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Story of the Year

By Kim Buggins Biddenden Bowls Club

Saturday, 15 May 2021


Biddenden Bowls Club Contributor


Exciting News for our Club

Back in February, we entered Biddenden Bowls Club into the Bowls England "Story of the Year 2020 Awards". Entrants were asked to describe their 2020 experiences and specifically how they coped with the many COVID challenges. We are thrilled that Biddenden Bowls Club is one of the 5 finalists. The ultimate winner will now be chosen by a public vote. Whilst we are up against some really strong entrants from much larger "catchment" areas it would be great if we could get as many votes as we can.

Voting is easy - just go to All you need to do is read the Biddenden story (and of course the others!!) and then enter your choice, name and email address to register your vote. Voting is open to all and not just bowls club members so please encourage your friends and families to vote as well.

The following is an extract from the above link on the Bowls England website:


13th May, 2021 by Matt Wordingham

Our annual Story of the Year Award, generously supported by Drakes Pride, recognises the outstanding achievement of bowls clubs and members across the country and promotes the hard work and dedication that goes into running a successful club.

In 2020 we saw many clubs respond to the challenges of Covid-19 by continually adapting their guidance to ensure a safe environment that encouraged members to get back onto the green.

We received over 100 nominations for the 2020 Story of the Year, all highlighting the incredible efforts that individual members and clubs have gone ‘above and beyond’ during the challenging times.

It has been an extremely tough decision, but we have managed to shortlist the nominations to a ‘final five’ who will now be part of a public vote to decide.

The five finalists are as follows:

  • Biddenden BC, Kent
  • Clanfield Bowls & Sports Club, Hampshire
  • Chris Dennis (Branksome Park BC, Dorset)
  • Neil Hancock (Little Compton BC, Warwickshire)
  • Scott Morland (Darlington South Park BC, Durham)

Congratulations to all five finalists and thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination, it was an incredibly tough decision for our panel to create the final shortlist.

Voting is now open and closes at 9am on Monday 24th May, with a host of great prizes for the winners including sets of bowls from our generous supporter, Drakes Pride."

Contact Information

Kim Buggins

  • 07795802630

Find Biddenden Bowls Club

The Green, Gordon Jones Playing Fields, Tenterden Road, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8BB


Additional Information

Turn off the A262 (Tenterden Road) into Old Mill Court and then immediately bear left into first car park. Continue past playing field and to the right of the squash club. The bowls club is on the left at the far end of the car park.