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  MARLDON OPEN MIXED FOURS TOURNAMENT 2018

MBC August 2018In weather that could not have been better this year (in fact it was very hot!), everyone had a marvellous day. As the day commenced the club and surroundings looked absolutely superb and was a testament to the incredible work put in by many Club members leading up to and running this event.

The entire day went without a hitch and after some excellent bowling and three matches completed for each and every team it was time to identify the winners. In third place were P Grant, C Parker, R Parker & B Dunm. The runners upIMG_6287 position was taken by P Phillips, M Symons, T Berry & G Heaven.  In first place was a team consisting of R Woolland, C MacDonald, R MacDonald & S Fewtrell.  The winners cheques and the trophy were presented by Marldon Bowls Club President, Mr. R Knapp. Well done to everyone taking part and especially to those that won!

The green was in very good condition bearing in mind the extremely hot weather and lack of water in the lead up to the tournament, so many thanks have to go to Paul Stretton and his team for their work to provide such a good playing surface.

None of this could have occurred without the planning and preparation behind the scenes to make the day go without a hitch, well done and thankyou to Fran Vallis for taking up the mantle and organising the day (again) along with the support of Kevan Davey who created and printed all the programs and scorecards.

Alongside Fran on the day were the scorers Colin Cradock and Colin Whiley who recorded and posted ongoing results. Lynda Taylor did a fantastic job meeting and greeting all the visiting bowlers and spectators.

Car parking was again under the control of Keith Durbridge who marshalled the parking with great aplomb and made sure everything went smoothly.

As previously stated the Club looked superb for the day with lovely planted pots and hanging baskets – supplied by Barry & Linda Hodges, Dave Alcorn and others. Allan Coombe and his team ensured furniture was arranged to provide maximum seating capacity for bowlers and spectators. 

The draw was once again excellently run by Pat Edwards who with her helpers put their heart and soul into selling a fantastic number of tickets.IMG_6232

With the weather being as warm as it was Dave Alcorn who had a great time and did a fantastic job selling ice creams. He was also instrumental in getting two extra match day sponsors in the form of Cox of Torbay Garage (who provided a free car/van valet and Ye Olde Smokey Housea free car van MOT test). The second extra sponsor was Ye Old Smokey House pub which offered up a complimentary meal for 2 with a bottle of wine. Both of these prizes will be auctioned at a major club gathering.

It’s not just the bowling that makes the day go well, the social aspect was first class as ever. Special thanks have to go to Gordon Page and his trusty team of helpers, Carole Page and Lynda Taylor who ensured the bar was manned at all times to provide the much needed drinks. The catering was first class so our thanks must be extended Carole Page and to all those involved, especially Chris Read, Jane Lake, Betty Amos, Maureen Stanley, Sue Muller, Theresa Cornelius, Marcia Piper, Derek & Pat Denbow and Anne Bailey in the provision of lunches, teas, coffees, etc . We also had a trusty team of food logistics personnel who made sure meals and sides were delivered to the right place at the right time. They were Barry Bailey, Ricky Knapp, Gordon Page, and Bryan Salter. There were plenty of compliments regarding the catering. Last but by no means least on the food front we have to thank everyone who baked and supplied a cake for the day.

At the eleventh hour we had to put a substitute rink in to cover a late withdrawal so many thanks to Barry Hodges, Maureen Morgan, Ray O'Brien & June Gibbons for forming the substitute rink.

Ricky Knapp, our Club President looked resplendent in his finery presenting the winning teams with their cheques and the trophy.

This was a superb day with the club showing itself off really well – the feedback and comments heard around the green throughout were nothing short of fantastic. We have named some people here who helped make things happen. There were many other members who helped out in advance of and throughout the day, too many to mention (and too risky for Editor to miss someone out) but you know who you are – A MASSIVE THANKYOU.

Fran Vallis - Tournament Organiser

MDL CUP

Doug Potter, Graham Brough, Alan Routledge and Tony Powell won the quarter final on Saturday at Paignton and now have to play the semi final (morning) and then hopefully the final (afternoon), at Upton Park on Sunday 16th September.  This has been a great performance so far. It would be great to get some support from the club there to watch and encourage them in the semi final of this prestigious event. 

 

IN MEMORY...

Steve HeathIt is with very great sadness that we have to report that Steve Heath has recently passed away. Steve was a much valued and active member of our bowls club. He will be very much missed. All our thoughts and condolences at this time are with his wife Maureen, his family and friends.

Steve’s funeral will be held at 11.30am on Monday 30th July at the Co Op Funeralcare Chapel, Dartmouth Road, Paignton. Afterwards there will be a gathering of friends and family at The Factory, Torbay Road, Paignton. It is requested that club members attending wear club uniform i.e. Blazers, White Tops, Grey Trousers/Skirts and the men with club ties.

MARLDON BOWLS CLUB TOUR 2018MBC TOUR 2018

This year's tour saw plenty of our members hop on a bus and head North to Hereford for a few days "serious" bowling and a little bit of socialising as well. It would appear that everyone had a superb time. The weather was good and the fun element enjoyed on each and every day meant that this tour was (as one person described it) - just brilliant.

The only downside was that Marldon didn't win a match all week and it was reported that all the bowling venues were superb. Marldon made up for their bowling losses in other ways!

Keith & ColinShaun O'Leary won the mens prize and Sue Lockyer won the ladies prize with the presentations being made at the final night disco. We're not quite sure what prize Keith was looking to get but 10/10 for effort on the dressing up.

Mens Captain, Colin Cradock & Ladies Captain, Pat Edwards wanted to place on record their thanks to Pete Gadd for arranging a splendid tour this year. The effort put into this by Pete has been very much appreciated.
 

TICKLE TROPHY 2018

On Sunday May 13th the club held its annual Tickle trophy competition.

This year we had a larger turnout than previous years with 45 members turning up from noon to play.

Whilst the draw for teams was being made by myself (Colin Whiley) with the much appreciated help from Pat Edwards all players were taking part in the now compulsory spider held on every club competition day. The winner received a bottle of wine donated by club president Mr Ricky Knapp.  (Lucky winner was Keith Hollings ).

With the Draw and the Spider now completed, we now had 12 teams all named after footballing countries around the world.

Tickle Winners 2018The top two teams, after playing 3 games during the afternoon collecting the most points had to play off for the coveted trophy.  The successful teams this year being Wales ( BobTame, Pat Edwards. GillHartley & Gordon Hewer) playing Argentina (Alan Coombe, Jane Lake, Ray O'Brien & our BBQ Chefs Barry Hodges & Terry Grant)

The final this was won by 2 points to nil by Wales.

The weather was very kind to us, this being we had quite a few guests staying and enjoying the afternoon sunshine and entertainment.

A huge thank you goes to Barry & Terry for their exceptional culinary skills. A great afternoon enjoyed by all.

Colin Whiley. Competitions Secretary / Vice Captain

CLUB TRIPLES LEAGUE

 

GAMES

 

 

Points

 

Result

 

WEEK 10 - 31st July

FOR

Against

Draw

FOR

Against

Points

 

Rolling Stones Vs Flower Power

2

1

0

14

8

8

2

Giraffes Vs NEG

2

0

1

18

13

9

1

Skitlers Vs Bumblebees

3

0

0

29

6

10

0

Golden Oldies Vs Misfits

1

2

0

11

16

2

8

Devon Dumplings Vs Herbs

2

1

0

13

10

8

2

S W T Vs Mustgetbeers

2

1

0

21

12

8

2

CLUB NIGHT LEAGUE TABLE as at 8th August

 

 

Team

Played

Won

Drew

Lost

Points For

Points against

DIFF

Points

1

Giraffs

10

16

6

8

175

-111

64

73

2

Skittlers

10

22

0

8

179

-113

66

72

3

Devon Dumplings

10

19

2

9

163

-102

61

72

4

Mustgetbeers

10

16

4

10

151

-138

13

56

5

Rolling Stones

10

10

6

14

149

-145

4

55

6

Flower Power

10

11

4

15

130

-127

3

46

7

N.E.G.

10

12

4

13

142

-147

-5

44

8

Misfits

10

12

4

14

122

-148

-26

42

9

Herbs

10

13

2

15

126

-141

-15

40

10

Soppy Wet Tarts

10

11

3

16

134

-141

-7

40

11

Golden Oldies

10

12

5

13

120

-164

-44

39

12

Bumble Bees

10

6

1

23

82

-205

-123

21

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