ACKLINGTON BOWLS CLUB

Members meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings in Acklington Village Hall
 from 7 p.m. 

New members always welcome



The indoor bowls season runs from September to the end of March the following year.

The sessions for members of Acklington Bowls Club are twice weekly, either for practise, competitions or matches.  The matches cover a mixture of home and away games.



Below is a list of names (plus one or two pictures) of the various trophy winners over the seasons.

CLUB KNOCK-OUT

1977   W. Gordon
1978   G. Cock
1979   G. Cock
1980   G.Cock
1981   E. Tait
1982   S. Morton
1983   S. Morton
1984   G. Cock
1985   Mrs J. Tait
1986   Mrs J. McDougal
1987   D. Inglis
1988   D. Inglis
1989   Mrs B. Cock
1990   G. Cock
1991   R. Ward
1992   G. Walton
1993   Mrs B. Ward
1994   Mrs J. Walton
1995   G. Walton
1996   H. Safaie
1997   G. Walton
1998   G. Cock
1999   G. Orr
2000   G. Walton
2001   Mrs J. McDougal
2002   G. Walton
2003   Mrs J. McDougal
2004   Mrs J. McDougal
2005   G. Cock
2006   G. Cock
2007   A. Coulter
2008   S. Thorpe
2009   G. Walton
2010   G. Walton
2011   S. Thorpe
2012   S. Thorpe
2013   G. Walton
2014   Mrs J. Bell

 
             Mother & Son
   Jenny & George Walton


LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

1978-79   J. A. Howie
1979-80   E. Tait
1980-81   Ms J. Tait
1981-82   S. Morton
1982-83   E. Tait
1983-84   Mrs J. McDougal
1984-85   H. Miller
1985-86   D. Smelt
1986-87   G. Cock
1987-88   Mrs B. Cock
1988-99   G. Walton
1989-90   Miss J. Cock
1990-91   Mrs B. Cock
1991-92   K. Ward
1992-93   G. Cock
1993-94   G. Cock
1994-95   G. Walton
1995-96   R. Smailes
1996-97   Mrs B. Cock
1997-98   G. Walton
1998-09   R. Smailes
1999-00   R. Smailes
2000-01   R. Smailes
2001-02   R. Smailes
2002-03   G. Walton
2003-04   G. Walton
2004-05   G. Cock
2005-06   G. Cock
2006-07   G. Cock
2007-08   G. Cock
2008-09   G. Cock
2009-10   Mrs J. Bell
2010-11   S. Thorpe
2011-12   G. Cock
2012-13   J. Goodfellow
2013-14   G. Cock


Mrs Jean McDougal -one of the club's leading female players


Mr Graham Cock - our leading trophy winner.

                    

ABOUT OUR BOWLS CLUB

A Force To Be Reckoned With

There have been many successful sports clubs in Acklington and Guyzance over the years.  Football Clubs, Cricket Clubs and Badminton Clubs have come and gone….. but there is one club that has been as successful and enduring as any of them and it is still going strong today.  Acklington Carpet Bowls Club
was founded in 1976 and despite one or two early thrashings at the hands of more experienced clubs the team actually ended that first season with more victories than defeats.  In fact not one season has passed where the number of defeats has been greater than the number of victories.  A minimum of twenty matches are played each season against other clubs and the best season to date was in 1993 when 27 matches were played.  Of theses 23 were won; 3 lost and 1 drawn. 
The name of Acklington has come to be respected all over the county as a result of members being very successful in inter-club competitions achieving winners and runners-up trophies on numerous occasions in the three major disciplines of singles, pairs and rinks. 
               

Junior members too have played a significant part in the club’s success.  In 1986 Joanne Cock (pictured here on the right) won the title of Junior Champion of Northumberland.  Pictured below are trophy winners from the 1982 season.  From left to right they are: Alan Lynn, Stuart Morton, Linda Shaw, Jean McDougal, Graham Cock, Jean Tait, Barbara Cock and Ernie Tait.

 

FIXTURE LIST FOR CURRENT SEASON   2016-2017

Sep 05  2016 WEDNESDAY Opening Night  
Sep 14  2016 WEDNESDAY FELTON VH HOME
Sep 19 2016 MONDAY SWARLAND HOME
Sep 28  2016 WEDNESDAY LESBURY HOME
Oct 03 2016 MONDAY WHITTINGHAM AWAY
Oct 10  2016 MONDAY LONGFRAMLINGTON HOME
Oct 17  2016 MONDAY WARKWORTH AWAY
Oct 26  2016 WEDNESDAY LONGHOUGHTON AWAY
Nov 02  2016 WEDNESDAY ALNWICK ST JAMES HOME
Nov 15  2016 TUESDAY NEWTON ON THE MOOR AWAY
Nov 23 2016 WEDNESDAY WARKWORTH HOME
Nov 30  2016 WEDNESDAY LONGHOUGHTON HOME
Dec 12  2016 MONDAY Christmas Pairs  
Jan 05  2017 THURSDAY SWARLAND AWAY
Jan 11  2017 WEDNESDAY LONGFRAMLINGTON AWAY
Jan 24  2017 TUESDAY FELTON VH AWAY
Jan 30  2017 MONDAY Club Singles  
Feb 06  2017 MONDAY Club Pairs  
Feb 08  2017 WEDNESDAY NEWTON ON THE MOOR HOME
Feb 15  2017 WEDNESDAY WHITTINGHAM HOME
Feb 23  2017 THURSDAY LESBURY AWAY
Feb 27  2017 MONDAY ALNWICK ST JAMES AWAY
Mar 15  2017 WEDNESDAY End of Season Competition  
Mar 20  2017 MONDAY Annual General Meeting  

    PLEASE NOTE:
    MATCH NIGHTS - PLEASE BE AT VENUE 20 MINUTES BEFORE THE MATCH START TIME  7pm
   

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOWLS CLUB,  telephone 01670 760580

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