Author: Dawn Slaughter

Sunday 14th October – Preliminary Round Egham Mixed Trophy at 10.00 am

We take our first steps in the National Egham Trophy – 4 rinks, 2 Home and 2 Away are competing against Desborough on Sunday morning.  10.00 am start but arrive early if you’d like a bacon sandwich or the like as Kim will be cooking for you!

If you’re playing and not having breakfast, please arrive by 9.30 am.

Spectators and supporters also welcome at Desborough IBC, Maidenhead.

Friday 26th October – Quiz Night with Barry & Amanda 6.30 for 7.00 pm start

The first social night of the indoor season!

Come and pit your wits against fellow club members, friends, family, neighbours etc.

Teams of 6.  Tickets £8.00 per head available from Tuesday 9th October onwards from behind the bar.

Sign up along with your meal preference – Fish/Chicken/Veg Burger and chips .

Please sign up or let Dawn/Jane know by Friday 19th as we have to pay a deposit for the meals at the St Margaret’s Fish Bar.

Thanks

 

Well done to our Ladies!

On Saturday 6th Ocotber, we securd a 12 shot win v Hounslow in the Yetton Trophy.  This is the first time since I started playing that we have won our first round.

The home spectators bit their nails down to the quick after Jean’s rink made a massive comeback from 1-17 down to lose 20-24.  Dawn’s rink was nip and tuck the whole way and won 16-15.  We stood with bated breath on the green as Archie tapped in the away scores – tap, tap, …….. tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap …. tap, tap, tap, tap – what an amazing final 3 ends putting Sheila’s and Joan’s rinks into winning positions!  It was difficult to suppress the euphoria, but we are British!

 

Well done to:

Sarah, Anita, Ann D & Jean

Audrey, Brenda, Ange & Dawn

Joan H, Suzy, Amanda & Sheila C

Di, Frances, Sheila M & Joan O’N

Next round is on 20th v Donyngs in Redhill  – 2 tinks home, 2 away.  It’s also the first round of the Denny Cup for the men, so all four rinks will be action.

 

Saturday 22nd September – Crunch Time 1.00 pm Yes 1.00 pm

The day is soon to be here with the final event of the outdoor season on what has been an amazing green, thanks to Trevor our greenkeeper.  It’s so wonderful to be able to bowl not heave!

So, the Ladies are hoping to retain their winning streak over the men as they did at the start of the season.  They have been mentally and physically training themselves for this match with several inspiration emails going back and forth.  Are the men doing the same, I wonder?

1.00 pm start. Bring wet weather gear!

Sunday 26th August – Soggy Annual BBQ, but did it matter ….?

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As you will see from the video (hope it works – thanks Audrey!), no, it didn’t!

Margaret B did a fantastic job co-ordinating the whole event with support team in the kitchen Of Beryl B & SHirley O, Alan B and Brian C out under umbrellas and what-have-you manning the BBQ and Laurence and Dawn provided the indoor games with golfing challenge PuttOut (won by Laurence who donated the prize money to the RNLI); bowling sponge ‘bowls’ into a scoring wedge (no firm results there as it took a while for anyone to score with only 4 bowls – they needed a few goes); and last-man-standing Dan Headland taking the Crazy Golf-Bowls title after a four way play out over one extended hole which took them all six goes before the other three were disqualified for knocking down the hurdle!

Many thanks to everyone who came – all 50+ – and lovely to see lots of generations of the Curwood family including two tinies.

A big, big thank you to Margaret and helpers.  I don’t think she sat down from when she got to the club at 8.30 am to when she left at 7.30 pm.  Absolutely brilliant!  There are a few photos on the Cambridge Park Facebook page.

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A quiet weekend ahead although Cathy T is in the Final of the Middlesex O55 Singles playing Rose M of Rosedale Park at Hayes BC on Sunday.  We wish her the best of luck.

Friday night leagues are on 31st August and 7th September and the Club Finals are over the weekend of 8th/9th September.  Cathy will post the timetable after the last semi-final is played on Monday 4th.

Saturday 25th August – Mixed Friendly v The Royal Household

Although we don’t have the acres of land surrounding our bowls green as the Royal Household has, we do have a great green and everyone who played on Saturday had a good time.  Banter was in full swing across the green but I think George’s rink took first place for being the noisiest!  They were also, unfortunately, up against the RH’s top rink so they did come away with very elegant glasses which is a benefit of being last!

Our top rink was Brenda and Dave S with Brian N who had one of those days where he could have bowled blindfold through his legs backwards and still drawn to the jack! (He also played well in the Drawn Mixed Pairs Club Competition on Monday morning!)

Gerry was Captain of the Day and admitted running to Costco for the sandwiches rather than making them himself.   Dawn made some cakes and there was a very fine fruitcake made by Club Captain Norman which went down a treat.  Jane and Laurence manned the bar and nearly every CP member joined in to clear up and wash up.  A great team event!