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

 

 

 

Percy Baker news

On Tuesday our Over 60’s took on Poole Park in the area final of the Percy Baker competition.

Gordon, Dave F and Mike K traveled to Poole Park and lost to a strong Poole team 21-11.

Back in Swanage, Graham, Barrie and Brian beat a Poole threesome 19-14.

So only a 5 shot difference overall.

Well done all concerned on getting SBC this far.

Perhaps next year we can go all the way…

Percy Baker Progress

Congratulations to our Percy Baker squad of Mike Keats, John Brudenell, Gordon Wallis, Brian Beeston, Barrie Tatman, Graham Smooker and Dave Farley for winning East League 2.

They now progress to the knockout stages where they will play one of the four other East League winners.

If they are lucky they will avoid the preliminary round draw and go straight to the area semi finals.

In the knock out stages one triple will travel to our opponents whilst the other triple will play at home at the same time.

The dates for the knock out stages are:

Preliminary round Tuesday 8th August

Area Semi Finals Tuesday 15th August

Area Final Tuesday 22nd August

Dorset Final 9th/10th September at Bridport.

Good luck guys.

Stop Press

In the draw we have avoided the preliminary round and will now play either Broadstone or Shaftesbury in the area semi-final on Tuesday 15th August. Click here for final stage draw.

Defibrillator Training

Following the Club’s significant contribution towards the purchase and installation of the Defibrillator at Beach Gardens, the Swanage Defibrillator Partnership is to provide a short training session on Friday 7th July at 4pm, before the usual Club night. The defibrillator is easy to use, but the session will make sure you’re confident should you ever need to use it.