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 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.

The Opening Day

Roger, Jan, Viv and Brian prepare to open 2018 Season

No play was possible on the opening day as the green was still saturated. However, President Brian, Captain Roger and ladies Captain Viv welcomed the town Mayor Jan Goffey who was able to perform the traditional bowling of the silver jack and first wood of the season. Around 70 members, both playing and social, eventually attended on Saturday 14th April to witness the official opening and to pay their subscriptions for the year. It was great to see Bob Letchford and Brian Holmes (all the way from Minehead) in such good health.  Once again, the ladies were busy providing teas, and later a cream tea, to all in attendance.  Many thanks ladies, I don’t know what we would do without you.

Photographs by Arthur Griffiths

Pre-Season Social

Another season is upon us and it cannot come soon enough. After the awful winter, which seemed never to end, the club now faces a soggy start to the new playing year. Members gathered for the annual pre-season social on Sunday 8th of April and sat down to lovely meal of cold meats and salad with hot new potatoes prepared for us by our great team of kitchen ladies. A selection of sweets followed and thanks must go to all those who helped to put this event on.  Roger provided the entertainment with a series of quizzes, which were enjoyed by a packed clubhouse. The opening day of the season is Saturday 14th April when the town Mayor will be present to bowl the silver jack and first wood.