Welcome to the Website for Clock House (Upminster) Bowling Club
The Club welcomes new members, either existing bowlers or beginners. Our green is situated in Clockhouse Gardens, St Marys Lane, Upminster, close to Waitrose, in delightful surroundings. We play in competitive leagues for both men and ladies. There are also friendly matches with other local Clubs and, if you so wish, just some social bowling. We are a friendly social Club and run several social events throughout the year.
New starting on Wednesday 25th March. Follow this link to my photo quiz on the website.
The page will stay on the site for a week, no need to rush, gives me a chance to prepare next weeks.
There are 20 photos to identify, good luck. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Coffee Kwiz" Tuesday 24th March
12 quizzers jumped online for the TV quiz. Congrats to Peter Jones who must have the fastest fingers in the Club and perhaps the squarest eyes. Tomorrow it is Elvis day. Participants will be sent Elvis music via email for them to guess the track.
"Race Day" from Flamingo Park, South Africa Monday 23rd March
15 participants went to the inaugural Race Day meeting in South Africa where Paul Hyde took the early lead with 52 points in the betting. If you missed this meeting, don't worry, back on Friday with the next round.
"Trevor's World Foodie Cruise"
Go along with Trevor on a 3 month "Lockdown" cruise. Simply get a world map and plan a world cruise. Then read up on your ports of call, places of interest, history, amazing facts. Why not cook a meal relevant to the country you're in. Let Trevor know how you get on and where you are. You might even bump into him somewhere on route. If anyone wants to go without their partner, Trevor has agreed to pay the single cabin supplement for you. Bon Voyage.
BBC Gardeners World
On Sunday morning 8th March, 20 members of the Club very kindly came along for the first of this years Best Bowls Club gardening sessions. A great turnout.
Ditch clearing, green spiking, planting about 60 plants, yes 60, bench sanding, clubhouse roof and gutter cleaning and a general clean up of grounds. Something for everyone.
Sausages and bread pud plus tea and coffee was supplied and eagerly consumed. All done in a great atmosphere of team work. Thanks to everyone who came along.
Due to popular demand and to allow those who were disappointed at not being able to attend, we will be holding a second session on Sunday 29th March at 10am.
Havering Sports Council 2019 Sports Awards
Nomination for Sports Club of the Year
Clock House (Upminster) Bowling Club
This is a bullet point summary of the document submitted:
Free coaching to around 40 people new to the sport, resulting in 25 new Club members.
Ladies – County Top Club winners.
Ladies – County Albert Crabb Double Rink runners-up.
Ladies – Warley Woods League Division ‘A’ winners.
Ladies – Hayley Kenny & Rebecca Smith County Pairs 3rd place/National Championships.
Ladies – Ringshaw, Carlin, Kenny & Smith County Fours 3rd place/National Championships.
Ladies – Hayley Kenny Womens National Junior Pairs Championship winner.
Ladies – Hayley Kenny Essex County Badge.
Men - Brentwood & District Roger Burton Trophy finalists.
Men - Roger Tallentire & Doug Baxter Brentwood & District Pairs finalists.
Men - Derek Churchill & Mike Long County Group 4 2 Wood Pairs finalists.
Men - Doug Baxter Essex County Badge.
Happy New Year from Clock House
Wishing you all a healthy and successful 2020, both on and off the green
As a reminder this compilation summarises the Clockhouse 2019 bowling season with an 8 minute video
Warley Woods Lunch - Sunday 17th November
Warley Woods Ladies League held their Presentation Lunch at the Masonic Hall in Deyncourt Gardens on Sunday 17th November where Clockhouse were represented by 19 of our Ladies. Stella accepted the League Division A winners trophy from Diane Veroft and the Triples Knockout runners-up, Sandra, Stella and Patricia were presented with their "Lilac" envelopes, no doubt with loads of money inside.
Mondays and Fridays are Race Days
Pick 2 runners for each race of the chosen meeting.
Watch the racing on the Sky Racing channel, if you have it!
Accumulate points for your selections.
Emails sent out on day before Race Day.
Tuesdays are Coffee Kwiz Days
Starting at 11.00am
10 questions sent by email.
Quickest replies get the points.
Let Brian know by 10.00am if you wish to take part.
Photo Quiz Days
Photo Quiz page will stay on the website for a week.
20 photos to identify.
Instructions on page.
Potters Bowls Break 2020
Next years Potters Bowls break will be Monday 21st to Friday 25th September.
Deposit of £40.00 by end of November.
List is on the Notice Board in the Clubhouse.