Although there are still some games to play in the next week because of weather related cancellations, the official end of season game between the Ladies’ and Men’s Captains teams was held on Saturday 23 September. Play took place on six rinks with certain areas marked as ‘out of bounds’ due to the wetness of the green following the rainfall over the previous few weeks. The weather was lovely and sunny so it proved ideal conditions for playing bowls. The match was followed by a very enjoyable BBQ.
The Short Mat bowling season re-starts on Monday 25 September – 1.45pm for a 2.00pm start.
There will also be a Short Mat Players’ Meeting on Tuesday 26 September commencing at 7.00pm in the Clubhouse.
Tavistock Sir Francis Drake Bowling Club are Evening League Champions for the 2017 season. They won 12 of their 14 games to take the title. They are promoted to Division A for the 2018 season. The Club & Men’s Captain, Tony Smith, commented that “It is an outstanding result achieved by good teamwork”.
To mark the end of the outdoor bowling season, there will be the usual Men’s v Ladies’ Captains match starting at 2.00pm on Saturday 23 September. If you would like to play, please put your name on the lists in the changing rooms. The game will be followed by a BBQ for which a charge of £5 will be made
Club members have just returned from a very enjoyable tour staying for three nights in Bournemouth. During the four-day tour, they played against two Clubs in Bournemouth (Southbourne & Pelhams), Poole Park and Dorchester Bowling Clubs. They won two games and lost two games.
Could everyone who won a trophy last season, please return them to the Competitions Secretary, Clive Jago,
as soon as possible – all polished and ready to go for the next Presentation Evening.
The Men’s Section of the Club are champions and winners of Division 2 of the Plymouth & District Evening League, having won 12 out of their 14 matches. Tony Smith, Club & Men’s Captain, congratulates all Club members who played in the matches as it was a tremendous achievement due to good overall teamwork.
The Club now has a Facebook page being administered by Clive Jago. If you are on Facebook, please go on and ‘like’ the page. The front of the website will be amended shortly to include a reference to our new Facebook page.
The sun shone and everybody had a good time at the Ladies Charity Day held on Sunday 13 August. A total of £297 was raised for Children’s Hospice South West. The Ladies Captain, Val Blair, wishes to thank all those who supported her at the event, those who helped on the day and the generosity of members including those who donated but weren’t able to attend on the day.