BW Charity Galas – a good day out !

On Sunday August 17th the Annual BW Charity Galas took place at Swindon and Amesbury BCs.

The weather was a little changeable but did not interfere with the play.

At Swindon there were 7 teams which meant that the Competition had to be played in two sections – one of 3 and one of 4 teams. What a pity all our efforts could not persuade another team to enter! The section of 3 was won convincingly by the BW Nomads – a team made up of various random BW Officers and other willing participants!! The section of 4 was won by Chippenham Town so these two teams competed in the Final which turned out to be a very close affair which was only settled on the final end in favour of BW Nomads with the Rink losing 8-11, the Triple winning 14-9 and the Pair 15-13 to make a total of 37-33.

The Cup and cheque were presented to BW Chairperson, June Corbett and the team decided to return half of their winnings to the BW Benevolent Funds for whom these Galas are played.

We are very grateful to Swindon BC for hosting this Gala and to all the hard working members – led by Barry Wheeler – who made the day so enjoyable while raising money for the Benevolent Funds.

We must also thank PEARCE FUNERAL SERVICES for their sponsorship of the Gala.

Meanwhile at the Amesbury venue play was also underway and this report is from John Menzies – thank you to John for running the event.
After some chasing around we finally had a full compliment for the Gala, Thank you to the people who agreed to play at the last minute .
We played in 2 sections as in previous years.
Section “A” was a clear win for Wilton with 28 points, their nearest rivals were Mere and Trowbridge Town with 12 points each with Downton on 8 points to complete the section
Section “B” was a much closer battle with Wiltshire Youth coming out on top with 18 points, Amesbury a close second 17 points followed by Devizes A 13 points and Blue Circle on 12
The Final, played between Wilton and Wiltshire Youth was all level at the whistle, with Wiltshire Youth coming out the Victors of the extra end.
Thank you to Amesbury BC for hosting the day again and also to “THE EYEWEAR OUTLET” of Salisbury for sponsoring the event.