Ladies Charity Day

The annual Ladies Charity Day was held on Sunday 1 July. This year’s charity is the Tavistock Hospital League of Friends and their Chairman, Joy Harrison, and Treasurer, Christine Leach, attended the event with Joy giving an insight into what they achieve. Despite heavy rain during the morning, the skies brightened and the Green dried out just in time for play to start shortly after 2.00pm.  Everyone enjoyed a lovely tea, and very generous support for the auction & raffle help to raise a considerable amount for the charity.

Bowlers in blue for the Charity Day

Annual Tournament 2018

The Club held its Annual Tournament on Sunday 3 June with 18 teams taking part representing Clubs from Devon & Cornwall. The weather was glorious and a great time was had by all who attended.  The eventual winners were from Plymstock Bowling Club (Maureen Hibbitt, Hilary Avent, John McMahon & Peter Hopper) with the runners-up from Bere Alston (Linda Squire, Margaret Gregory, Ken Wood & Colin Squire).  Yelverton Bowling Club came in third place (Andy Lea, Pete Ross, Rosemary Perryman & Shirley Smale) with Dunheved in fourth place (Judith Prynne, Rhona Keighley, Peter Prynne, Brian Keighley).

The winning team from Plymstock Bowling Club

The runners-up from Bere Alston

Third placed team from Yelverton

Fourth placed team from Dunheved

Dance/Social Evening – Friday 22 June

Tickets are available from Brian Lamb at £5.00 each for the Dance/Social Evening to be held at the Clubhouse on Friday 22 June.  Music will be supplied by The Texans, a duo (Brian & John), who play everything from Waltzes to Rock ‘n’ Roll, Old Time to Beatles & Line Dancing, etc – check out their website: thetexans.co.uk.  Those attending are asked to supply a plate of food for the finger buffet.  Bring your friends & family!

30p Day – Friday 4 May

This follows on from the very successful inaugural fundraising event held in November.  The day will run from 10.30am to 3.00pm.  Tea & coffee plus cake & biscuits will be served througout the day, and a lunch will be available from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm. Lunch will consist of sausage, mash & beans plus a choice of desserts! There will be a raffle and a chance to try your hand at skittles.

As the name suggests, there will be a charge of 30p for each item purchased.

Please add your name to the lists on the Club noticeboards if you intend to come along.

Opening Day – Outdoor Season

The Club held its Opening Day for the outdoor season on Saturday 14 April.  Unfortunately, due to the adverse weather over recent months, it was not possible for any play to take place on the Green.  However, the Mayor (Councillor Phillip Sanders) and his Consort (Mrs Jan Smallacombe) attended along with 48 bowlers.  The Mayor, as President of the Club, officially opened  the Green by bowling the first wood of the season.  Following this, a ceremony took place to unveil a wooden bench which had been installed in memory of John Timmins, who sadly died last year, as a tribute to his tremendous support of the Club over many years.  Everyone then retired to the Clubhouse for tea and, despite not being able to play, enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon.

Members of the Club together with the Tavistock Town Mayor and his Consort

The Tavistock Town Mayor, Cllr Philip Sanders, bowling the first wood of the season

Family members of John Timmins along with the Club Chairman, Mike Felles, at the unveiling of the bench in John’s memory