SADBA Charity Gala

SADBA Charity Gala 29 August 2019

A great day was held at Harperbury Bowls Club where 20 teams competed in the fun and friendly annual President’s Charity Gala.   Thanks go to Harperbury for being excellent hosts and to all who participated.   Players and visitors were all very generous and £400 has been raised for the RNLI.

It was a close finish with the winning teams only 3 points apart.. Harpenden Bowling stones came 3rd, Potters Bar ASH 2nd and the winners were Hatfield 2.   Well done to all of them.

Winners – Hatfield 2

Second – Potters Bar ASH

Third – Harpenden Bowling Stones

SADBA Finals Day 2019

SADBA Finals Day – 7th September 2019

The SADBA Finals Day will be held at Potters Bar Bowls Club on Saturday 7th September 2019.  Details of the the teams competing and the order of play with approximate start times for each match are now available and can be downloaded here.

The Rules of the day and details for  food ordering have also been issued to SADBA Clubs and teams playing but all visitors will be very welcome and can also order refreshments via the SADBA Secretary, Michael Woodhams. Click here to download details.

Bob Vise Final

Bob Vise Final

The Bob Vise Final  between Townsend and Harpenden was  held at North Mymms Bowls Club on Monday 26th August..  It was an excellent morning well organised by North Mymms and played on a superb green..  Thanks go to them for a match well organised with excellent hospitality.

The victors were Harpenden after a thrilling match with some outstanding bowling from both teams.  The result was  settled only in the last few ends of the Pairs match after all others had completed.

Many congratulations go to Harpenden.


Gordon Ridout Trophy

Gordon Ridout Trophy

The Gordon Ridout Trophy Match  will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 5th September at the de Havilland Bowls Club, Hatfield.  SADBA Clubs are each invited to enter a team of four.  Extra teams may be added if space permits after the closing date for entries which is 25th August.

The Gordon Ridout is always a enjoyable and competitive event and at only £2.50 per player is excellent value.  Proceeds of the day go to the RNLI, the Presidents Charity.     So don’t delay.  Enter a team from your Club now.

Full details of the Match and how to enter a team can be download here.


SADBA Tour 2020

SADBA Bowls Tour 2020

Details of the 2020 SADBA tour to South Devon under the Presidency of Terry Atkinson are now available.  Full details of the Tour and booking form  can be download here.

The tour promises to be one of the highlights of the year.  You will be located in the heart of Paignton with the option of bowling on all 5 days for those with the stamina to do so.  If you prefer to relax between matches then South Devon is well known for its beautiful countryside and is close to Brixham, Torquay, Kingswear and Dartmouth.  Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment..