Club News & Events

  Last updated :                  21 May 2018 17:41:00

Triples League Reminder

There will not be any Triples league matches on Wednesday due to the fact that there is a friendly versus Bridport in the afternoon.

For your information the remaining rounds for the league will be as follows;

RD 1 16/5
Rd 2. 30/5
RD 3  6/6
RD 4 20/6
RD 5 27/6
RD 6 04/7
RD 7 11/7
RD 8 18/7
RD 9 25/7
RD 10 1/8

If any rounds have to be cancelled due to weather then they will be added on after RD 10.

The chart below was found by Dave Brolly who felt that this would be of interest for members that are either new to the Club or members that are considering changing their woods.

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League match v South Petherton

Saturday,5th.May saw us gain our first league win of the season at home to South Petherton. The match was played in glorious sunshine and was a close contest right up to the final delivery. With three rinks finished and SJBC two up overall it was left to Ken Leamon's rink to secure the victory. On the 20th.end it looked as though we might concede the match as Ken's team were four down with just the two skips to bowl, however with his second wood Ken rolled in to win the end by one shot to level the scores going into the final end. Some great bowling by the team on the final end gave them a three shot win to secure the overall win by 82 to 77.

S.J.B.C. Open Day

Next Sunday, 13th.May is our designated Open Day. This will commence at 10.00 a.m. and finish around 4.00 p.m. Thanks to Geoff Kerr, the event has been well advertised so we are hoping to have a good response. Tea/Coffee & biscuits  will be available to anyone that turns up to have a go.

We would like to have as many members as possible come along at some point during the day to help, either with the refreshments, coaching or playing in a roll-up.

S.J.B.C. Pom Pom Display

 The "Crafty Girls" got the Pom Pom feeling recently and as you can see made a display featuring the Club logo now displayed on the end  wall of the changing rooms.







At last the new outdoor season is underway but so far the results haven't gone our way.

The opening of the green was washed out without a wood being bowled and the opening friendly match against Yeovil that traditionally has been played in warm sunny weather was abandoned, one end after the tea break due to the wind and rain.

The good weather we enjoyed on Thursday & Sunday did not inspire our bowling and resulted in two defeats against Wellington & Castle Cary.

At tea time on Sunday we had a narrow advantage of 7 shots but after tea three of our four rinks had a torrid time between ends 13 -19 conceding 31 shots without reply which condemned us to defeat at the end of the match by 25 shots.

Next up are two Friendly matches at home to Chard and Ilminster this coming weekend so let's hope that the weather is kind to us and that we can improve our results.



 Winter Umbrella

 The Wednesday evening umbrella has restarted at Donyatt from 5.p.m. to 7.p.m. and all members are welcome to come along. Cost per session is £3.00

 Crafty Ladies

 Weekly meetings  recommence on Thursday 11th.January and subsequently alternating with Tuesday. 9.30 am to 12.00 noon. All are welcome to try their hand at a variety of  arts & crafts.


Social Event - December

Just a reminder that the last social event of 2017 will take place in the Clubhouse this Sunday,10th. The theme is a Casino evening featuring Roulette, Blackjack & Play your cards right. A finger & thumbs buffet will be provided during the evening which starts at 7.00 p.m. A prize will be awarded to the most successful player at the end of the evening.

Presentation Lunch 2017

The photograph and caption below has appeared in the Western Gazette & the local freebie paper this week.


Severalls Jubilee BC recently held their end of season presentation lunch @ Hornsbury Mill.  The trophies were presented by
Ken Leamon, 2017 Somerset Bowls Association Men’s President. Trophies were very kindly sponsored by Ward & Sibley of Yeovil. Picture & text courtesy of Roy Hodder & Graham Callaway.


 Severalls Sharks - TORQUAY 2017

A group of 18 of us enjoyed 5 days bowling at Torquay recently.

We had 14 bowlers and 4 non bowlers and we were again joined by a team from Bromley. Over the week we had mixed results but ended up winning 2 matches and losing 2. The weather was very kind to us so we were able to get out and about around Torbay. The hotel looked after us very well and we will be booking again next year.Report & photo by curtesy of Tony Robins.




 Bowls stickers

We now have a new supply of SJBC bowls stickers. These will be kept in the bar area, so if any members wish to renew the stickers on their woods please contact Mike or Christine. The cost of a set of four will be 50 pence per set.


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Margaret Robins has a pair nearly new ladies grey trousers for sale. See Items for Sale page for details.




First Indoor match

As you are aware the first indoor match versus Donyatt was postponed from last Sunday and is noe due to be played on Sunday, 22nd.October starting at 2.00 p.m.

If you are interested in playing in this match please call, Roy Devney and let him know your availability.

SJBC Craft morning

The craft morning got off to a successful start last week.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, 19th.October from 9.30 until midday.

McMillan Coffee Morning

The coffee morning held last Friday raised approximately £150.00 so thank you to everyone who made cakes and attended on the Day.

Donyatt - Indoor Umbrella

Just a reminder that the indoor umbrella at Donyatt is set to start next Wednesday, 4th.October. We have a session booked from 5.00 pm to 7.00 p.m. every Wednesday through out the winter months. The cost per session is £3.00. Currently we have 12 members who have said they wish to attend, if anyone else is interested could they please contact Mike or Christine so that we can arrange transportation.

There is nothing formal about these sessions, they are run for fun and practice for an indoor environment. Clothing required is a white top, grey trousers and flat soled bowls shoes.

First Winter Social event

This will take place in the Club house on Saturday, 8th.October (starting at 7.00 p.m.) and will consist of a variety of indoor Pub games, including Darts, Dominoes, Bagatelle, shove halfpenny, table skittles. There will be a pub grub supper consisting of pastie & either baked beans or salad. The cost of the event is £5.00 per person and of course relatives and friends are more than welcome to come along and join in the fun. If you would like to come along but have not yet advised Christine could you please let her know by Friday 29th.September in order that the catering requirements can be finalised.


SJBC Club Finals Day

For once the weather forecast for the weekend was accurate and it was a great call to bring finals day forward by 24 hours so that the day could be enjoyed in sunny and warm conditions. A  big well done and thanks to Roy & Sue for re-arranging at such short notice.

It was a long day for everyone concerned and additional thanks must go to Ann L & Sheila R for organising the catering, Bob for cooking the B.B.Q., Alec & Christine for bar duties and Sue A as official photographer. Also everyone that provided additional cakes, desserts and raffle prizes to make this a great day.

The matches were all played in a friendly spirit and it was good to see that a number of members succeeded in winning for the first time, last but not least thanks to club members who were not playing but came along to support the event including our two newest members Ann & Brian L.


Drawn Pairs Competition 2017 - Winners Ann Brolly & Alan McLaren , runners-up Dave Brolly & John Chance.(above)                                                     

                                                                                             Non-Winners Comp 2017- Winner Geoff Kerr -runner-up Sheila Cannon.Below)

Fixed Jack 2017 Competition. Winner Brian McCallum, runner-up Alec Larcombe








SJBC Invitation Triples, Wednesday 16th.August

The annual Invitation Triples competition was held last Wednesday with teams fro Crewkerne, South Petherton, Chard , Donyatt & Chardstock competing with five teams from Severalls Jubilee.

The weather was kind to us all afternoon and everyone enjoyed the event which was once again sponsored by A.J.Wakely & Sons with prizes for the winners & runners-up provided by Ward & Sibley of Yeovil.

Thanks go to all of our sponsors and our friends from the visiting clubs for making this an enjoyable afternoon.

A big thank you also goes out to all of our members that assisted in running the event in various capacities, without you we wouldn't be able to stage these events.





            It was a close finish between two of Severalls teams and was decided on shot difference with the smallest of margins - one shot!






Triples League

The triples league is rapidly becoming a two team race with teams A & E(The Lads) level on points with only a difference of plus nine shots separating the two teams. They play each other in the next round on the 23rd.August which could prove decisive as there will only be two matches after that to complete the league.

See the Triple league tab for league table and results

Australian Pairs Competition

Sixteen members participated in this competition yesterday afternoon. So eight teams played each other in a round robin format,the victors were Geoff Kerr & Graham Callaway who remained undefeated during the afternoon, having won six and drawing the other match.

Congratulations to Geoff & Graham who will be presented with their awards at the Annual Presentation lunch at the Hornsbury Mill on Sunday,19th.November.

Wessex Mixed Friendly League Cup Final

As most of you are aware, we managed to reach the Final after beating Westlands in the semi-final by 14 shots overall.

We now face Shepton Mallet for a third time this season and hopefully we can reverse the two previous league meeting results.

The match will be played at Shaftesbury on Sunday, 27th.August and there will be a meal after the game at a subsidised cost of £2.50 per head.Any additional guests will be charged £5.00 p.p.

Please add your names to the list in the Club house if you wish to be considered for playing in the match and also let Ann Larcombe know as soon as possible if you have any guests attending requiring the meal.


















 Wessex Mixed Friendly League

The league now has a new website so you should now be able to access this to view league tables etc. The new address is as follows

















































































































































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