Below are the results of the Club Finals. Congratulations to all the winners, commiserations to the runners up. At least one thing we can say is, that the weather played ball for the finals week-end painting a picture of the village green with bowlers in whites and multicoloured club shirts, many spectators and not a cloud in the sky. The scores were all very close and everyone appeared to enjoy the games. Sheila and Lynn wish to say thank you to all the bowlers for making it such an entertaining weekend and we should say thank you to Sheila and Lynn for a well organised competition under very unusual circumstances. Well done ladies, hopefully next year we will be able to run a full competition across the full season. We can but hope.
Men’s championship – Matt Thompson
Rose Bowl – Sheila Garlick
Mixed Pairs – Matt Thompson & Carole Butler
Ladies Two Wood – Sheila Turner
Men’s Two Wood – Matt Thompson
Mixed Two Wood – Matt Thompson
Mixed Singles – Kelvin Nash
CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF DAVID BRYANT
Bowlers across the world are being invited to raise a toast to celebrate the life of David J. Bryant CBE, widely regarded as the world’s greatest bowler, who recently passed away at the age of 88.
David’s funeral will be held in Clevedon on Friday 11th September at 2.30pm In order to celebrate David’s life, bowlers from all over the world who are unable to attend are asked to please raise a glass in a toast to David on Friday 11th September at 2.30pm local time – the time of David’s funeral. We hope that the toast will travel all around the world, and the life of David will be celebrated for 24 hours.”
Publications / Media Officer
OFFICIAL WORLD BOWLS MAGAZINE – INSIDE BOWLS (SEPTEMBER 2020)
Here is your link to the September 2020 edition of Inside Bowls, the official publication of World Bowls: https://www.insidebowlsmag.com/sept2020/
The latest edition includes a tribute to the late David Bryant from David Rhys Jones
BOWLS ENGLAND OFFICIAL PODCAST ‘THE EXTRA END’ | EPISODE 9 – ALLAN THORNHILL
International Technical Official Allan Thornhill has travelled all over the world, officiating at many World Championships and Commonwealth Games. Allan is the next guest on ‘The Extra End’ and discusses his experiences in the sport with Bowls International Editor Sian Honnor.
To listen to the podcast, visit: https://youtu.be/bwqDExU7fXQ
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Publications / Media Officer
We would like to say how much we enjoyed organising the Pairs League and know that you had fun and played some very competitive games.
We could not have a final afternoon of play because of the weather unfortunately but we feel that the outcome was sorted out amicably.
A big thank you to the members who stepped in to fill the gaps! It helped keep the games on schedule.
Hopefully next year you will be able to play in all or some of the Leagues, Friendly games , County and Club Competitions.
If there is limited play again next year we will work with you to organise some other games/leagues/formats.
Click below to see the final table.
Final Pairs League 02.09.20
Jenny and Ellen
On Saturday 29th August the Development League had their final game and we all celebrated with refreshments.
They have had a very good run of games full of fun and of course have been competitive. All games have been played at Weekends.
Only one session was halted because of rain but apart from that all has gone extremely well since we started on Sunday July 19th.
Further to the Bowls Committee meeting this week, we have agreed, following Bowls England guidance, to open all 6 rinks on the Top Green for singles and pairs only.
We are not permitted to play triples and rinks without spaced rinks which we will not be doing on the Top Green in order to accommodate the leagues and competitions as well as give all members a chance to roll-up.The Bottom Green, which is due to be closed next Monday morning will remain as 3 spaced rinks.
This leaves 6 rinks open from next week which should be sufficient – it is worth noting that never once since we first opened have all the available rinks been used in one day.
Rather than change the system which we are all now used to, the kit and sanitising arrangements will stay the same, using the bottom gate for entrance, the shed on the bottom green for storage and entrance to the top green via the stairs or ramp from the bottom green.
Please remember social distancing means staying 2 metres apart unless it is not possible and then it is 1 metre +
Please note that rink 2 on the Top Green will be closed from today until next Monday at the earliest due to damage to the edge.
The Bowls Committee
The season is drawing to a close and we will be starting the Autumn renovations on Monday 31st August. We are starting with the Bottom Green and then two weeks later work will start on the Top Green.
As you are aware, the work throughout the year is carried out by volunteers plus Glyn. This email is a request for help during the next few weeks, as this will be a very busy time for the team.
This year will be somewhat different as there will not be quite so much tidying up to do,.However, we will require help with specific jobs that are weather dependent. Please can you volunteer by telephone or text with your name and contact telephone number. This will enable me to contact you, with a few days notice, when your help will be needed. The best number to contact me on is my mobile number published in the recent email from Wendy.
As a starter, if you are available next Wednesday, 2nd September, there are some initial jobs which can be carried out.
Many thanks in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you.
A BBQ and FLOODLIT BOWLS GAME will take place on Wednesday 9th September with the BBQ starting at 6.30 pm and the game starting at 7.30 pm for approx one and a half hours. The cost for a burger/hotdog will be £2.50.
This event has been very popular in the past and even if you are not taking part in the bowling, please come along and enjoy a hotdog/burger then stay to support the players. The bar will be also be open for the evening serving cold drinks tea and coffee will be available for those who prefer a warm drink.
Just to give the committee some idea for catering numbers please email Ellen to put your name down and say weather it is bowling, BBQ or both by Sunday 6th September or just let one of the committee know when you come along to the walking treasure hunt.
Chair Social Committee
There is to be a walking treasure hunt on Sunday 6th September starting at 2.00 pm with tea/coffee to follow.
Please support your social sub-committee by entering this event then pray for a return of the summer weather.
JUST TURN UP ON ND REGISTER YOUR TEAM ON THE DAY.
Click the link below for full details
Social committee secretary.