Hay-on-Wye and District Bowling Club is situated on the edge of the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye on the Hay to Brecon road Post Code HR3 53Y Established in 1987situated in the Historic Book town of Hay-on-Wye in stunning landscape between Hay Bluff and the Wye Valley. We even have our own King. Hay has a wonderful 12th centuary Norman Castle undergoing major restorative works at the moment.
Hay Bowling Club host plenty of in house competitions including men's and ladies singles, pairs.triples and mixed pairs as well as being affiliated to the Mid Wales Bowling Association. and the Women's Mid Wales Bowling Assciation. Hay Bowling Club welcome new members with open arms and make them feel at home. Among the club members there are several coaches who will happily spend time with new members.
Due to the Pandemic all bowls activity for this season had to be cancelled, but the new Pavillion is progressing very well, foundation is being laid by a number of very dedicated members working hard. In order to keep us in touch with the bowls, Billy has set about arranging Triples for Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting 4th August. Please arrive at 6pm to draw up teams to play at 6.30pm
To all Club Members
Any spare time that members can give to the club to improve and maintain the
Club facilities- such as Painting;Spring cleaning, Mowing outer edge of green, Digging flower beds and keeping a tidy store shed would be much appeciated by the Club.
CLUB PRESIDENT Mr. Donald Lloyd
Chairman Mr. David Evans
Vice Chairman Mr. Darren Ricketts
Secretary Mrs. Nita Jones
Assistant Secretary Mr. Alan Rich
Treasurer Mrs. Rachel Davies
Assistant Secretary Mr. Stewart Davies
Fixture Secretary Mr. Darren Ricketts
Green Keeper Mr. Ian Davies
Men's Captain Mr. Billy Finn
Ladies Captain Mrs. Johanna Jenkins
Mid Wales Rep. Mr. Darren Ricketts
Bar Manager Mr. Colin Davies
Please put your names up for Club Competitions so that the Competition Committee can make the draw. For the benefit of members new to the competitions, the player in the "above" position of the draw table is responsible for the arrangments of the game , booking a rink and obtaining a marker.
Every Tuesday Club Triples start 6-30pm This friendly competition is on going. Please come along and join us, this is an ideal opportunity for new members and old to to learn and practice the game of bowls and meet friends. The competition lasts for 12 ends
Thursdays Social Bowling 6pm-8.30pm
Evening Coaching/Practice 6.15pm
The Triples League held every Tuesday organised by Billy Finn proved to be a great success and very competitive.
Results - Winner 2020 Fred Lloyd and runner up Iola Hughes
Winner 2021 Billy Finn " " Stephan Parry
The Mid Wales league is very competitive and therefore it is very unusual to have four winning rinks, however during the 2021 season our team managed to achieve this on two occasions. Well done boys, lets try to repeat this in 2022.
Hay Sports money raising events.
Bingo 13th March @ 7.00 for 7,30
Whist drive @ Club March 21st
In addition to the Mid Wales Open and Senior Leagues we have the Tarmac Mixed League and a number of Friendly Matches throughout the season.
Senior League The latest good news Congratulations. We have won the Senior League, quite an achievment for our small club We knew it was possible but it was not achieved until the last game of all which we needed to win and Llandrindod to lose as we were one point behind. Rob,Cliff, Luther and Fred R played the last game at Llandrindod against The Spartans and Llandrindod played Brecon. A fantastic result and well deserved as the team had worked hard throughout the season. Well done Lads.
Congratulations to Rob Williams and Darren Ricketts upon winning the Final of the Mid Wales open pairs competition. As you all know this meant they would compete in the National Championships held at Llandrindod Wells during the week beginning Sunday 11th Aug Their game began at 10 am on Monday the 12th and a number of us went from Hay to support them, They played a pair from Cardigon (C. James & K. James) We watched a game of two halves, the first half was dominated by the Cardigan pair but as the game progressed our boys gained strength and pulled back 25 to 21 shots losing by just 4 shots. It was an excellent game enjoyed by all of us and we felt had there been a couple more ends the result would have been different. Well done Robert & Darren.
Also Congratulations to Cliff who was runner up in the Mid Wales senior singles competition after a very close hard match. To Nita, Iola and Pearl for winning through to the Semi Finals of the Mid Wales Three wood Triples and to Colin, Fred R, Luther, Mike B for reaching the final of the of th Mid Wales Senior Fours. Well done all of you.
Just to complete our success story for 2013 --Having won the Hay Veteran League we were nominated for the Senior team of the year award (Brecknock and Radnor Sports Partnership) which took place at the Annual Sports Personality Awards held at the Pavilion Llandrindod Wells on the 7th March 2014. There were three nominees in our category (Senior team of the year) and guess what, we won, so once again Congratulations to the Veterans.
Following our success in 2013 Veteran League we were delighted to once again win this competition after a very hard struggle, congratulations to the team members who took part in this very competitive league.
RESULTS OF CLUB COMPETITIONS 2019
OPEN SINGLES IOLA hUGHES
RUNNER UP BADGER BARRELL
OPEN PAIRS DARREN RICKETTS & NITA JONES
RUNNER UP DENNIS MOORE & HIDA DAVIES
MENS PAIRS DARREN RICKETTS & JOHN WILLIAMS
RUNNERS UP STEPHEN PARRY & ANTHONY LALLY
LADIES PAIRS IOLA HUGHES & ANGELA FRANCIS
RUNNERS UP NITA JONES & HILDA DAVIES
FAMILY PAIRS MIKE BARREL & BADGER BARREL
RUNNERS UP LUTHER JONES & NITA JONES
MENS SINGLES KEN BOUNDS
RUNNER UP RICHARD POWELL
LADIES SINGLES IOLA HUGHES
RUNNERS UP NITA JONES
SENIOR SINGLES IOLA HUGHES
RUNNER UP HILDA DAVIES
NOVICE BADGER BARREL
RUNNER UP HILDA DAVIES
TRIPLES JOHN WILLIAMS, STEPHEN PARRY
& ANTHONY LALLY
RUNNERS UP DARREN RICKETTS, MIKE LIKE
Full Membership £80.00
New members £30.00 for 1st year
Free sessions for new members, Casual playing - £3