Bowls England

06/16/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/16/2017 08:56

Club of the Year White Hall BC celebrate with Celebration Match


White Hall BC, Essex celebrated being named Bowls England Club of the Year 2016 with a Celebration Match against a Bowls England representative team this week.

The prestigious title, generously supported by Drakes Pride, is awarded annually to the club that is judged to have shown the greatest efforts to promote the club, increase membership and work with the local community.

And there's still time to enter this year's competition, with entries closing on Tuesday 1st August.

The winning club receives £250 in cash plus four sets of Drakes Pride bowls and a match against Bowls England to celebrate, with cash and Drakes Pride bowls for the finalists that are drawn from across the four Bowls England regions.

Tony Allcock MBE, Bowls England Chief Executive, said: 'Club of the Year provides a great opportunity to recognise some of the great work that goes on in clubs across the country to support our sport. We want to encourage clubs across all of England to let us know what they have done to promote the sport, recruit new bowlers and ensure the needs of members are met. A regional winner will be selected in each of the four Bowls England geographic regions, who will then go forward to the final judging stage to determine the national winner and runner-up. I would like to thank Drakes Pride for their continued support of this competition and look forward to receiving entries from previous entrants and those who may not previously have considered entering.'

The winning club will receive:
£250 cash
Four sets of Drakes Pride Bowls
The Tony Allcock Trophy (to be kept for one year)
Two Free Tickets to the Bowls England Annual Dinner
Bowls England Pennant and Club of the Year Flag
Framed Certificate
A badge for each club member
A match against a visiting Bowls England President's Team

The runner-up will receive:
£150 cash
Two sets of Drakes Pride Bowls
The D'Arcy Drayton Cup (to be kept for one year)
Two Free Tickets to the Bowls England Annual Dinner
Framed Certificate
A match against a visiting Friends of English Bowling Team

Regional winners receive:
Two sets of Drake Pride Bowls
£50 cash (each)
A framed certificate

An entry form can be downloaded from, or for more information call the Bowls England office on 01926 334609 or email [email protected].

[Photo Credit: Leigh Times]