The American Crown Green without-the-crown Bowls went down well yesterday with Ange kicking the first session off and Jacquie E & Scott collating all the results on the scorecards as they came in.
American states and cities were the names of the teams of 3 and each team played 3 rounds before the quarter-finals. Alas, I had to leave before the end, so I’m not sure yet who won (but it definitely wasn’t Chicago)! There was a large number of our newest bowler members playing alongside old timers and everyone had fun, especially when the green had six matches going at once all criss-crossing each other, so we all had to have eyes in the backs of our heads. One neighbouring bowl nudged a foot, but no damage done.
If you are on the green with one or two of you only, try sending a jack full length diagonally across the green and see how difficult it is to get your bowl to the jack. Surprisingly difficult despite the green running well. (Tip don’t try this in May!)
The Ruils group were going great guns indoors on their usual Monday afternoon session and being enjoyed by all of them.
Mid bowling, 40 or so members and friends joined us for the BBQ which Ange had well organised, including Jacquie E on money collections, Scott in and out of kitchen and dining room with supplies and Dave P assisting with the burgers – cooking, not just eating! Lots of help in the kitchen with Brian N, Jacquie E, Jacqui L, Marie and others either helping with preparation or clearing and washing up. Ann M ran a small raffle – anyone seen my not-quite After Eights which I carelessly left behind?
Beryl adorned with American hat, flag and cowboy hat – Yeehah! – was selling raffle tickets for the Hanging Basket Fund. Margaret Barnes does a fantastic job with the hanging baskets each year. Long may it continue.
Good to see Gerry, Dick & Di, Alan & Ewy, Ranjani, Tony & Shirley, Stella & Barry, Joan O’N and others catching up with each other off the green in the warm sunshine pre and post BBQ with drinks of all varieties – thanks to Jane behind the bar for keeping us hydrated.
Next dates for your diary are 9th & 10th September with the Club Finals. Programme not out yet.
17th September – Mixed Friendly v Masonians – we need more than Adrian & Wiola playing. Please sign up. Thanks