News Headlines - updated Wednesday 19th June:
Last Saturday's - Lottery Bonus Ball Winner was Number 29....
New Weekly Feature - "Team of the Week" and "Player of the Week" ....
Yesterday saw our Clwydian "B" Team continue their fine winning run making it ten wins out of twelve and with it moving them into "Second Spot" in the League....
Our "New League Bowlers" go from strength to strength seeing first wins for both young and old.....
Friday's weekly Coffee and Bowls is still "Very Tasty".....
Last Saturday's Weekly Lottery Bonus Ball Prize Draw Winner was Number 29 so....
Once more it was one of the few unsold numbers so the £15 cash prize will be retained in our Club's funds. It could still be your turn next week though!
Please continue watching this space for details of each week's winning numbers.
Now for a new weekly feature "Team of the Week" and "Player of the Week" .....
What a week it's been for our Colwyn & Llandudno League "B" Team, our "Team of the Week" seeing them as the new "League Leaders" in the "C" Division after two more 8-4 wins ( one home and one away) against both Rhos Park "C" and "D" Teams - under the continued nurturing and management of Team Captain Ken Simms. Then, last Saturday, narrowly defeating our "C" Team on Points Aggregate 253-247 in their re-arranged Divisional Cup Quarter Final.
These league wins now see them 4 points clear of second place Eirias Park "B" and 9 points clear of third.
Furthermore many congratulations must go Richard Jones - Welsh Junior, our "Player of the Week" making history by "Topping" the Divisional Averages in winning all seven of his games ....I cannot recall this ever happening in our Club and possibly in the League too. Gari Williams is a close second on Aggregate Points having also won all seven of his games. In fact eight of the team currently occupy "Top 40 Divisional Spots" - quite an achievement really - reflecting just how well they've developed individually this season. This has also benefited our Club's other teams especially our Clwydian "B" Team.... see below...
Yesterday saw further success for our Clwydian "B" Team, when winning their tenth match out of twelve - moving them up to "Second Spot" in the League ....
Under the astute "Stewardship" of Team Captain Chris Jones yesterday's excellent 9-3(Agg 186-152) home win over Trefnant "B" sees them now comfortably occupy a well deserved second spot on 94 points - now three points clear of third place Bryn Newydd "A"- also narrowing the gap to 10 points on "League Leaders" Rhos Park "C". Best winning result Martin Williams 21-4. The last eight matches have seen "Seven Magnificent" wins and a draw.
With the second and third place teams now well clear of the remainder, it's clearly becoming a two horse race for the second promotion place. Next week's fixtures will further favour ourselves with Rhos Park "C" away to Bryn Newydd. We are away to the much easier Rhos-on-Sea "B" - another win perhaps?
What a great week it's been for this season's "New League Bowlers" in our Colwyn & Llandudno "C" Team- our Club's Development Team....
It all started last Saturday when Sheila Williams(adult) won her first competitive match by beating Rhys Boulton - Welsh Junior 21-20 in her Quarter Final Divisional Cup Game against our "B Team.
Next came this Monday's League Match against Sunny Rhyl and what a night! It saw some "Stellar Improving Performances" from three more of our rapidly improving Juniors......
Firstly, congratulations go to Fievel Sarok, who at the fourth attempt, won his first League Match 21-20 against David Evans, after his narrow 21-20 loss two week's earlier. Fievel's previous losses mirror his consistent improvement firstly 21-8, then 21-13, then 21-20 before success at last - all against experienced adults. So well done Fievel! Similarly, despite losing again, both Katie Boddis and Theo Lloyd Davies achieved their best scores, against experienced adults, with 21-16 and 21-13 defeats respectively.
The match also, pleasingly, saw Tony Fox win his second League Game by beating the highly experienced Stuart Warren 21-13, this after beating Chris Triggs 21-10 in Saturday's Divisional Cup Quarter Final against our "B" Team. Correct bowl sizes and weight issues had been an earlier problem which he's now satisfactorily overcome.
All of this would not be possible without the continuing support and encouragement from Team Captain Brenda Taylor and the Club's dedicated Coaching Team. A massive thank you from everyone! Ed.
Friday's Weekly Coffee and Bowls is still "Very Tasty" and a great success....
Early April, shortly after our Bowling Green re-opened, saw this "New Weekly Social Bowling Event" piloted which celebrated its two month birthday recently.
Held between 10.00am and 12 noon anyone is welcome to come along and try their hand at bowls - have a "Cuppa and a Chat etc. Its proved a great success.
So far eight " New to Bowling" members have joined us - some have even been totally smitten by the "Bowling Bug" and become League Team players.
Experienced members are always on hand to offer advice and encouragement. So if you are at a loose end on a Friday and fancy trying your hand at something new why not come along. All we ask is that you wear flat sole shoes. Our friendly and experienced bowlers are always there to offer help and support. We also have an extensive selection of bowls and other equipment to suit all ages. Further "Free Taster Sessions" and Coaching can also be arranged.
Finally a request from the Committee to all Club Members. Further help is needed with the "Weekly Rota" from Friday 28th June onwards. Can you spare two hours whilst having a "Roll-up" perhaps to open up the Clubhouse at 10.00am and close it at 12 noon, switch the hot water urn on/off and help with the refreshments? It's not an onerous task. This will take the pressure off the few who have so kindly and willingly volunteered so far. Ed.
Further regular news updates will now follow......Next it's this week's "On the Green"...
"On the Green 2019" .... updated Wednesday 19th June 2019
This week, has seen another remarkable and outstanding period for the Club, as mentioned above. Further match reports follow...
Clwydian Senior Citizens Bowling League
"A" Division. This Tuesday's 6-6 (Agg 183-171) away draw to Dyserth "A" saw our "A"Team remain fifth and well placed in the Division on 70 points. Considering there were two 21-20's and a 21-19 loss - with score reversals, we would have seen a 9-3 win. Best winning result Isaac Banks 21-1.
Next week they host Trefnant "A" at home. Always a close encounter.
C" Division. Please see the "Latest News Section" above for our "B" Team's report
Our "C" Team, although still bottom, in their morning home fixture this Tuesday lost 9-3 (Agg 143-185) to Meliden "B". With covering two player shortages in the "B" Team sadly there were insufficient replacements resulting in only eight players fielded - so any chance of a win was somewhat hampered. Best winning result Edna Yates 21-9. Considering there were also losses of 21-19 and 21-18 - with score reversals the outcome would have been far closer.
Colwyn and Llandudno District Bowling League
"B" Division. Last Wednesday saw our "A" Team drop to eighth in the table after losing 8-4 (Agg 153-174) away to Mochdre Park "A". Best winning result Ted MacCarthy 21-7. Considering six points separate six teams in fourth to ninth spots - it's all very close.
Tonight sees them host seventh place Abergele "A", at home and a win will see positions reversed.
"C" Division. Please see the "Latest News Section" above for our "B" Team's report.
Last Saturday our "B" and "C" Teams played their re-arranged Divisional Cup Quarter Final at Penrhyn New Hall with special dispensation from the League over using our Club's green instead of the usual "Neutral Venue". The match, like several others, was a casualty of "Storm Miguel" on 7th June - resulting in a waterlogged green. In the end only 6 points separated the two teams after factoring in the handicaps. The last two games were the deciding factors with 21-20 and 21-18 wins for the "B" Team. Score reversals would have resulted in a win for the "C" Team. The game was played in "Good Spirits" and attracted a lot of support from other members. The weather helped too! Our "B" Team will now meet Rhos Park "D" in the Semi-Finals.
Our "C" Team, still remain bottom after losing this Monday's home League Match narrowly to Sunny Rhyl 7-5 (Agg 165-168). Despite this, there were some notable performances as mentioned in our "Latest News Section" above.
This Friday sees another tough away fixture in prospect when visiting Rhos-on-Sea "A" in their re-arranged fixture again postponed due to the recent bad weather; then they meet Rhos Park "D" away next Monday - with another testing match in prospect.
North Wales Coast League
"D" Division. The Saturday before last, saw us secure our sixth win of the season in a hard fought 8-4 (Agg 181-150) victory over Llandudno "B" at the New Hall in unreasonably cold and rainy conditions.
Margaret Peake opened the scoring to win 21-7 having led convincingly throughout. Gari Williams promptly defeated David Sawyer 21-10 despite an unusually poor start. Chris Triggs then recorded a routine 21-12 win over Denise Sumner moving him up to eighth in the Divisional Averages with six wins from six games. Ben Turner-Renshaw finally rounded off the first four with a brilliant 21-13 win in preparation for the following day's Wales Under 18's encounter with Warwick and Worcester - where he was only one of the two remaining reserves.
The weather then worsened for the middle order as Richard Jones fell to a highly embarrassing 21-20 defeat having recovered from 10-1 down to lead 20-19. Pleasingly, Richard remained calm despite frustratingly suffering his first competitive home defeat this season. John Shaw surprisingly lost 21-10 due mainly to the inclement weather which dramatically reduced our "Home Advantage". Scott Williams then suffered a 21-12 defeat against the reliable Eddie King. Stan Smith finally steadied "The Ship" winning narrowly 21-17 as the weather improved.
Now to the remaining two games. "Sir Ken"first recorded an emphatic 21-7 win to maintain his 100% league record. Haiden Williams then lost 21-13 despite leading 10-7 after twelve ends and enthusiastic support from the sidelines. Much older players always seem to raise their game against Haiden. It's almost like they are afraid of losing to a ten year old!
This result saw us solidify third spot on 60 points."Table Toppers" Bryn Newydd extended their lead with a resounding win at Mochdre. Penygroes also thrashed Grove Park "A" at home to move above us into second. The poor weather clearly tempered our home advantage, as a 10-2 win was required to keep up with Penygroes. Last Saturday was a "Free Week" in the league. This coming Saturday sees us visit promotion rivals Grove Park "A" in a crucial encounter - which hopefully will be played in far warmer conditions.
Vale of Clwyd Bowling League
There were no League Fixtures last Thursday allowing teams to concentrate on their various Cup Matches. This, therefore, enabled us to play our Quarter Final R W Davies Shield fixture against Rhuddlan "B"at Mochdre Park. Although defeating Kinmel Bay there in the previous round, disappointingly we narrowly lost the match by six games to four despite winning the Aggregate Points score 181-175. The outcome hinged on the final two games. We won one and lost the other 21-20. Had the score been reversed we would have won the match. Never mind it's only a game. Ed.
So that's it from our news team for now. Thanks again for your company and for reading our bulletins.