Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, 3 June 2022
The day's events started with the National Anthem being played as the Union Jack was raised up our new flagpole. This was followed by the Right Royal Roll Up for Triples and Pairs. With everyone in good spirits, and some in fancy dress, the games began. After some close matches the winners were declared and Nuala presented them with their prizes:

Triples: Gaynor, Keith and Mike (R)
Pairs: Marilyn & Peter (M)
Fancy Dress Competition: Caroline & Ivor

Following on from the Roll Up were the games for the younger members of the Club which were fun and a great success. It was then the turn of the ‘grown ups’ to play the Spider and a series of other exacting challenges, many of which left us wondering if we’d every bowled a bowl before!!

By now the afternoon was well advanced and our thoughts turned to the BBQ which was being prepared and cooked by Peter (L) and Mike (T), ably supported by Frances and Barbara. The hot dogs and burgers were cooked to perfection and accompanied by plenty of fried onions and salad. What more could we need? After a short break to let the hot dogs and burgers settle a selection of delicious desserts were unveiled. The star attraction was the Jubilee Cake made by Barbara which, once David had made the ‘first cut’, was a great hit with us all.

During all the above the bar was open so, as the evening progressed, we all became more and more relaxed before wending our way home for a well-deserved rest.

Some photos can be found HERE and HERE.


Clanfield Challenge, 15 May 2022
We gave our newly acquired gazebo its first outing at the Clanfield Challenge, We were there to promote the Club and make more people in the village aware of what we have to offer. We started off well and soon had some younger members wanting to try out the target bowls Nuala was running and we had interest from their parents who signed up for a taster session. Sadly, after a promising start the weather changed to continuous heavy rain! Undeterred, we stayed until nearly all the races were over and the spectators had run for cover. 


Knockout Competition, Friday, 29 April 2022
Caroline Cahill organised a very successful Knockout Competition on Friday, 29 April 2022. As the 32 members who were taking part arrived and learnt who they were playing with and against the tension began to build. Some had their eyes on the winning plaques and medals from the start so the feeling of fierce (but friendly!!) competition began to build.

Several supporters came along as well to encourage the teams and cheer the bowlers as the day progressed. Everyone there was able to enjoy a selection of delicious refreshments to keep them going throughout the day.

After some very close matches the overall winners were Mike Eaton & Mike Richardson and Tony Glover & Neil Lane were the runners up.

The Plate competition for those who didn't win their first game was won by Alan Dickinson & Steve Irons and the runners up were Tom Costello & Dick Parsons.

David Charleton, who flew in from Florida, presented the plaques and medals to the winners. 

More photos that capture many of the memorable moments can be viewed HERE and HERE.

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