We are delighted to be able to welcome Tilikum Wealth Management Ltd as new sponsors for our Club. The Company has donated new and much needed scoreboards and can offer financial advice to all Club members.
Brian Beeston, Club President presents the Wareham and Purbeck Multiple Sclerosis Society with a donation of £1437.73, raised throughout the year through raffles, social events and fines for “mishaps” on the green!
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.
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.
Our Captains, Linda Wallis and Barrie Tatman were delighted to present the Swanage Area Dementia Friendly Community with a cheque for £660 at our recent 90th Anniversary celebrations. This money was raised at our Captains’ 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.
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.
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.
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
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