Bowls Wiltshire Men’s Tour 15th to 18th September 2023
The President Dave Williams and 36 tourist ventured to the Cotswolds for their 2023 tour.
The accommodation was at the Crown & Cushion Hotel, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
The tourist met at the Chipping Norton Bowls Club for their first match prior to check in
at the hotel.
Fri 15th Sept. Chipping Norton B.C. 94
Bowls Wiltshire Men 135
Sat 16th Sept. Morton in Marsh B.C. 74
Bowls Wiltshire Men 162
Sun 17th Sept. Woodstock B.C. 28 Game played over 10 ends
Bowls Wiltshire Men 75 due to Rain
Mon 18th Sept. Fairford B.C. 80
Bowls Wiltshire Men 95
As usual, after all games the DUCKS were presented to the highest losing rink and
Frances was also being presented to the Skip for safekeeping. The recipients wore their ducks with pride.
Our Tour Gala Dinner was held on Saturday evening together with guests
Paul Demczak, President Bowls Oxfordshire and his wife Penny. Everyone had a wonderful and enjoyable time, including speeches by Dave and Paul.
One of the main purposes of the Tour was to raise money for the Presidents Charity. This year it was JULIA’S HOUSE Devizes,and the money was raised by a Grand Raffle held after dinner on Sunday.
Additionally money was also raised throughout the Tour by the use of incorrect words,mainly the “f” and “w “word. The funds were boosted by any misdemeanour identified for flagrant breach of Tour Rules by any Tourist at any time,as these also attracted an IVC ( INVOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION)
The 2023 Chipping Norton Tour raised £1100 for the Presidents Charity.
Over the past 18 years tourists have raised in excess of £12000 for various charities.
Bowls Wiltshire Men Chipping Norton 2023 Tourist
Avon B.C. Chippenham B.C. Swindon B.C.
John Crowder Dave Williams Pres. Tudor Lloyd
Danny Holland JVP Stewart Allison Howard Pryse
John Bowlhouse Gary Hubbard Ross Wheeler
Terry Cook Keith Hutchens Barry Wheeler
Andy Durrant Steve McPake Steve Herridge
Derek Francis Jerry Tinson Bob Hiles
Royal Wootton Bassett B.C. Rodbourne Cheney B.C. Spencer Moulton B.C.
John Wilks Dan Harvey Russell Francis
Alan Small Steve Rose Ian Francis
Mike Osman Dave Royle
Haydon Wick B.C. Mere B.C. Winsley B.C. Westlecot B.C,
Dave Longhurst Don Butchers IPP Cliff Gumm Frank Hinchliffe
Phil Reddan Alan Isgrove
Amesbury B.C. Alderbury B.C. Malmesbury B.C. Wroughton B.C.
Peter Harding John Snell John Smith Andy Watson SVP