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2020 season information

2020 Season - Dates for your diary

Secretary Chris Wilson has sent out, by email, information for the 2002 season.
But if you are still communicating by smoke signals, Naval Flags or Snail Mail
below are a few key dates for your diary

Form 'A' To be completed and returned to the Hon Treasurer with remittance by Friday March 2020

Get our club ready for the season

Help is always required from anyone available to carry out tasks in order to get the club ready for the new season.
Please bring own tools if possible (Paint brushes etc).
Anyone can go down to the club before the season starts and do some jobs whenever they are free,
however the working party weekends will be from 10am on

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March
Final Tidy Up – Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th April

Key Dates for your diary - Note the 2020 fixture book will be available on President's Day

Saturday 18th April Presidents Day ( arrive for 2pm)
Sunday 3rd May Tony Hyde Memorial Shield
Monday 11th May Umbrella Competition Starts
Saturday 30th May Triples 1st & 2nd Rounds (Depending on entries)
Saturday 6th June Triples Semi Final & Final (Depending on entries)
Club Tour - Thursday 11th June to Sunday 14th June
Sunday 12th July Rinks Day
Sunday 2nd August Fund Raising Day
Saturday 12th September Finals Day
Sunday 13th September Finals Day (Spare Day)
Saturday 19th September Captain's Day
Saturday 24th October Dinner and Presentation Evening 6.30pm arrival
Friday 20th November AGM 7pm
'Thank You' Correspondence from Banwell Under '8' Football team

Wrong Bias money goes to a good home

  Mal with cheque  

Do you remember the end of the 2019 season? Malcolm Laycock delved into the 'Pig",
calculated the amount of money in the pig
and a decision was made to donate the sum of money
to the Banwell 'Under 8's Football team'


We have received a letter of thanks from Mark Dalton and Will Cawte the Banwell Under '8' coaches

They thanks us for our donation and went on to say that Banwell
has become the fastest growing football club in the Weston - super - Mare area.

Our donation enabled the club to invest in some 'Portable Goal Nets which they can use wherever they want

So well done you lot... It is nice to know that your 'Cock Ups'
and your 'Pound in the Pig' have been put to good use

Angela Bass interviewed on film
  Angela Bass in the studio

Angela Bass interviewed on
film by Tracey Neville*


I have just received information from MIke Bass of his recent trip to London, where his wife Angela
took part in a filmed interview with Tracey Neville, who is a
retired English netball player and ex head coach of the England national netball team.
Tracey Neville was the England team coach for the 2018 Commonwealth Games,
and led England to Gold against the hosts Australia, winning by 52-51 at the Gold Coast.
Angela was contacted by Vitality UK to go to London on an all expenses paid trip (Mike included)
to be interviewed along with other filming events which took 2 hours

Mike and Angela were fed and watered in the hospitality suite before watching matches
at the Nations Cup Netball final at the Copper Box at Stratford, E.London.

They were booked in at the same hotel as the 4 competing teams who came from
NZ, SA, Jamaica and England and were able to chat to some of them.


Angela was selected from 114 places offered by Vitality to take her UKCC England Netball Coaching Certificate,

She was considered as an ideal example to show that at her ( ripe old ) age,(Mike's words not mine) people can still get involved in the sport.

As you know Angela is the organiser of the
Trailblazers Ladies Walking Netball
Team who play at Hutton Moor

Well done Angela, Mike tells me that
you both had a splendid weekend

Angela and Tracey  
*Tracey Anne Neville MBE was born into an athletic family.

Her mother, Jill, at one time was General Manager and Club Secretary for English Football League club Bury.

Her father was a former professional cricketer.

 Her twin brother is Phil Neville, head coach of the England women's national football team, and her older brother is Gary Neville; both were professional footballers and represented the England National Team

Reminder - Forthcoming Skittles Evening

A Quick Reminder for
the forthcoming
Skittles Evening


Right Folks here is the situation:

So far we have 28 people attending ( not all playing ) the Skittles Evening
I would like another half dozen ( at least ) to have a decent crowd and atmosphere
So come on and ring Trevor in the next few days. You know it makes sense

It will be a great fun evening.
Go on...Pick up the phone right now

Venue: The Coach House Locking
Friday 21st February - Commencing 7.00pm

Thanks Trevor Garfield

Turnbull Cup - Dates
  Notes for your diary

Notes for your Diary

I have just received some preliminary
dates for the Turnbull Cup.

We have a bye in Round 3 (Tues 30th June),
but we are away to Taunton in Round 4 on Tues 7th July.
(4 Rinks 6.15pm start)

I have amended the
fixture list page to include
this information

Mike Davies once again features on our TV screens

Potters Worls Indoor Championship 2020

The World Indoor
Bowls Championship
at Potters Resort
Mike Davies appearing
on our TV Screens
once again

Potters Indoor Worls Championships 2020

The World Indoor Bowls Championships are once again underway,
taking place at the Potters Resort in Norfolk

And once again Banwell's Mike Davies is a prominent feature as one of the markers
appearing on our TV screens, moving around the green ( or should I say Blue)
controlling the match in his usual competent and authoritative manner.

Well done MIke - Good to watch

Update on Jenny Brice and her broken ankle
  Jenny Brice

Update on Jenny and her ankle

I have just heard the latest news
on the tale of Jenny Brice and
her broken ankle.

The ankle appears to be mending nicely
and I am informed that the plaster cast
has now been removed and has now been
replaced by a large boot.

Not the height of fashion Jenny
but glad to see all is going well.

Short on catering staff for a couple of games - can you help

Short on catering staff for a couple of games
Can you help?

The Fixture Secretary and his good
lady Chris have been beavering away
with the fixtures and the catering details
for all the forthcoming matches in 2020

It turns out that we are one person short
for two of our home mixed matches.

Sunday 21st June (Eastover) 2.30pm start
Sunday 28th June (Willmott Park) 2.30pm start

Can you help out for these two matches?
Male or Female, either will do.

If you can then please contact either
Mal or Chris Laycock - Thanks in anticipation

Forthcoming Attraction - Banwell Bowling Club - Skittles Evening

Banwell Bowls Club - Skittles Evening
Venue: The Coach House Locking
Friday 21st February - Commencing 7.00pm

  Barry Taylor Trevor Garfield  

Right You Lot Listen Up!! - A message from our Social Secretary - Trevor Garfield


We shall be holding a skittles Evening - Details as Above.
This will include a buffet supper at a cosy of £8 per person.
The buffet will be suitable for both meat eaters and vegetarians.
Note: we can have the skittle alley free of charge, provided we have the buffet

I need to confirm numbers by the 4th February at the latest.
So please let me know by this date if you wish to attend.

I can be contacted on my email address
Or ring me on my telephone number which is shown in the club fixtures handbook

You will need to pay in advance
Details of my address will be given to you
when you either email me or telephone me

Give it some serious thought.
We had a great time last year
So I look forward to your support