Our latest report in the Purbeck Gazette gives updates on some of our Club members taking part in indoor bowls. Click HERE and scroll to page 68. Don’t forget to read the rest of the Gazette though!
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!
Check out our Club report in the Purbeck Gazette by clicking on the link HERE. You can also pick up a copy in many local shops around Purbeck.
Dave Thomas wanted to share some Bowls Cartoons with us. He’s not saying who they remind him of, but the Website team have a few ideas we will share when the Bowlers Arms is next open for business!
Thank you Dave. We have kept the other cartoons for another time!
Swanage Bowling Club would like to wish all its members, friends, sponsors and future members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Club Members enjoyed this year’s Annual Lunch, with good food from Bliss, a local catering company, washed down with a few bevvies from the Bowlers Arms. Individual members were recognised for their successes and contributions to the running of the Club, although we did have to experience the ordeal of our new President’s jokes. Fingers crossed he’s already run out!
The Club’s AGM has also taken place, with reports from Officers and new Committee Members appointed. The Club also heard that the anticipated new surface will be delayed by a year. As a result, work will take place to improve the Green for 2018.
Find our more about the Club’s tour to Calpe in Spain on Page 75 of the December Edition of the Purbeck Gazette. Click here to read the Gazette on line, or pick up a copy in many local shops and establishments.
The Purbeck Gazette is always a good read, but make sure you take a look at David’s Club Report on page 73 for information on the last matches of the season and the Club Finals.
You can pick up a copy in many of our great shops in Purbeck, or click on the link here
Calpe in Spain beckoned Club members at the end of the season. You will be able to read more about it in the December Purbeck Gazette, but we thought we’d share a photo of them all in their whites and ready to take on the Greens of sunny Calpe. There are a few stories of capers and cavorting; Let’s just say Steve and Barrie learnt a whisky lesson and Julie and Pat know a bit more about Spanish cocktails!
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)