Oh No It Isn’t, Oh Yes It Is!

Panto cast

Baron Hardup and Lady Ladybird

Cinders and her Ugly Sisters

Cinders and Buttons

Fairy Liquid and Fairy Snowdroop

Dandini and Prince Charming

Dick and Tom

Club Members and Guests were recently ‘treated’ to a spectacular version of Cinderella the Panto. Laughter, singing, booing (mostly in the right places) and much ‘It’s behind you’ ensured that everyone had a memorable evening (and the cast and crew quite enjoyed it too!)

Particular and special thanks go to Sue King for writing the Panto, for most of the scenery, Directing the show and for taking on the role of wicked stepmother Lady Ladybird.

The Critics commend:

Mary Buck for her wonderful performance as Cinderella (how did you manage to learn all those words and have 2 costume changes?!)

Terry Buck and Ken Morgan for clearly fulfilling their fantasies with very funny and entertaining renditions  of the Ugly Sisters

Gill Bryceson for not only narrating, but for late stand-in performances as Dick and Fanny

Graham Smooker for his inimitable sighing and fantastic Buttons costume

Peter Davies for his sneezing and jigging as Baron Hardup

Judy Smooker and Val Northam as Fairies Snowdroop and Liquid for their Fiddle Faddling

Nadine Evans as a Bellydancing Dandini

Heather Tainsh for being the Panto Prince hero

Tony Finch as Tom ( ‘He’s behind you’ )

Hilary Davies for stunning costumes and rehearsal support and to Marita Morgan for music and sometime stand in.

Oh, and the fish n chips weren’t bad either!

 

Just a January Giggle

Dave Thomas wanted to share some Bowls Cartoons with us. He’s not saying who they remind him of, but the Website team have a few ideas we will share when the Bowlers Arms is next open for business!

Thank you Dave. We have kept the other cartoons for another time!

Annual Lunch and AGM

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.

 

Exciting dates for your Diary

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.

2018

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.

 

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

 

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.