Congratulations to Kat Bowman
Congratulations to Thringstone Bowling Club member Kat Bowman who has had a very successful outdoor season in 2019. She is showing great potential and has worked very hard at her game this year, including during the weekly coaching/training sessions at Thringstone. Some of her notable National and County achievements are:
- Winner of the Ladies U-25s Junior County Singles
- Winner with Tegan Grewal (Thringstone) in the U-25s County Pairs
- Winner with Joe Breward (Thringstone) of the Mixed County Pairs
- Winner of the Ladies Unbadged County Singles
- Winner of the County Ladies most improved player of the year
- Member of the team, along with Emma Bennett (Thringstone), that reached the quarter final of the Amy Rose Bowl
- Finalist of the Sutton Winson Trophy
- Quarter Finalist of the National U-25 Singles
- Quarter Finalist with Tegan Grewal of the National U-25 Pairs
- Thringstone Bowling Club Ladies Singles Champion
We are very hopeful that Kat is not too far away from being selected for the National England squad.
Kat Bowman – Bowls Leicestershire Most Improved Player of the Year 2019
To Kat Bowman, Kieran Chambers and Tegan Grewal on being invited to attend the Under 18 Youth Academy Selection event at Welford on Avon Bowls Club on Sunday 22nd September, 2019.
Congratulations to Eric Peat
Eric is the new Coalville and District Bowling Association and Bowls Loughborough Champion of Champions.
Congratulations from us all Eric.
Well done to the Thringstone Ladies on coming Second in the Friday League
Ladies Friday Evening Results
Congratulations to Kat Bowman, representing Thringstone Bowling Club, who was runner-up in the Sutton Winson Under-18 Tournament held over the 10th – 11th August 2019 weekend at a rain drenched Victoria Park Leamington Spa. There were 96 entrants in the tournament and Kat lost to Kent’s 17-year old Joseph Vandepeer in the Final –see accompanying two photos. Kat played exceptionally well throughout the weekend and as losing finalist became the top female under-18 singles player in the tournament. Well done Kat.
Congratulations to Paul Wright, Rob O’Neill and Eric Peat on reaching the final of the County Mens triples to be played on July 28th at Leicester Banks.
They will represent Leicestershire on August 21st at Leamington in the National finals.
Congratulations also to Eric Peat on reaching the area final of the over 60′s National Competition.
Year 6 Visit to Thringstone Bowls Club on June 5th, 2019
Following in-school training from members of Thringstone Bowls Club earlier in the year, Year 6 pupils from Thringstone Primary School were invited to practise their skills on the green at the Bowls Club. They had an enjoyable afternoon and are looking forward to another visit later this term when they will get the opportunity to play against other local primary schools.
Congratulations to Emma, Kieran & Josh
Well done to Emma, Kieran, and Josh for participating in the Under-18s Sutton Winson Trophy at Victoria Park In Leamington Spa on Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th of August. They all acquitted themselves very well, particularly as it was Emma and Josh’s first appearance in this competition. Kieran and Josh went onto the knock-out stages with Kieran reaching the quarter-finals, eventually being beaten by the winner of the Competition.
Congratulations to our Rinks Team
Congratulations to our rinks team , Eric Peat, Dave Bonam, Carl Want and Mick Coleman, in reaching the Leicestershire County Fours Final. The finals will be played at Blaby Bowls Club on Sunday 29th July starting at 10.00 am.
Our Fours will also be representing the Club at the National Finals at Leamington Spa. Thringstone will be playing their first game on Monday 20th August against either Kent or Oxfordshire – start time around 9.30 am.
Congratulations to Harry Berry-Kilby
Congratulations to Harry Berry-Kilby who has been awarded his Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Bowls (QCF). This qualification is supported by the National Source Group (NSG) for Bowls comprised of Bowls England, the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) and the English Indoor Bowls Association. Well done to Harry who will be an invaluable addition to the Club’s coaching programmes in the local schools supported by NW Leicestershire Schools Partnership.
North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance Sports Awards Ceremony held on Thursday 23rd November
At the North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance Sports Awards Ceremony held on Thursday 23rd November, Thringstone Bowling Club was awarded a Runners-Up Award for the Sports Club of the Year. In addition, one of the Club Junior Members, Kieran Chambers, was awarded a Runners-Up Award for the Junior Club Member of the Year. The Sports Club of the Year Award is a prestigious award within the local sports community in recognising the commitment and service that the bowls club provides to the local community.
2017 Junior Club Member of the Year Runners-up
2017 Sports Club of the Year Runners-up
Bowls Leicestershire Competition Awards Ceremony held on 19th November in Leicester
The playing achievements members of Thringstone Bowling Club were celebrated at the Bowls Leicestershire Competition Awards Ceremony held on 19th November in Leicester. The following Club members were honoured:
- Two Wood County Triples Champions: Eric Peat, Carl Want, Richard Moon
- County Under-18 Champion: Kieran Chambers
- County Under-25 Champion: Kieran Chambers
- County Under-25 Runners-up: Harry Berry-Kilby
- County Junior Bowler of the Year: Kieran Chambers
Kieran – County Open Under-25 Singles Champion
Harry – County Open Under-25 Singles Runner-Up
Kieran – County Open Under 18 Singles Champion
Kieran – County Junior Player of the Year Winner
Dave Bonam (representing Eric Peat) Carl Want & Richard Moon -County Two-Wood Champions
THRINGSTONE BOWLING CLUB RAFFLE PRIZES 2017
|Order raffle ticket drawn
|| R. MOON
|| B. CAVE
|| D. LARKIN
|| K. PIGOTT
|| K. HOPE
|| R. O’NEILL
|| T. GAMBLE
|| M. WHITE
|| N. LARKIN
|| H.B. KILBY
|| ANNA/M. ALDERSON
|| D. CAVE
|| D. CAVE
|| K. PIGOTT
|| M. BELL
|| M. CARRINGTON
|| THOMSON – M. BELL
|| COLIN/D. BONAM
|| K. HOPE
||GLASS & BEER
|| H. B. KILBY
|| K. HOPE
|| G. JONES
|| JAN/D. BONAM
|| J. BAMFORD
|| R. SLOAN
|| S. COLEMAN
|| KATHY/D. BONAM
|| G. BOWMAN
|| R. SLOAN
|| R. MOON
|| SUE SHIRKIE
|| D. BAMFORD
|| N. LARKIN
||DRINK & GLASS
|| H. B. KILBY
Presentation Evening at Brush Sports on Friday 15th September 2017: Thringstone Bowling Club win the Loughborough & District West Cup
Three junior members, Kat Bowman, Jack Cooper and Kieran Chambers of Thringstone BC after receiving the Cup
Kat, Jack and Kieran with the Club Delegate Dave Bonam with the Cup. All four Club members were part of the victorious Thringstone team.
County Finals at Leicester Banks BC on Sunday 3rd September
Congratulations to Thringstone’s Kieran Chambers in winning the Under-18 Open County Singles Final at Leicester Banks on Sunday 3rd September by 21-3 against T Johnson of Syston BC. In the afternoon, in the Under-25 Open County Singles Final, Kieran beat Harry Berry-Kilby, also of Thringstone BC, by 21-17 in a closely contested match. Well done to both of Thringstone’s young bowlers for reaching the Final.
Kieran has since received a formal invitation to attend an England Academy trial at Leamington Spa on the 24th September. Good luck wishes come from the Club.
A further success for Thringstone BC bowlers was achieved at Leicester Banks on Sunday by Richard Moon and Carl Want, skipped by Eric Peat, in the 2-Wood Triples Final who beat a triples from Fosseway BC by 22-14.
To complete a great weekend of success for Thringstone BC, Paul Wright and Dave Bonam played a pair from Desford BC at Ibstock BC winning the Coalville Pairs Final by 19-17
Congratulations to all the Thringstone BC bowlers competing in these finals.
Sutton Winson Trophy – 2-Day Event on 12/13th August 2017
Thringstone Bowling Club had two of their junior bowlers, Jack Cooper and Kieran Chambers, competing in this year’s Sutton Winson Trophy at Leamington Spa.
Jack played Joshua Jones of Berkshire in the first round who is a very good player and after a close game Jack lost 3 sets to 1
Jack was then entered into the plate competition where he drew a young partner Lydia Uzoma of Surrey and unfortunately they were defeated in their first game.
Kieran played Shannon Swift of Northants the first round of the Trophy and he started in very high tempo and beat her by 3 sets to one. He next played a young player, Freddie Whale of Hertfordshire whom he beat quite easily by 3 sets to 1. On the following day Kieran’s first opponent was an England player, William Moulton of Kent and after a thrilling game Kieran won by 2 1/2 to 1 /12.
Kieran’s next opponent was 15 year old Jasmine Wilson of Essex a very experienced player. Kieran managed to win on the shoot out (5th end). In the last quarter finals Kieran played another very experienced International under 18 player, Ruby Hill of Lincolnshire and she played a superb game and beat Kieran by 3 sets to nil.
Congratulations to Kieran in getting to the last 8 and better luck to Jack next year. As a result of his efforts over the weekend Kieran has been invited to apply to attend the selection day for the England under 18 Academy.
Here’s to next year for both of our juniors with the prospect of achieving more success and it is hoped that more of our juniors will take part at Leamington Spa in 2018.
Thringstone Bowling Club Host Junior Bowls Gala
On Wednesday 21st June Thringstone Bowling Club hosted about 50 pupils from Griffydam, Thringstone, Viscount Beaumont and Worthington Primary Schools. Coaches from the club had previously delivered sessions in school PE lessons working closely with the NWLSSP as part of the 2016/17 Sport and Physical Activity Commissioning Plan. The Junior Bowls Gala was an opportunity for the children to put into practice the skills they had been taught at school on the club’s immaculate bowling green.
Arriving on a very hot and sunny afternoon the children were welcomed into the Thringstone Bowling Club clubhouse where they were briefed about the activities for the afternoon. The club coaches had set up 6 different bowls-related skills activities for the children to take part in, one activity on each rink. Activities ranged from aiming to ring a bell at the end of the rink to making a bowl drop into a cup on an inclined wedge. Each school had selected a team of 12 children to play in the Gala. Children were divided into groups of four that included one pupil from each school and took part in each of the activities aiming to score as many points as possible for their school team. Hence, all the children in a team from each school played in all the activities. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the activities and relished the competitive nature of the event. The final scores were very close with Thringstone just coming out on top.
All children who have taken part in the programme have been invited to attend junior sessions at the club to receive coaching to develop their game further.
David Bamford, the Development Officer at Thringstone Bowling Club said “Our coaches have really enjoyed delivering sessions in schools and today was a great opportunity to give children the chance to experience playing outdoors on a real bowls green. Bowls is a great social game of skill, technique and enjoyment that can be played by anyone and we really feel the children have embraced this.”
David went on to say that ” We run free junior coaching sessions at the club throughout the outdoor bowls season on Tuesday evenings from 6.15 to 7.30 pm for children aged 9 upwards. We try to make each session a lot of fun for the children whilst teaching the game of bowls. Any child who wishes to continue bowling is invited to join our thriving Junior Section at the club.”
Tuesday coaching will resume for the 2017-18 outdoor bowls season every Tuesday evening from 2nd May at the Thringstone Bowling Club starting at 6.15 pm. We have several Qualified (Level 2) Coaches at the Club and we aim to have at least two coaches attending the coaching sessions every Tuesday subject to the weather. New bowlers (young people aged 9 to 18 and adults) who wish to have a go at the sport are very welcome. Please contact David Bamford on 01530 222475 if you require any further information.
Coaching in Local Schools
Four of the Club Coaches have been working closely with the North West Leicestershire School Sports Partnership scheme to introduce the game of lawn bowls to Year 6 children. The programme of coaching includes undertaking weekly 2 hour sessions for 6 weeks in 4 schools, culminating in an inter-school bowls gala in June 2017 at Thringstone Bowling Club with all 4 schools participating. So far coaching has taken place at Worthington and Griffydam Primary Schools. Currently the coaches are visiting Thringstone School to be closely followed by Viscount Beaumont Primary School. Both children and coaches are enjoying the experience and many of the children are becoming quite skilled in the game. Thringstone Bowling Club have been developing a Junior Section at the Club over the last year or so and it is hoped that some of the children currently taking part in the coaching programme will continue to be coached at our Club and eventually join the Junior Section.
Representative Matches Played at Thringstone Bowling Club during the 2016 Bowls Season
In 2016 Thringstone Bowling club hosted several County and Inter-County matches. The Club were selected to be hosts to these matches primarily due to the excellent facilities including the bowls green and hospitality that we can offer.
Games staged were as follows:
- 24th May Thringstone v Bowls England duly won by the hosts
- 4th June Leicestershire v Northamptonshire – Middleton Cup
- 9th July Leicestershire v Norfolk – Middleton Cup
- September 1st Midland Counties Finals
- Leicestershire County Competitions quarter and Semi-Finals – Fours and Triples
- Leicestershire Police v Leicestershire Under 25’s
Favourable comments were made by the visitors and they looked forward to returning in 2017. The Club has already agreed to stage two more Middleton Cup matches and the Balcomb Trophy match during the coming season.
BIFFA Award Grant
Thringstone Bowling Club is very pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding of £26,056.51 from Biffa. The Biffa Award scheme is a multi-million pound fund that seeks to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK (www.biffa-award.org). The Biffa Award granted to Thringstone Bowling Club will be used to further upgrade the Club facilities with the installation of a new toilet block to provide gents, ladies and disability toilets with washing facilities. The existing toilets, limited in number, space and access, do not now meet the needs of Thringstone Bowling Club, particularly with the increasing usage of the Club facilities in recent years. The new toilets will provide a better quality experience for all who use the Club.
The Club can announce that the new toilet block has now been installed and commissioned. The Club wishes to thank the Biffa Award Team for their excellent service and support in providing a quality toilet facility for the Club. We also wish to thank North West Leicestershire Council, the many individuals and organisations in the local community and of course Entrust and the Landfill Communities Fund for all their support and contribution towards bringing this project to a successful conclusion.