The Gala Day
Despite the considerable effort put in by Trevor the response to the proposed event has been so poor that it has been decided not to go ahead with next year's Gala Day.
A wonderful turnout for the first of the indoor coaching sessions. Thanks to all our coaches who turned out to make all the beginners feel so welcome. I hope we get the same level of response on Thursday for our Winter Indoor Competition.
Tuesday Social is on Tonight
Please come along and enjoy a relaxing evening among friends.
I'm sad to report the death of Past President Mike Henshaw. I will let you know when the funeral will take place.
The work will commence on the extension to the Pavilion on 18th November. Will you all ensure that your lockers are emptied before the start date.
I will attempt to find venues for the Christmas Social, Bridge, Tuesday Socials, U3A, Linda's Ladies Group and Short mat bowling in the next few days.
Junior Vice President
It was with great sadness that the Board, at its last meeting held on 7th October, accepted the resignation of Christine Smith as Junior Vice President. The Board felt that she had carried out her duties as Almoner and Bar Manager in a very conscientious manner. Hazel Southerington, being a member of the Board, has kindly offered to step in and take on the duties of the Vice President.
The draw was made at Monday's Board meeting, there being no Tuesday evening draw possible due to the ongoing road works.
Ist £25.00 Ron Hill
2nd £10.00 Margaret Wright
3rd £5.00 Pat Gunter
Preparing the Green
Thanks to Mick and all the team who, supported by the probation service, carried out the winter work on the green. They were well fed by Jenny,Dawn and Avril who provided the bacon baguettes.
Closing of the Green
A wonderful level of the support from the members for the closing of the green supper. Thanks to Linda for arranging the "Fish and Chips" which were excellent again this year. Hazel' and Ron raised £104 from the raffle while Trevor and Dave's "Lucky 13" raised £40. Mary and Linda's table were the winners of Don's quiz. Thanks to Cheryl who picked Len up to ensure that he could take part in the evening.
Sammi and Margi donated the proceeds from their sponsored hair grow to a delighted President's Charity. The £188. pounds to 'Bloodwise ' was a great boost to the Peters's charity.
The end of a wonderful season which has seen an amazing level of support for Roll Ups, President v Vice Presidents and Bowls Drives.
Thank you all.
We look forward to an active well support winter season.
Congratulations to the MBC 4x2 Thursday league team who were promoted to the top division. A great achievement in our first season. The 19 years of coaching has paid great dividends with many of our members bowling to a super standard.
LADIES 3 x 3 Competition
The ladies have just completed a 3 x 3 competition which was run over the last three Saturdays. The event was enjoyed by everyone and the winning team was Hazel, Eleanor and Margaret Tye who won all their matches.
(We still need to sell at least another 40 numbers to cover the prize money for the year and leave us with the £1000.00 we need.)
President v Vice President
Having started the final match of the season ahead of Vice President David, the Gods conspired to produce some very one sided results which enabled Junior Vice President Christine to accept the Trophy on David's behalf.The turnout was again superb with six full rinks. Eleanor and Hazel again produced a superb hot two course meal, for nearly 50 members.Christine's bar was again well patronized.
The Final of the Redfern 4 woodsBeat Retford Ladies
A great game away at Retford saw our ladies coming out on top by 64 shots to 47. Our overall winning margin was 104-91. Pat, Sammi and Eleanor were the winning rink.
Another fantastic turnout of members eager to support our club competitions. 46 members competing for the Pogmore pairs. Neil again managed a competition with so many pairs wanting to play in a very thorough effective manner. Looking at the picture I feel proud to be a member of such an inclusive club in which national standard competitors are happy to play with the newer members and who smile in appreciation when they get beaten. ( I smiled a lot this year and felt that our coaching scheme is working very effectively!)
Congratulations to Liam who went through the Round Robin undefeated to win the Terry Savidge Trophy. Our newest member, Jack, took everyone by surprise coming runner up on count back from Bella. A lovely morning with a great bunch of juniors that I am really proud of.
Thanks to Linda, Christine and woody for their support and Hazel who kept the scores.
Presentation Dinner tickets
Are now available from any member of the Board.
Tickets from Mike , Eleanor or David
Christmas Social and Carols
60 Tickets available from Eleanor or David
A great 86-36 win at home against Brewery, in normal circumstances, would have been enough to take the Trophy but the beating we endured away earlier this season was a hurdle too far. We lost 125-128.
Our two juniors, Sammi and Liam played well and managed an excellent draw. Mike , Pat and Dave Gunter and Margaret Ellward took the sweep thanks to a 25-3 win. Eleanor, Mary, Hazel and Jenny produced another superb MBC buffet. Christine and Jenny ran a busy bar.
President Peter was overwhelmed by the support for the Charity.
For the first time since 2005 we won the trophy back from a strong District Team. The lead from the first leg was enough to carry us through to an overall victory despite going down 56-79.
Congratulations to Pat who in the extra end playoff beat Trevor and Don. All three won their groups and played a mini round robin decider. However they all ended up with one win each and had to play an extra deciding end with two woods each. Pat won and beat Don into second place. It was an excellent competition decided in the fairest way. A great entry which saw a huge number of players competing in temperatures in the upper 20s.
HVPs well beaten
A great 113-90 win at home v HVPs .
A rare winning of the Roy Saxton trophy brought a smile to President Peters face. Bernard, Harvey and Mike won the sweep.
Eleanor and Hazel supported by Linda and Mary produced a superb sit down meal. Hazel ran her usual efficient raffle while Christine's bar was busy.
County Ladies runner up
Congratulations to Sammi who was runner up in the County Under 25 Trophy losing by just six points after over 60 ends. The Club are really proud of your achievements
The Opening of the green 2019
I have set up a "closed" web page 'mansfieldbowlingclub' on which members can post information and photographs. Mansfield bowling club will get you in if you request admission. I hope that it proves useful for the members. If you are not registered please let me have your email address.