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2021 League Start Dates

Bournemouth and District Bowling Association have nominated Saturday 1st May 2021 to commence their Triples Leagues - 10:00 hours with 2 triples per team and 14:30 hours with 4 triples per team.

Likewise, the Tuesday night triples leagues scheduled to commence 11th May 2021 at 18:00 hours – 2 triples per team.

A full list of the 2021 Fixtures is posted under FRIENDLIES.

Completion and format of ALL these games will depend upon any COVID restrictions at that time.

STAY SAFE and enjoy the opportunity to bowl outdoors.

Coronavirus Update April 2021

The 2021 summer bowling season is nearly upon us, the Covid situation allowing?

Based upon the Government and subsequent Bowls England guide lines, the Bournemouth and District Bowling Association are planning (hopefully) to hold a one-off season based upon limited teams of triples. The precise start date awaits further lifting of Covid restrictions.

A similar scenario for the Tuesday night triples leagues.

In anticipation of the above Knyveton Gardens Bowling Club will be opening the GREEN on Saturday 10th April 2021 starting 10:00hrs, the Clubhouse and Bar will remain closed at present.

Members are invited to visit the club on that date to pay their subscriptions and nominate their availability for the proposed league matches.

Social distancing will remain the order of the day.

Immediately the start dates for the leagues are confirmed these and our anticipated 2021 Fixture list will be posted on this Website.

STAY SAFE and enjoy the opportunity to bowl outdoors.

Coronavirus Update July 2020

Further Government easing of lockdown has enabled Knyveton Gardens Bowling Club to open the Clubhouse and Bar from the 4th July 2020. Bowls England have also updated their guidance for this stage with Entry and Exit routes, sanitizing, social distancing (especially within the Bar area) and registration of people entering the building.

The Bar will be open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 18:00 hours and Saturdays from 13:00 hours to 17:00 hours. The Club ask attendees to please follow the safety protocols.

Theses mid-week times complement the current Green opening days with the additional opening on Saturday afternoons. The Club is now available at the weekend for bowling but still under social distancing requirements.

Any Member wishing to Bowl on the above days please contact Robin Pullman.

We hope to be able to offer more bowling opportunities for Knyveton Garden Members in the near future, especially as the Covid situation improves.

STAY SAFE and enjoy these opportunities to bowl outdoors.

Lockdown Playing Requirements

The Club are introducing "Social Distance Bowling" for Club Members on a limited scale.

Please read the full lockdown playing requirements document

Coronavirus Update May 2020

Following the changes to the Government conditions of lockdown Bowls England have also updated their guidance requirements if Clubs feel they want to play restricted bowls.

Knyveton Gardens Bowling Club has been closed since the 20th March 2020 with the exception of our reduced green maintenance programme. The green looks good and inviting, especially with the glorious weather we are having.

However, Knyveton Gardens Bowling Club will not be opening the green at present. The situation will continue to be monitored, especially results from this latest easing of lockdown and, whether the Government move into the next phase of their recovery plan.

We hope that we can all come through this unprecedented experience and eventually get back to enjoying our sport together.

To our Club members, their family and friends and, the lawn bowls fraternity, please continue to KEEP SAFE.

Coronavirus Situation

Following the Bowls England edict Knyveton Gardens Bowling Club closed their green and Club house on the 20th March 2020.

All local (Bournemouth) leagues and competitions, including County and National competitions have also been cancelled for the 2020 season

Unfortunately for visiting Touring Clubs Knyveton are obliged to cancel all Friendlies until August 2020. The situation nearer this date will determine if the green can be opened or the closure continued.

After consultation with our green Contractor the Club will continue a maintenance plan to enable the resumption of bowls WHEN safe to do so.

By following Government instructions, it is hoped that we can all come through this unprecedented experience and eventually get back to enjoying our sport together.

To our Club members, their family and friends and, the lawn bowls fraternity, please KEEP SAFE.

CLUB COMPETITIONS AND HONOURS 2019

BOURNEMOUTH & DISTRICT COMPETITIONS AND HONOURS 2019

Club Honours 2019 - Knyveton Gardens Bowling Club
Club Honours 2019 - Knyveton Gardens Bowling Club
Club Honours 2019 - Knyveton Gardens Bowling Club
Club Honours 2019 - Knyveton Gardens Bowling Club

A Club Photo for our 2018 Sponsor

Knyveton Gardens Bowling Club 2018 Sponsor Bell Public House

CLUB COMPETITIONS AND HONOURS 2018

CLUB COMPETITIONS AND HONOURS 2017

CLUB COMPETITIONS AND HONOURS 2016

Knyveton Gardens Presentation Evening

Friday 21st October 2016

The annual Presentation evening was held at the Elstead Hotel with a superb dinner followed by the 2016 Season Competitions Presentations and then dancing to the Hotels Disco. Some 79 members and their guests attended and enjoyed a very good evening. Our thanks to the staff at the Elstead and our organisers, Tony and Reg Davis, whose adlibbing with the microphone system was an entertaining interlude prior to the presentations.

Club AGM at The Club House

Sunday 27th November 2016

27 members attended the AGM to review the past year and look at the prospects for the 2017 season.

In 2016 the performances unfortunately were not as consistent as hoped in the B&D Saturday Leagues, cumulating in the relegation of the 2nd Team (A) back into the 2nd Section, after only one season in the 1st Section. The 1st Team likewise failed to improve on their 2015 Section 1 third position and finished fourth. Disappointing as the points difference over the top four teams was quite close. However, credit goes to the 3rd Team (B) who, after a slow start, finished third in Section 6. The two promoted teams above them were new to the B & D Leagues this year and basically "1st Teams" of their respective clubs.

Congratulations also to Knyveton T who won Section 2 in the Tuesday night Triples and promoted to Section 1, joining our two top teams there, Knyveton and Knyveton A.

Discussions were held about concerns on the viability of both the bar and café to continue in their present forms. It was agreed by members present that the bar would dispense with the draught beers and sell bottle and can beers. Volunteers for bar duties were still required.

Wendy, the café manageress, had kindly agreed to continue running the café, albeit with only morning openings and closed on Sundays. The Meeting thanked her.

For 2017 the Club membership has reduced giving rise to vacancies for a number of Club Officers. However, members have responded by filling these positions, including the new President Jim Flexman. The one exception was Treasurer and the meeting was finally closed with a request for members to consider this position prior to the Spring Meeting on Sunday 5th March 2017 at 11:00hrs.

Knyveton Gardens Bowling Club AGM at the Clubhouse

Bill Taylor's 100th Birthday Bash

June 2016

Two years ago (2014) the Webb site pictured the “Oldest Bowler in Town”, our own Bill Taylor at 98 years old. The following year (2015) Bill attended the Club for the opening of our refurbished café by the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Chris Mayne. Bill took to the green with the Mayor for a bowling session together with the Club’s youngest player (15 years old) Lewis Brimble. See photographs below.

This year on Sunday 15th May 2016 Bill celebrated his 100th birthday.

In appreciation of both his birthday and continued membership of Knyveton Gardens bowling club a celebration buffet was arranged for Bill on Saturday 14th May 2016. This was held at the club, following the first teams Bournemouth and District First Section win against Fordingbridge BC, when additional members of Knyveton joined Bill and members of his family for the celebration.

Two weeks later, Sunday 29th May 2016, Bill turned out for Knyveton in a friendly against a team from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, see photograph below, again with Lewis.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND WELL DONE BILL ON YOUR MAGNIFICENT ACHIEVEMENT!

Bill’s celebration photographs.

Mayor of Bournemouth Visit - Knyveton Gardens Bowls Club

Bill Taylor and Lewis Brimble 2015

Bill Taylor, celebrating his 98th birthday.....The Oldest Bowler in Town

Oldest Bowler in Town 2014

Arrival of Bill with Club Members 2016 - Knyveton Gardens Bowls Club

Arrival of Bill with Club Members 2016

Bill Taylor 100 years old! - Knyveton Gardens Bowls Club

Oldest Bowler in Town 2014

Bill in the Bar - Knyveton Gardens Bowls Club

Bill in the Bar

Bill with Club Secretary Tony Davis - Knyveton Gardens Bowls Club

Bill with Club Secretary Tony Davis

The Cards - Knyveton Gardens Bowls Club

The Cards

Bill and granddaughter Julie start the Buffet - Knyveton Gardens Bowls Club

Bill and granddaughter Julie start the Buffet

Lewis Brimble (16 years old) with Bill Taylor (100 years old) Sunday 29th May 2016 - Knyveton Gardens Bowls Club

Lewis Brimble (16 years old) with Bill Taylor (100 years old) Sunday 29th May 2016

Club Scrabble Night

June 2015

Quiz Night on 7th June 2014 at Knyveton Gardens Bowling Club

Waiting for the Green to open

May 2015

Waiting for the Green to open - Knyveton Gardens Bowls Club