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EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING - NEW CLUB SHIRTS

19 February 2018

8pm at the club

No proxy votes

Members will be aware that the committee has been looking to improve the club's image on the green in respect of club shirts.

The committee has now agreed a short list of two designs which members are being asked to vote on.

For that purpose, all bowling members are invited to an extraordinary general meeting at 8pm on 19 February at the club.

At this meeting members will be able to give their opinions on which shirt will be worn this season and also indicate what size they require.

Attempts were made throughout last season to attract sponsorship to cover the cost of new shirts, but unfortunately this has not been possible.

Rather than embark on a new bowling season with a mixture of older shirt designs the committee has decided to push ahead this season and request club members to each buy a new club shirt. The cost will not be prohibitive – we think around £20.

The committee recommends this change to a new design of shirt and hope that club members will give their support and enjoy wearing a modern strip.

It is important that we look like a modern-day bowls team whenever and wherever we play.

 

RAY SMITH

Tributes have poured in to club member Ray Smith who died on 27 December.

Ray passed away at the Horton Hospital.

Among those who have sent messages of regret are Mick Jelfs, Bryan Ogilvie, Roger Hack, Graham Tyrrell, Steve Goodenough, Ros and Phil Gladden, Dave Drinkwater and John Radley.

Ray was a popular and well-respected bowling member who will be sadly missed by those who knew him and in particular by those who bowled with him.

His funeral was held at St Peter and St Paul Church, Kings Sutton, on Tuesday 16 January at 1pm and his family requested no flowers but donations please to Cancer Research or Katharine House Hospice.

 

DO YOU WANT A 2018 BOWLS TOUR?

The club tour to Bournemouth this year was extremely successful and another trip (to another nice place) will be organised for 2018 if enough people are interested. Let Mick Jelfs know if you fancy a few days away in a good hotel with bowls included.

Wives, husbands, partners are all welcome.

 

A GREAT NIGHT FOR THE WINNERS -- AND LOSERS

The night when the club’s best silver went on display was a huge success.

This year’s trophy presentation evening was well attended and the entertainment was especially memorable.

Comedian Paul Dumas amused the packed clubhouse and his ventriloquism act with his many puppets was excellent.

He brought the house down when he persuaded the club’s new singles champion Nigel Eley to join him on stage.

Dumas fitted up Nugget with a mouth piece and wig before ‘working’ him – and the result had ‘em rolling in the aisles.

All trophy winners attended and picked up their relevant cups etc. The winners are on the Honours page of this website and more photographs of the event are on the Gallery page. Many thanks to Maureen Tyrrell for the pictures.

The Wheelbarrow of Wine draw took place. More than 30 bottles were waiting for the lucky winner who was Joe Wright.

Special thanks to Lucy Wells who organised the draw which raised over £250 for the club. 

 

ALL SMILES ON BOURNEMOUTH TOUR

 Adderbury’s Bournemouth tour (25-29 September) was a huge success on and off the green.

 The group won three out of four matches, the hotel was first class, the food was good and the weather was great.

 Monday’s first match was at the Argyll Bowls Club - a good green overlooking the sea, where we won 98-63.

 On Tuesday, Knyveton Bowls Club were the hosts. It’s still a men-only club and without the women to help us, we lost 61-79.

 Wednesday saw us at Pelhams BC where we resumed winning ways with 74-55 victory.

 Kings Park BC, which is next door to Bournemouth FC, was Thursday’s venue. The green is maintained by the groundsman of the   football club and was excellent. Result – Adderbury  74, Kings Park 55.

 Tour organiser Mick Jelfs said: “We were warmly welcomed at all venues. Everything was good, and all in all the tour was a real   success.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Players (above) and with their wives (below) who enjoyed the end of season bowls tour at Bournemouth.

      Pictures by Maureen Tyrrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHESTNUTS TAKE BURMA TROPHY

Ten teams took part in the annual Burma Star Memorial Cup competition – a bowls tournament played at Adderbury in honour of servicemen who served in the Burma Campaign between 1941 and 1945.

Adderbury, Banbury Central, Banbury Borough, Banbury Chestnuts, Bloxham, Woodford cum Membris, Middle Barton, Byfield, Moreton in Marsh, and Kineton played for the cup which was originally bought by the Burma Star Bowls Club and was competed for by local bowls clubs until 2012.

The competition was revived last year when Moreton in Marsh topped the score sheet.

The 2017 winners were the Banbury Chestnuts rink of Martyn Cooper, Jed Jenkins, Christine Purnell and Maureen Tuffin who scored 37 shots in their five games.

Second were Middle Barton with 28 shots and third equal were Adderbury and Moreton in Marsh with 27 shots. Adderbury's team consisted of Yvonne Twomey, Cliff Hall, Bryan Ogilvie and Tom Clarke.                                                                                                                                                        

ANYONE FOR AUNT SALLY?

The club is thinking of entering an Aunt Sally team in next summer’s Banbury league. Anyone interested should contact Mick Jelfs 07885 163346.

 

WE'RE A MEMBERS ONLY CLUB -- PLEASE NOTE

Guests are admitted to the club only when signed in by a member to a maximum of three times in any one year unless attending with a visiting bowls club or when a premise licence is in force for a ticketed event, quiz night or public event.

This rule applies to members’ husbands, wives, partners, and family where additional membership has not been taken out.

The committee is aware that these rules are being ignored which puts our licence at risk. Consequently, bar staff and committee may request proof of membership where this is in doubt.

Membership cards should be produced when requested. Alternatively there is a list of members in the club which can be checked.

We regret the need for this measure and trust members will not be offended if asked for proof of membership. 

 

Club Winter Opening Hours

Tuesday 7.45pm until 11pm, Friday and Saturday 7.45pm until midnight, Sunday noon until 6pm. Bar could close 10pm at discretion of barman if no-one in.
 
Club Summer Opening Hours (during the bowling season)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7.45pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday 8pm to midnight,  Sunday 
noon to 6pm.