February 2020

See the gallery for latest pictures of the new shed and with its brand new roof installed.

News from the Westbrook Mixed Triples Section:
The Westbrook MTL Committee agreed that this season we would introduce a knockout competition between the league clubs.There will be eight teams competing with each team fielding two mixed Triples to be played home and away at the same time.The combined total of shots on the two rinks will be added together to decide which team(the one with the highest combined total) goes through to the semi final.In the event of a tie a sudden death end will be played at the club shown first on the list.

Our team will be called The Downton Puffins and our first Home and Away match against Salisbury Bowling Club will be held on Monday 15th June 2020 at 6.15pm. When we win this match a semi final match will be played in July at a date to be agreed by the two Captains.The final will take place on a neutral ground probably in September 2020.The winning team will be presented with The Harold Ford Cup in recognition of the late MTL treasurer.

If you wish to enter this competition and are a regular player in the MTL league please get on touch with Steve Allen for consideration by the Downton MTL Captain.

February 2020

Downton Bowls socialising.
We are pleased to say that our new Social Committee are producing the goods with some very successful events over the last six months and more planned for the future. At the end of the season The Finals Sunday was finished off with a very enjoyable supper. November saw the rewards of the Finals Weekend, with finalists being presented with their trophies after a superb dinner in the Sherwood Room.
Irish Bingo with F&C Supper was a different way of playing the familiar game with playing cards.
All through the closed season the Club has run an excellent Coffee Morning, and the Christmas Coffee Morning was a great way for members and friends to give their Yuletide wishes to one another. These Wednesday morning are increasing in attendees every fortnight.
Skittles and a Quiz combined for an evening of fun, with over fifty Mastermind Skittlers competing in both knowledge and skill.
February entertainment is a Race Night on 28th- Fish and chips a must.

Club Improvements.
Over the last twelve months visitors would have noticed how ambitious the Club is with projects in the Clubhouse and on the ground.
The Clubhouse has had new electric lighting installed. Amazing the difference as the room is amazingly brightened up.
Last winter fabulous new paving was laid, smartening up the approach to the Clubhouse. Integrated into this project was the installation of an irrigation system for the Green. This system really did pay dividends over the hot summer.
Again, our hard working members have been busy this winter with an ongoing project building a new storage facility. This structure is a substantial area that will have long term benefits for the Club