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Posted on 14th October, 2018



  SUE WHEELER, as Runner-up in the P&D WBA

  Champion of Champions is eligible, and has

  elected to go forward into the Bowls

  Hampshire and also the National Champion of

  Champion Competitions in 2019.  


  Good luck Sue - we all wish you well next year.



Posted on 14th October, 2018



The P&D WBA organised an excellent luncheon

at the Brookfield Hotel in Emsworth on a lovely sunny day in October.  Here, the ladies of Fareham Bowling Club collected their trophies:


*  Winners of the Inter-club Triples,

*  Runner-up in the Champion of

   Champion Singles,

*  Runners-up in the Club Challenge,

*  Runners-up in the Fours. 


Well done ladies!



Posted on 22nd September, 2018
How do I thank everybody who has sent me        
good wishes for a speedy recovery?  I know,
I’ll write something in the Club Blog, although
I wonder how many people actually look at
the Blog.


Never mind, here goes – I have now been home

for two weeks, having spent 7 weeks in hospital. 

What should have been a straightforward knee

replacement operation turned, via a projectile

vomit, into an oesophageal tear, two heart attacks,

a stroke, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism,

sepsis and kidney infection.


However I am now on the road to recovery and am confident that I shall be bowling again next season.  It meant a great deal to me to know that so many of our friends were thinking of me and also all the offers of help that were sent to Lynda.


So – thank you one and all – see you at the AGM.


Posted on 20th September, 2018





At the Portsmouth and District Ladies Finals which took place at Pembroke Park in early September, the Fareham ladies made their presence felt becoming Winners of the

P&D Inter-Club Triples (see photo), and Runners-up in the Finals of the

P&D Club Challenge, the P&D Fours, and the Champion of Champion Singles.


In addition, Fareham won the P&D Mixed Pairs, and also won the Bowls Hampshire Over 55 Ladies Pairs.  Not only that but we had a team of Ladies who went to Leamington to bowl in the National Ladies Triples.


All in all, a good season for the Fareham ladies.



Leamington Spa 2018

Posted on 17th July, 2018




Carol and Sandy Pullin and Mandy Young

are to be congratulated on winning the Semi-Finals of the County Triples.


They have now qualified to play in the National Finals at Leamington Spa in August and the County Final in September.


They have done well to reach this stage and we all wish them every success in their future matches.



Opening of the Green - 7th April 2018

Posted on 12th April, 2018


The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Fareham, Geoffrey and Christina Fazackarley, officially opened our Green by playing the first bowl of the season.  Although Geoffrey and Christina both played one bowl each there was one bowl that was a lot nearer the jack!!


You will see below, the Lord Mayor, our President Tony Bartram and our Captain Bob Scottow.  I don't know what they were saying but the Lord Mayor and his wife actually joined as club members shortly afterwards.  We are most pleased to welcome them to our Club.





2018 March Visit to Bembridge, IofW

Posted on 12th April, 2018

    In March 2018 during a Club visit to Warners at

   Bembridge on the Isle of Wight, Fareham had

   five teams competing in the Indoor Bowls



  Two Fareham teams got through to the Quarter

  Finals but unfortunately had to play against each

  other.  The team that lost consisted of Gina

  Pindar, Barry Day, Jenny Day and Sue Wheeler.


  However, the team consisting of Tony Bartram,

  Pam Bartram, Pat Leech and Geoff Leech reached

  the Finals, unfortunately finishing as runners up. 


  It was an exiting final day for both players and






Ladies' P&D President's Day

Posted on 19th August, 2016

The P&DWBA President, Fareham's Daphne Nicholls, held a very successful President's Day at the club on Thursday 18th August 2016.  Here's a shot of the clubhouse laid out in anticipation of the post-match shindig.



New Sponsorship

Posted on 1st June, 2016

The club has played its first match in a series of six games to be sponsored by Fareham's newest care home, The Fernes Care Home on Samuel Mortimore Close.


Bowls is a game enjoyed by all ages, of course, but Fareham Bowling Club's “Wednesday Friendly” programme appeals especially to older people from the community by giving them a chance to play relaxed matches with an emphasis more on the social side than the competitve.


That’s not to say that both sides don’t want to win, of course! The match on Wednesday 25th May saw Fareham host another local team Meon Valley, with the visitors coming out on top by 68 – 47.


Catherine Bezer, General Manager at The Fernes Care Home said: “It’s a delight to sponsor these matches, which not only help local people to keep active and healthy, but are an important part of the local social scene.


“I hope The Fernes Care Home will be central to community life when we open in July and events like this are a great way for our team to start making connections and getting more involved with local people and groups.”


Marieke Meijer, Home Services Advisor at The Fernes said: “Wednesday's match was great fun and I was thoroughly impressed by the skills people demonstrated out on the green! The club’s hospitality was great, and they issued an open invitation to residents at The Fernes to come along an watch a game themselves. As the days get warmer, what could be a better way for our residents to get out and enjoy some fresh air with good company?”


The Fernes Care Home is due to begin welcoming residents in July and will provide quality residential care and specialised dementia care in its Memory Lane Community.

Opening Day 2016

Posted on 13th April, 2016

Fareham Bowling Club were delighted to welcome the Mayor & Mayoress of Fareham, Councillor Mike and Mrs Anne Ford to the opening day of their 2106 season. Mayor Mike duly launched the ceremonial first bowl of the season watched by President Pam Bartram and club members. This was swiftly followed - and bettered - by the second bowl of the season from Mayoress Anne!