Club Members enjoyed this year’s Annual Lunch, with good food from Bliss, a local catering company, washed down with a few bevvies from the Bowlers Arms. Individual members were recognised for their successes and contributions to the running of the Club, although we did have to experience the ordeal of our new President’s jokes. Fingers crossed he’s already run out!
The Club’s AGM has also taken place, with reports from Officers and new Committee Members appointed. The Club also heard that the anticipated new surface will be delayed by a year. As a result, work will take place to improve the Green for 2018.
Christmas Tree Festival
Greetings Bowlers of Swanage here are a few dates for your Diary:-
December 2/3/4/5th at St. Georges Church Langton Matravers come and see the Christmas Tree Festival. The club has sponsored a tree which will be lovingly decorated by Gill & Judy. The village lights will be turned on at 6pm on the 6th.
December 9th , Our December Social will be a `Magical Evening` with Supper and a Pudding.
January 20th, The Pavilion Players are back with `Cinderella` written by Sue King. Starting with a Fish and Chip supper ( `cos all the cooks are in the Panto.)` We will be saying all the right words but not necessarily in the right order.`
February 17th, `Abba Night,` sing along to `Mamma Mia`( come dressed in the style, if you like) with Supper and a pudding.
If you would like to come, book your place with Jean or Judy. Looking forward to seeing you.
Find our more about the Club’s tour to Calpe in Spain on Page 75 of the December Edition of the Purbeck Gazette. Click here to read the Gazette on line, or pick up a copy in many local shops and establishments.
The Purbeck Gazette is always a good read, but make sure you take a look at David’s Club Report on page 73 for information on the last matches of the season and the Club Finals.
You can pick up a copy in many of our great shops in Purbeck, or click on the link here
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!
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.
Uta Keats – Ladies Singles Champion
Gordon Wallis – Men’s Singles Champion
Margery Bailey – Ladies Handicap Champion
Gordon Wallis – Men’s Handicap Champion
Uta Keats – Ladies 2 Woods Champion
Mark Sheppard – Men’s 2 Woods Champion
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)
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.
Mike Barron & Terry Buck – Men’s Pairs Champions
Carole & Paul Knapman – Chosen Mixed Pairs Champions
Terry Buck & Gordon Wallis – Australian Pairs Champions
Club Triples Competition Champions
– Norman Love, Gordon Wallis, Tina Wright, Steve Newland & Derek Hudson.
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
Read David’s Club report on page 63 in this month’s Purbeck Gazette
You can click on the link, or get yourself a copy of the magazine from many of Purbeck’s brilliant shops.
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
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.