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County & National Competition Updates

Norman & Laurence beat a Staines’ pair during the week in the National Senior Pairs and now play Roger L & partner from Sunbury on 12th at home.  They also have to play them in Middlesex Men’s Pairs – watch this space for dates

Norman, Laurence, Joan O’N & Dawn took on but lost Paul Cater & his West Ealing team in the National Mixed Fours.  They go on to play Steve G, Tricia, Mike & Tina C in the next round.

Ange, Nadine, Ann & Jean had a convincing win in the Middlesex Senior Fours and now play in the Middlesex Final on 20th July against Kay Stockley & team.  The winners go off to Leamington to the Nationals in the first week of August.  Good luck girls!

Cathy, Ann, Jean & Nadine and Sarah, Sheila, Ange & Dawn faced each other in the quarter finals of the Middlesex Fours at Ashford on Saturday 8th.  Despite a slow start, Dawn’s fours crept back up and, at one point were 14-12 up!  At 14 ends, it was 14-14 then the more experienced team crept away for a 24-17 win.  It was dropping the 6 that did it – drat!  Good game though.  Ann and team went on to beat the Ladygate team skipped by Mandy S and won that comfortably.  So, another Middlesex Final for the Fours.

After a good entry in the Middlesex Ladies 2 Bowls Singles, Joan & Lucy lost their first rounds, Nadine & Audrey lost in the second round and Ange lost in the 3rd round whilst Dawn and Ann H secured their places in the last 16 after 3 matches.

Ann beat Jan P from Bishop Duppas then had a close match v Pam W from Winchmore Hill.  At 13-13 going into the 21st end, Pam was holding shot and Ann was a tad shorter.  Pam’s second wood clipped Ann’s bowl in for shot.  Match over.  It can be such a cruel game.  Dawn had a good win against Tina C from Bishop Duppas, then went on to play Anne P from Cockfosters and after a middle-game wobbly, Dawn won, earning a place in the semi-final against Ann H.  CP are destined to play each other in these comps!  With another change of rink, it took a while to try and get to grips with it but, although Ann played a brilliant draw final bowl on the 21st end, it did not take the jack to her second bowl, so Dawn won by 1 shot!  In the Final on 20th July, Dawn now plays Dawn R from Rosedale Park who beat Hannah H from Holtwhites.  Both Dawns have earned a place representing Middlesex in the National Championships.

In the Middlesex Pairs on Monday 10th, Audrey & Ange play Isobel & Pauline H at Bishop Duppas; Ann & Cathy are away to Liz & Sally at Fordbridge Park; Nadine & Jean are away to Eileen L & partner at Sunbury and Sarah & Dawn are also away – playing Marion B & Carole D at Ashford.  Waterproofs and galoshers at the ready.

Laurence is away to Kevin K at Hampton in the national Senior Singles on Tuesday 11th June.

Ann, Jean & Nadine and Sarah, Ange & Dawn are both through to the quarter finals of the Middlesex Triples to be held at Holtwhites BC on 16th June.

Ange & Dawn managed to beat Ann & Jean in the National Senior Pairs and are playing Kay S from Hurlingham Park at CP at 10.00 am on Saturday 15th.  Laurence & Dawn then go off to play Kevin K & partner in the Middlesex Mixed Pairs in the afternoon.

The Tony Allcock Over 60s Mixed Double Rink is against Hayes at CP at 6.00 pm on Thursday 20th June.

Ann & Dawn face each other in the National Singles on 24th June.

On 26th June, the Ladies Top Club team are home to Ladygate at 5.30 pm.

Dawn had a win v Marion B in the National Champion of Champions and is awaiting her next opponent.

Laurence has to play Rob H from Ashford in the Middlesex Singles.  Date awaited.

We all seem to be very busy, don’t we?!

Middlesex Competions – Ladies Results so far …

Ann & Cathy, Ange & Audrey, Jean & Nadine and Tricia & Dawn are all through to the next round of the Pairs playing on 10th June – two of which will be at CP. Both Fours’ teams (Ann, Jean, Nadine & Cathy and Sarah, Ange, Sheila M & Dawn) are through to the quarter finals at Ashford on 8th June where they face each other!
Jean and Dawn’s triples teams are through to the next round on 30th May – both away games.

The next round of the Ladies’ Double Rink will be this Saturday morning (25th) at 10.00 am v West Ealing – one rink home, one away – supporters welcome at both venues!


The Tony Allcock Over 60s Mixed Fours Double Rink resulted in a win for Cambridge Park against Bishop Duppas.  We now go on to play Masonians – hopefully on 6th June.

Middlesex Johns Trophy team members just announced for the first match include Ann, Jean, Nadine, Cathy & Dawn. First match is v Bucks on Saturday 1st June at Cambridge Park at 1.30 pm Supporters and spectators very welcome!

The Men’s competitions start a bit later!

Dawn & Laurence lost their match v Ashley and Tina in the National Mixed Pairs but are now looking forward to joining Norman & Jean in the Mixed Fours.  No opponents announced as yet.

Tuesday 14th May – Mixed v Imber Court – Match Report

From Captain of the Day, David Hale:

On a lovely sunny May afternoon, a very enjoyable game of bowls was played at Imber Court. Unfortunately, the result was not quite what we wanted with a 54 – 59 loss overall, two rinks losing and one rink winning.
The rink scores were
 
                                 CP.            Imber
 
Roy Ebinezar        14              17
David Hale            12              20
Dave Southey        28             22
We look forward to playing Imber Court again on 30th July

Wednesday 15th May – Mixed Friend v Bishop Duppas

Well done to all who played and a big thank you to Scott who stepped at the last minute in as Laurence was poorly.

It was an 8 shot win for the club under Captain Terry.  The green played well – the rolling that Trevor did on it on Sunday morning has certainly helped.

Thanks to everyone who helped putting the equipment out, making tea and serving behind the bar.

Wednesday 8th May – Refurbishments Update

The changing refurbishments are well under way but the new lockers will not be arriving before 24th May, so please could you continue to take your bowls to and from the club, or put somewhere safely – ask Jane if you’re unsure of the best place.

At weekends, you can change in the changing rooms but just not leave anything in there after the match.

The new carpets will go in tomorrow (9th) and the painting in the entrance hall should also be done this week.

Will keep updating you as and when we have more information.

Friday 3rd May – Race Night

There was a very good turnout for the Races on Friday Night and we were all glad to be indoors, rather than standing outside as it was rather nippy to say the least!

Benjamin from Royale Racing set up his system and we set off for 8 races over the evening.  A total of £399 was raised (with £142 from Ann M’s raffle going to the Indoor Carpet Fund).

Thanks to Ange, Sue (her twin sister) and Ann M who did a great job in buying and setting out the Ploughman’s Meals which were thoroughly enjoyed at half time.  Thanks also to Jane behind the bar – racing is very thirsty work!

We shall have another either later in the year or early next year, so keep an eye out for Social Night events posted on here and at the Club.  Next is a Murder Mystery Event on 10th August.