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Chandos Park Bowls Club


REMINDER -   Its the Presentation Dinner on Saturday 27th October, 7pm at the clubhouse.  Looking forward to seeing you all. 

We had a great day on Sunday 23rd at our last game of the outdoor season.

It rained most of the morning so many of us wondered if we would be getting to play on the green!    How could we ever doubt it -  the sun shone all afternoon.    It was so funny to see the outfits some of the players turned up in.  Andy Hunt, our Chairman, worked out the order of play and after drawing out the position you were to play, and rink you were to play on, we set out to play five ends.  After five ends we drew our position/rink again, and another five ends were played.    In total we played 15 ends.   It was definitely not an afternoon to take seriously, and the scoring turned out to be a challenge.   We had a feast in the clubhouse after the game as each member had bought along a 'plate of food' and there was masses to eat.

Congratulations Ann Styles who was the deserving winner.   Nick Aldren also took a prize for winning by default (dodgy scorecards).   Mick Whyton won the Spider, someone jokingly said it was the closest he had got to the jack all season!  

We said a sad goodbye to Clive Graves who played his last game with the club, as he is planning to move South.  Neil Holman our fixtures secretary, and a mastermind at composing verse, had put together a brilliant poem to mark Clive's time with us and his bowling career.   Not a dry eye in the house...   good luck from us all Clive x

Below are some pictures of the day (click on images to enlarge)




Club Competitions - Day 1 Saturday 8th September 

Congratulations Sandra Aldren who was the first victor of the day, beating Alan Whyton in the Novices competition  

Les Lester & Andy Hunt beat Mick Whyton & Norman Jerrom in the Men’s Pairs, and the Mixed Trips winners were Ann Styles, Les Lester and Bob Reynolds 

Day 2 - Sunday 9th September  

A wet start, but it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day   The Ladies Pairs was the first competition of the day, and won by Sue Edwards and Jan Holman against Carolyn Hunt and Cyndy Lee.  Bob Reynolds beat Les Lester in The Presidents Cup.  This afternoon the Mixed Pairs was played and Bob Reynolds and Carolyn Hunt were the victors over Mike Edwards and Cyndy Lee.  Finally,the Men’s Championship was won by Les Lester against Norman Jerrom.  A good day, with great support from the club.  

FINALLY …   the last three competition winners:

  • Becky Gregory who beat Les Lester in the Handicap 
  • Sue Edwards beat Becky Gregory in the Ladies Championship
  • Mike Edwards beat Les Lester in the Over 60s Singles