©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
AT THE END OF MARCH, BEGINING OF APRIL…. ….It looked as if playing bowls during the spring and summer months would be a non starter. Bowls England cancelled all National Competitions and Bowls Isle of Wight cancelled all league, County Comps:, County Friendlies and County Competitions. The Virus was rampant and the Government had to introduce stringent measure in an effort to control it’s spread and to save lives. Now here we are at the end of the summer having enjoyed a Club Open Pairs Competition, numerous roll up’s through out, and a men and women’s inter club triples league. I think the Club Open Pairs proved to be an enormous success. Playing at a set time on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday seemed to suit everyone. The weather proved to be a bonus, with not one game cancelled. Starting every game at 1.45pm and finishing at about 3.30pm allowed all the participants to sit down after the matches, socialise and enjoy the sunshine and a drink. This I think was the best part of the competition. The club benefited from the green fees and bar takings, but more importantly, the participants benefited from the social inter action, forgetting for a couple of hours that there was a pandemic. I think you would all agree, given a choice, the Island’s rural setting and relative tranquillity has been the ideal location to enjoy a slice of freedom during these difficult times.
WINNERS OF THE OPEN PAIRS Bryn Kettlety & Alan Taylor
OPEN PAIRS RUNNERS-UP John Wilkins & Mitch Jones
FINALISTS OF THE MEN’S SINGLES Winner Travis Meller (on the left) & runner-up John Marsh
WINNER OF THE LADIES SINGLES Rachel Oland with Club President Kay Ward
LADIES SINGLES RUNNER-UP Carol Jones with Club President Kay Ward
THE 2020 COVID-19 SEASON
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©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
AT THE END OF MARCH, BEGINING OF APRIL…. ….It looked as if playing bowls during the spring and summer months would be a non starter. Bowls England cancelled all National Competitions and Bowls Isle of Wight cancelled all league, County Comps:, County Friendlies and County Competitions. The Virus was rampant and the Government had to introduce stringent measure in an effort to control it’s spread and to save lives. Now here we are at the end of the summer having enjoyed a Club Open Pairs Competition, numerous roll up’s through out, and a men and women’s inter club triples league. I think the Club Open Pairs proved to be an enormous success. Playing at a set time on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday seemed to suit everyone. The weather proved to be a bonus, with not one game cancelled. Starting every game at 1.45pm and finishing at about 3.30pm allowed all the participants to sit down after the matches, socialise and enjoy the sunshine and a drink. This I think was the best part of the competition. The club benefited from the green fees and bar takings, but more importantly, the participants benefited from the social inter action, forgetting for a couple of hours that there was a pandemic. I think you would all agree, given a choice, the Island’s rural setting and relative tranquillity has been the ideal location to enjoy a slice of freedom during these difficult times.
WINNERS OF THE OPEN PAIRS Bryn Kettlety & Alan Taylor
OPEN PAIRS RUNNERS-UP John Wilkins & Mitch Jones
FINALISTS OF THE MEN’S SINGLES Winner Travis Meller (on the left) & runner-up John Marsh
WINNER OF THE LADIES SINGLES Rachel Oland with Club President Kay Ward
LADIES SINGLES RUNNER-UP Carol Jones with Club President Kay Ward
THE 2020 COVID-19 SEASON
AT THE END OF MARCH, BEGINING OF APRIL…. ….It looked as if playing bowls during the spring and summer months would be a non starter. Bowls England cancelled all National Competitions and Bowls Isle of Wight cancelled all league, County Comps:, County Friendlies and County Competitions. The Virus was rampant and the Government had to introduce stringent measure in an effort to control it’s spread and to save lives. Now here we are at the end of the summer having enjoyed a Club Open Pairs Competition, numerous roll up’s through out, and a men and women’s inter club triples league. I think the Club Open Pairs proved to be an enormous success. Playing at a set time on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday seemed to suit everyone. The weather proved to be a bonus, with not one game cancelled. Starting every game at 1.45pm and finishing at about 3.30pm allowed all the participants to sit down after the matches, socialise and enjoy the sunshine and a drink. This I think was the best part of the competition. The club benefited from the green fees and bar takings, but more importantly, the participants benefited from the social inter action, forgetting for a couple of hours that there was a pandemic. I think you would all agree, given a choice, the Island’s rural setting and relative tranquillity has been the ideal location to enjoy a slice of freedom during these difficult times.
WINNERS OF THE OPEN PAIRS Bryn Kettlety & Alan Taylor
OPEN PAIRS RUNNERS-UP John Wilkins & Mitch Jones
FINALISTS OF THE MEN’S SINGLES Winner Travis Meller (on the left) & runner-up John Marsh
WINNER OF THE LADIES SINGLES Rachel Oland with Club President Kay Ward
LADIES SINGLES RUNNER-UP Carol Jones with Club President Kay Ward