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John's Trophy Trial
Best wishes to Julia Barnes and Isobel Burley who travel to Ottery St. Mary on Sunday 22nd May to trial to be included in this season's John's Trophy squad.
Both ladies were invited back on Monday 6th June for a practice match. Watch this space to see if they are picked for the first match against Warwickshire on 18th June at Olverston BC.
UPDATE - both Julia and Isobel are included in the John's Squad for the season and will play in the first match against Warwickshire. Well done to them both!
County competitions, section 5
Congratulations to Isobel Burley and Catherine Pickett who have won the section 5 A and B 2-wood competition and will compete against other sections at Paignton on July 31st. Congrats also to Isobel who has won the section 5A 4-wood singles competition. She will play against other sections on Saturday July 2nd at Madeira. Good luck to both ladies.
Saturday 16th April was our first Open Day for this season - a chance for anyone to come along and try out our great sport.
A good number of our current members shared their knowledge of how to play the game, welcomed interested people and made sure they had the correct size wood to try out.
Around 30 people turned up to try out the sport on the day and, so far, 19 people have taken advantage of a reduced fee for the season and joined up as members. A great result for our club.
We are holding a second Open Day on Sunday 29th May between 10am - 2pm. Can't wait for that? Get in touch and we will arrange for you to come to the club at a convenient time. Don't miss out on your chance to try out this great game.
We are pleased to announce that we now have a new ground sponsor!
A&S Interiors Limited are our proud new sponsors of Newton Abbot Bowling Club.
Results of Club Finals
Mens Championship - winner Shaun Grice, runner up Mark Howard
Ladies Championship - winner Isobel Burley, runner up Catherine Pickett
Mens 2-wood - winner Ian Foster, runner up Kevin Hunt
Ladies 2-wood - winner Isobel Burley, runner up Catherine Pickett
Mens Seniors - winner Shaun Lynch, runner up Kevin Hunt
Club Open competition - winner Shaun Lynch, runner up Kevin Hunt
Club Triples - winners Paul Osborn, Isobel Burley, Trevor Voisey, runners up Mandy Holtby, Steve Tipping, Phil Underhill
Club Pairs - winners Trevor Voisey, John Jackson, runners up Mandy Holtby, Mark Howard
Mens Pairs - winners Keith Mortimore, Mike Johnson, runners up John Jackson, John Palmer
Mens Handicap - winner Ian Foster, runner up Alan Mann
Presidents Cup - winner Shaun Lynch, runner up Mark Trayhorn
* Photos of some cub winners are now in Gallery *
More news from the club - a triples team made up of Shaun Lynch, Trevor Voisey and Phil Underhill entered the Teignmouth tournament and have won through to the semi-finals. Good luck fellas!
UPDATE They won their semi-final and narrowly lost to Bath 18 -16 in the final. Great achievement to get to the final, well done.
Shaun went on to play in the Phoenix singles as part of the Teignmouth tournament. This is an extra competition for those players who entered the singles competition but didn't progress past the 1st round. Shaun had lost by 3 shots in his earlier round so was eligible to compete in the Phoenix. He was successful in winning this competition! Well done for a very successful tournament.
Sunday 12th September
Newton Abbot was well represented at the semi-final and final of the Johns trophy at the Royal Leamington Spa bowling club today. Isobel Burley and Julia Barnes were fortunate to play in the team whilst Catherine Pickett was picked as travelling reserve. Devon were victorious overall, beating a team from Lincs in the semi and Surrey in the final. Congratulations to all 3 ladies!! Here are some pics.
Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th September, 2021
This weekend some of our club finals were played. Here are some photos from the day. Results to follow.
We have been fortunate to secure some extra funding some of which has been spent on some very smart blinds.
Tuesday 7th September
Tonight saw the final of the Club Triples between Paul Osborne, Isobel Burley and Trevor Voisey against Mandy Holtby, Steve Tipping and Phil Underhill. It was a match of two halves with Trevor's team pulling away to start with. The second half saw Phil's team come back very strong to draw equal and then go ahead. The final few ends were closely fought resulting in a final score of 22 - 21 to Trevor's team.