Please note that the green will be unavailable for use by members on the following dates as it has booked by ouside organisations :-
Saturday 13th June – all day
Monday 29th June – from 6.00pm
The Committee apologises for any inconvenience that this may cause,
Chairman’s Message May 2015
The season is now in full flow and everything is starting to fit into place. We have had lots of positive feedback about the club and the condition of the green. The committee has also had a number of requests which we have already acted on.
Some of our members have asked for a second weekly Round Robin. Jim Finnimore has agreed to run an addition event on Friday mornings, starting at 10.00am. We thank Jim for his involvement. If anyone would be willing to deputise for Jim for when he can’t make it please contact him.
There has been a lot of feedback about the toilet situation and we been asked to provide a convenience at the side of the green. The committee is in the process of looking into the logistics of such a project. Please watch this space.
The Planning Permission application is underway for the floodlights and we should have more news for you before the end of the season.
The most recent competition was the Spring Pairs which attracted a good turnout of 28 members. Congratulations to Mike Dunlop and Connie Southern on their success in claiming this title.
A big thank you to our President Ray Sutton who volunteered to paint the green benches. Ray has done a fantastic job and I am sure you would all agree that they look so much better.
Talking of benches I would like to pass on my gratitude to the Langley family for donating a bench in the memory of George Langley. It has been placed at the side of the shelter and it is a splendid addition. If anyone else would like to donate a bench please contact the club, see below.
All the annual subscriptions have been collected and we have in excess of 150 members. A polite reminder that if you bring a guest down to the green then please can you collect £2 per session and pass it on to a captain or a committee member.
Chris Harding – 07761733024 and firstname.lastname@example.org
George Hitchmough – 07977 500131 and email@example.com
Mike Milne – 07752352065 and firstname.lastname@example.org
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HESKETH ARMS BOWLING CLUB
SPRING PAIRS 2015
Sunday saw 28 members taking part in the first of the Club’s three doubles competitions, for which partners are drawn randomly.
As usual, some interesting pairings were formed, including the winners of the 2013 Chairman’s Shield, Margaret Langley and Ray Sutton. Drawn to play in the bottom half the draw, Margaret and Ray had the advantage of a bye in the first round and progressed to the final with comfortable wins against Eileen Rawcliffe and John Stennett (21-14) and Barry Lowe and Fiona Woods (21-9).
The top half of the draw saw the highly fancied pair of Mike Dunlop and Connie Southern progress to the semi-finals with wins against Janice Hobson and Colin Mackenzie (21-8) and Joe Parker and Alex Rimmer (21-12). The semi-final proved to be a tougher challenge against Margaret James and Brian Jones but it was Mike and Connie who reached the final with a narrow 21-18 victory.
The outcome of the final was difficult to predict but Mike and Connie started strongly, scoring four 2s in the first 6 ends to open up a 12-6 lead. Margaret and Ray were able to stage a comeback, however, winning four ends out of five to narrow the gap to 11-14 but Mike and Connie hit back with another three doubles and a single to run out 21-11 winners and claim the 2015 Spring Pairs title.
A consolation competition was also run and this was won by Alan Bond and Pat Jones who won 15-11 in the final against Janice Hobson and Colin MacKenzie.