Some news for you. A very successful Cowes Week Tournament has finished, with the finals taking place last Thursday and Friday. A little bit of rain fell during the week but this did not stop the bowls taking place and many thanks/plaudits were given to everyone who has looked after the green, surrounds and clubhouse over the last few months, especially to Brian Blenkinsop who has co-ordinated all the work. We won’t spend too much time on the ‘wrong-bias’ bowls sent down by a few of our bowlers, who shall remain nameless, Rob (oops!)
We have got six touring games left – one on Wednesday and five in September, but we still need more players to put your names down. These games help us to raise funds AND KEEP SUBSCRIPTIONS DOWN,
so please don’t leave it to others to play, help out too. Also, at the moment, there are no volunteers to help to do the teas/coffees for the games.
Good luck to Steve Lewis, Rog Payne and Ray Byham, who are off to Leamington Spa to play in the National Triples Finals this week. Let’s hope that they can have success. You can look at the up to date results on the Bowls England website.
Everything is ready for our own tour to Eastbourne on 6 September, thanks to Steve Morris & Mark Baker. Fred Sly is busy getting his money-box prepared for all the fines that he gives out each evening but he is very worried that funds will go down greatly because Jackie New is unable to go this year. Still, the cygnets on the Arundel River will be safe from the gale-force winds!
Our AGM is on Tuesday 1 October at 7.30pm at the IOW Community Club. Forms will be on the notice-board soon for you to propose names for the various positions on the committee and also for you to make any proposals for changes to our rules/constitution. More details to follow.
Finally, Graham Thorne has asked me to remind you to return your raffle card, which he gave you at the beginning of the season as the draw will be at our AGM. These can be given to your team captain or to Graham. It doesn’t matter if you cannot fill the card – any amount will help to boost our funds.