TONBRIDGE BOWLING CLUB
TONBRIDGE BOWLING CLUB MONTHLY REPORT
May 2018 Issue No. 6
Ladies’ Captain’s Report
At last, our season has well and truly got underway with some lovely weather and some excellent bowls!
LADIES’ TOP CLUB -
WEST KENT LEAGUE
It was a difficult start to the league as the two Tonbridge teams were playing last year’s champions and runners up. Despite some close scores both teams lost their opening match. The second week brought much better results with the Tonbridge ‘A’ team taking maximum points at Westerham and the ‘B’ team taking a valuable two points from Borough Green. Let’s hope this success continues. Chris Bruce
Men’s Captain’s Report
All six teams have made a good start to the season whilst three have been exceptional in their early games. In Division 1, Tonbridge sits at the top with a 2-
NATIONALS and LONDON & SOUTHERN COUNTIES
In the Men’s Top Club Competition, Tonbridge was given a bye in the Preliminary Round and was drawn at home against Chatham BC in the First Round which we won by three disciplines to two.
In the Second Round at the Civil Service BC (Chatham Area), confusingly situated in Gillingham, the game was tied at two disciplines each with the result dependent upon the outcome of the Fours. In an exciting finish, Tonbridge was leading 18 – 17 on the 19th end but lost the 20th by two shots, thus two shots were needed on the last end for a win and one to take the match to a tie-
The ‘B’ team was awarded a home tie in the Preliminary Round, the date for which oscillated with the weather. The tie was eventually played on Monday, 30th April. This was always going to be a difficult match for our ‘B’ team against a very strong Bearsted side. One of our rinks remained in contention but the other fell a long way behind and our captain decided to concede the game. In the Tony Allcock competition, our Club was given a bye in the Preliminary Round and in the first round was drawn against Maidstone ‘B’ who conceded because they could not find enough ladies. In the second round, we entertain Borough Green on Sunday, June 10th. In the individual Nationals, Brian Chalklin has reached the second round of both the Champion of Champions and the Senior Singles; Paul Carter and Peter Harling won their Preliminary Round match in the Senior Pairs and now have a home tie in the first round whereas Brian Chalklin and Tom Young both lost their matches in the National Mixed Pairs.
In the L&SC, Jon Broomfield, competing in the Gold Badge, won his first round match by 21 shots to 14 against a competitor from Sutton and has a home tie in the second round; Paul Carter and Mick Dyas, playing in the Pairs, open their account against a pair from Redhill. Ken Walker