ALL THE YEAR ROUND BOWLS - INDOOR AND OUTDOOR
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This month, the Royal British Legion celebrates 100 years of its annual poppy appeal.
It comes after a very difficult Covid-19 restricted appeal in 2020.
The Legion has been holding events around the Country to raise awareness of the anniversary and help redress the shortfall in funding that occurred in 2020.
Royal Sutton Coldfield District Organiser David Ballantyne is also a member of Erdington Court Bowls Club and appealed to his fellow bowlers for help. Most of those members come from Sutton Coldfield.
As a result, the Club hosted a week - end of sponsored socially distanced challenges linked to the 100 theme - and raised over £500 for the Legion.
Several Club players including David, undertook over 100 ends of bowls against a relay of other members, and they played for 7 - 8 hours, walking over 10km in the process.
Ray Woods was another of the Court members who took on the 100 end challenge. He said,
"When David explained the difficulties experienced by the Legion - in common with many other charities, we were delighted to help. Thankfully, the weather was kind to us and our all weather rinks coped well with the occasional showers. We are really pleased to have raised over £500 and are grateful to all members who supported this appeal."
Erdington Court has 6 outdoor rinks and a full size 4 rink indoor arena. It is currently only operating outdoors in line with current guidelines. You can find details of the Club at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on [email protected] New members are encouraged to apply. Full training is given. Call 07967 686230.
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ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB RE-OPENS FOR 2021 OUTDOOR SEASON
Club Officers intend reopening the club from Monday 29/03/2021
We will initially, be running steward sessions each day limited to 18 members per session
Monday 18.00- 20.00
And Friday PM
The Crowhurst Challenge. Start time to be confirmed.
Social distancing and Government regulations governing these, will remain in force.
These will be subject to change once we can become fully operational.
please contact Secretary Les Barrett 0780 122 7367
for further details
|Posted by Peter Yates on March 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
Erdington Court's Paul Vaughan and Mark Ireland were crowned Warwickshire Indoor Bowls Pairs Champions on Saturday. They got off to a rocky start at Birmingham Indoor Bowls Club and were 10:2 down at the half way stage. However their resilience shone through and they took the game 17-14.
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Erdington Court Bowls Club was able to top off the indoor season by announcing their 10th local sponsor - Enoch Evans LLP confirmed that they would be joining other local businesses who have shown their sport for this growing Club in recent years.
Reiss Matthews, Partner and Solicitor at Enoch Evans LLP said:
"Supporting the local communities surrounding our offices and working with clubs that are important to the Region is part of the personal approach of Enoch Evans LLP. We are delighted to be working in association with Erdington Court Bowls Club - having grown the firm's footprint from our headquarters in Walsall to a branch in Sutton Coldfield in 2018. I speak for the whole team when I say it is a pleasure to be backing such a great local club."
Ray Woods Marketing Officer for the club added,
"We could not survive and grow as a Club without our sponsors. They are all locally based and actively involved with our members. We are delighted to welcome the support of Enoch Evans LLP as we move into another year of outside competition. The Company will also be offering legal services to members. New members are always welcome to join us!"
Pictured with Club Members are L2R: Reiss Matthews and Steve Nixon of Enoch Evans LLP.
|Posted by Peter Yates on March 2, 2020 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
It was another solid home win for Erdington Court at the week end. This time they beat Tamworth at the Court's Bowling Green Close arena by 74:54. Erdington's stars of the day were an all female squad led by Ruth Acum from Great Barr. Together with team mates Mary Webster- Walmley, Joan Garner - Sutton Coldfield and Pam Ellis - Streetly they won 24:7.
The Court's pair in the Warwickshire Champion of Champions- also held at home,pulled out all the stops, to beat Birmingham by a stonking by 23:1 and reach the finals of the competition. The Court pair were Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill and Paul Vaughan from Sutton Coldfield and the Birmingham pair, James Heesam and Tony Hill.
This week end sees the final of the Club's 3 week Sandy Powell competition sponsored by Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield. The 4 winners will get afternoon tea at the Ramada Hotel for themselves and a guest - and competition is getting fierce.
|Posted by Peter Yates on February 16, 2020 at 11:55 PM||comments (0)|
WARWICKSHIRE MEN'S INDOOR
A 4 man squad from Erdington Court formed part of a Warwickshire team that beat Oxfordshire Indoor County Bowls Association 117:127 at Oxford. The Court squad consisted of Alan Bowen - Aldridge, Neil Ballinger New Oscott, John Green from Stechford and Ray Woods from Pype Hayes.
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In the latest round of a prestigious Warwickshire Indoor Bowls Association competition, Erdington Court won the tightest of contests at their Bowling Green Close arena.
The Warwick trophy features 8 man squads from across the County. At home to Welford On Avon, the Court won by a single point on each rink. After games lasting over 3 hours, the scores were 15:14 and 25:24 - giving the Court maximum points.Tamworth currently head the League.
Erdington Court welcomes new members of all abilities and offers free coaching courses. It is the only Club in North Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and South Staffs with a full size indoor arena. The Club can be contacted on 07967 686230. You can also visit their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on [email protected]
|Posted by Peter Yates on December 9, 2019 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
It was a busy week end at Erdington Court's Bowling Green Close arena, featuring a local (friendly) derby on Sunday - with the Court beating Birmingham Indoor Bowls Club by just 2 points overall, after 2 hours of play. The final score was 65:63 with the 18th and final end making the difference.
Shortly before, the Court's Warwick trophy squad had clawed their way to a 1 rink win over Coventry in a third round match - and taking it overall on points.
Saturday saw the second round of the Star Cars Road to Santa Club competition that culminates this week end. The winners will be announced on Saturday afternoon.
This week also features an all men Court squad amongst a Warwickshire President's invitation team - playing a six rink fours match at Birmingham.
Erdington Court welcomes new members of all abilities and offers free coaching. The Club can be contacted on 07967 686230. You can also visit their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on [email protected]
|Posted by Peter Yates on December 1, 2019 at 12:50 PM||comments (0)|
Erdington Court is one of a handful of Clubs in the Midlands with a full size indoor arena - making bowls an all round the year affair, with a membership close to 250.
The Club has a close working relationship with local sponsors. This week saw the start of the 3 week 'Road to Santa' sponsored by Star Cars of the Yenton.- and featuring over 30 both men and women players and 8 -10 hours of competitive bowls.
Boxing Day also sees the annual morning outdoor fun fixture sponsored by Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield.
Those close links with sponsors also incorporate a series of talks and visits. this week saw Annalisa Fear of Sutton Coldfield based CHS Healthcare answering questions about the free services they offer to source home care and care homes for loved ones.
Marketing Officer Ray Woods said, "The success of our Club is built on offering good quality facilities to play bowls at all levels in a friendly atmosphere the whole year round - and the support of our local sponsors underpins everything we do, including access to specialist and trusted services for members. We want to see local businesses thriving."
In January, the Club begins 3 months of Club Championships for members.
Erdington Court welcomes new members of all abilities and offers free coaching courses. The Club can be contacted on 07967 686230.
You can also view their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and follow them om Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on [email protected]
Pictures: Players ready for Round 1 of the Star Cars Road to Santa. Rob Robinson Club Chair with right, Annalisa Fear of CHS Healthcare assisted by young player Imogen Francis of Erdington.