Short Mat is Back

Short Mat is Back.

Club Night 7 pm – 9 pm on Mondays. Club Roll up 2 pm -4 pm Fridays. Rio and Birdies competitions are starting please see the calendar for dates. League matches will be announced soon and will be shown on the calendar. Details will also be shown on the notice board within the Clubhouse.

Thinking of giving short mat a try; come and see us in the clubhouse at 1 pm on a Friday, join our other new players and club hosts Just bring a pair of flat shoes (i.e. trainers) we can lend you the woods.


Short Mat Presentation Lunch 30 July

Short Mat Presentation Lunch 30 July.

The Short Mat Bowlers from Holsworthy were able to meet and hold their Prize Giving Lunch at the Junction Inn Halwill on 30 July. The Cups awarded were for competitions entered and won during the 2019-2020 season.

The awards were presented by Rose Chetwynd Vice President of the Club and they included two Hot Shot awards presented to two of the three person teams. (Hot Shot awards are made when each of the Team members score maximum points with their woods during one end. In this case nine in total.)

The day was cold and wet and the meal was a very welcome choice of one of three roast meats or nut roast followed by traditional British puds.

Pictures of the presentation are shown in the picture gallery.

Results from our Teams; Mens

27 July 2000 Cup Holsworthy (A) 51 (5pts) Stratton 40 (3pts).

G.Smith, N.Kulisa, B.Reynolds won 21-7.

J.Betteridge, D.Kulisa, D.Finch drew 13-13.

M.Priest, D.Trout, R.Hunt lost 17-20.

10 June 71 Shield Holsworthy 73 (10pts) Bradworthy 62 (4pts).

S.Bryan, P.Martyn, R.Slugget won 22-10.

C.Brown, D.Webb, M.Down lost 23-25.

N.Kulisa, D.Finch, B.Thomas won 16-13.

H.Watts, R.Hunt, B.Reynolds lost 12-14.

15 June 71 Shield Holsworthy (A) 58(4pts) North Tawton 65 (10pts).

P.Trible, G.Smith, D.Finch. won 21-11.

J.Betteridge,D.Webb,M.Down lost 6-22.

S.Bryan, P.Martyn, R.Slugget. lost 12-25.

J.Parnel, H.Watts, C.Brown. won 19-7.

Results from our Teams: Ladies

Ladies Competitions.

27 July Stamford Holsworthy 41 (4pts) Stratton 27 (0pts).

P.Smith, M.Beckford, F.Reynolds won 16-12.

A.Davis, P.Trout, J.Dalziel won 25-15.

29 July Stamford Holsworthy 26 (0pts) Bradworthy 36 (4pts).

A.Davis, R.Chetwynd, J.Dalziel lost 14-15.

P.Smith, S.Bridger, F.Reynolds lost 12-21.

21 July 86 Shield Holsworthy 34 (4pts) Okehampton 32 (2pts).

S.Langford, R.Chetwynd, P.Trout won 25-15.

J.Dalziel, C.Weston, P.Hancox lost 9-17.

23 July NDLTL Holsworthy (A) 42 (4pts) Victoria Park 21 (2pts).

S.Bridger, C.Weston, P.Hancox lost 13-16.

S.Langford, R.Chetwynd, P.Trout won 29-5.

8 July 86 Shield Top Club.

 Holsworthy (A) 29, 3 Rinks won Great Torrington 10, 1 Rink won. 

Two Wood Singles S.Langford won 16-7.

Four Wood Singles J.Dalziel won 21-19.

Pairs R.Chetwynd and P.Trout lost 17-18.

Triples S.Bridger, C.Weston, P Hancox won 29-10.                                                                                                   

 9 July. NDLTL Holsworthy (A) 41 (4pts) Bradworthy 24 (2pts).

 S Langford, R Chetwynd, P.Trout won 26-8.

S.Bridger, C.Weston, P.Hancox lost 15-16..3

2 July NDLTL Holsworthy (A) 41 (6pts) Bideford Strand 30 (0pts).

P.Smith, S.Langford, P.Trout won 19-14.

S.Bridger, C.Weaton, P.Hancox won 22-16.


HBC host West End Indoor Bowling Club (Southampton)


On Sunday 13 June Holsworthy Bowling Club welcomed West End Indoor Bowling Club for the first match of their Devon mini tour. Basing themselves in Illfracombe  WEIBC will also play Bradworthy and Great Torrington.

The Sunday was a beautiful day and the match was set up to be played with four rinks teams and two triple teams.  Holsworthy came out winners with a shot count of 101 to 80. Pictures are available to view in our Galleries pages.

The Holsworthy players who participated were;

M. Hibbard, S. Bridger, C. Brown, P. Martyn won 19-14.

T. Hutton, D. Trout, D. Kulisa, P. Trout lost 8-19.

J. Parnell, A. Davies, Harry Watts/ Peter Trible, P. Hancox won 19-7.

P. Smith, G. Smith, J. Dalziel, B. Thomas lost 17-18.

N. Kulisa, D. Finch, F. Reynolds won 27-8.

A. Andrew, S. Langford, M. Down lost 11-14.

Barrie Thomas President of Holsworthy Bowling Club welcombed Pat Fisk the captain of WEIBC at the start of the match and presented her with a small trophy to commemerate their visit. All at HBC wished their visitors an enjoyable stay in Devon and good luck in their next two matches.                                     


Back to Bowls

Dear members

Bowls England have issued “Return to Play” guidance rules, based on the ongoing liaison with the Government bodies.

Step 1 commencing 29th March

Outdoor bowls can resume with restrictions to groups of 6 unless an organised match. No access to clubhouse/buildings other than for use of toilets

Step 2- commencing 12th April

Bowlers will be able to use changing rooms, travel to local clubs and outside catering/hospitality is permitted.

Step 3 commencing 17th May

Bowlers can congregate in larger numbers in an organised game and inside catering/hospitality is permitted with restrictions.

Step 4 commencing 21st June

All restrictions lifted

Therefore the Committee can confirm the green will open on Saturday 24th April, with a program of internal competitions and leagues. The changing rooms and toilets will be open for use by members but the kitchen and hall/bar will be out of bounds. There must not be any congregating of players in these rooms or access points.

Bowlers can arrange ad hoc roll-ups with no more than 6 players and keeping at least 1 green from any other players. Games organised by the club can have more players on the green. i.e. teams of 4

As County/National matches will not commence until June 21st the club captains are planning to hold the usual club competitions between 4th May and 20th June with finals at the end of the season. Dave Webb is organising 2 weekend leagues (mixed) for Saturday and Sunday afternoons. If there is sufficient interest we organise regular games for mid-week.

To reflect the restricted number of matches in the first half of the season the Committee is introducing 2 stages of payment for subs., £40 due by the 24th April and a further £40 due by 21st June. This will enable the club to pay the required affiliation fees to County/Country.

To take part in the club competitions members must have paid the first instalment of subs. and the Treasurer or deputy will be available on 24th April to collect payments.

Payment for the club competitions is separate and collected by the captains or their deputies.