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Saturday 29th July

Another week flies by!


Good luck to Sarah playing the Regional Final of the National Champion of Champions this morning.

Good luck to Karen & Jacqui, Marie & still not sure, and Lucy & Dawn in the Middlesex Two Bowl Pairs at Bishop Duppas.

Alas, Springfield couldn’t get a team out today so the club match this afternoon has been cancelled. A chance to get some club comps played instead!

Not sure about the weather yet. Looks somewhat dull but this morning’s rain does seem to have stopped. Hooray!


Enjoy your Saturday.


Congratulations & Commiserations!

Congratulations to Karen & Jacqui on their continuing winning streak this time in the Middlesex Over 55 Pairs. Also through to the quarter-finals on Sunday are Tina & Cathy.
Commiserations to Jean & Ange who came second in their Over 55’s Pairs and also to Tina in the Area Final of the National Senior Singles. Tina was the first to admit that Hannah Hollis from Bush Hill Park was on the jack from start to finish! We wish Hannah well at Leamington.

Congratulations Jacqui & Karen!

Well done to both Jacqui and Karen who won their respective Middlesex Over 55 Singles last night against two experienced opponents from Ashford.

This puts them both into the quarter-finals on Sunday at Ashford. Good luck!

It does mean we’re another two players short for Sunday’s friendly if anyone out there is available to play, please.

Following their exciting matches, the Club Mixed Pairs took place between Ange & Dave and Dawn & Peter T. This was the expected close match. Dave & Ange got off to a good start – the hares- whilst Dawn & Peter took a while to warm up – the tortoises!

once the score reached 11-11 after 11 ends, the pressure was on. The rain held off but it got quite dark as they started the final 2 ends. A slightly unlucky final bowl from Dave on the 17th nudged the jack giving the other pair 3 shots, one more than they had been holding. Dawn & Peter were 2 up going into the final end. It was close with both girls fulfilling their roles as leads. Peter played a couple of crackers, leaving Dave a very difficult shot to get 3 with his final 2 bowls. Alas, it didn’t happen and Dawn & Peter progress to the next round.

Saturday 22nd July – Mixed Roll Up at 2:30

It seems to be a quiet weekend coming up, so if anyone fancied joining me for a mixed roll up on Saturday, you’re very welcome  2:00 for 2:30 start  dress casual. Weather forecast looks ok!

Sadly Sarah & Lucy did pass the winning post first last night in their Senior Pairs Area final. Brilliant for getting to the final. We wish Sue & Kaz good luck at Leamington.

Tina’s Senior Singles is next week not this. My mistake.

Middlesex Ladies Triples Today at West Ealing

Good luck to Ann, Cathy & Nadine this morning in the quarter-finals of the Middlesex Triples. They play Vicki, Anna &  Hayley from Ashford to start.

This afternoon, the Club are playing their R&B league v Mid Surrey at 2:30.

Paul S & Peter M are playing their club singles this afternoon and are still looking for a marker if anyone is around. They could do their own measuring if someone was able to do the rest of the role but not be able to kneel down.

Good luck to all !

Winning Wednesday

Congratulations to Peter J who secured a win v Stuart McC from Ashford in the R&B Singles. Peter stormed away to a 14-3 lead before Stuart scrambled back up to 11-14. Missed the next few ends as I was concentrating on my own game , but it was a win to Peter.
On the adjacent rink Tina and Dawn were playing with Area semi Final of the National Senior Singles. It was nip and tuck all the way and I’m sure David Bryant would have been impressed by the very tight heads!

Tina pulled away to 14-11 up ( at the same time Peter J’s score was identical) and kept ahead. Tina was holding match with 3 bowls on the jack when Dawn pulled a shot out of the bag taking the jack back for 3 shots of her own. Tina eventually took a 21-18 win. She is awaiting her next opponent. Good luck!

And, the good news? …  it didn’t rain all evening!

Tonight the ladies have the last 16 of the County Triples and tomorrow the men take to the green with the County Senior Fours.  Good luck to all playing

Unfortunately, the friendly v Windsor & Eton on Sunday has had to be cancelled. There are enough names for the league match on Saturday 15th but the following matches to the end of the month could do with more players, please. Thanks

Oh How We Love Our Sport!

We love it so much that we’re prepared to battle it out for 2.5 hours in the pouring rain getting soaked right through to the skin!

Ok,  so that’s not every time we walk on the green but it was like that last night!

Ann, Cathy, Tina & Ange went over to Bush Hill Park in the afternoon and won their Middlesex Senior Fours – congratulations to them.
Meanwhile back on home turf, Jean, Sarah, Tricia and Dawn (subbing for Lucy) started getting wet on the second trial end and played through the bucketing rain/stair rods/cats and dogs for the whole match. It wasn’t really going our way but we squelched along ringing out endless cloths just to keep going down by one shot per end v North London, who seem to be our new besties as we spend so much time playing against them!

Aided no end by Sarah’s leading skills, we managed to get back to 12-15 after 15 ends and we were definitely in with a shout. However, we dropped a 1 on 16th end followed by a colossal 6 on 17th, so that was that!

Doesn’t it seem ridiculous that four reasonable players can’t stop a 6?! Why none of us got any nearer than a yard on that final is pretty awful end should be asked to sit in the naughty  corner.

However the bottom line is that they played better than us on Tuesday night. It just wasn’t to be our day Good luck to our other four who play  North London in the quarter final.

I should add that we were very grateful for Norman making hot drinks and, along with Steve were both handing out as many dry towels that they could find! Also to Jane, Ann & Terry and later on Lucy & Mabel and Cathy for cheering us on

Our chaps didn’t fare much better on Monday night in the Pairs. On a positive note, both Jean and Cathy have reached the last 16 of the County Singles. Well done to both of them.