Les Clifton

It is with deep regret that we advise of the passing of Les Clifton.

Les was an active and popular member of Swindon Bowls Club for many years and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

For anyone that wishes to attend, Les’s funeral will take place at the Kingsdown Crematorium on Friday 27th October at 10.30 am.

Donations to the British Heart Foundation, or Prospect Hospice.

Floodlit Tournament 2017

Friday 22nd September saw the culmination of another tremendously successful Swindon Bowls Club, Floodlit Tournament.

Fourteen teams played for places in the semi-finals and finals and at the end of the week the successful teams were “Westlecot”, “Penhill Boys”, “No More Novices” and “Ciderheads”.

The Eventual winner of this years competition was Westlecot with the Penhill Boys finishing second.

After every game, all players enjoyed a lovely meal cooked by the SBC Ladies and Thursday saw the drawing of the fantastic raffle organised by Chris O’Leary.

Our thanks to all the ladies for your hard work during the week and a special thank you to our sponsor A.C.Watson and Son Ltd.

Congratulations to Jim O’Leary for organising yet another great tournament and we all forward to next year’s Floodlit.

 

 

 

The Ron West Trophy: Update.

The winner of the Ron West Trophy competition was Mrs Jean McCaffery, in second place was Harry Langley and in third place was Carl Fernandes.

A total of £400 was raised through the raffles and match fees, and this included a cheque for £50 donated by the West family, for the winner to donate to their chosen charity.

The charities that Jean has chosen, each to receive an equal share, are the Prospect Hospice and MacMillan Nurses.

Our grateful thanks to all who took part in the competition and donated prizes for the raffle on the last evening, making the event a tremendous success

 

Derek Caddy and Bill Pearce.

Men’s Committee Nominations 2018

The Men’s Annual General Meeting is set for Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 10.00 am.
A nomination sheet for the 2018 Committee is now on display in the main clubroom and there are sixteen positions to be filled at the AGM.
Any member interested in joining the Committee should add their name to the sheet, along with the name of their seconder.
We are looking for new members to bring their enthusiasm and expertise to the Committee, in order to help maintain and uphold the traditions of our Club in the years to come.

 

Any questions or queries, please contact Bob Hiles.

 

 

Dennyside Bowling Association v John Austin’s Select Team. £2700 raised for Swindon Guide Dogs for the blind.

What a fantastic fund raising day today at Swindon Bowls club who hosted a bowls match between The Dennyside Bowls Association and the John Austin invitation team, in aid of Swindon guide dogs for the blind. From donations and raffles £2,700 was raised. Players travelled from far afield from 14 counties including Nottinghamshire, Suffolk, Cornwall plus of course members from Swindon BC and other local clubs.
A big thank you to Alison White, Sandra Porte, Susan Herridge, Jean McCaffrey and Julie Watson for the catering plus June Johns for running the bar and Pam Wheeler for the raffle.

Swindon Bowls Club hosts St Joseph’s School Students

Swindon Bowls Club have once again hosted an event with students from St Joseph’s School.

In the morning of Tuesday 18th July, we had 22 students and in the afternoon 28, plus 3 members of staff during each session.

Both the students and staff enjoyed themselves immensely.

Carl and I wish to thank Cathleen Goddard, Terry Baker and Den Blaxhall for their assistance, without which we would not have been able to manage.

Below, is an inclusion for the School’s Newsletter and some photos.

Thanks Derek

School’s Newsletter:

“Thanks to our friends at Swindon Bowls Club for hosting us during the Activities Week. Students received instruction on the fine art of lawn bowls. We all had a wonderful time learning a new sport and we look forward to working with them again in the future”.

Mrs Fraser.