If you’re walking through the park and wondering what’s going on in the Club; the flags are being lifted and levelled to ensure that they are no longer a trip hazard.
We heard today that Mary, Tracy and Eric have all qualified as coaches – well done!
Just to bring the season to a terrific end, John, Paul & Bernard won the Benevolent Triples Cup, beating Eastleigh Railway, then Alexandra in the County Final at Southbourne.
The Green is closed now. Winter mainentance of the Green, Club house and surrounds will continue.
Don’t forget the AGM is on Friday 26th November.
What a lovely day – over 30 people turned up for Terri to organise a ladies vs men (we let them win for the most part) and there was lots of fun and chat. Thanks go to the ladies who brought some scrumptious cakes to go with our tea and other liquid refreshment. To round it off Terri, Annie, Paul and David got their certificates for their hotshot in the Mixed Fours area finals, signed by no less a personage than Tony Allcock.
John Blair, Paul & Bernard tonight won the County 2-Wood Triples and are the Northern Area Hampshire Champions. They go on to play on September 18th at Southbourne.
The Green closes for winter maintenance on Sunday 12th, so come along and have a final roll-up from 2pm.
John Blair’s County Mens’ 2-Wood Triples have knocked out one Cove Team and now have to play another one in the Final at 6pm on Thursday at Farnborough
Unfortunately, they got knocked out by Gloucestershire – but Annie and Terri were awarded their County Badges.
Our Mixed Fours playing at Leamington tomorrow!
AGM is on Friday 26th November
Don’t forget that David Sims is playing at Leamington tomorrow!
Well done everyone who took part – it wouldn’t be a competition without you.
Lots more photos of the two days, courtesy of Annie & Joe, and the winners and runners-up in the gallery.
The Ladies’ match continued down to the wire, with Tracy just forging ahead at the last end
We rounded off in the afternoon by running the Mens’ and Ladies’ Finals together. The Mens’ finished first with John Blair the winner.
Today started off in the morning with the Drawn Pairs Final. David and Keith narrowly won the first set, then powered on to clinch the match.
President’s Day and Finals Day
What a day – in the morning, we not only had the semi-finals of the Drawn Pairs to watch, but also the 2-Wood Singles Final between John Blair and Anthony LaFrenais. Anthony was the winner.
We then continued, everyone playing now, with a spider – won by Bernard, our President, and a spoon drive, won by Linda!!!, before all tucking in to a BBQ, cooked by Marc, and all the delicious accompaniments donated by Club Members. Lots of chat and the weather did us proud. A Day to remember.
The semi-Finals of the Drawn Pairs will be held at 11am on Saturday 28th August, as follows
David Sims & Keith Arrowsmith Oliver vs Peter Foulkes & Eric Smith
Bob Beale & Tracy Bird vs Alex Mason & David Cooper
Wonersh beat Alton in the semi-finaks of the President’s Cup
More successes – Paul, John Blair, Bernard & David Sims won their BDBA Fours Final this morning.
However, Paul just missed out on the CofCs.
John Blair, Paul and Bernard won the BDBA 2-Wood Triples this afternoon.
Unfortunately, Paul was pipped at the post in his Singles match, but has another chance tomorrow when he plays the Champion of Champions.
Alton beat Odiham tonight in the Petersfield Cup to go through to the Final at Petersfield on September 5th when we will meet Midhurst.
Terri, Annie, David Sims and Paul are off to Leamington – in the area final of the National Mixed Fours, they beat the team from Boscombe Cliff 21/11. They now meet Gloucestershire on 4th September at 9.30am.
Tracy, Anthony & David Cooper got beaten on the very last end of the Whitchurch Triples Final this morning at Howard Park.
David Sims is now the County 2-Wood Champion
He beat Peter Ward this morning at Banister Park to take the title.
Last night, Terri & Norma played their Golden Girls Area Final against Fleet United and, unfortunately, lost. Well done to both of them – a great achievement to get so far.
Meanwhile, there are still competitions that our members are involved in.
On 14th August at 10.30am, David Sims plays the County Final of the Men’s 2-Wood singles against Peter Ward of Ringwood at Banister Park.
On Sunday August 15th at 10.30am, Tracy, Anthony and David Cooper play their Whitchurch Triples Final against St.Mary Bourne at Howard Park.
On August 16th at 6pm, Terri, Annie, Paul and David Sims are in the Hampshire zone final National Mixed Fours at Southampton Old Bowling Green.
The BDBA Finals at Alton Social are on 21st/22nd August, Paul is in the Singles and the Champion of Champions, and, together with John Blair, Bernard and David Sims, his Four has also qualified. The 2-Wood Triples team of Paul, Bernard and John Blair reached the finals tonight too.
and on Tuesday 31st August at 12.30, David Sims has his first match (of a potential 5 to play that day, he tells me) in the National finals 2-Wood Singles at Leamington Spa – he could end up as National Champion that day – we wish him, and everyone else, the best of luck.
The draw for the Singles’ semi-finals has taken place and can be seen on this website.
Paul beat Richard Burgin of Basingstoke Town this evening to go through to the BDBA Final of the Champion of Champions.
President’s Day will be on the same day as Finals Day I.e. August 28th.
Terri and Norma have battled their way to the area final of the Golden Girls, beating the Whitchurch pair on the last end by one shot. They now play Fleet United on the 10th August at Basingstoke Town.
Another win for the men – Paul’s team beat Oakley tonight in the BDBA Fours at Basingstoke to go through to the Finals on the 21st at Alton Social
It’s been a bumper weekend for the Club. John Blair’s team beat Basingstoke Town in the BDBA 2-Wood Triples to go into the semifinals, David Sims’ team beat Milton Ladies in the National Mixed Fours and is now in the area finals and Anthony, Tracy and David Cooper beat Hyde Abbey at Oakley in the Whitchurch Triples and are also into their Finals on 15th August.
Tonight, in the Three Counties President’s Cup, we beat Bourne by 1 shot to go forward to the semi-finals against Milford or Wonash. Bourne turned up a player short, so on one rink the skip had 2 bowls and the other two had three. To even up this advantage, they forfeited 25% of the score on that rink. Otherwise, it was a close game and might have gone either way.
Unfortunately, our men’s Fours were both knocked out at the semifinal stages by Cove and Social.
Meanwhile, in the County 2-Wood Singles, David Sims has won through to the FINAL by beating Alan Geary of Boscombe Cliff in a nail-biting finish in the quarter finals and Carter Branford of Leigh Park in the semis – both by one shot. He now meets Peter Ward of Ringwood on the 14th August.
The ladies’ four of Terri, Linda, Sue and Annie beat Cove in the County competitions and are now through to the area final at Farnborough on 3rd August meeting either Fleet United or Cove.
Paul and Dave Sim’s County Triples beat their Cove opponents tonight and both go through to the second round to be played on Monday.
Paul, Bernard, John Blair and David Sims beat Basingstoke Town 22:10 tonight in the BDBA Fours and now go forward to the semifinals. This will be held at a neutral green.
Terri and Norma beat Oakley in the Golden Girls and go on to play either Cove or Whitchurch in the next round.
Terri, Annie, Paul and David are through to the semi-finals of the (Hampshire & IOW) National mixed fours, after beating Cove last night
Terri’s team is through to the next round of the County Fours
Paul and David’s teams are also through to the County Fours second round
The teams of Paul Schofield and Dave Sims are both through to the second round of the County Triples and both then play Cove teams
Geraldine, Lynda and Katherine are through to the quarter finals of the North Hants Triples, having beaten the ladies of Farnborough Gate this evening.
The team of Diana Wadlow, Sandy Crocker and Helen Smith are through to the next round of the County Triples
The triples team of Tracy, Anthony and David Cooper have won through to the semi-finals of the Whitchurch competition.
The triples team of Geraldine, Lynda and Katherine won their County match against Cove tonight and now play Margaret Holden, Alton Social, in the next round.
Our team of pairs, triples and rinks beat Liphook tonight in the Petersfield Cup.
David Sims has reached the area final of the 2-Wood Singles beating A Blight of Aldershot Underwood
Don’t forget that Thursday roll-ups are back on and can now be played even if the Stan Hardman is at Home.
Alton beat Aldershot Traction in the National Men’s Top Club and go on to meet Cove A in the next round.
In the National Competitions, Paul is through to Round 2 of the Champion od Champions and now plays Daniel Taylor of Cove, David Sims beat Dick Holden in the Over 55s and will now meet Carl Taylor of Cove. Alton Beat Old Basing in the Men’s Club Two Fours and go on to meet Cove A.
In the County Competitions, Paul and Anthony are through to the next round of the Men’s Singles beating Bill Lawyer of Basingstoke Town and Sam Selby of Cove, respectively. In the Men’s 2-Wood Singles, David Sims beat G Nicholson of Cove.
Alton beat Holloway Hill in the President’s Cup and now go on to play Bourne in the next round.
The draw for the next round of the Ladies’, Men’s and 2-Wood Singles will take place on Saturday 22nd May