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 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”.
Congratulations to our very own Howard Pryse for being awarded Bowls England Life Membership.
This prestigious award is in recognition of Howard’s outstanding services to the sport at Club, County and National level.
Full details of this award are on the Club noticeboard.
On the 10th of September 2016, Geoff Porte beat Tom Pittuck in the finals held at Devizes, to become Bowls Wiltshire Champion of Champions.
On 19th of November, Geoff was honoured at the County Dinner in Melksham, where he received his impressive trophy from Bowls Wiltshire County President Mr Peter Sanders, ably supported by members of Swindon Bowls Club.
Well done Geoff, we are all so proud of your achievement.
Entry sheets for the 2017 Bowls Wiltshire Competitions are now on display in the men’s changing room.
Closing dates for entry is as follows:
2 Wood Singles, 4 Wood Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours and Seniors Fours (over 55s) is 30th November 2016.
Unbadged Singles and Over 60s Triples is 31st December 2016.
All members are actively encouraged to represent our club and participate in these competitions.
A note for your diary.
Cards Evenings are now taking place on Thursday evenings and will run throughout the winter until the opening of the green in April 2020
Why not come along and enjoy a relaxed and pleasant evening of cards, join in the current games, or learn some new ones.
The evening runs from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm and all members are welcome.
For more information please contact Bill Pearce on 01793 870175
The Swindon Bowls Club Floodlit Gala 2016 took place between the 19th and 23rd September and what an incredible tournament it was.
Apart from the first day, the weather was perfect and all players enjoyed some very mild conditions under the floodlights.
The Finals day was a fantastic competition with two great semi-finals, followed by a really close final between a Swindon Bowls Club team and Rodbourne Cheney, with Swindon turning out the eventual winners. Congratulations go to Dean Draper, Mickey Pearce, Steve Barker and Carl Fernandes for some outstanding bowling.
A huge vote of thanks must also go to everyone who contributed in some way to the running of the event. In particular, Jim O’Leary for being the event organiser, Chris O’Leary for selling raffle tickets etc, the ladies in the kitchen for providing superb food at the end of every game and to all those members that helped lay out the rinks every day. Roll on 2017.
This event was kindly sponsored by
A.C.Watson Building Contractors.
Specialists in Conversions, Renovations and New Builds