VOLUNTEERS WEEK – THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who volunteers to ensure that our Club continues to thrive. Everyone who gives time; from running the Club as a Committee member, keeping the gardens beautiful, feeding and watering the hungry bowlers, setting up the rinks, driving to matches, captaining a team or behind the scenes.

THANK YOU ALL

SWANAGE BOWLS CLUB WOULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT YOU

THE SEASON BEGINS

The Club competition draws have been made, internal league competitions began last week as did the first weekend of mixed triples. We are underway!

To plagiarise one of our beloved Club members; “Enjoy, play to win, make people happy and no fisticuffs”

Have a great season everyone

MEN’S CAPTAIN 2024

 

 

 

TonyBell – Men’s Captain 2024

 

This is my second year as Captain,my first being 2022. I hope the knowledge I gained from the first year will enable further achievements. I still enjoy being part of a friendly club as Swanage Bowls’s Club certainly is. So come and join us.

THE SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

The greenkeeper and his team have been treating, mowing, rolling and gently encouraging the green back to its pristine condition in time for the new season. The gardeners and grounds folk have been digging, weeding, sowing, planting and tidying. A party of willing members will meet on the 30th to wash, scrub, wipe, and shine the Pavilion and anything else that stands in their way. The Committee has been planning and organising ahead of the President’s Coffee Morning on 12th April.

The season begins on Friday 13th April with the Opening Day Match followed by Fish and Chips.

From Monday 15th April practice sessions begin and the season proper gets underway in May.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE AND WILL WORK HARD TO ENSURE SWANAGE BOWLING CLUB IS READY FOR 2024.

MIXED TRIPLES TEAM WIN THE LEAGUE

The ‘Swans’ mixed triples team completely dominated this year’s top division, winning by an impressive 31 points. As well as the ‘Swans’ we were delighted to be able to enter 3 other teams for the first time. The ‘Seagulls’, ‘Dolphins’ and ‘Puffins’ all played well, with everyone enjoying a friendly Bournemouth & District league.

LADIES WIN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

The ladies of Swanage Bowls Club won Division 1 of the Bournemouth & District Triples league for 2023 by an impressive 8 points, amassing a shot difference of 132, 31 more than their nearest rivals. Congratulations go to Julie Lomas-Smith, Gill Bryceson, Lil Bell, Linda Wallis, Kath Senior, Sue King, Judy Smooker, Sue Bird and Uta Keats.

FINALS WEEKEND SCHEDULE

SWANAGE BOWLING CLUB

FINALS WEEKEND Sat. 9th & Sun. 10th September 2023

ORDER OF PLAY

 

Saturday 9th, 10-30am. start                                              

LADIES’ PAIRS: Julie Lomas-Smith/Sue Bird Vs. Kath Senior/Connie Palmer

                                                                      or Pam Roddick/Lil Bell

VETERAN’S SINGLES: Terry Buck Vs. Tony Bell

Saturday 9th, 2pm. start                                                             

CAREY TROPHY: Julie Lomas-Smith Vs. Lil Bell

                  

LEVI CUP: John French Vs. Vince Nunn or Neil Towlson

MEN’S 2 WOOD SINGLES: Clive Bryceson Vs. Jim Andrews

Sunday 10th, 10-30am. start                                                                                          

AUSTRALIAN PAIRS: Tony Perkins/Linda Wallis Vs. Lil Bell/Terry Buck

                                                                   

CHOSEN MIXED PAIRS: Julie Lomas-Smith/Brian Beeson Vs. Clive & Gill Bryceson

                                                                                  

Sunday 10th, 2pm. start

MEN’S SINGLES CHAMP: Clive Bryceson Vs. Terry Buck

LADIES’ SINGLES CHAMP: Julie Lomas-Smith Vs. Sheila Wickens

LADIES’ H’CAP: Lil Bell (1) Vs. Uta Keats (0)

MEN’S H’CAP: Tim Luscombe (1) Vs. Jim Andrews (2)

This game date to be arranged.

MEN’S PAIRS: Tim Luscombe/Roger Senior Vs. Clive Bryceson/Vince Nunn