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Dates for your diary

(All events below to be held at Hawarden Masonic Hall)

6th December 2014 - Christmas Bingo

13th December 2014 - Coffee morning

24th January 2015 - Presentation evening

7th February 2015 - Race night

14th March 2015 - Easter bingo

11th April 2015 -  Coffee morning

2014 Season Ending

The midweek A-team had a good season winning both the Consolation Cup and the Selwyn Roberts Cup and were also runners-up in the 3rd Division League Cup.

The midweek B-team won the 5th Division League Cup.

The Vets C-team had the best league position, finishing 3rd in the 2nd Division

17th June 2014
Brian Welch has kindly taken over the running of this web site. Watch out for more updates 

2nd January 2014 

Gladstone Bowling Club is looking for a new Webmaster if you are interested in running this web site, please contact Chris Beer

23rd September 2013

End of Season summer blues for Gladstone Bowling Club

Sunday saw Gladstone Bowling Club holding their exciting end of season club competitions under glorious blue skies. Although it was sad to see another enjoyable season come to an end, the five finals produced some closely fought games, providing a great finale to the season for the watching spectators and players alike.

In the Chairman’s Cup,  Grahame Beer beat his opponent Allan Botterell, in the Elvet Ellis Cup, Chris Beer triumphed over Grahame Beer and in the Tony Charles Shield,  Chris & Grahame Beer gained a difficult win over Pat Ebrell & Simon Walker.

In the Queensferry Sports Cup, Mervyn Roberts earned a well-deserved victory over Allan Botterell and finally in the Gwyn Ethelston-Jones Bowl competition Sylvia Townley lost to Chris Beer.

Picture left to right Chris Beer, Mervyn Roberts, Simon Walker, Allan Botterell, Grahame Beer and Pat Ebrell.    

18th September 2013

Why not come down this Sunday, the 22nd September, and watch the Gladstone Bowling Club's members Finals. First final starts at 1.30pm

The finals will be as follows:

Chairman’s Cup                           Grahame Beer v Allan Botterell

Elvet Ellis Cup                               Chris Beer v Grahame Beer

Tony Charles Shield                     Pat Ebrell & Simon Walker v Chris & Grahame Beer

Queensferry Sports Cup              Allan Botterell v Mervyn Roberts

Gwyn Ethelston-Jones Bowl       Sylvia Townley v Chris Beer     

17th September 2013

The merit winner for the Flintshire Midweek 'A' went down to the wire. In the last game of the season tonight with Allan Botterell losing 17-21, congratulations go Roy Jones who won the merit by just two points..

17th September 2013

Disappointing evening for Gladstone Midweek ‘A’ team in the Cambrian Shield Final tonight at a very cold and windy Coed Talon. The final result was in doubt even with last two players, Grahame Beer and Captain Alan Harley on the green, however in the end we lost to a youthful Oakenholt team 7-4.                                                                                  A big  thanks to all those club members who turned up to support the team on a  very unpleasant evening.

12th September 2013

Congratulations to Mal Brown for winning the Gladstone 'A' Vets merit on the the last game of the season beating Alan Norwood by one point .

12th September 2013

The list for next year's league teams are up in the club house. If you intend to play next year in any of the 3 teams you must enter your name on the list before the closing BBQ on the 29th September.

12th September 2013

Congratulations to Grahame Beer for winning the Gladstone 'C' Vets merit .

11th September 2013

The Chester and District Bowling League held their Merit Day at Mancot Bowling Club on the 1st September. The Merit day is a competition where the league club champions from Flintshire, Wrexham, Wirral and Cheshire compete for the honour of being the Chester League Merit Winner.

Our representative was Grahame Beer who in the semi Final beat John Griffiths, from Upton Club, 21–16.

In the final Grahame lost, in an absorbing game, to Adam Penlington, from Broughton and Bretton Club, 14-21.

11th September  2013

Remember the final Round Robin of the season takes place this Sunday ( 15th September) with a 2pm start. 

Please try and arrive at 1.45 so the draw can take place to ensure we start bowling at 2pm.

10th September 2013

Here are some dates for your diary:

29th September Closing BBQ

29th September End of season, Green closing after BBQ for the winter and the start of Green maintenance.

31st October AGM at Masonic Hall, Hawarden at 7.30pm

23rd November Christmas Bingo (more details to follow)

14th December Christmas Coffee Morning (more details to follow)

30th August 2013

Congratulations to Simon Walker for winning the Flintshire 'B' Midweek League with two games still to be played.

28th August 2013

Congratulations to Roy Jones first Merit winner of the season, winning the Chester League Merit by one point from Graham Beer.

27th August 2013

Remember the next Round Robin takes place this Sunday ( 1st September) with a 2pm start. 

Please try and arrive at 1.45 so the draw can take place to ensure we start bowling at 2pm.

12th August 2013

Gladstone rein in £340 for riding charity

Last Sunday Gladstone Bowling Club held their annual Charity Competition Day which raised £340 for the ‘Riding for the Disabled ‘(North Wales) organisation.

An exciting and tense competition culminated in a win by Chris Beer and Mary Hancock who beat Rosemary Burkhill and Roger Guest. With the combination of good weather, and wonderful food provided by the club members, another successful charity day was enjoyed by all.

Riding for the Disabled based in Llanfynydd and Hope Mountain is a charity run by volunteers, who, with their horses and ponies, provide therapy, self-esteem and enjoyment for people with disabilities in North Wales. The network of volunteers organise various activities including riding, carriage driving, vaulting and show jumping to disabled people throughout the year resulting in life changing results for many of those people.

11th August 2013

Remember the next Round Robin takes place this Sunday ( 18th August) with a 2pm start. 

Please try and arrive at 1.45 so the draw can take place to ensure we start bowling at 2pm.

6th August 2013

Gladstone Bowling Club's Charity day this year is taking place on Sunday the 11th August and all proceeds will go to the Riding for the Disabled.

The competition will start at 11am and will include morning Coffee, Lunch and afternoon tea. The cost is £5.00 per entry.  If you wish to enter please place your name on the list in the club house, contact Chris Beer or send an email to  so the social committee have an idea of numbers for catering numbers.

Please arrive by 10.45am so that the draw can take place so we start at 11am.

25th June 2013 

Do not forget the Welsh Crown Green Vets Merit Finals takes place on wednesday the 26th at Gladstone Bowling Green, starting at 12pm 

25th June 2013 

Gladstone Bowling Club has a requirement for a Green Keeper for the coming 2014 season.

If you are interested please contact Chris Beer who will arrange for Grahame Beer and Tony Boswell to meet you and explain the position and duties to be carried out.

At this meeting you will also be able to discuss and agree on the honorarium that comes with this post.

21st June 2013

Please note we have 4 places available on the Gladstone Bowling Club Bonus Ball.

It is £1.00 a week. If you are interested please contact Chris Beer and choose one of the available numbers

19th June 2013

Fund raising Strawberry Tea to be held on Sunday 30th June from 2pm to 4pm.

 Please come along and support your club.

17th June 2013 - Beers all round 

Chris and Grahame Beer won the Gladstone Ladies and Gents Handicap competition on Sunday.  

Seeing it was Father’s Day there was a good turn out and both finals were keenly fought for, with Chris Beer overcoming Caroline Jones in the Clwyd Travel Trophy  whilst Grahame Beer came from behind to beat Allan Botterell in the Fox and  Grapes Cup. 

17th June 2013

Please note we have 4 places available on the Gladstone Bowling Club Bonus Ball.

It is £1.00 a week. If you are interested please contact Chris Beer and choose one of the available numbers

7th June 2013

Remember the next Round Robin takes place this Sunday ( 9th June) with a 2pm start. 

Please try and arrive at 1.45 so the draw can take place to ensure we start bowling at 2pm.

1st June 2013

Please be aware that the Club's Ladies and Gents Singles Handicamp competition is taking place on the 16th June and the list is now up in Club House. 

23rd May 2013

Remember the next Round Robin takes place this Sunday ( 26th May) with a 2pm start. 

Please try and arrive at 1.45 so the draw can take place to ensure we start bowling at 2pm.

2nd May 2013


Please be aware that the Club's Ladies and Gents Drawn Pairs competition is taking place on the 19th May and the list is now up in Club House. 

23rd April 2013

Opening BBQ and Round Robin will take place on Sunday 28th April at 11am promt. The list is up in the Club House and will close on Saturday for catering purposes. The cost is £5.00 per person and includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon Tea. If you cannot make it to the clubhouse to put your name on the list please contact Chris Beer by telephone on 01244 536413

7th April 2013.

Thanks to Tony and his working party the green will finally open tomorrow the 8th April. Please do not forget to check the Club House for to see if you are playing in the midweek as the season starts on the 17th April 2013

27th March 2013

Due to the current weather conditions and the state of car parks at Gladstone Bowling Club and the Masonic Hall please see the revised dates below.


The Gladstone Bowling Club 25th  Year Celebrations  that was to be held on the 29th of March is now postponed until a date later in the season.


Easter Bingo which was to be held at the Masonic Hall on the 30th March at 7.30pm has now been rearranged for the 27th April again at 7.30pm sharp..


Coffee Morning for the 6th of April from 10-12pm at the Masonic Hall remains unchanged.


Most importantly the green will not open on the 1st of April  and at the moment will open on the 8th April.

An email will be sent out nearer the date to confirm this. Furthermore, please check the club web site at ( do not to forget to bookmark this site if you have not already done so)

24th March 2013

Coffee Morning now arranged for 6th April at the Masonic  Hall for 10am to midday.

13th March 2013

As you might be aware, Gladstone Bowling Club will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary this season.


As a part of our celebrations we will be holding an afternoon tea on Good Friday afternoon, the 29th March, at the Club House from 3pm to 5pm.


There will be no charge for this event so please come along and celebrate this special occasion, all we ask is that you contact Chris Beer to let her know if you are attending this is for catering purposes
13th March 2013

Please note that the date for the Easter Bingo has been changed and will now take place on the 30th March at the Masonic Hall with a prompt start of 7.30pm.


For catering purposes please let Chris Beer know if you are attending

6th January 2013

There was a veritable glut of shining bowls, newly polished shields and silver cups on view at the presentation evening held at the Masonic Hall, Hawarden on Saturday night. Once again familiar names in the club built on their previous years' success, and were rightly awarded for their sustained efforts during the year, as they held aloft various trophies in front of their fellow Gladstone Bowling Club competitors.

Chris Beer, together with her partner Rene Bonell won the Ladies Pairs competition picking up the Jim Jones Memorial shield from the club's chairman Simon Walker.The runners up were Pat Ebbrell and Madge Judge.

In the Gents Pairs for the Jim Jones Memorial Shield Grahame Beer and Keith Jones triumphed with Tony Boswell and Ivor Woolcock being worthy runners up.

The Clwyd Travel Trophy was awarded to Chris Beer with Pauline Kerr being the runner up in the Ladies Handicap singles competition.

Grahame Beer won Fox & Grapes Cup in the Gents Handicap Singles competition narrowly pipping Colin Jones who came second. 

Worthy winners in the Mixed Pairs, Pat Ebbrell and Simon Walker picked up the Joyce Webster Charity, this time just beating Chris Beer and Barbara Foulkes into second place.

Roy Jones was presented with the Chairman's cup in the Singles competition and this time it was Grahame Beer who was the runner up.

Sylvia Townley triumphed in the Ladies Single by winning the Glynn Ethelston-Jones Bowl with Barbara Foulkes in second place.

For the prestigious Queensferry Sports Cup Roy Jones came first and Colin Jones was the runner up.

For the third time that evening Grahame Beer came forward to accept another trophy by winning the Elvert Ellis Cup in the Vets Singles. Ray Dootson was the runner up on this occasion.

Finally the Mixed Pairs competition was won by Barbara Foulkes and Tony Boswell. They were presented with the Tony Charles Shield with René Bonell and her partner Allan Botterell being announced as worthy runners up.

The evening concluded with Simon Walker congratulating the members for a very successful and enjoyable year and the members the enjoyed a lovely supper prepared by the club's Social committee.
6th January 2013

Please note photo page updated to include Presentation evening photos

24th November 2012

Please find the dates for the social events that have been planned for the next five months taking us up to the start of next season.

The venue for all of these events will be at the Masonic Hall

                          December 15th                   10-12 (midday)    Christmas Coffee Morning


                          January 5th                         7.30pm                Presentation Evening

                          February 9th                       7.30pm                Race Night

                          March 23rd                         7.30pm                Easter Bingo

                          April 6th                              10-12 (midday)   Coffee Morning