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Rearranged Date for Domestic Competition Winners Presentation


This year’s presentations will now be made at a ‘Presentation Afternoon’ and cream tea party to be held in the clubhouse at 2pm for 2.30pm on Sunday 24th March 2019.  This event will include the presentation of prizes and trophies to the winners of our domestic competitions during the 2018 outdoor season and the usual fun and games.  The cost will be £2.00 per person to cover refreshments.  It is hoped that as many winners as possible will be able to attend.

Brian Holmes




It is with deep regret that the club has learned that Brian Holmes passed away at home on the 29th November.  Brian, who was a former Vice Captain and stalwart member for many years, had been fighting illness for some time and was being cared for by his wife Sandra.    The Club sends sincere condolences to Sandra and family at this sad time.

The funeral was held on Tuesday 18th December and many club members attended

Brian was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed at O.S.B.C.




Three triples from Okehampton played three triples from North Tawton in the annual Nora Gee match on a beautiful afternoon. In addition two further teams of Okehampton ladies, Okehampton Green and Okehampton Yellow, played each other so all the ladies who wished, were able to play.

The game was played in a very competitive but friendly manner and enjoyed by all and followed by a delicious tea produced by Okehampton ladies.

The final result was North Tawton 47 shots, Okehampton 47 shots. As this result had not occurred before, after consultation by the captains, it was decided the cup would be held for six months by North Tawton and six months by Okehampton.

The match between Okehampton Green and Okehampton Yellow was also very close with Okehampton Green being the victors by 17 shots to 16 shots.  The wining team received a mini cup (egg cup) causing some hilarity and concluded a very enjoyable afternoon for both the players and the spectators. 


Okehampton Triple win Bradworthy Tournament

Two teams of bowlers from Okehampton entered the Bradworthy Open Bowls Tournament.  Congratulations go to Kath Mansell, Tony Hunt and Alan Mathias pictured here receiving the tournament shield.  22 teams from all over Devon and Cornwall competed in this triples event, which due to rain, had to be curtailed to three games of six ends each.  Kath, Tony & Alan were the eventual winners but well done to Sue Hearne, John Mansell & Sue Hunt who aso took part.



Len & Myrtle Wonnacott Memorial Shield


Winner Mike Verity receives the trophy

On Saturday 16th June, thirty-six players contested the Len & Myrtle Wonnacott Memorial Shield.  Conditions were dull and overcast but at least there was no rain to dampen proceedings.  Teams played in triples changing after each six end game with individual scores carried forward to produce one overall winner.  After two games a cream tea was served by our kitchen ladies and thanks once again to Jenny, Maggie, Megan and all the other helpers who never let us down.

Jenny & Maggie busy in the kitchen

After four games scorecards were gathered in and the points totalled up.  We offer congratulations to Mike Verity, this year’s winner, who received the trophy from Tony Martyn (Len’s relative) and our President Brian Vernon.

Some Action Shots from the day

 Ben Pook Memorial Cup

In glorious sunshine, the Ben Pook Memorial Cup competition was played on Sunday 6th May.  Members may remember that it was not possible to play this competition last season due to continuous bad weather.

Teams of triples and rinks played four games each of 6 ends and individual scores were carried forward to produce an overall winner.  After all scorecards were scrutinised, the winner was declared as Tony Hunt who was then presented with the trophy by our Secretary Jean Hutchings.  Congratulations to Tony and to all those members who participated in making this a most enjoyable event.  At the end of proceedings, a cream tea was enjoyed by all present and we have our loyal band of ladies to thank once again for their efforts.

Photographs by Arthur Griffiths