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Welcome to Rushden Town Bowling Club

We have six indoor and outdoor rinks and the Club offers bowling throughout the year from 9.30am until 10.30pm indoor with
the Outdoor seasonl from April to September, play usually after 12 pm.
Indoor: - 2 hour sessions at the cost of £3.00 per person.
Outdoor: - 2 hour sessions at the cost of £1.00 per person.
We have morning and evening indoor league games and friendly
roll-ups on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings at 9.30 am, and
afternoon roll-ups on Mondays at 2.30 pm, Wednesdays at 4.30 pm,
and Fridays at 2.30 pm & 6.30 pm.
We regularly play friendly matches against other clubs, in which we would be only too pleased for you to come and join in with us.
There are also other competitions should you wish to enter.
Individual tuition is available – Please contact the office
for further information.
Yearly subscriptions for indoor bowls for 2016/17 - £65
Yearly subscriptions for outdoor bowls for 2017 - £70
Combined subscription for indoor/outdoor bowls for 2016/17 - £90
Lifetime Social Membership - £35
The restaurant and/or function room can be booked for parties, christenings, corporate or family lunches/dinners, weddings,
funerals etc. at very reasonable prices including catering.
Please see a member of staff for further details
Office Hours 8.30am to 12.30 pm
We are a club that appreciates and looks after our members.
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144 Northampton Road, Rushden, Northants. NN10 6AN
Telephone – Office: 01933 312680

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NEWS & INFORMATION ARCHIVE
~ Older news items removed from the 'Latest' section on the Home page will be placed here ~
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~ ERIC THOMASON TROPHY ~
Saturday March 25th, trial ends at 09:45, whites & club shirt, 21 ends.
AT RUSHDEN :
RINK 1 : RAY MOORE, JACK FRANKHAM, TERRY JAMES, MALCOLM MATTINSON
RINK 2 : MICK CORBYN, NIK PURYER, RICHARD HARDING, KEITH GORDON
RINK 3 : ALAN SMITH, KEITH THATCHER, ROY CAVE, JOHN STREATHER
AT KINGSTHORPE :
RINK 4 : PAUL MUNDAY, MALCOLM KEELING, KYLE BUCKLEY, MARTIN KEECH
AT KETTERING :
RINK 4 : CHRIS WILSON, TONY BURNS, LIONEL WILMOTT, BOB RALLEY
AT WELLINGBOROUGH :
RINK 4 : PETER KITCHENER, DAVE STEWART, TIM ROBINSON, JACK TOBIN
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ERIC THOMASON TROPHY - RUSHDEN NARROWLY MISS OUT
This annual competition, played by 7 of the County’s indoor clubs, was contested on Saturday
25th March, 2017, and at its conclusion Kingsthorpe BC and Rushden Town BC had 4 wins and a draw
each with Kingsthorpe having a +18 aggregate and Rushden Town BC having a +16 aggregate,
so Kingsthorpe win on shots difference. No further details at this time.
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RUSHDEN REBELS INDOOR TOUR 2017 ~ GT. YARMOUTH : MARCH 10th - 12th
RUSHDEN REBELS OFF TO A FLYER BEATING ACLE 90 - 83
4 triples rinks won to 2 lost : Winning Rink (+9) Jim Watkins, Alan Howell, Paul Munday.
Ian McIlwain achieves a famous hat-trick in his first ever tour match with
3 wrong biases in the first 12 ends !!!! (and nobody touched his stickers either.)
RUSHDEN REBELS MARCH ON BEATING BROWSTON 101 - 97 FOR 2 WINS OUT OF 2 !!
3 triples rinks won to 2 lost + 1 drawn : Winning Rink (+11) Ian McIlwain, Bob Collyer, Mick Atkins.
The supersize raffle cake is won by MICK MALINS.
!!! THE REBELS COMPLETE A LEGENDARY HAT-TRICK BEATING COUNTY ARTS 95 - 93 !!!
2 triples rinks won to 3 lost + 1 drawn : Mick Atkins' triple wins the scratchcards on an end count:
Winning Rinks (2 x +9) Barry Mee, Alan Howell, Mick Atkins ~ Bob Collyer, Ian McIlwain, Nik Puryer.
WITH COUNTY ARTS NEEDING 4 TO WIN AND HOLDING 37 ON THE LAST END SUPER-SKIP PAUL MUNDAY DRAWS IN TO TIE THE SHOT WOOD AND SNATCH VICTORY FOR THE REBELS
Well done to everyone for a marvellous performance over the 3 matches and thank you all for your support.
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COUNTY LEAGUE 2017 – OUTDOOR
Following the proposal, agreed at the Bowls Northamptonshire AGM in December 2016, to make a Division 1
and Division 2 with a promotion and relegation arrangement, there is a need for additional Clubs to enter the
County League. The top 4 Clubs from each Group in 2016 will make up Division 1 (8 Clubs) but this leaves only
6 Clubs in Division 2. The BN Executive committee asks that 2 more Clubs join the County League in Division 2
to make 8 Clubs. It is hoped that 2 Clubs will feel able to join the County League and Secretaries are asked
to contact Ken Court or Jan Hunt as soon as possible, thank you.

NATIONAL OPEN SINGLES CIRCUIT – WELLINGBOROUGH EVENT
Wellingborough BC will be hosting one of the Open Singles Circuit events again this year on the 8th & 9th April 2017, and the Circuit is now open for entries at a cost of £22.50, which includes the EIBA Admin costs.
Entry forms are available on the Open Singles Circuit 2017 website: http://www.opensinglescircuit.com
where all the relevant information will be found for this Wellingborough event and others in the 2017 calendar.

BONANZA BOWLS
Something for everyone’s diary on Saturday 1st October 2017 - a 'Bonanza Bowls' Tournament at Daventry IBC. Bonanza Bowls is the new concept in Bowls where players play with a set of 4 different coloured bowls which score different points when holding shots. For example, if you hold 2 shots with the red and black bowls you score 1 for red
+ 4 for black = 5 points. The bowls are provided and everyone plays with the same type of bowl so its a true test of a players skill and craft. There is also an opportunity to play a 'Bonanza' bowl per game to double your score in an end BUT you must touch the jack. Whether you are a 'seasoned pro', someone who bowls for fun, a new bowler OR a wannabee bowler this is the competition for you and WHY NOT be part of Bonanza bowls from the start and play
with a set if coloured bowls. To register your interest please e-mail:  daventrybowls@outlook.com .

~ SUNDAY ROASTINGS : SATURDAY PUDDINGS ~
John Greaves' Super-Sunday triple-tastic Roast Tattie marauders win 12/12 rinks in 8 days by the astounding
margin of 203 shots - but get mashed up by Wellingborough on Saturday in the County League.

~ EGHAM TROPHY : ROUND 1 : Sunday, October 30th ~
09:45 ~ 2 x 4 mixed rinks each Home and Away:
Rushden Town lost to Wellingborough : 63 - 86, rinks as follows:
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At Rushden, Rink 3: RTBC ~ Margaret Cave, Gill Ward, Richard Harding & John Greaves 27
W'boro' ~ Joyce George, Abbi Young, Curtis Johnson & Matt Pownall 12
At Rushden, Rink 4: RTBC ~ Velda Cooper, Joy Gordon, John Streather & Keith Gordon 14
W'boro' ~ Sue Collins, Chris Cooper, Walt Winsor & Darren Childs 20
At Wellingborough, Rink 2: RTBC ~ Pat Mattinson, Norma Fentiman, Nik Puryer & Malc Mattinson 12
W'boro' ~ Alison Dring, Viv Gaudyn, Dave Love & Mick Cooper 18
At Wellingborough, Rink 3: RTBC ~ Denise Nason, Pet Winyard, Kyle Buckley & Martin Keech 10
W'boro' ~ Tina Broderick, Marlene Armitage, Will Walker & Paul Broderick 26
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NOTE: Will Walker withdrew unwell early on around the 5th end; replaced by Well'boro' President Peter McDowell.
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~ DENNY CUP : ROUND 1 : Saturday, October 22nd ~
09:45 ~ 2 x 4 mens rinks each Home and Away:
Rushden Town lost to Northampton & District : 47 - 100, rinks as follows:
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At Rushden, Rink 1: RTBC ~ Chris Wilson, Nik Puryer, John Streather & John Greaves 13
N'TON ~ Connor Rollings, David Jones, Mark Dickens & Richard Lemon 13
At Rushden, Rink 2: RTBC ~ Mick Galloway, Jack Frankham, Terry James & Malc Mattinson 8
N'TON ~ Adam Brown, Kieran Rollings, Jonathan Brown & Ollie Kirkwood 34
At N'ton & D, Rink 3: RTBC ~ Richard Harding, Tony Burns, Keith Gordon & Bob Ralley 17
N'TON ~ Roger Summers, Alan Baulch, Dave Fage & Tony Weston 24
At N'ton & D, Rink 4: RTBC ~ Paul Munday, Malcolm Keeling, Alan Smith & Kyle Buckley 9
N'TON ~ Tony Ellis, Jack Lee, Tony O’Leary & Chris Bland 29
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~ FRANK DARNELL TROPHY ~
Congratulations to winners Wellingborough & runners-up Thrapston on a miserably soggy & chilly
October afternoon for this farewell finale to the Outdoor season in which the conditions had a heftier
say than normal. Rita Smith-Nolan's Rushden 2 rink with Keith Carter, Gordon Smith and
Dave Sinton was our only winner, beating Thrapston 1 by 4 shots.
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~ RUSHDEN v COUNTY U25s ~
In this first game curtain-raiser to the Indoor Match season, which was won last year by Rushden by a solitary shot, John Greaves' new band of jack-hoggers took on the county's current crop of young and upcoming players intending to get the season off to a winning start and perhaps prove a wider margin between the age range on show. And so it proved, with Rushden winning 5 of the 6 triples rinks with an overall victory margin of 21 shots by 94 - 73, and congratulations & well done to new young bowler Brandon Taylor in his first match & first appearance for the U25s:
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Rink 1 ~
Rushden - 1. Ray Moore, 2. Helen Lea, 3. Norma Fentiman 17 shots.
U25s - 1. Thomas Manderson, 2. Alice Moore, 3. Conor Rollings 9 shots.
Rink 2 ~
Rushden - 1. John Simpson, 2. Bobbety Winyard, 3. Lionel Wilmott 15 shots.
U25s - 1. Brandon Taylor, 2. Brian Langton, 3. Dan Waterfield 12 shots.
Rink 3 ~
Rushden - 1. Chris Wilson, 2. Dave Odd, 3. John Greaves 18 shots.
U25s - 1. Harvey Johnson, 2. Lois Woodward, 3. Tom Wellburn 11 shots.
Rink 4 ~
Rushden - 1. John Nolan, 2. Barry Spring, 3. John Streather 16 shots.
U25s - 1. Megan Rolfe, 2. Louise Haladji, 3. Tay O'Neill 7 shots.
Rink 5 ~
Rushden - 1. Margaret Marston, 2. Dave Lea, 3. Rita Smith-Nolan 16 shots.
U25s - 1. Bruce Sibbett, 2. Shannon Swift, 3. Kieran Rollings 14 shots.
Rink 6 ~
Rushden - 1. Pettiwinkles Winyard, 2. Pam Bartram, 3. Nik Puryer 12 shots.
U25s - 1. Bob Tapp, 2. Jack Botterill, 3. Kyle Buckley 20 shots.
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~ FRANK DARNELL TROPHY ~
Shloosh! What a drippy-soggy-watershow this was ... .. . ok actually it wasn't that bad, and certainly a lot lighter
and with more breaks from the skyflood than was forecast, with lightish drizzling at the start and some reasonable periods of dry - even our old friend the sun popped out for a few seconds - but there was a solid and heavy splash
around halfway through for about 10 minutes which completely changed the complexion of the games (that's our excuse anyway - Ed.). So hard luck this time Ladies & Gents, better luck next year eh?

At RTBC ~ Rushden 1 15 - 23 Oundle 2
1. Barry Spring, 2. Eileen Forrester, 3. Terry Chapman, 4. Nik Puryer
At RTBC ~ Rushden 4 14 - 19 Wellingborough 4
1. Malcolm White, 2. Graham Cashmore, 3. Keith Radburn, 4. Dick Howell

At Higham ~ Rushden 2 22 - 18 Thrapston 1
1. Keith Carter, 2. Gordon Smith, 3. Dave Sinton, 4. Rita Smith-Nolan
At Higham ~ Rushden 3 21 - 30 Irchester 4
1. Martin Eaton, 2. John Nolan, 3. Jim (Ron Bias) Clark, 4. Keith Thatcher
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FINAL RESULTS & STANDINGS
Winners Wellingborough BC (wins on all 4 rinks) shots +62
Second Higham Ferrers BC (2 winning, 2 losing rinks) shots +17
Third Irchester BC (2 winning, 2 losing rinks) shots – 11
Fourth Oundle BC (1 winning, 3 losing rinks) shots – 17
Fifth Thrapston ( 1 winning, 3 losing rinks ) shots – 25
Sixth Rushden (1 winning, 3 losing rinks) shots – 26
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~ OUTDOOR COMPETITIONS FINALS WEEKEND ~
All competition matches are now finished, well done to everyone for reaching the finals and of
course special congratulations to all of the winners ~ full results are HERE
Friday's results - Gill Ward opens the Finals weekend by winning her 4th successive Ladies Championship,
while lucky newbie Nik Puryer wins the Blanche Cox Trophy for the first and last time.
Saturday's results - Gill Ward nabs her second victory, doubling up with Pam Bartram to win the
Ladies Pairs, while upstart Nik Puryer shocks Mick Corbyn, winning the 2 Woods for his 2nd trophy.
Sunday's results - Adam Pitfield retains his Mens Pairs trophy with happy hat-tricker Nik Puryer, before
Rita Smith-Nolan finally gets her reward at the 3rd attempt in the Mixed Pairs with Rob Minney, after drawing
the match win with her last wood & denying Gill Ward her own hat-trick in partnership with Jack Litchfield. And finally for the weekend, but not the competitions overall, in the Mens Championship, Mick Corbyn avenged his
2 Wood defeat and scorched his way to a comfortable victory to deny rampant upstart newbie Nik Puryer
his 4th win. Congratulations to all Finalists !!
Monday's result - Mick Corbyn prevailed against Keith Thatcher in the Handicap Semi-Final,
and now meets Kyle Buckley in Friday's Final at 6 pm.
Wednesday's result - John Nolan, Petunipops Winyard & Nik Puryer win The Mixed Triples.
Friday's result - Kyle Buckley wins the Mens Handicap.
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~ OUNDLE RECLAIM THE OWEN FROST CUP ~
Oundle won the second part of the Owen Frost double-header yesterday, Thursday Sept. 1st , with a thumping 30 shot victory 111 - 81, to secure their 14th win of the trophy after also winning the first leg by 7 shots at Rushden earlier in the year. On a gorgeous afternoon Rushden's 5 rinks started off with some verve and gusto but the long grass and Oundle's on-form players soon began to tell and Rushden were playing catch-up from a third of the way through with only Dick Howell's rink managing to stave off the onslaught and hold out for a winning rink. Congratulations to Oundle on their fine 15th win, although Rushden remain in command with 18 victories overall, and well done also to Barrie Waterfield for finally reaching the head on the 19th end ... .. . haw haw haw .. .
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~ BOND CUP ~
Specials Agent Betts, Mark Betts .. . and his secret service team wrested the Bond Cup from Higham for the first
time in 5 years at the end of June with son Nathan Betts winning the Don Freeman Bowl with a 21 - 14 victory
over Mark Plimmer in the singles, and our 4 triples rinks winning 3 /4 for a shot win margin of 76 - 48.
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TIPLER / FACTORY TRIPLES LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
CHAMPIONS!! ~ RUSHDEN A WIN THE FACTORY/TIPLER TRIPLES LEAGUE DIVISION A ~ GRATS!!
CHAMPIONS!! ~ RUSHDEN'S MAZDA WIN THE FACTORY/TIPLER TRIPLES LEAGUE DIVISION B ~ GRATS!!
CHAMPIONS!! ~ Rushden A's Mark Betts, John Streather & Mickster Corbyn win the Div A TIPLER TROPHY
NEARLY CHAMPIONS!! ~ Rushden Rebels' Chris Corstin, Keith Carter & David Hobbs are
runners-up in The Div B Tipler Trophy with +18 shots ~ GRATS!!
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BARRIE'S FINE HOTSHOTS TOPPLE FINEDON IN THE TIPLER
More scorching bowlers to congratulate - this time from Tuesday, July 19th, in the Factory/Tipler League Div 2,
when Jim Clark's MAZDA team were trying to get back into the swing of things after a patchy period and headed
over to Finedon on a beautifully balmy sunny evening. Jimbo's player and placement finagling came up trumps
within 4 ends when Skippety-Wipster Barrie 'Wonder-Woods' Waterfield added all 3 of his burning bowls to the 6 shots already surrounding the jack from lead 'STEAMING' Blanche Cox and number 2 Alan 'THE SCORCH' Howell.
Many congrats as always, well you bowled!
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DEREK'S HOTSHOTS HELP RUSHDEN TO WIN THE FRED KING CUP
After the distress of seeing the Nene Valley Trophy return to Wellingborough recently our bowlers had every
intention of showing that the 1st leg away win of 28 shots in the Fred King Cup was no fluke - and within the
first few ends of the second leg on Thursday, 16th June, 'FLAMING' Derek Eggleton's triple on Rink 6 had
scorched a hefty early lead for themselves and Rushden with number 2 Pet 'WOODS OF FIRE' Winyard and lead 'BLAZING' Barry Spring also piling into the head for a magnificent 9 HOTSHOTS - GRATS!! The 1st leg score of 5 rinks to 1 was repeated but this time with an increased margin of 37 shots, 116 - 79, an overall win of 65 shots.
Well done all !!
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WELLINGBOROUGH WIN THE NENE VALLEY TROPHY
The Nene Valley Trophy, played for annually on a single match (as opposed to the 2-leg Fred King Cup) was
reclaimed by Wellingborough yesterday, Saturday June 4th, for their 15th win, just keeping a nose ahead of Rushden's 14 wins. On a warm and dry afternoon with a good company it was clear that the Wellies had not
forgotten last year's single shot defeat and were a tad more than serious about reclaiming this trophy without
any doubt when they tactic-stacked rink 6 looking for a good shot advantage. The tactic proved succesful,
achieving a 22 shot win, with Wellingborough winning overall by 18 shots, proving that our team had fought
very well on the other 4 rinks to provide a small edge on an away green, though sadly it was not enough and Wellingborough's top rink won the day. Well played and thanks for turning out to all concerned, and
congratulations to our rivals plus of course many thanks to our hosts for looking after us. But come next year .. .
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