First competition of the season, the weather was kind to us and and an excellent afternoon of bowling was had by all who took part. A very closely fought contest with two teams drawing on equal points, congratulations to Laurence Scott, Tom Reeves, John Corden, Mike Bell who claimed the Ron Fawcett Trophy on shot difference.
There was an error in the last news post, our social bowling is 1.30pm for 2.00pm not 2.00pm for 2.30pm. Apologies to all.
Summer is nearly here. The green opens on Saturday the 6th April, the club will be open from 12.00 when burgers and bangers in a roll will be available (all procedes to the Development Fund) to be washed down with your free glass of wine. As usual we welcome all our existing members but especially any new members wether experienced, fun bowlers or complete novices. All are catered for, with an extensive league programme Monday through to Saturday, social bowling every Tuesday and Thursday 2.00pm for 2.30pm start and coaching for begiinners on Wednesday mornings 10.30 to 12.00, as well as an extensive club programme of club friendlies and club competitions. We also run three teams of ladies entered in local ladies only leagues. So, if you want serious bowling or just fun bowling you are welcome, come and join us. On a non bowling subject we also run Quiz evenings and Bingo sessions throughout the summer.
We have had our AGM, Presentation Dinner is at the Ffolks Arms on Sunday the 28th October that’s the end of the season, see all members and any new members (you very welcome) April 2019.
First weekend in September was the club finals weekend the weather over the two days was brilliant, the succesful bowlers were.
Ladies 4 wood singles Linda Oakey
Ladies 2 wood singles Audrey Porter
Mens 4 wood singes Geoff Bonnick
Mens 2 wood singles John Abbott
Open 2 wod sngles David Mitchell
Ladies pairs Anne Rogers, Sue Olsen
Mens pairs Laurence Scott, Richard Bunton
Mixed Pairs Helen Young, William Taylor-Bennett
Ladies triples Lena Skiller, Maralyn South, Helen Young
Mens triles Chris Moore, David Mitchell, Geoff Upton
Fixed jack Geoff Bonnick
Well done to all bowlers who took part over the weekend.
It was King’s Lynn turn to host the annual friendly with our friends from Bedford. Unfortunately the weather was not brilliant, but we did not let that dampen our spirits. As usual we had a competitative/friendly, I think we all had a great afternoon of socialising and bowling. The result? King’s Lynn 3 rinks Bedford 3 rinks, thanks for your company Bedford we look forward to next year when we will meet you on your green.
Another days bowling held in blistering heat. The “Ron Pond Trophy” is a mixed triples competition and a keenly but friendly battle resulted in Jane Hately, Lena Skiller and Pat South being the winning block and now the proud holders of the Ron Pond Trophy 2018. Well done to everyone who competed in the extreme heat ( where is that rain).
Norfolk County Bowls Association will be holding their semi finals and finals on our bowling green. Semi’s will be held on Sunday the 15th July and the finals on Sunday the 22nd July. Bowling starts at 9.30 am on both days, why not come along have a beer or cup of tea and enjoy watching a quality two days of bowling.
Return match of the one played earlier in the season, so the ladies were looking for revenge. The match was played in blistering heat but still fiercely contested. Unfortunately the ladies lost a closely fought contest with the men winning 3 rinks to 1. Like Arnie ladies, “You Shall Return”
Little late in reporting. Both Holt and Hockwold the weather was fantastic, hospitality was second to none bowling was brilliant, results do not matter we just two wonderful games of bowls. Thank you Holt and thank you Hockwold.