Sidmouth Bowls Club President’s Day proves fun for one and all

Sidmouth Bowls Club President’s Day and some of the ‘golden oldies’ who took part.

Sidmouth Bowls Club President’s Day and some of the ‘golden oldies’ who took part. - Credit: Archant

The second Monday of April was President’s Day at the bowls club, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth Bowls Club president Pat Harvie and chairperson Suzie.Bonnell

Sidmouth Bowls Club president Pat Harvie and chairperson Suzie.Bonnell - Credit: Archant

It turned out to be a wonderful day, one that was full of fun with a lot of laughter being heard.

Pat Harvie was elected as the club president at the last annual general meeting – it’s a post that is much deserved for Pat has been a very long-serving member and, since 2002, has also been the ladies’ indoor secretary – I am not sure anyone else has ever lasted that long ‘in post’!

As for the bowling, we played two mixed sessions, one in the morning and then, after luncheon was served, we had an afternoon session.

To make it more interesting, we played a match between the president’s team and the chairman’s team.


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However, as our chair is a lady, perhaps we ought to be politically correct and say ‘chairperson’?

Regarding the chair – her name is Susie Bonnell and a very good chairperson she is too!

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Lunch was once again provided in terrific fashion by Sandra, Zena, Mary and Carol (dab hands at this by now).

There was a lovely quiche with salad and new potatoes, followed by meringues with summer fruits.

The bar was very well organised by Wendy, Mick, and Jim (sorry Jim, we forgot your sweet!). Also let’s not forget the washer-uppers, and special mention must go to that particular ‘team’ of Carol and David Timms, Jill and Peter Mison and Wendy. Also attending the lunch were several former presidents of the club and a number of ‘golden oldies’.

With regard to the outcome of the bowling, it was the president’s team that emerged as winners with the score being a close 10 shots difference of 94 shots to 84.

The chairman’s best team on the day was the one of Jean Brimson, Mary Smith, Janice Quinn and skip John Chew, who had a score of plus seven. That was answered by two of the president’s team having matching plus scores with a morning team of Sheila Palmer, Jan Bates, Jill Mison and skip David Fairclough and the afternoon team of Mary Turner, Pat Harvie, Allan Davis and skip Zena Johnson; both teams won with plus nine scores.

So, very well done, to one and all involved in a super day.

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