PRESIDENTS PRATTLE - MAY 2016

Club Finals Day was very good, and I think everyone enjoyed the meal and presentations,I know I did!

Thanks to Jackie and Gary Gray for their organisation.

Pics of some of the winners

                                                      

 

Photo By Karen/Andrew Galloway

 

WERE ON ON OUR WAY TO WEMBLEY

The Club laid on a coach to Wembley Stadium for the final of the Johnstons Paint Trophy, in which OXFORD UTD faced BARNSLEY 

  

Photo By Karen/Andrew Galloway

 

 

Onwards to the Outdoor Season,we were lucky so far with the weather,chilly,but dry.The greens bowled well.

The game against Witney Town was a close match,which we just won. With nine rinks in use, it was good to see everyone enjoying themselves.

Please continue to put your name down for matches, and support our club.

 

 

Three men who were a little hard of hearing, were walking along the street on a blustery day.

One said,"Windy, isnt it"?

"No",said the second, "Its Thursday".

The third man said,"So am I, lets have a beer"

Tens' Final Sunday 10th April.

Report By Alan Holmes

 

City & County won a thrilling final against Carterton by 3.5 pts to 1.5pts (shots 82 to 69)

 

 

Singles; A hard fought and thoroughly entertaining game throughout, with the scores level at 20 all, Chris Weedon for Carterton won the game with his last bowl.

Peter Boyle of City & County being the unlucky loser.

 

Pairs; Jacky Gray and Othman Sharif were always in control of this game, running out comfortable winners 22 to 14.

 

Triples; A strong City and County team consisting of Margaret Stacy. Rosemary Phelps and Jeanette Berry found themselves down 11 shots to 1 at 5 ends, and after 11 end they still trailed by 15 shots to 4, they went on to win the next 7 ends to win their match  19 - 15.

 

Fours; The team consisted of our Club President Vicky Harrison, Geoff Powell, Gary Gray and John Drage.

Despite dropping a 7 on the 10th end the hung in with steady scoring and managed to finish with a well-earned draw 19 shots each,

 

Paul Holt from Newbury Building Society (our sponsors) came along to present the Runners up cheque to Wendy Sandy of Carterton and the winner's cheque and trophy to Vicky Harrison of City and County.

My thanks to all the spectators who attended.

And well done City and County.

PRESIDENTS PRATTLE - APRIL 2016

The Club hosted the annual Oxfordshire IBA Mens versus OWIBA Ladies, which proved to be highly competitive .

The ladies won by six shots . Well done ladies

 

Also held here was the Four President,s game Marvellous afternoon,some excellent bowling was achieved  

Presidents : OWIBA Dulcie Smith, OIBA Robin McStay, C&C Vicky Harrison, OBA Bill Jarvie   , OWBA Wendy Cross

 

The OBA men won by a very narrow margin..
 

Easter Tournament was enjoyed by all. Winner,s were the ;JAGS; June Steel, Geoff Powell and Andy Crawley.

 

County Fours Final was held at Chipping Norton, Sam Watts,Adie Twinn,Chris Earl and Ray Gaskins took the Trophy by one shot.


Very good game,nice picture in the Oxford Mail.  

Sam Watt,s and Chris Earl did not do so well in the County Pairs.They lost to Carterton.

Terry Gripe also lost the Over 60s Singles.

The ladies however had remarkable success in their County Finals. We swept the board,and won all Four Titles.


         

 

Jeannette Berry won the Singles and with Margaret Stacey,s assistance won the Pair,s . Helped by Rosemary Phelp,s they went on to win the Triples. The Four,s added Karen Galloway to the mix, coming in as a late substitute for Carol Gaskin,s who unfortunately couldn,t make it ,Karen played very well. So ladies a great boost  for the Club,s History! Well done, a Brilliant Acchievement

 

A little old man shuffled into an Ice-cream parlour, pulled himself slowly and painfully up on to a stool, and ordered a banana split.

The waitress asked "Crushed Nuts?"

No he replied "Arthritis"!.  

 

President Vicky.

PRESIDENTS PRATTLE - MARCH 2016

I am very proud and honoured to be your President for 2016, and thank you all for your kind words and encouragement 

The AGM went very smoothly this year. A major change is to the Secretary, Harold Winstone,he has served us so well for many years. He has stepped down due to ill health. We owe him a real debt of gratitude. Thank you Harold, please continue your journey back to fitness .

Past President Vic Bye,who did a grand job as President last year,has bravely taken up the position of Company Secretary.

Thankyou also to Richard Jackson,who gave us a brilliant reminder of how good our Fire Security is covered. His explanation was very well received.

Jane Walker and Geoff Powell had a very enjoyable joint birthday bash and also raised £900 pounds for their chosen charity, Maggies.

On the bowling front Ladies County Fours, Margaret, Carol, Rosemary and Jeannette won through to the next round, results are on the Website. Club competitions are proceeding well, I will look forward to the finals.

 

A little joke to finish on ---- A man arrived home from work and noticed that his father seemed to be avoiding the grandchildren. "What's the problem?." he asked. "You usually love playing with them." The old man produced a medicine prescription from his pocket and said,"Read the label.Thats why!" The son took the bottle and read the label. "Take two pills a day. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN."

 

President Vicky

PRESIDENTS PRATTLE - FEBRUARY 2016
 
This is my last prattle. It has been a great honour to be president of this wonderful Club.
I would like to thank all of you for your support during the year. I hope the same support will be given to the next president.
Special thanks must go to the members, staff and caterers who made the Junior International Weekend in September such a great success. I feel that it certainly put City & County Bowls club on the international bowls map.
 
 
PRESIDENT'S DAY
 
This was held on Sunday 24th January. I asked for everyone to wear green. Some members even came as elves? The spider was won by John Drage and the highest rink went to A Keen D Richens R Lucas and C Pollard (the elves).
My thanks to you all for supporting this game as a result of the spider and the raffle I will be sending a cheque to Macmillan Cancer Support for £ 250.00.
 
Club Matches
 
Once again thanks to all the members who put themselves forward to play matches, it has been a great help to the captains
 
Finally I must thank my wife Liz for all her support during my year in office.
 
 
President 
 
Vic
 

PRESIDENTS PRATTLE - January 2016

CLUB NIGHT

Christmas Club Night is on Saturday 9th January.

There will be a selection of quizzes and games. Come along and have some fun

 

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

The draw was held on Friday 11th December.There was a good selection of prizes and it raised £ 322.00 for the club. Thanks to Sue and Jeanette for getting the prizes.

 

CHRISTMAS BINGO

This was well attended and raised £ 190.00 for the club. Thanks to Sue Lacey, Sue Mayo and Colin Pollard for the organisation.

 

PRESIDENT'S DAY

This is being held on Sunday 24th January commencing at 2.15p.m.  Everyone plays. It will be a normal 2l end game with a meal to follow so please sign up and come along for an enjoyable afternoon's bowling.  Dress will be casual but bowling shoes must be worn please wear anything green.

 

 

President

 

Vic

PRESIDENTS PRATTLE - December 2015

CLUB NIGHT

Christmas Club Night is on Saturday 6th December.

The Witney Town Band will be providing a programme of Christmas Carols and Songs.  All for only £6.00.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

The draw will be held on Friday 11th December aWhere else would you get a turkey or a duck, a bottle of whisky or bottle of Baileys, or a grocery hamper for 20p!

CLUB COMPETITIONS

It is a shame that the entries are down on many of the competitions.

The draw for all Club Competitions has now taken place and the relevant sheets are on the notice boards.  Please note carefully the play-by dates and whether you are the Challenger or not.  It would be helpful to everyone - players and Competition Secretaries - if you could get your games played in good time wherever possible and avoid leaving it to the last minute.

I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year

 

President

 

Vic

 

PRESIDENTS PRATTLE - November 2015

 

CLUB COMPETITIONS

Entry forms for all club competitions are now on the Notice Boards so please give it a go this year - you never know your luck.  Closing date is 6th November so there is still time to get your form in.

 

NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

The ladies played in the Masons Trophy and have won against Whiteknights (49 - 28) and Handy Cross (42- 34)

However, in the Yetton they lost to West Berks 66 -79.

 

The men played Foxhills in the Denny Cup and won 75- 67.

In the Over 60's double rink the B side beat Foxhills 44 - 41

But lost to West Berks in the next round

 

The A side have to play Oxford & District

CHRISTMAS DRAW

The draw sheets for our Christmas Draw are now up - one by the front desk and the other next to the kitchen - only 20p a line! 

Where else would you get a turkey or a duck, a bottle of whisky or bottle of Baileys, or a grocery hamper to name but a few of the 100 prizes we aim to purchase, and all for 20p a go! 

Any Duty Officer on the desk will gladly accept and confirm your chosen numbers.

 

BRYAN SLATTER

As you are all aware Bryan Slatter died on 21 October.  He was a long standing member of the club and well-liked by everyone.

 

Club Matches

A word of thanks to all members who have been putting their names up for

matches this has made the Captains job a little easier as they have not had to chase people to play.

 

 

President

 

Vic