Wendover Bowls Club – October 2019

At the end of August we held our Finals Day. This is the culmination of all the various knockout competitions that had run throughout the outdoor season for the silverware in our Trophy cabinet and, just as important, the pleasure of seeing your name on the honours board for 2019. It was a long day with matches starting early in the morning through to early evening. Thankfully we were blessed with good weather and they all got completed on time. A pat on the back must go to the organisers who had to cope with the logistical problems of players who were in more than one competition. After the dust had settled we sat down to a splendid meal provided by Ashlea Catering and the presentation of the awards. One real pleasure was to see that our youngest member, Kasey Turton aged 12, had won through to the Final of The Ann Shepherd Cup and, though beaten, she got one of the loudest ovations of the evening.

By the time this goes to print our green will have been put to bed and the moth hoovered out of the indoor mats. We will all have to relearn this much gentler format and I’m sure we will find it a bit frustrating at first but, as we have the first match at the end of September, we had better learn fast.

Looking back at the year it has been pretty successful. Our membership has grown and the competition results fair. We may not be quite so “win at all cost” as some clubs but it is usually a happy place to be with a great social side. Come and join us.