OBA CHAMPION of CHAMPIONS 2018

 

16 Club Champion Bowlers from all over Oxfordshire descended onto the Greens at Oxford City & County Bowls Club. Unfortunately the weather decided to turn very wintery and the Competitors had to really work hard in the difficult conditions of wind and rain.

 

However, after all games had been played and the final pairing announced, everybody knew there was going to be a Red-Hot Final to watch.

 

It couldn't have been closer, but Howard Watts just managed to 'pip' Sam Watts by a meagre 1 point...21 -20 !!!

 

Congratulations to all Competitors and to the two fantastic Finalists.

 

photo:- Howard Watts receives the Trophy from OBA President Eddie Dorling

 

Summer Indoor League Finals         and       The Potato Challenge

 

Here are the Champions!.....

 

Bryan Slatter Trophy Drawn Pairs.............Sally Bentley and Geoff Powell

Runners-up...........................................                  June Steel and Ed Bentley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Pairs..................................................... Sally & Ed Bentley

Runners-up........................................................... Hilary Price & Alister Smith

 

 

 

 

League Champions...................................... 'Team Maples'  consisting of:-

                                                                  Trevor Gethins, Jean Rolfe, Elaine Gethins, Cynthia Young, Trevor Young Jenny Fonge

 

 

 

 

And now...The Potato Challenge Champions of 2018

 

The Potato Challenge is an historical Rawnsley Ritual whereby 20 or so avid Greenfinger Bowling Gardeners are given a bucket and a single seed potato to pit their harvesting skills during the summer season to produce

 

'The Great Spud Bucket-off'

 

And the winners are.....................

 

Heaviest Crop..............................Linden French with massive 9lb 7oz

Largest Single Potato..................Jane Walker with a magnificent 1lb 1oz Solanum Tuberosum

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