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Pete Botting Celebrates his 80th birthday
  Pete and Judy

Banwell Member
Peter Botting
Celebrates His
80th Birthday

Pete and Judy  

Surrounded by family and friends, Peter Botting celebrated reaching the big 80.
Along with a sprinkling of members from various bowls
clubs, he danced the night away like a 2 year old.

Happy Birthday Peter and lets hope there are many more to come

  The birthday cake Peter and JUdy dancing  

And who was providing the entertainment for the evening ?

Yes you've got it..... it was the oldest swinger in town,
Vice Captain for 2019, Mac Kirby and his band "Swing Fever".
They provided the scintillating, foot tapping and stomping sounds which echoed
around down town Weston super Mare to accompany the madness on the dance floor.

I was very impressed Vice Captain


  Mac Kirby on trumpet Swing Fever Mac Kirby on trumpet  
What will be the state of the green in the 2019 season? No problems it's in good hands !!

State of the green.
Report from our bowling green expert

Barry Taylor, President of Banwell Bowls CLub
is part of the on-going working parties that carry
out maintenence work to make sure the
green is in tip top condition.

So being in charge, of course,he issued
the following proclamation......

"Eh ooop lads we are going to do some work
using a large fine tined lawn rake, Good Eh"

"In fact I've got one of these rakes at home...just the job".
"See you all next week"

However on the appointed day Barry turned up with what
can only be described as a 'Pretty Little Blue Plastic Rake'
It turned out to be his grandson's rake that he used when playing in the garden.

"Couldn't find the proper rake, eh but this will do fine"

All I can say is.... "Eeh by gum and Flipping eck"

For goodness sake people don't put him in charge of the bar

Thanks Paul Aldus for this report

Barry and his rake  
Turnbull Cup Competition 2019

Turnbull Cup Competition 2019

I have just been given the Turnbull Cup details for our first match from our Fixture Sec Mal Laycock

We shall be playing St Andrews, at home, on Tuesday 2nd July - 6.15pm start - 4 Rinks
I have added this match to our fixtures page on the website

Pre-season Drinks and Skittles evening

Over 30 members and parteners of the club turned up at the 'Coach House' at locking
for a pre-season drinks, food and skittles evening.
Organised once again by our own Banwell impresario Trevor Garfield.
The evening was a graet success.

Below are just a few pictures taken on the evening


And then there was action on the skittle alley

  Terry Brice Bowls The Mad Martina  
Action on the Alley
Winners of the two 'Killer' games

  Mo and Jenny Carole Taylor enjoys a drink Pete and Graham chat  

Mo and Jenny Chat

Well! If Barry can, so can I !!
Peter and Graham in "modus intellectus"

And Finally.....

  IN holiday mode Vice Captain mac Mal in thoughtful mood Martina in singing mode  
Guess who has been on
a Caribbean Cruise?

"Listen up you lot !"

No back to the drawing board for my speeches
"I do worry that the Turnbull
cup fixtures have not arrived
Sigh "
"If you don't buy me another drink I will sing to you"

Well done Trevor, another great evening

Mike Davies Receives Award from theWorld Indoor Bowls
  Mike Davies WBT Presentation

Mike Davies
receives award
at the WBT Championships

Mike Davies WBT Presentation  

Congratulations to Banwell's TV star - Mike Davies

After marking the Paxton/McIntosh game at the World Indoor Bowls Championship
at the Potters Leisure Centre in Norfolk
Mike was called back onto the rink and presented with an award,
by the World Indoor Bowls CEO Richard Maddison for 20 years service as an official.

Well done MIke a great achievement.
Who would have thought a Banwell Player would have become a National Treasure

    Mike at Potters