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HERTFORDSHIRE BOWLS
MEN'S COMPETITIONS 2010 & COUNTY LADIES' COMPETITIONS 2010
Full details of the results of competitions will be found on the HBA website
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Herts County Bowling Association

Mill Hill, Wednesday 29 September
The match consisted of six mixed triples. WDBC won on one rink and lost on four rinks. The score was 68 shots to WDBC and 84 shots to Mill Hill.
We had a top rink of Jillian Jennings, Jon Jarrett and John Lee who won by 23 shots v 7 shots.


Hemel Hempstead
In the St. Albans league match away at Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn lost by 37.5 points to 42.5 despite winning on two rinks, drawing on one, and losing on the other.  Shot score was 75 to Welwyn and 79 to Hemel Hempstead.


Parkinsons Event
Last Friday, the 10th of September, members of Parkinson's UK attended what has become an eagerly awaited event, a chance to see how good they are on the bowling green. For the 6th year running we were invited to use the full facilities of the Welwyn & District Bowls Club with its bowling green arguably the finest in the county.
In spite of waking up to heavy drizzle the sun was shining by the time that Jenny, who organised the food, together with Club members Sue and Les put their beautifully prepared meal in front of us. Arthur manned the bar, and Pauline ran the raffle which produced 50.
By the time we had done justice to the meal, which included homemade Treacle Tart, the sun had dried the green enough to play. The Green Keeper, Chris Sherriff had laid out various courses and obstacles for us to practice upon and provided two wheelchairs with wide tyres for those who could not bend low enough.
The Welwyn club have a very strong team and have two trophies in the show case with two more finals to be played. And here they were allowing us to trample all over their beloved green.
Not only that but Club President Di Barratt and Men's Captain, John Lee and Club Secretary Mike Poole, together with members of their committee spent all afternoon down on the green fetching balls which seemed to have a mind of their own as they head for the nearest ditch.
All too soon the time had come to have a cuppa, pop our pills and take a rest. For those who gave of their time, a heartfelt cheer, be assured that we are very grateful to you all.


Ladies against Townsend
In a match of three triples away against Townsend,  Welwyn Ladies won on all three rinks, with an overall score of 49-28. The highest winning rink of Olive Perry, Gillian Jennings and Mary Clements won by 22 shots to 7.


Friendly Match at Royston
Chris Read writes ....
An honourable draw.....86-86
N Noel, R Uffen, S Ducat-Brown won 21-16
C Dowding, R Ducat-brown, D Ratcliffe lost 15-21
J Gibb, H Wing, T Holdcroft lost 15-18
D Fletcher, D Henton, C Read won 25-9
J Jennings, N Muller, S Noel lost 10-22
Their new green a little heavy still but bowled ok.


East Herts League, Division 2.
Chris Read writes ....
Well done team....we finished the season on a high with a victory over Bishops Stortford on both rinks tonight, and 6 points.
Overall therefore we finished 4th with 51 points - a very creditble performance and just a couple of wins short of promotion to the top division.
A big thank you from me to you all for your continuous support and enthusiasm. I know I enjoyed it throughout and hope you all did too. Maybe next year we really can go one step further and win the division 2 championship.


Bob Vise disappointment
In the "Bob Vise" trophy final Welwyn finished in secind place for the second year running
We lost the singles and the triples, but won the pairs and the fours. However overall we were still eleven points behind, so Potters Bar were the winners.


2010 Gala Day Winners


2010 Gala Day Winners

"Forgetmenots", Jayne and Tony Saunders, Chris and Chris Hensler with Peter Chapman presnting the shield.

2010 Gala Runners-up


2010 Gala Day Runners-up

"Them and Me", Kevin Lamacraft, Paul Turner, Alan and Tony Dowie, with Peter Chapman


2010 Gala Third Place


2010 Gala Day third

"Romford", Sheila Endean, Pauline James, Dave Simon, and John James, with Peter Chapman


Hatfield "A" win the Ladies Open Gala. (Sponsored by Gladys Tanner)
The 2010 Ladies Open Gala was won by Hatfield "A" - skip Kathleen Monk, Marilyn Hedger and Val Betts.
In a tight finish, second place was taken by Riverain "B" - Lesley Ferry, Betty Lee, and June Clay.
Hertford finished third, only a point behind - Dorrie Brown, Doreen Bunyan, and Gloria Metcalf.
The winners
left to right
Kathleen Monk
Val Betts
Marilyn Hedges
Runners-up
left to right
Lesley Ferry
Betty Lee
June Clay
Third Place
left to right
Dorie Brown
Doreen Bunyan
Gloria Metcalfe
Spider Winner
Doreen Bunyan from Hertford