The West Berks 500 Open Pairs tournament was held at the club on Saturday 13th October.
44 club players had a very enjoyable day starting with the pairs being randomly drawn by the Club President and the Men’s Captain. 4 Groups of 6 pairs then played 5 games of 3 wood pairs against the other teams in their group with at least 5 games during the day resulting in a I end 1 bowl per player shoot-out to decide the winner of the game.
The 4 Group winners then played the 5 end semi-finals which were followed by a 5 end Final and play off for 3rd and 4th place.
Sponsor Jim Hackett then presented the prize money to the competitors as follows:
Winners – Sam Whiting and Graham Bradley
Runners-Up – Richard Featherstone and Geoff Drewe
3rd Place – Angela Blades-Moore and Richard Kozlowski
4th Place – Maria Bastin and Barry Williams
All of us are having a wonderful time here in SA.
This was taken at Somerset West Bowls Club near where we are staying. They have 3 greens and bowl on 2 at any one time. They are all in excellent condition.
WBIBC won the opening, mixed triples, game of the season 108-81. The Top Rink went to Sandy Steele (skip), Daphne Shipp & Anoup Puri.
Chawton Park got off to a good start from the first end and were in front by 22 shots after the 6th end. They were in the lead from the 1st end all the way up to and including the 13th end. WBIBC scored 52 shots in the final 5 ends to finish strongly and win the game.
– Tuesday & Thursday Triples Leagues @ 14 Teams
– Wednesday ‘Australian Pairs’ League – 8 Teams
– Monthly ‘Fantastic Fives League – 6 Teams
– Monday & Thursday ‘Spoons’
– Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday ‘Top Ten’
– Many Afternoon ‘Roll-Ups’
– Saturday Coaching & ‘Rock ‘n Bowls’
– Summer BBQ
– 4th July Charity Night raised for ‘Anthony Nolan Trust’ – £ 283
Team Foxes : Open Pairs Winners : Team Cyclops : Team Foxes
Team Wombats : Open Singles Winner : Team Ray Taylor : Team Mike Humphries
The club has upgraded all of its lighting to LED. We hope this will be appreciated by its members.
Here are a few of the questions / answers about the change:
1) What was involved?
Replacement of the Rink, Lounge and Dining lighting with similar size LED panels, replacing any small existing light units and the external Flood lights.
2) Will the cost eventually save the club money?
We should see a reduction in our lighting bill of around £4,000 / year. A Carbon Energy Grant has been successfully awarded for £5,000. Cost of upgrade will be recovered in 4-5 years and then provide a substantial saving to the club running cost.
3) What is the LED lighting like and how long will it last
Rink LED lighting will provide a ‘Daylight’ presentation with the Lounge / Dining Room being ‘Warm White’, which should give a pleasant contrast.
Rink lighting ‘LUX’ level now complies with Sports England guidance for Indoor Bowls Clubs
LED units are now providing 15 – 25 years usage.
5) Are we changing to soon, could we be guinea pigs?
Camdon Lighting have installed over 50 LED lighting scheme’s for Indoor Bowls clubs., so this should give us confidence that it is now time to change.
Short List of Indoor Bowls Clubs updated by Camdon:
Kempston Park, Bedford Borough, Colchester, Deangate Ridge, Kingsthorpe, Royal Tunbridge Wells
Roundwood, Sudbury, Swale, Torbay, Veryan, Betteshanger, Sevenoaks, Essex County
Oyster, Thanet, Riverain & Cardiff
SPOONS – Monday & Thursday
Starts 16th April at 10.00 am
TOP TEN – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Starts 17th April 10.30 am
TRIPLES LEAGUES – Tuesday & Thursday
Starts 17th & 19th April at 6.30pm
AUSTRALIAN PAIRS LEAGUE – Wednesday
Starts 25th April at 6.30 pm (except on F’5s Night)
FANTASTIC 5’s LEAGUE – Wednesday
Starts 23rd May and Monthly thereafter at 6.30 pm
COACHING – Saturday
Starts 21st April and then fortnightly at 9.00am
ROCK ‘n BOWL – Saturday
Starts 28th April and then fortnightly at 9.15am
Starts June for ‘Open’ Single & Pairs
7 Fixtures against local clubs, 1st Match Saturday 27th May
Morning; Rinks 1 & 6 available. No Pre-Booking
See Rink Allocation for other times. Casual dress allowed + Bowls shoes
Roll-Ups require honesty payment for rink usage. £1.40/hr or £2.70/2 hrs
Joan’s son, Jeff Salt, with the donation accepted by Denis & Rose Pocock.
The inscription on the bowling arm can been seen below
Jeff has gifted the club a little more money to be used for other useful items.
He appreciates the many happy years the club gave to his mother