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2020 season

From Bowls Oxfordshire Men:

With the ongoing situation regarding the Covid-19 virus and after consultation with other Associations and following Bowls England information, the 2020 bowling programme for the OBA is cancelled.

This covers Bowls England Championship and Competition qualifiers, Domestic competitions, friendly County games and Presidents Celebratory games.

Also cancelled are the Senior and Junior Home Counties BA Leagues, Annual fixtures and Celebratory games.

The Past Presidents and Vice Presidents fixture programmes have also been cancelled.

Bowls England Affiliation fee’s and entry fees for Bowls England Championships when received from Bowls England will be reimbursed.

Likewise, OBA Affiliation fee’s and entry fees for Domestic Competitions will be reimbursed.

Payment will be made to clubs, who will then reimburse members.

Following the decision taken it has been agreed that the 2020 Presidency will roll over to 2021.

The County Officers wish the best of health for the future to all bowlers and please keep yourselves safe.

For those of you who can, we recommend that you visit the Bowls England website to keep yourself abreast of what is happening within our sport, even though there may not be any bowling taking place.

Ian Whelpton
Secretary

From Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies:

All Ladies competitions, executive meetings, county leagues (MEL) and friendly matches, and one day events, have been cancelled for 2020.  This decision was made by your Executive Committee and in line with Bowls England statement issued this week.

Ladies President v Immediate Past President Day on 27th April is also cancelled.

Please note cancellation of all matches for 2020 include:

County Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours, 2 Wood Singles, Junior Singles and Junior Pairs, Senior Fours and County Top Club. 

Also one day events:  Unbadged Singles and Unbadged Pairs.

All National Competitions are cancelled as follows:

John’s, Walker Cup, Amy Rose, National Senior Singles and Pairs, Top Club Women, Family Pairs, Champion of Champion (Women), National Mixed Pairs and Mixed Fours, Tony Allcock (over 60 Double Rink).

Affiliation fees will be refunded as appropriate, along with competition entry fees.

We wish you a safe and healthy summer and look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Jeanette Berry.

June Watts, 1931- 2020

It with sadness that we let you know that June Watts passed away at the grand age of 88. Her funeral will take place on Monday 2nd March at 1pm at the Oxford Crematorium followed by a reception at Oxford City and County Bowls Club.

June, with her husband Gordon, was a long time player for over 30 years. They started playing at Kidlington, where she was captain in 1992 and President in 1994. She went on to join Oxford City and County BC both indoors and outdoors, where she was ladies captain in 2000 and President in 2003. June earned her outdoor county badge before 2006, and played many times for both indoor and outdoor county. Due to poor health in her latter years she was still travelling on the coach as a supporter to county matches and enjoying bowls tours.

Our thoughts are with June’s family at this sad time.

County Competitions

The men’s and ladies competitions are now available on the website (apart from men’s 25 pairs).

Galletly wins ladies county champ of champs

A glorious day to finalise the outdoor bowling season with the Champion of Champions played at Banbury Chestnuts who have been splendid hosts for another BOL event.   Much appreciated and many thanks.  

Only ten club singles winners took part but with some excellent bowling all day, the final between Carole Galletly (Banbury Central) and Maureen Cox (Kidlington) saw Carole as the Champion of Oxfordshire winning 21 – 10.  Congratulations Carole.  

Quarter Finals:
Jazzmin Alder (West Witney) 15, Carole Galletly (Banbury Central) 21. 
Maggie Alderson (South Oxford) 13, Pam Faulkner (West Oxford) 21.
Maureen Cox (Kidlington) 21, Pat Taylor (Chestnuts) 16.
Sylvia Cann (OUP) 3, Lisa Williams (Hanborough) 21. 

Semi Finals:
Carole Galletly 21, Pam Faulkner 3.
Maureen Cox 21, Lisa Williams 16.  

Reminder:  All Clubs may enter their Club Singles Winners in the National  Champion of Champions run by Bowls England.

The ladies Blay Cup

The Blay Cup, played on Saturday 7th September at Kidlington BC, was an enjoyable day organised by Pam Willoughby (Blay Secretary) and Carole Thornhill (County President).  
Blay Trophy Winners:  Joy Williams (Kidlington), Margaret Morris (Banbury Borough)  
Runners Up: Liz Kemish (Watlington), Sheila Lovett (West Witney)  

Baly Plate Winners:  Pat Taylor (Banbury Chestnuts), Brenda Havard (Banbury Central)  
Runners Up:  Jo Gibson (Banbury Chestnuts), Pam Shephers (Banbury Central)

Oxford C&C ladies win county top club

Oxford City and County played South Oxford at Banbury Chestnuts on Sunday 1st September and in a hard fought match won the County Top Club Trophy by 16 shots.  

The Singles played by Carol Gaskins v Maggie Alderson was won 21 – 16 by Carol with a well fought game over 26 ends.

The Pairs (City and County Sandy Nash and Karen Galloway) against Maureen De Paauw and Jenny Lynch also hard fought with the lead changing every few ends with a final win for South Oxford by three shots.

In the Triples (City and County Jean Alexander, Sue Mayo and Jeanette Berry) against Lettie Batten, Di Rockett and Carol Mobley (South Oxford) the momentum changed half way through with a telling trailing shot by the skip and South Oxford taking the lead and winning by five shots.

The fours (City and County Jody Flitter, Lorraine Gaskins, Helen Kingsley and Katherine Hawes) took the lead after four ends against Liz Clack, Pauline Bonfield, Gwen Johnson and Virginia Hulbert (South Oxford) and kept up the pressure with a final score of 31 shots to 12.

Oxon ladies lose to Hants in friendly

Match result against Hampshire played at Alton BC on Wednesday 21st August with the Oxfordshire ladies losing by 93 shots to 135.  

Caroline Bloomfield 16, F Green 22
Pat Ray 18, J Harvey 22
Carole Thornhill 14, M Hankin 18
Wendy Cross 23, S Milton 28 Maureen Osborne 9
C Hamilton 26 Maureen Cos 13, D Burbage 19

Oxon ladies beat Cambs in final MEL

Last league and county match for 2019 and finished on a high, played on Thursday 29th August at Irchester BC, Northants on a pleasant, not too warm day.  

Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies 131 (13 points), Cambridgeshire 114 (4 points)  

Katie Bland, Gill Muir, Pam Faulkner, Caroline Campion 22, L Papworth 19
Janet Fountain, Helen Kingsley, Pauline Williams, Wendy Cross 32, P Mead 13
Anne Hale, Pat Taylor, Sylvia Blackmore, Carol Gaskins 11, S Alexander 26 Sue Mayo, Jane Williams, Caroline Bloomfield, Jeanette Berry 22, J George 12
Margaret Morris, Jenny Williams, Liz Kemish, Carol Penson 18, V Hughes 21
Jackie Stafford, Carole Thornhill, Maureen Osborne, Angela Ives 26, J Russell 23

Ladies county finals

The ladies county finals were held at Oxford City & County.

The first game if the finals were the triples and the U25 singles. City & County trio Sue Mayo, Jacky Gray and Jeanette Berry claimed victory over Carole Galletly, Helen Young and Caroline Campion 23 – 16. The U25’s saw Katie Glenn lift the trophy with a 21 – 10 victory over Jazz Alder.

In the afternoon saw the final of the fours take place between Karen Galloway, Carol Gaskins, Donna Knight and Katherine Hawes against Carole Galletly, Pam Shepherd, Helen Young and Caroline Campion. Banbury Central had a convincing 23 – 10 over the Oxford City and County side.

The next day, the remainder of the finals took place. Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) played a very thrilling 4 Wood Singles against her team mate Carole Galletly.   Nip and tuck all the way with Caroline finally winning 21 – 20.  

Carole then faced Katherine Hawes (City and County) in the 2 Wood Singles, with Katherine settling very quickly and despite some telling woods from Carole, Katherine was the winner over 21 ends by 17 shots to 6.  

During these games the Unbadged Pairs was taking place between Joy Williams with Veta Bennett of Kidlington BC, and Margie Ferguson with Wendy Sandy of Carterton BC. Margie and Wendy took the lead and seemed on target for a rapid conclusion but Joy and Veta dug in and brought the score to a thrilling finale over 18 ends to a win for Ferguson and Sandy by just one shot, 14 – 13.  

The afternoon was brought to a close with a thrilling pairs match between Campion and Galletly (Banbury Central) versus Hawes and Knight (City and County).   With some amazing shots and wonderful bowling, the victors were the Banbury Cental pair with 20 shots to 11 for the City and County pair.

Ladies county finals

The bowls Oxfordshire ladies county finals will be held at Oxofrd City & County on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August.

Saturday 27th August
Report 9:30am, Start 10am

Triples: Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) v Jeanette Berry (Oxofrd City & County)

Under 25 Singles: Jazzmin Alder (West Witney) v Katie Glenn (Watlington)

UNDER 25 SINGLES:  Jazzmin Alder    v        Katie Glenn 

Start 2pm (approx)

Fours: Katherine Hawes (Oxford City & County) v Caroline Campion (Banbury Central)

Sunday 28th July
Report 9:30am, Start 10am

4 Wood Singles: Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) v Carole Galletly (Banbury Central)

2 Wood Singles: Katherine Hawes (Oxford City & County) v Carole Galletly (Banbury Central)

Unbadged Pairs: Joy Williams/Veta Bennett (Kidlington) v Margie Ferguson/Wendy Sandy (Carterton)

Start 2pm (approx)

Pairs: Katherine Hawes (Oxford City & County) v Caroline Campion (Banbury Central)