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Pairs Competition - TAKE YOUR RUBBISH HOME WITH YOU
     
  Barry and the rubbish

RUBBISH

Right Listen up all you club members who are
taking part in the internal pairs competition

There is only one word to describe the problem:

Rubbish

I had a telephone call from our President who was
dismayed,( and that is using a very mild word)
at the amount of rubbish left behind after
club members had finished playing their Pairs Matches

Half empty bottles of water/squash, paper, Food boxes,
used tissues etc., etc.,
The small containers that we use for cigarette ends
were stuffed full of the garbage.

It is most inconsiderate to expect
people to come behind you to clear up your rubbish.

So take note.
When you have finished your game, check to see
that you have collected up all your rubbish

and

TAKE YOUR RUBBISH
HOME WITH YOU

 
       
Banwell Coronavirus Pairs Championship - League details as at 10th July 2020
Team
Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
Shots For
Shots against
Points
T.Burnett & H.Guckian
4
4
0
0
85
31
8
G.Bean & A.Cockayne
4
2
0
2
44
60
4
A.Shattock & T Garfield
2
1
0
1
25
25
2
J.Amos & P.Villis
2
1
0
1
32
33
2
W & T Coleman
3
1
0
2
33
29
2
M.Finch & A Vickery
2
1
0
1
23
28
2
K & J Wright
3
1
0
2
28
41
2
H.Woodards & J. Rickerty
2
1
0
1
15
30
2
A & M Bass
4
1
0
3
44
51
2
S & R Taylor
2
0
0
2
21
36
0

Note: Two Points for a win and One Point for a draw

Internal Pairs Matches. - Details of play
     

Internal Pairs Competition - Details of Fixtures

 

Week One 1st to 7th July


 
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
v
W. & T. Coleman
J.Amos & P.Villis
v
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
R & S. Taylor
v
J.Amos & P.Villis
K. & J. Wright
v
W. & T. Coleman
A.Shattock & T.Garfield
v
K. & J. Wright
T.Burnett & H.Guckian
v
R. & S. Yaylor
G.Bean & A.Cockayne
v
T.Burnett & H.Guckian
M.Finch & A. Vickery
v
A.Shattock & T.Garfield
A. & M. Bass
v
M.Finch & A.Vickery
A & M Bass
v
G.Bean & A.Cockayne
 
 

Week Two - 8th to 14th July


 
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
v
K & J Wright
T.Burnett & H.Guckian
v
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
J.Amos & P.Villis
v
T. Burnett and H.Guckian
M.Finch & A. Vickery
v
K & J Wright
W & T Coleman
v
M.Finch & A Vickery
A & M Bass
v
J Amos & P Villis
R & S Taylor
v
A & M Bass
G.Bean & A.Cockayne
v
W & T Coleman
A. Shattock & T.Garfield
v
G.Bean & A.Cockayne
A Shattock & T.Garfield
v
R & S Taylor
 
 

Week Three - 15th to 21st July


 
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
v
M Finch & A Vickery
A & M Bass
v
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
T Burnett & H Guckian
v
A & M Bass
G Bean & A Cockayne
v
M Finch & A Vickery
K & J Wright
v
G.Bean & A Cockayne
A Shattock & T Garfield
v
T Burnett & H Guckian
J Amos & P Villis
v
A Shattock & T.Garfield
R & S Taylor
v
K & J Wright
W & T Coleman
v
R & S Taylor
W & T Coleman
v
J Amos & P Villis
 
 

Week Four - 22nd to 28st July


 
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
v
G Bean & A Cockayne
A Shattock & T Garfield
v
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
A & M Bass
v
A Shattock & T.Garfield
R & S Taylor
v
G Bean & A Cockayne
M Finch & A Vickery
v
R & S Taylor
W & T Coleman
v
A & M Bass
T Burnett & H Guckian
v
W & T Coleman
J Amos & P Villis
v
M Finch & A Vickery
K & J Wright
v
J Amos & P Villis
K & J Wright
v
T Burnett & H Guckian
 
 

Week Five 29th July to 4th August


 
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
v
R & S Taylor
W & T Coleman
v
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
A Shattock & T Garfield
v
W & T Coleman
J Amos & P Villis
v
R & S Taylor
G Bean & A Cockayne
v
J Amos & P.Villis
K & J Wright
v
A Shattock & T Garfield
A & M Bass
v
K & J Wright
T Burnett & H Guckian
v
G Bean & A Cockayne
M Finch & A Vickery
v
T Burnett & H. Guckian
M Finch & A Vickery
v
A & M Bass
 
 

Week Six 5th to 11th August


 
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
v
J Amos & P Villis
K & J Wright
v
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
W & T Coleman
v
K & J Wright
T Burnett & H Guckian
v
J Amos & P Villis
R & S Taylor
v
T.Burnett & H Guckian
M Finch & A Vickery
v
W & T Coleman
A Shattock & T Garfield
v
M Finch & A Vickery
A & M Bass
v
R & S Taylor
G Bean & A Cockayne
v
A & M Bass
G Bean & A Cockayne
v
A Shattock & T Garfield
 
 

Week Seven 12th to 18th August


 
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
v
T Burnett & H Guckian
M Finch & A Vickery
v
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
K & J Wright
v
M Finch & A Vickery
A & M Bass
v
T Burnett & H Guckian
J Amos & P Villis
v
A & M Bass
G Bean & A Cockayne
v
K & J Wright
W & T Coleman
v
G Bean & A Cockayne
A Shattock & T Garfield
v
J Amos & P Villis
R & S Taylor
v
A Shattock & T Garfield
R & S Taylor
v
W & T Coleman
 
 

Week Eight 19th to 25th August


 
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
v
A & M Bass
G Bean & A Cockayne
v
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
M Finch & A Vickery
v
G Bean & A Cockayne
A Shattock & T Garfield
v
A & M Bass
T Burnett & H Guckian
v
A Shattock & T Garfield
R & S Taylor
v
M Finch & A Vickery
K & J Wright
v
R & S Taylor
W & T Coleman
v
T Burnett & H Guckian
J Amos & P Villis
v
W & T Coleman
J Amos & P Villis
v
K & J Wright
 
 

Week Nine 26th August to 1st September


 
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
v
A Shattock & T Garfield
R & S Taylor
v
H.Woodards & J.Rickerty
G Bean & A Cockayne
v
R & S Taylor
W & T Coleman
v
A Shattock & T Garfield
A & M Bass
v
W & T Coleman
J Amos & P Villis
v
G Bean & A Cockayne
M Finch & A Vickery
v
J Amos & P Villis
K & J Wright
v
A & M Bass
T Burnett & H Guckian
v
K & J Wright
T Burnett & H Guckian
v
M Finch & A Vickery
 


Notes and Rules for the Pairs Competition
( As laid down in tablets of stone by the Hon Sec Chris Wilson)

 
I have worked it out as 2 games per week, finishing on Tuesday 1st September.
  However, you do have until close of play on
Sunday 6th September to get your games in.
 
You can stick to the attached fixtures for ease of use but as long as they are all completed by the 6th September it doesn't really matter.

If your names are first in the fixture then you are
required to contact your opposition to organise a date and then book a rink. 

If I have done it right then you should all
have to organise the same amount of games
as it has been worked out on a 'home and away' basis.

You all know how comps work,
but as per the last email it will be 15 ends or 90mins per game
 
Home team has the mat and jack so don't toss a coin. 
No scoreboards or pushers to be used unless
one person alone handles them and cleans them afterwards,
just scorecards are preferred. 

No visiting the head, no staying at the head (skips)

Ring/email Mike Bass the result of your games.

Remember the guidelines you have all agreed to, stay safe and enjoy

 
Relaying uneven slabs at the cottage end of the green



Relaying uneven slabs on the hottest days of the month


 

         
  Paul and Lee relaying slabs

Paul Aldus and Lee Pheasant chose the 2 hottest days of the mouth to re-lay the very uneven slabs situated in front of the cottage.

They were ably assisted by Barry Taylor who as President naturally assumed the managerial position (De facto leader) throughout the two days,claiming he was carrying out the very important task of community liaison.

He dismissed, with scorn
the title of the photo on the right
"The Worker and the Shirker"

"Eh ooops lads, public relations along with
associated and similar tasks
are very important in this project.
It's team work you know" "

 
 

Well done all three of you on a job well done
The slabs are now far more even, firm and steady, which means
that, with the trip hazard removed, we will have the option
to play across the green once again should we wish.


 
Green Report from Paul Aldus
 


Green Update

After the warmest and driest May on record, our updated watering system was put through a thorough test.
The capital investment in the system over the couple seasons was certainly apparent.
2 years ago when similar conditions prevailed we lost quite an amount of grass,
which meant a large expenditure on reseeding but also a large ingress of moss throughout the green.
This time around thanks to some careful management of the irrigation, input from the contractors and the much improved watering system, the green has held up so much better than previously.

The recent rainfall has been a godsend and came as the green was under terrific stress.
We have seen a remarkable recovery of the grass. 

Softening of the turf meant the contractors were able to scarify the green last week
and quite an amount of thatch was removed.
Additionally the wetter weather enabled a liquid feed to be sprayed as well
The ongoing maintenance and development plan has been amended
but, in the main, has continued throughout lockdown.
Currently the green is looking very healthy.
The current forecast is for another hot dry spell
and we will continue to manage the green through this.  

Weeds Update

Those of you have been to the green would have noticed that the weeds around the green’s edge had grown to some large proportions (some resembling Triffids) and had spread profusely.

Phil Villis had previously cleared them from in front of the clubhouse
but those around the rest of the green remained and some were seeding.

President Barry was concerned that not only was this not great aesthetically,
but also that, if let unchecked, we would have weeds invading the green.


He remarked “Ey up lad we need to spray t ’weeds before they do damage”
It was decided we would do some spraying
However on attending we were delighted to find that some ‘weeding elves’
had been during the week-end and removed all the weeds from the far end edge of the green
This was no mean feat owing to the amount and size of the weeds
and the elves had put in quite a shift.

The had filled a whole dustbin. It looks so much better. Thank you ‘Elves’ who ever you are. 

 

The president and I got to work spraying the remainder and
hopefully we will have see the full results in a couple of weeks.

Paul Aldus

 
     
  The Green   Barry Taylor Spraying Weeds  
         
Going Back in time. The year 2005
 


The Year 2005
Banwell win the
North Somerset Knockout Cup

 
 


Well folks how is the lockdown going?
House as tidy as it has ever been?
The garden emaculate?
All the household paperwork right up to date?
You have finally got around to painting the fence?

Good that's the stuff

I have been down to the green for a regulated rollup.
Ok it was not the same , but very enjoyable.

The one and only Phil VIllis was on the green and familiarity came flooding back.

"Too eavy, too igh,too short, too long, You gotta be up"
Wonderful stuff, it brought tears to my eyes.

Well as you can imagine there is very little in the way of news coming
in to the website, in fact there is S***ll. So copying the local newspapers
I have gone back in time. So here is a smattering of our success in 2005.

 
 


The North Somerset Knockout Cup - 2005

 
  Harry Woodards is presented with the cup
Captain for this year was Harry Woodards.
Here are two photos taken during the
presentation ceremony.

I forget who we beat in the finals
But I'm sure somebody will inform me
Captain Harry Woodards with the cup  
 

 
 

On the way to the final

 
  The final end  
 

On the way to the final we played away at Victoria.
The game was nip and tuck all the way, and, at the end the game was drawn.
So an extra end had to be played, but by this time the light had gone
and darkness decended rapidly.

If I remember rightly it was Barry Taylor
who bowled the final wood in pitch blackness.
Lee Pheasant assisted by taking out his lighter, flicking it on and
holding it over the jack.

The game was still a draw and we won on the countback.

 
The Green Re-Opens
       
 

Monday 1st June.
The Green Re-Opens


 

 
  Rob Taylor rolls up
 

The first bowls starved members flooded onto the newly opened green.....
Well four to be exact as stringent rules are in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Fancy a roll up?
Well you need to contact the Hon Sec. Chris Wilson
If you have not emailed him then do so, or give him a ring between 10am and 4pm. Mon to Fri
He is currently working from home.
This will enable you to book a rink at a set time on a set day. You will not be allowed on the green
unless you have booked a rink in advance and you agree to the club's rules for playing during the coroavirus outbreak.

     
  Rob and Sue Taylor measuring Paul Aldus in action  
 

Now if I remember correctly.
This end goes on the little white ball.
Or is it the other way round?

Paul Aldus, a member of the green commitee
casts an expert eye over the rink
 
 
 
  Exotic flowers!!


Left.
I noticed that we have some 'Exotic Plants' growing
on the periphery of the green, but no doubt our horticultural
expert will be along to sort that out.

Also I noticed that Paul Aldus was looking ruefully at the green.
"The green is under stress" he muttered.

"Does that mean you have had the heavy roller on it"
I replied innocently.

"No you chump, we have not had any rain for days on end"

So there you are folks,
an exiting first day out in 2020
at "The Pond"
Stay safe when rolling up