I don’t know about you but I am pleased to say I am in my 70’s, when New Year’s Eve doesn’t seem quite so important as when I was younger, however time rolls on without my celebrations and it is a New Year so HAPPY NEW YEAR to everybody here’s looking for a healthy one.
Bowls started the 5th of January and competitive bowls with the semi-finals of the Pensioners Urn. the results being, Don FOWKES versus Alex WHYTE 21 -16 and Tom SPENCER versus Peter PARSONS 7-21, congratulations to Don and Peter for reaching the final.
As I have no BARCLAYS PROPERTIES winter league results this week to publish, I Would like to tell you about a new league that Don is introducing. It is an Australian pairs format and will consist of the Birds division played on Mondays and the Big Cat division playing on Fridays.
The format is pairs played over 18 ends but the first player will play the first two bowls and the last 2 bowls with their partner playing the middle 4, the next end the order of play will be reversed giving each player a chance of skip and lead, sounds complicated but it is a beautiful game to play and watch.
The Monday league will be THE BIRDS division, consisting of:-
The Flamingos – Tom Spencer, Jean Fowkes
The Puffins. – Len Daniels, Barbara Forshaw
The Kingfishers. – Sue Daniels, Reg Jackson
The Kestrals. – John Rae, Paul Tregoing
The Swans. – Mike Stone, Margaret Mclaughlin
The Eagles. – Garth Slater, Trevor Hancock
The Skylarks. – Phil Pape, Mo Taylor
The Robins. – Steve Sydell, Ann Stone
The Wagtails. – Mike Smith, Martha Reynolds
The Blackbirds. – Cliff Rawlinson, Marylyn
The Friday league will be known as THE BIG CAT Division consisting of:-
The Panthers. – Peter Parsons, Steve Douglas
The Leopards. – Jim Reeves, Frank Polark
The Jaguars. – Don Fowkes, Jan Parsons
The Mountain Lions – Wendy Latham, Alan Wilcox
The Bengul Tigers. – Dave Taylor, Dave Joynes
The Cheetahs. – Dave Mcgae, Orman Ship
The Cougars. – Mo Kidd, Lesley Joynes
The Iberian Lynx. – Jim Freeman, Jeff Halfyde
The Snow Leopards. – Alex Maurrice, Loreta Rae
The Bob Cats. – Irene Magnum, Marylyn Fryatt