LATEST NEWS
 
 

The Ladies of Aylesbury Town played against Banbury Bowling Club on Tuesday evening in Round Two of the 2019 Bowls England Women's Top Club and won 71-45. Well done! The next round will be against Box Bowling Club from near Bath  and will be played at  a neutral green in Faringdon on Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 at 6pm. Further details on the club notice board. Success at this round would mean Leamington for the final rounds.

 

 Congratulations to Colin Perrottet and Keith Stratfull who have progressed to the County Pairs Semi-finals see below for further details. Again success in this round will mean a trip to Leamington.

 
 
Forthcoming Events
 
 

 

Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 6.00pm  Mens and Ladies Pairs S/Fs

 

Saturday, 27 July 2019 at 1.30pm   Hawkins Trophy

 

Saturday, 3rd August 2019 from 10.30am   Mixed Drawn Pairs

 

Thursday, 8th  August 2019 at 1.30pm       Bucks versus Herts

 

Sunday, 25th August 2019 at 1.30pm        Eric Phelps Trophy

 

Wednesday, 28th August 2019 from 10.00am        Win Evett Pairs

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GEORGE MILLIGAN TROPHY - 23 JUNE 2019

 

Sunday 23 June 2019 was George Milligan Trophy day at Aylesbury Town Bowls Club. 

We welcomed 10 members of the Milligan Family 4 of whom made up one of the teams.

We started with a Spider competition  which was won by Robin Milligan. In total 40 bowlers took part and were split between 2 Sections with the winning team of Section 1 playing the winning team of Section 2.  The Trophy was keenly fought for and was eventually won by Steve Rutland’s team consisting of himself, Joan and Dave Catton and Linda King.  Runners Up were Roger Kane, Norman Maidment, David Hobbs and Mary Rogers.

 

A total of £300 was raised on the day which will be donated to The Florence Nightingale Hospice on behalf of the Milligan Family.

The weather was kind all afternoon and at the finish we all went in for a fantastic buffet prepared by some of the ladies with many items donated by club members.  A raffle was held with many prizes being donated.  Thanks to all who helped to make it a successful day.

It was a very memorable afternoon and has already been booked for Saturday 20 June 2020 to help celebrate our Centenary.

Come and join us!!

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT IS CLUB NIGHT

 

Come and join in the fun.

It is £1.00 to play and £1.00 for food.

We have 4 games of bowls (weather permitting) followed by a social with Burgers or Sausages (Or sometimes even a curry!)

For those that just want to watch – the bar is open!!

 

Skips are selected then all other players pull out a disc for position and rink.

Skips keep the score and at the end scores are recorded as follows - 3 pts to each person in a winning team - 2 pts to each person for a draw and 1 pt to each person if you lose.

Any player that cooks or does the bar instead of playing is allocated 2 points automatically.

 

We tried Hoy Bingo last week after playing bowls with great success and are also looking at playing darts or cards some weeks.

 

 
At the end of each month there is a pay out to the top scoring bowlers!  (4 Prizes)  This month  -  May  -  was won by Darren Jones and a total of £53.00 went to club funds
 
 
 

Chairman’s Newsletter May / June 2019

 

Trust you have enjoyed the first few weeks of our 2019 season and are now ready for a busy summer of bowling. Our membership remains healthy standing at 127 which includes 12 new members. Please continue to “sow the seeds about bowling” with your family and friends whether they have bowled previously or not, we will always welcome prospective members to come and give bowling a try.

 

Our green is in excellent condition (Thanks to Keith and his mowing crew) and so far this season there has been some excellent bowling and although the results may not have always “gone our way” it appears everyone is enjoying their game.  We have successfully hosted a Home Counties League match and also the Junior Academy and our Congratulations must go to Holly Chapman a member of ATBC who was the eventual winner.  Please remember to check the website for results and any other news items.

 

Congratulations to the Ladies that attended the County Selection day and good luck to those who have been chosen to play in the Bucks team.  Good luck to all that play in individual County Matches.  It would be useful if results of these matches were forwarded to Tom Millward (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to include on the Club Website [aylesburytownbowlsclub.co.uk].

 

Team Sheets for the Friendly Matches are displayed on the notice board in the dining room, please enter your names, if your name is not on the list you cannot be selected to play.  If there are more names than required the ones that do not play will be selected for the next match that they enter.  If you have any questions about these matches please speak to the Captains or Vice Captains.

 

Details of the Club Competitions are now displayed on the noticeboard in the hallway.  The first named should contact their opponent to agree a suitable date and time for their match, then for single matches also arrange a marker.  Please ensure the proposed match is entered in the Rink Booking Folder in the Dining Room.  NOTE:- Competitions cannot be played on Friday evenings.  If you wish to play on Tuesday mornings, Thursday mornings or Saturday mornings only one rink is allowed for a competition match.  Unless a match is being played the rinks may be booked at all other times.

 

A lot of “hidden work” has been carried out during the closed season and in recent weeks, but hopefully you will have noted some of the improvements the club has made (thanks to all those hard working volunteers) and we hope to continue to improve the facility later in the year all in preparation for 2020, our Centenary Year, however, in order to maintain the high standard of the Club more volunteers are needed to join the Rotas for Cleaning, Bar and Mowing.  For the cleaning rota please speak to Rosie Miller 01296 582680 who will tell you what is involved with this important job.  Keith Stratfull [07748 004926] deals with the mowing rota, this is not just mowing the grass but includes maintaining the flower tubs and watering them ad hoc during the season.  There is a list displayed in the Dining Room that shows all home matches when the Bar may be required.  If you are able to help please enter your name against the match or contact Colin Perrottet 01296 398577.  There will be a call for a work party mid-season to undertake some general maintenance and cleaning and trust you can assist wherever possible, remember it is YOUR CLUB.

 

You will be aware we have 2 green friendly wheelchairs but we have recently purchased 2 bowling arms, 1 directly from club funds the other by way of a donation.  If anyone who finds bending down or bowling difficult and feel they would like to try a 'bowling arm please see one of the club coaches. 

 

A very successful and well supported Fun Day was held on Saturday 25 May.  The morning session featuring skilful fun games was organised by Elinor & Alex Paterson and the club coaches.  The winner was Karen Brazier with Maureen Peacock a close second place.  The winner of the Gordon Snookes U3A Trophy was Dot Simmons.  Scores for the Juniors were so close they were all winners.  An excellent 2-course lunch was served by Margaret Friend and her team.  The winner of the afternoon spoon drive was Maureen Peacock with 23 points closely followed by Dave Merrison with 22 points.  Booby prize went to Peter Hemmings.  More than £300 was raised towards the Centenary Fund, many thanks to all the helpers for achieving such a good result.

 

Details of the George Milligan Trophy Match will be displayed soon, if you haven't yet entered please contact Karen Brazier [07515 686827].  The match is on Sunday 23 June 2019 commencing with a Spider at 1.30pm - Mixed Fours - Whites - followed by a buffet meal.

 

Keith Mead, Chairman

 

 

TEAM SELECTION

 

Versus Woburn Sands on 20 July 2019 with a 2.30 pm start.

 

Rink 1  D Corton   Rink 4  C Hounslow
  C Spencer     R Smith
  K Cole     R Kane
         
         
Rink 2  B Grimes   Rink 5  
  J Hamilton      
  R Walker      
         
         
Rink 3  B McGunn   Reserves A Paterson
  B Rowe     E Paterson
  R Fox     C Brazier
        C Harding
         

 

 

 

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