SBC Finals Week

It’s our finals week with most of the finals this Saturday & Sunday.

The Levi Cup (men who haven’t won a competition before) between Peter & Tony B  happens Tuesday at 10am.

Here is the weekend schedule.

Come down to Beach Gardens and support our finalists.

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.

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.

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

Mens Captain’s Report


B & D Premier League Section 3.

The Great Escape Mk.2

As last year, we had a great escape from relegation, it went down to the wire and the last game of the season.

It was a fight between Branksome Park ‘A’ and ourselves over the second half of the season.

In the last 4 games we beat Branksome Park, lost to Poole Park ‘B’, beat Milford on Sea, and lost to Kings Park. During this run we accrued 26 points, finally beating Branksome in the league by 6 points PHEW! So we stay in Section 3.

Percy Baker Trophy League.

A Good Season.

We won 8 and lost 2 games this season, taking 47 points from a possible 60, winning East 2 division. Thus qualifying for the area finals.

We beat Broadstone in the semis but lost to Poole Park in the area final.

So well done the Swans on all accounts and thanks to all the members that took part.

Barrie Tatman Men’s Club Captain

 

 

 

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

Bowls Dorset Season Report

It was a tough season for the men of Swanage Bowls Club in Bowls Dorset Division 1 East.

 

We lost our first ten games but in all those games managed to pick up at least one point from rink wins and draws and ultimately these points kept us safe from relegation.

Our 1st win didn’t arrive until mid July when we took on fellow strugglers Wimborne A at home. We won that one 8-2 and followed up with our best result of the season at Gillingham (won 8-2). It did not bode well when two of our cars decided to try and avoid the Camp Bestival traffic around Wareham by going via the ferry only to hit long delays there! They eventually arrived slightly late but went on the green and nearly secured a 10-0 win only losing one rink in the last throws.

We finished 2nd from bottom to avoid relegation but we managed to score at least one point in all our games!

Next season we will still have games against Wimborne because their 1st team were relegated from the Premier Division. We will also have to travel to Ferndown who were promoted from division 2.

Here is a the final table.

EAST AREA TABLES

 

DIVISION 1

P

W

D

L

F

A

+/-

PTS

1

Branksome Park

14

13

0

1

937

624

313

114

2

Shaftesbury

14

11

0

3

825

716

109

95

3

Broadstone Wessex

14

9

1

4

888

689

199

93

4

West Moors

14

6

1

7

725

757

32

75

5

Poole Park ‘A’

14

7

1

6

773

765

8

74

6

Gillingham

14

3

1

10

710

861

151

43

7

Swanage

14

2

1

11

712

892

180

41

8

Wimborne ‘A’

14

2

1

11

626

892

266

25

 

 

 

Top Club Success

This year Swanage men entered a team in the Top Club National Knock Out Competition.

This competition consists of five disciplines, 2 wood singles, 4 wood singles, pairs, triples and rinks.

The first few rounds are against other Dorset sides and then becomes more regional with games in Wiltshire etc.

In the 1st Round Swanage were drawn at home against a very strong Blandford side.

All five disciplines were played at the same time with the two singles matches finishing first with Gordon securing a comfortable win in the 4 woods. Our 2 wood club champion, John, came up against a very strong player and unfortunately lost.

The next match to finish was the triples which was a very tight game from start to finish. In the end Brian’s consistent leading backed up by Barrie and myself got over the line to win by two shots and make it 2-1 to Swanage.

Meanwhile our rink of Ken, Paul, David F and skipper Graham failed to peg back a strong Blandford team so 2-2.

Our heroic pair of Mike K and Hoggy finished the job off with a nice win after a little scare when Blandford cut the lead to one shot.

So on to round two where we travel to Poole Park to play our old ‘friends’.

Lets hope this result will prove to be the turning point in our season.