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National Senior Men’s Pairs

There will be a great National Senior Pairs at lunchtime today in the sunshine and the bar will be open for those wishing to enjoy a drink whilst watching bowls.

Steve & Norman take on Kevin K & Richard D(?) in the first round.

Mixed Pairs Results with first round or second round wins for Jean & Norman, Ange & Dave, Tina & Ashley and Dawn & Paul C.  Lucy & Kevin play on Sunday morning.
Sarah, Dawn, Gym & Kevin L crept over the line with a one shot win in their Mixed Fours. Next battle will be against Ange, Dave P, Teresa & Andy H on 30th May.
Any other National results in?

Middlesex Comp results so far will go up tomorrow.

Don’t for get Club competition entries need to be in by this Friday. Fill in the form and put it in the black box in the dining room and pay your fees to Jane over the bar. Thanks

Monday Afternoon Leagues

From David Hale …

On Monday 16th May, the Cambridge Park ‘NPL’ afternoon League started. We got off to a good start, with 8 teams from various clubs participating. The weather was largely fine, with just a small interruption for a 5 minute shower.

The green played well, particularly for this stage in the season. When the sun was out, it was bowls at its most enjoyable and some really fun games were played. So, let’s hope that the weather is good for the rest of the season.

The league now runs every Monday until 22nd August, with just a break for the early June Jubilee week.

Richmond & Barnes League v Teddington

Congratulations to Teddington who got the best of us yesterday in the rain at Cambridge Park.  They coped better than we did but we hope to redress the balance when we play them again both in the R&B League as well as the South Middlesex League.

Top rink was a draw for Gym, Gordon, Tricia and Tony O’Brien.

Teresa, Barry, Shaf and Corale had a tight game up until half way when the Teddington tear-aways upped their game.
On our rink – Joan, Bernard, Brian C and Dawn, we started extremely well, going down by 12 shots after the first two ends.   Oops!  We plugged away with each team member contributing and were within grasping reach at 21-23, then the wheels fell off again (i.e. Teddington went back to full length jacks!) and we went down 27-32.

Thanks to Brian C for setting up the rinks and to Jane for manning the bar.  Despite the weather, it was a good afternoon.

Enjoy the first Monday After League this afternoon.


Sunday 15th May – R&B League v Teddington

We had a good afternoon yesterday but lost to Ashford who put out a very strong side, full of County players.  None of their ladies made it into their team.

Well done to Scott, Stella K, Lucy & Norman who had a neck-and-neck game all the way through and came out with a 2 shot win. Great stuff!

The rest of us tried our best and we weren’t strong enough. however, there was mention on our rink by Ashford (as well as us) as to how well Shaf played. He pretty much had one bowl near to the jack in almost every end. For a new bowler, that was very impressive!

We play Teddington this afternoon. Another strong outdoor club but we’re up for the challenge!

Close but Fortunately No Cigar!

What a fantastic effort by Sam Ryder last night. He was the top act voted the the professional jury and came second overall. A great result!  The first time for many years that we haven’t ended up with 0 points!

Winning Eurovision is a great achievement allowing that country to host the following year’s competition. It’ll be a hard task for Ukraine.

Well done to our Sam Ryder. I hope he has much more music inside him which the world can enjoy.

It’s Eurovision Night!

Are you a fan? I think it was more interesting in the days with Terry Wogan’s wonderful commentary (how could we forget that?!);, less entries; and when Colin Berry appeared to be announcing the British results from the middle of the Thames!  Of course that is probably 30-40 years ago

The whole contest has changed somewhat since then but its popularity is still strong and no doubt there will be several parties across the country tonight.

We wish Sam Ryder with Spaceman well. He is high in the bookie states. Anyone put a bet on?

Ukraine seems to be all out favourite, not just because of their entry.

OJ Borg was chatting to Katrina (of the waves fame, who won Eurovision 25 years ago) and she and her partner have a basket of socks ready. If there’s a song they don’t like, they throw socks at the tv!  What a great idea and not just for song contests!

Enjoy your evening whatever you’re watching. My son is in Big Fish with Gloc Musical Theatre at Questors so I’ll be heading off there tonight.

See some of you later on or around the green when we play Ashford in the R&B league this afternoon at the Club.

Thursday 12th May

Unfortunately our first South Middlesex League match this afternoon had to be cancelled as we didn’t have enough players.
Our ladies will be out in force in the first round of the Middlesex Ladies Pairs this afternoon and evening. Good luck and play well. The weather should have been better than it was for the Fours yesterday. No results through for those games yet.

On Saturday we have our first Richmond & Barnes match v Ashford and on Sunday our second v Teddington. Both matches start at 2.30 pm at Cambridge Park. Weather set fair for those wanting to come along and watch.

May Birthdays

Lots of May birthdays so best wishes to Jacquie, Marie, Ray, Ann H, Ange & Dawn – for a start.
We hope that those of you have had your birthdays had a good day and those awaiting the day with eager excitement that it will be all that you hope for.