2017 Archived News and Events

Future Events

The Bowls night will be held on Saturday 24th February 2018 further details to follow
Open day for 2018 season will be 10th March at 10am.

Borough Merit

Due to the delicate condition of our green we have decided to transfer our merit on Sunday 19 November to the North Cliff Bowling Club.

Green Now Open

The green is now open but members must ensure the green has been brushed on a morning before playing on it.

Nalton Mixed Pairs

A sunny Saturday afternoon saw the Nalton mixed pairs at Borough Bowling Club
A strong pairing of Jo Gates and Barrie Watson fought their way to the final to face Dave Pryce and Caroline Watson
The final was a close affair with Dave and Caroline taking a 16-10 lead before Jo and Barrie powered through to take the trophy 21-16
Joyce Barron and and Gerry Stafford won the consolation cup beating Bob Walker and Dennis Newton in the final.

Presented to the Club

Bob Walker and Bill Brewins with the bench that they have very kindly presented to Borough Bowling Club
and also a trophy to present to the winners on the Open Drawn Pairs competition which is played annually.

Open Draws Pairs Meet

60 hardy bowlers battled out the Anthony Gordon sponsored drawn pairs merit at Borough Bowling Club on a wet late summers day.
Jan Hadden and Kenny Wale battled to the final, beating Jo Gates and Lisa Watson 21-17 Ed McCormack and Les Boyles 21-17 Caroline Watson and Kevin Garside 21-6 before seeing off the strong pairing of Bob Walker and Andy Webb 21-17 in the semi final.

Barrie Watson and Kevin Gates earned their place in the final after seeing off, John Cooper and Joyce Barron 21-10 Robert Child and Doreen Hinchcliffe 21-10 and Steve Bell and Tim Purcell 21-18 before beating Peter Shield and Paul Morgan 21-12 in the semi final
A good crowd stopped to watch the final which saw Jan Hadden leading well and backed up with some neat bowling by Kenny Wale they set off strong to take a 14-8 lead
Good steady bowling from Kevin Gates kept the Watson – Gates pair in the game and they managed to pull the deficit back and run out 21-18 winners

Congratulations to Kevin Gates and Barrie Watson on their victory and thanks to the continued sponsorship from Gordon Kipps from Anthony Gordon menswear to local bowling.


Rosebowl Doubles Cup

Congratulations to Ian Hadden and Jack Bird who won the above district cup competition recently at Westgate
They beat Kevin Gates and Gary Pulleston in the final.

Hutchinson Cup 2017

Dave Pryce started his defence of the Hutchinson Cup in style with an easy 21-14 victory over Barrie Watson, a 21-8 defeat of Di Purdy and then a close fought 21-17 semi-final victory over Mick Gates to book his place in the final
Bob Walker had to beat Jean Purdy 21-6, Matthew Bell 21-13 and then a nail biting semi final win over Steve Bell 21-20 to claim the other place in the final
The final was a ding dong battle with Dave racing into a 9-2 lead before Bob closed the gap to 10-8, then Dave raced away again into a 16-10 lead. Bob bowled some superb woods to motor in front 20-17 and finished off the game at 21-18 to reclaim his title as Boro’s number 1
Congratulations to Bob Walker
Barrie Watson won the consolation competition with a close fought victory over Colin Rodda.

Finals Night 2017

A lovely Friday evening saw Borough Bowling club complete their four club cup finals

First up was the Foxton Cup and Richard Gowan roared into an early lead against Sue Wilkinson and despite a fine come back from Sue that saw the scores level at 9-9 Richard was determined to win his first trophy and ran out a 21-10 winner after bowling superbly

Next was the Russell Cup with Club Chairman Pete Charter trying to defend the title he had won for the last two years against Club Secretary Mick Gates. Pete forced his way into a 9-6 lead but Mick then won 9 ends in a row to race into a 17-9 lead and despite a brief resurgence from Pete it was Mick who took the veterans title 21-14

Next was the champion of champions, the Victor Ludorum which saw Keith Marritt travelling down from his new home in Scotland to face rising young star bowler Matthew Bell. With Keith unable to do very little bowling this summer he was always going to face an uphill battle and so it proved with Matthew claiming the crown with a 21-4 victory

The ladies final saw Sue Wilkinson making her second appearance of the night in the Maltby Cup to face Jo Gates .After an even start Jo bowls superbly to force her way into a 20-13 lead but this saw Sue produce some of her best bowling of the night and with some impressive woods she forced her way back to 20-17 However Jo was not to be denied and finished the game with a great final bowl that saw her take the Maltby trophy 21-17.


Open Singles Merit

64 bowlers took part in an open singles merit at Borough Bowling Club sponsored by GT Garages (Scarborough) Ltd on Sunday
The pick of the first round draws saw Dave Lowe beat team mate Geoff Watson 21-17. Whilst the second round saw the in form Billy Holdsworth fall to Borough’s Sue Wilkinson 21-20
Home bowlers featured in 3 of the last 8 places but all went out at this stage Dave Lowe beating Sue Wilkinson 21-10 ,Gary Puleston beating Dave Pryce 21-11 and Kevin Gates beating Ian Hadden 21-10 Geoff Price made the last semi final berth beating Andy Deighton 21-17.

The semi’s saw some quality bowling with Gary Puleston beating Dave Lowe 21-15 despite Dave firing a number of winning woods off the green and Geoff Price beating Kevin Gates by the same score again after being fired off on a number of occasions
Geoff Price was first out of the blocks in the final running out into a 13-9 lead but Gary Puleston turned the game around in 4 ends to motor into a 16-14 lead Gary then bowled with supreme confidence and finished off with a 21-18 victory.
Congratulations to Gary Puleston and many thanks to GT Garages Scarborough for their continued support of the event.

Knock Out Cup

Congratulations to Whitby for retaining the Knock Out Cup in an exciting final with six winners each and winning by 8 points overall
Commiserations to Borough A for a well fought second place.

Proudfoot Donation


Over 60's Merit held at Borough Friday 14 July

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District Team Knockout

Borough beat North Cliff A at Dukes Park in the semi final of the Team Knockout
They will play the winners of Whitby v North Cliff B in the Final.

Boyes Cup

Boyes Cup Final held at Borough Sunday 9th July
Winner Mick Gates

Malton Cup

A glorious July afternoon saw the handicapped Malton Cup played out at Borough Bowling Club
Group A proved a tricky one with multiple winner Mick Gates being beaten by both Richard Gowan and Barrie Watson before Barrie just saw off Richard 21-15 to take the first semi-final berth
In group B Jo Gates had to give 9 start to both Betty Adamson and Joyce Barron before she took her place in the semi-final.

Group c saw John Thundercliffe need his 6 start to see off Barry Gosling and Bob Walker to make the semi final
In group D Caroline Watsons handicap of plus 9 was enough to ease her way past Di Purdy and Steve Bell
In the semi final Jo had to give 9 to Caroline but with some very tidy bowling she saw off Caroline 21-12
The second semi-final was a ding dong affair and Barrie Watson just edged past John Thundercliffe 21-19
WIth the final played off scratch Jo Gates showed she meant business and with some precision bowling she was soon 9-3 up. Despite some fine bowling from Barrie Jo was never giving anything away and she an out a worthy 21-9 winner.

Congratulations Jo Gates a very worthy winner.

Wally Day Cup

Another glorious day on Sunday saw the battle for the Wally Day Cup
Di Purdy fought her way past the 2 Barrie’s first beating Barrie Watson 21-18 then Barry Gosling 21-11 before just losing 21-18 to Mick Gates in the first semi final
Mick had previously beaten Joyce Barron 21-17 and then Steve Bell 21-20
Keith Watson beat Jean Purdy 21-12 and John Thundercliffe 21-17 before being beaten 21-14 in the second semi final by Rita Bland.

The final saw some great bowling with Mick opening up a 9-2 lead before Rita fought back and with the scores level at 17 each, Mick sent down some terrific woods to run out 21-17 and take the trophy he has won a number of times previously.

The tea and biscuits saw some great bowling from Joyce Barron to reach the final before losing out to Barrie Watson
Congratulations Mick Gates.

Boyes Cup

A glorious Friday evening saw 14 competitors battle it out for the 4 qualification places on Boyes Cup finals day
Emerging victorious were Andy Adamson, Steve Bell, Mick Gates and Jo Gates
Good luck in the finals.

Club Doubles Handicap

The handicapped Club doubles saw a great final on Bank Holiday Monday with Caroline Watson and Liam Vasey storming out of the group stage to play John Purdy and Bob Walker in the final
Caroline and Liam had a handicap that saw them have a start of 6 and taking 3 in the first end they suddenly were 9-0 up. It took a while but with some great bowling from John and Bob they eventually nosed in front at 16-15 despite some equally good bowling by Caroline and Liam. The next end saw Bob and John lying with 4 on and they almost had their hands on “the Boyce cup” but Liam bowled a superb last wood to roll the block and give him and Caroline 3 points.

However it was to no avail because after some brilliant ding dong ends that were well appreciated by the crowd on the balcony Bob and John ran out 21-18.
It was a great final by all 4 players but congratulations to Bob and John who carved out a worthy victory.

Potter Cup

Despite giving shots to the rest of the field it was 2 scratch bowlers Mick Gates and Bob Walker who contested the final of Borough Bowling Clubs handicapped Potter Cup

Mick saw off Dave Pryce 21-18 then daughter Lynn Gates 21-17 and Penny Gosling 21-11 in the semi-final

Bob beat Morgan Beal 21-18 Di Purdy 21-9 and Keith Watson 21-11 in the second semi-final

The final started off an even affair before Mick went on a run to go 14-5 up but Bob was not giving up and got back to 16-18 Mick though put up some great woods to run out 21-16

The consolation competition turned into a teenage affair after Liam Vasey beat Morgan Beal in the final 21-12.


Victor Lodorum Competition

Friday evenings Victor Ludorum saw some very good bowling
In the qualifying rounds Jo Gates just pipped John Purdy 21-19 before losing her quarter final 21-12 to Keith Marritt. Keith went on to claim the first final place beating Rita Bland 21-10
Matthew Bell had to recover from all but against in his game with Richard Gowan to win 21-20 before going on to beat Pete Charter 21-9 to claim the second final place
The final between Keith Marritt and Matthew Bell will be played on finals evening.

Renshaw Open Doubles Merit

72 bowlers entered Borough bowling clubs Shoreline Suncruisers sponsored open pairs competition on Easter Sunday
The day started with a fast running green but ended on a waterlogged mud bath
Early results saw last years winners Robert Child and Lee Deighton fall in the qualifying rounds 21-11 to home bowlers Lynn and Jo Gates.

Home bowlers always appeared likely to be strong at the latter stages and Bob Walker and Graham Forster looked a good pairing in the first semi final but their team mate Ian Hadden and his partner Steve Dover of Whitby saw them off 21-16 to take the first final place
Boroughs Dave Pryce and Mick Gates were also dispatched by Dukes Parks Kevin Gates and Gary Puleston 21-12 in the second semi-final.

Dover and Hadden won the first end in the final but Gates and Puleston soon ran into a commanding 13-5 lead that eventually became unassailable as they adapted to the heavy conditions much better than their opponents and ran out as 21-11 victors.

Ted King Doubles Competition

A glorious sunny Saturday saw 16 bowlers enjoy the best day of the year so far, with 4 pairs playing each other in 2 groups.
In group A Pete Charter and Barry Gosling won both their first 2 games as did Dave Pryce and Bob Walker and with Pete and Barry lying 2 on at 20-18 with Bob to bowl the last wood it looked like Boroughs self proclaimed number 1s were going out, but Bob produced a wonder bowl to roll the Jack and give him and Dave 3 and the first final berth with a 21-20 win.

In group B the strong pairing of Mick Gates and Graham Forster looked to be heading to the final after winning their first two games but Jean and John Purdy also won 2 and stood in their way. With the game level at 20-20 Jean put up a superb lead that couldn’t be beaten and the Purdy’s took the second final berth.

In the final it was John and Jean who came out of the blocks first and built up a steady lead. Every time Bob and Dave seemed to be getting a foothold in the game John would produce a winning wood and it was no surprise when Mr and Mrs Purdy ran out 21-14 winners.

Congratulations to Boros new number one pairing and Ted King champions, John and Jean Purdy.

Webb Cup

On a lovely sunny April Fools day the first club cup started with 17 keen bowlers. Barrie Watson got off to a great start seeing off Mick Gates in a very tight game 21-19 before beating Di Purdy 21-10 and Pete Charter 21-13 to make his way to the final. Defending champion Graham Forster also got away to a fine start just squeezing past Barry Gosling 21-19 and then beating Margaret Loyd 21-12 and Bob Walker 21-14 to take his place in the final

Watson came out of the blocks first and raced into an 8-1 lead but Forster was not giving up his crown that easily and bowled superbly to turn this round and find himself favourite after building up a 16-13 lead. However Watson was not to be denied and some steady bowling saw him turn the game back round and run out 21-18 winner

Congratulations to Barrie Watson

The tea and biscuits saw Mick Gates beat Barry Gosling in the final.


Club Photos March 2017 President


Club Photo 2017 Vice President


Club Photo 2017


Friendly Bowls Match

A visiting party of over 40 bowlers, half of which were juniors, visited the green on a glorious sunny day on Saturday 25th March they came from.

Heavy Woollen in West Yorkshire.

The competition was triples, with teams made up of one Borough member, one visiting junior and one visiting adult, and played in a fiercely competitive but friendly spirit.

After each team played 3 games a team led by Di Purdy beat Barry Goslings team in one semi final and Mick Gates team beat Caroline Watson’s team in the other semi.

MIck Gates team running out winners at the end.

The visitors paid tribute to the beautiful setting and condition of our green as well as the warm welcome from our members.

Thanks were also passed on to Pat and the team in the kitchen and Pete and his barbecue which went down well.

A great friendship was forged.



Official Opening of the Green

The green will be opened on Sunday 12th March at 1pm by our President Steve Bell
We are hoping most of our members will attend as we are having a Club photo at 2pm
The green will reopen for members to play on Saturday 11th March.



Green Closure

The green has now been scarified, reseeded and top dressed and will be closed until the official opening on Sunday 12th March.


Bowls Night February 2017

 Thank you to all who attended this years Bowls night the sum of £138.00 was raised by running a spider competition and raffle.
The main pairs competition was won by Bob Holmes and Pete Charter.
The Spider competition was won by Bill McCrorie Caroline Watson.
Thanks to Rob Dickens and Geoff Bint who ran the event.
Also thanks to Pat Jo and Lynn for running the Raffle. 

Westgate Bowling Club

Westgate are requesting Tesco’s shopper’s to collect and put their blue token’s from the checkout’s, into their box, after been successful in the Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ funding. They need the funding to go towards a replacement lawnmower. All help would be really appreciated by the club.


Friendly Bowls Match

A team from the Heavy Woollen District, of West Yorkshire, will visit us on Saturday 25th March. Arrival time approx 10am. Anybody wishing to play, please come along. We would also like as much support as possible. There will also be a BBQ and refreshments.

Borough Doubles Merit 29 Janury 2017

 The draw for the pairs merit at Borough on Sunday put together a strong pairing of Whitby duo Kenny Wale and Alan Landers .

After brushing aside the Borough duo Terry Summersgill and Steve Bell in the semi final Landers and Wale met Borough’s Barry Gosling and Dukes Park’s Kevin Gates in the final.

It was a very even affair but Wale and Landers ran out 21-19 winners
The tea and biscuits saw the Dukes Park pair Geoff Oldham and Les Boyles edge out Whitby’s Steve Dover and Brid Bay’s Ron Marshall 21-18 in the final.

Forthcoming Events

BOWLS NIGHT ON THE SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY FROM 6pm AT THE INDOOR BOWLS CENTRE COST £6.00 to bowl and eat — £3.00 to bowl and £3.00 for Pie & Peas



Borough Winter Singles Merit 22 Jan 2017

A cold frosty morning saw 55 bowlers turn out at Manor Road for Boroughs winter merit with the green only just passing a late inspection.

Boroughs own Ian Hadden stuttered through the first rounds closely beating Robin Hoods Bays Sue Green 21-17 and then Whitbys Trevor Smith 21-19 and then found some real form to scupper Whitbys Kenny Whale 21-12
Paul Morgan from North Cliff bowled well from the start with a clinical 21-13 defeat of Sue Emmerson from Whitby a 21-15 victory over Harry Old of Hunmanby and beating Eastfields Kevin Garside 21-12.

The quarter finals saw dominance from the home bowlers with TerrySummersgill beating Geoff Price of Dukes Park 21-17 and Ian Hadden seeing off teammate Mick Gates 21-20 whilst the relatively new Borough bowler John Thundercliffe had a superb 21-16 victory over Dukes Parks Kevin Gates The only visiting winner was Paul Morgan who had a good 21-11 win over Alan Landers from Whitby.

In the semis Ian Hadden brushed aside teammate Terry Summersgill 21-10 whilst Paul Morgan kept up his good run of form with a classy 21-9 win over John Thundercliffe.
The final was a tight affair with some top quality bowling with Paul Morgan just edging his nose in front in the early exchanges and he went on to run out 21-12 winner.

Congratulations to Paul Morgan.

Next weeks merit is a drawn pairs again at Boroughs Manor Road.



Merit at RHB 6 Jan 2017

Borough pairing Keith Watson and Ian Hadden took the Sunday merit title at Robin Hoods Bay this week
They beat Dave West and Steve Ross 21-9 in first round then Ashley Douglas and Eddie Maxwell 21-11 in the second round.

Sweetest victory was reserved for the next round beating off the strong pairing of Robert Child and Sue Emmerson 21-11.

In the semi final they dispatched Alan Landers and Alison Roe 21-15 before seeing off Kenny Wale and Lynn Rippingale 21-8 in the final.



News Years Day Merit at Borough

Crown Green bowlers had an early start New Year’s Day with six competitors coming from Doncaster to Manor Roads Borough Bowling Club for an extra merit.
Whitbys Dave Lowe was bang on his game beating North Cliffs Alan Lee Whitbys Geoff Watson Doncaster’s Chris Bamford and Dukes Parks Kev Gates to book his place in the final.

Doncaster’s Steve Shannon had to see off Anne Coleman from Whitby Boroughs Terry Summersgill and Whitbys Steve Dover to claim his final place.

Dave Lowe raced into an early lead in the final but Steve Shannon soon pegged him back on a shorter length Once Dave got control of the jack and took Steve corner to corner he put some superb woods on that Steve couldn’t match and it was Dave Lowe that took the final with a 21-9 win.

A tea and biscuits for first round losers saw Doncaster’s Stewart Thompson beat North Cliffs Ashley Douglas 21-12 in the final.

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