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  • Only one more week to go before entries close on 24 June for this competition which is always fought keenly by our octogenarions. The present entries are shown on Bowlsnet and the prelims/first round

  • Report by David Armitage, the Huddersfield home team manager. A good win for the Huddersfield home side beating Halifax by 20 points to 8. 3 winners and 1 loser in each half. Good wins for Andy Carter

  • Our Huddersfield Inter-District team is currently lying third in the table on 96 points and breathing down the necks of leaders Bradford on 102 and second placed Halifax on 101 who we play this Friday

  • For the second year running we were facing a season without a Competition Secretary. In 2022 it was only possible to put on a full complement of competitions thanks to the generosity and hard work of

  • Reported by David Armitage, manager of the Huddersfield Home team. A much better result for Huddersfield in third round of Yorkshire County Vets League. Home side winning 26-2 and away side losing 12-

  •   Congratulations to Mick Cox of Lockwood Con. our winner of the 2024 Over 70s final today. Mick was presented with his trophy and winners cheque by hvba President Richard Armitage. You will noti

  • On Friday 31 May our opponents are Castleford, 1 pm start and the teams and venues are: Away at Allerton Bywater Green, Community Centre, Station Road, WF10 2BP. T Butterfield, A Cooper, M Gilbert (c)

  • Thursday 30 May is the final day of the Over 70’s Trophy at Lockwood Conservative Club, start time 1.30 pm. This will be our second final of the season after an excellent Pairs comp at Almondbur

  • Report from David Armitage, the home team manager. An improvement in Huddersfield home result with 5 winners and a score of 17 – 11 but we lost ground overall with the away side going down by 19

  • This coming Friday, 17 May, Huddersfield face their first stiff task of the 2024 campaign against Leeds who surprised everyone in 2023 coming from nowhere to win the title. The away team play at Hareh

  •     The Pairs finals was a closely fought event played out under beautiful skies. The quality and closeness of play provided a great afternoons entertainment for everyone who turned out at A

  • Congratulations to Ian Lunn and hvba Treasurer Alan Stephenson (above with President Richard Armitage) who found themselves in the money when they clinched the 2024 Pairs Shield at Almondbury Liberal

  • Match report from David Armitage, the home team manager. An under par performance from home team at start of the Yorkshire County Vets season.   Fortunate to scrape a 14 – 14 draw with Skipton.

  • The date is Friday 3 May, the venue Meltham S&SC and the time is 1 pm and Huddersfield line-up against Skipton. The home team squad is Alan Bamforth, John Bloomer, Andy Carter, Tony Cross, Ashley

  • HVBA OVER 70s SINGLES VENUES Rounds of 32 and 16 to be played on Thursday 25 April 2024 The event start time is 1.30pm prompt. Please arrive by 1.15pm as the ACTUAL draw will be at 1:30pm at the venue

  • The Pairs Knock-out first round takes place on Thursday 18th April and the draw to allocate players to our two host greens, Thongsbridge BC and Brockholes BC, has been completed. Details are below. Th

  • “Fight-back of the Year” is back, bigger and even better than before with some fantastic bowling luggage and accessories up for grabs.   Last year our “Fight-back of the Year” Competition celebra

  • THANKS to our friends at Denby Dale we now have an ‘early’ fixture on alternative weeks and a lunchtime fixture to boot! All home matches of the Denby Dale 6-man team will start at 10:30am so they kic

  • CLICK AND PAY ON THE DAY! Bowlers wishing to enter any of the individual or pairs competitions organised by the Huddersfield Veterans Bowling Association can now do so online and pay their entrance fe

  • With the new 2024 season fast approaching there are a few things for players to be aware of this year:   Prerequisite “three games” waived for selected competitions We have the larges

  • Greenhead Park BC have asked us to remind bowlers that the Greenhead Park green is closed until the start of the new season on April 1st. Unfortunately a number of bowlers from other clubs have been u

  • I have been asked by George’s friends to advise bowlers that the funeral is at Huddersfield Crematorium at 10.30 am on Thursday 11 April.   First published on 7 March GEORGE NASH PLAYS HIS

  • At our recent AGM David Sykes was elected as a Life Member of Huddersfield Veterans Bowling Association. At a hastily convened Management Committee meeting whilst David was otherwise occupied we agree

  • We are very pleased to announce that Paul English of Primrose Hill Liberal Club has stepped forward to offer his services as Competition Secretary. As well as an abundance of enthusiasm Paul brings wi

  • With all team entries now received the league structures for 2024 have been established. The total number of teams entered for the 10-man league is again 60. While Bradley & Colne have withdrawn t

  • Monday 8 January was the deadline for clubs to submit their teams for the 2024 season and it showed a healthy increase in the number of teams playing in our leagues. The 10-man league which plays on T

  • The 2024 fixtures for the Yorkshire Inter-District Veterans league have been published on Bowlsnet. There’s yet another addition to league structure with Aire and Wharfe joining the league from

  • The 2024 Yorkshire Veterans’ Crown Green Bowling Competition (Hickson Trophy) is due to be hosted by Bradford. The rota for hosting now runs to 2036 when it will return to Halifax after they hos

  • On Friday 24 November HVBA presented a wopping cheque to The Kirkwood for £550. This is the third year running and our donations are now over £1500 since running the inaugural John Hoyle Memorial Trop

  • On Tuesday 7 November our President Frank Greenwood was invited to the Junction Inn at Gledholt for the annual prize presentation for Greenhead Park Veterans Bowling Club. Unfortunately Frank couldn&#

  • Congratulations to John Topham of Greenhead Park who is our 2023 Fightback of the Year winner. John is seen above receiving his trophy this week from hvba Vice President Richard Armitage. John also re

  • The 2023 half-year General Meeting took place earlier this month. Below are some photos from the presentations made by President Frank Greenwood: Above President Frank Greenwood presents the Special A

  • Can you help run our Veterans Association? The Association currently has a vacancy for an individual, or alternatively two people in a ‘job share’, to act as Competition Secretary next year. We have t

  • On Friday 6 October the final rounds of the John Hoyle Cup, played at Brockholes produced a new name on the cup and a new bowler on the block destined to win more of our trophies. The new format for t

  • It’s the final final of the veterans bowling season, the finale in fact! Friday 6 October at Brockholes Bowling Club, 1.30 pm This season has brought some changes to this competition, the entry

  • On Monday 25 September President Frank Greenwood presented a congratulatory certificate to Arnold Roberts to commemorate him still bowling at 90 years-old. The event took place at Marsh Libs where Arn

  • The entry deadline for the John Hoyle Memorial Trophy has been extended to midnight Tuesday 26 September. Bowlsnet is currently showing 25 but several more have entered through this site and the figur

  • The 2023 Rosebowl champion is Graham Hirst from Lowerhouses CBC, but it was tightest final you could imagine beating Ray Whitwam 21-20. The last 8 played on Friday 22 September at a sunny Netherton Co

  • Another day and another final. This one is our most prestigious individual competition, a comp that’s been run every year except the Covid year since the creation of our association. The final,

  • But it was anything but a walk in the park and Brockholes pushed them all the way. Division1 vs Division 3 – everyone thought Longwood were odds on favourites but Brockholes showed exactly why t

  • The Bistro competition final is this coming Thursday 21 September, 1.30 pm at Almondbury Bowling Club. All 60 of the 10-man league teams started off on the road to Almondbury in May and the climax is

  • The association has reluctantly had to change both the venue and dates of the John Hoyle Memorial Trophy to allow remedial work on the green at Moldgreen Con/Huddersfield Recreation. This event has be

  • The Sub-Team Knockout final was played in glorious sunshine on an immaculate Broad Oak green today, Thursday 14 September. The competition is played in the same format as the 10-man league matches wit

  • On Friday 8 September the Over 80’s semi-finals and final saw Eddie Haigh of Lockwood Con fame lift the coveted trophy for the first time. The preliminary rounds of the competition had been blig

  • During the summer months Frank Greenwood has been visiting greens to present the associations 90 years achievement certificates to those bowlers who are still bowling at 90 years old. Last Friday the

  • The final of the Julie Fuller Trophy took place on Friday 8 September at a new venue for this particular competition. Netherton Con and Thongsbridge A competed in what turned out to be a tightly run a

  • We’re into September and it’s the business end of the season and we have another Final day on Thursday 14 September at Broad Oak, 1.30 pm. We have Outlane vs Huddersfield Recreation, both

  • An amber hot weather warning has been issued by the UK Health Security Agency for our region. As a consequence, and in accordance with our hot weather guidelines, Round 1 will be starting at the earli