2014: Swanmore Ladies – Silverware Haul

At the Bournmouth & District Womens Bowling Association
Presentation Luncheon on Wednesday 12th November the Ladies were
there to receive this years trophies:

  • Division A: Runner up
  • Division C: Winners
  • Pairs: Winners – Irene Richman and Viv Mansell
  • Trodd Trophy: Runners up – Gill Head and Jenny Osborne
  • Lilian Lynex: Runner up – Linda Pocknell

An excellent year

Written by A. Member on November 24, 2014.


Bournemouth and District Women’s Thursday League 2014

All our games have now been played and the final standings are:

  • Division A:
    Swanmore finished in 2nd position, out of 10, being pipped to the post by Poole Park who took the Champions crown

  • Division C:
    Swanmore 1 finished top of their league securing consecutive year promotions and the C Division Pennant. Swanmore 2 finished in 7th,
    out of 9

Congratulation and thank you to all those who represented the club

Written by A. Member on September 15, 2014.


River Cruise and Barbeque, Friday 25th July, 2014

What a fantastic way to spend an evening … A Stour Valley River Cruise followed by a sumptuous barbeque prepared by
Tuckton Tea Gardens.

Following a rather heavy downpour at 5 pm, the sun put back on its hat, and we headed for the boats. What a great
way to spend an evening – sipping wine, taking in the great views of the Stour and creating our own sweet music along
the way … Well we tried anyway! Shame we couldn’t remember all the words!!

Thanks to Tuckton Tea Gardens for putting on a wonderful spread, and
Bournemouth Boating
for their skilful helming.

Written by A. Member on July 28, 2014.


Ladies Hot Shots, Thursday 17th July, 2014


  • SWANMORE: Julie Hudson, Sandra Simmonds, Gill Head
    and Viv Mansell who got a hot shot, achieving a maximum score on one end, during their
    match against Braeside.
  • SWANMORE 1: Carole Feetham, Doreen Brown, Blanche Sheppard
    and Cathy Hayes who got also got a hot shot during their match against Poole Park.

Keep an eye out for their names on the Bowls International
web site.

Well done ladies! You are now members of the exclusive Hot Shots Club

Written by A. Member on July 17, 2014.


Annual Presentation Luncheon, Saturday 2nd November, 2013

On Saturday 2nd November we held our annual Prize Giving Luncheon at the Elstead Hotel, Bournemouth.
A delicious 3 course lunch and prize giving presentations were enjoyed by all. The prizes were ably presented
by Val Honan, President Elect with assistance from Geoff Simmonds, Master of Ceremonies

Written by A. Member on November 3, 2013.


Hog Roast & Fun Day,  Sunday 11th August, 2013,

Hog Roast & Fun Day, Sunday 11th August, was a great success with 80+ people attending for the fun filled “crazy bowls” afternoon.

Many thanks to Richard Free for his craftsmanship and course design.

John Field’s family attended the event and formally presented the John Field Memorial Trophy to the Men’s Captain following their close
victory over the Women’s team earlier in the season.

A big thank you to everyone who attended.

Written by A. Member on August 12, 2013.


Presidents Day, Sunday 2nd June, 2013

Presidents Day, Sunday 2nd June, saw the President, Richard Free and his team take on the Vice-President,
Pauline West and her team. The bowls was closely fought with Pauline’s team beating Richard’s team by a
small margin.

Everyone enjoyed the sunny afternoon of bowls, pleasant company and lovely food, 56 bowlers and another
10 or so past presidents and members, along with social members.

Thank you all for making this day so special.

Written by A. Member on June 03, 2013.


John Field Memorial Match held Sunday 12th May, 2013

It was in rather sombre weather that heralded Sunday’s John Field Shield game. John was a greatly respected Life Member of the club.

John’s family was well represented in placing a plaque beside the newly planted cherry tree dedicated to John’s happy times at Swanmore Gardens.

Mrs Chris Carter stepped onto the green to deliver the first jack for the ladies’ side. Six rinks of club members proceeded to enjoy the bowling in
a noisy ladies versus gentlemen format.

A buffet followed the game and our President, Richard Free, reminded us of the generous amount of work that John did for Swanmore Bowling Club and
thanked the family sincerely for its continuing support.

Already, we can look forward to Sunday, 22nd June 2014 when we plan to meet again to celebrate John’s life and allow the men’s side to defend the
Shield victory of 2013.

Written by A. Member on May 13, 2013.


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