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2019 Events

Recent and forthcoming events and matches at the club, with links to pictures and more information where available.

Green opening

The green was opened officially by our MP, Kwasi Kwarteng, on 23rd April 2019. Click below to read about it and see the pictures.

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U3A K2's Bowls Taster Evening
May 13th

The pictures show some of the K2 members and friends at the Club, on a glorious summer’s evening, being
taught the rudiments of the game by Club Captain Eric
Moore and other club members.



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The evening was deemed a huge success by the K2 participants, many of whom showed great
promise! At the end of the evening Gordon Prince expressed thanks for the wonderful hospitality and wished the club well as it continues to celebrate its
Centenary Year in its beautiful location in Staines Park.

Report and pictures courtesy of Chris Gardam... click on the picture at the right to see more!


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Open Days 18th and 19th May

The open days were well attended with some 25 people showing up over the Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon sessions to receive an introduction to bowls and to the club, initial coaching and bowls practice. 

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The prospective bowlers were helped by a good turnout of club members. Some promising players were identified - hopefully they will come back and develop their early potential!

Friends of English Bowling

The first of our special matches took place on the 21st May with a visit from the Friends of English Bowling. A 6-rink game was played on a very pleasant summer afternoon with a delicious tea to follow! 

Thanks to all who supplied pictures, particularly Chris Gardam and our friends at FOEB.

A delicious two-course meal was provided courtesy of Cynthia (and helpers)

FOEB kindly presented us with a memento of the occasion

Sunningdale Cup 

 1st Leg - 1st June

On the warm afternoon of June 1st, and enjoying the very warm hospitality of our hosts, we continued the 55-year-old tradition of competing with Sunningdale for the cup donated in 1964 by club member Mr. Cattley, with the Ladies competing for the Simes Cup.
In the lovely surroundings of Sunningdale Bowling Club we played four Men's rinks and two Ladies' rinks. A close contest ensued...... with the well-manicured green testing the bowling skills of both sides! The Staines Ladies and Men both finished in front, the Men by one shot only. 

2nd Leg - 6th July

The 6th July was less warm, but it was still a pleasant day for bowling.
Results below (no pictures of the game as everyone was busy bowling!).

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The Ladies won their match 

The Ladies went into their game with a respectable lead and won their match by a total of 86 shots to 60 - well done to them! They win the Simes Cup (above).

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A close Men's match

The Men's match was closer than the Ladies' match... The Men started with a single shot advantage, and a hard-fought game ensued. By the end the score on aggregate was level. On the last rink, in the last end, Staines were holding 1 shot, until with the final wood of the match Sunningdale gained 2 shots to win! The final score on aggregate was 149-151 to Sunningdale.

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The Cattley Cup

Sunningdale win the Cattley Cup (above). We look forward to some equally spirited matches next year...

West Ealing

After so many games played in the wet it was great to welcome back the sun along with our friends from West Ealing BC!  We have played them in the TVL before but this was our first-ever friendly fixture with them.  It was a lively match and hard fought - Staines won on 3 rinks and West Ealing won on 2...with a Staines win overall - but what an enjoyable afternoon's bowling! We look forward to many more fixtures with them... 
Thanks as ever to Chris Gardam for the photos.

Middlesex Ladies President's Day
29th June 2019

Our Deputy President Dot Stanners is this year's Middlesex Ladies President

This was a day for Dot!  Her invited guests were treated to lunch, a spider, an afternoon's bowling, and tea afterwards!

Middlesex Bannerette

15th July 2019

 This was an 18 end, 4-rink match against a mixed County team. It was a close competition all the way through, and at the finish there was one rink tied, one rink lost, two rinks won but with one rink having just a one shot difference.
Final result - a win for Staines 64 – 59. This win equals our last Bannerette win against the County on the club's Ninetieth anniversary in 2009 and entitles the club to a second commemorative County plaque. 

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Bowls England

17th July 2019

We seized another opportunity to celebrate our centenary with a visit by Bowls England! On a somewhat muggy and overcast day we welcomed our visitors with a buffet lunch, a spider, six rinks of bowling and a splendid tea to finish.
 The success of the day was a tribute to the hard work of all those who prepared the club for the visit, in particular the expert catering team of Cynthia, Rita and Jean.
Staines took an early lead by winning the spider, though in the actual match the 'superior firepower' of our visitors carried the day for them...

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Staines President John Hay and Middlesex Ladies President (and Staines Vice-President) Dot Stanners join Staines Club Captain Eric Moore in welcoming Bowls England Captain Ann Malcolm, Bowls England President Hazel Maerk, Cath Lynch Moore and Sara Collins from Friends of Staines Park and Surrey County Councillor Sinead Mooney as well as all our visitors from Bowls England.

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Middlesex Ladies President's Benevolent Day

27 July 2019

The rather wet morning cleared up allowing play in the afternoon though the rain did return towards the end! 

After a buffet lunch for the guests and introductions on the green, proceedings started with the customary spider before play began in earnest.
 
The aim of the match was to raise money for charity, and involved a full
day for all our volunteers! The county ladies were in charge of the catering, but required full time help from Rita Moore, Moira Matthews and others. Thanks too to Chris Gardam for the pictures.

 

Dot with Jacquie Elkin, Middlesex Ladies Secretary and Liz Dutton, Match Secretary.

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Spelthorne Trophy
28th July 2019

The Spelthorne Trophy is played as a triangular involving the bowling clubs of Staines, Stanwell and Bishop Duppas.
On a cloudy but dry and mild day the three sides played three sessions of:
men's singles, ladies singles, mixed pairs, men's pairs, triples and fours (or rinks).  Two points are scored for a win and one for a tie in these games, and the points aggregated over the three sessions.
After the first session Bishop Duppas were leading by one point from Staines, after the second session this position had reversed itself. However at the end Bishop Duppas had gained the lead again and finished the winners by three points, with Staines second and Stanwell third with 5 points.
The Trophy was presented to Isabel Morton, President of Bishop Duppas Bowls Club, by Eric Moore, Captain of Staines Bowling Club.
Thanks to Joyce Marshall for additional pictures.

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President's Day 11th August

On a bright and sunny afternoon Club President John Hay held his President's Day with invited guests playing a mixed rinks game. A charity spider was won by John Smith, and the very enjoyable match was followed by an excellent tea from the expert team of Cynthia, Jean and helpers.. 

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Chelsea Pensioners
14th August

It was the day the Chelsea Pensioners came to visit...
There was quite a lot of rain, but there was also a game of bowls....
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