Covid Singles and Pairs

Superbly organised by Roger Ellard, the club has been running a singles and a pairs competition for the past 6 weeks under strict lockdown compliance conditions. Some 20 members have competed and the Pairs winners were Mick Gorman and Mike Benger., whilst the singles final will be played from September 7th between John Banks and Bernard Hatch.
All club members are allowed to watch the final provided they comply with social distancing.

There is still time for new members to learn this sport during September and visitors are most welcome having booked through the Lets Roll scheme below.

Virus Update.

The National Governing Body has allowed Bowls Clubs to reopen under severe restrictions and our committee has decided to open the green to members only and to potential new members participating in the Bowls England Lets Roll scheme (see below) Basically the Bowls England guidance includes: one of three alternate rinks may be booked for an hour and a half for individual practice or for match games. The clubhouse is out of bounds. Players should arrive ready changed. All equipment used and materials touched must be disinfected before and after play. Coaching is permitted. Markers and spectators are not allowed. Social distancing must be maintained.

Clubhouse Refurbishment Opening

Friday evening, 6th September, saw the official opening of the refurbished clubhouse by Councillor Andrew Long.
Over 100 guests from all over Cornwall attended the event including Bowls Cornwall President Jenny Maunder, Administrator Christine Hore, Past President Peter Prynne, and club representatives from as far afield as Bude and Torpoint.
President Mike Pearce welcomed all the guests and Andrew Long responded before cutting the ribbon to the doors to the clubhouse.
Callington ladies excelled themselves by providing one of the most lavish buffets imaginable, and a decorated cake provided by Paul Wyatt added some spirit to the occasion!
More photos in Gallery

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Champion of Champions

Congratulations to Mandy Jones on winning the Bowls Cornwall Ladies Champion of Champions Singles Title at St.Stephens, beating Suzie Collings of Chacewater in the semi, and Joyce Barrett of Grampound in the Final.

Mandy narrowly failed to consolidate her winning mentality by losing the County Singles Final to Katie Sturtridge at Newquay Trenance on Saturday morning.

What a successful season this has been for Mandy - the first time any Callington lady has played at the National Championship Finals, Champion of Champions, and Singles Finalist.

Finally, on Sunday morning Mandy played in the trial match for the Cornwall Johns Trophy team.

Mandy with the County Singles Finalist trophy

Second Again.............

Callington A team once again finished in 2nd place in the Eastern Division of the Cornwall Bowls League. Only 1.5 points separated champions Liskeard from Callington. Given that Callington lost three of their top players in pre-season transfers, and injuries throughout the year meant that a full first team was seldom assembled a second place was an unexpected bonus. The B team finished above Liskeard B and Torpoint A and were never in danger of relegation.
All in all a successful season especially as the club reached the final of the Croydon Marks competition (effectively the League Cup) and lost in a hrd fought game to Stratton at Dunheved on August 21st.

In the Plymouth and District League, the Callington team have finished second to Bere Alston in the Triples league in what has been an educational experience playing on Plymouth bowling greens. The top two are promoted to Division One so further club success is possible.

The Ladies have excelled this year and have finished top of the Tamar League, with mid table position in the Ripon.

Congratulations to Ros Redfern on winning the Group 2 Ladies Secretary's Singles and the Over 55 Singles.

Green Opening Day 2019

Over 40 members and prospective members were present for the opening of the green for the 2019 season. The first bowl was delivered by Life Member Glen Kellow who has been a member of the club for over 50 years. In bright sunshine, members enjoyed an afternoon's bowling and a delicious tea.

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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 has been spent on renovating the holding wall between the upper and lower carparks. Co-op members have raised over £19 million for over 4000 causes throughout the UK, and we are privileged to be one of them. Thank you Co-op and customers.

Fencing renewed

The wooden fence running alongside the Liskeard Road has been replaced. A new sign advertising the club may be erected above this fence.


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