2019-2020 News and Events

Sirius Minerals Foundation

Thanks to a generous grant from Sirius Minerals Foundation of £986-50
Borough Bowling Club has been able to update the clubs equipment.
It means the club can now provide new modern woods to help new members get started in the sport.

The Club has been successfully awarded a grant by the Sirius Minerals Foundation.
The grant is for £986.59 to purchase, 8 New Jacks, 1 New Long Tape, 1 New Set of Calipers, 2 New String Rinklock Bowls Measures, 5 Sets of Drakes Pride Hi-Density Crown Green Bowls for use by new starters, and 6 Sets of Bowling Mats.

Many Thanks to the Sirius Foundation for their support.

Mick Jessop Cup

The Crown Green Bowling season began on Sunday 1st March at Borough Bowling Clubs Manor Road green with qualifiers from all over the North of England competing for the Mick Jessop cup
Hunmanby’s Phil Todd knocked out team-mates Pam Watson 21-11 and Billy Holdsworth 21-18 on his way to the final
Wakefield’s Andy Webb beat Whitby’s Tim Purcell 21-12 Bridlington Dukes Park’s Geoff Oldham 21-9 and Whitby’s Kenny Wale 21-17 to take the second final place
Andy Webb was first out of the blocks in the final and ran up a 12-6 lead but Phil Todd turned this round to go 17-14 ahead and ran out as 21-16 winner
As the recently elected Association President,
Phil Todd’s first duty was to present himself with the Mick Jessop trophy
15 year old Thomas Scorah won the tea and biscuits beating Mick Gates 21-18.

Bowls Night 7 March

The Indoor Bowling Centre has confirmed that we can hold our annual Bowlsnight on Saturday 7th March
Bowling is £3 Pie and Pea Supper is £4
Pies are the finest possible supplied by Horsley Butchers Victoria Road who also serve the finest meats on a daily basis!
Bowling will start as close to 6pm as possible and finish with our usual “SPIDER” around 9pm
We have the whole of the centre for exclusive use of Borough members and friends and the licensed bar is Open !!! Best behaviour please!!
Make sure you get your names down as this is one of the hottest nights of the year
Email me, text me or ring me but you don’t want to miss out on this night or you will regret it for the rest of the year
P.S. The Opening Day for paying subs etc and getting sorted for teams for next year is Saturday 14th March 10am.

Winter Merit held at Borough 12 Jan

Picture shows Borough secretary Barrie Watson presenting Andy Webb with the trophy

46 Hardy Crown green bowlers turned up at Boroughs Manor Road green on Sunday for the last winter merit of the year in Scarborough
After bowling through the morning rain Castleford’s Andy Webb beat Kevin Gates from Dukes Park Bridlington 21-19 in the first semi-final
Veteran East Coast President Phil Todd from Hunmanby beat Borough Bowling Club’s Barrie Watson in the second semi final 21-17
The final was a neck and neck affair but when Todd forged a 17-16 lead he looked favourite.
However, Webb bowled 3 great ends in a row and ran out a 21-17 winner
The tea and biscuits saw Paul Morgan and Steve Dover beat Joyce Harland and Tony Flynn 21-15.


District Winter Merit held at Borough 24 Nov

45 Hardy Crown Green bowlers turned out for the first district merit to be held this Winter in Scarborough, at Borough Bowling Club’s Manor Road green. Borough’s Barrie Watson marched his way through to the final beating Steve Dover 21-10 Tim Purcell 21-18 Pete Linford 21-10 and Alan Landers 21-10
Joining him in the final was Whitby’s Paul Morgan who beat Shirley Dolphin 21-8 Kenny Rogers 21-13 Sue Emmerson 21-7 Shaughan Temple 21-17 and Kenny Wale 21-20
The final was a nip and tuck affair and when Watson went 16-12 ahead he looked to be going well, but Morgan dug in and won the next six ends to run out a worthy winner 21-16
In the tea and biscuits Geoff Watson and Jo Leeman beat Shirley Dolphin and Steve Dover 21-15
Picture shows Mick Gates presenting Paul Morgan with the trophy alongside runner up Barrie Watson with tea and biscuit winners Jo Leeman and Geoff Watson on other side.

Magic Little Grant

We have received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and the Postcode Community Trust.
The Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups.
Our project received £500 toward the purchase of a cassette for the specialised lawnmower at the Bowling Green.

Click Here for more information on Magic Little Grants

Rose Bowl Cup

Borough Bowling Clubs rising young stars, Jack Bird and Matthew Bell proved to hot to handle on a slick green at Sewerby Park in the finals of the areas annual Rose Bowl competition
On the way to the final they beat Eastfield’s Tony Flynn and John Jarvis 21-8, then Dukes Park’s Kevin Gates and Gary Puleston 21-19 and Whitby’s Sue Emmerson and Kenny Wale 21-7
The final saw them take on Geoff Price and Dennis O’Neil from Dukes Park Bridlington
The game started neck and neck with great woods from all bowlers but some superb leads from Jack Bird saw the youngsters sneak into a 10-6 lead that they never surrendered. With 18 year old Matthew Bell bowling some top back up woods the Borough Boys ran out 21-10 winners.

Webb Cup

A glorious Bank Holiday Sunday greeted Borough Bowling Club’s annual Webb Cup
With the green in superb condition and running very fast, it was always going to suit the clubs most experienced bowlers, Mick Gates beat Pete Charter, Shaughan Temple and daughter Jo Gates to earn his place in the final. Whilst 81 year old Bob Walker saw off Phil Austin, John Thundercliffe, Dave Waite and Lynn Gates to claim the other final berth
Mick Gates took control of early parts of the final running up a 12-7 lead before Bob Walker pulled it back to 13-12 Again Gates got away to an 18-13 lead but Walker was not to be beaten and eventually overturned the lead to run out a 21-19 winner
The tea and biscuits saw Club President Pete Charter beat John Thundercliffe 21-11 in the final.

Hutchinson Cup

A windy but dry Borough Bowling Club hosted their annual Club Championship, the Hutchinson Cup at the Manor Road green on Sunday
The final came down to a battle of long standing club stalwarts as former Secretary Mick Gates took on current Chairman and President Pete Charter
Gates started well and ran off into a 13-5 lead and then 19-10 but after some great bowling from both players Charter battled back and almost levelled the scores at 19-17 before
Gates eventually edged over the line to win 21-17
The tea and biscuits saw John Thundercliffe beat Caroline Watson 21-14
Picture shows winner Mick Gates with the trophy.

Nalton Mixed Pairs

Despite forecasts of heavy rain and thunderstorms the weather held fine on Manor Road for Borough Bowling Club’s annual Nalton Mixed Pairs
First team captain Dave Pryce was drawn to partner second team Captain Sue Wilkinson in a strong pairing and they made their way to the final past Bob Walker and Jean Cass 21-14 and Mick Gates and Anne Holmes 21-15
Husband and wife Barrie and Caroline Watson were drawn together and battled past Phil Austin and Betty Adamson 21-5, Dave Waite and Carol Roberts 21-19 and Shaughan Temple and Lynn Gates 21-19 to claim the other final place
In the final Pryce and Wilkinson stormed into a 19-5 lead but the Watsons pegged it back to 20-15 before Dave and Sue finally clinched victory 21-15
Bob Walker beat John Purdy in the tea and biscuit competition
Picture shows Borough vice-president Barry Gosling presenting the trophies.

Club Finals

Borough Bowling Club hosted their finals evening on Friday and after a sudden torrential downpour Caroline Watson played Shaughan Temple in the Final of the Foxton Cup
Shaughan won the toss and used his control of the Jack to race into a useful 8-1 lead that Caroline couldn’t pull back Shaughan ran out 21-9 winner of the cup

Next up was Mick Gates versus John Thundercliffe in the Russell Cup. Mick used his vast experience of the green to make sure John ended up runner up for the second year running and took home the trophy 21-6

Then back to the green came Caroline Watson to face Jo Gates in the final of the Maltby Ladies Cup. It was a case of de ja vu as Jo used her control of the jack to race into a 9-1 lead that Caroline just couldn’t pull back Jo went on to win 21-8 to take the trophy for the 4th consecutive year, a brilliant achievement.


Ted King Doubles

A good turnout of bowlers from Manor Road’s Borough Bowling Club turned out for the clubs annual Ted King Doubles and barbecue. After some close games in the group stages Bobby Walker and Keith Watson came through and beat Di Purdy and Dave Waite 21-14 in the first semi-final
The other Semi Final had Betty Adamson bowling with Barrie Watson against her son Andy Adamson who was paired with Phil Austin It was a very close tussle but Betty bowled superbly to beat her son 21-18 and claim the 2nd final place
Bobby Walker and Keith Watson raced into an early lead against brother Barrie Watson and Betty Adamson and never got caught running out 21-11 winners
Picture shows Borough President Pete Charter present the shield to the winners as the runner’s up look on.

Tyne Cup

A fantastic turnout of 74 bowlers from all over Yorkshire competed for Borough Bowling Club’s Tyne Merit at the Manor Road Green on Sunday
A fantastic days bowling in glorious sunshine saw Scarborough North Cliff’s Ian Richardson beat Hunmanby’s Billy Holdsworth 21- 19 to take the first final berth
With 2 bowlers from Castleford in the other Semi Final it was Stuart Thompson who beat Andy Webb 21-16 for the other final place
Thompson got off to the best start running up a 12-8 lead In the final before Richardson levelled it up at 12 each
Thompson then nosed ahead and eventually took the trophy with a 21-15 victory
Picture shows Borough President Pete Charter present the trophy to Stuart Thompson with runner up Ian Richardson looking on.

Over 60's Merit

The first over 60’s Crown Green bowling merit of 2019 took place on Friday at Borough Bowling Club’s Manor Road Green
The event was kindly sponsored by GT Garages Scarborough and drew in 50 of the best senior bowlers in the East Coast area stretching between Whitby and Bridlington
The day belonged to Borough’s own Tony Bland who saw off teammate Mick Gates 21-13 then his wife Rita 21-16 and Bridlington Bay’s Dave West 21-17 to reach the final
Hunmanby’s Harry Old was waiting in the final for him after seeing off his teammate Phil Todd 21-10 in the semi final
Tony took command in the final and ran up a 14-8 lead before Harry pegged it back to 15-16
Tony then edged away again eventually running out a 21-16 winner
Picture shows winner Tony Bland with the cup and runner up Harry Old alongside a Citroën C1 kindly displayed for the day by sponsors GT Garages Scarborough.

Malton Cup

A day that started in hailstones and finished in sunshine greeted the competitors in Borough Bowling Club’s Malton Cup
With players each having a handicap Caroline Watson edged past Malcolm Patchett 21-20 in the first semi – final and then had to wait for her husband Barrie Watson to squeeze past Shaughan Temple 21-13 to set off a husband and wife final
With Barrie giving Caroline 9 start he seemed destined to take the trophy after levelling scores at 16 all but Caroline was having none of it. Good woods matched good woods and with the scores levelled at 20 each it was Caroline who bowled the best wood to take home the trophy
Mick Gates beat Di Purdy 21-11 in the tea and biscuits consolation cup
Picture shows Borough Bowling Club president Pete Charter present the cup to winner Caroline Watson.

Renshaw Open Pairs Merit

An overcast morning saw 74 bowlers in 37 pairs playing in Borough Bowling Clubs Renshaw Pairs Open at the Manor Road green. Early results saw fancied home bowlers Jack Bird and Matthew Bell beaten 21-19 by some superb bowling from Alison Roe and Sue Green
It was though the experienced pairing from Whitby of Geoff Watson and Paul Morgan who saw off Dukes Parks Geoff Oldham and Dennis O’Neil 21-12 in the first semi-final.
North Cliffs Robert Child and Lee Deighton beat Boroughs Pete Charter and Steve Price 21-13 in the second semi final
With the sun bursting out for a glorious evening Watson and Morgan got off to a great start in the final and despite tremendous efforts from Child and Deighton to get a foothold in the game it was Watson and Morgan who took home the trophy 21-6
Picture shows Borough President Pete Charter presenting the trophy to winners Paul Morgan and Geoff Watson whilst runners up Lee Deighton and Robert Child look on.

Wally Day Cup

Another good turn out of Borough Bowling Club members contested the Wally Day Cup on a glorious Easter Saturday
Secretary, Barrie Watson beat Liam Vasey 21-10, brother Keith Watson 21-7 and Shaughan Temple 21-16 to take the first final place
Former secretary Mick Gates beat Joyce Barron 21-13, daughter Jo Gates 21-19 and John Thundercliffe 21-17 for the second place in the final
The final was a very close tussle that swung both ways before Mick Gates eventually ran out 21-16 winner
The tea and biscuits saw Club President Pete Charter beat Vice President Barry Gosling21-11

Picture shows Club president Pete Charter present Mick Gates with the Wally Day Cup with runners ups Barrie Watson and Barry Gosling looking on.


Club Doubles

A good turn out of bowlers at Borough Bowling Clubs Manor Road green for the Club Doubles enjoyed some healthy spring sunshine
Joyce Barron and John Thundercliffe bowled their way into the final beating Jean Purdy and Jo Gates 21-19 in the semi-final
Betty Adamson and Barrie Watson secured the other final place beating Eric Truman and Tony Bland 21-10 in their semi-final
Adamson and Watson raced out of the blocks in the final to run up a 12-7 lead
However the day belonged to Barron and Thundercliffe who sailed to a 21-15 win to take home the vintage 1906 Boyce Cup.

Potter Cup

The first club cup of the season was held at Boroughs Manor Road green last Saturday It was the handicapped Potter Cup and a good field of entrants saw Shaughan Temple beat Joyce Barron 21–18 in the first semi-final and Di Purdy beat Pete Charter 21-15 in the second
The final was a tight affair with Shaughan just clinging on to his 3 shot handicap lead all the way through to win 21-18
A tea and biscuits consolation competition saw Liam Vasey use his 6 shot handicap to good advantage beating Dave Pryce 21-7.

Terry Summersgill Trophy

After a very successful day on Saturday, when we enjoyed a very pleasant match against North Cliff (especially when we beat them),£200 was raised in aid of Saint Catherines Hospice
The cheque will be presented at the Hospice on Friday morning at 11am.

Drawn Pairs Merit

A great turn out of 70 bowlers for the annual drawn pairs merit at Borough Bowling Club’s Manor Road green were treated to some exceptional bowling
Hunmanby’s Neil Ledingham and Whitby’s Geoff Watson bowled superbly all day and ran into a 19-13 lead in the final against Whitby’s Tim Purcell and Dukes Park Brid’s Geoff Price but then they dropped 4 points at a crucial end. Watson then had to produce a superb fire to keep them in the game.
Watson and Ledingham then went on to run out 21-18 winners.

Bowls Night

SATURDAY 23rd February 2019 6pm start
the annual club event where we hire the whole indoor green at the Alexander Bowls Centre.

Rearraranged Annual Bowling Club Dinner

SATURDAY 19th January 2019 7-30 pm
Big Big News,
Mark it in your Diary
Cancel your new Year vacation
Cancel your Saturday night TV
Book your Babysitter
Tell the Grand kid’s they can’t come over that night
Borough Bowling Club Annual dinner is now at the Crescent Hotel
No sesame seeds on your bread bun here !

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