Joe Orr Competition

The Joe Orr is a very popular intra-club competition battled out by the Men’s Section on Thursday evenings throughout the summer months. It is supposed to be fun, a chance to relax among friends…but as ever the competitive spirit is never far away!

Winners this year were the ‘Hip.Who? Ray’ team led by Eric Shipperlee.

 

Eric Shipperlee, Iwan Rogers, Huw Rees, Ray Price

Eric Shipperlee, Iwan Rogers, Huw Rees, Ray Price.

 

Whitchurch Pairs Tournament

The annual fixture jointly held by the Whitchurch and Whitchurch Hospital Bowling Clubs took place on Sunday 14th August. The first games began at 9.00am and it was not until early evening that the final was played-out in warm sunshine.

It was an enthralling game to watch for the many who had stayed to support the finalists and enjoy a ‘sun-downer’ or two. Lorraine Rogers and her son Iwan of Whitchurch triumphed over Peter Stewart and Ethan Richards of Whitchurch Hospital in a very sporting match.

 

Lorraine and Iwan Rogers with the Trophy

Lorraine and Iwan Rogers with the Trophy

Peter Stewart and Ethan Richards - Runners up

Peter Stewart and Ethan Richards – Runners up

 

Open Mixed Pairs Final

This week-long tournament, sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living, attracted over 40  pairs teams from across the region. It culminated in an exciting day on Sunday 31st July when both the semi-finals and the final itself were closely fought games.

The winners in the end were Mike Prosser and Rhianne Taylor of Ely Valley BC who beat Bob Cummings and Pam Gough of Rhiwbina BC by a single shot.

Mark Prosser and Rhian Taylor

Mike Prosser and Rhianne Taylor

The new Cup, in memory of Jonathan Smith, was presented by his father Bob Smith, the Club President.

This was the inaugural year of the Competition to be held at Whitchurch and thanks go in particular to Paul Mitchell, Geoff Lewis and Mandy Price for their hard work in ensuring that all the necessary arrangements were in place and that the week proved to be such a success.

 

 

 

 

 

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!