Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
With the season now well under way we already have two competitions completed to semi final stage and congratulations must go to Trish Jarvis and Di Medhurst for reaching the finals of the Champion of Champions; and Moira Parsons and Kirsty Richards who are through in the Two Wood Singles.
The Triples competition continues this week culminating in the Quarter and Semi Finals on Saturday.
Enjoy your bowling.
Warwickshire Outshines Wiltshire
The start of the season saw a good win for Warwickshire as they met for their friendly match against Wiltshire at Bidford Bowling Club – even the weather was kind as the home team won on 4 rinks to give them a 129-94 win.
Highest winning rink went to Joan Hall (Nuneaton) with Velisa Brown (Southam), Mo Yeomans (Blossomfield) and Helen Harris (Stoke) who were 12-4 up at 10 ends and never really in trouble eventually finishing 26-10.
Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) with Sharon Keal (Snitterfield), Liz Crispin (Wolvey) and Chris Roberts (Stoke) started strongly and were 10-3 up at 10 ends after a short fight back by their opponents, but after that they were never in doubt as they pulled away to go 22-3 ahead at 15 ends and despite a last minute flurry by the opposition they finished 24-11.
Chris Cooke (Southam) with Karen Rice (Studley Entaco), Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) and Jean Williams (Stratford) were fairly evenly matched 8 shots to 9 at 10 ends but a strong second half enabled them to pull away to win 28-13.
Liz Crowther with Hazel Goodman, Margaret Stephens and Pat Gagg (all Lillington) started very strongly and were 14-0 up at 5 ends and although their opponents found their feet and pulled back they still finished with a resounding 26-16.
Sue Hornsby (Lillington) with Zoe Barnard-Rowland (Avenue Leamington), Vanessa Brazier (Rugby Railway) and Heather Tredgold (Southam) started fairly evenly and were 4 all at 7 ends when their opponents started to pull away leaving them trailing 4-14 at 13 ends, but a determined effort helped their cause and they pulled back to within just three shots to lose 16-19.
Maureen Edwards with Sigrid Thomas (both Rugby Thornfield) Lilian Hope (Welford) and Jean Veart (Nuneaton) were level pegging at 9 ends 5 all but the second half saw their opponents pull away and they eventually finished down 9-23.
County President, Chris Cooke (Southam), was delighted to be able to present blazer badges to Liz Crowther (Lillington) and Zoe Barnard-Rowland (Avenue Leamington).
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT'S GALA
Mary Wheildon, Senior Vice President, was delighted to welcome County President Chris Cooke (Southam) and her County Ladies to Warwick Boat Club for the opening event of the season. As usual the weather played up for the start of the bowling season with dark clouds and hail storms ensuring it was only the hardiest of bowlers who ventured on to the green.
However, the hailstones were interspersed with periods of sunshine so it wasn't all doom and gloom and the setting of Warwick Boat Club is second to none as it lies in the lee of Warwick Castle and is bordered by the River Avon - even the swans turned up for a look at the County Ladies!!
The Gala winner was Heather Tredgold (Southam) with the booby prize going to Mary Wheildon and the 'Spider' won by Maureen Tims. The tables were laden with cakes and Chris Cooke thanked the ladies of Warwick Boat Club for their welcome and hospitality.