Diary - Friendly Matches
Monday 26th February 2018 : Away to Lakenheath
Grateful thanks to Ann Melton for the following report.
We played a triples game of three rinks. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by their Ladies' Captain and her team.
It was a good game and played in a very good spirit. Unfortunately
we lost on all three rinks.
Nevertheless it was a most enjoyable afternoon - not spoil at all
by the snowy journey!!
Anne Melton - Ladies Secretary
Monday 15th January 2018 : Home to Risbygate
Cancelled by the visitors
Ladies President - Rosie Smith
Photograph courtesy of EDP
Sadly, Rosie died last year.
The news came as a great shock to all club members who knew her.
Together, in 1970, they joined the Mundford Bowls Club, where Rosie became ladies’ captain in 1980, a role she was to assume again from 1982 to 1989. She won the club singles title five times – in 1980, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 2004 – and was club President from 2014 until her death.
Indoors, she was a member at the Old Hall club in Ashill, before joining the Brecks club when it opened at the Breckland Leisure Centre in Thetford in 2006. Rosie served as its inaugural President, and, again, this was a position she still held until her death.
Outdoors, she played for Norfolk roughly 50 times in the Johns Trophy, and was a member of the county side that won the coveted national title in 1985 and 1987 - and she was proud to be county president when Norfolk did the Johns Trophy and Walker Cup double in 1991.
Over the years, she reached county finals in singles, pairs, triples and fours, winning the triples three times, in 1978, 1979 and 1980, and the fours once, in 1980. She also won the Norfolk Champion of Champions title in 1994.
Her love for the game meant she was also a mover-and-shaker off the green, the pinnacle of her achievements as an administrator came when she served as President of the English Women’s Bowling Association in 1997.
Rosie also served as secretary of the Norfolk County Women’s Bowling Association from 1992-1995, and again from 2009-2017. She was assistant secretary to the national association from 1998-2002, and an international selector from 2000-2009. She received a special award from the EWBA in 2003, and was installed as an Honorary Life Member of the unified body, Bowls England."
The above article and photograph appear by courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press.
Just a few weeks ago, Rosie was enjoying her bowls at the club where she was hugely loved and respected by all who knew her - and where she treasured her role as Ladies' President.
Those who didn't have the privilege of knowing Rosie well, will surely recall her smile and warm welcome, as they too arrived for yet another league game, no doubt seeing Rosie as she rested between ends, sitting at the end of her rink.
Rosie, partnered by Ann Melton, won the Ladies Pairs knockout competition earlier this year. A fitting tribute to all her club successes throughout the past years.
Rosie will be hugely missed.
Rosie on her way to winning the Ladies' Pairs KO Competition
earlier this year.
With Carol on her right hand side, she confidently approaches the head.
The Presentation Evening : Friday 28th April 2017
A celebration of league and knockout competitions successfully completed
and crowned by the award of trophies and shields.
Congratulations to all the recipients.
The enjoyable evening concluded with a buffet and raffle.
The Club Winter KO Finals Weekend ~ 18th & 19th February 2017
Ladies & Men's Finalists
Margaret (W) v Anne : David v Len (W
Ladies Triples Finalists
Anne, Rosie & Iris (W) v Joyce, Margaret & Pauline
Men's Triple Finalists
Eric, David & Dave (W) v Des, John & Les
The above photographs of the Saturday Finals
were kindly contributed by Andrew Wallace.
Ladies and Men's Pairs Finals
Ladies Pairs Finalists
Rosie and Anne (W) v Carol and Lyn
Mens Pairs Finalists
Tom and David v Andrew and Len (W)
Davie and Lily v Carol and John (W)
Mixed Triples Finalists
Len, Margaret & Davie (W) v David, Pauline & Bill
Men's Singles Finalists
Wally (W) v David
Men's Pairs Finalists
Wally & Doug (W) v Jim & David
Thanks to all who entered the competitions
with congratulations to all Finalists.
Summer 2016 Knock-Out Competitions
Results of the Summer KO Competitions
Men's Singles: Winner: Wally Boldock
Runner-Up: David Stacey
Men's Pairs: Winners: Doug Penry & Wally Boldock
Runners-Up: Dave Springett & Jim Gayler
Winter Knock-Out Competitions
From our Competitions Secretary, Doug Penry:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WHO WERE SUCCESSFUL IN OUR CLUB’S 2016 / 17 WINTER KNOCK OUT COMPETITION:
Singles Winner Margaret ROBINSON
Runner Up Ann MELTON
Pairs Winners Rosie SMITH & Ann MELTON
Runners Up Carol MOORE & Lyn BOLDOCK
Triples Winners Rosie SMITH, Ann MELTON & Iris PEAKS
Runners Up Margaret ROBINSON, Joyce DOUBLEDAY& Pauline NICHOLS
Singles Winner Len ROBINSON
Runner Up David KAY
Pairs Winners Len ROBINSON & Andrew HILLER
Runners Up Tom MUIR & David SPRINGETT
Mens Triples David KAY, Eric MELTON & David PEAKS
Runners Up John WASHBROOK, Les FISKE & Des Brown
Winners Carol Moore & John Washbrook
Runners Up Lily Cooper & Davie Kay
Winners Margaret and Len and Robinson & Davie Kay
Runners Up Pauline Nichols, Bill Brewer & David Stacey