Sunday and Bank Holiday competitions

Liberation Day 2022 – The Margaret and Garnet Hafey Trophy

All dressed up in red, white and blue, 36 bowlers took to the green, once again in glorious conditions, to contest the annual Liberation Day Trophy. Four games of 8 ends were played across 6 rinks for the Margaret and Garnet Hafey Trophy. It was a pleasure to be able to welcome two of our junior members – aged 10 and 12 – who each played 2 of the 8 end games. Both Libby and Beth acquitted themselves very well – and lowered the average age on the green! Well done to both of them.

At the end of the day, 4 teams finished with three wins out of four, therefore gaining 6 points. However, claiming the runners-up spot on this occasion was the team of Fay Le Motte (skip), Russell Eyre and Tom Hunt, who achieved a very creditable +32 short difference. However, winning the day was the trio of Ross Davis (skip), Abbey Andrieux and Phil Bichard, who won all 4 of their games and therefore finished with 8 points and a +31 shot difference. Congratulations to them and to all the teams who took part in a very successful day.

The winning team of Phil Bichard, Abbey Andrieux and skip Ross Davis.


Ladies Day – The Mary Kidd Trophy

Following on from the success of our Opening Day Competition, our Ladies Day Competition – the Mary Kidd Trophy – was played out in glorious conditions on a superb green. 48 players, including 3 juniors, took to the green across 8 rinks of triples to contest 3 games of 6 ends. As it was Ladies Day, the dress code required something pink to be worn, which made for a colourful spectacle on the green.

At the end of the day, bowls was once again the winner. But in terms of the competition, 2 of the 16 teams won all 3 of their games. Finishing in the runners-up spot with 6 points and a +6 shot difference was the team led by Eileen Vowden, along with Phil Le Quesne and new bowler, Jennifer French. But taking the honours on this occasion was the team led by skip Trish Romeril, together with Kevin Andrieux and Tom Hunt with 6 points and +18 shot difference. Well done to both of those teams, but also to all those who supported the competition this year.


Opening Day – The Devonshire Trophy

Our season opened in glorious conditions and with 44 bowlers of all ages out on the green across 8 rinks. It was particularly pleasing to see new members taking part and also one of our Juniors, 10 year old Beth, who acquitted herself very well. The format was mostly triples, but with a couple of pairs teams in order to give everyone who signed up the opportunity to play. The Devonshire Trophy was contested over 3 games, each of 8 ends, played on a green which was running very well for mid-April. The dedication and hard work over the winter months of our green keeper, Bob Le Sueur, and his team had certainly paid off.

Of the 16 teams who took part, 9 teams won 1 game, 6 teams won 2 games and one team won all three of their games. Finishing in the runners-up spot with 4 points and a +18 shot difference was the team of Maurice Andrieux, Maureen Poree and Jim Larkin. But, as the only team to win all 3 games, therefore scoring 6 points with a shot difference of +14 was one of the pairs teams skipped by Kim Gallichan, who was partnered by Ron Romeril. Congratulations to them in particular, but also to all the teams for making the day such a success.

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