2021 News and Events

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As you can see from the pictures below, the bowling green looks immaculate, all that is missing are some bowlers
We have topped up supplies of disinfectant and hand gel and so as soon as we get the green light we are ready to resume bowling in a covid secure environment 
The club has kindly received a generous donation from Mr and Mrs Stuart Pringle who have been enrolled as social members, and the next step is convincing them to join in and have a go at bowling
We also received a generous donation from Audrey Stafford who donated hers and Gerry’s woods to the club and we sold them to Sue and Kevin Daplyn and no doubt they will be in the winning enclosure once again shortly.
 Annual  membership renewal as usual will be due in April, together with the new President, Mr. Bob Dickens, ceremonial “rolling of the first wood”.
We intend to hold a committee meeting next week to discuss these matters, after we know the timetable to re-opening, to formalise these proceedings
Looking forward to getting things going again but in the meantime
Stay Safe  

Barrie Watson

Week commencing 15 February, Pete Charter, Dave Waite and Adam started doing essential work to keep our green in pristine condition they have cleaned up all the backboards etc.(all done in a safe socially distanced manner of course)
Ray Malton and Malcolm Patchett also have been tidying up around the green and have weeded the the surrounds, and also assisted in chisel-tining the green
As you can see from the attached picture the bowling green looks immaculate, all that is missing are some bowlers.
In the photos are Ben Morgan from (Rigby Taylor, Turf Specialists) and Adam taking soil samples and also Ray Malton (Trained Operative) chisel tining the green with the Groundsman 345 which has the new the caster wheel attached

Scarborough’s Jack Bird reflects on World Indoor Championships experience after defeat in last 16 against Simon Skelton – The Scarborough News

“Scarborough’s Jack Bird has reflected on his World Indoor Championships experience after defeat in last 16 against Simon Skelton at Potters on Wednesday.”
Click here to read the full article in The Scarborough News

Jack Bird’s bid for 2021 World Indoor Bowls Championships glory ends as Simon Skelton seals success at Potter – The Scarborough News

“Scarborough bowls star Jack Bird’s bid for world honours ended as he exited the 2021 World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters at the last 16 stage on Wednesday.”
Click here to read the full article in The Scarborough News



 A credit to the area and Borough Bowling Club is proud of you ! although you didnt win you thrilled the local bowling community with your performances at the World Indoor Bowling Competition over the last two weeks. Things just wouldn’t fall your way today, against one of the best players in the tournament, but we are sure you will be back next year and before too long, lifting that trophy.

Wednesday 20th January 

Watch Jack play his second round singles game against Simon Skelton



Exeter’s Rob Paxton waved goodbye to his Just World singles campaign today, against 20 year old Scarborough mechanic Jack Bird.

Paxton found himself 6-1 down after four ends, but bounced back with a treble and double to share a 6-6 scoreline. Bird rolled in successive singles to leave Paxton requiring a double to draw the set or a treble to win it – and that scenario looked on the cards when he held the  shots he needed, however an inch perfect delivery by Bird averted the danger. But with one bowl left to play the drama wasn’t quite over.  Paxton fired at the head, and when the dust had settled – counted a single and was very unlucky not to make it a double and narrowly missed out 8-7. Singles were scored on the first six ends of the second sat with Bird holding sway at 5-1.

Paxton, who hadn’t been looking himself throughout the match, unexpectedly left the rink when he still have two bowls to play on the seventh end and five minutes later the Tournament Director Tom Weir announced that Paxton had conceded the match in Bird’s favour.

Bird now lines up against 2019 beaten finalist Simon Skelton.

Their 2nd Round match will be played on Wednesday.

Watch the action below

Monday 18th January 13.00

1st round Singles Match

Robert Paxton v Jack Bird

Our Club Member JACK  BIRD and his partner STUART IRWIN  reached the Semi Finals of The World Indoor Bowls Championship 

See how they got on below by clicking on the videos


Monday 11th January 19.30

Semi Final Match

M Dawes & J Chestney


Jack Bird & S Irvine

Sunday 10th January

Quarter Final Match

D. Gourlay / M. King


 J. Bird / S. Irwin


Click Here to access Potters website and Match Schedule

Saturday 9th January

See Borough’s Jack Bird compete in this years World Indoor Bowls Championship  Competition at Potters

The game starts about 2 minutes after the video is started 

To Start video, click the arrow in the middle of the screen, to expand to larger view click the square icon in the bottom righthand corner of the video


Reduced fees for New Members 2021 please contact our Club Secretary

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