Finals day was held at Bawdeswell green on Saturday 31 August 2019. Play started at 12 noon followed by a BBQ at 3.30 pm. Thanks to Ruth Whitmore for organising all our competitions and finals day. Thanks to Rob & Rita Edwards for providing a sumptuous BBQ and to David Shannon for carrying out the cooking on the day. Thanks also to Ruth, Gillian, Jackie, Betty and Helen for providing delicious puddings, Jo and Ann for helping to serve and Frank for organising the raffle. £164 was raised for club funds. Flowers were presented to Gwyneth for her 80th birthday, Rita for her BBQ skills and Marilyn who will shortly be moving to another part of the country. She will be sadly missed. Bottles of booze were presented to Rob and David for their BBQ skills.

Apart from all the above wining and dining, we actually played some bowls. The Mens singles and Foxley Cup finals were played on previous dates. On the day. the Ladies singles, Pairs and Open singles were played. Winners and runners up in each event are as follows:  Mens singles – winner A Hunter / runner up J Hannent.  Ladies singles – winner H Mears / runner up P Catchpole.  Foxley Cup – winner N Phillips / runner up H Mears.  Open singles – winner A Hunter / runner up N Mears.  Pairs – winners M Tombling & W Van Beuningen / runners up J Cunliffe & A Hunter. Congratulations to all those who took part, particularly to the ones who are champions and the ones who came so close.

Attached are photos of all the finalists, important organisers and some action pictures of Jackie and Wilhelmina taken on the day. There was also a moment of tension in the Open singles final. Was it in count or wasn’t it ?? Thanks to Gordon for his photography skills.