Capers in Calpe

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!

 

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

 

Race Night – our first Winter Social Event

 

Message to Club members from our social whizz, Judy Smooker. You can also find the details on our Facebook page.

Greetings Fellow S.B.C. Bowlers,

Our first Winter Social is fast approaching please join us on 21st October for our `Race Night` with our resident bookie.. Crafty Terry. We will be having a Jacket Potato Supper with a pudding.

Advance Notice .The Social on November 11th will be our `Definitionist Game` …can you decide on the right definition of the word?

If you would like to attend either of the above please call or `EMail` me.

Kind Regards Judy

SUCCESS IN THE COBURN TROPHY

Well done to Judy Smooker for winning The Coburn Trophy.

The Coburn Trophy is run by Bowls Dorset and is open to any Lady who holds office in their Club. Judy is the Swanage Bowls Club Treasurer and when she’s not counting all the pennies (or organising our fantastic social events), she just happens to be an amazing bowler!

The Coburn Cup is a 4 woods singles knock out competition with the Final held on 10th September. Against tough opposition Judy won with her mantra of ‘Focus on the Green’, a tip for all aspiring bowlers!

Congratulation Judy and thank you for all your work for our Club.

 

Ladies Captain’s Report 2017

It has been a mixed season for the Swanage Ladies.

In the Edna Paisley League the ladies maintained a position in the upper part of the league throughout 2017 and finished in a commendable forth place.

Despite all our best efforts, in division 2 of the Dorset Women’s Bowling League we were less successful finishing third from bottom.

Whilst we did not achieve any major success, we all had a very enjoyable season and I wish to thank all the ladies that participated. I look forward to playing next year and wish Linda success as the 2018 Ladies Captain.

 

Madeline Love

SWANAGE SUCCESS IN THE B&D SATURDAY MIXED TRIPLE LEAGUE

The revised format Bournemouth & District Saturday Mixed Triples League introduced for the 2017 season has concluded with a significant success for the team entered by Swanage Bowling Club. At only three points behind the winners, Swanage were runners up and are promoted to Section 1 of the competition for next season. Congratulations to all Swanage players who contributed to this achievement.

The Saturday Triples League was played in a sporting but a relaxed atmosphere throughout the season. All involved at Swanage enjoyed playing in the competition and look forward to playing in Section 1 next season.

Norman Love – Saturday Mixed Triples Captain

Hoggy’s September Hotline News

September’s Purbeck Gazette is now out and as usual we have a Bowls Club update written by our own ‘unique’ David Hogsflesh. Have a read on line by clicking on Purbeck Gazette, (page 66, but read all of it, there’s loads of interesting articles), or make sure you find yourself a copy in many of our lovely local shops.