September  2018Friday28thClub AGM @ 16:45

October 2018Saturday6thThorpe - Le - Soken B.CHWon


Sunday14thCopdock & WashbrookHWon

Thursday18thWalton I.B.C. LadiesA
Saturday20thClub Open Day
Saturday21stClacton I.B.C.ALost
Saturday27thColchester B.C. (Ardleigh)HWon
November 2018Friday2ndMason Trophy Preliminary RoundH & A

Sunday4thHolywells B.C.HWon

Wednesday7thOver 60's A - Falcon AH & ALost
Wednesday7thOver 60's B - Falcon BH & ALost

Wednesday7thClacton Ladies I.B.CA
Sunday11thWalton I.B.CHWon
Sunday18thDovercourt B.C.H
Wednesday21stOver 60's A - Walton AH & A

Wednesday21stOver 60's B - Walton BH & A

Friday23rdMason Trophy 1st RoundH & A
Saturday24thWalton I.B.CA
December 2018Saturday1stColchester West End B.C.H

Saturday1stChristmas Party

Wednesday5thOver 60's A - Clacton AH & A

Wednesday5thOver 60's B - Clacton BH & A
Friday7thMason Trophy 2nd RoundH & A
Sunday9thBrantham B.C.H

Saturday15thChristmas Lunch
January 2019Sunday6thBrightlinsea B.C.H
Wednesday9thOver 60's A - West Mersea AH & A
Wednesday9thOver 60' B - West Mersea BH & A

Sunday13thCapel St Mary B.C.H

Friday18thMason Trophy 3rd RoundH & A

Saturday19thWest Mersea I.B.C.H
Wednesday23rdOver 60's A - Colchester AH & A
Wednesday23rdOver 60's B - Colchester BH & A
Saturday26thClacton I.B.C.H

February 2019 

Sunday3rdCourtaulds HalsteadH

Wednesday6thOver 60's A - Jacks AH & A
Wednesday6thOver 60' s B - Jacks BH & A
Saturday9thBrantham B.C.H
Wednesday13thClacton Ladies I.B.C.H
Thursday 14thSuffolk Vice PresidentsH
Friday 15thMason Trophy 4th RoundH & A

Sunday 17thEast Bergholt B.C.H
Wednesday20thOver 60's A - Rayleigh AH & A
Wednesday 20thOver 60's B - Rayleigh BH & A
Thursday21stLadies Gala Day
Thursday 28thWalton Ladies I.B.CH
March 2019Friday1stMason Trophy 5th RoundH & A
Thursday7thEssex County SelectH
Saturday9thWest Mersea I.B.CA
Thursday14thWest Mersea Ladies I.B.CA
Sunday 17thTiptree Jobserve B.C.H
Thursday21stNorfolk EBA Vice PresidentsH

Sunday24thCopdock & WahbrookH
April 2019Saturday6thClub Open Day

Harwich & District I.B.C 111   Walton I.B.C 85
Harwich continued in their winning ways in this friendly against Walton I.B.C, who are one of their closest rivals. When playing at home Walton tend to have a refreshment break after nine ends and after that period in this game they were leading by the narrowest of margins, 51 – 50. Unfortunately, the lack of half-time refreshment seemed to have an adverse effect on the Walton bowlers and they were unable to hold onto their lead with Harwich running out eventual winners by a comfortable margin of 26 shots.
 Harwich’s best performing rink was the one skipped by Pete Andrews who, ably supported by Chris Johnson and Jackie Halsall won convincingly, 26-9. Captain of the day George Berry skipping Steve Humphrey and his wife Ann won 20-12, despite not registering a point until the 5th end. Sandy Mooney supported by Flora Dick and Bill Howlett gave away 6 shots on the 7th end but went on to score eighteen shots in six ends, eventually winning 25-18. Skip John Almond, Jackie and Keith Hindle fought an evenly contested game but emerged victorious, winning 16-12. Mike Ryan, David Hunter and Di Jacobs fought another closely contested game but unfortunately didn’t manage to score a point on any of the last four ends and lost out 13-15. Skip Charlie Furtado, Dawn Whitman and Tony Watson struggled to get into their game and despite scoring 7 shots on the last five ends lost 11-19

Fixtures - Match Reports     2018 - 2019

Harwich Indoor Bowls Club

Harwich 110      Thorpe Le Soken B.C. 107
This, the first match of the season, turned out to be an absolute thriller with the result being decided on the delivery of the last bowl of the match. Harwich’s most successful triple of the afternoon was that skipped by Captain George Berry who was ably assisted by Wilf Rose and Steve Humphrey and who won by a convincing twenty shots. Michael Reeder helped by his wife Jean and Tony Watson were also successful, winning by nine shots. Sid Elmer skipping John Almond and Peter Andrews were eleven shots up early on before the visitors gamely fought back. They did however hang on to win by two shots. Charlie Furtado skipping Dawn Whitman and Chris Barker fought a close match losing out by just two shots. John Pepperell skipping Diana Jacobs and Ashley Pinto were all square on the thirteenth end before falling away to lose by eight shots. Clive Elmer skipping Pam Bloom, who was nursing an injury, and Derek Taylor struggled throughout and lost by eighteen shots.

Clacton I.B.C 123   Harwich 55
On what happened to be a glorious Sunday afternoon the only ray of sunshine for Harwich was delivered by skip Sandy Mooney, Chris Johnson and Tony Watson who, although they had to battle throughout registered a deserved three shot win. Unfortunately Harwich lost the other five triples, four of them convincingly. Skip and first time captain for the day Howard Lewsey who was playing with Jackie Halsall and Peter Andrews managed to restrict their loss to five shots but John Peperell skipping Jackie and Keith Hindle lost by thirteen shots, Mike Ryan skipping Diana Jacobs and Dawn Whitman lost by fourteen shots, Charlie Furtado skipping Pat Mitchell and Glen Turpin lost by eighteen shots and Michael Reeder playing with his wife Jean and John Almond lost by twenty-five shots.

Harwich 118   Colchester B.C. 50
After their heavy defeat at Clacton in the previous match Harwich got back to winning ways against Colchester. Again the home side's best performing rink was the one skipped by Sandy Mooney who along with Derek Taylor and Bill Howlett won by a very convincing twenty nine shots. Not to be outdone captain of the day Howard Lewsey skipping Chris Barker and Peter Andrews also had a convincing win, winning by twenty two shots. Michael Reeder assisted by his wife Jean and Tony Watson won by a comfortable margin of twelve shots while skip John Almond playing with Pat Mitchell and Chris Johnson won by seven shots. Keith Hindle skipping his wife Jackie and Jackie Halsall were on level terms with their opposition after fifteen ends but could not quite find the telling woods in the last 3 ends and ended up loosing by five shots.

Harwich 91   Holywells B.C. 5I
Harwich continued in their winning ways when they entertained Ipswich’s Holywells B.C. The home side's best triple of the afternoon was skipped by Sid Elmer who along with Jackie and Keith Hindle won by a convincing twenty shots. Charlie Furtado skipping Dawn Whitman and Flora Dick also put in a good performance winning by fifteen shots. Sandy Mooney assisted by Wilf Rose and Bill Howlett were in complete control  until their opposition stole an unexpected seven shots midway through the match and then a further five shots on the last end, but all was in vain as the home side held on to win by five shots. Steve Humphrey skipping Chris Johnson and Ken Sparks were eight shots down on the fifteenth end and still five shots down on the last end but managed to finish strongly gaining the five shots required for a well deserved draw.

Harwich 82   Kirby B.C. 50
This was one of the few morning friendly matches that Harwich play during the winter season. That said the early start did not seem to deter the home side. The most successful triple of the afternoon was that skipped by Mike Ryan who along with Tony Watson and Diana Jacobs won by a convincing twenty three shots. Captain for the day Sandra Hambling skipping Roy Petts and John Almond managed to hold the opposition at bay and won by six shots. Peter Andrews had to step up to skip as Colin Theobald was drafted in for John Peperell. The late change did not affect play as they won by four shots. Unfortunately for skip Sandy Mooney, playing with Chris Barker and Steve Humphrey fortunes were mixed. Although they scored a four early and followed that up with a six on the ninth end they were unable to hold onto the lead and lost by the narrowest of margins, one shot.

Harwich 125   Copdock & Washbrook B.C. 40

It is very difficult, especially this early in the winter season for outdoor bowlers to adapt to the indoor conditions which became evident in this match. Captain for the day Peter Andrews, skipping Ashley Pinto and Derek Taylor overwhelmed their opponents, winning by thirty shots. Sandy Mooney ably assisted by Tony Watson and David Hunter won by twenty two shots and Steve Humphrey skipping Wilf Rose and Jackie Hindle won by twenty one shots. Charlie Furtado assisted by Dawn Whitman and Ken Sparks were level at the half way stage of nine ends  but had a better second half, eventually winning by fifteen shots. For Chris Johnson skipping  Keith Hindle and Jackie Halsall, it proved to be far from easy. Although they played a very tight game they ended up by loosing by six shots, conceded over the last three ends.