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GREEN- END OF SEASON ACTIVITIES

22/9/21

Deep Aeration contractors in action-See Photos

Topsoil and re-seeding next.

Bryan Falloon Competition Click for photos.

11/9/21

Thank you to everyone who supported this event.  The day was a huge success helped by the glorious sunshine.  Clare de Jersey, representing Seventy Seven Wealth Management, joined in with the spider, which was won by Jan Haley.  Clare presented the prizes to all the winners and runners-up.  All of the income from the day was redistributed as prizes. The Bryan Falloon Trophy was awarded to Adrian Philpott, while Andy Holman, a completely new bowler this summer, was the runner-up.  The Plate was won by Peter Flory and the runner-up was Mick Singer. All received wine donated by Seventy-Seven Wealth Management.  Other people who received bottles of wine were Graham Wood and Mavis Voice, who both played extremely well in their matches. Finally many thanks to everyone who helped in the running of the day.  This was much appreciated.

Great turnout on Saturday with some 30 entrants. Clare de Jersey from sponsors SeventySeven Funds Management provided support and encouragement even joining in the Spider. The winner was Jan Haley who won the Famous Grouse whisky.

DOREEN BRAGG TROPHY

6/9/21

Shirley Jones, Pauline Plummer and Viv Giles

We are so proud of all our ladies who took part in the end of season match at Sevenoaks on Monday 6th September.  Joan Campbell, Jan Haley and Ann Meakins won two of their three games and Shirley Jones, Pauline Plummer and Viv Giles won overall to be awarded the Doreen Bragg trophy.  Fourteen triples representing seven different clubs in the West Kent Ladies’ League took part.  This is the second time in five years that a triple from Tonbridge has won the trophy.  Many congratulations to our ladies.

FINALS WEEKEND

4-5/9/21

Splendid Finals weekend with many spectators and especially a warm and sunny day on the Sunday.

See results below-

See a three Photo Albums from the weekend.

2021- Saturday Finals

2021- Sunday Finals

2021- Jon Broomfield Selection

LINDA MANTLE

August 2021

IT IS WITH MUCH REGRET THAT I ADVISE THAT LINDA MANTLE PASSED AWAY ON THE 19TH AUGUST AFTER A LONG ILLNESS.

Linda, a Non-Playing member has supported George at the club for 20 years. She loved the social events especially the Dinner Dances, Elvis evenings, Quizzes, President Matches and Finals days.

FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS CREMATORIUM ON THURSDAY 9th SEPTEMBER AT 10.45am.

followed by a gathering at Poult Wood Golf Club.

Family flowers only but donations to  

Hospice in the Weald c/o Abbey Funeral Services

173 High Street,

Tonbridge, TN9 1BX

Thank you for the lovely tribute for mum on the bowls club website she loved being part of the social side and I have many happy memories of her attending different events. Here is the link if people wanted to donate and leave a tribute message in memory of mum , which hopefully you could add to the bowls club website. Many thanks 

Vicky Wickens 

(Linda and George’s daughter)

https://lindamantle.muchloved.com/

Wadhurst 23rd Mixed Triples Tournament

Busy weekend for these members.

On Sunday 15th August, Sharon & Brian Chalklin, together with Jon Broomfield played in this competition as they have done in the past.

Very well done to them coming third out of 24 teams.

83rd Tunbridge Wells Open Mens Bowls Tournament – More success for TBC

15/8/21

More success this year for Tonbridge bowlers. The tournament runs for a week every August, consisting of singles, pairs and triples knockout competitions. Tonbridge have a successful history going back many years, and Jon Broomfield is reigning singles champion from 2019, with last year’s tournament not going ahead. Terry Prince, Dave Hayward and Brian Simmons are the triples shield holders, beating another Tonbridge team in the final. Brian Chalklin continued a successful season by reaching the singles final this year, but sadly lost to Graham Bridges, one of the most successful entrants in recent years.

The Semi finals of the Triples section featured no less than three Tonbridge teams, skipped by Terry Prince, Brian Chalklin and Adrian Philpott. A tight semi final saw Brian progress past Terry, coming from behind to seal it over the last couple of ends. A more comfortable contest saw Adrian’s triple pick up eight shots at the first end, after which they maintained their discipline to win by eleven shots against a side from Grove BC.

Having missed out on the singles title, and being a losing semi-finalist in the pairs on Friday (with Jon Broomfield), Brian was out for revenge. His triple of Jon, Gary McIlravy and himself were always ahead against Garry Armour, Malcolm Ward and Adrian, and despite a spirited comeback towards the end some excellent draw bowling from Brian calmed their nerves and they held off to win by six shots. Well done Jon, Gary and particularly Brian who played a lot of games over six days in reaching two finals and a semi final!

Tonbridge Men win Sevenoaks League for third time in a row, Angel Promoted to Division Two

13/8/21

Congratulations to the Tonbridge squad, who with a week to spare have won the first division title. Starting the night six points clear of three teams including Vale, Tonbridge were merciless against a poor Hadlow team, winning comfortably on both rinks for maximum six points. Vale were also at home to Borough Green where a strong finish on both rinks saw them draw one and win the other for five points. With Holmesdale and Woodlands both only securing four points in their respective matches Tonbridge ended the night an unassailable seven points ahead of Vale and eight ahead of Holmesdale and Woodlands. Second place remains in Vale’s hands – they finish the campaign away at Holmesdale on Friday where maximum points will guarantee runners up spot, but a minimum of three points may be enough depending on Woodlands result against their compatriots Borough Green!

Longmead’s season in Division Two has sadly been going in the wrong direction, and they remain perilously close to relegation. Only one place above St Georges (Wrotham) and with the same shot difference they must at least match the points scored by St Georges this week. Longmead are at home to Minters Orchard from Borough Green – C’mon boys!

Much better news from Division Three where Angel have gained promotion for next season, only missing out on top spot on shot difference. With less teams competing Division Three has already finished. Let’s hope they will be playing against Longmead. Well done Angel.

All the latest results and tables are here

New Members Coaching session- Sunday afternoon

8/8/21

Twelve new bowlers attended a competitive session dodging the showers on Sunday afternoon.

Garry Armour and a team of experienced members provided loads of tips and a good time was had by all.

Front- Karen Chuter, Helen Thornton, Jan Roberts, Arthur Rabbitt, Andy Holman, Graham Wood, Carol Hain, Pete Denton, Julia Rabbitt, Tony Thornton, Michael Chapman, Brian Ginger. Back Row- All the ancient members!

National Over 55 pairs

28.7.21

Trevor and Brian made the long trip down to Sandwich to play their Kent semi final today. Unfortunately they came up against an in form Gordon Charlton and ran out 4-20 losers, however reaching the county semi finals is yet another fine achievement in what has been a successful season for Tonbridge bowlers so far.

Tonbridge reach last eight and last sixteen in Bert Cox

25.7.21

With both our Men’s A and B teams reaching the last four of our Division hopes were high that they might win their semi finals in the morning and face each other in the afternoon for a place in the County semi finals yesterday. An overcast day at Marden BC threatened thunderstorms all morning but luckily they held off. Our B team rinks skipped by Richard Monk and Adrian Philpott were really up against it playing a star studded Appleyard team. despite being within one bowl of winning on one of the rinks they fell short, losing out by 16 shots overall. The A team had a tight game against Borstal; Brian Chalklin’s rink lost by four shots but Terry Prince’s foursome managed to pull away over the last few ends to secure an overall win.

Unfortunately the weather didnt hold out for the afternoon and some heavy thundery showers saw the players scrambling for their wet gear. some superb draw bowling by Paul Barnicott was just too much for Terry’s rink, who succumbed to a heavy defeat of over twenty shots. after a slow start Brian’s rink pulled away from Appleyard and were 19 – 12 up with a couple of ends left when they shook hands.

Although we would have loved to have got the the last four, to get both teams to the Divisional finals is a great achievement that we hope to build on next season. Well done to all our bowlers and those who came along to support and provide cakes!

A special mention for Brian Simmons who played as sub for Tom Young who wasnt well – get well soon Tom.

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