On November 10th at St Stephen in Brannel Community Centre, Bowls Cornwall held their AGM, at which the President Peter Prynne made a cheque presentation to Action for M.E, which was his chosen charity for the year 2018.
A trustee from the charity, Chris Cundy attended to accept the cheque which was for £1200.00. Chris Cundy explained that the money would go towards funding the ME Helpline for two weeks, which to those with the condition was a lifeline.
The money raised was by having ‘Spider’ Collections at the beginning of selected matches in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, donations and also a Bowls Drive held at the President’s Club ‘Dunheved’ organised by Mrs Christine Hore, Bowls Cornwall Administrator.
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a chronic fluctuating neurological condition, affecting all ages. It is estimated M.E. affects one in 250 people in the UK, including around 2,000 people in Cornwall, one in a hundred young people aged between 11 -16 years have M.E. and is the most common cause of long term absence among school children. One in four people with M.E. are so severely ill they become house and/or bed-bound. It is more common in women than men.
This presentation was the climax of Peter’s Presidential year which was an exceptionally successful one for Bowls Cornwall at National Level in both the Mens and Ladies Championships/Competitions. The successes were as follows:
National Champion of Champions Winner – Andrew Broad, St. Stephen
Senior Pairs Runners Up – Ronnie Thomas, Penlee and Kevin Williams, Porthleven
Triples Semi-Finalists – Mark Sturtridge, Paul Sturtridge and Ian Ball, Stenalees
Fours Quarter Finalists – Bernie Dyer, Alex Crichton, Nick Trewin and Peter Gilbert, Kensey Vale
Senior Fours Last 16 – Chris Instance, Glyn Mitchell, Barrie Tippett and Phil Downs, Chacewater
Amy Rose Runners Up – Sarah Brooks, Kelly Cotton, Michelle Moore, Rhian Pollard, Leah Read, Laura Shepherd, Lisa Stubbs, Katie Sturtridge, Bethany Watkins
Two Wood Singles Semi Finalist – Nicky Gilbert
Junior Singles Quarter Finalist – Katie Sturtridge
Senior Fours Quarter Finalists – Veronica Battersby, Maureen Wilson, Shirley Coad and Joan Rees, St. Austell
Triples Last 16 – Katie Sturtridge, Lead Read and Michelle Moore, St. Austell
Junior Pairs Last 16 – Leah Read and Katie Sturtridge, St. Austell
Mixed: Tony Allcock Trophy Quarter Finalists – St. Austell
Also the Middleton Cup team won the four games in their group to reach the Quarter Finals losing to Devon. The White Rose Team played in the Regional Finals also losing to Devon.
Peter and members of the Presidential team gave good support to all our competitors both at Leamington and at venues both within the County and beyond.
We look forward in anticipation to an equally successful season next year.
The Under 18 Two Wood Pairs was held at Chacewater Bowling Club on the 1st June 2018. 12 players took part and a good day was had by all who attended. Continue reading Under 18 Two Wood Pairs
Congratulations to Mark Read of Stenalees who has been selected for the Test Match against Australia on Sunday 1st July and Monday 2nd July at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.
The Cornwall White Rose Team travelled to Bridport today to play against Dorset. They are pictured above with Bowls Cornwall President Peter Prynne and Under 25 Team Manager Kevin Williams.
Congratulations to the Cornwall team who won 42 -27 and have now qualifyed for the Regional Finals. Very well done.
Many Clubs within Cornwall are holding Open Days/Taster Sessions during the coming outdoor season. There will be opportunities to go along to your local Club and try bowls The times when individual Clubs will be open for anyone to come along and have a go at bowls is set out below.
|Bude||20th April||4 pm – 6.30 pm||Richard March||01288 356015|
|22nd April||2 pm – 4.30 pm|
|Callington||22nd April||10 am – 4 pm||Mike Gorman or||01579 384398|
|28th April||10 am – 4 pm||John Kelly||01752 702301|
|Carnon Downs||25th August||From 2 p.m.||Phil Beswick||01872 863006|
|Chacewater||21st April||10 am – 2 pm||Jenny Prime||01872 560369 or|
|22nd April||10 am – 4 pm||07977 561933|
|Dunheved||6th May||2 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Angela Woolridge||01566 773311|
|Falmouth||21st April||Marian Ozard||01326 341173|
|Helston||5th May||10 a.m. – 12 noon||Ian Wass||01326 240563|
|19th May||10 a.m. -12 noon|
|2nd June||10 a.m. -12 noon|
|23rd June||10 a.m. -12 noon|
|7th July||10 a.m. -12 noon|
|21st July||10 a.m. -12 noon|
|11th August||10 a.m. -12 noon|
|18th August||10 a.m. -12 noon|
|Kensey Vale||21st April||10 a.m.- 4 p.m.||Alan Addis||01566 774390|
|22nd April||10 a.m.- 4 p.m.|
|Liskeard||6th May||At 2 p.m.||Phil Truscott||01579 342808|
|15th May||At 6 p.m.|
|20th May||At 2 p.m.|
|23rd May||At 6 p.m.|
|Looe||29th April||12 p.m. – 5 p.m.||Janet Rowley||01579 641179|
|Lostwithiel||21st April||10 a.m. -12 noon||Julia Lean||01208 873794|
|22nd April||2 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Mawnan Smith||22nd April||11 a.m.- 4 p.m.||Mick Leigh||07725 008250|
|29th April||2 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|6th May||2 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|13th May||2 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Penlee||28th April||10 a.m – 12 noon||Martin Williams||01736 369522|
|29th April||2 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Perranporth||28th April||From 11 a.m.||Rachael Oland||01209 699308|
|Porthleven||21st April||2 p.m.- 4 p.m.||Shaun Greet||01326 562637|
|22nd April||2 p.m. – 4 p.m.|
|Redruth||28th April||12.30 pm – 4 p.m.||Jeff Saville||01209 213570|
|St. Columb||21st April||10 a.m.- 5 p.m.||Vera Thorpe||01637 880832|
|22nd April||10 a.m.- 5 p.m.|
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
|27th April||6 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|9th May||6 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|25th May||6 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|1st June||6 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Stenalees||21st April||2 p.m. to 4 p.m.||Max Richards||01726 73676|
|Truro||15th April||10 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Colin Garthwaite||01872 274376|
|Wadebridge||28th April||10 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Barbara Bell or||07831 723701|
|David Atfield||01208 816550|