Low Harrogate Club Competitions
Finalists of the Foursomes 2019
We would like to encourage as many club members as possible to enter our Low Harrogate club competitions, as they provide excellent opportunities to play against club players of all abilities using a handicap system in many of them. They are sociable, enjoyable days too.
We are very grateful for all the fine work that David Spilsbury, our Club Competition Secretary, has put into organising these competitions for many years.
2020 Club Competion winners were:-
Harold Bell - David Spilsbury
Burwell Cup -Peter Syson
Lloyd Holden Trophy - Peter Syson
Wilf Shaw = cancelled due to Covid restrictions
October Pairs - cancelled due to Covid restrictions
Veterans Cup - Peter Syson
Robinson Rose Bowl - David Spilsbury
Ladies Trophy - Audrey Sneddon
2019 Club Competion winners were:-
Harold Bell Trophy – Peter Hicks
Burwell Cup – Alan Winstanley
Foursomes – Mike Adams & Robert Simmons
Lloyd Holden Trophy – Peter Hicks
Wilf Shaw - Mary Doveston & Peter Hicks
October Pairs – cancelled
Veterans Cup – Angela Spilsbury
Robinson Rose Bowl – David Small
Ladies Trophy – Audrey Sneddon
2018 Club Competion winners were:-
H Harold Bell Trophy - Peter Syson
Burwell Cup - Alan Winstanley
The Foursomes Comp - Peter Hicks and Pauline Parker
The Lloyd Holden Trophy - Peter Hicks
The Wilf Shaw Pairs - David Small and Robin Addis
The October Pairs - Angela Spilsbury and David Hughan
The Robinson Rose Bowl - David Spilsbury
The Vets Trophy - David Spilsbury
2017 club competition winners were:-
Wilf Shaw: Ken Iveson and Robbin Addis
Harold Bell: Mike Adams
Burwell Cup: Peter Syson
Foursomes: Derek Wilson and Peter Hicks
Lloyd Holden: Angela Spilsbury
October Pairs: David Spilsbury and David Davies
Robinson Rose Bowl: David Spilsbury
Vets Trophy: David Spilsbury
Ladies Singles: Audrey Sneddon
Take a trip down memory lane and see numerous photos of these competitions, and previous years, in our Gallery.
2016 club competition results.
Harold Bell Sunday, 8th May 2016
Winner: Alan Winstanley Runner-Up: Angela Spilsbury
Burwell Cup Sunday, 12th June 2016
Winner: Ann Wilson Runner-Up: Derek Wilson
Ladies Singles Sunday, 10th July 2016
Winner: Carol Hawkins Runner-Up: Ann Wilson
Foursomes & BBQ Sunday, 7th August 2016
Winners: David Spilsbury and Malcolm Davies
Runners-Up: Nigel Swainson and Bob Simmonds
Vets Trophy Saturday, 13th August 2016
Winner: David Spilsbury Runner-up: Graham Patrick
Robinson Rose Bowl Saturday, 20th August 2016
Winner: Mick Steel Runner-up: Chris Olding
Lloyd Holden Trophy Sunday, 4th September 2016
Winner: Mike Adams Runner-up: Nigel Swainson
October Pairs Sunday 25th September
Winners: Robin Addis and Derek Wilson
Runners-Up: Jo Bonsels and Ivan Ravilious
2015 club competition results and see photos in gallery.
The October Pairs competition was played on Sunday, 27th September 2015. Notably, Derek Wilson and Anne Wilson were on opposite sides in the final! Pleasingly, it was their first trophy so well done to them, and it was a pity that someone had to lose. Are they still speaking to one another? They were ably partnered by Steve Johnson and Dave Moon who have both enjoyed successful seasons. Well done to all of them!
Winners: Derek Wilson & Steve Johnson Runners-up: Anne Wilson & Dave Moon
The Robinson Rose Bowl is a singles competition played by veterans (60 and over) on a knockout basis over several rounds throughout the season. The first nominated player organises the match in the draw at a mutually convenient date and time. On Friday, 11th September 2015 the semi-finals were played involving Norman Parker who lost to Peter Syson, and Chris Olding lost to David Spilsbury. According to Peter, David bowled at his usual high level, and had a comfortable win over him in the final. Well played.to both!
Winner: David Spilsbury Runner-up: Peter Syson
The Veterans Trophy is a singles handicap competition played by vets (60 and over) on a knockout basis with several rounds played throughout our season. The first nominated player organises the match in the draw at a mutually convenient date and time. In the semi-finals, Audrey Sneddon had a very good win over Mick Steel, and David Spilsbury beat Chris Olding. Although Audrey lost in the final, she won her first trophy in 2015. David showed his excellent form once again, and maintained his reputation as our best bowler in the club. Congratulations to you both.
Winner: David Spilsbury Runner-up: Audrey Sneddon
The Lloyd Holden Trophy is a singles handicap competition and was played on Sunday, 6th September 2015 with 20 players competing in 5 divisions playing a minimum of 3 games. The unlucky winner of her division was Pauline Parker who did not qualify because the 4 best divisional winners on aggregate progressed to the semi-finals. These were Alan Winstanley who lost to Steve Johnson, and Ivan Ravillious who lost to Mike Callister. It was a very closely contested final, and Mike narrowly won his first trophy. Nice one and well played!
Winner: Mike Callister Runner-up: Steve Johnson
The Foursomes & BBQ pairs competition was played on Sunday, 9th August 2015 starting at 10.00am and everyone enjoyed the foursomes on a fast green, and barbecue on a lovely, sunny afternoon. The competition was very enjoyable, and Sarah Ravilious and Margaret Brockhill were beaten in the first semi-final by David Moon and Pauline Parker, and Nigel Swainson and Audrey Sneddon were beaten in the other semi-final by Steve Johnson and Mike Adams. In the final, Steve and Mike progressed to 15-10, but a series of very good ends by both Pauline and Dave turned the match around for a narrow win. In particular, it was pleasing to see recent members Mike and Pauline winning their first trophies so 'Well done!' to them.
Winners: Pauline Parker and David Moon Runners-up: Mike Adams and Steve Johnson
The Burwell Cup is a singles handicap competition and was played on Sunday, 7th June 2015 starting at 10.00am. It was a well supported but long day. The semi-finalists this time were Sarah Ravilious who lost to Peter Syson (a repeat of our Harold Bell semi), and Anne Wilson (one of our new members so a special well done to you, Anne) who lost to Alan WInstanley. Congratulations to all once again, and especially Peter Syson who won his long-awaited first winners trophy in the final. Nice one!
Winner: Peter Syson Runner-up: Alan Winstanley
The Harold Bell Trophy (a singles handicap competition) was played on Sunday, 17th May 2015 starting at 10.00 am. There were 16 players who were seeded into 4 divisions of 4 players. The divisions were very competitive and it was pleasing to see some new members playing too. The semi-finalists were Ivan Ravilious who lost to David Moon, and Sarah Ravilious who lost to Peter Syson. Congratulations to all who participated and especially to David Moon who won the final at the end of a long day's bowling. Well played!
Winner: David Moon Runner-up: Peter Syson