FOUNDERS DAY 2016

BENITACHELL BOWLS CLUB FOUNDERS DAY EVENT

THE MAIN EVENT THIS WEEK WAS OUR FOUNDERS DAY COMPETITION WITH 32 TEAMS ENTERED. A TOTAL OF 96 BOWLERS, 32 OF WHOM WERE GUESTS FROM THE FOLLOWING CLUBS - BONALBA, FINCA GUILA, CALPE, JAVEA GREEN AND EL CID. FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR MANY YEARS EACH TRIPLES TEAM HAD A GUEST BOWLER, TOGETHER WITH TWO OF OUR PLAYERS, A FANTASTIC TURN OUT. WE HAD 2 DAYS OF VERY COMPETITIVE BOWLING PLAYED IN GREAT SPIRIT. EVENTUALLY FINISHING WITH 4 TEAMS ON 10 POINTS, SO IT ALL CAME DOWN TO SHOT DIFFERENCE.

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THE PRESENTATIONS WERE MADE IN THE COURTYARD WITH 105 PEOPLE SEATED FOR TAPAS. OUR CAPTAIN TREFOR EVANS STARTED THE PROCEEDINGS BY THANKING ALL THE MEMBERS AND VISITORS FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION AND EVERYONE THAT HAD GIVEN THEIR TIME TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCH A GREAT SUCCESS. TREFOR ALSO SENT OUR BEST WISHES TO HAZEL BROWN WHO HAD FALLEN EARLIER THAT DAY AND BROKEN HER WRIST.

PRESIDENT YVONNE BROWNE THEN THANKED SHARON OUR SPONSOR FROM BLU FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT. SHARON DREW THE LUCKY NUMBER FOR A MEAL FOR 2 DONATED BY THE ROYAL BUDDHA TANDOORI IN MORAIRA, WHICH WAS WON BY CAROLE NICHOLAS. CAROL THEN DREW THE POT OF GOLD WITH 1ST PRIZE GOING TO JEAN McLAUGHLIN FROM EL CID, 2ND TO MIKE SMITH FROM BBC AND 3RD TO CAROLE MEARE FROM JAVEA GREEN.

TREVOR THEN DECLARED THE WINNERS OF THE TRIPLES, LYNDA WARNES, BILL BARRIE AND SALLY RUSH, RUNNERS UP WITH A ONE SHOT DIFFERENCE WERE TREVOR NEALE, DAVID BROWNE AND LYNN ELDON.

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FINALLY YVONNE ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF 4 NEW HONORARY MEMBERS, ALL HAVE BEEN TITLEHOLDERS FOR 26 YEARS AND HAVE PUT SO MUCH INTO OUR CLUB OVER THE YEARS. IRENE BYERS, HARRY WINFIELD, PHILIP DAVIES AND MICK ADAMS WERE THEN PRESENTED WITH A SCROLL OF HONORARY MEMBERSHIP.

THANKS AND BEST WISHES WERE GIVEN TO OUR SPECIAL GUESTS BOB AND MOLLIE MOGG, SHEILA HARRIS AND ANNE SMITH WHO HAVE GIVEN THE CLUB THEIR SUPPORT AND ENTHUSIASM OVER A GREAT MANY YEARS.

Our photograph shows Harry Winfield, Yvonne Browne (President) Mick Adams, Irene Byers and Phil Davies.

WE FINISHED OFF THE DAY WITH SAM OUR CATERER AND HER GIRLS SERVING TAPAS AND DRINKS TO 105 BOWLERS ALL SEATED IN THE COURTYARD, WELL DONE SAM.

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Some of our "Golden Oldies" members and special guests.

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Some of the 105 players and guests who were present at the presentations

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