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.
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
Peter Stewart and Ethan Richards – Runners up
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.
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.
Details of the Draw for this Competition which starts on Sunday 24th July are shown below. Any queries please contact Paul Mitchell on 07905 397684.
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!