News and Events
The club celebrates its 90th anniversary this season since its formation in 1927.
To commemorate this event, a fun day was held on Sunday afternoon when around
40 members turned up in fancy dress and took part in a fun & games day.

Kings Bowling Club Report 18-09-2017

Last weekend saw the finals of the National Top Club at Leamington where both Kings Ladies & Men's teams
were represented. The Men were attempting yet another first in completing a 'double' of Double Fours &
Top Club
in the same season, a fete that they also achieved last season. Against a strong assembled field they
swept to victory with wins over Sandy Conservative (Beds), Kingsthorpe (Northants) & Reading (Berks) in the
final to record a unique 'Double Double'.

Quarter-Final v Sandy Conservative Won 5-0
(2-Wood) Louis Ridout Won 16-3
(4-Wood ) Sam Tolchard Won 21-4
(Pairs) Dave Evans & Jamie Chestney Won 19-15
(Triples) Phil Hackett, Mike Woodbridge & Adrian O'Neill Won 32-11

Semi-Final v Kingsthorpe Won 4-1
(2-Wood) Louis Ridout Won 16-9
(4-Wood ) Sam Tolchard Won 21-11
(Pairs) Dave Evans & Jamie Chestney Won 21-18
(Triples) Phil Hackett, Mike Woodbridge & Adrian O'Neill Lost 10-16
(Fours) Rob Honeywell, Craig Down, Matt Bass & Harry Goodwin Won 20-17

Final v Reading Won 5-0
(2-Wood) Louis Ridout Won 16-10
(4-Wood ) Sam Tolchard Won 21-3
(Pairs) Dave Evans & Jamie Chestney Won 24-16
(Triples) Phil Hackett, Mike Woodbridge & Adrian O'Neill Won 22-20
(Fours) Rob Honeywell, Craig Down, Matt Bass & Harry Goodwin Won 26-12

Meanwhile, the Ladies were also competing in the finals for the second successive year, having been
runners-up last season. Aiming to go one better this year, they began strongly with a 3-1 quarter-final
victory against Norfolk B.C. This set up a semi-final against Parkway (Hunts). The match did not get off
to the best of starts when Sophie Tolchard lost her singles tie. However, the triples of Sarah Ashton,
Ruth Rogers & Lorraine Hackett stormed out of the blocks racing into a big lead which they never
relinquished before eventually winning 24-9. Across the green, the pairs of Kelly Atkinson & Natalie Chestney
were involved in a tight contest throughout whilst the fours of Pat Hicks, Charlotte Aspinall, Jan Boyt &
Sue Bywaters made a disastrous 0-10 start before recovering brilliantly to take a 19-12 lead. With both
disciplines playing their final ends, a win from either would guarantee a place in the final. Unfortunately
both pairs & fours dropped counts before losing 16-18 & 20-22 respectively.

Q/F v Norfolk Won 3-1
(Singles) Sophie Tolchard Won 21-8
(Pairs) Kelly Atkinson & Natalie Chestney Won 21-16
(Triples) Sarah Ashton, Ruth Rogers & Lorraine Hackett Lost 12-22
(Fours) Pat Hicks, Charlotte Aspinall, Jan Boyt & Sue Bywaters Won 17-16

 S/F v Parkway Lost 1-3
(Singles) Sophie Tolchard Lost 16-21
(Pairs) Kelly Atkinson & Natalie Chestney Lost 16-18
(Triples) Sarah Ashton, Ruth Rogers & Lorraine Hackett Lost Won 24-9
(Fours) Pat Hicks, Charlotte Aspinall, Jan Boyt & Sue Bywaters Lost 20-22

Away from Leamington, Kings Ladies completed a clean sweep of league & county club trophies when they
lifted the Inter-Club Cup last Wednesday. Played at Culm Vale they followed up a semi-final victory over
Madiera
in the morning by overcoming Honiton 47-31 in the afternoon's final. Congratulations to the team
of Kelly Atkinson, Ricci Creed, Jan Boyt, Lorraine Hackett, Pat Hicks, Sarah Ashton, Sue Bywaters & Ruth Rogers.

Meanwhile, the men's Over 55's Triples season came to a conclusion at the end of season play-off finals at
Babbacombe where Kings were represented by the 'Y' division side who had qualified from their league.
Unfortunately, they lost against a strong Brixham side in the semi-final but went on to beat Bovey Tracey
to finish a creditable third.

In the annual men's fixture against a Devon President's Invitation team, Kings fell to a 111-127 defeat.
The evening which includes a Fish/Chicken & Chips supper commences at 7.00pm at a cost
of £10.00 per person to which all members
& their guests are welcome.
Full details can be found on the Social Events notice board in the Clubhouse including a sheet to enter the names of all interested parties
and their meal preference.
Sunday 23rd July 2017