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ALL THE YEAR ROUND BOWLS - INDOOR AND OUTDOOR

ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB

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ERDINGTON COURT SPONSOR LAUNCHES 0% ON SKODA FABIAS

Posted by Peter Yates on August 26, 2019 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

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Johnsons Skoda launch 0% interest deals on new Fabia saloons.

We were looking to replace my wife's car (which is on a pcp contract that is due to expire). We called in at our great sponsor, Johnson's Skoda and just a few hours before, Skoda had launched 0% interest deals - so guess what!

Interested? Call them now

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BOWLS: WARWICKSHIRE BEARS TAKE NATIONAL HONOURS

Posted by Peter Yates on August 26, 2019 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

One of Erdington Court's star players Mark Ireland is a member of the Warwickshire Bears team that this week end took national honours at the Bowls England Championships in Leamington.

 

Warwickshire won the prestigious Balcomb Trophy at Victoria Park, to win the inter-county double rink crown, supported by the Friends of English Bowling, for the first time since 2014. This is a two fours competition with rounds being played all through the Summer.

 

They defeated Essex, the 2017 winners, in a high quality final of the event that went down to the very last bowl of the match.

 

Essex took an early lead across the two rinks before a run of 16 shots without reply by the Millership rink put Warwickshire ahead. The Squire rink then scored 13 shots without reply, but Essex fought back, followed by singles from Warwickshire on the last four ends played -which gave them the title.

 

In an emotional statement on social media, the Court's Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill said,

 

" Absolutely over the moon to have won the National Balcomb trophy with Warwickshire today. Thank you to the management team of Martyn Murley (Rugby) and Rob Robinson (Erdington Court) for having the confidence in me, to all my County colleagues for the support you have shown through the season, all the supporters for following the Bears throughout the campaign - none more so than president Geoffrey Moran whom has been with us every step of the way, and last but not least my wonderful wife Christine Marie Bissell with all that you have been through recently and letting me out to play xx. Come on the Bears!"

 

Erdington Court Bowls Club can be contacted on 07967 686230. The Club welcomes players of all abilities and offers free coaching. Applications for indoor membership are now being accepted.

 

Pictures: Warwickshire Bears with Mark extreme left back row.

Mark at Erdington Court



ERDINGTON COURT'S 'A' TEAM TOP THE LEAGUE FOR 4TH SUCCESSIVE YEAR

Posted by Peter Yates on August 19, 2019 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Court's 'A' team went into the final game at home to Sherwood Park's 'B' team - needing just 2 points to take the Birmingham Bowling Association's (BBA) top League for the 4th successive year.

 

On Rink 1, the squad led by Rob Robinson from Four Oaks began cautiously, but after picking up 7 points on one end, they gained traction to win 25:8.

 

On the other rink, the contest was much more even, but the Court led by Antony Gould (Sutton Coldfield) dug in to win 20:15, taking 3 points on the last end.

 

This meant that overall, the team took a fabulous 6 points! A great way to end the season and win the League.

 

The Court's 'B team were also at home - to Solihull Municipal. Tim Hartland's (Erdington) squad were 6-17 down after 13 ends, but fought back well to finish just 3 shots behind on 15-18.

 

Peter Yate's (Sutton Coldfield) squad were 4 shots down on the last end by the time he played his last bowl - but in a spectacular finale, his last wood got into the head and cut the visitor's score down to just 2 shots, giving the squad a 4 shot win at 18-14 and the 'B' team an overall win of 33-32 and a resulting 4 points!

 

As the outdoor season begins to draw to a close, Erdington Court are re-opening membership of their full size 4 rink indoor arena and of their triples and pairs leagues - as well as casual bowling. The Club boasts an indoor membership of over 200. Members of all abilities are welcome and free coaching is offered. Call 07967 686230 for more details or visit their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk.

l2r Sherwood Park 'B' team and Erdington Court's 'A' team led by Rob Robinson

 

 

ERDINGTON COURT SPONSOR LAUNCHES NEW SKODA SCALA

Posted by Peter Yates on August 8, 2019 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

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Skoda have just launched the all new SCALA Model. Out of the VW stable, it is based partly on the Golf, so in size terms, mid way between the Fabia and the Octavia. You can view yours at our sponsor Johnsons Skoda on the Tyburn Road in Erdington. Please mention our Club when visiting.

 

2019 Auto Express New Car Awards

Compact Family Car of the Year

"The new ŠKODA SCALA is a real achievement. It’s good to drive, more practical than most of its rivals and the SCALA is among the best of its breed on value for money." - Auto Express

 

For more details, click here.

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ERDINGTON COURT TAKING TEA AT THE RAMADA SUTTON COLDFIELD - NO SYMPATHY REQUIRED

Posted by Peter Yates on August 1, 2019 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

These were the winners (and their guests) of the 2018 - 2019 Sandy Powell 3 week long competition held for members of the Erdington Court Bowls Club Indoor Arena.

The Club is the largest in north Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and South Staffs - with over 250 members.

 

The competition was sponsored by Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield for the third year running.

 

Feel free to say that the winning members always love the afternoon tea they get at the Ramada Sutton Coldfield and the prize really goes down well - literally!

ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB SPONSOR

Posted by Peter Yates on July 28, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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ERDINGTON COURT'S COMPETITIONS CULMINATE

Posted by Peter Yates on July 28, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

As the outdoor season peaks, the Court's top players are preparing for the culmination of many rounds of summer competition.

Mark Ireland from Hodge Hill was in top form in the Warwickshire County Finals at the Avenue Club Leamington, to win the 2 Wood - beating the host club's own Martin Heitzman 14:11.

Rob Robinson from Four Oaks and Richard Brittan from South Staffs had also fought a marathon match against Ken Chedgzoy and partner from Welford On Avon to win 10:11 in the Bowls England Men's Senior Pairs national competition. They go forward to the national finals at Victoria Park Leamington in August.

Leamington is the home of Bowls England and is where the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 bowls matches will be played.

Erdington Court offers free coaching and welcomes new members of all abilities. In late September their full size indoor 4 rink arena will open for the Autumn and Winter. Early applications for membership are recommended. You can contact the Club on 07967 686230 and visit their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk. You can also follow them on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter @bowlsflat.

Picture L2R:

Mark Ireland, Richard Brittan and Rob Robinson




 

 

IAN HAZEL SUPPORTS ERDINGTON COURT BOWLS CLUB

Posted by Peter Yates on July 11, 2019 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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Our sponsor Ian Hazel Funerals offer all kinds of funerals and funerals plans including pets. They are loyal supporters of our Club, hAving just renewed their sponsorship for another 3 years.



ERDINGTON COURT PAIR THROUGH TO BOWLS ENGLAND FINALS

Posted by Peter Yates on July 11, 2019 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In a shock result, Erdington Court's top men's squad, outplayed Nuneaton in the latest leg of the Bowls England National 2 - 4's competition. Nuneaton are renowned for having some of the best County level bowlers in Warwickshire and the result went against the form book.This was despite having two new last minute subs - Neil Ballinger from New Oscott and Ray Woods from Pype Hayes with the Court squad squeaking a 2 point winning lead - and now play Northampton in the next round. The competition rounds are played every two weeks until September.

 

Highlight of the Warwickshire County Semi Finals Day was a 17-12 pairs victory for Rob Robinson and Richard Brittan over Andy Manning and Dave Fallon - again from Nuneaton, in a high class game lasting nearly 3 1/2 hrs. Robinson from Four Oaks and Brittan from South Staffs go on to represent Warwickshire at the National Finals at Leamington in August

 

Mark Ireland who was a member of the winning squad, went on to progress to the last 16 of the Warwickshire County Singles - with a 21:16 win over Alex Lewis from Sherwood Park.

 

Erdington Court welcomes members of all abilities and offers free coaching by qualified staff. the Club can be contacted on 07967 686230. You can also view their web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk and you can follow them at Facebook: Erdington Court Bowls Club and on Twitter @bowlsflat

Below: Mark Ireland



Below: Left - Rob Robinson Right - Richard Brittan


FRESH MILK TO YOUR DOOR AND NO PLASTIC!

Posted by Peter Yates on July 1, 2019 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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Recycling and the damage caused to our environment by plastics has hit the headlines. However, one of our sponsors, Moofresh have been doing their bit for a lot longer than that, Based at Wishaw, they deliver milk to your door in glass bottles. Each glass bottle does about 20 journeys and can then be fully recycled. Are YOU doing your bit for the environment?

 


 

 


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