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Try bowls for free in Leeds this August

Free taster sessions are being put on at Leeds and District Indoor Bowls club later this month.

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Boiwls: First-class finals are delivered by Pudsey

Jimmy Davison and Joe Cranston are the toast of LS28, as the pair took their respective Pudsey Classic Competitions earlier this month.

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Bowls: It could be all change ahead for the Leeds bowling scene

The consultation period for the review of our city’s parks outdoor bowling provision has now officially closed, with a report to the council’s executive board now published on Leeds City Council’s website.

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Bowls: Ellis chalks up his second memorial win in three years

It has been the turn of the youth amongst the bowlers of Leeds to dominate the thoughts of this column over recent weeks.

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Bowls: Jeffers survives first-game scare to tie up merit treble

Ira Jeffers beat Matthew Turner 21-15 to secure the Leeds and District Leeds Merit title at Bramley Park, last Sunday.

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James Wilcox.

Bowls: Trophy triumph is Cherry on cake for hungry Wilcox

James Wilcox, Yorkshire County ABA representative and Crossgates regular, won the Graham Cherry Memorial Trophy at Horsforth Woodside BC last Sunday.

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Bowls: Members fight threat to Leeds’s bowling greens

Members of Leeds’s council-run crown green bowling clubs are to gather for a crisis meeting.

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WORRYING TIMES: Two of the three greens at Woodhouse Moor, which could be reduced to one under the council proposals.

Bowls: Council cost-cutting moves may put Leeds greens at risk

Murmurings of discontent are simmering within the city’s bowling community, as committee members and club bowlers try to understand the impact of a consultation paper released by Leeds City Council.

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Bowls: outdoor season opens with all-Leeds tie in county cup

It may still feel bitterly cold, but at least, given the amount of snow we have had over the past month or so, this week does hold the promise of a start of the new outdoor season.

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Bowls: Pairs final brings down curtain on the winter season

This Sunday hails the end of the winter outdoor season for many as the Potternewton Winter Pairs draws to a close. At the same time, the BCGBA World Club Championship gets under way – hailing the start of another summer campaign.

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Neil Wood and Neil Wood Jnr, who were among the latest winners of the Potternewton Winter Pairs.

Bowls: Featherstone reign supreme as county indoor champions

Featherstone took the Yorkshire County Indoor League Division One title.

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The Wakefield BC Mixed Pairs finalists, from left:  Ernie Waring, Annie Hamilton, Janet Phillips and Paul Bradley.

Bowls: Paul and Janet out on top in Wakefield Mixed Pairs

As the winter events draw to a conclusion, thoughts of the new outdoor season are very much in the minds of bowlers in our region.

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Christine Glynn and Doris Ruddock, who were among the Potternewton Park Winter Pairs winners at the weekend.

Bowls: Meagre returns an unfair reflection of Leeds’s season

It is starting to look like this might be the season of missed opportunities for the Leeds & District Indoor Bowls Club.

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WINTER WARMER: Craig Addy, pictured left with Les Addy, was one of the latest group winners in the Potternewton Park Winter Pairs.

Bowls: Crunch time’s looming for Featherstone’s dual title bid

The penultimate games of the Yorkshire County Indoor Bowls League take place this week, with Featherstone vying for the title in both Division One and the Hebden Trophy; whilst Leeds’ bowlers will be looking for slim pickings in their own encounters.

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FINAL DATE: The finalists at last year's Potternewton Park Winter Pairs. Winners Neil Porter, second from right, and Ian Howard, far right, with Brenda Chaffer and Brian Dowling.

Bowls: Two more losses leave Leeds facing barren indoor season

Two more defeats at the start of the month – the Division Two side losing 12-6 to Doncaster and the Hebden side going down 12-6 to Selby, have now all but confirmed that Leeds will finish this indoor season with nothing to show for it.

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Neil Wood and Neil Wood Jnr.

Bowls: Leeds miss out in the battle for the big four competitions

The snow of January may have disrupted a great number of things across the country, even to some extent the return of this column.

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Pete Hepworth and Gordon Monk, group winners in the winter pairs.

Angling: Television deal boost to indoor exposure

For the final column of 2012, it seems appropriate to give over the page to the form of the game which will carry on, regardless, in this scribe’s absence – indoor bowls.

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Competition sponsor John Tempest presents Ira Jeffers with his award for winning the Leeds area Champion of Champions honour. It is a competition organised by the Crossgates & District Evening League.

Bowls: Champions all in a stellar year

As we draw this column towards the natural conclusion of bowls in 2012, we take one last look at the summer past; predominantly the winners of the leagues and cups of the associations touching the boundaries of our city’s game.

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TOP DUO: Steve Kane and Jim Bird, who were one of the winning pairs in the latest heat of the Potternewton Winter Pairs.

Bowls: Strong field welcomes back Farsley favourite

The final of the Farsley Winter Pairs takes place this Sunday from 11am, with 16 pairs all in with a strong chance of taking home their share of the £1,240 prize pot – with £400 going to the winner.

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ON TO A WINNER: Eric Earnshaw and Laurie Walsh, one of the five Potternewton Park Winter Pairs group winners at the weekend.

Angling: Tuesday nights still big league winners

With five divisional competitions, seven team knock-out events and 11 merit competitions, Leeds and District bowling may not exactly be in the rudest of health, but it is by no means hanging off the ropes.

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