Colourful President’s Day

Our President, Brian Beeston decided this year’s President’s Day theme should be bright, colourful and gaudy. Well, Members didn’t let him down! Despite the rain we managed 10 ends of laughter and bowling before retiring to the Pavilion for silliness and a great ploughman’s. All proceeds go to the MS Society, Brian’s Charity for this season.

Regatta and Carnival Event

What a wonderful turnout for the Club’s Competition as part of Swanage Regatta and Carnival week. We had 4 rinks of Triples and were delighted that most players were visitors to the Club.

Congratulations to the winners:

Carol Basgallop +14 shots

Ian Carter +29 shots

Thank you to the Carnival Queen and Princesses for presenting the trophies. The event raised £118 for the Carnival’s charities.

 

Thank you to all our volunteers

This week is national volunteer week and our Club wouldn’t exist without them. Every time you play Bowls, enjoy tea and cake at the Club, go to a social, read our Gazette article, see a poster, walk through a clean Clubhouse, drink in the Bowlers Arms or anything else related to our Club, it’s because of our wonderful volunteers. Thank you everyone.

President’s Coffee Morning and Opening Day

 

 

Our President’s Coffee Morning on 5th April was a great success. Along with opportunities to rejoin, buy new uniform or even a plant or two, a raffle raised over £100 with the top prize of a wonderful cake made by Kath Senior. The event raised £290 for the President’s 2018 charity; the Wareham and Purbeck Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Our Opening Day took place on Saturday 7th April, with a game in the morning followed by fish and chips. After an initial rain shower, the sun came out and welcomed in the new season.

The 2 events raised over £400 for our Charity.

2018 Club Competitions

Are you feeling ready for competition and the winning of trophies? Please enter the club Competitions. You’ll have great fun!

If you haven’t received a club competition entry form, please contact Barrie Tatman.

At present there are sign-up sheets on the notice board for OPENING DAY & meal (if required), PELHAMS friendly (MEN) and our away trip to SIDMOUTH. If you signed up for the Sidmouth trip by email, please tick your names to confirm, if not add your name.

Good Luck

Barrie Tatman

Club’s Mixed Triples Competition

The 2018 Swanage Mixed Triples Competition will again be held at 14.00hrs. on Thursday afternoons through the summer.

This is a fun competition suitable for all playing members of the club and is played over 16 ends with a tea break after 8 ends.

Dress code this year will be casual with flat soled bowling shoes.

A sign up form will be available in the Club House from 17th. February 2018. If you are not able to visit the Club House please contact Norman Love [01929 550377 / email hidden; JavaScript is required] to enter your name.

Oh No It Isn’t, Oh Yes It Is!

Panto cast

Baron Hardup and Lady Ladybird

Cinders and her Ugly Sisters

Cinders and Buttons

Fairy Liquid and Fairy Snowdroop

Dandini and Prince Charming

Dick and Tom

Club Members and Guests were recently ‘treated’ to a spectacular version of Cinderella the Panto. Laughter, singing, booing (mostly in the right places) and much ‘It’s behind you’ ensured that everyone had a memorable evening (and the cast and crew quite enjoyed it too!)

Particular and special thanks go to Sue King for writing the Panto, for most of the scenery, Directing the show and for taking on the role of wicked stepmother Lady Ladybird.

The Critics commend:

Mary Buck for her wonderful performance as Cinderella (how did you manage to learn all those words and have 2 costume changes?!)

Terry Buck and Ken Morgan for clearly fulfilling their fantasies with very funny and entertaining renditions  of the Ugly Sisters

Gill Bryceson for not only narrating, but for late stand-in performances as Dick and Fanny

Graham Smooker for his inimitable sighing and fantastic Buttons costume

Peter Davies for his sneezing and jigging as Baron Hardup

Judy Smooker and Val Northam as Fairies Snowdroop and Liquid for their Fiddle Faddling

Nadine Evans as a Bellydancing Dandini

Heather Tainsh for being the Panto Prince hero

Tony Finch as Tom ( ‘He’s behind you’ )

Hilary Davies for stunning costumes and rehearsal support and to Marita Morgan for music and sometime stand in.

Oh, and the fish n chips weren’t bad either!

 

Club Singles Competitions

An amazing weekend of closely fought Club Competition matches brought the season to a wonderful climax.

Congratulations to all our winners and runners up, and thank you to everyone who took part in the competitions.

 

Men’s Singles Runner Up Brian Beeston

Ladies Singles Runner Up Linda Wallis

Men’s Handicap Runner Up Mark Sheppard

Ladies Handicap Runner Up Judy Smooker

Men’s 2 Woods Runner Up Ken Morgan

Ladies 2 Woods Runner Up Judy Smooker

First Time Champion – Ken Morgan (Runner Up Lillian Bell)

Veterans Champion – Barrie Tatman (Runner Up Brian Beeston)

 

 

 

Club Pairs and Triples Competitions

Our Pairs and Triples Competitions finals have now taken place and congratulations are due to everyone who took part, to the runners up and of course to the winners.

Men’s Pairs runners up: Graham Smooker & Gordon Wallis

Ladies Pairs not contested

Mixed Chosen Pairs runners up: Jenny Osborn & David Farley

Australian Pairs runners up: Linda Wallis & Mike Barron