

The season finished on a high. Colin Milner with Tony Andrews and Jim Mason beat Richard Adam's triple 17-16 on Hertford Castles home green, an excellent performance. On the other rink, Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell returned to the same rink as their EHBL semi final success a couple of days ago, this time with Terry Eldridge and came away with another win 25-10 win. So picking on up all 6 points 42-26.

With 7 wins, 4 being 6-0 we finished in the top half of the league which is credit to all the bowlers who took part. Lots of our bowlers took place in the league for the first time and this has helped to bring our new bowlers on and proved to be a successful for the club's future.


Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Stevenage Town Sunday 21st August
Won 71-55


Once again our opponents struggled to field a full team. A big thank you to Mick Wilkins who played for the opponents, not an easy thing to do, but at least he was on a winning rink. We had 2 winning triples Sue Metzner, Gloria Hardy and skip Terry Mascot won 25-6, also winning well were Malvin Read, Brian Metzner and skip Jean Matthews they won 22-9, well done everybody another good win for HRPBC.

The Jack Goff Trophy 2016 - Saturday 20th August
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v East Hertfordshire Bowling Assoc
Won 96-78


What a fantastic day. After all the sunshine over the last couple of weeks it ended today. When the sun came out it was lovely, however we did get hit with a few showers.
Hoddesdon & Rye Park retained the Jack Goff Trophy over the EHBA. Captain Richard Rogers, Brian Metzner and Tony Lacey bowled well to take the highest winning triples by 24-9 against Dean Russell, Tony Duffin & Bernard Jones. Dave Fussell's triples Les Austin & Gary Medlar left it late to beat Neil Walker, P Sykes & Alan Rowley 20-16. They picked up an 8 on the last end and measured for 9 however Gary Medlars wood was just out, UNLUCKY.
EHBA President Dean Russell had a worthy charity this year it was for Meningitis. With fines and donations we collected nearly £100.00. Dave Fussell won the Spider. The Association thanked the ladies for a top class meal and added it's the best one they have had for years. well done to everybody who assisted. Elvis serenaded our Ladies.


EHBL Triples
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Rosehill 15th August


Another close game in EHBL saw HRPBC losing by 3 shots and only picking up 2points. Colin Milner, Terry Mascot and Brian Metzner won comfortably by 24-11, however Barry Osman's triples struggled losing 27-11, Barry was assisted by Malvin Read and Richard Mansfield. With only one match left this season at Hertford Castle we have secured a mid table position. So overall lost 35-38, 2-4pts

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Bengeo Sunday 14th August
Home won 85-56


With a clean sweep this weekend, winning Saturday and Sunday, we also won all 4 triples on Sunday. With the sun shinning down on the Rye Park green our bowlers all came good. Terry Mascot lead his triples to a fine win 24-9 he was assisted by The youthful Terry Wilson and Toni Lacey. Jean Matthews continued her winning form with a 22-14 win, she bowled with Tony Lacey and Les Austin. Well done to everybody in a fine win.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Allenburys Saturday 13th August
Away, Won 95-72


Another very good away win at Allenburys. With 4 winning triples on the day and only one losing this was one of our better away days this season. Colin Milner lead his triples and were the top winning team they won 29-6, Colin was with Terry Eldridge and Jim Mason. Also winning well was Jean Matthews she was joined by Don Stevenson and Gary Medlar they won 29-16. Well done to the other winning triples.

Mens County league game against Whit Hern
The date has been changed again. The match was scheduled for 11th August, but that clashed as both teams were in Ranson Cup. A new was agreed between both clubs as 23rd August. However we received a call from the county reminding us that all County league games must be completed by the 21st August. So after numerous phone calls our captain Richard Rogers has agreed a new date 16th August, so if you are available please let Richard know. Thank you.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Datchworth Sunday 7th August
Away Lost 75-92


On a very fast green at Datchworth, a few of our bowlers struggled with the weight early on, but everybody got a grip of it by the end of the game. Tim Maynard, Gary Medlar and Tony Lacey managed better than others with a very good win by 22-10. Brian Metzner skipping on this rare occasion pulled off a win 15-13, he was assisted by Malvin Read, John Matthews and Toni Lacey.


EHBL Triples
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Cheshunt Thursday 4th August


With another win in the triples league this secures our status in Division 2 for next season. Dave Fussell, Terry Mascot and Martin Mountford won 15-11 and Colin Milner, Jim Mason and Dave Lofthouse lost 15-18, however we held on for a 1 shot win. The final score 30-19 4-2.

Bowling for Boobies - Breast Cancer NOW

What a fantastic day. This was our Breast Cancer charity day. With Sue & Brian Metzner working hard in promoting this event and organising a great Tombola and raffle with some fantastic prizes this helped to pull the crowds in. Linda & Greg Dunford provided a wonderful fish meal that consisted of king prawns, fresh salmon, smoked salmon, jellied eels (not everybody's cup of tea), cockles and crab meat all well prepared. Linda also made a wonderful sherry trifle and Toni Lacey made apple pies enough for everyone. Just to top the meal off a cheese board appeared and everybody dived in (expect for Bob).

We held a bowls competition for those who wanted to take part, this was won by Toni Lacey, Alf McDonald and Mick Wilkins. With almost 100% of the bowlers wearing pink it made for a great day.

The main part of the day was to raise money for Breast Cancer and with bowling fines totalling £29, Tim Maynards speedo run collected £30, the raffle and Tombola we collected £380, Don Stevensons hamper raised £52, donations for the meal was £80, the bowling competition raised £30 and a few other donations raised £79. Bob Hayter manager to secure a £500 donation from his firm Ernst & Young, so the total raised was
£1180.00. Well done to everybody who participated, donated, assisted and bowled. Photos to follow in the gallery soon.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park Indoor fixture


We have arranged a indoor match against Ilford & District Indoor bowls club, the date is Saturday 5th November 2016, start time 2.30pm and the dress will be club shirts and whites. There will be no meal after the game just tea and biscuits. This years game will be a mixed match. The nomination sheet will be placed on the noticeboard in the next few weeks.

EHBL Triples
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Buntingford Bulls Wednesday 26th July


Another good performance by HRPBC winning on both rinks so picking up the maximum points 6-0 at Buntingford. Richard Rogers skipped one triple with Gary Medlar and John Stevenson winning 16-8. The other triple was skipped by Tim Maynard and he was assisted by Les Austin and Terry Eldridge winning 23-8. So overall 39-16 & 6-0 victory.


Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Whit Hern Sunday 24th July 2016
Away Won 76-59


A great win for HRPBC. This match was scheduled for 3M & 1L however Whit Hern asked for it to changed into 4 mixed triples. Our best winning triple was skip Jean Matthews, Martin Mountford and Alan Bull winning 22-14. Well done.

Ben Hobbs Triples Trophy Result 2016
Saturday 23rd July 2016


On a hot sunny day we had a good turnout for the Ben Hobbs Trophy. With 8 evenly matched teams it was the Men's singles champion Colin Milner, Toni Lacey and Linda Dunford who came away with the trophy this year, well done.

EHBL Triples
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Whit Hern Thursday 21st July


Two games with similar scores with Whit Hern winning one 19-9 and HRPBC winning 19-8. Terry Mascot lead his triples to a 19-8 to secure the win. Terry was assisted by Tony Lacey and Terry Eldridge. The other triple skipped by Alan Blackwell were not so lucky going down 19-9, Terry was assisted by Dave Lofthouse and Greg Dunford. So overall winning 28-27 & 4-2.

New Lyndhurst 2nd round 18th July 2016

Not a good result for us playing the New Lyndhurst against Rosedale BC both the rinks losing. Never mind there is always next year. Good luck to Rosedale in their next round

Ladies versus Gents The Allen Trophy
Saturday 16th July 2016

Another hard fought game between the members at the club. With the ladies coming out the winners. Well done to all players.
The trophy played for is the Allen Trophy with the Ladies winning by 5 shots overall.
described as the hottest afternoon of the year with not only the weather coming into play.

East Herts Bowls League (League Triples) 11th July 2016 versus Shire Park at Rye Park

A six pointer for Rye Park with the triple of Peter Francis, John Matthews and Les Austin winning by 3 Shots and the triple of Alan Bull, Dave Grimmett and Alan Blackwell winning by 5 shots making it an overall win for the six points. Well done all
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Standon & Puckeridge Saturday 9th July at home won 77-55

A good result with four teams of triples competing. HRPBC won on three of the rinks and the other game was drawn. The team of Terry Mascot Terry Wilson and Melvin Reed won by 4 shots, the team Toni Lacey, Marion Smith and Gloria Hardy won by 11 shots, the team Alan Bull, David Lofthouse and Walter Richardson won by 7 shots and the drawing team were Les Austin, Jim Mason and Chris Miles.
​well done to all


Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Bishops Stortford Sunday 3rd July
At Home won 131-73


A great result for Hoddesdon & Rye Park over Bishops Stortford, the summer weather appears to be here at last. With the sun out HPRPBC produced their best win of the season with all 5 rinks winning. Our best winning rink was skipped by Tim Maynard he bowled with Tony Lacey, Dave Lofthouse and Gloria Hardy winning 35-11, also skip Walter Richardson with Ann Mountford, Les Austin and Gary Medlar won 31-14. Well done to everybody for a great display.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Hertford Saturday 2nd July
At Home won 100-71


A
great start to our weekend on a day of sunshine and the odd heavy shower HRPBC beat Hertford BC. We had 4 winning rinks today with our top scorers being skipped by Dave Fussell with Jean Matthews, Jim Mason and Dave Lofthouse won by 24-8, also Colin Milner skipped another high winning rink with Julie Potter, Barry Lacey and Don Stevenson winning 23-16. Well done to everybody let’s keep this form when we play Bishops Stortford tomorrow.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Stevenage Red 30th June
EHBL Triples lost 20-59 0-6


This was not a good night for HRPBC losing heavily to a strong Stevenage team. Both our triples skipped by Richard Rogers and Tim Maynard struggled dropping a 7 & 8 early on made this task very difficult.

The Pamart Cup
Hoddesdon and Rye Park verses Much Hadham Sunday 26th June
Away - Won 118-111


The first leg of the two match game was played at Much Hadham each club being represented by six rinks. There were high winning rinks on both teams, for us we had Colin Milner, Don Stevenson, John Matthews and Toni Lacey winning 34-11 and Walter Richardson, Terry Eldridge, Tony Lacey and Ann Mountford also winning well by 30-13. The match finished with 118 shots to Rye Park and 111 shots to Much Hadham. This gives Rye Park a 7 shot lead when we next play.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Sele Farm Saturday 25th June
Home Lost 61-67


On a strange afternoon weather wise, both teams had to leave the green for their own safety during a massive hail storm seeing the green turn white with hail stones. This must have effected the home team as we lost by 6 shots overall. Martin Mountford stand in captain had our only winning triple against Jim Parsley. Martin's triple were Chris Miles and Brian Metzner.


Bob & Sandra's Thank you message

Bob Hayter and Sandra would like to thank all our friends at Hoddesdon & Rye Park Bowling Club for their wedding card and very generous wedding gift. We can now start planning our front garden make-over and this will always remind us of you all. Thank you all once again.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Sawbridgeworth 19th June
Home Won 91-56


A contrast from Saturday with a good win against Sawbridgeworth. We had 4 winning triple rinks, Our top 2 triples were Alan Blackwell, John Matthews and Dave Fussell leading the way with a 22-8 win. Alan Bull, Terry Eldridge and Barry Osman won well winning 19-9, the other 2 triples also won well.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Aston B.C. 18th June
Away at Aston Lost 56 - 81


Not a good day losing in all 4 triples, the highlights for us were Ann Mountford, Les Austin and Mick Wilkins lost 21-20, however they were 16-3 down so a very good comeback. Terry Eldridge, Malvin Read and Peter Hayden also went down by 1 shot losing 17-16.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Havers Park 14th June
EHBL Triples 29-34 2 - 4


A better performance today from our Triples league team, although we lost 2 - 4 it was a good 2 points. Terry Mascot, Brian Metzner and Peter Harrison pulled off a good win 17-16. The last end saw Peter Harrison nailing the jack the Havers team consisting of John Edmondson, Martin Clark and Ray Cracknell could not get the shot. The other triples Richard Mansfield, Don Stevenson and Alan Blackwell did well but could not recover from a poor start, losing 12-18.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Ware BC Sunday 12th June
Away at Ware Lost 87 - 115


On a miserable afternoon the weather was sunshine and showers so not good, unfortunately our bowling matched the weather. Losing overall by 28 shots. Chris Miles ladies won 22-16, Colin Miner's ,rink had an impressive win19-16.

Sam Barnes Trophy Saturday 11th June

Huge congratulations to Chris Miles and Ann Mountford in winning the Sam Barnes Trophy, 10 ladies competed in this 2 wood pairs challenge. Thankfully the rain kept off. Thank you Toni Lacey for the lovely cakes.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Stevenage Blues 10th June
EHBL Triples 14 - 56 0-6


Not the result we were looking for, our bowlers just could not match the Stevenage bowlers on this night. Both rinks went down, so lets move on and look for a strong response on Tuesday at home against Havers Park.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Buntingford 2 - 7th June
Ladies County League


A great start to the season for our Ladies as they get off to a winning start. Toni Lacey, Marion Smith, Susan Metzner and skip Jean Matthews won 25-13, all our bowlers played well.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Hoddesdon Rosehill 5th June

This match has a lot of History behind it 79 years ago both clubs were formed and we played each other on the same day as King George Vl Coronation, so next year is our 80th Anniversary. Back to Sunday's game, Rosehill came out on top winning 105-132. with 3 games all being decided by just one shot, all in Rosehill favour. We had one winning rink with Jean Matthews skipping her team were Linda Dunford, Tony Lacey and Don Stevenson

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Datchworth Gold 1st June
EHBL Triples 30-36 2-4


In a close contest held at Datchworth our 2 triples had mixed results, Tim Maynard, Ron Izzard and Gary Medlar won 18-14 and Terry Eldridge, Don Stevenson and Dave Fussell went down 22-12 so we lost overall by 6 shots.

Welwyn Garden City Bowls Club have cancelled for the second year in a row. we will now look for a new fixture for 2017.

With a large number of bowlers selecting to play on Saturday we are now trying to play some of Bully's 11, so we can play 6 games at 2.30pm and further games at 3.30pm ish , so please still come down and play or mark.


Hoddesdon & Rye Park 57 v 61 Griffin (Away) 29th May

After our early success this season when beating Griffin on our green in early May by 8 shots. The return game at Griffin saw a change in fortunes with Griffin BC coming out on top with a 4 shot victory, I suppose we could claim that overall we won even though they were both friendlies. Marion Smith lead our highest winning rink with Alan Bull and John Matthews they won by 14-11, ever body enjoyed the game so lets see what's in line for next week.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 71-77 Whit Hern (Home) 28th May
3 Mens & 1 Ladies Rinks

This was a very close and interesting game, on one rink it appeared that the game consisted of 22 ends or even 20 ends, however both skips agreed and that game was won 21-15 by us. Our highest winning rink was skipped by Bob Hayter he bowled with Alan Blackwell, Dave Lofthouse and Greg Dunford they won 26-18, overall the Men won 60-50 but our Ladies lost 27-11, we have a reverse fixture later in the season so hopefully we can turn this around and win there.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Bishop's Stortford
Ranson Cup Result Won 38-36


This is a 2 rink match, one away and one at home. Colin Milner skipped our away team with Dave Fussell, Terry Mascot and Don Stevenson they faced a very strong team skipped by Alan Hutchison, our team kept the score down losing 20-11. However at home Bob Hayter skipped the rink with Brian Metzner, Tony Lacey and Richard Rogers they came through and won by 27-16, to give us an overall 2 shot victory. Brían Metzner had a superb game at lead in the home, leg, leading with some exceptional woods and out bowled the B'Stortford lead. We now face Allenburys in the next round on the 23rd June. well done everybody great win.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 100 - 55 Allenburys B,C 22nd May

HRPBC won again on this lovely sunny afternoon. This was another great team performance winning on 4 rinks and drawing one. Our highest winning rink was skipped by Dave Grimett winning by 26-10 Dave was assisted by Sue Metzner, Alan Bull and Terry Eldridge,. Terry Mascot bowled in a triple winning by 20-8 with him was Tony Lacey and Jean Matthews, well done everybody .

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 74 v 62 Bengeo B,C 21st May

Another win for HRPBC, We took 4 mixed triples to Bengeo for a 3pm start and came away with 3 winning triples and one going down by 17-18 so nearly had a clean sweep. Tony Andrews, Ron Izzard and skip Colin Milner were our highest winning triple 17-10, they were closely followed by Les Austin, Dave Lofthouse and Martin Mountford winning by 21-16.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Ware B C Friday 20th May
Hertfordshire Club Championship Lost 54-56


This was a very tight affair with HRPBC taking an early lead only for Ware to pull back and draw level, this saw HRPBC pull away again only to see Ware take the lead and win by 2 shots. Bob Hayter's rink managed a 21-13 win, he was joined by Terry Eldridge, Gary Medlar and Alan Blackwell in our only success, Our other 2 rinks lost by a few shots but they were both very good matches. Good luck to Ware in the next round.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Sawbridgeworth Blues Home Thursday 19th May
EHBL Triples 38-26 4-2


in a very close game we came away with a very good win over Sawbridgeworth blues. With Richard Rogers leading his triples to a 16 shot win assisted by Gary Medlar & John Stevenson. Terry Eldridge skipping for the first time went down by 4 shots, he was assisted by Les Austin and Don Stevenson. good Win well done

New members after a roll up, good luck and enjoy your time at the club.














​Hoddesdon & Rye Park 95 v 88 Potters Bar Sunday 15th May

This is a new fixture for our 2016 season and proved to be a success on and off the green. Our green is still a bit heavy but we still witnessed some excellent bowling from both teams. Jean Matthews once again had the highest winning rink winning by 20-13, she was nobly assisted by Brian Metzner, Malvin Reed and Martin Mountford. Colin Milner’s rink nearly pulled of the highest winning rink by scoring 24-18, he was assisted by Dave Lofthouse, John Matthews and Gloria Hardy. The highlight of the day was Tony Lacey, Susan Metzner, Don Stevenson and Skip Richard Rogers picking up our first HotShot of the season, well done to you all. So with 3 winning rinks, one drawn and one defeat Hoddesdon & Rye Park continued on their winning ways.













Hotshotters

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 86 v 110 Hertford Castle Saturday 14th May
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Hertford Castle Men 56 -66
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Hertford Castle Ladies 30 - 44


Not a good day for Hoddesdon & Rye Park. In a 6 triples match (2 Ladies and 4 Men) we only managed 2 win in 2 games, the only Ladies match to win were Ann Mountford, Marion & Gloria Hardy winning 18-17 and the Men’s game was Greg Dunford, Gary Medlar and John Stevenson winning by 15-8.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park Ladies 50-15 Epping Ladies

Our Ladies had their first friendly of the season against Epping. Jean Matthews skipped her triple with Linda Dunford and Toni Lacey won 30-6, the other triples was skipped by Ann Mountford she was assisted by Susan Metzner and Beryl Sambridge they won 20-9. Well done Ladies

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Much Hadham Away 10th May
EHBL Lost 22 -35 (0 – 6)


After promotion last season we knew this season would be testing. So our opening game against a strong Much Hadham team proved correct. Both our triples lost this opening league game by 12-19 & 10-16. So things can only get better.



Hoddesdon & Rye Park 58 - 52 Rosedale Sun 8th May 2016

Another win for us, our ladies won 19-14 with Gloria Hardy skipping her ladies, Ann Mountford, Sue Metzner and Marion Smith. to a good win. Ron Izzard had the highest winning rink with Les Austin, Brian Metzner and Don Stevenson 22-15. Once again our opponents turned up short and we supplied 4 bowlers who won again, so thanks to Dave Fussell, Malvin Reed, Terry Eldridge and Alan Bull (who won again) yet again everybody had a game.

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 65-57 Griffin BC, Sat 7th May 2016

Colin Milner's team were our top winning triples, 21-13, with Peter Francis and Toni Lacey making the team. Jean Matthews won again with Jim Mason and Brian Barton winning 19-12, Thanks to Martin Mountford, Don Stevenson and Dave Fussell who all stepped in as Griffins were 3 short, (and they won 16-11) so everybody had a game,

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 72 - 59 Aston B.C, Sat 30th April 2016

We started with a win


A great start to the season for Hoddesdon & Rye Park winning 72-59. We had 2 winning triples Jean Matthews skipped our best winning triple with Don Stevenson and Malvin Read winning 28-9. Our other winning triple were Dave Lofthouse, Greg Dunford and Skip Jim Mason winning 18-12. Well done to all who played and all who nominated. Home again on Next Saturday and Sunday.



Handbooks for collection

EHBA Handbooks have all been collected. These books will be placed on the notice board over the weekend. Please ensure that you only take your book. Contact names for all competitions have been placed in the EHBA competition book.

Open day 10th April 2016

Don't forget it's our open day on 10th April, so please turn up and pay your annual subscription. Your committee look forward in seeing you all..


The work parties 3rd April 2016

Thanks to all the bowlers who came down the club for today's work parties most of the jobs were completed but we still have quite a bit to do before the opening day on Sunday, 10th April. If you have any spare time and can assist during the week please contact a member of the committee to find out what jobs still need to be completed
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v ILFORD indoor Saturday 2nd April 2016

With only 5 players in our team that play indoors this was always going to be a hard game. All four rinks lost however each rink gave a good account of their selves. Thanks to the two bowlers who stood in from Allenburys to make the numbers up. The match was played in a good spirit and all bowlers from both teams enjoyed the afternoon.






































Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Ilford Indor
Saturday 2nd April 2016 at 2.30pm

The Team

Terry Eldridge
Ann Mountford
Richard Rogers
Bob Hayter

Martin Mountford
A.N.other (Guest from Allenburys)
Barry Osman
Alan Blackwell

Alan Bull
Alan Rowley (Guest from Allenburys)
Tim Maynard
Colin Milner

Toni Lacey
Don Stevenson
John Stevenson
Terry Mascot




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The EHBA match against Ilford on 6th March 2016


This was cancelled by Ilford today, thanks to all our bowlers for nominating.

EHBA v Tye Green Sunday 28th Feb 2016

A very strong Tye Green team beat EHBA by over 40 shots and winning on 5 rinks out of 6. Not a good day for the Hoddesdon & Rye Park Bowlers who all played on losing Rinks. All our bowlers bowled well but just could not beat the Tye Green indoor specialists.


EHBA v Tye Green Update

EHBA v Tye Green on Sunday 28th February 2016, with the withdrawal of Colin Milner and Greg Dunford for personal reasons, Don Stevenson and Dave Fussell have now been called up to play.


EHBA v Cheshunt Indoor, Sunday 17th January 2016

With 7 bowlers from Hoddesdon and Rye Park representing the Association (all listed below) and 3 playing for Cheshunt Indoor ( Alan Blackwell, Les Austin & Greg Dunford) we supplied over 20% of the bowlers. The Association came out on top by around 10 shots, well done to everybody who took part.
EHBA v Tye Green & EHBA v Ilford selections

v Tye Green on Sunday 28th February, playing Bob Hayter, Tim Maynard, Colin Milner, Greg Dunford, & Richard Rogers, Reserves:- Dave Fussell, Tony Lacey, Don Stevenson & Terry Eldridge.

v Ilford on Sunday 6th March, playing Bob Hayter, Tim Maynard, Terry Eldridge, Dave Fussell, Don Stevenson & Colin Milner, Reserves:- Tony Lacey, Greg Dunford & Richard Rogers.


EHBA v Cheshunt on Sunday 17th January 2016

Congratulations to Richard Rogers, Colin Milner, Tim Maynard, Terry Eldridge, Don Stevenson, Tony Lacey and Bob Hayter who have all been selected to play for EHBA, Greg Dunford is on stand by and could still make an appearance for the Association.


If you are interested in playing for East Herts Bowls League they have a few indoor games coming up, so if interested call Bruce and tell him that you are interested in playing, the games are:-

v Hatfield on Sunday 24th January 2016 2.30 pm
v Cheshunt on Saturday 5th. March 2016 2.30 pm
v Tye Green on Sunday 20th March 2016 2.30 pm

Competition forms for all EHBA and EHBL will be submitted in the next few days so if you want to take part please send the forms to Bob Hayter or Bruce Miles by Friday 16th January 2016, fees for these competitions will be included on your Annual fee form.
December 2015 Update

The Committee hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family, we would like to wish you all a very healthy New Year and we look forward to seeing you on the green in early April.

Work parties are still on going, this never stops so if you have some spare time please come down and help out, even if it's just sweeping all the fallen foliage, it all helps.

The 2016 Fixtures are nearly complete and a new fixture has now been added, we will now host Potters Bar in May, so lets welcome them to our Green.

We will be recruiting again this year, a poster is being prepared and will be distributed in March 2016, once again we need volunteers to distribute, please speak to a committee member to find out who is coordinating the distribution.



Bowls is not an old persons game, it is a game that old persons can play. Bowls is a sport for all.


The Clubs AGM -- 6th November 2015

This years AGM was well supported by the majority of our members. All the reports were read out by the President, Secretary, Treasurer, Captains and all the delegates. It was agreed that the 2016 fees and match fees would remain unchanged. The New committee will meet up in December to prepare the club for another successful season. The old committee were thanked for all their hard work and efforts made to keep the club running smoothly.



Work parties Saturday 3rd Oct 2015

Thank you to everybody who helped out on our 1st Work Party on Saturday, it was a great team performance and a lot of our annual tasks were completed. During October and November we will still have some tasks to do, so if you can spend an hour or more, please check times in the clubhouse or Contact Bob or Dave for tasks.

So thanks to:-
Don Stevenson
Terry Eldridge
Greg Dunford
Richard Rogers
John Stevenson
Dave Fussell
Les Austin
Tim Maynard
Bruce Miles
Toni Lacey
Bob Hayter
Mike Wilkins
Martin Mountford
Marion Smith
David Lofthouse

If I have left anybody off the list my apologies.