Diary Dates:

JUBILEE ROLL-UP                                             -Thursday 2nd June 2pm for 2:30pm start
UNDERWOOD TROPHY (Ladies v Men)          – Monday 6th June 5:30pm for 6pm start
CHARITY DAY + BBQ                                        – Saturday 2nd July 2pm for 2:30pm start
SCWBA PRESIDENT’s DAY                               – Wednesday 27th July
MIXED 2 WOOD TRIPS + BBQ                         – Saturday 13th August 10am for 10:30am start
FINALS WEEKEND                                           – Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September


Once again, we attracted an enthusiastic and talented group, pictured above, many of whom have become members or are in the process of joining.  There was plenty more interest on the ESC Open Day so, with the national Big Bowls event on 29th May we are hoping to recruit more. Grateful thanks go to our experienced coaches, Mike Cutts, Robert Postle, Jenny Baird and Sylvia Jones for their time and patience.  They could not have done without the numerous helpers who turned up to meet-and-greet, take down details and roll bowls back.  Their contribution is greatly valued and appreciated.

Mixed matches
: -Played 6, won 3 and lost 3 (can’t get more friendly than that!)
Ladies’ friendly matches: Just the one match so far. We had a very pleasant game at Malden Manor, slightly rain affected, which we won 35-24

  There have been some very close matches this past month:
Imber Court proved to be too strong for us this year and we lost 41-52 (but we beat them by just one-shot last year!).  Against Auriol we won a close match by just one shot (50-49).

Peter Ungless Shield knock-out: This competition is open only to clubs who play in the Racal Decca League so only 14 clubs participate in this knock-out competition, but the matches can be very competitive! We were lucky to get a bye in the first round but had a very tough game against Oxshott in the 2nd round. Going into the last end of this two-triples match we were ahead by 3 shots overall, but our opponents built a winning position of 5 shots on this last end prior to Ember’s last wood being played.  Our skip Dick Jones came to our rescue and Ember won by just 2 shots! Well done that man!

Ladies League: Played 3 but lost 3 – must do better!
Mixed League: Played 2, won 1 and lost 1.

The good news is we are 2nd equal in the league. The bad news is we are really 5th because of shot difference. We have played two games and had a big loss away 31-15 against Heathervale in the first game. In our second match we had a good 17-15 home win against Ottershaw. Early days!

The draw has been completed and the draw sheets are on the website and in the rack at clubhouse for all but the NON winners. The sign-up sheet for the NON winners is up on the notice board. Please complete and either wait till you see David or Linda re payment for entry fee or put into an envelope marked for Linda’s attention and pin on the notice board. The draw for the NON winner’s competition will take place on the 1st June. If you have any questions, please ask Linda Pillman or Dave Bardsley.

The evening league is underway with 4 teams playing this year.
The first 4 games have been played but only the results of the first 2 were available at the time of going to press. In the first 2 games both were closely fought, and Bravo and Charlie won against Alpha and Delta respectively.
A reminder from the League Organiser- please fill in the names on the scorecard of ALL the players and the names of the teams and the date it was played.

JUBILEE ROLL-UP Thursday 2nd June 2pm for a 2:30pm start
To celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee, we will be having a themed roll-up. Dress code will be red, white & blue and there will be a prize for the “Best Costume”. We will start with a spider and then have a fairly conventional bowls competition and prizes will be awarded to the winners. There will be a £2 fee + £1 for the spider.
All standards of bowlers will be able to participate, and it is a good chance for new bowlers to meet more established bowlers in an informal environment. So, I hope for a bumper turnout and a good time had by all.

UNDERWOOD TROPHY (Ladies v Men) – Monday 6th June 5:30pm for 6pm start
This is open to all standards of bowlers and teams will be drawn on the night. It is aimed to be a fun competition but has a certain competitiveness about it. To top it off there will be fish & chips after the game. Come along and have a fun evening.

CHARITY DAY – Saturday JULY 2nd – 2.30pm followed by a BBQ.
Come & enjoy a fun afternoon of Bowls in aid of our Charity ‘Sense’ followed by a splendid BBQ.   More details later, but, put the date in your diary.

BAR DUTY                                                                                                       ADAM WILLSON
Happy to report only a handful of spaces left to fill for the June rota. My thanks to all volunteers who have offered to help out. I would be especially keen to hear from anyone who lives near the club and would be happy to lock up the clubhouse early evening on a Saturday or Sunday.
Should you feel like you have missed the boat, there is plenty of chances coming up to redeem yourself. We have 4 Mondays that need covering in July and lots of vacancies on the August rota.  Please sign up on the club notice board or contact Adam on if that suits you better.

BONUS BALL                                                                           MALCOLM BAIRD
The lucky winners since the last newsletter are:
Saturday 30th April     Winning number         52             Malcolm Baird       £30
Saturday 7th May        Winning number        4                Pat Homewood    £30
Saturday 14th May      Winning number        35               Roy Barton           £30
Saturday 21st May       Winning number        8                 Ros Marcall          £30

The current numbers are valid for all weekly draws up to (and including) Saturday 18th June. Numbers for the 10 weekly draws commencing 25th June are now available from Malcolm or Jenny at £10 each so if you have any favourite numbers don’t delay!  All profits from these Bonus Ball draws go to the bowls section, so please dig deep for this worthy cause!

Do you have trouble remembering names?  How often are you introduced to another bowler and instantly forget their name? There is a solution!  Name badges are available: £2 pin badge – £2.50 magnetic badge – white writing on green. Order yours now (you only have to remember your own name at this stage!) from Sylvia 01932 788701 or
Chalk sprayers are also available. Just ask one of the committee members or Sylvia.

We will be holding a second-hand sale in the next couple of weeks to sell clothes and bowls that have been donated to us together with items that have been left in the changing room. The equipment and clothing such as waterproofs that we believe are cast-offs have been moved to the coat hooks on the wall between the toilets and the cupboard. There is a price list indicating that these will be for sale. If you identify any of the items as yours and, not for sale, please remove them and put them in your locker.

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