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Forthcoming events for your diary
  Trevor Garfield

Forthcoming Social Events
for you Diary

I have just heard from our social Sec
Trevor Garfield of two up and coming events to
be held during December 2018 and January 2019


Christmas Drink - Coach House Locking - Saturday 8th December - commencing at 2.30pm


Fancy a drink with other club members?
Then come along to the Coach House
at Locking for a pre Christmas drink.

We shall be gathering in the room
next to the skittle alley

So see you on the day

Date and time as above.


Skittles Evening - Coach House Locking,
with food - Friday 25th January 2019
commencing at 7.00pm


Not to be missed, work off the excess Christmas food and drink
at an energetic skittles evening in January.
Date, time and venue as above.

Food will be included and there will be prizes to be won.
And the cost? A measly £8 per person.

So this fun evening is a must for skittlers and non skittles players alike.

"Please let me have cheques payable to me by the 10th January at the latest.
They can be handed to me at the drinks afternoon on 8th december,
left in the clubhouse, posted to me or pushed through my door"

Thanks Trevor

So get your cheques off to Trevor and
commence skittles training right away.

Banwell accepted into the Weston and District League

Banwell Accepted into the
Weston and District Men's
over 60's league

I have just heard from our fixture Sec, Mal Laycock
that at long last Banwell have been accepted into
the Weston and District Over 60's league for 2019

I don't know much about the league
but I understand that it's 6 rinks of triples,
usually an afternoon game starting at 2.30pm.
There are 9 teams per league, and we start in league 2.

Games are played on a home & away
basis therefore 16 games in all

There are no fixed schedules
games are organised between fixture secs.

There is also a Knockout Cup, and we have been drawn home
to one of the Ashcombe teams (to be played by end of June).

That's all the news I have for you at the moment
but watch this space for more exiting news
as it happens




Rearranged date for the AGM - Now on Friday 23rd November commencing at 7.00pm

Note for your Diary

The date of the AGM
has now been changed.
It will now take place on
Friday 23rd November
Commencing at 7pm

OOOPS - Erratum in the Dinner and Presentation report - Next season's Captain not at all happy !!
  Rinks Winners

Correction to the
Dinner and
Rinks Competition
Photos now

Runners up Rinks Competition  

I received the tersley worded email from next years Captain in which he thanked me for the report
but said "It a shame that the photo taken of the Rinks winners was not published"

So I checked.... and do you know what.... he was right....
no sign of the winners photo or the runners up photo.

A calamity of the highest magnitude...what a way to treat next years Captain.
You may be asking "Why are there only 3 people on parade in each team"
After all it was the Rinks Competition

Tony Hyde was part of the runners up team,
and Lee Pheasant was in the gents toilet
and had more important tnings to
occupy his mind.

So there you are Hilary all corrected.

Dinner and Presentation evening. Saturday 27th October 2018. Worlebury Golf Club
  Dinner and Presentation Evening 2018  

The Dinner and Presentation Evening was once again held at the Worlebury Golf Club
There was a very good turnout, the meal was excellent and everyone had a good time.
So below are just a few photos taking at random to give the flavour of the the evening.
Some you may like but others you may not. !!

  John and Kim Wright Vic and Mandy Chris and his mum Ann and Sarah  
  Dave and Trevor Trevor and Martina Mike and Hazel Phil and Jane  
  Shawn and Lou Pete Botting and his good lady John and Jan  
  Margaret and Sue Mac and Pam Kim and Maggie  

After a splendid meal we had Barry and his speech

  Barry and his speech  

He started off with enthusiasm,
zeal and passion

But alas if we study the middle and right photos do we not
find that both Lionel Slatter and Carole Taylor have nodded
off? Can this be possible during a speech with such vigour
and energy. "Eeeh Ooops" its a funny old world !!

And then we come to the presentations - the two club champions first
and then the others in no particular order
If I have missed you out, then my apologies

  Cath Heal Ladies Champion   John Davies Men's Champion  

Ladies Champion, Cath Heal

Men's Champion, John Davies
2 wood pairs winners 2 wood pairs runners up 2 wood champion 2 wood runner up veterans winner
Beginners winner Beginners runner up Clubman of the year Ladies Champion runner up Ladies Pairs Winners
Ladies PairsRunners Up MensHandicap Winner Mens Handicap Runner Up Most improved Player Novice Winner
Novice runner up Umbrella Winner Open Pairs Runner up  

And so endeth a perfect evening. A big thankyou to all those club members who
had a hand in organising and administering the evening. A job well done.

Finally four more portraits to finish with

Harry Woodards Kim and Maggie Mandy Gerry Bean
Captain's Day September 2018

Your Captain for 2018 was Phil Villis

  Phil VIllis Bowls  

Delightfully smooth, elegant and graceful when in action

  Phil Villis Phil Villis Phil VIllis PHil Hoovers  

A man of few words, but delivered in a strong,vigorous and forceful manner

But only if the room is spotlessly clean
Everyone was in a happy and cheerful mood

  Chick Coffin Paul Wilfan President Barry Taylor  
The Boys in blue were "over the moon"
It was a joint team effort,involving much planning.
And surprise surprise they delivered themselves,
to the right place at the right time

And the President? Well he was in a wild frenzied and happy mood thanks to the price of the beer

  Mike Amos at the bar

A fine and upstanding
team of barman were on hand
tp serve the thirsty customers

And Talking of the beer prices
The Bar was a busy place where the weak, if they were not careful
were trampled under foot

  Chris Wilson and the malt whisky JD enjoying a pint Kevin Gibbons buys beer in bulk  

Barman Chris attends to the needs of John Amos who insists that the last drop of the rapidly diminishing malt whisky gets into his glass
The treasurer JD enjoys
a well earned pint
after a busy season
Kevin Gibbons gives advice
on how to 'bulk buy' your drinks
  Margaret Cunningham

It was good to see some
of Banwell's older members
at Captain's Day,

Margaret Cunningham who turned 85 a couple of weeks ago

Charlie Williams who will be 101 next month


Charlie Williams  

But star of the show has to be the Vice Captain and his speech.
Fresh from his crash course at RADA he arose and delivered his speech
Such passion, such fervour.
Feelings and emotions flowing effortlessly
in a polished performance

A touch of Laurence Olivier I think........Or was it Frankie Howard?..........Hmm hard to tell !!

  Hilary and his speech Hilary and his speech Hilary and his speech Hilary and his speech  

And finally a few photos to finish up with

  Mike House Spider winner Terry Brice Phil Phillis Cath Heal  
Mike House
and his crisps
Spider Winner
Terry Brice
A litle OTT
I think Captain

The sultry
Cath Heal
adding a little glamour into the proceedings


Well that's another season of bowls over....An enjoyable and reasonably successful season I think
Thanks for a great Captain's day Phil and to all those people who helped out.

See you all at the Dinner and Presentation Evening ( Don't forget to bring a raffle prize)

Phil VIllis makes it four wins out of five in the 2018 internal competitions
  2 wood singles champion Phil Villis

Phil Villis wins 4 out of 5
in the 2018 Internal Competitions

Congratulations to Captain Phil Villis
on ending the 2018 season with
4 championship wins to his name.
It was touch and go with the 2 wood singles.
He awoke on the day of the match with
swollen ankles and as a result
was to concede the match. But after
discussions it was agreed to play
it on the Sunday after Captains Day.
A Late photo of the Open Pairs Winners

Open Pairs Champions  
Internal Competition Results - 2018

Internal Competition Results - 2018

  Is the jack up?

The weather was kind to us for the three days
allocated for the 2018 Internal championship matches

The Rinks, Triples and Umbrella competitiions had already been played
but are listed along with all the rest of the results below.

Just a couple of blips.....No photo of the Open Pairs winners as the new 2018 men's singles champion forgot to bring the trophy in on the day
Poor old Phil Villis woke up on Sunday morning to find that his ankels
had swollen up and he had no choice but to concede the
men's two wood final to opponent John Davies
(No photo of the winner with the trophy)




Runners Up

Men's Singles
Men'sChampion John Davies
John Davies
Mens Championship Runner up Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Ladies Singles
Cath Heal Ladies Club Champion
Cath Heal
Ladies Championship - Runner Up Martina Garfield
Martina Garfield
Two Wood
Phil Villis
John Davies

Runner up two wood singles
Graham MIllard
Phil Villis
Phil Villis Handicap Winner
Phill Villis
Leigh Bean runner up Handicap
Leigh Bean
Two Wood
Men's 2 wood pairs winners
Alan Vickery
Vic McArdell
2 Wood Pairs Runners Up Chris Wilson and Gerry Bean

Gerry Bean
Chris Wilson
Ladies Pairs Winners, Joy Lane and Martina Garfield

Joy Lane
Martina Garfield
Sue Taylor and Pam Kirby Ladies Pairs Runners Up
Sue Taylor
Pam Kirby
Leigh Bean and Phill Villis Men's Pairs Winners
Leigh Bean
Phil Villis
Men;s Pairs Runners Up Paul WIlfan and Chris Wilson
Paul WIlfan
Chris Wilson
Phill Villis
Mike Davies
Open Pairs Runners Up, Kim Burgess and Trevor Burnett
Kim Burgess
Trevor Burnett
Novices winner - John Amos
John Amos
Novices Runner Up - Pauline Mabbutt
Pauline Mabbutt
Dave Mabbutt - Beginners Competition
Dave Mabbutt
Beginners Runner Up - John Wright
John Wright

Rinks and Triples competitions played Earlier in the year, plus the Umbrella Competition

Triples Winners
John Davies
Mac Kirby
Alan Cockayne
Triples Runners Up John Amos, Pauline Mabbutt and Barry Taylor
John Amos
Pauline Mabbutt
Barry Taylor
Rinks winners
Terry Brice
Lee Pheasant
Hilary Guckian
Dave Mabbutt

Runners Up Rinks Day
Harry Woodards
Leigh Bean
Kim Burgess
Tony Hyde
Umbrella Winner Graham Spittles
Graham Spittles

And so endeth another successful season of internal Competitions
A big thank you to Mike Davies and his team for all his hard work
in organising the project from start to finish.

And to finish up, a few pics taken on the day
Not all by me I hasten to add....

Eh Ooop ! Its hard work this
presenting trophies lark,
40 winks I think

Must improve my kissing
technique.A quick practice while
no body is watching
Oh Come on Leigh,
it's not that bad,
You are a big boy now
Hark,Is that
Phil Villis
I hear...?
So melodious !!