Presidents Day - Cliff Geary
What a day. The weather was fine and 30 members took part in a Spoon Drive organised by Daphne Birch and John Jeacock.
Those taking part included many of the new members of the club so it was great that they all got the opportunity to meet the rest of the members.
We had a Spider to begin the afternoon with the proceeds going to the presidents chosen charity.
John Hancock and Jenny Peach were joint winners of the Spoon Drive.
After the afternoons bowling we all retired to the clubhouse where we were seved
a sumptuous four course meal (actually more like a banquet) prepared by Cliff's close family.
The President with his little helpers
Our finals events were held over the weekend of the 1st/2nd of September in glorious weather with some very close fought battles.
Here are some photos of the winners and runners up being presented by the Club's President Cliff Geary
For the 3rd year running the club's ladies singles champion was Rosie Griffiths and the Runner Up this year was Dorothy Parrott.
After a wait of 5 years the Mens Singles Chamiom was once again John Gilbey who narrowly beat the President himself after 29 ends.
For the second time in 3 years the winner of the Mixed Singles was Len Ward our Chairman with John Gomersall as Runner Up.
For his first singles win in the club Victor Griffiths came out top in the 2 woods competition with John Gomersall for the second time in the day as Runner Up.
The Novice Singles - Victor Griffiths has now got into the habit of winning and beat Richard Russell in another close fought contest going to 29 ends.
In the Mens Pairs Sid Peach and Len Ward saw off Randell Moll and Norman Line
In the Mixed pairs Dorothy Parrott and John Gilbey came out on top against Rosie Griffiths and Cliff Geary.
Our Open Day on Saturday 12th May was a huge success thanks to the sustained advertising of the event in Winslow and the surrounding villages and personal invitation cards.
We entertained 33 visitors many of whom expressed genuine interest in joining the club and we expect to see many of them coming to our roll up sessions either on Tuesday between 6pm and 8pm or on Thursday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.
This year delicious refreshments donated by members or friends of the club seemed to create a very welcoming atmosphere confirmed by more than one of our visitors.
Maybe the lessons learned will stand us in good stead for future years.
Our 2018 season started with the Green Opening on Saturday 28th April when we all sat around in the clubhouse drinking tea and eating cake and watching the rain pour down.
We had to cancel our first 2 matches due to the sodden state of the green but will now be starting our season with our home match against Bicester on 5th May on a lovely Saturday afternoon. The afternoon turned out beautiful and we had a good win to start the season by 63 to 51
Will those members who have not yet paid their annual subscription please send a cheque to the treasurer or pay direct into the club's bank account.
Our Open day is on the 12th May and we hope to attract a lot of potential new members and we have adverts in many local town/parish magzines and have invitation cards as shown below available for members to distribute to all possible interested parties.
Jim Lewis Trophy was contested over 2 legs on the 11th and 25th August. On the first leg at Bradwell Winslow came through
winning by 7 shots. In the return leg at Winslow at the halfway stage were leading by 5 shots but drew away in the second half to win 95-59! A magnificent effort by all involved and congratulations for running out overall winners by 43 shots.