TEWKESBURY BOWLING CLUB
Founded 1828: Affiliated to Bowls England & Gloucestershire Bowls Association
Gander Lane, Tewkesbury, GL20 5PG. Tel: 01684 294411
From Dave Minchew (Capt) & Colin Campbell (Vice Capt)
It is proposed to trial a new format for the men’s pairs this year. See link below.
It is a good opportunity for some of the newer players to be able to experience playing different shots from different positions, rather than just leading.
The format is not difficult to adjust to, but if you have any questions please contact myself, Colin or Eddie K.
Due to the current circumstances there are regular changes and updates being made on the fixture card.
From today (8th) only the current month will be displayed.
This will make it easier to make changes when necessary.
Club Handicap Competition.
The sheet with individual handicaps is now on the competitoin notice board.
You will notice a subtle change for 2021
Your own personal handicap should be put on the Scoreboard/Card at the start of the game, and not the differance between the competitors.
Tony Alcock Trophy
Played over 15 ends Tewkesbury's first match in the over 60s double rink against Ardagh (Bristol) turned out to be a comfortable win in the afternoon sunshine.
At 8 ends Ivan Robins, Suzanne Payne, Rowena Capper & Mike Bishop led 10-3. On the other rink Janet Bishop, Jean Taylor, Colin Campbell & Eddie Kavanagh were cruising at 21-2.
Ardagh did show some resistance at the back end of the game coming back to win 14-13 against Bishop. But on the other rink they could only manage to win three more ends and Tewkesbury ran out winners 30-8
We now await the winners of Ardagh's other team or Chelenham Spa.
Merrily we roll along
Normally the first and last game of the season is marked by the games against Sir Thomas Riches but along with everything else the ‘circumstances alter cases’ and so we had a very enjoyable game against them yesterday.
Winning does of course help as ‘The Seniors’ continued their successful run, taking the match 89 to 77.
On rink one Wendy Campbell, Graeme Watson and Lennie Upperton came from being 10 – 16 down to lead lead 17 - 16 after scoring a 3,5 and 2 in three consecutive ends and in a tense finish won 18 – 17.
Suzanne Payne, Mike Palmer and Frank Hannigan (20) and Alex Fleming, Roy Gavin and Rowena Capper (22) had convincing wins.
Anne Woodhead, Jim Booth and Marion Haynes came back from being 12 – 6 down but unfortunately lost by one on the last end.
The Captain’s rink did not do so well but someone had to be kind to Sir Tom.
A special thanks to Suzanne and Sue for sorting out the teas again and the clearing up, done as efficiently as ever.
Next week another home game this time against Cheltenham. Another win?……the tension mounts.
Please be aware that we no longer have a team in the Ladies Gloucestershire League Div 2.
Also Gloucester Spa do not have a team in Div 1.
NGL v Cheltenham Spa.
Going into the game Tewkesbury had the protentional of picking up maximum points (13) and at times it looked like it could happen.
At 15 ends only Kelvin Bear, Richard Evans, Brian Haines & Paul Keicher were in arears. Two rinks were well in front and the other two led by one.
Len Upperton, John Glass, Stewart Minchew & Craig Guthrie winning on fourteen of the twenty-one ends were never in trouble and won 26--10
Kelvin Bear, Richard Evans, Brian Haines & Paul Keicher picked up nine shots over the last four ends, coming back to win 18—16
Malcolm Swain, Richard Hill, Rod Trower & Eddie Kavanagh kept the opposition to a miserly seven ones, and a dodgy four and won 24—11
Ivan Robins, Colin Campbell, Rob Arthur & Mike Bishop leading 18—14 at 16 ends must have nodded off, losing the last five ends to finish 18—25
Alex Fleming, Robin Burnell, Hugh Mundy & Frank Hannigan, seven up at 10 ends, six down at 17, came back to lead going in to the last end, unfortunately could not stop Spa picking up a three and succumbed 18--20
In the end it was still a comfortable win for Tewkesbury 104 (9pts) to Spa 82 (4pts)
Still top of the league, for the moment.