VICE-PRESIDENTS PAIRS TROPHY
A full entry of 15 pairs took part in the Vice-Presidents Pairs on Saturday and after some close games in the early stages of the competition, which saw some strong pairings eliminated, the semi-finals saw victories for Laurie Townson and Roger Van Beever against John Hughes and John McCabe (21-14) and Chris Harding and Jon Roberts over Mike Milne and Alex Rimmer (21-16).
As mentioned last week, we have witnessed some very close finals this season and this was no exception. The early stages of the final were extremely one-sided however, as Laurie and Roger won eight out of the first eleven ends to surge into a commanding 19-7 lead. The 12th end saw Chris and Jon score four to give them a glimmer of hope and with Jon taking the block and playing a tricky mark across the middle of the green, they chipped away at the lead with ones and twos, eventually running out with a fourteen break to win the game 21-19. Congratulations to Jon on his first Hesketh Arms competition win and to Chris on his first pairs success. Commiserations to Laurie and Roger on just missing out after a fine run to reach the final.
LAST CHANCE CUP – SUNDAY 27th SEPTEMBER (12 PM START)
Entries for the Last Chance Cup are listed below. The competition is full, with a reserve list, so if you are on the list and unable to play, please inform Mike Milne as soon as possible (07752352065 / firstname.lastname@example.org) so that a reserve pair can be notified.
Kez Adams & Fergal Wright ; Sue Andersen & George Hitchmough ; Lynn Burrow & Mike Milne ;
Jason Chapman & Chris Porter ; Terry Corfield & Noel Morgans ; Sue Davies & Tony Wakefield ;
Wayne Graham & Norma White ; Chris Harding & Jon Roberts ; Janice Hobson & Derek Wignall ;
John Hughes & John McCabe ; Alan & Jill Lloyd ; Barry & Pat McArthur ;
Peter Smith & John Unsworth ; Laurie Townson & Roger Van Beever ; Sue White & Sue Wignall.
The Team Challenge got under way last week and the results from week 1 were as follows :-
Hurricanes 5, Tempest 0
Thunder 3, Blizzard 2
Fixtures for Thursday 24th September, 6.30 pm start :-
Hurricanes v. Thunder
Blizzard v. Tempest
FLOODLIGHT PAIRS COMPETITION. Friday 2nd of October 6:30pm start.
Non Random pairs please contact Mike Milne as soon as possible (07752352065 / email@example.com) to register your interest.
This is the very last competition of the season, limited to 15 pairs.
If the floodlight competition is successful we will include it in next year’s completions.
Following the latest Government Restrictions coming into force on 22nd of September 2020, The following information has been copied from the HM Gov web site (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/blackburn-with-darwen-oldham-pendle-local-restrictions)
The guidance still allows our bowling club to carry on with the green bookings system and competitions.
We must strictly adhere to groups no larger than 6 and a total number in the confines of the green at any one time of 30. This will limit any spectators at the bowling competitions and if we have 30 playing members there will be no room for spectators.
We have to take this matter seriously and we would ask you to support us in following the guidance.
Strict social distancing and personal hygiene guidance should be followed at all times.
(https://www.gov.uk/guidance/blackburn-with-darwen-oldham-pendle-local-restrictions) North West of England: local restrictions
Taken from the above website
“Team sport and physical activity
You can continue to take part in organised sporting or licensed physical activity in groups of more than 6. This can be in any public place – indoors or outdoors – but not in a private outdoor space like a garden or inside a private home. These activities either need to be organised by a national governing body, club, registered instructor/coach, business or charity, and/or involve someone who has received an official licence to use equipment relevant to the activity. In all cases, the organiser must conduct a risk assessment and ensure compliance with COVID-19 secure guidance.”
The green will remain open until 7pm on SUNDAY 4th of October, when the green will close for winter maintenance.