July 2018 NEWS

Men's S&D Competitions

Congratulations to Andy Dawson who has made it to the last 16 of the Men's Singles Competition, after beating Geoffrey Jessop from Banister Park. Andy will now face either, B Watts from Woolston, or James Hughes from Sports Centre.

Andy has also reached the last 16 of the Men's Pairs, with his partner Adrian Dadd. They will play a pair from Woolston or Old Green in the next round.

President's Day 2018

Sometimes the best laid plans go awry, and that was definitely the case on President's Day. The great British weather took control and subsequently it rained all day.

Not to be deterred, Plan B was put into place, when Christine and I decided that bowling was not going to be an option. The day would go ahead with a slightly later start time of 3pm and there would be a sit down meal at 4pm. 

I contacted my special guest, the Mayor of Fareham, who was most understanding of my plight and readily agreed to the change in arrangements. Meanwhile Christine was given the task of contacting the members (no mean feat). So what started as a mini disaster, turned into a lovely afternoon.

 

Madam Mayor and her consort, Alderman Brian Bayford, were charming and genuinely interested in the running of our Bowls Club, Brian indicated that when life style permitted, we would like to join us as a social member.

 

I cannot thank every one enough for all the hard work and support that I received on Sunday, it was truly gratifying. Christine and I, enjoyed the day immensely.

Once again, thank you for all your good wishes, from a very proud President of Lockswood Bowling Club.

Bob Prince

Yardstick & meal

Unfortunately, due to lack of numbers, the Yardstick & meal has been cancelled for this year.

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The good news is that the Accumulator will still take place

Lockswood Ladies are Thornbery TROPHY

Area runners up

On Saturday 28th July, Lockswood Ladies played Hyde Abbey in the Area Final of the Thornbery Trophy at County. The game was played with great spirit, but unfortunately we lost, a hard fought match, by just nine shots overall.

I would like to thank all the Ladies in the team; Jan Collins, Paddy Christopher, Dilys Lillywhite, Vi Oliver, Lorraine Slater, Gill Grindey, Pam Smith and Christine Prince. Also the non playing reserves, Gill Legge and Ann Etherton.

Message fromThe Brain Tumour Charity

Monday 23rd July 2018

Dear Carol,

 

I just wanted to send a quick message to say a HUGE congratulations for Sunday and a massive thank you for the £1029 raised! Laura sent me an update this morning with these fab photos attached. It looks like you all had a marvellous day and we are so grateful for your support.

 

Once the funds arrive with us from Laura, a thank you letter and certificate will be on their way so you can display this at the club. 

 

We are incredibly grateful for your tireless hard work and dedication through your captaincy year and this money will make a tremendous difference. Thank you.

 

If there is anything I can do to help in the future, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll be happy to help.

 

Best wishes, 

Abi Hames

Senior Community Fundraiser (South)

Lady Captain's Day 2018

In Support Of

On Sunday 22nd July Lockswood Ladies celebrated their Annual Lady Captain’s Day and what a glorious day it was!

I received a lot of help during the morning with setting up of the tables and hall and I would like to thank all the men and ladies who helped make the venue look so lovely. Everything was colour coordinated in red and teal, the colours of my chosen charity “The Brain Tumour Charity” and the whole place looked splendid.

Special thanks to Male Fenna for his wonderful balloon model decorations.

I was delighted that Laura Veal, a representative from the charity was able to attend. Laura lost her Mum last year to a Brain Tumour and she is now working for the charity in her Mum’s memory. Laura brought merchandise and  information and was able to chat to people about the wonderful work the charity performs.

My other guests for the day were all members of my family who last year saw at first hand, the devastating effects of the disease. Heather Windust, my daughter-in-law, lost her Dad, Rebecca Bleeck, my niece, lost her husband and my sister Jenny Homer lost her son-in-law. All of my guests were new to bowling, but joined in with the activities.

Laura was a joy to meet and a great  ambassador for the charity.

Jenny.                           Laura                                  Heather.                               Becky

The ladies arrived at 1.15pm, and what a colourful sight in their red and teal tops with bandanas! We began with group photographs and the Rink was then handed to the Ladies by Bob Prince our President. 

The activities began with a “Spider” and the ladies were divided into rinks teams and they played various activities, which began with 6 ends of normal bowls. The winners all moved to the left and we had 6 ends of bowling which consisted of bowling to a £2 coin, bowling with the wrong hand and playing to a jack on the edge of the rink. The scores were kept and the two lowest scoring teams dropped out.  We  then had two ends of the Cross Rink Challenge where the teams bowled to a jack on the rink next to them. The two highest scoring teams played a Cross Rink Final of one end, which was won by Mags Collier, Sally Robinson, Anne Scott and Muriel Goodridge.  I congratulate all the ladies for their stamina and resilience on what was a very hot and humid afternoon and I thank them for being so patient and persevering.

Everyone enjoyed a well earned Pimms and took their seats for a three course meal which was prepared by the men helpers aided by Sheila and Margaret. I would like to thank Bob Prince, Pete Wilkinson, Ron Collins, Stewart McCabe, Charlie Hewitt, Neil Fletcher and Walter Metcalf for all their hard work in the kitchen, bar, and making the Pimms and serving the Ladies. 

My special thanks go to my husband John Windust who showed me great patience in the planning of the day, as official photographer and the personal help he gave me in making sure the day ran as smoothly as possible.

The meal was followed by speeches from myself and Laura from the Charity, in which she gave us a resume of the work of the charity and how our money raised could be used. I was then  delighted to be able to present her with a cheque to the grand total of..........................................

*£1029.00*

I would like to express my great thanks to everyone who has donated money to my charity this year by supporting Lades’ Nights, Spiders, Cake Sale and Hamper Raffle, the Margaret Grant Day, Personal Donations and of course Lady Captain’s Day.  It has been a great effort and well done to you all.

Finally, I would like to thank all the Ladies who attended and supported the day yesterday and who made it such a special day for me. Thank you to everyone at the club both men and ladies who have helped to make my job this year such an easy one and who have supported me throughout my Captaincy.

Thank you for the lovely gifts, flowers, personal messages and good wishes that I have received and for your continued support for the rest of the season.

It has been an honour and privilege to represent Lockswood Bowling Club as Lady Captain.

 

Many thanks and best wishes to you all,

 

Carol Windust.  ( Lady Captain 2018).

Ladies continue to impress in the S&D

In contrast to the Men, the Ladies are having a very good season.

 

The A team, remain unbeaten at home and a fantastic win away at Hyde Abbey, has put them in third place, just a half point behind second placed Meon Valley, with a game in hand.

The B team are also having an exceptional season and are currently in second place, just 3 points short of leaders, Littleton.

A strong finish to the season, and who knows, we may have both teams in the A league next season.

Men's Championship Team Relegated

The Men went to Eastleigh Railway last night, needing a win to have any chance of survival, sadly it was not to be and they lost on all rinks. This leaves them second to bottom in 7th position with only two games remaining and unable to avoid relegation.                                                                                                  20th July 2018

Breaking News               18th July 2018

Lorraine has done it again! Hot on the heels of her victory in the Final of The Bowls England Champion Of Champions, Lorraine has now won the Area Final of The Bowls Hampshire, Champion Of Champions and will compete in the County Final on 20th/21st August at Banister Park. Lorraine overcame Janet Williamson of Hyde Abbey by 21 shots to 20. Many congratulations.

Lorraine wishes to express her thanks to all those members who have supported  her, either at the matches or by way of their kind comments.

Lorraine loves to represent Lockswood and the support makes it all worthwhile.

Carol Windust - Lady Captain

G&F Competitions

Congratulations to Lockswood Semi Finalists

Secretary/Treasurer - Neil Fletcher plays Kim Francis from Lee

Presidents Trophy -  Walter Metcalf and Ron Collins play each other

Bowler Of the Year - Lorraine Slater plays Charlie Read from Crofton

Hampshire Champion Of Champions

It is with great pride that I announce that Lockswood have a Champion of Hampshire!

 

On the 16th July I had the honour of marking the Ladies  National Champion of Champion Singles Final between Lorraine Slater of Lockswood and Margaret Holden of Alton Social Bowling Club.

 

It was a great game between two very fine players who displayed some excellent bowling. Both players knew each other’s game very well, but  Lorraine eventually won the match by 21 shots to 14.

I would like to thank all the ladies and gents who came to support Lorraine, it was lovely to see you all and was a great experience for myself as marker.

 

On behalf of the ladies section and Lockswood Bowling Club as a whole, I offer her our thanks and Congratulations, for becoming Hampshire Ladies Champion of Champions and representing Lockswood Bowling Club in this event. 

 

Well done Lorraine a great achievement on winning so many other matches in getting to the final and for emerging the overall winner and Champion!

Lorraine is now in the last sixteen in England and will represent Hampshire at Leamington in the National Finals of this event in August. 

 

From everyone at the Club,  Lorraine, we wish you Good Luck and best wishes for continued success in the Finals.

 

A great job, well done!

 

Carol Windust - Lady Captain

Club Competitions

We have reached the Semi Final stage of the Club Competitions, full details of the matches can be found on the Competition Pages.

Please note, matches must be challenged by 23rd July and played by 3rd August.

Ladies run ends. 

Congratulations to Jan Collins, Sheena Mack and Maxeen Fletcher who reached the County Quarter Finals of the Bowls Hampshire Triples.

The team put up a great fight, but  eventually went down by just 5 shots, against a very strong Cove team.

15th July 2018

Lockswood Greens Rearranged Fixture

The match against Rowner Yellow scheduled for Thursday 26th July has been postponed due to a clash with the Southampton Open which runs 23 to 28 July.

The new date is Tuesday 7th August.  Bowlers who have signed for 26th July please check your diaries for new date to confirm.  We are still many short of our minimum 12 players for this event.  Sign up now.

John Beaumont

Lockswood Gardens

 The gardens have now been judged by South East and South England in Bloom, and Fareham in Bloom. 

My thanks to the gardening team for their help, and all the sponsors and members for their interest. Here’s hoping for some good results again, despite the weather.

                                                          Regards Jeff Tocknell

Singles Success

Andy Dawson has reached the third round of the S&D Men's Singles with a win over J Snell from Fleming Park.

Lorraine Slater made short work of her William Day Singles match, winning, 21 - 0, in just six ends, to progress to the Quarter Finals.

Good luck to both for the next round.

A big thank you to all those members of the Tuesday Morning Team, who keep the Club running smoothly.

Lockswood's visit to the The Royal Chelsea Hospital

We were very pleased to take 24 Lockswood members to bowl in a friendly match, we arrived approx’ 1pm and were served with tea, coffee and biscuits  alongside the bowling green.
Half way through the match a splendid high tea was served in the great hall.
A very relaxed atmosphere prevailed on the bowling green with Lockswood  in command on all but 1 rink.
On completion we all retired into the bar for drinks , good conversation and the inevitable raffle with Gill scooping the top prize a bottle of Whisky.

I thanked all the Chelsea Pensioners for a great day and presented all their bowlers with a small gift and to their Captain a  bottle of Port.

Going home on the coach every one agreed that the day had been a great success.

I extended an invitation to Colonel Jonny their President to return to us in 2019 but he indicated with their commitments already on their calendar it would be most probably be in 2020.

Bob Prince - President

More photographs can be found in the gallery courtesy of Rod Maxted

G&F Rules

Just a reminder that you will be deducted points

if you fail to comply with the dress code or display incorrect stickers. A two point deduction, or worse, could be the difference between winning or losing.

Please ensure that the result is about bowling ability and not the rules.

8.  Woods must carry club stickers on both sides for all matches. Penalty for incorrect or no stickers .   2 points deducted for each offending player.

20.  Dress will be white above the waist (including headwear),

grey tailored trousers/crop trousers/shorts or regulation skirts

 

below the waist, as approved by Bowls England, with regulation

 

footwear, for all League and other events unless specified. Club

 

coloured shirts may be worn provided every member of the team

 

has the same uniform with no exceptions. The whole team

 

including reserves must have the same colours. Whites will be

 

worn for all events on Finals Day, and for all Presidents matches. 

 

Penalty for being incorrectly dressed. 2 points deducted for each

 

offending player.

G&F Rules

Just a reminder that you will be deducted points

if you fail to comply with the dress code or display incorrect stickers. A two point deduction, or worse, could be the difference between winning or losing.

Please ensure that the result is about bowling ability and not the rules.

8.  Woods must carry club stickers on both sides for all matches. Penalty for incorrect or no stickers .   2 points deducted for each offending player.

20.  Dress will be white above the waist (including headwear),

grey tailored trousers/crop trousers/shorts or regulation skirts

 

below the waist, as approved by Bowls England, with regulation

 

footwear, for all League and other events unless specified. Club

 

coloured shirts may be worn provided every member of the team

 

has the same uniform with no exceptions. The whole team

 

including reserves must have the same colours. Whites will be

 

worn for all events on Finals Day, and for all Presidents matches. 

 

Penalty for being incorrectly dressed. 2 points deducted for each

 

offending player.