The Oxford Bowls Tour to the Isle of Wight, Sept 2018.

All the Bowlers having fun and a laugh after having a superb day in Competition against various Isle of Wight Lawn Bowls Clubs. By all accounts, they are better at 'Proper' Bowls than in the 'Tenpin' lanes!

 

 

  

 

John Drage trying his hand at TenPin Bowling and by the looks of his and Keano's expression, I think it best if he keeps to the Real Sport of Lawn Bowls!

 

The summer Sun is still with us, so get out on the Greens while you can! 


The Oxford City & County Bowls Club Competition Finals are on 8/9th Sept followed by OBA Champion of Champions on 22/23rd of Sept 

 

and THEN..........

on the 24th Sept, the Outdoor Greens will close for the winter period and stay closed until the 2019 season starts in the Spring!

 

However, don't worry, The Indoor season is nearly with us, so get in some practice on the indoor rinks and be ready for all those Club matches that you want to enter!

If you haven't seen the NEW LED lights over the Indoor Rinks, you will be in for a very pleasant experience.

Last few Club Matches of the season coming up.

 

Two away matches, one against Begbroke on the 25th August and one against Middle Barton on Saturday 1st September followed by home matches against Waddesdon on Sunday 2nd September and Thame on Thursday 6th September. Your last chance to represent the Club in an Outdoors match in 2018, so get your name on the board and experience how good it is to play. You will then be ready for Next Season!

Not sure of the format, what you need to wear, how to enter, or any other details? Ask Graham in the Office or just about anyone who looks like they might know. Don't be shy, it's easy, no pressure and good fun. Give it a go before the Summer Outdoor Season closes! The way to improve is to play against other Bowlers of any ability. Remember, everybody (including the Club Champion) had to start somewhere.

 

Don't forget the Club Competition Finals Weekend on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of September.

 

 

All the Finalists in the many knockout comps will be doing battle to become Champions. If you are not one of those Fantastic Finalists, come along and cheer, have a drink and a snack and enjoy the last of the summer sunshine in style!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Read What Bob Scholes had to say on our Facebook Page.:-

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'Bob Scholes.... As a rider to the above may I encourage anyone who has never been to our club, to come along and soak in the atmosphere and friendliness that abounds.....in particular there are home matches on the 2nd and 6th Sept.....never know, you might get the 'bug' ! Certainly would be great to see you all.'

 

At the end of the National Championships, we will update the superb results attained by The Oxford City and County Bowls Club Ladies.

Just to qualify for the Championships is a Major achievement!

Well done to all.

 

 

News just in from Sue Mayo

 

Congratulations to all our Fantastic Ladies who have qualified for the

 

National Finals at

 

Leamington Spa in August

 

  • Katherine Hawes and Donna Knight qualifiers in the Ladies Pairs

 

  • Karen Galloway has qualified for the Ladies Singles

 

  • Sue Mayo, Jacky Gray, Carol Penson and Jeanette Berry qualified for the Ladies Fours

 

  • Carol Gaskins is representing Oxfordshire in the Senior Singles!

 

  • Katherine Hawes has also reached the last 16 at Leamington Spa in the Champion of Champions.
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  • Zoe Pratley has qualified for the Junior Singles. Bravo Zoe!  
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  • And here is the Timetable for The Oxford City & County Bowls Club Ladies.
  • List supplied by Sue Mayo 

 

 

SCHEDULE FOR CITY AND COUNTY BOWLERS AT THE NATIONAL FINALS AT LEAMINGTON SPA

Sunday 5th August -11.30 -junior singles - Zoe Pratley -C green

Monday 6th August - 2.00 - fours - Sue Mayo, Jacky Gray, Carol Penson and Jeanette Berry -B green

Wednesday 8th August - 10.30 - Champion of Champions - Katherine Hawes - C green

Thursday 9th August - 2.00 -4 wood singles - Karen Galloway - B green

Saturday 11th August - 9.30 - Senior singles - Carol Gaskins - B green

Tuesday 14th August - 2.00 - two wood singles - Katherine Hawes - D green

Wednesday 15 August - 2.00 - pairs - Donna Knight and Katherine Hawes - B green

Saturday 1st September - 11.30 - Amy Rose - D green

 

So Many Oxford City & County Bowls Club successes with all these great qualifiers in the Leamington Spa Finals in August.

 

 

If you haven't been before, then this is the Time to Go. It really is a super event and you can cheer on the Girls!

 

See You There!

 

Many Thanks to Sue Mayo for her efforts in compiling this list.

 

 

 

 

What a FANTASTIC DAY!  

 

Colin Pollard and his Merry Men/Women organised a Superb Charity Day for Sobell House and raised well over £2000!!!!

 

Many thanks to everybody who entered a Team, or just helped/ turned up to watch and donated to the Cause.

You all made it a Great Success.

 

John Drage's Team which consisted of John Drage and Karen & Andrew Galloway were the worthy winners with Colin Pollard's Team in Second Place.

 

 A few Photos from the Day can be seen in 'MATCH REPORTS

PETER PHELPS
 
 
It is with great sadness that we announce that Peter passed away on Thursday 7th June 2018
 
Peter was a respected Member of the Oxford City & County Bowls Club.
He was President in 2003 and until very recently headed the Management Committee as Chairman,
only standing down this year due to ill health.
 
He will be greatly missed by all.
 
Our thoughts are with Rosemary during this difficult time.
 

PRESIDENTS PRATTLE - SEPTEMBER 2016

 

 

Congratulations Donna.

 

It gives me great pleasure to report that Donna Knight has won The National Championship Ladies Singles title, at Leamington.

 

This is the first time ever, that Oxfordshire has had this honour. It is a marvellous achievement so well done Donna.

 

Our Ladies Fours did us proud too, tied at twenty-one ends, holding shot, until the very last wood somehow got through the pack and took the end.  Such a shame to lose like that.  Disappointing, but ladies you all did well to get there.

                                                                                                                                                                      President's day was a very happy day, and I must thank everyone for taking part and making it so successful. I received some lovely flowers, gifts, and cards. To all of you, who helped organise it, thanks once again.

 

We have one more Touring team, to come to us on September 7th, so please try and support the club, as you have done all season. 

                                                                                                                                                                      Club Finals weekend is on September 10-11th, so I wish every-one involved, the very best of luck.

 

Maggie's Charity Social Night is the September 16th,"The Crimps," are the group playing, and tickets are available from Jenny, Jane Walker, and Geoff Powell.

                                                                                                                                                                      Please make a note that Macmillan Coffee morning will be held at the club on Sept.26 at 10am.If you can attend, please bring a cake ,and a raffle prize, as it is for a good cause.

                                                                                                                                                                      

Changing a Light Bulb.

An elderly man with one arm bumped into an old friend.

"Where are you off to?" asked the friend.

"To change a light bulb," replied the one-armed man.

"That will be a bit difficult for you, won't it?"

"Not really, "said the one-armed man. "I kept the receipt."

 

Vicky.