Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
May I wish you all a very Happy New Year, I’m looking forward to the new season and it’s only a few months before we go on tour to Exmouth.
Congratulations to Kirsty and Martin who got engaged at Christmas, also welcome to our new colts, Vivienne Belt, Janet Miller,Brenda Beere and Thelma Oberson, we also welcome Zoe Barnard a county bowler from Suffolk who is moving to Warwickshire.
I am hoping to raise lots of money this year for my charity, "The Ups of Downs" this is a local charity that supports families with a child or adult with Downs Syndrome and they have given great support to my Niece and her child Ella who is four.
I hope to see you all at the next county meeting so keep fit healthy and happy
President, Chris Cooke, and the Officers wish you and yours a Very Happy Christmas and Peaceful and Healthy 2019 with lots of happy and successful bowling.
Snowman Wins the Day
The County Outdoor team’s annual Christmas match against the County Indoor is always very competitive and this year was no exception as the Outdoor team took the honours with a 109-103 win.
Highest winning rink went to Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Janet Pooler (Stoke), Velisa Brown and Rosemarie Geden (both Southam) who were fairly evenly matched with their opponents to begin with but gradually pulled away to finish 22-13.
Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield), Janice White (RLS), Ann Doherty (Lillington) and Di Medhurst (Stoke) started slowly and were trailing 5-10 at the 10th end, but kept their cool and pulled back in the second half to win 20-13.
Jean Hagues (Rugby Ladies) with Pippa Mace (Lillington), Chris Roberts and Helen Harris (Stoke) were trailing 8-13 on the 10th end but a final flourish over the last few ends made all the difference and helped them to a 20-18 win.
Brenda Carlton (Stoke) with Lynne Innes (Stratford), Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) and Dawn Horne (RLS) were fairly evenly matched with their opponents all the way through but just managed to hold on to win by just one shot 16-15.
Carole Simmons (Welford) with Christine Harding (Rugby Thornfield), Margaret Grosvenor (Lillington) and Pat Harvey (Lillington) who shared the game with Carol Smith (Southam) 5-9 down at 10 ends and it was only a concerted effort in the second half that brought them to a 14 all draw on the 20th end but sadly they lost 2 shots on the last end to finish 14-16.
Heather Tredgold (Southam) with Joy Cooke (Blossomfield), Jayne Henfrey (Lillington) and Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) were trailing 2-15 at the 9th end but 7 shots on the 9th made all the difference and although they weren’t to win, they put up a strong fight finishing 17-28.
The Christmas meal went down a treat and the best Christmas hat prize went to Velisa Brown whose Snowman (as can be seen in the picture) was predominant throughout the game!!