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Chris Wilson wins the 'Champion of Champions' Final


Congratulations to Chris Wilson
Somerset 'Champion of Champions' Winner

 


Word has just reached me by email that
social media reports that Banwell's Chris Wilson
has won the Somerset 'Champions of Champions Final.

It reads.....

"Congratulations to Chris Wilson, who has just
defeated Matt Hamilton 22-12 to win
the Somerset County Champion of Champions title
Great Achievement"

That's all the information I have to date.
As I write the Somerset County Website is down

WELL DONE CHRIS, GREAT STUFF


 

 

Chris Wilson  
Photos - The Annual Battle between Banwell Ladies and Banwell men
         
  Banwell Ladies   Banwell Men  

Photos of the teams taking part in the annual 'Men v Ladies' Competition, played on Sunday 12th September 2021

Weston and District Over 60's League - League 1 table at 5th September 2021
Team
Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
Rinks Won
Rinks Drawn
Rinks Lost
Shots for
Shots against
shot Diff
Total Points
Portishead RBL*
14
12
0
2
38
3
15
1009
840
169
127
Victoria Saxons
15
9
0
6
37
2
21
1060
893
167
112
WInscombe
15
9
0
6
32
4
24
1036
892
144
104
Clevedon Prom
15
9
0
6
31
3
26
1045
942
103
101
Clarence Blues
16
7
0
9
30
6
28
1050
1053
-3
94
Banwell
14
9
0
5
28
1
27
925
892
33
93
St Andrews
15
5
0
10
20
2
38
883
1048
-165
62
Burnham
13
3
0
10
17
4
31
792
933
-141
50
Yatton
15
3
0
12
18
1
41
832
1139
-307
49

* Champions
Portishead RBL have been crowned champions.
Yatton have been relegated, but it is now a fight between Burnham and St.Andrews
to see who will also be relegated.


Banwell Bowling Club Finals Day 2021


Finals Competitions 2021
Friday 17th September

Time

Rink 2

Rink 3

Rink 4

Rink 5

4pm

Ladies Pairs

Beginners

-

Men's 2 Wood singles

K.Wright & S.Taylor
v
P.Kirby & A.Bass
M.Kirby
v
J.Wright
-
C.Wilson
v
H Woodards
or
L.Phesant
Marker T.Coleman
-
Marker P.Aldus


Saturday 18th September

Time

Rink 2

Rink 3

Rink 4

Rink 5

10.30am

Men's 2 Wood Pairs

-
-
-
 

J.Amos & C.Wilson
v
H.Woodards & J.Wright



-
-
-

1pm

Veterans

Men's Championship

Novices

Men's Handicap

 

G.Millard
v
P.Villis


C.Wilson
v
J.Davies

P.Kirby
v
J.Wright

M.Amos
(WInner)
A.Vickery has
Conceded The Game


Marker. M.Laycock
Marker B.Taylor
Marker P.Aldus

4pm

-

Ladies Championship

Open Pairs

Men's Pairs

-
K.Wright
v
P.Gibbons



G.Millard & C.Wilson
v
W.Coleman & T.Coleman


J.Wright & M.Laycock
v
M.Turnbull & T.Brynes

-
Marker M.Kirby
-
-

Please Note: Times, other than the first games are for guidance only
and may be adjusted to suit the smooth running of the programme


Monday Evening's
 


Umbrella Players Friendly
Monday Evenings

 

NOTE: Now the Umbrella Competition is finished....

The time for umbrella players gathering to play friendlies on a Monday evening will now start at 5pm (not 6pm as usual)

This is because the evenings are drawing in.

Every one is welcome.

Thanks. Trevor Garfield

 
Forthcoming attractions


Bingo coming soon - make a note in your diary - but be quick.
Details below

There will be a Bingo Night on Friday 17th September starting at 7pm
Full details are on the Social Notice Board in the clubhouse.

Numbers will be restricted to 50 people

So please add your name(s) to the list on the notice board in the clubhouse

And that is not all.......

Advance notice of a Quiz Night on Friday 15th October
Details will follow in due course

Thanks Trevor Garfield

Fun Day and BBQ

A few photos of the fun and BBQ afternoon

       
   


Below are a few photos to give you some idea of the goings on at the Banwell Fun and Games afternoon.
We were very fortunate with the weather which allowed us to get outside.

A big thank you to Trevor and Martina Garfield for the overall organisation
and to Mal and Chris Laycock
for all their cooking skills.

And of course to all the helpers, too numerous to mention who
helped to make the day a total success.

  The BBQ cooking   Chris Laycock

Left

Mal and Chris Laycock
Busy with the cooking
       
   
angie Bass Martina Garfield
Keith Wheeler

Thats all folks - sorry if your picture is not included. Thanks for a great day

The Tale of Rob Taylor and the multiple Wrong Bias Woods


Is this an all time Banwell Record?
4 Wrong Bias woods in one game
The Charity Pig has become heavier

  Rob Taylor

Picture the scene... It is the final night of the Umbrella Competition.
Everyone is in fancy dress and having a good time.

Rob Taylor has decided to dress up as 'El Cid'
who was a Castilian knight and warlord in
medieval Spain and came to be known by the Moors as El Cid
(Or he could have been a Mexican Peasant - Who Knows)

Did El Cid or the Mexican Peasant
have a shocking memory?
We shall never know.

Well the outcome was that Rob looked at his woods and got his
little rings mixed up with his larger rings

Rob bowled
4 Wrong Bias woods during the game
Yes you read the sentence correctly
4 Wrong Bias Woods

The last info we had, is that Rob is
recovering well and will soon be back to normal.

     
Banwell ladies at Backwell

Banwell Ladies are branching out into Competitions around the County
This time they were at a Ladies Triples Competition at West Backwell

  Two triples teams
 
  Wendy Coleman


The Banwell Ladies entered 2 teams of Ladies Triples: The Banwell Babes and The Banwell Belles.

Both teams played 4 matches- The Belles unfortunately lost all their matches.
But the Babes came a little closer. Winning 1 and losing 3.
The matches were close - The Babes lost two of their matches by a single shot
and the other one by two shots

As the girls said "This is all good experience
Next year onwards and Upwards

Supporters

Enthusiastic supporters from Banwell.

Terry Coleman and John Wright went further and pretended to be enjoying
a tropical holiday

Terry and John
 
Umbrella Last Match - Fancy Dress Photos
 
Group Photo


A good time was had by all on the last match of the 2021 Umbrella Competition.
Fancy Dress was the order of the day, and a whole range of outfits were on display.

The game was followed by the presentation of the trophy to the winner
and then a slap up fish and chip supper.

So thanks to every one who made this Umbrella Season a success, to John Wright and Terry
Coleman for the administration.

Below is a selection of photos taken on the evening.
A big thank you to Mal Laycock and Pam Kirby for the additional Photos

Bill Dredge The Taylors
       
Trevor Garfield Terry and Chris
     
On the green
   
Keith Wheeler Sue Taylor

And so endeth a perfect evening - sorry if your photo is not included - well done everybody


A photo from Kim Wright
     
  St Andrews Church Banwell  
 

Sunset over St Andrews Church Banwell. Photo by Kim Wright Monday 2nd August

 

Meanwhile it all happened on the green at St Andrews


Kim Burgess and his team pick up a 5 on the last end to win by one shot on their rink

  Terry Brice Scorecard
  Mike Turnbull
  Kim Burgess
 

A little piece of news that I thought should warrant being included on the website

The venue - St.Andrews B.C. - A triples match
Kim Burgess and his rink were loosing 10-14 on their rink with one end to go.
But as they say "Its not all over until the fat lady sings" - I have no idea what this means on a bowls green.

What do you know? They picked up a five to win the game.

In the clubhouse a delighted Kim was explaining the last end
down to smallest detail " Minuta pro bono" as they say in Cheddar

"I think this should go on the website" said Kim
"Hmmm perhaps" I replied
"Its worth a club double" said Kim
"On reflection - yes it should go on the website" I replied

Happiness all round
Well done you three on a good last end


 
Banwell Ladies at Yatton
 


Banwell Ladies at Yatton

 
 
Report from our Ace Reporters Pam and Kevin Gibbons who were at the scene and bring you this report
 
     
  The Banwell Ladies  
     
 
This day at Yatton premiered the debut showing of the Banwell Babes and Belles.

The cast included Banwell Babes - Kim Wright, Wendy Coleman, Jennifer of Yatton.
Banwell Belles - Pam Gibbons, Angie Bass, Pauline Mabbutt.
Executive Producer - Mo Millard.

Other cast included: a bunch of old blokes who were very pleased
to get tea and homemade cakes at the end.

Torrential downpour including hailstones, meant a delay part way through the morning.
But after lunch play began with bowls aquaplaning across the green.

However, the sun came out for the lovely afternoon screening of the show.
Everyone had a great day with our ladies playing fantastically well and being very welcomed by all.

The afternoon was cut short by one game owing to the delay, with the ladies ending on a high.


Both the Banwell teams won their final game.

The Babes won 2 of their 3 matches, including a win against favourites Clevedon Prom.

The Belles won 1 of their 3 matches winning their final game winning 10-1.

Fans said they cannot wait for the sequel at West Backwell in August.

Thanks go to Mo Millard who initiated and encouraged throughout.
Also to our club who gave us fantastic encouragement.