Collingham Bowls Club
The Bowls Season runs from April to September and during this period members play in various inter-Club competitions, ending the season with a Finals Day which is a fun social day. We have teams in 4 local leagues with the following results in 2015:
Lincoln & District Finished 5th in Division Two.
Lincoln City Evening Finished 5th in Section A
Lincoln City Afternoon Finished 7th in Section B.
Newark League Finished 1st in Division Two winning promotion.
Beginners are always welcome at CBC and help is given in learning the game. Current newer members arrange ad-hoc Roll-Ups for practice/experience at which beginners will be welcome and when they feel ready can consider putting their names down for League matches. For Roll-ups all that is needed is totally flat shoes, woods are available for use in the Club House.
A coffee morning is held in February for members to sign up for the new season and to welcome possible new members and to discuss any questions they may have.
During the year two open days were held where we welcomed teams from other Clubs from the Newark and Lincoln area, together with some mixed teams not affiliated to a particular club.
The Open Trips competition was held on the 6th June made up of 16 teams, and after an exciting day Terry Turner, Paul Hewitt and Mike Bates from CBC won the final against Farndon’s R. Willwin, J. Wood and C. Fry.
The Jack Day Open Fours competion took place on the 9th August with 16 teams taking part. After a full day of excellent bowls the final was held between Balderton’s, N. Osborne, S. Ayling, D. Rouse and S. Rouse against Sherwood’s T. Lambert, K. Grainger, D Lambert and D. Dea. Balderton coming out the winners.
During the year members took part in two Cup Competitions:
- Congratulations to members for Winning the TSB cup in their final with the Conservative Club.
- Congratulations also to those involved and winning the Lincoln City League Trips final Monks Road.
- Mike thanks members for all the support and effort throughout the season. The top three clubs have been there for the last 25 years in various positions and this was the first time players from a Nottingham based club have won this competition.
The Bowls Club joined in the festivities at the Cricket Club for the MAY FAIR providing tea/coffee, a BBQ and ice creams. Visitors had a go at bowling and we were pleased to welcome some new members who had enjoyed their taster of the game. CBC look forward to continuing this in 2016.
The season finished with a competition for all members – the Robert Humphris Trophy Open 4 woods, 51 up which took place on the 12th September. 19 members enjoyed an excellent day, watched by other members. A burst of rain was timed perfectly for everyone to enjoy the lunch which had been provided. The competition was won by Paul Hewitt in the final with Graham Eaton, Bob Williams taking third place.