April 14th sees the President’s Coffee Morning. Mike Keats is looking forward to welcoming new and longer standing members to meet up between 10 and 12 to start his year of fundraising for Cancer Research.
The Club’s opening game of the season takes place on 19th April at 2pm, followed by fish and chips.
On 20th April and 21st April practice sessions begin for men and women, both starting at 2pm. Women’s practice sessions will then take place every Monday at 2pm.
My introduction to bowling was in 2010 when I accompanied my partner to an Open Day. It was going to be a retirement hobby for him but I was encouraged to ‘have a go’. The rest is history – I was hooked! Bowling is a great sport for everyone – singles, couples, any gender, young or old can all take part at any level – and its a good way of making new friends.
Hopefully covid is now going to allow us to get back to ‘normal’ and, as this year’s Ladies Captain, I look forward to building on last year’s success with existing ladies and to meeting new bowlers – there’s plenty of opportunity to take part in games and to progress.
My name is Tony Bell and I have been bowling at Swanage Bowling Club
for six years. I am very proud to be elected as men’s captain for 2022.
I look forward to the challenges ahead now we are hopefully back to a
normal bowling season and am also keen to welcome new bowlers.
Sid and Joy Steele have encouraged and developed youth bowls in Dorset for over 10 years. The Academy plays Swanage Bowls Club every year and regularly wins the trophy. They are an inspiring bunch led by an inspiring couple.
Vote for Sid and Joy Steele in the Bowls England unsung heroes award by clicking the link
Following the recent AGM confirmation of the Committee for 2022 can be found on the updated Contacts page.
Our team played brilliantly throughout the season, waiting with bated breath for the results on the final day of the season. In the end we finished second on the basis of rinks won, having achieved the same points as Ferndown A. Great achievement in the top Division and well done to everyone who played during the season.
Some of the players in the Mixed Triples team
Our ladies team continue to dominate Division 4 of the Bournemouth and District league. At just over half way through the season we are 10 points ahead of the second placed team. Keep going ladies, promotion awaits…!
Wednesday 7th July saw the ladies travelled to Branksome Park for the first round of the June Culpin tournament. The team of Sue King, Nadine Evans, Gill Bryceson and skip Judy Smooker maintained a good lead throughout the 21 ends, whilst the team of Jan Cherry, Julie Lomas-Smith, Linda Wallis and skip Uta Keats came back well from an early uncomfortable start, to win their rink too. Overall the team won 51-35 and progress to the next round to play either Poole Park or Greenhill. Congratulations to everyone and thanks to Branksome Park for a warm welcome, a good game and wonderful lunch!
Come along to our open morning, meet with some of our Club members and have a go at bowling. No need to book. We’d love to see you.