We've had a very successful 96th bowling season! Come and be a part of it in 2019!
We welcomed a number of new members for the 2018 season, our 96th year, and we all enjoyed the unusually dry and hot season! We regained the Prentice Cup and had a number of players reach the finals of Finchley & District competitions.
If you've ever thought about giving bowls a try then read on ... and tell your friends and relatives to come and give it a try with you!
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFERS & FREE COACHING for new bowlers
We welcome new members of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of skill and experience. Our qualified coaches will be happy to provide free coaching for anyone who wants it. Finally, we will initially provide new members with all the equipment they need, so there's nothing for you to spend. In other words: you simply can't lose from giving bowls a try at Finchley!
Anyone interested in finding out more can call Ron on 07880 500617, or just walk in to see us during the bowls season (which runs from mid-April to late September).
Throughout the season there are many chances for members to get involved as much, or as little, as you like. From informal practise "roll-ups", friendly matches with other clubs, through to opportunities to play in various competitive games in Finchley & District and Middlesex County competitions and leagues.
Over the years Finchley Bowling Club has has enjoyed some notable successes, including having players reach the national 'all-England' finals on several occasions. More recently, in the last 5 years the club has won both the 'President's Cup' and the 'Prentice Cup' (both fought for amongst over 20 teams from the 'Finchley & District' section of Middlesex), and has seen some members reach and win finals at District and County levels.
Most important of all, the club provides the means for all of its members to have fun and get some gentle exercise in a friendly social environment. There is also a winter social calendar of events and the bar is open every Saturday night from 7.30pm, all year round.
VIEW OUR CLUB VIDEO!
The excellent quality amusing and informative 14-minute film "Bowling For Finchley", all about our club and the game of bowls, is now available for viewing online at: https://vimeo.com/84717907
You will be made most welcome if you want to join, whether as a Playing Member or as a non-playing Social Member.
We can also provide Private Hire of our club facilities (with or without catering) if you need somewhere for an event.
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16 Sep 2018
IT ALL GOES SWIMMINGLY FOR THE FISHES IN THIS YEAR'S CLUB FINALS!
In a long and thrilling Men's Singles championship final today, reigning champion David Fish saw off a challenge from 6-times champ Ian Ellis, by 21 - 17, to retain the title for another year. Congratulations to David!
It was wonderful to see a resumption of the Ladies Singles championship competition after several years' gap. And it was David's mother, Joyce Fish, who won this title for the first time, overcoming Carole Richards by 21 - 6 in her final. Well done Joyce too!
Frank Dryer and Peter Gonella won the Men's Pairs final. The Mixed Intermediate Singles final was won by Chris Hogg, while Graham Robertson won the Mixed Junior Singles. In the 2-wood singles competitions Carole Richards won the ladies and Ron Raymond the men's.
18 Aug 2018
ANOTHER GOOD SHOWING AT FINCHLEY & DISTRICT FINALS DAY!
Congratulations to all our F&D finalists.
The open Singles was won by a Finchley player for the third year in a row! Following on from Fred Ellis (2016) and Peter Gonella (2017), this year Ian Ellis lifted the cup after beating his Oak Hill opponent 21-11.
Alan Oldham won the Officers' Singles trophy with a 21-15 win over his Winchmore Hill opponent.
Despite a great effort our trio of Joyce Fish, Stuart Goodman and Dave Cheese finished runners up in their Triples final against Paddington.
Well done to all and thanks to everyone who came to support the finalists.
11 Aug 2018
TEAM WINS THE PRENTICE CUP FOR SECOND TIME IN 3 YEARS!
Thanks to everyone who came to support the team today at Oak Hill BC in the Prentice Cup final against Temple Fortune.
They witnessed a great display of bowling as we won on both rinks to lift the trophy previously won this century in 2016 and 2000:
- Dave Cheese, Godfrey Sheldon, Fred Ellis and Ian Ellis ran out 26-9 winners, and
- Alan Oldham, Ron Raymond, Frank Dryer and Peter Gonella won 21-15.