Author: Tony Atherton

Allan Blackmore

We are very sad to advise the death of Allan Blackmore, a much respected member of Whitchurch Bowls Club.

Allan was widely known within the regional Bowls community being the Honorary Secretary of the County of South Glamorgan Bowling Associaton, a position he undertook with great dedication and also the hard working Manager of the Cardiff Indoor Bowls Club at Sophia Gardens.

Allan bore his illness with considerable bravery and continued in work until a few weeks ago when he was admitted to Velindre Hospital.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jackie and all the family at this difficult time.

Open Mixed Pairs 2017

The winners of the Sunrise Open Mixed Pairs Tournament were Katie Davies and Christian Eldridge ,  both members of the Whitchurch Club.

The Runners-Up were Olivia Jackson (Whitchurch BC) and her father Steve from Penylan BC.

Despite a somewhat damp week the tournament kept to schedule and was well attended throughout. Well done to all those who took part.


Mixed Triples Champions – 2017

Congratulations to the winning team of Christian Eldridge, Nicola Reynolds and Roy Lewis who are shown lifting the fine Mixed Triples Trophy.

All competitors played a total of 3 x 10 end games before the final which was played in good spirit and was closely fought. Congratulations also to the runners-up Iwan Rogers, Mason Delnevo and Rita Rees.

This all-day event on Sunday 9th July was well  supported and we were lucky with the the weather which was Mediterranean.












Opening Day-2017


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Sporting our new kit on Opening Day 2017

The season got underway on Saturday 15th April in pleasant weather and the Green running very well for the time of year. Well done Andy Temple and his team.

We are grateful to our sponsor James Summers and Son for their generous contribution towards the splendid new shirts and to Karen and Geoff Lewis for arranging to have them available for the start of the season.

Good luck to all the teams in both the Men’s and Ladies sections for a successful 2017 and in particular to Anne Smith in her year as President of the Glamorgan County Womens Bowling Association.

2016 Presentation Night

A good crowd turned out on a cold November night to show support to members who had excelled in the various club competitions and were presented with their trophies by Paul Brain, Men’s Captain and Gaynor Good, Ladies Captain.

After the presentations the evening’s organiser Paul Mitchell compered a version of the popular quiz ‘Who Dares Wins’ which went on and on… but was great fun and involved everyone.

A selection of the 2016 winners are shown below:



Men’s Championship. Geoff Lewis


Ladies Diamond Plate. Joyce Lawrence


Men’s Handicap Cup. Derek Sadler


Ladies Two Wood. Nicola Reynolds

The Official Photographer would like to apologise for the poor quality of the media inserts and blames it on ‘technical issues’ on the night.



















Joe Orr Competition

The Joe Orr is a very popular intra-club competition battled out by the Men’s Section on Thursday evenings throughout the summer months. It is supposed to be fun, a chance to relax among friends…but as ever the competitive spirit is never far away!

Winners this year were the ‘Hip.Who? Ray’ team led by Eric Shipperlee.


Eric Shipperlee, Iwan Rogers, Huw Rees, Ray Price

Eric Shipperlee, Iwan Rogers, Huw Rees, Ray Price.


Whitchurch Pairs Tournament

The annual fixture jointly held by the Whitchurch and Whitchurch Hospital Bowling Clubs took place on Sunday 14th August. The first games began at 9.00am and it was not until early evening that the final was played-out in warm sunshine.

It was an enthralling game to watch for the many who had stayed to support the finalists and enjoy a ‘sun-downer’ or two. Lorraine Rogers and her son Iwan of Whitchurch triumphed over Peter Stewart and Ethan Richards of Whitchurch Hospital in a very sporting match.


Lorraine and Iwan Rogers with the Trophy

Lorraine and Iwan Rogers with the Trophy

Peter Stewart and Ethan Richards - Runners up

Peter Stewart and Ethan Richards – Runners up


Open Mixed Pairs Final

This week-long tournament, sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living, attracted over 40  pairs teams from across the region. It culminated in an exciting day on Sunday 31st July when both the semi-finals and the final itself were closely fought games.

The winners in the end were Mike Prosser and Rhianne Taylor of Ely Valley BC who beat Bob Cummings and Pam Gough of Rhiwbina BC by a single shot.

Mark Prosser and Rhian Taylor

Mike Prosser and Rhianne Taylor

The new Cup, in memory of Jonathan Smith, was presented by his father Bob Smith, the Club President.

This was the inaugural year of the Competition to be held at Whitchurch and thanks go in particular to Paul Mitchell, Geoff Lewis and Mandy Price for their hard work in ensuring that all the necessary arrangements were in place and that the week proved to be such a success.