There will be a Quiz Night on Wednesday 14th February commencing at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. The cost is £5 per person to include a buffet. The first prize is £50 and there will also be prizes for second & third places. Maximum number in a team is six. All profits to Club funds. Please put your names on the main Club noticeboard if you would like to come or call Tony Smith. Non Club members are welcome.
The Men’s team has now received the Hore Belisha Cup for coming top of Division B of the Evening League in 2017. The cup was originally presented by The Rt Hon Leslie Hore Belisha, Secretary of State for War in 1939, to the Plymouth & District Bowling League in 1947. The Club had previously won the Cup in 2002 & 2014. The Club has now been promoted to Division A for the 2018 season.
Following the AGM, held on Wednesday 22 November, the following were appointed into posts for the 2017/2018 season.
Chairman – Mike Felles
Vice Chairman – Vacant
Secretary – Diana Smirles
Treasurer – Val Blair
Men’s Secretary/Club Match Secretary – David Blair
Men’s Captain – Vacant
Ladies’ Captain – Jenny Gilbert
Ladies’ Secretary – Sue Silcox
Bar Manager – Charles Carter
Short Mat Representative – Tony Gobby
Short Mat Captain – Vacant
Club Greenkeeper – David Blair
Non Committee Appointments
Club Competition Secretary – Clive Jago
Men’s Vice Captain – Vacant
Ladies’ Vice Captain – Sue Silcox
Short Mat Vice Captain – Charles Carter
Short Mat Secretary – Diana Smirles (in her role as Hon Gen Secretary)
Short Mat Competition Secretary – Shirley Blackburn
It has been confirmed that the funeral for John Timmins will be held at 11.00am on Friday 1st December at the Tavistock Cemetery Chapel.
The Club held a very successful Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening at Tavistock Golf Club on Saturday 4th November. Trophies were awarded by the Club’s Chairman, Mr Tony Boxall, to the following.
Timmins Triples League: Winners M Allen, Mrs B Carter, T Gobby, E Piper, J Smith
Mixed Triples: Winners M Felles, Mrs J Gilbert, R Gillfillan – Runners Up R Kelly, Mrs S Gillfillan, Mrs M Paramor
Mixed Pairs: Winners Mrs E Browse, R Gilbert – Runners Up Mrs H Lovell, N Paramor
Men’s Handicap: Winner E Piper – Runner Up P Willicott
Kerswill: Winner M Clark – Runner Up D Johns
Bryan Parker : Winner M Clark – Runner Up D Johns
Muzzlewhite: Winner M Felles – Runner Up P Willicott
Men’s Two Wood: Winner H Kelly – Runner Up C Carter
Men’s Championship: Winner T Boxall – Runner Up M Clark
Men’s Pairs: Winners M Allen, H Kelly – Runners Up T Smith, R Gilbert
Ladies Two Woods: Winner Mrs M Allen – Runner Up Mrs P Anstead
Ladies Pairs: Winners Mrs J Gilbert, Mrs H Lovell – Runners Up Mrs E Browse, Mrs V Blair
Ladies Championship: Winner Mrs M Allen – Runner Up Mrs V Blair
Ladies Handicap: Winner Mrs V Blair – Runner Up Mrs P Anstead
Mixed Pairs: Winners Mrs S Blackburn, J Timmins – Runners Up B Ellicott, T Gobby
Mixed Triples: Winners E Browse, B Ellicott, J Sloane – Runners Up Mrs B Carter, D Johns, Mrs D Pittaway
72s: Winner: B Lamb – Runner Up Mrs S Blackburn
Bryan Parker: Winner G Blackburn, Runner Up J Timmins
Ladies Singles: Winner Mrs M Paramor – Runner Up Mrs B Carter
Men’s Singles: Winner R Mitchell – Runner Up D Johns
Championship: Winner R Mitchell – Runner Up Mrs M Paramor
During the 2017 season, the Ladies Section of the Bowls Club carried out a variety of fundraising events culminating in a total of £900 being raised for the Children’s Hospice South West. At the Club’s monthly coffee morning held on Saturday 4 November, the Ladies Captain, Val Blair, presented a cheque for £900 to Zoe Partridge, Community Fundraiser for Plymouth & District and North-East & South-East Cornwall.
The Club held its Autumn Short Mat Tournament on Sunday 8 October. The winning team was from Bow consisting of Rita Redstone, John Redstone, Monica Simons & Maurice Kibby. The runners-up, from Crownhill, were Ken Dent, Keith Launder, Bob Clarke & Ken Tunnicliff. Around £440 was raised for Club funds from the event.
The Club’s Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening is being held at Tavistock Golf Club on Saturday 4 November. Details and menu choice lists are up on the noticeboards in the changing rooms and in the clubhouse. Closing date for payment is Saturday 14 October.
Players from Tavistock Sir Francis Drake Bowling Club, together with members of the Plymouth Sir Francis Drake Bowling Club, beat a City of Plymouth select team in the annual Golden Hind Trophy competition 147-99.