|Bedfordshire TBA webpage|
|Written by Basher|
|Monday, 05 April 2010|
This page will be dedicated to the Bedfordshire TBA - and will be updated with news from the Bedfordshire county, including annoucements and dates of the trials and information on leagues and bowling achievements.
22nd June - Bedfordshire held a challenge match with Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and the British Universities - Darrell Fisher from Oxfordshire took load of pictures and you can find them all here as well as the scores. We also held a mini tournament between the two Go bowling centres - Dunstable and Fareham - Which Dunstable won !! - so click here for photo's and scores
Thank you to all the Bedfordshire BTBA card holders who supported and attended the Area Challenge Tournament held on the 11th May... it was a great little tournament and the kegel sports pattern produced some surprise winners. Click here to view the scores
The scores and results from the 2014 County trials.... thank you to everyone for supporting the trials. During the year the Bedfordshire Tenpin Bowling Assoication will try and give all the bowlers who played a chance to bowl for their county.
On 23/03/14 - Bedfordshire sent a team of 5 bowlers (Danny Bates, Martin Stackpoole, Jo Green, Ron Sterling and Ian Tallentire) to RAF Brize Norton to play a challenge match against Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and teams from the British Universities. The team came a very respectable 4th place - all the scores are here
Leading upto the tournament - we ran a Raffle... there was a Brunswick bowling ball, and a polaroid digital camera. But because we sold so many tickets we also added a Bowling buff bag, and a MP3 Player and Neil Hunter at the Sundon Model Shop www.sundonmodelshop.co.uk donated a Hubsan x4 remote control stunt helicopter.
So the winners...
Bowling ball - Was won by Mike Williams (part of the University teams party)
Polaroid Digital Camera - Colleen - Bowls in the Tuesday Doubles.
Stunt Helicopter - Bob Andrews - Bowls in the Company 4's league.
Bowling Buff bag - Gary Waghorn - Bowls in the monday Scratch Trios
MP3 player - Paul Hart - Bowls on Tuesday nights.
Provisional scores from this years Bedfordshire Area Champs are here ! - Thanks to everyone who bowled. The tournament was totally full up - 42 bowlers - well pleased. I haven't been prompted to say this (much) but massive thanks to my bird Alison for helping out today - I honestly mean it, she was totes amazeballs.
RAFFLE RESULTS !
Firstly thank you to everyone who I pestered and bullied into buying raffle tickets, thank you to Andy and Shirley at Ballmaster proshop for donating the bowling ball.
The Winner is ....
Graham Cross - who bowls in the Tuesday night Company 4's league.
Feburary 17th was a busy day for Bedfordshire Tenpin Bowling Association.
Firstly we took part in a challenge match against Oxfordshire at RAF Croughton - the team bowled very well. Noticable achievements were Adam Bootles 802 over the first 3 games and a tournament average of 227. And Also Ian Tallentire's 300 - he's first one. It was a brilliant day and everyone really enjoyed it - The scores from the event can be found here
Bedfordshire Team - Tel Parrett, Jeff Taylor, Neil Hunter, Ian Tallentire, Adam Bootle, Dave Bedford, Martin Stackpoole, Alison Bootle, Lorna Scott, Kate Wicklow, Jo Green, and last and not least Paul Griffiths.
And thank you to all the league bowlers who entered our recent raffle for the Brunswick DV8 Ball - The lucky winner was John Parsons from Oxfordshire - we raised £147 towards to county coffers. Thank you !
And Also on the 17th the county held their annual AGM - thank you to everyone who turned up.
Here are the high scores through 2012
Bedfordshire's Adult Inter County Team recently played the qualification tournament at the Airport bowl .... to be honest it wasn't either teams greatest perfomances... The men were hoping to build on their improvement from last year, but we just never got going. And the Ladies were beset with all sorts of problems... some team members were unavailable due to work and holiday commitments and one ended up in hospital after game 1. But I can honestly say everyone gave 100% - and theres always next year... where I have some plans to improve the standard of our county bowlers. So if you want to be involved and to try out for the county squad in 2013 then keep checking this page for news of the county trials. - But for now here are the scores from this years county qualifiers
Congratulations to Bedfordshire Juniors Lorna Scott and Remy Bader who qualified through the trials for the under 16 England team who will face the other home nations in the triple crown - Well done.
Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket recently - we raised an amazing £265 for the Bedfordshire Area Association
The winner weas Sue Bergquist who bowls in the Comwake League
Here she is receiving her Brunswick DV8 from Ballmasters Shirley Penny - who very kindly donated the prize.
Senior County NEWS ..... Bedfordshire are in the Southern Section, playing at Lakeside Newbury on Saturday 9th of June - The team will be Ian Lee, Chris Higgins, John Meades, Dave Bedford, Stephen Welch, and Jeff Taylor - This is the first time in 3 years that Bedfordshire have fielded a seniors team and I'm sure that we all wish them success.
All 2011 high scores ! - all the 300's and 800's - well done everyone.
Inter Counties 2011 @Tolworth
We recently sent two teams to bowl in the BTBA generation 4's tournament at Wellingborough - the teams were picked from bowlers who played in the county trials and made the squad of 15 and bowlers who supported the county by bowling in the Area Championships
Chris Gardner, Jacob Kyte, Remy Bader, Frank Mitchell
John, Pete, Sam True and Kate Wicklow
** We are hoping to send and pay for a couple of teams to enter the jack and jills doubles at Guildford - remember if you want to be part of Team Bedfordshire you have to play the trials and support the events.
Juniors complete record medal haul at this years Nationals - well done !
Lorna Scott & Megan Carden - 1st doubles
Lorna Scott - 2nd Singles
Lorna Scott - 1st All events
Remy Bader & Andrew Clark - 3rd Doubles
Remy Bader - 3rd Singles
Andrew Clark - 2nd Singles
Remy Bader - 2nd All events
Kane Allardyce, Freddie Banham, Calvin Edwards, Remy Bader, Andrew Clark - 2nd boys team
The Bedfordshire Area championship was held on the May 29th at Go Bowling Dunstable - The number of entrants was disappointing with only 26 bowlers over the 6 divisions - we was hoping from more support from you Bedfordshire Bowlers. But because Go Bowling offered us a very good linage rate we still managed to pay out 1st and 2nd in every division. Also thanks to Andy Penny and Mrs Penny at Ballmaster Proshop we raised a decent amount towards the Bedfordshire Association after they donated a Gravity Nano bowling ball which we raffled off. The Tournament manger kate wicklow will be sending me over the scores soon but for now here is a list of the winners of each division.
Raffle - Richard Faulkner who bowls in the Thursday Doubles
Under 14's winner - Ki Leighfield
Under 17's winner - Freddie Banham
Ladies winner - Kate Wicklow
Men's Winner - Anthony Sale
Senior winner - Jeff Taylor
Under 17 and Under 14 winners !!
* The top 5 in both the men's and women's are automatically selected - and then we select 2 reserves from the remainder of the squad.
We have been drawn against Kent, Essex, Hampshire, Southern Welsh, Surrey, Cornwall, Devon - We are due to bowl on the first Sunday in september, but as yet the venue is yet to be decieded.
If your in the top 5 and know you won't be available on this sunday - please let me know asap.
Dunstable and Bedfordshire Juniors success !!
Well done to all the bowlers of the YBC on their great achievments in the recent SOE championships - special mention to Larna Scott and Megan Carden for winning the intermediate girls doubles with a record score !! - click here to view all the achievments by our bowlers
Congratulations to youngster Craig Barrett who on the 12/10/10 in the Tuesday Doubles, bowled 29 strikes in a row – 8 in the first game, 12 in the second and 9 in the third giving him 253 – 300 – 283 – 836 just a few pins short of our Go Bowling House Record of 857.
County Qualifiers played at Lakeside Newbury