Callington Bowling Club


Greenwork Started

Work has already started on preparing the green for next season. John Banks is pictured using the aerating machine. John Collins has visited the green to flatten and reseed the surface recently, ensuring that members have a playing surface to be proud of.


Funding Thank You

Members of Callington Bowls Club would like to thank the Co-op and their customers for their magnificent donation of £3256.77 accrued over the last year. Through this partnership the money will be spent on renovating the holding wall between the upper and lower carparks.

Co-op members have raised over £19 million for over 4000 causses throughout the UK, and we are privileged to be one of them.

Thank you Co-op and customers.

No 2-Wood Joy

Glyn Coggon was beaten 15-12 in the 1st round of the National Championships 2-wood singles by Martyn Allsop of Derbyshire. By self-admission, Glyn did not play to his normal standard and let a winning position slip away.
In the County Final at Dunheved on September 8th Glyn lost 14-16 to John Thomas of Penlee.

ECBL Champions (also see Gallery)

Congratulations to John Banks, Mick Gorman, and Tony Baldwin on winning a very close final by 11-9 over 18 ends against Looe's Ron Rowley, Alan Henderson, and Mike Medlin. This was followed by a Rinks triumph with the inclusion of Roger Ellard over a strong Lostwithiel quartet on Sunday afternoon. Earlier in the morning John Kelly and Glyn Coggon eased to a Pairs triumph over Roy Lambden and Rob Peareth of Lostwithiel.

Meet the Members successful evening

Over 40 members took part in the Meet the Members evening where new players were introduced to the rest of the club. Target Bowls, Rebound Discs, and 'Aunt Sally' ' competitions were held followed by some excellent refreshments and raffles. The evening was enjoyed by everyone attending.

Blown It..............

Needing only 1.5 points to win the league Callington A went down 1-4 at home to the new champioms Saltash. Our congratulations to them. Callington now finish in 3rd place.
The good news is that the B team gained the necessary one point at Looe to stave off relegation.

Ladies News...........

Congratulations to Mandy Jones and Rosalind Redfern on reaching the Quarter Finals of the County Pairs. After winning their first 4 rounds, the journey ended at Bodmin where they were defeated by a strong St.Ives pairing. Further congratulations to Mandy on being selected for Cornwall Ladies County team in their excellent win over Devon Ladies.
The ladies have also won the Group 2 Captains Shield after wins over Liskeard, Wadebridge, and Saltash.

Tol Pedn

Congratulations to Aiden Smith, Mike Pearce, and Glyn Coggon on being selected for the Group 2 team to play in the Tol Pedn/Middleton Cup Trial at St.Austell on 28th July


More ECBL Successes

The carried-over 2017 ECBL Finals saw more successes for the Callington club.
John Kelly carried off the Cornish Times Singles Trophy with a 21-5 win over Ian Burnard of Lostwithiel, and the Triple of John Allen, Mike Benger, and Roger Ellard defeated Lostwithiel's Badger Brock, Shane Aldridge, and Rob Peareth by 26 shots to 7.
The finals were played at Liskeard Bowls Club on Sunday 29th April. Congratulations to our winners.

Tesco Award

Callington Bowls Club would like to thank Tesco and the Tesco customers for awarding the club £1800 as part of the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. The money will be spent on improving the club's training equipment, with items such as a new indoor short mat, outdoor green surround, target bowls mats, bowls rebound discs, and new coloured sets of junior bowls.

Pictured below is Mr. Alan Woolacombe, Tesco Community Services Manager, presenting the cheque to Chairman Bill Rowan and Treasurer Di Jackson, with Fund Raising Coordinator Graham Body.

Opening of the Green 2018

Callington Mayor and Portreeve Mark Smith was the very welcome dignitary to roll the first bowl of the 2018 season and thus officially open the green. A competitive fifteen end of bowls were played by the 30 members in attendance on a very flat, if damp, surface before a sociable tea was taken.


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New Year's Honours for Terry Bolt

Terry Bolt has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to the Community in Cornwall. The award was announced in the 2018 New Year's Honours List. Terry deservedly receives the award for his fund-raising for MacMillan, and his participation in volunteering works for Age UK and Volunteer Cornwall.

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