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News Update 16th May 2011

posted 27 May 2011, 23:34 by Bantham And Ongar Bowls Club   [ updated 27 May 2011, 23:51 ]
Woodford Wells Annual Short Mat Bowls Open Triples Championship
Congratulations to our Short Mat Bowls Team who were the winners of the Woodford Wells Annual Short Mat Bowls Open Triples Championship which took place on 7th April.   For the first time since the event was inaugurated 13 years ago our short mat bowls section was invited to send a team.
The team comprised Alan Dodd (skip), Bill Davis and Martin Peacock, all of whom joined Bantham & Ongar last year and none of whom had previously played in an external tournament.
The event involves 16 teams separated into four groups with each team playing six matches against teams drawn from each of the other three groups (two teams from each group).  Points are awarded, 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.  At the end of the day the results are collated into a sigle league with shot difference separating those teams with equal points. 
The overall standard of bowling was high and Bantham & Ongar had to defeat both the 2009 and 2010 tournament winners during the round robin matches.
Three teams finished with 10 points with Bantham & Ongar the outright winners on shot difference.  Well Done!!

The 2011 outdoor season is now well under way and the Club held an Open Day on Saturday 14th May.  Despite the weather which was rather cloudy and chilly the day was a great success.  Over 30 people came along to try out the game.  Refreshment were available to warm them up after they had spent some time on the green.  Indoor short mat bowling was also available to try.  All in all a very successful day.  Thanks to all those who came along and to Club members who helped out on the day.  Remember Club night is every Thursday from 6.15pm – come along and have a go.
This most important fixture played at the beginning of each season was won this year by the ladies, for the second year in a row.  The game was played on a warm Saturday afternoon and was enjoyed very much by all those who took part. Well done ladies, bad luck gents, better luck next year!

The Winning Ladies Team 2011