History

Dunheved Bowls Club held its inaugural game on 14th May 1914 with the Mayor of Launceston acting as President of the club and many prominent businessmen involved in it's formation. 

Following a turbulent few years during the completion of the A30, the club had major changes and redevelopment through the 80's and 90's.

Over 100 years after the initial game and the club is stronger than ever with multiple teams, many members and a great community spirit.

The name Dunheved was well and truly put on the map throughout Peters presidency, and the Cornwall team players had their best results at National level for a very long time.

In 2017-2018 the club had it’s first Lady President Judith Prynne. Her first official duty was to present Brian Keighley with his Honorary Life Membership.

After two very busy years for both Peter and Judith they thanked all the members for all their hard work which enabled everything to run smoothly.

In 2016 Honorary Life Member Peter Prynne became elected as Junior Vice President of Bowls Cornwall.

During 2016 Peter learnt the role of Junior Vice and in 2017 the role of Senior Vice. In 2018 he took on the Presidency of Bowls Cornwall, this is the highest position that can be held in Cornwall Bowls.

The Club was very busy during this year with many extra games and catering.

The highlight of the year was the first weekend in September when the County Finals were held at the club over two days. Two International bowlers were involved in these finals, Mark Read (Stenalees) and Michelle Moore (St Austell). The green played exceptionally well and was considered to be one of the best greens they had bowled on.

Peter had nominated a charity for his presidential year, this being M.E. During the season donations were received at County matches. A charity drive was held at the Club, where 60 plus bowlers took part, some suffering from M.E. and some just visited. Around 90 people were in attendance. Total raised on the day was about £700 and the overall total for the season came to £1200.

Bowls

Currently we hold multiple bowling events each week during our regular season.

These include league games for both our male and female members, inter-club tournaments, numerous home and away friendlies and member only county competitions.

Dunheved Bowls Club also holds a bi-weekly 'rollup' which allows anyone to come and play bowls in a fun and friendly environment. 

Functions

During the year we host many social gatherings including lunches, wine tasting, games nights and much more.

Annually we hold the Dunheved Bowls Club Christmas Draw Night. This is our yearly festive celebration where we eat, drink and be merry. Carols are sung, prizes are won and everyone has fun.

We also hold an annual prize giving presentation event where the years trophy winners get celebrated!

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