2016 - 2017 Winter Leagues Winners & Runners-up
|Ladies Triples||1st||Edith Butcher||Barbara Upson||Barbara Dale||Diana Jacobs|
|2nd||Margaret Page||Sue Woods||Carol Sutton||Liz Coker|
|Gents Pairs||1st||Ted Gynn||Peter Harris||Elliot Pile|
|2nd||Ian Love||Greg Bloss||Eric March|
|3 Wood Pairs||1st||Pam Bloom||Dick Bloom||Roy Groves|
|2nd||John Almond||Mike Ryan||Alan Whitnall|
|Evening Triples||1st ||Margaret Page||Pat Heeney||Sandy Mooney||Bill Howlett|
|2nd||Steve Humphrey||Ann Humphrey||David Gugerly||Jeanette Gugerly||Jamie Bliss|
|Evening Triples||1st||Tony Knight||Mick Scott||Peter Martin||Peter Harris|
|2nd||Charlie Cornish||Betty Cornish||Hayden Smith||Peter Hale||Ted Gynn|
|Afternoon Triples||1st||Chris Barker||Carol Harrington||Mike Ryan||Christine Griggs||Diana Jacobs|
|2nd||Mick Moore||Pat Heeney||John Welch||Alan Whitnall|
07/10/17 - Harwich IBC 111 Thorpe-le-Soken BC 94
Considering Thorpe are an outdoor club and fielding several players not used to the indoor conditions they put up a very commendable performance. Harwich’s most successful triple was skipped by Keith Hindle. Playing with his wife Jackie and Eric March they won by sixteen shots. Close behind was the triple lead by Peter Andrews playing Sandy Mooney and Sid Johnson who won by fourteen shots. Michael Reeder, his wife Jean and John Huckle won by nine shots. The triple skipped by John Peperell supported by Flora Dick and Chris Barker were never in trouble. They won by seven shots. The shock of the match was the triple skipped by Mike Ryan. playing with Ashley Pinto and Dianna Jacobs. They were twelve-one up only to collapse losing by eight shots. Tony Watson skipping Pat Mitchell and Derek Taylor struggled throughout losing by twenty-one shots.
|WOctober 2017||Sunday||1st||Clacton I.B.C.||Away||Lost|
|Sunday||15th||Parkeston Railway Club||Home||P - P|
|Thursday||19th||ClactonI.B.C. Ladies||H & A||Won|
|Saturday||21st||Club Open Day|
|Sunday||22nd||Copdock & Washbrook||Home||Won|
|Wednesday||25th||Jacks Centre Ladies||H & A||Lost|
|Saturday||28th||Colchester B.C. (Ardleigh)||Home||Won|
|November 2017||Sunday||5th||Holywells B.C.||Home||Won|
|Wednesday ||8th||Over 60's A v Falcon A||H & A||Lost|
|Wednesday||8th||Over 60's B v Falcon B||H & A||Won|
|Thursday||16th||West Mersea Ladies||Away||Won|
|Saturday||18th||Clacton B..C.||Home||P - P|
|Wednesday||22nd||Over 60's A v Walton A||H & A||Lost|
|Wednesday||22nd||Over 60's B v Walton B||H & A||Won|
|Thursday||30th||Essex County Ladies B.A.||Home||Lost|
|December 2017||Saturday||2nd||Colchester West End B.C. ||Home||Lost|
|Wednesday||6th||Over 60's A v Clacton A||H & A||Lost|
|Wednesday||6th||Over 60's B v Clacton B||H & A||Lost|
|Saturday ||9th ||Brantham B.C.||Home||Won|
|Saffron Walden Turpins IBC Ladies||H & A||Won|
|January 2018||Sunday ||7th||Brightlingsea B.C.||Home||Won|
|Wednesday||10th||Over 60's A v West Mersea A||H & A||Won|
|Wednesday ||10th||Over 60's B v West Mersea B||H & A||Lost|
|Clacton Ladies I.B.C||H & A||Lost|
|Sunday||14th||Capel St Mary B.C.||Home||Won|
|Saturday||20th||West Mersea I.B.C.||Home||Won|
|Wednesday||24th||Over 60's A v Colchester A||H & A|
|Wednesday ||24th||Ovetr 60'S B v Colchester B||H & A|
|Saturday ||27th||Clacton I.B.C.||Home||Lost|
|February 2018||Sunday||4th||Courtaulds Halstead||Home||Won|
|Wednesday||7th||Over 60's A v Jacks A||Home|
|Wednesday||7th ||Over 60'S B v Jacks B||Home|
|Wednesday||14th||Clacton I.B.C. Ladies||Home|
|Thursday ||15th||Suffolk Vice Presidents||Home|
|Sunday ||18th||East Bergholt B.C.||Home|
|Wednesday||21st||Over 60's A v Rayleigh A||H & A|
|Wednesday ||21st||Over 60's B v Rayleigh B||H & A|
|Thursday ||22nd||Ladies Gala Day|
|Thursday||8th||Essex County Select||Home|
|Saturday||10th||West Mersea I.B.C.||Away|
|Thursday||15th||West Mersea I.B.C. Ladies||Home|
|Sunday||18th||Tiptree Jobserve B.C.||Home|
|Thursday||22nd||Norfolk EBA Vice Presidents||Home|
|Saturday||24th ||Clacton B.C.||Home||P - P|
|Thursday||29th||Walton I.B.C. Ladies||Home|
|April 2018||Saturday||7th||Club Open Day|
|Wednesday||18th||Winter League Presentations|
02/12/17 - Harwich IBC 76 Colchester West End 86
Once again Harwich came up against a team of indoor bowlers representing their outdoor club. For Harwich, it was Mike Ryan skipping Dianna Jacobs and John Huckle that were the most successful team winning by three shots. Peter Andrews assisted by Pat Mitchell and Tony Watson fought well to keep up with their opponents settling for a well-earned draw. Steve Humphrey skipping Dawn Whitman and Charlie Furtado were in control most of the game but alas went into the last end level only to lose by one shot. Keith Hindle with his wife Jackie and Flora Dick had a tough afternoon losing by five shots. Captain Michael Reeder, skipping his wife Jean and John Peperell, met a superior triple and lost by seven shots.Type your paragraph here.
Fixtures - Match Reports 2017 - 2018
20/01/18 - Harwich IBC 132 West Mersea IBC 58
Playing another indoor bowls club should been a challenge for Harwich however Captain Brenda Vernaven led her team to an overwhelming victory. The best of the six rinks was skipped by Charlie Furtado who with Roger Licence and Keith Leaver romped home by twenty-eight shots. Mike Ryan assisted by Diana Jacobs and Brenda Vernaven won by eighteen shots. Peter Andrews playing with a substitute and Ashley Pinto won by twelve shots. Sandy Mooney skipping new bowler Gail Magill and Howard Lewsey won by nine shots. Roy Petts playing with Pat Mitchell and John Peperell won by five shots and Tony Watson skipping Dawn Whitman and Shelia Gordon won by three shots.
27/01/18 - Harwich IBC 86 Clacton IBC 93
This match was always going to be a tough ask for Harwich. Overall it turned out to be a very close match. Carol Harrington skipping Chris Barker and Jackie Halsall, but for a short mid game hitch, won comfortably by eleven shots. It is unusual to get draws in a game of bowls played over eighteen ends but this contest produced two. Charlie Furtado assisted by Dawn Whitman and Flora Dick, and Peter Andrew skipping his mother Pam and Mick Eyers both drew. Mike Ryan, playing with Pat Mitchell and Diana Jacobs, was leading by three shots with four ends to go. They failed to score again and lost by one shot. Also losing by one shot was Sandy Mooney’s triple. Assisted by Ashley Pinto and Tony Watson they were ten shots down with four ends but even with a late rally they just lost out. Captain Judith Jupp skipped by husband John and with Sid Johnson came up against Clacton’s best losing by sixteen shots.
12/11/17 - Harwich IBC 89 Walton IBC 107
Although Harwich won on three of the six rinks they lost the match overall. Harwich’s most successful triple was skipped by Mike Ryan playing with Dianna Jacobs and Chris Johnson winning by ten shots. Close behind Captain Michael Reeder’s triple assisted by his wife Jean and Sid Johnson won by nine shots. Pete Andrews, Dawn Whitman and Pat Mitchell were trailing by two shots. They took three shots off the last end to win by one shot. Tony Watson skipping Charlie Furtado and Jackie Halsall took an early lead but could not hold on. They lost by five shots. Steve Humphrey playing with his wife Ann and Shelia Gordon never really got into the game loosing by sixteen shots. Luckless Keith Hindle skipping his wife Jackie and Jeanette lost by seventeen shots.
07/01/18 - Harwich IBC 148 Brightlingsea BC 77
This score would suggest that Harwich romped home but Brightlingsea actually won on three of the six rinks. Harwich highest scorers were John Jupp skipping his wife Captain Judith and Roy Petts wining by thirty-nine shots. Close behind came Peter Andrews with Eric March and Diana Jacobs winning by thirty-five shots. Harwich’s third winning rink was skipped by Mike Ryan with Pat Mitchell and new bowler Keith Leaver who won by seventeen shots. Keith Hindle guiding Ashley Pinto and Elizabeth Pomroy narrowly lost by three shots. Sandy Mooney in charge of Jackie Hindle and Tony Watson lost by nine shots. Carol Harrington skipping Chris Barker and John Peperell were leading by seven shots after seven ends when the opposition mastered the Harwich green defeating the home triple by ten shots.
Harwich Indoor Bowls Club
22/10/17 - Harwich IBC 96 Copdock and Washbrook BC 48
Harwich overwhelmed the visitors who are used to playing outdoors. Charlie Furtado skipping Pat Mitchell and Dawn Whitman were Harwich’s most successful triple in that they won by seventeen shots and scored a ‘Hot Shot’. (All nine bowls counting). Keith Hindle assisted by wife Jackie and Tony Watson, also Sandy Mooney skipping Flora Dick and Roger Licence both won by twelve shots. Captain Brenda Vernaven aided by Ashley Pinto and Dave Tremayne won by ten shots. Peter Andrews, skipping Gail Magill and Sidney Johnson, completed the comprehensive victory by winning by seven shots.
10/02/18 - Harwich IBC 106 Brantham BC 116
Rink-wise this was an even match with each team picking up three wins. It was Ian Love’s triple, a Harwich indoor player, donning his outdoor club shirt that overwhelmed Harwich’s Charlie Furtado, Dawn Whitman and John Peperell by a massive thirty-two shots to win the match for Brantham. Harwich’s best triple was that skipped by Sandy Mooney playing with Ashley Pinto, and Tony Singleton who won by twenty-five shots. David Gugerly assisted by his wife Jeanette and Flora Dick also put up a good performance winning by four shots. For the second week running Mike Ryan helped by Diana Jacobs and Carol Harrington had a tough match but a six on the fifteenth end put them in front to win by three shots. Captain Brenda Vernaven, in charge of Elizabeth Pomroy and Tony Watson, narrowly lost by six shots. Peter Andrews assisted by Pat Mitchell and new bowler Tony Wilsher lost by eight shots.
14/01/18 - Harwich IBC 107 Capel St. Mary BC 72
This match certainly did not go to form. Capel St. Mary, an outdoor bowling club, won on three of the five rinks. It was only the two Harwich rinks that scored sufficient shots that gained an overall win. Steve Humphrey with his wife Ann and very late substitute Ashley Pinto crushed their opposition by thirty-eight shots. Mike Ryan skipping Diana Jacobs and Peter Andrews also won convincingly by seventeen shots. Sandy Mooney assisted by Dawn Whitman and Howard Lewsey were always in contention but lost out in the end by two shots. Tony Watson helped by Pat Mitchell and Charlie Furtado were winning going into the last end when they lost a six to lose by three shots. Keith Hindle skipping his wife Jackie and Jackie Halsall failed to score on five ends early in the game and did not recover, loosing by ten shots.
25/11/17 - Walton IBC 82 Harwich IBC 62
Harwich were always going to find the wood-based slightly smaller green challenging. Peter Andrews skipping Ginny Eyers, Sid Johnson and Judith Jupp did however master the conditions. At fourteen all on the seventeenth end they finished strongly to win by nine shots. John Jupp playing with Sandy Mooney, John Peperell and Pat Mitchell fought back from being eight shots down but could not sustain their progress. They lost by eight shots. Skip Keith Hindle assisted by his wife Jackie, Jackie Halsall and Flora Dick played catch-up throughout and lost by nine shots. The rink with Mike Ryan in charge led after seven ends. Playing with Carol Sutton, Mick Eyers and Dianna Jacobs, they failed to score in the next seven ends. They lost by twelve shots.
01/10/17 - Clacton IBC 119 Harwich IBC 96
Harwich could hardly have had a tougher first match of the season. The visitors struggled to cope with the conditions at Clacton early on. The exception was the triple skipped by Steve Humphrey, playing with his wife Ann and Pam Bloom, who shot off to a eighteen five lead. The home side came back late on but Harwich held on to win by four shots. The visitors only other success was Keith Hindle’s triple, playing with his wife Jackie and Sidney Johnson. They trailed throughout until they scored a seven then a five to secure victory by three shots. Michael Reeder, supported by his wife Jean and Captain Brenda Vernaven fought back from twelve two down to lose by only one shot. The triple skipped by Peter Andrews, backed by Tony Watson and Carol Sutton, also struggled early on. They came back from fourteen two down to lose by two shots. The triples skipped by David Gugerly and Keith Forsyth were out played losing by nine and sixteen shots respectively.
2016 - 2017 Competition Winners & Runners-up
|Gents Novices||Steve Humphrey||Eric March|
|Ladies Novices||Judith Jupp||Carol Sutton|
|Gents Singles||Mike Ryan||Michael Reeder|
|Ladies Singles||Pam Bloom||Judith Jupp|
|Mixed Singles||Vic Button||Pam Bloom|
11/11/17 - Harwich IBC 79 Dovercourt BC 81
All fifteen Dovercourt players changed shirts to play for their summer outdoor club. Although it appeared Harwich verses Harwich it turned out to be a very close contest. For Harwich, the triples Charlie Furtado, Eric March and Dawn Whitman won by seven shots and Pete Andrews, Keith Hindle and his wife Jackie won by one shot. For Dovercourt, success was gained by Sandra Hambling, Peter Martin and Alison Balaam who won by eight shots and Barbara Dale, Chris Barker and Ron Spendlove who won by three shots. The triples skipped by George Berry and Pam Bloom drew.
09/12/17 - Harwich IBC 129 Brantham BC 80
This is one of the matches that Harwich always looksforward to, not because they have chance to win, but a true spirit the game is played. Mike Ryan skipping Diana Jacobs and Captain Brenda Vernaven were involved in a close contest until they took sixteen shots of three ends. They romped home by twenty-two shots. Peter Andrews supported by Pat Mitchell and Stephen Young bowled consistently well to win by twenty-two shots. Sandy Mooney playing with Colleen Johnson and David Hunter had to keep alert because the opponents threatened throughout. They won by five shots. Mick Eyers assisted by his wife Ginny and Tony Singleton were in trouble trailing by seven shots. With fours ends to play they scored ten shots to win by three. Keith Hindle skipping his wife Jackie and John Peperell were trailing going into the last end. They scored a four to win by two shots. Steve Humphrey assisted by Flora Dick and Tony Watson could not break through against tough opposition and lost by five shots. But for the two rinks that overwhelmed their opponents this would have been a very closely fought match.
|Evening Triples||1st||Ted Gynn||Bryan Pollard||Bill Howlett||Peter Harris|
|2nd||Steve Humphrey||Ann Humphrey||David Gugerly||Jeanette Gugerly||Jamie Bliss|
|Evening Triples||1st||Sandy Mooney||John Bawden||Bill Howlett||Roy Petts|
|2nd||Tony Knight||Bryan Pollard||Peter Harris||Vic Button|
5/11/17 - Harwich IBC 84 Holywells BC 56
Overall this was another convincing win by Harwich. Mike Ryan ski ping Ashley Pinto and Dianna Jacobs overwhelmed their opponents by twenty-four shots. Peter Andrews assisted by Charlie Furtado and Dawn Whitman also won convincingly by seventeen shots. Steve Humphrey with his wife Ann and Sid Johnson started slowly but overtook Holywells on the seventh end and then kept in control. They won by five shots. As for Captain Michael Reeder’s triple, playing with his wife Jean and Coleen Johnson, they came up against Felixstowe’s indoor best. They were completely outplayed and lost by eighteen shots.
04/02/18 - Harwich IBC 130 Courtauld' Halstead BC 70
This was one of Harwich’s easiest games of the season as Courtaulds, an outdoor Club, found it difficult to adapt to the faster indoor conditions. Peter Andrews skipping David Hunter and Jackie Halsall were Harwich’s most successful triple winning by twenty-two shots. Close behind was Brenda Vernaven assisted by Chris Barker and Tony Watson who won by twenty shots. Steve Humphrey skipping Keith Leaver and Flora Dick also won comfortably by fourteen. As for the triple skipped by Mike Ryan with Captain Michael Reeder and Diana Jacob the score was not a true representation of the game. Their opposition were very able bowlers that threatened throughout. Harwich took this rink by thirteen shots. Sandy Mooney skipping Pat Mitchell and Ashley Pinto took control early on only to allow their opponents back in the game. They just managed to cross the line by one shot. Carol Harrington’s triple, playing with Jean Reeder and Roy Petts were coasting at twelve–three then collapsed losing by ten shots.
2017 Summer League Winners & Runners Up