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Day 7 – Tier 2 – Happy Birthdays x 3!

Happy birthday to Val N, Lucy H and Laurence!  Definitely not triples separated at birth!

The sun isn’t quite up but it’s not raining and we hope you manage to get out and celebrate in some way or another with your famlies and/or on the golf course.  Val & Laurence, may your day be full of birdies!

Lucy  hope you can celebrate even if you won’t be on a golf course.

 

Second post of the day to follow later

Day 6 – Tier 2

Sarah H has discovered this year’s Lonely Planet Guides.   Full of informative and rewarding information for all.

Once you’ve finished those, she also recommends The Snow Child by Eowtn Ivey, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.  Thanks, Sarah

Having looked at the outside edge of my jigsaw for over a week, I knuckled down for the last two evenings and finished it.  One piece missing.  Looked all over the place but gave up at midnight.  Came down this morning and it was in disguise sitting on top of the jigsaw.  Doh!  (I should have taken the photo from the other side to avoid a dark shadow)

Tomorrow – Day 7 -Tier 2, we  should have some positive news and a step forward.  Watch this space!

 

Day 5 – Tier 2 – 2021 Middlesex Outdoor Competitions and Books

A reminder for those who want to play in the Middlesex Outdoor Competitions next summer and missed last week’s posting, please download the form, complete and send it to Norman by Thursday 29th October.  Forms/cheques can be collected from the club to pass on.  (If you play at a different outdoor club to CP, you can still use our form if it helps and send it to your own competition secretary!)

2021 Middlesex Ladies Competition Entry Form

2021 Middlesex Mens Competition Entry Form

A couple more books were recommended by Richard H, yesterday.  See his reply on the Day 4 post as well as Jonathan H’s recommendation of authors Ken Follett and Robert Goddard.

Thanks to both of them.

On my lunch walks this week, I’ve caught A Natural History of Ghosts on Radio 4 at 1.45 pm.  Interesting but I wouldn’t like to listen to these tales at night!    You can find the episodes on BBC Sounds Podcasts.  I listened to an episode (which also happened to be about ghosts) of All Gas and Gaiters last night.  It was a real throw back to watching the series on television with my parents.  The Bishop, Henry and Noote, played by Derek Nimmo.

Dawn

Day 3 – Tier 2

Having put heads together and taking some advice, we hope to have an update on playing indoors in the next couple of days.  Fingers crossed.

I was reading on a post on Worldwide Facebook page, that there are bowlers out there living in a Tier 2 area who cannot bowl because their club is in Tier 1.   How frustrating is that?  There are others who haven’t bowled all year as their clubs have been closed or closed down.  That is very sad.  As I said on Saturday, we have to count our blessings.

Temperatures in our area are reputed to reach 19C today, so a good day for fresh air!

Day 2 of Tier 2

Bedding in the washing machine, an hour’s walk done, and what next?  Dusting?  Hoovering? Baking? Singing? Reading?  Listening to the radio?  Plenty of choice of course.  Even if we don’t want to do any of those things, we can still count our blessings on what we have and still can do.

If you live on your own, the next few weeks are going to seem long especially as the daylight hours are shorter.  I was reading* yesterday that the Danes go out for a walk every day.  Friluftsliv is the word and translates to “free air life”.  They say being outside is proven to increase levels of happiness and wellbeing.  I would agree with that.  There’s a good chance of seeing another person even if you just walk down your street.  Make eye contact and smile as you pass 2m apart.  Go a bit further and say “Morning” or “Hello”.  They might need that bit of human interaction too and you will have brightened yours as well as someone else’s day.   Twelve months ago you would have been given a non-virus related wide berth, but that has changed.  Phew!

*Saturday Times “What it’s like to live Danishly”

Dawn … resisting the urge to now go out and get a Danish pastry!

 

2019-2020 Club Competitions – Finals – 14/15th November

CAMBRIDGE PARK INDOOR CLUB SEMIS TO BE PLAYED BY 2100HRS ON 8TH NOV 2020

AND FINALS TO PLAYED ON 14TH / 15TH NOV 2020

 

MENS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

SEMI – PETER JUDGE versus LAURENCE GATFIELD

FINAL – IAN DALE versus SEMI WINNER

 

MENS CHALLENGE CUP FINAL

SEMI – GRAHAM DALE versus BILL RUSH

SEMI – DAVID WILLIS versus RICHARD DUKE          

 

LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

SEMI – ANGE CUMINE versus DAWN SLAUGHTER

FINAL – DI SALMON versus SEMI WINNER

 

LAIDIES CHALLENGE CIUP FINAL

SEMI – ANN BAMBER versus SARAH HALL

FINAL – AUDREY HAY versus SEMI WINNER

 

2 WOODS OPEN SINGLES FINAL

SEMI – ROY EBINEZAR versus PETER TWELLS

SEMI – PETER JUDGE versus LAURENCE GATFIELD

 

LADIES OPEN PAIRS FINAL

SEMI – ANN DALE + DI SALMON versus TRISH GREEN + TERESA FRENCH

FINAL – TINA COOPER + DAWN SLAUGHTER versus SEMI winner

 

MENS OPEN PAIRS FINAL

SEMI = PETER TWELLS + LAURENCE GATFIELD versus PETER JUDGE + MIKE BROWN

SEMI – RICHARD DUKE + JOHN EVE versus ARCHIE DALE + IAN DALE

 

LADES DRAWN PAIRS FINAL

SEMI – AUDREY HAY + ANGE CUMINE versus STELLA SPALDING + TERESA FRENCH

SEMI – ANN BAMBER + DAWN SLAUGHTER versus TINA COOPER + FRANCES DONOHUE

 

MENS DRAWN PAIRS FINAL

SEMI – DAVE WILLIS + IAN DALE   versus   STEVE GIBSON + RON BAVIN

SEMI – GRAHAM DALE + BARRY FRENCH versus PETER JUDGE + RICHARD DUKE

 

MIXED OPEN PAIRS FINAL

SEMI – SHEILA COWMEADOW + KEVIN KEOWN   versus   AUDREY HAY + PETER TWELLS

FINAL – TINA COOPER + MIKE COOPER versus SEMI WINNER

 

MIXED OPEN TRIPLES FINAL

TERESA FRENCH + BARRY FRENCH + TRISH GREEN versus RICHARD DUKE + RICHARD HERMITAGE + KEVIN KEOWN

 

MIXED DRAWN TRIPLES FINAL

JIM BLYTH + DI SALMON + KEVIN KEOWN   versus   EILEEN BLYTH + PETER JUDGE + GYM BROWN

 

3 WOODS DAYTIME PAIRS

SEMI – MIKE COOPER + BRIAN NOEL   versus   BERNARD WINTER + ANN BAMBER

FINAL – ROY EBINEZAR + GRAHAM DALE versus SEMI WINNER

New Bowler? New Member? Need Skills Polishing? Read on!

Ann & Archie Dale are once again offering coaching on Saturday or Sunday mornings (day to be decided) from 10.00 am – 12.00 pm to those brand new to bowling, or those new to Cambridge Park and indoor bowling, and/or those who wish to brush up on their skills to improve all round.

If you think we/they could help you, please let us know – either by email dawnslaughter60@icloud.com or by signing up at the Club.  (Notice will go up tomorrow – Thursday)

Depending on how quickly people want to join in and numbers, we will then fix a start date.  Hopefully it will be by the end of the month (unless there’s a half-term-national-lockdown, of course!).

Thanks

Dawn

Congratulations to Ellen Falkner MBE and Maggy Smith MBE

Both lawn bowlers have been recognised for their work for lawn bowls.  It’s a shame the BBC (there are other news/sports channels) haven’t mentioned them in their various reports.  So now’s the chance to complete the Bowls England survey for our sport!

England’s three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ellen Falkner has been awarded the MBE for services to the sport of Lawn Bowls in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

One of the most decorated lawn bowls players of her generation, Ellen won Gold on her Games debut at Manchester in 2002, and went on to top the podium at Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014.

She also claimed a Bronze Medal at the Games in 2018, and was recently named in the England performance squad for Birmingham 2022.

In addition to her Commonwealth successes she has amassed six World titles and six British Isles Championship titles together with a total of 14 national titles, representing her home county of Cambridgeshire, and 33 county titles

Our Famous Four, on their run up to winning the National Ladies Fours in 2017, had to play Ellen in her team earlier-than-scheduled one morning in the quarter final or was it semi-final? as Ellen had 4 matches to play in one day.  And if you read that correctly, you will have realised that the Cambridge Park girls obviously won that match!

The DBE Charity Trust are pleased to announce that Maggy Smith has been awarded the MBE for services to the sport of Bowls for people with Disabilities in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Change in Procedure!

Having tried to work out the sign in and vouchers, the first go has appeared clumsy, so a small change.

When you arrive at the club (wearing your face protection of course), please sign in at the NHS Trace & Test QR code if you have the facility to do so.

Sanitise your hands as normal.

Once you’ve changed your bowls/shoes, please PRINT your name/contact details on the sheet on the round table near the bar and PRINT your name and date the Green Fee Voucher and put it with the sheet.  Players are numbered 1-24 and the Visitors details go on the back of the sheet.

With the backlog of vouchers, we’ve had to play a guessing game on whose name is on the voucher for a particular date.  Are you sure you weren’t all doctors in earlier life?!

Thanks

Dawn