Excellent clubhouse with first class facilities
Excellent clubhouse with first class facilities
Wiltshire’s central two green bowling club
Wiltshire’s central two green bowling club

Welcome to Devizes Bowls Club

A thriving and friendly club in the centre of Wiltshire and a place to meet new people and play bowls at both social and competitive levels. 

 

Our Club

We have two six rink greens and an impressive clubhouse, bar and professional kitchen. There is car parking, and clubhouse is available for hire.

Bowling and Social

We bowl in all men’s & ladies leagues, play friendly games & club competitions. We hold coaching sessions. We hold bowling & social events. 

New Bowls Wiltshire Ladies President

Congratulations Bev Lilley on your appointment as Bowls Wiltshire Ladies President.

Rosemary Bradbury our Past President of Devizes Bowls Club  presented these flowers on behalf of our members.

Bowling Sign Up 2024

Devizes Bowls Club has numerous opportunities for its members to participate in competitive bowling in men’s and ladies leagues across Wiltshire, as well as arranging friendly matches across the county and beyond. There are also club activities to help develop bowling skills, and prepare newer bowlers for league play.

To find out more, and to declare your preferences, please click HERE for the 2024 sign up sheet.

LADIES COUNTY BENEVOLENT TRIPLES 2nd round

Played on the 21st July at Amesbury.

Jenny, Ruthie, and Ali from Amesbury are through to the 3rd round of the Benevolent Triples cup👏👏 after winning against our Devizes Ladies Babs, Alison and Wendy.

Another great game played in good humour,spirit.

Message from our President, David Greenwood

At the Annual General Meeting in March this year I was fortunate to receive your vote to become your president for 2023 which in one sense was a great honour, but in another, looking back at the record of my predecessor Rosemary Bradbury, gave me food for thought. What an act to follow, just look at the board in the club and see her record of being President for ten years and carrying out the duties with such presence, fortitude and grace. If you were to elect me for the next ten years you would have a 95-year-old official at the head of the club!!!

In my acceptance speech I used one word to illustrate what I would like to see happen during my tenure and I repeat it here in this message and that word is “UNITY”. Even though we are fortunate enough to have two greens we are one club and should be unified across the board in everything we do.

Enough of the lecturing PLEASE have a wonderful season, full of joy, hopefully very dry and very successful in all competitions at whatever level you bowl at.

I shall endeavour, during the year, to visit as many games as I can both at home and away and certainly at any major competitions in which you reach the final stages.

Dave Greenwood

March 2023

OPEN DAY

We had a very successful Open Day on Saturday 29th April.

Members of the public were greeted by the Club President David Greenwood and after signing in, were taken onto the greens by a team of volunteers for a 15-20 minute taster session.

There was tea, coffee, bacon and sausage butties available, thanks to Rosemary, Marie, Alison Brooks and her team and drinks available over the bar thanks to Sheila, Terry and Ricky.

We had 32 people sign up for coaching.

If you missed this opportunity you can always contact the club for details of how you might join us.

Ellen

Coaching & Development

Greens Notice Board

 

GREENS NOTICE BOARD    
  SEASON HAS STARTED !  
  TOP and Bottom Greens OPEN  
     
     
  If Divots start to appear please use protective sheets !!!  
     
     
     
     

Seidal Gala

The 2023 Seidal League Gala was hosted at Devizes on Tuesday 12 September. It was a very friendly afternoon with teams from the south competing against teams from the north.  We learned on the day that the top team from the south was our very own Devizes Red (yeah!) and the top team from the north was Box!  This meant they played against one another to decide the overall winner!  It was a very competitive, good humoured game but in the end Box won.

The other teams only played twelve ends to give them a chance to watch the end of the Devizes Reds v Box game and everyone then enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea (provided by Alison Brooks) and there was a raffle in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The weather could have been kinder but the ladies carried on despite the rain and certainly didn’t let it dampen their spirits!  The afternoon was a great way to round off the Seidal season.

Well done Devizes Seidal teams and thank you to all the ladies who have supported the league throughout the year

Ellen 

On behalf of the Development Team

Message from the President

Hi All

This weekend saw the playing of this year’s finals of all club competitions and what a weekend it was.

We were blessed with good weather and those watching were treated to some exceptionally close games sometimes fluctuating in who was leading many times during the game. Many congratulations to all.

That said the competitors would not be able to enjoy such competition without the hard work of ALL the helpers.

Many thanks must go to Robin, Hugh and Dave P for ensuring the playing surface was at its best for both days, The bar staff under the leadership of bar manager Sheila Turner, who ensured that all were kept hydrated whilst playing in the heat. To Alison and her team of helpers who provided food and drinks for both players and spectators over both days.

Dave Greenwood

President

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2023

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2023

10.00 am

Rink 1

Rink 3

Rink 5

CENTENARY
MEN’S PAIRS
ROSE BOWL
Kelvin Nash
Darren Woodcock  
& Chris Holt
Sheila Garlick 
v v v
Matt Thompson
Colin Smith  
& Steve Brooks
Pam Nash
Marker Robin Drake   Marker Julie Romijn
     

   

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2023

2.00 pm

Rink 2

Rink 4

Rink 6

Men’s ENDEAVOUR
LADIES ENDEAVOUR
HUSBAND & WIFE
Chris Walford
Chris Pretty
The Nash’s
v v v
Rob Butler
Carole Butler
The Holt’s
Marker Matt Thompson Marker Lynn Hicks  
     

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2023

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2023

10.00 am

Rink 1

Rink 3

Rink 5

Men’s CHAMPIONSHIP
LADIES 2 WOOD
OVER 60’s
Kelvin Nash
Pam Nash
Johnathan Cook
v v v
Richard Norman
Sue Reeves
Chris Holt
Marker Dave Greenwood Marker Julie Romijn Marker Dave Pretty
     

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2023

2.00 pm

Rink 2

Rink 4

Rink 6

LADIES PAIRS
MENS 2 WOOD
MIXED PAIRS
Dawn Holt & Pam Nash
Kelvin Nash
Sue Reeves & Kiwi
v v v
Wendy Gibbon & Ellen Stiles
Steve Brooks
Sheila Garlick & Richard Bradfield
  Marker Lynn Hicks  
     

 
 

 

DBC Ladies lead the way

The game between the Alphas and North Wilts in the Nor West League proved to be a very tense game for the Alpha Team who needed four points to win the league.  Our other team the Demons  before the game were three points ahead which meant the Alphas had to win by at least four points  The match resulted in a win for the Alphas winning this match by six points making them the league champions.
 
Congratulations go to both the Alphas and the Demons for a very successful league season.  Well done to both teams

LAWS OF THE SPORT OF BOWLS

AUGUST 2023 The Question

OK time for the final test for 2023 :

Again imagine the scene , you are the Skip in a 3 Bowl Triples competition , both teams have played their shots and it is now time for the skips to play.

Often just in front of the head, the skips meet with their team members to decide tactics and the shot to be played by their Skip ( I bet you have all done this).

Its not your shot next and the opposing Skip after discussion starts to walk to the mat do you :

  1. If he gets there first, walk onto the neighboring rink or boundary of the rink towards the mat end to avoid blocking the opposing skips line
  2. Stay at the head and let the opposing skip bowl to see what happens before discussing with your team
  3. Make sure you walk in time with the opposing skip

Send your answers to me and any laws that you think might apply , I am tempted to award a prize for the best ( that’s to say agrees with me ) and complete answer !

Send your answers to email hidden; JavaScript is required

Laws of the Sport of Bowls

Good Luck !