News and Events
We were proud to welcome 100-year-old Gordon Short to Kings Bowls Club on his challenge to bowl 100 ends around Devon. President Ruth helped him towards his goal. Proceeds to Devon Air Ambulance.
Kings Ladies reign supreme at Leamington
 
Our Ladies enjoyed an excellent weekend at Leamington when winning the National Top Club for the fourth time, following previous successes in 2009, 2018 & 2019. After victories over Royal Leamington Spa (4-0) and Norfolk B.C (3-1) in the quarter-final & semi-final respectively, they overcame Appleyard (Kent) 3-1 in the final.
 
Congratulations to the winning team of  Sophie Tolchard, Nicole Rogers, Natalie Chestney, Laureen Hackett, Emma Cooper, Harriet Stevens, Sarah Ashton, Hayley James, Ruth Rogers & Lorraine Hackett.
 
Belated congratulations also go to the Devon Johns Trophy winning team which included Charlotte Aspinall, Jan Boyt, Sue Bywaters, Emma Cooper, Hayley James, Lorraine Hackett & Nicole Rogers
 
The  Ladies Club Competitions
have now been completed, with the following winners & runners-up :
 
Club Championship   - Winner - Nicole Rogers
                                         Runner-up - Sophie Tolchard
2-Wood Singles          - Winner - Lorraine Hackett
                                        Runner-up - Ruth Rogers
4-Wood Handicap      - Winner - Lorraine Hackett
                                        Runner-up - Jean Bailey
Never Won One          - Winner - Sue Jones
                                         Runner-up - Jean Bailey
Pairs                            - Winner - Sue Jones & Barbara Bellamy
                                         Runners-up - Ann Llimos & Ricci Creed
 
Thanks to Pat Hicks for organising & administering this years competiitions.
 
County/National competitions for 2022
 
Just to remind everybody, that the Closing Date for submission of entries for 2022, is next weekend I.e. Sun 26th September. No entrance fee monies will be accepted at the moment. However, all entrants will be notified at a later date as to how much they owe individually and will be encouraged to pay be either BACS transfer or cheque.
 
On the same subject, Bowls England have announced the playing format for all competitions next season (to include County Qualifying) will be as follows:
 
4 Bowl Singles (including Junior Singles)  - 21 shots
Pairs (including Junior Pairs) - 4 bowls over 18 ends
Triples - 3 bowls over 18 ends
Fours (including Senior Fours) - 2 bowls over 18 ends
2 Bowl Singles - 2 bowls over 21 ends
 
The Men's MDL committee have announced that they propose a change to the playing format for next season when it will be played as 4 x 4's over 18 ends.
 
Green Matters:
 
Work will begin on the green as soon as the season finishes. It is hoped that the club will continue to be able to cut the green themselves next season. However, as several of the current team will be unable to carry on, the club need some willing volunteers to replace them. If anyone feels that they would like to help out, then they can contact either Terry Gale or Mike Harding for further details.

ThisWeek:
 
As we enter the final week of the season, here's what you can look forward to :
Tue 21st  v Victoria 2.00 pm
Fri 24th v Llandidrod Wells 2.00 pm

And not forgetting our season finale :

Sat 25th - President's Day
As mentioned in an earlier newsletter, Jean Bailey is hoping to run Line Dancing classes at the club. A list will shortly be going up on the clubhouse noticeboard for anybody interested in taking part to put their name down together with preferred days/times.
 
Men's Club Competitions
 
The Men's club competitions are now complete with the full list of winners & runners-up listed below. Appreciation to Les Robins for organising & administering this years competitions.
 
Club Championship - Winner       Louis Ridout
                                       Runner-up Paul Drake
2-Wood Handicap    - Winner        Paul Drake
                                       Runner-up  Paul Creed
4-Wood Handicap    - Winner       Geoff Bellamy
                                       Runner-up  Gary Drysdale
Over 60's                  - Winner       Gary Drysdale
                                       Runner-up   Martin Hicks
Never-Won-One       - Winner        Alan Furner
                                       Runner-up    Terry Gale
Pairs                           - Winners       Paul Drake & Paul Creed
                                       Runners-up  Mike Gagg & Rene Llimos
 
The main event of the week however was undoubtedly the annual Kings Quiz which was won this year by the team of 'The Bar Staff'. The team of Terry Gale, Sue Jones, Les & Alison Robins and Paul & Ricci Creed held off all challengers to lift the highly prestigious Kings Quiz Trophy. Thanks go to all those attended who helped to raise £148.80 on the evening in aid of the club's nominated charity Rowcroft.