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 6/11/2019

Friendly Match against Waterlooville
Clanfield BSC hosted their 5th friendly match on Wednesday 6 November 2019 against Waterlooville. For the first time since we opened in April 2019 we had play on all 8 rinks. It was a great sight to see 56 bowlers playing in a really friendly way.

18 ends were played with a welcome break for tea and biscuits and a chance to warm up a bit half way through. You could hear the laughter and feel the fun rippling through the gentle rolling hills of Clanfield!

I would like to thank Waterlooville for helping us to relax and making the match fun. 

As you can imagine it was a lot to organise and could not have run smoothly without the help of the following:

Mike and Glenda Smith, Kathy Trippick, Jo Lougher, Barry O’Leary, Neil and Brenda Morgan, Carol and Barry Carter, Tracey and Howard Wilkins, Alan Dickinson & Peter and Linda McWilliams (Waterlooville)

Final result: Waterlooville   184    Clanfield    81 
(Clanfield won 2 rinks)
The score belies a closely fought battle against Waterloo...Ville!!

As Waterlooville have years of experience and we only have months I think everyone who took part should be congratulated on a very respectable performance.

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Nuala A 
 2/11/2019 100 Club Draw - October
The draw was made at Saturday's Quiz Night by one of the quizzers but, unfortunately, the number drawn has not been purchased so the unclaimed £50 will be added to November’s draw making the total prize for the winning number at the end of this month £100!
Geeti G 
 2/11/2019 Quiz Night 
We had another well attended and fun Quiz Night on Saturday 2nd November with a couple of music rounds well put together by one of our Members, Tony Glover. Those rounds were particularly enjoyable so thanks to Tony for that. We will have him back! There was a slight downside to the evening as it was actually too “well attended” as we had more people turn up than I was informed about and therefore planning for. The result was that, although the atmosphere is great when the Pavilion is so full, it was fairly cramped and warm. So, for future quizzes, I will limit the capacity to 55 and I will make it a ‘ticket only’ event - which I've been trying to avoid so far. With the Christmas party coming up there’s unlikely to be a Quiz Night in December but we will plan one for mid-January after we’ve recovered from Christmas and New Year.
Martyn S 
 28/10/2019 Halloween Roll Up
The Pavilion was decorated for Halloween and we held a roll up in the afternoon. Many bowlers entered into the 'spirit' of the day coming in masks or with painted faces so we all started the afternoon in 'high spirits' !!

Our triples winning team was Tom Costello, Michael Trippick and Diane Pickford.

The best mask competition was won by Alan Dickinson.

We finished the afternoon with tea/coffee and some very tasty spookey cakes!!

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Geeti G 
30/9/2019

100 Club Draw - September's Winner
Congratulations to Martyn Scott who won the September 100 Club prize of £50! His number 43 was drawn by a member of the audience at the Jacuzzi Jazz gig so all was ’above board’smile

Months one and two have gone so there are now ten draws to go in this '100 Club Year'. There are still a few numbers left so if you want to buy and own one (or more) this month to be in the next ten draws they are available in the Pavilion for £10 each. 
Don't forget that if a number is chosen which has not been purchased the following month's prize will be doubled to £100.

 Glenda S
30/9/2019
Jacuzzi Jazz
Jacuzzi Jazz gave another great performance which was very much enjoyed by all who attended. A great big THANK YOU to those who helped to make this musical evening so successful:
  • To Debbie and Dave for doing the bar efficiently as usual and tidying up.
  • To Geeti and Graham for selling raffle tickets and tidying up.
  • To Glenda and Mike for 'popping in in the afternoon' and ended up helping me to set the room up for an hour!
  • And to Rosie for her sterling efforts with the food! There were lots a great comments from the audience and all the plates went back completely empty - the best sign of good food!
Martyn S
29/9/2019 Macmillan Coffee Morning
Our Macmillan Coffee morning and subsequent sales raised £255.10. Many thanks go to Nancy Turnbull for suggesting the event and to all those who supported the events by making and buying the delicious array of cakes.

Glenda S
25/9/2019

Friendly Match against Rogate
As the rain didn't pass over as early as forecast the afternoon wasn't looking very promising but we weren't to be daunted...we decided to have our refreshments before we started to play!

Although, after waiting for about 45 minutes, the green was still very wet and bowling was going to be difficult our visitors from Rogate agreed to go ahead with the match. This was a great decision as the whole afternoon was an experience which has taught us all a lot about handling different bowling conditions and, despite the on-off rain showers, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

We are very grateful to our visitors for agreeing to play and giving us a great match. It is one that will go down as one of our Club's milestones - we won the overall match 66-38smile 

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Geeti G
20/9/2019

Last Twilight Roll Up for 2019 
What a great finish to our summer twilights. 36 bowlers turned up (best turn out yet). The atmosphere around the green was electrifying with some great bowling.

I would like to thank the ‘Twilighters’ for making Friday evenings such special events.
 
Finally, I would like to thank the ‘Twilighters’ for my card and gifts that I was presented with after the "prize giving". Great surprise.

Nuala A
11/9/209 & 14/9/2019

First Friendly Matches against Portchester and Cowplain
After practising and playing bowls for 4-5 months we held our VERY first friendly matches this week.

The first was against Portchester on Wednesday. Unfortunately, we lost but it was a great experience for us. I am missing one score card so, as yet, can't give you the result.

On Saturday we played Cowplain and the weather was stunning – and the bowling almost matched it!! Clanfield actually won 1 match! Overall, we lost 57 points to 82 but what a result!!

Our winning team was: 
Steve Puttock, Michelle Upfield & Barry Carter who won 15-13.

Well done everyone who took part in these matches.

Remember practise exudes confidence!

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Nuala A
23/8/2019

Twilight Roll Up
Another excellent twilight roll up with 30 bowlers (our highest number to date!!) took place on Friday, 23 August 2019. All teams played 8 ends and the final result was very close with the top 3 teams achieving 9, 10 and 11 points. The winning team members were:

  • Tracey Wilkins
  • Jenny Ashby
  • Mike Tapuska

As is fast becoming our custom, everyone enjoyed a well-earned drink and convivial conversation to round off a great evening.

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Geeti G
9/8/2019

Hambledon Vineyard Wine Tasting Evening 
What a night to be had! Katrina, from Hambledon Wines, shared her knowledge about their wines as they were available for tasting. Hambledon Classic Cuvee, Premiere Cuvee and Classic Cuvee Rose were among those enjoyed together with the tasty cheese and biscuits. Wine flutes were readily refilled and a pair of vineyard tour tickets (donated by Hambledon) were won in the raffle.

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Debbie N
3/8/2019

Diggers!
I just want to say a big thanks to you for sparing your time and energy today to remove the "tatty turf". It already looks sooo much better and our Wendy is already figuring out how to make those manhole covers look a tad more colourful. The "man(persons) of the match" awards go to:

  • Nigel and Heather for masterminding the whole show and working so hard
  • Kathy & Glenda for keeping everyone fuelled with bacon butties and beverages. Superb!

Thanks all.

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Michael T
2/8/2019 Twilight Roll Up

Well what can I say? What an amazing turnout for the twilight Roll up - 28 bowlers! It was a beautiful sunny evening, there was fun, laughter and the bowling was pretty accurate!Triples winners with 29 points were David Restell, Teresa Attlee and Mike Richardson and the pairs winners were Geeti Granger and Graham Nicklen. Brian Foster enjoyed the evening as he celebrated his 75th birthday with family and friends.I must give out a HUGE thank you to Debbie, Dave and Gill who worked tirelessly preparing the Twilight Pimms and other drinks throughout the evening.

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Nuala A
 27/7/2019

Quiz
Judging by the photos our most recent quiz evening was very well attended with a number of questions generating some intense discussion!

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Geeti G
 26/7/2019

Twilight Roll Up
At our regular weekly Twilight Roll Up on Friday, 26 July 2019, we had our best attendance to date. 26 members rolled up, bowled up then drank up in the bar enjoying sangria and pinot fruity cocktails. A number of spectators also enjoyed watching the action and, of course, the after-bowls drinks.

It was a great, laughter-filled evening with some bowls thrown in! 

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Nuala A  
26/5/2019

Triples Competition
On Bank holiday Sunday 26th May 36 bowlers joined in the first friendly triples competition. It was great to see so many people using the rinks in a competitive format whilst still enjoying themselves.

A big thank you to Biscoe Solicitors who generously donated the first and second prizes and to Jo, Julie and Jo providing refreshments at the end of the competition and to Barry Fanning for organising this very enjoyable event.

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Nuala A 
11/5/2019 Jacuzzi Jazz
Jacuzzi Jazz played at our first musical evening. In anticipation of a good night the tickets were sold out well before the event. It turned out to be very enjoyable as their relaxed style and consummate skill made them ideal to be the first live act to perform at our new Club.

Martyn S
 26/4/2019 Members Welcome Evening
On Friday 26th April members were invited to a Welcome Evening. It was lovely to have a ‘full house’ and there was a great atmosphere with lots of chatter and laughter as everyone got to know each other over a drink.

Geeti G
 26/4/2019 Easter Egg ‘Nearest the Jack’ Competitions 
On Easter Monday Nuala Atkey and Terry Gormely organised some Easter Egg ‘Nearest the Jack’ Competitions for adults and juniors. Great fun was held by all.

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Nuala A  
22/02/2019

"Carpet" is looking great, thanks to Peter.

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Michael T
15/02/2019

Small but beautifully formed kitchen/bar is kitted out.

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Michael T
05/02/2019

Car Park Extension work starts.

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Michael T
27/01/2019

Most of the necessary specialist Bowls “Green” maintenance equipment including vacuum cleaner(s) has just been ordered or delivered and some essential maintenance work has started.

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Michael T
21/01/2019

Curtains have been ordered from Sew Made For You in Drift Road and are in the process of being made.

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Michael T
19/01/2019

The Trustees of Clanfield Bowls & Sports Club (C.B.S.C) have now signed the requisite paperwork with Clanfield Parish Council (CPC) which will enable the final physical improvement work to commence. This should take a further 6 weeks.

Michael T
 

A Club page now appears on Clanfield Online and my big thanks to Editor Anne Cleaver for all her help.

Michael T
 

Ditto an advertisement for a volunteer secretary has been posted on Clanfield Online.

Michael T

 

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