FRIENDLY MATCH V PIRRIE PARK WEDNESDAY 17TH AUGUST 2022

6 teams of triples arrived in perfect temperatures ready for an enjoyable afternoon of friendly play.  It was friendly and enjoyable BUT very wet!!  Play was interrupted 3 times before being abandoned after a final deluge flooded the rink.  Instead a social time was spent inside, drying off over tea.

PRESIDENT'S   DAY SATURDAY 13TH AUGUST 2022

Although it was a very hot day 18 members turned up to play 2 games of triples, the overall winner was Tony Stocker.  The coffee break was enjoyed by both players and spectators, with delicious cakes provided by Angela sold in aid of the Parkinson's Charity.  More funds were raised for this by the proceeds from the Raffle and Lunch.   Lunch was followed by 2 rounds of a picture and music quiz.  This was on by table 4 led by John Russell, a club sponsor.   Thanks are due to all who helped on the day, especially Jill & Barbara in thr ekitchen and Les who ran the raffle.

FUND RAISING QUILT DRAW

After sharing coffee and cake the draw was made for the quilt.  The winner was Sheila l and she was presented with the quilt by Jill.  We thank Jill for her generosity in making and donating the quilt.  Together with Barbara she was able to announce that the total needed for the set of tables had been reached in under 3 weeks.

CLIFF HEWLETT MEMORIAL TRIPLES

FRIDAY 8TH JULY

This was a very enjoyable day with the shield being won by Tony A, Pauline and Mike G.  40 people sat down to a ploughman's lunch.  The raffle and donations rsaised good sum towards the table fund.  Barbara and Jill and all the helpers receive our thanks for all their hard work.

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TUESDAY 5TH JULY

An ejoyable morning's play by 12 ladies saw Joyce as the winner.  The bowling was watched by several spectators and was followed by a tasty sharing lunch.  This was followed by the Spider competition which was also won by Joyce.  The day concluded with a raffle and all proceeds went towards the fund for raising money for trestle tables.  Thanks to Jill and all who helped make this a successful day.

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FRIENDLY MATCH V PARKSIDE MONDAY 13TH JUNE

Three teams of triples travelled to Parkside for an enjoyable match in good company.  Parkside triumphed 2  rinks to 1 and overall 59 shots to 36.  the winning Totton Team were Jenny Fish, Rosemary Hunter and Terry Fish.

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JUBILEE CELEBRATION 3RD JUNE 2022 CELEBRATION TEA

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Over 60 members and friends gathered together for a day  of celebration.   In the morning 30  bowlers took part in a series of  fun games after which the winner was declared to be Mike Way and the winner of the shot at the spider was Shani Elms.  The spectators enjoyed pleasant sunny weather as they watched the activity.  When play ended everyone gathered on the veranda for a jubilee tea of sandwiches, scones and cake.  The tea concluded with the loyal toast and a slice of the jubilee cake.  A presentation of life membership was made to Jan Puttock for her many years  of service to the club.  The president displayed sponsored scorecard holders donated by John Russell.  He thanked all those involved in preparing and helping on the day.  In particular Keith Sinclair and his family for the cake, Jackie Jackson for running the raffle and Joyce Hopgood for the inspiration for the day.  Flowers were presented to Barbara Willshere for organising all the food and to Jill Holgate for running the competitions.

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BOWLS BIG WEEKEND SATURDAY 28TH MAY 2022

Following the successful open event last year it was good to see 20 people of all ages new to bowling come to the club for this event.  The weather was kind and many members turned up to help.  Especial thanks to Mandy who came on her day off to offer her expertise and was a great help to all the visitors.  We hope to see many of these visitors return to join us, they will be most welcome.

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SHERFIELD ENGLISH RETURN FRIENDLY MATCH

On 26th May 2022 6 triples teams travelled to Sherfield English for a friendly match.  This was the first time the club had visited and it was an enjoyable afternoon.  3 teams found the green challenging and 3 teams managed to win.  Overall Sherfield English won on shots 104 - 81.  The highest scoring Totton team was Jenny Fish, Bryan Kirton and Terry Fish.  The hospitality offered by Sherfield English was much appreciated and we look forward to playing again in the coming years.

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GROUP PHOTOS FROM 30TH MARCH CELEBRATION

WINTER ROLLUP CELEBRATION

On 30th March we said goodbye to the winter members with a final roll up and lunch.  We thank Les for all his organising, the ladies who served the lunch and Chris for taking the photos.  we hope to see you all next winter and hope you have a good summer season.

WINTER MEMBERS GROUPED BY CLUB

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MONDAY 2ND MAY

CLUB PRESIDENT V CLUB CAPTAIN COMPETITION

This was a friendly event contested by 5 teams with the President's teams winning 4 rinks to 1.   Winning President team was rink 3 - Lin Parker, Bill Catt & Dave Bignell, winning Captain's team was Rink 1 Rosemary Hunter, Mike Hailey and Mike Griggs.  we thank Steven and Chris for arranging the event and Linda for help with refreshments,

 EASTER FAYRE SATURDAY 9TH APRIL

This was a well attended event on a lovely sunny day.  Thanks are due to all the stall holders and helpers.  The many donations were much appreciated.   The proceeds of over £750will be split between Parkinsons UK and the club. 

FRIENDLY V PIRRIE PARK 7TH APRIL

On a very windy day an enjoyable and sociable contest took place between a men's team from Pirrie Park and a mixed Totton team.  we won 6 rinks out of 7 scoring 162 to 72.  The highest scoring Rink was Rink 1 Rosemary, David B and Mike G with a score of 31 - 11.

Tea was served after the match and we thank Linda T for her hard work in the Kitchen assisted by Mandy, Gill and Kev.  Thanks too to captain of the day Graham L.

CLUB FRIENDLY V SHERFIELD ENGLISH BC

On Thursday 24th March we welcomed 18 members of Sherfield English to the club for the first time and we were able to play 18 ends in perfect weather.  Everyone was very friendly and it was an enjoyable afternoon.  Our winning rink was rink 6 Carol Mc, Dave B and Neil H who scored 36 to 1.  Overall we won 5 and drew 1 rink.  The score favoured us 145 - 63.  We look forward to our return match on grass when no doubt the scores will be reversed!

Aussie pairs winter league 2021/22 has now finished 

Team  K came top 18 points  the squad was Ray Alexander, Neil Calderwood , Margaret Gillian, Dave Berry 

 Team J came runner up 17 points   The squad was Graham Cassel,  Dave Wilkins,  Gwen Hewlett,  Adrian Goodard 

The final league table is on the notice board.  I hope everyone enjoyed it, and looking forward to winter members playing again next year

Colin Honey

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HONEYPOT CHARITY

On Saturday 26th March 2 members of the club, Shani and Guy joined Bumble, 3Honeypot staff and volunteers at Totton AFC and collected £120 for the charity.  They shook buckets before and after the match.  We thank Lin for arranging this opportunity to add to the club’s charity donation.

OFFICE NEWS

On Friday 4th March members gathered at lunchtime to say goodbye and give good wishes to Mary on her retirement.  She has been a cheerful and helpful member of the Office over recent years and the club will miss her.  She was presented with various gifts and an inscribed vase.  She cut a celebration cake and then a buffet lunch was shared.  

This week we welcomed Ros who has come to replace Mary in the Office and we welcome her and wish her well

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SAD NEWS  OF MEMBERS

David Harvey sadly passed away on Saturday 16th April 2022

Shirley Lawrence sadly passed away on Monday 3rd January 2022

Bob Short sadly passed away on Friday 17th December 2021

Les Puttock sadly passed away Sunday 21st November 2021

Stan Jones sadly passed away Monday 8th November 2021

Anne Hurst Sadly passed away on 17th October 2021

One of our founder members ORIEL PEARCE passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday 8th August 2021


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CHRISTMAS FAYRE  SATURDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2021 

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OVER £900WAS RAISED

THANK TO ALLWHO CONTRIBUTED TO, HELPED AT AND ATTENDED THIS EVENT

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CLUB FUN DAY

24 bowlers had the experience of playing bowls with a difference over 3 games.  Playing in teams of 3 they played triples with 5 ways of scoring - normally, with the jack sent up at the end of the end, with their non dominant hand, woods within a yard of the jack and the first 3 woods scoring points.  After this a target was set out and everyone tried for 3 goes to hit the target using just 1 wood.  this last proved difficult and by scoring 25 and 10 respectively, these scores gave Mark and Margaret the overall victory as best man and lady.  Chris N and Lin were awarded the lowest score prizes.  Our thanks are due to Joyce for planning the day and supplying various items for play and to Rosemary for running the games.  After play everyone joined the spectators and helpers for butties and cake, followed by a raffle.  President Steven presented flowers to Barbara and Brenda for their hard work with the catering and to Jill for administration and running the raffle.  The profit of over £160 will be split between the club charity and club funds

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CLIFF HEWLETT MEMORIAL COMPETITION

This was a well attended event with 36 players in 12 teams and 10 more helpers and spectators.  The mornings 3 rounds were won by Teams 2 & 6 who contested a 7 end final in the afternoon.  Team 3 - Steven. Margaret & Rosemary won, the runners up from Team 6 were Gwen, David N & Sheila. Gwen presented the shield to the winners.  The lunch was enjoyed by all present. Barbara and her helpers were thanked for all their hard work. Jill and Guy ran the competition and Jill also ran the raffle.

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SUMMER LEAGUE

The league concluded on 11th August and was won by Jenny, Marjorie & Mike W, the runners up were Bill K, Liz and Dave M. the platers are grateful to Colin who ran the sessions and organised the league.

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LADIES INVITATION DAY

10 pairs took part in this competition on 16th July.  3 games were played in the morning and the players enjoyed coffee and later a Ploughman'a Lunch.  This was prepared by Barbara and her helpers.  Jill ran the competition and the raffle.  The play off between Guy and Joyce and Gill and Keith took place after lunch and was won by Joyce and Guy.

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LADIES RUBY DAY 2021

Ruby Day was an enjoyable occasion.  12 ladies played and there were 3 spectators and 4 helpers.  Carol and Jackie tied on 5 points and Carol won the shield on points difference.  Sheila O won the spider.  Thanks to Jill for organising the day and Barbara for organising the catering(recovering well after Morrison’s let her down with a non delivery of sandwiches).  The Big Blue Café made fresh well filled sandwiches at one hour’s notice.  Nina served the teas and coffees and we are grateful to her for this.  The raffle had many prizes and together with the Spider fees made £80 for the Club Charity.

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PRESIDENT VERSUS CAPTAIN TRIPLES COMPETITION 2021

On a glorious sunny morning 5 rinks contested  the competition.  The President's Team triumphed by 4 rinks to 1.  Rink 1 was the overall winning rink.  It was good to see spectators able to join us.  The event ended over butties and drinks in the club room, and the time to sit together and chat was enjoyed by everyone.  

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BIG THANK YOU

President Steven presenting retiring Club Secretary Jan with an engraved vase.  This was to mark many years of service to the Club as Secretary and also her work with the Ladies section and with catering for many events.

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BOWLS BIG WEEKEND 2021

On Saturday 29th May we were delighted to welcome 16 people to try out bowls.  They were assisted by 13 club members and the office receptionist and a good time was had by all in lovely weather, we hope they will return and join  us in the future,

LADIES INVITATION DAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2020

This was contested by11 ladies and 13 men.  At the end of the morning's play the 2 highest scoring pairs were Lynda and Mike H and Carol and Mark.  They played off after lunch and Lynda and Mike were the winners.  An excellent sit down lunch was enjoyed, followed by the raffle.  This raised £76.50 for this year's President's Charity.  Many generous prizes were donated for the raffle.  Barbara and Jill planned, purchased and served the food and we thank them for this.  We are also grateful to Mandy is assisting us to set up in a Covid safe way.  Mandy was presented with a bouquet as an expression of thanks for all her help.

SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2020AT LYNDHURST RINGWOOD SHIELD TOTTON  WINNERS

SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER AT LYNDHURST IVOR FOURMY RUNNERS UP TOTTON A

20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS 25TH APRIL 2019

TOTTON AND ELING BOWLS CLUB MEMBERS 2019

THE VISITING BOWLS REPRESENTATIVES

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The celebrations started with over 50 guests welcomed by the Club president Steven Brice.  The guests included founder members, past club officials, representatives of local bowling associations and local councillors.  A 2 course lunch was served followed by speeches from the Club President, Derek Biggs(Town Clerk of Totton& Eling Town Council) and Paul Robson (Junior Vice President Bowls England).  Derek told us of the history of the Bowls Centre and the Council's contribution to its development and continuing support.  Paul reminded us that a predecessor had opened to centre and wished us well in the future as he proposed a toast to the club.

Once lunch was over many current members of the club arrived at 2.00pm and there followed an hour of bowling, which saw all the rinks in use.  Although cold and windy a good time was had by all.

At 3.30pm the bowlers then joined the spectators for tea which was served to a packed club room.  The President then cut a celebration cake, made by Keith Sinclair and iced by his daughter.  The Raffle raised over £250 for the President's Charity (Motor Neurone Disease).  This ended a busy and enjoyable day.

NOTICEBOARD PRESENTATION

On the 8th December 2018 Lee Janes, Laura Crompton and Meryl Chambers  from Leighton's Opticians came to the club to present the new scoreboards they had kindly sponsored  They are now inuse and have set our 20th anniversary year off to a good start.

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