Wadebridge Bowls Club

Tel: 07531 175044

Email: secretarywbc@outlook.com

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Wadebridge Bowls Club is one of the premier bowls clubs in Wadebridge, with unrivalled views of the Council carpark and machinery storage depot.

Club Officers 2018:

President:         David Atfield        01208 816550

Vice-Pres:         Barbara Bell         07831 723701

Secretary:         Trevor Little         07818 522447

Treasurer:         Richard Jones       01208 813745

Match Sec:        Paul Freeman       01208 812712

Press Officer:     Kevin Smith         01208 813512

Club News:  

Wadebridge Opening Day

Wadebridge Bowling Club opened for the new season on Saturday 21st April in fantastic sunny weather. Mac Mackenzie and his green team had worked wonders to prepare a green that played very well, after all the rain during the beginning of the year.

Around 45 bowlers played a ten end stick competition (only ten ends, to protect the green from too much wear). The winning team with a score of +14 was skipped by John Godwin.

Wadebridge Mayor, Councillor Adrian Jones, expertly delivered the first wood, despite having never previously played, maintaining the high standard set by mayors in recent years. Councillor Jones said he was impressed by the club house and facilities and the wide age range of the players, from teenage to over-eighties.

The club The first wood And some more random memories of opening day:

Wadebridge Taster Day

Wadebridge Bowling Club opened its doors to potential new members at the end of April, with a “Taster Day”, a way for people to get a feel for bowls and the club without commitment.

Twenty-three men, women and children turned up on another beautifully sunny day to have a go. The club’s qualified coaches were there to show them how to get started, working individually or in pairs. Other club members were on hand to assist the coaches, provide tea, coffee and biscuits, and chat about the club. Some took the opportunity for a roll-up on spare rinks, but were politely moved off if a coach needed the rink for a new person.

The day ran from 10am to 4pm, with a fairly steady flow of people throughout.

Eleven signed up for club membership on the day, with a few more wanting to come back for a club night or a further coaching session before making a decision.

“A successful day,” said club President, David Atfield. “I’d like to thank all the members who came and helped.”

Cornwall Past Presidents v Bowls Cornwall

Wadebridge Bowling Club was honoured to host a Cornwall Past Presidents v Bowls Cornwall match this afternoon (11 June).

Around 40 bowlers from around the county (including at least 5 from Wadebridge) were welcomed by David Atfield, WBC 2018 President, with  ideal weather especially laid on!

Peter Prynne, Bowls Cornwall 2018 President, was amongst those playing, and thanked the club for hosting the event.