Bowling News

The American Tournament

The American Tournament, known as the David Potter Cup, took place on Sunday 11th August.  Roger Parnell made all the arrangements and this year remembered to book a sunny day.  Last year he forgot and it poured!  A full complement of 40 competitors took part drawn in teams of four, allegedly according to their ability!  A close contest was expected between some highly competitive teams and a lot of friendly rivalry.  Our Vice President David ‘Bacon Roll’ Banks suited and booted joined in the banter even though he was prohibited from the playing surface.

David Potter Action

Some of the action (it appears to be all uphill for these players!)

The unexpected outcome was a landslide victory for the team consisting of Tom Whelan, Jackie Collishaw, Colin Burns and Michael King with a final shot difference of plus 26.  It was noted that Jackie took charge from the beginning and organised her male charges into a sleek and winning combination, not an easy task!  A very distant second place went to the team of President Bobbie Cover, David Kirkham, Liz Frew and Paul Avern with a score of plus 9, they received a bottle of ‘special’ wine each.

The David Potter Cup, engraved glasses and superior wine were formally presented by Stephen Nimmo of Chester Pearce and Harmony Funeral Service, our sponsors for the day.  David Potter, Stephen's grandfather, had been a keen bowler and each year the family support this tournament in his name by presenting the club with a cheque for £250.00.  Stephen was accompanied by his mother who was presented with a bouquet of flowers from the members in appreciation of this great and generous gesture.

David Potter Winners

The Winners - Mike King, Jackie Collishaw, Colin Burns & Tom Whelan with Stephen Nimmo (Far Left) and Mrs Nimmo (Centre)

Runners Up

The Runners Up - Dave Kirkham, Bobbie Cover, Liz Frew, & Paul Avern with Stephen Nimmo (Back Centre)
The Topley Cup 2019 was held on a glorious Sunday 14th July organised by Roger Parnell and sponsored by Mel Luter of St James Wealth Management.  Mel spent the whole day with us and presented the prizes which were keenly contested. 
 

Here are the winners David King, Valerie King and Bob Harris and runners up Andy Upshall, Shirley Upshall and Brian Prosser looking very happy with Mel Luter and Organiser Roger Parnell.

 

David King, Valerie King and Bob Harris with Mel Luter and Roger Parnell

Andy Upshall, Shirley Upshall and Brian Prosser with Mel Luter

Branksome Park v Chippenham 2019

23rd June 2019

Branksome Park entertained Chippenham who were a bit too hot to handle on the day.  However a there was a great atmosphere and we more than made up for our bowls by entertaining our guests with a magnificent supper.

     
   

 
     
 

 
     

We tried getting Ludo to guard the scoreboard but that didn’t work either!

 

 

 

 

It is never too late to learn!

Many of our members attended the recent coaching day always willing to add that something extra to their game.

It's always easier to enjoy the game when you are winning!

 

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