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SITUATION RE COMPETITIONS as at 25th February 2015.

Generation Pairs – Brian and Bradley Chalklin are through to the Area Final

 

Ladies

National Singles – Maggie Standley is through to the Finals at Melton Mowbray in April.

National Over 60’s pairs – Jane Cogle and Mary London are through to the Finals at Nottingham.

National Over 50’s 2 wood Triples -Jane Cogle, Mary London and Maggie Standley are in the area Finals to be held at Croydon on the 1st March and the winners will then go to the Finals at Nottingham.

Valanndor – Through to the 3rd round on Sunday 8th March against Whiteoak.

 

Men

National Singles – Duncan Hanmore is through to the Finals at Melton Mowbray.

National Pairs – Paul Gent and Peter Harris are through to the Finals at Melton Mowbray.

National Triples – Duncan Hanmore, Graham Standley and Terry Prince are through to the Inter Area Finals where the winners will go onto Melton Mowbray.

National 4’s – Peter Harris, Terry London, Paul Gent and Duncan Hanmore are through to the Inter Area Finals where the winners will go onto Melton Mowbray.

National Over 60’s pairs – Graham Standley and Terry London are through to the Finals at Nottingham.

Leonard Denny Memorial Trophy – playing the 3rd Round against Egerton Park (1 at home and 1 away) this Saturday.

It’s Ascot time again!

Well it’s Ascot time again!
Tuesday 16th June 2015.
The Ladies committee are pleased to offer our annual trip to Royal Ascot. Departing by coach from the Angel Bowls Club at 9.30 on the 16th June 2015. Cost of £58 per person, price includes Silver Ring Entrance, Racecard, £10 food and drink vouchers, Free bet on the Tote and coach travel from the club.
Fantastic Value!!
If you are interested your deposit of £28 is required ASAP to secure your place before the end of February 2015.
Wendy Ward.

EXTRACT FROM NEWSLETTER 4TH FEB.

A simply magnificent season for the Angel bowlers in Area 23   Mens and Ladies competitions this season.
For the ladies, Maggie Standley won the Area Singles; Maggie Stanley and Kim Saxton won the Area Pairs; Joan Campbell’s Triple is in the final of the Area Triples and Katie Ward, Mary London, Sam Alcorn and Jane Cogle won the Area Fours.
In the next few days, they will play off for places at the National Finals against the winners from Area 24.
In the age restricted competitions, Jane Cogle winning the Area Singles and Pairs as well as still being involved in the 2 Wood Triples.
Sam Allcorn and Paul Gent narrowly lost the inter area play-off in the Mixed Pairs.
It is a similar story of dominance for the Men. Of the eight finalists in the main competitions, seven come from the Angel (Duncan Hanmore with the distinction of reaching all 4 finals!)
With Duncan Hanmore playing Terry London in the Singles and Graham Standley and Duncan Hanmore playing Peter Harris and Paul Gent, Angel are guaranteed representation at the National Finals at Melton & District IBC.
Last year’s National finalists Terry Prince, Graham Standley and Duncan Hanmore will contest the area final against Brian Simmons, Tom Young and Brian Chalklin. Looking for success in the Fours final will be Harris, London, Gent and Hanmore.
Lastly, it will be another all Angel contest in the Over 60 Pairs with Roger Richfield and Mick Milgate playing Terry London and Graham Standley.
There are several entries still competing in the County competitions as well … expect more news of success as these progress!
Peter Harris

Mens AGM.
Please note a change of date for the Mens Committee AGM. It will now be on Wednesday 22nd April at 8.15pm.

Mammoth Quiz 2015.
The first event to be held by the Social Club since the flood will be the “Mammoth Quiz 2015” It is a quiz organized by Macmillan Cancer Support and it is a simultaneous quiz that will be delivered to as many people across the country as possible on the same day. The quiz will be held on Friday 27th February .
Macmillan’s will supply the questions and they will be the same throughout the Country. Please keep an eye on the notice boards for full details of this event and lets make it a roaring success and hopefully make plenty of money for one of the Angels favorite charity’s, Macmillan Cancer Support.

Priority when booking Rinks.
Can I please remind members of the club rule that County and National matches have priority over league matches and roll ups. The main reason for this rule is that County and National matches have strict deadlines when they have to be played and where players are involved in several competitions this is difficult. However this rule has been in place for many years, and with a little good will, works well. Can I please remind members that when they have to change an existing rink booking that they inform the captains of those teams who may have to move rinks. It is also helpful for captains who may not be playing on that day to inform a team member who is.

Well it’s Ascot time again!
Tuesday 16th June 2015.
The Ladies committee are pleased to offer our annual trip to Royal Ascot. Departing by coach from the Angel Bowls Club at 9.30 on the 16th June 2015. Cost of £58 per person, price includes Silver Ring Entrance, Racecard, £10 food and drink vouchers, Free bet on the Tote and coach travel from the club.
Fantastic Value!!
If you are interested your deposit of £28 is required ASAP to secure your place before the end of February 2015.
Wendy Ward.

Extracts from Newsletter dated 2nd January 2015

Marking Touchers.

When marking touchers it is acceptable to use water based sprays such as those sold at the bar. However, two of our more experienced bowlers wish to point out that their misuse can lead to unsightly white blobs on the carpet. “If players mark a toucher on the running edge of the bowl then the chalk is transferred to the bowling surface” say Cyril Stares, “please tell members to mark touchers on the non-running edge and we will have no white blobs on the carpet” Another tip comes from Eric Smith ” Have you noticed that some touchers are given the Seagull effect? A big splatter of chalk. This can be avoided by wiping the nozzle clean before you spray”

Blue Angel Car Stickers.

As you are aware all members are issued with an Angel car sticker to indicate that they are a current member of the Angel IBC. The current sticker is Blue. You will also be aware that our carpark is often used by non-members trying to avoid car parking charges in the town. This is obviously not fair on you, the member, who pays a membership fee to provide the facilities offered by the club. This is even more annoying on those days when the car park is overflowing with cars, normally when one session is ending and another starting. In the New Year one of our members, Sandy Craig, will be putting a note on the windscreen of cars that have either an out of date sticker or no sticker at all. Please do not be offended if you are a member and receives one of these notes. If you have an out of date sticker or do not have one, you can obtain one from the office or behind the bar.

Spare Lockers.

There are still a few lockers spare and can now be purchased from the Bar or the Office. There is a one off payment and is yours all the time you are a full member. However there is a £5 charge for a lost key.

 Junior Report 14/12/2014

It was so good to be back when we re-opened on the 13th September, seeing the club full again fit for purpose.

As junior co-ordinator I was pleased to also have some Junior Angels come along too. The added bonus was the photographer taking pictures of juniors on the Bowls green after the Mayor had opened it. Those pictures did make it to the local Courier to the delight of the parents. Let’s hope that we can recruit more as the season progresses.

As we lost some shirts we are in the process of re ordering replacements, shoes are also being looked into. Our funds are relatively healthy so we hope to invest in some training aids for coaching purposes. I really appreciate the help of the coaches Eric Smith and Doug Cook without whom we couldn’t continue, but we really need to look at other members who would be willing to offer their time perhaps on a rota basis. Colin Francis and Mick Milgate help when bowls commitments allow.

On Sunday the juniors took part in the Whiteoak Two Wood Triples Comp for U18’s, we entered 2 triples one being more experienced players and a young team (involving Mel’s daughter Erin who had only been playing for 5 weeks at the old age of 7!) our older triple of Rhys Briley , Ngaire Roberts and Cameron London went all the way through to the semi-finals, they did the Angel proud and came away with fourth place out of 16 clubs entered.

Congratulation to Bradley Chalklin who has reached the quarter finals of the County Under 18s Competition to be held at Folkestone in a couple of months’ time.

Please take the opportunity to come along and see the juniors on a Saturday night as they are our future.

I hope this brings you up to speed with where the section is at present.

Wendy Ward – Junior Co-Ordinator.

 

Tom Young on behalf of the Council Of Management.

How about having a go.

Learn to play bowls and enjoy the facilities of our very friendly club.  This is a game that is suitable for all ages so come along and enjoy yourselves. 

Your first three open evening sessions are free and take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month starting at 7pm when we will provide the bowls to get you started.  We hope to see you soon.