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
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.
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 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:
Huw Rees. Handicap Winner
Robert Parson’s Men’s Champion
Katie Lewis Ladies Handicap
Katie Lewis Ladies Champion
Anne Smith Diamond Plate
Derek Sadler & Kate Lewis – Mixed Pairs
Allan Blackmore & Andy Lawrence – Men’s Pairs
Andrea Willoughby & Rose Mummery – Ladies Pairs
Karen Lewis – Ladies Tyro
Andy Lawrence – Men’s Tyro
Geoff Lewis – 7-up
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
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
Congratulations To Norman and Stephen Eldridge on winning the 2015 Welsh Over 60’s Pairs Competition held at Llandrindod Wells.
Norman and Stephen Eldridge being presented with Winners Cup.
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
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 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
Lance gave a little speech and told his one joke that we all thought was highly amusing…once again.
Second helpings for all!
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
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
Ladies County President Sylvia Hills with Jean Rogers (Barry) and May Savage (Cardiff)
Penylan “Poppies” Team enjoying lunch
Whitchurch Team: Kay Bassett, Gaynor Good, Mandy Price, Rosemarie Mummery
Lady Captain Katie Lewis with Club President Bob Smith
Thanks to the helpers; amongst whom were Rhoda, Dave, Brent and Eric
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.
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
A few more images of the day hopefully provide a flavour of the proceedings and some of the ‘usual suspects’.
“For those of you who don’t know me my name is Bob Smith”
Karen Lewis showing off again.