Doug Scudamore Pairs

The first major tournament of the 2016 season took place on 5th June in pleasant sunny weather. It would be wrong to call Phil and Sam ‘rank outsiders’ but not a lot of money would have been riding on them on the day. Nevertheless they confounded the pundits and their opponents with a textbook display of Pairs bowling.

Phil Nute and Sam Marshall. 2016 Winners

Phil Nute and Sam Marshall. 2016 Winners

The day was very well attended and thanks to all for making this a very enjoyable day. We look forward to many more as the season unfolds.

 

 

New ‘Open’ Mixed Pairs Competition – 2016

Whitchurch Bowls is pleased to announce that it will run a Mixed Pairs Competition this summer, open to bowlers from all Clubs in Wales. This Competition has been hosted, successfully, for many years by the Rhiwbina Bowls Club and we are grateful for their assistance in the transfer of venue and to Sunrise Senior Living for their continued support.

The Competition will take place between the 24th – 31st July and entry forms will be available in March.

Finals Day 2015

Finals Day for the 2015 Club Competitions took place in excellent weather on Saturday 19th September. Presentation Evening was held on 14th November, a little later than normal, but was well-attended with over 70 members enjoying a buffet and a ‘jolly’ disco .

The worthy winners and their Silverware are shown below:

Handicap Winner (1

Huw Rees. Handicap Winner

Rob Parsons Men's Champion

Robert Parson’s Men’s Champion

Katie Lewis Ladies Handicap

Katie Lewis Ladies Handicap

Katie Lewis Ladies Champion

Katie Lewis Ladies Champion

Anne SmithDiamond Plate Winner resize

Anne Smith Diamond Plate

Derek Sadler & Katy Lewis - Mixed Pairs

Derek Sadler & Kate Lewis – Mixed Pairs

Alan Blackmore & Andy Lawrence - Men's Pairs

Allan Blackmore & Andy Lawrence – Men’s Pairs

Andrea Willoughby & Rose Mummery - Ladies Pairs

Andrea Willoughby & Rose Mummery – Ladies Pairs

Karen Lewis - Ladies Tyro

Karen Lewis – Ladies Tyro

Andy Lawrence - Men's Tyro

Andy Lawrence – Men’s Tyro

Geoff Lewis Mixed 7-up

Geoff Lewis – 7-up

 

Whitchurch Pairs Competition

Sunday 20th September was the re-scheduled date for this all-day competition, open to members of the Whitchurch and the Whitchurch Hospital clubs. Played in great spirit by the rival club members, the worthy winners were Huw Rees and Ray Price of Whitchurch BC.

 

Ray and Hew

Ray and Hew

Runners-up were Graham Codd and Les Haslett from Whitchurch Hospital BC.

Thanks to everyone who took part and for making it such a fun day.

The tournament also proved the ideal day for the Ladies section to preview their new red jackets that have been kindly sponsored by The Principality Building Society.

The Ladies in red

The Ladies in red

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alliance Captain’s Day

Lance Price, Alliance Captain, arranged a fun-filled afternoon on 1st September which included a tremendous meal kindly prepared by Mandy aka Mrs Price.  On a pleasant afternoon a very motley crew, some of whom had remembered to come in fancy dress also enjoyed some novelty bowling, a quiz and in some cases a wee too much whisky.

Alan Beech welcomes a distinguished visitor from the Middle East

Alan Beech welcomes a distinguished visitor from the Middle East

 

On the green Brian Brown won the ‘Spider’ and was also Skip of the winning team on the day thus being showered with even more prize money. John Cummings was fined and will be reported to the Committee for parking his camel on the green.

Brent, in Cardiff's new away strip is reluctant to take to the green

Brent Evans, in Cardiff’s new away strip , is reluctant to take to the green

 

Although the Alliance games are always played to win, it is essentially a relaxed afternoon with good camaraderie and a chance for either a reflective pint at the end of the game or a lemonade and a game of pool for the younger members.

 

The Alliance squad in all it's glory

The Alliance squad in all it’s glory

Lance gave a little speech and told his one joke that we all thought was highly amusing…once again.

Second helpings for all!

Second helpings for all!

 

 

 

2015 Ladies Charity Fours

On Sunday 9th August over £1300 was raised for the Lady Captain’s chosen charity, The Velindre Hospital.

More than 112 Ladies from Cardiff and beyond took part through the day. The Rosebowl Trophy, in memory of Mary and Brian Murphy two loyal members of the Club, was presented to the winning team from Cardiff BC who triumphed over Prince of Wales BC, Porthcawl in the final.

Cardiff Ladies - Worthy Winners

Cardiff Ladies – Worthy Winners

 

Runners-up. Prince of Wales, Porthcawl

Runners-up. Prince of Wales, Porthcawl

 

Many thanks to members from the Ladies Section who provided an excellent lunch and tea and to the many others who helped particularly the men who ‘volunteered’ to help serving meals, manning the bar, running the raffle and keeping score.

The Club is grateful to all the loyal supporters of this event which is in its 15th year.

Tridwr BC  took third place

Tridwr BC took third place

Ladies County President Slyvia Hills with Jean Rogers Barry) and May Savage Cardiff)

Ladies County President Sylvia Hills with Jean Rogers (Barry) and May Savage (Cardiff)

 

Penylan "Poppies" Team

Penylan “Poppies” Team  enjoying lunch

Kay Bassett, Gaynor Good, Mandy Price, Rosemarie Mummery

Whitchurch Team:  Kay Bassett, Gaynor Good, Mandy Price, Rosemarie Mummery

 

Lady Captain Katie Lewis with Club President Bob Smith

Lady Captain Katie Lewis with Club President Bob Smith

 

A few of the helpers

Thanks to the helpers;  amongst whom were Rhoda, Dave, Brent and Eric

Whitchurch Mixed Triples – 2015

Sunday 2nd August

On one of the finest of summer days the day-long Triples Competition was a keenly fought, yet friendly tournament which was won by the outstanding team of Bob Smith, Myrtle Beech and Sam Marshall.

Triples Winners 2015

Club President Bob Smith, Myrtle Beech and Sam Marshall with the Jubilee Trophy.

 

The gallant runners-up were only beaten on the final end but nevertheless managed to keep a brave face in the knowledge that the next stop was the bar.

Eric Shipperlee, Huw Rees and Karen Lewis

Eric Shipperlee, Huw Rees and Karen Lewis

 

A few more images of the day hopefully provide a flavour of the proceedings and some of the ‘usual suspects’.

Geoff Lewis saves the competitors by holding up the roof

Brian Brown Triples Comp 2015Club Flag triples 2015

 

"For those of you who don't know me my name is Bob Smith."

“For those of you who don’t know me my name is Bob Smith”

Keren's woods Triples 2015

Karen Lewis showing off again.