A very successful Christmas Dance was held at the Clubhouse on Saturday 8th December with all tickets being sold out. Members and guests enjoyed dancing to ‘The Texans’ who played a wide-range of music to suit every taste including some festive tunes. Attendees had been asked to bring a plate of food each which, when put together, provided a wonderful buffet during the evening. The Clubhouse had been adorned beautifully with Christmas decorations. Thanks go to everyone who helped out and, especially, to Angela & Brian Lamb for the overall organisation of the event.
A very successful Short Mat Tournament was held at the Club on Sunday 25th November. The winning team were Maurice Kibby, Rita Redstone, John Redstone & Mowic Simions from Bow – the runners-up, from Torbay, were Alan & Val Roonsley with Jacquie & Brian. Twelve teams took part and a good day of play was had by all.
Jenny Gilbert, Ladies Captain for 2017/2018, would like to thank everyone for their help and support over the Bowling season and, especially, for helping to raise £1,150.00 for the Ladies Charity this year, the Tavistock Hospital League of Friends.
The Club held a very successful Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening at Tavistock Golf Club on Saturday 3rd November. Trophies were awarded by the Club’s Chairman, Mr Mike Felles, to the following.
Timmins Triples League: Winners ‘Dream Team’ – V Stacey, E Piper, T Gobby, R Kelly & H Lovell
Men’s Handicap: Winner G Carter – Runner Up D Blair
Kerswill: Winner H Kelly – Runner Up D Blair
Bryan Parker : Winner H Kelly – Runner Up J Gilbert
Muzzlewhite: Winner Chris Carter – Runner Up Charles Carter
Men’s Two Wood: Winner M Clark – Runner Up R Gilbert
Men’s Championship: Winner M Clark – Runner Up T Boxall
Men’s Pairs: Winners C Jago & T Boxall – Runners Up M Allen & R Kelly
The Chairman also presented the Bowls Devon Shield for the Unbadged Triples Champions to Mick Clark, Tony Smith & Tony Boxall
Mixed Pairs: Winners V Stacey & L Becker – Runners Up B Ellicott & M Matthews
Mixed Triples: Winners A Young, B Davis & S Blackburn – Runners Up B Lamb, J Vogelaar, M Jones
72s: Winner S Blackburn – Runner Up L Becker
Bryan Parker: Winner G Blackburn – Runner Up J Sloane
Ladies Singles: Winner S Blackburn – Runner Up P Pearson
Men’s Singles: Winner V Stacey – Runner Up A Gobby
Championship: Winner V Stacey – Runner Up S Blackburn
During the 2018 season, the Ladies Section of the Bowls Club carried out a variety of fundraising events (Ladies Charity Day & auction, Spider competitions, Ladies League raffles and ‘whisky bottle on bar’ donations) culminating in a total of £1,150 being raised for Tavistock Hospital League of Friends. At the Club’s monthly coffee morning held on Saturday 3 November, the Ladies Captain, Jenny Gilbert, presented a cheque for £1,150 to Joy Harrison, Chairman of the Tavistock Hospital League of Friends. Joy spoke about the work that the League of Friends do to support the hospital and the range of equipment they provide. Their current project, which the Club’s donation will support, is the replacement of all the chairs in the hospital.
The Club took part in the Wellbeing Day, organised by the Tavyside Health Centre, which was held in Tavistock Town Hall on Saturday 29th September.
Tavistock finished second in the Plymouth & District Men’s Triples League for the 2018 season – the finalised table is shown below.