Author: Dawn Slaughter

Saturday 15th December – Mixed Friendly v NWSBA – Home at 2.00 pm

The last friendly match before Christmas – we are doing other friendly things though!

Teams:

Scott, Joan O’N, Ron B & skip Peter T

Bernard, Ann B, Terry & skip Gym,

Brian N, Alan B, George H & Skip Stormin’ Norman

Joan H, Jeanett, Reg & skip Jean

Captain:  Peter T

Whites with club/white shirts.  Match fee £9.50 inc Roast Beef dinner

Peter J is available if a sub is needed.

Potters Tour – 26th-30th November – The Tourists Return!

We’re back and had a great week overall!

Accommodation, food and entertainment were brilliant as last year.

A big thanks to Laurence who organised the extra curricular activities and without whose help with the spreadsheet, I would have been unable to work out all the discounts etc.  He also went to the bank to get enough small notes and change for us to give you your ‘pocket money’ on the Monday morning!

Well done to Andy K, George, Maureen K and Ray for reaching the last 16 of the competition; to Ann & Brian H, Budgie & Dave Pitt for reaching the Quarter-finals and for Laurence, Tina & Mike C with me on being runners up, although I barely contributed to our success all week.  (I think I left my bowling skills at Cambridge Park!)

We are sorry we didn’t perform better in the final but the Disability Bowls England team were absolutely fantastic.  It was a relief to find out they were all internationals and are coached regularly.  It shows us what we need to do to become a lot more consistent bowlers, especially under pressure!  They were such nice chaps too – very gracious and fun.

Well done to Dave P who defeated John D in the final of the CP Table Tennis Competition and to Terry M & Kevin K who defeated Stella & Ted M in the final of the CP Table Football Competition extremely well organised by Laurence.

Next year’s Mid-Week Festive Break is 25th-29th November so put it in your diary now.  There will be a sign up sheet after Christmas.  We have rooms booked and the Dolphin Autos coach also booked!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our gift.  It is very humbling to be shown such kindness.