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Men’s Presidents Tour Report

The Bowls Wiltshire Men’s President, John Crowder and thirty-five tourists visited Bournemouth for his 2021 tour. The accommodation was at the Mayfair Hotel, Bath Road Bournemouth. All tourist arrived at the hotel on Friday prior to travelling for the first match at Knyveton Gardens.

The Tour Results 

Friday 17th September Knyveton Gardens 115 Bowls Wiltshire Men 95

Saturday 18th September Southbourne 100 Bowls Wiltshire Men 145

Sunday 19th September Agyll 122 Bowls Wiltshire Men 105

Monday 20th September Wimbourne 94 Bowls Wiltshire 141

Overall Wins 2 Losses 2

After each match the Ducks were presented to the highest losing Rink.

They were received with great pride.

There were two other match awards, namely MOTM Duck (Man of the Match) Superman Duck, MBE (Marginally Below Excellent) Dick Duck. Also MOTT Duck (Man of the Tour), James Pond Duck. This year awarded to Terry Cook.

The Mayfair Hotel was excellent, clean rooms and an excellent choice of food from the dinner menus. We were also well looked after by the staff including Manager, Tracie, Receptionist Carole and the Restaurant Manager Nikky.

The main purpose of the Tour is to raise money for the President’s Charity which was FOREVER FRIENDS AT THE ROYAL UNITED BATH. The money was raised through a Grand Raffle which took place after dinner on Sunday, money was raised through I.V.C’s (Involuntary Contributions), when tourists used the “F” word or the “W” word, when an incorrect bias was bowled and also many (read any) other action by tourist, when spotted by other tourists, who raised an I.V.C against them.

The 2021 Bournemouth Tour raised a grand Total of £1.200 for the President’s Charity.

Pictured left is John Wilks presenting the cheque to Bowls Wiltshire Men’s President Jon Crowder.

Over the last 16 years the Tours have raised in excess of £10,000 for various Charities – a wonderful effort by all Tourists who have contributed.

 

 

 

Bowls Wiltshire Men Bournemouth Touist 2021
Avon B,C, Chippenham Pak B.C. Swindon B.C
John Crowder Stewart Allison Bob Hiles
Ken Bray Gary Hubbard Howad Pryse
Terry Cook Keith Hutchens Andy Watson
Andy Durrant Steve McPake Mike Tuohy
Colin Easton Gerry Tinson Ross Wheeler
Danny Holland Philip Wells Barry Wheeler
John Woodhouse Dave Williams
Rodboune Cheney B.C. Royal Wootton Bassett B.C. Winsley B.C.
Rod Giles John Wilks Cliff Gumm
Dan Havey Keith Joplin
Steve Rose Jim Carson Downton B.C.
Dave Royle Mike Hallam
Alderbury B.C Amesbury B.C. Westlecott B.C.
John Snell Peter Harding Frank Hinchliffe
Mere B.C. Spencer Moulton B.C.
Don Butchers Ian Francis
Alan Isgove Russel Francis

 

Frank Hinchcliffe

 

Andy Watson                                                        A meeting to sort things !!!!!!

 

 

 

 

Dave Williams (with the hair) & Bob Hiles

Mike Hallam

 

 

 

 

 

Bowls Wiltshire v Chippenham Park on 4-9-2021

BW last game of the season was held at Chippenham Park on a very nice dry and warm day.

A very enjoyable game with BW just coming out on top 128 to 110. An excellent meal was provided and grateful thanks to all those who worked so hard in the kitchen and to the bar staff  for keeping us supplied with liquid refreshment.

It had been difficult getting a team together with Leamington and other competitions going on but June thanked all those who answered the call enabling a full team to play.

Fines were imposed and with the addition of a separate donation a grand sum of £52.50 was raised for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Superb result , many thanks for this.

Thank you Chippenham Park for all your hospitality, a day enjoyed by all.

June Corbett

BW Chair

Chris through to the Ladies Singles Quarter Finals.

Chris Mitchell of Purton BC had a good first day in the Ladies National 4 Bowls singles at the BE National Finals progressing to tomorrow’s Quarter Finals where she will play Ellie Last of Felixstowe & Suffolk BC.

In her First Round match Chris beat Leah Bamford from Canterbury BC 21 – 9 before defeating Katherine Hawes of Oxford City & County BC 21 – 12 in the second round.

Sadly Bowls Wiltshire’s other entry in the Ladies Singles was Katy Smith who sadly couldn’t repeat yesterday’s epic bowling when she was beaten in this mornings Preliminary Round losing to England International Stef Branfield 21 – 12.

There was no Men’s involvement at the finals today.

Katy & Lucy win Ladies National Championship Pairs

Katy and Lucy Smith from Westlecot BC today won the Bowls England Ladies National Pairs at the finals being held at Royal Leamington Spa.

Following two days of highly competitive bowls it came down to the last end of the Final against Shamista Patel and Margaret Smith of Surrey for Katy and Lucy to take the title.

Going into the final end they were three shots down, Katy put her three bowls close to the jack but they were only holding one shot as their opposition held the second.

Both Lucy and her opposite skip had played their first bowl with no change to the head before Lucy change to the tricky back hand to play a magnificent shot to take the second shot out to hold four shots and potentially the match.

It was then hold your breath time as the Surrey skip played her last bowl which narrowly missed the head and the place erupted as the girls became National Champions. Joining them on the green for the presentation was BW Ladies President Babs Salter.

Katy and Lucy now hold both the Indoor and Outdoors National Pairs titles.

Bowls Wiltshire congratulate Katy and Lucy on their outstanding achievement.

Mixed fortunes in the Ladies Pairs for BW

In the Preliminary round of the Ladies Pairs Sue Cooke & Alex Jacob beat Ashleigh Minter & Mo Hayes from Ashford Rail, Kent 23 – 5. In the First Round they went onto beat Sharon Kenny & Gail Hawke from Ottery St Mary Devon 20 – 19. In the First Round they were joined by Lucy & Katy Smith from Westlecot who came up against Debbie Hawker & Kirsty Hembrow of Ilminster, Devon17 – 8. There was mixed fortunes in this afternoons Second Round with Sue & Alex losing 21 – 7 to Devon Cooper & Rachel Tremlett of Royston Hertfordshire but Lucy & Katy had a convincing 21 – 4 win against Sigrid Thomas & Maureen Edwards from Thornfield Warwickshire. They now go on to play Tonia GannJaneen Quentin from Brentham Middlesex [n the Quarter Finals at 9.30am in the morning.

BW Ladies release National Finals Schedule

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies Finals Day
Sunday 8th August
Wroughton Bowls club
Umpire – Ruth Gerrish
10.00am Pairs Katy Smith V Sue Cooke
Lucy Smith Alex Jacobs
Westlecot Box
Wiltshire B Wiltshire  A
10.30am Fours Chris Mitchell V Glenda Hibberd
Sue Crouch Cathy Burrows
Julie Jones Ann Hindley
Alison Fail Lesley Trattles
Purton Wilton
Wiltshire A Wiltshire B
1.30 / 2.00pm Four Wood Singles Katy Smith V Chris Mitchell
Marker – Westlecot Purton
Wiltshire  A Wiltshire B
3.00 / 3.30pm Triples Chris Mitchell V Jean Milner
Julie Jones Marilyn Kilburne
Alison Fail Pat Jones
Purton Supermarine
Wiltshire A Wiltshire B
3.00 / 3.30pm U25 Singles Ellise Ambridge V Katy Smith
Marker – Trowbridge westbourne Westlecot
Wiltshire A Wiltshire B
Two Wood Singles Julie Jones V Chris Mitchell
Date & time to be decided. Purton Purton
Wiltshire A Wiltshire B
Timing of games is approximate.
Spectators welcome.

BW Men’s team to play Somerset

BOWLS WILTSHIRE MEN
President:-   John Crowder (Avon B.C.)
Men’s Secretary: Philip Wells (Chippenham Park B.C.)
Tel. No. 01225 352 283 E-mail:  email hidden; JavaScript is required
SOMERSET v BOWLS WILTSHIRE
DATE:- Venue:-
Wednesday 08 September 2021 Purnell BC, Old Bristol Road,
Paulton, BS39 7NX
Commence :- 2.00pm Contact:-
Jan Dart 01761 471 019
Cost:- £8.00 Payable on the day (Cash Only Please)
WAYNE CLARKE HAYDON WICK L DENNIS MAY SWINDON NORTH END
KEITH WIFFEN WESTLECOT 2 DAVE RICHARDS TROW. WESTBOURNE
ROGER EASTON TROW. WESTBOURNE 3 DON BUTCHERS S/V PRESIDENT
JOHN CROWDER PRESIDENT S COLIN EASTON AVON
DAVE LONGHURST HAYDON WICK L ERIC CLIFFORD WINSLEY
JOHN WILKS R.W.B. 2 BOB FREDRICKS SALISBURY
NEIL GILLESPIE SALISBURY 3 ALAN ISGROVE MERE
DAVE WILLIAMS J/V PRESIDENT S STEWART ALLISON CHIPPENHAM PARK
BOB HOLDOM MERE L PETER SANDERS PEWSEY VALE
JACK PETERSON SUPERMARINE 2 HAROLD JONES R.W.B.
DON FRENCH TROW. WESTBOURNE 3 GRAHAM ANNETTS SALISBURY
BILL COLLIER AMESBURY S ALAN SMALL R.W.B.
Reserves (in Alphabetical Club Order) :-   Alan Roberts (Chippenham Park)