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Many thanks to those members who turned out on Saturday 22/07/17 for an afternoon of different bowls, or to put it another way, if you want to confuse the older generation, then just put the club’s worst bowler in charge of an alternative afternoon of supposed “fun” bowls!  The 36 members who participated, (including some new members and thanks to Terry Marks who stood in at the last minute), played various forms of bowls, including; behind the jack to score bowls, target bowls, 2 jack bowls, boccia bowls and single wood bowls.  But come the end, the look of bewilderment and confusion on 36 faces was very evident to see.  Most were glad to get outside into the traditional summer weather, of pouring rain, to head home for a rest and to recover!  We knew the day was lost when even the glamourous and probably youngest present, Sue Smifffffffff, failed to understand the rules!

All that aside, there was plenty of noise, (aside from the moans), with most being generated by Dave Sutherland, (no change there then!), who had forgotten his hat today, so was most upset and Graham Hubbard, whose coiffured luxury locks keep many a shampoo manufacturer in business!  Best dressed of the day probably went to Mr Baldwin, (nice one Cyril!), whilst there are no prizes for guessing who turned up as best undressed of the day!  Somehow we managed to get some winners out of the day and this was the triple of Lesley Clark, Dave Sutherland and Carol Webster, with the runners up being the triple of John Bee, Jean Braithwaite and Sue Whittaker.  The normal raffle was also supplemented by a fruit raffle, where Maureen Osborne, led most of the talk, about the size and shape of the plums!  I think we will leave that one there!  The biggest thanks of the day go to Dorothy Elliott for doing the teas and snacks as well as kitchen duties, ably assisted by Gloria Smith.  Ta ever so ladies!  And nice to see Bryan Allen, (and his good lady Ann), pop in, looking like an extra from the just released film, “Dunkirk”, as he hobbled in, with his whole left leg bandaged up and a deep wound on his forehead!  But at least on the road to recovery and hopefully to be back bowling with us soon! 

Regardless of all of the above, nearly £200 was raised to go into the club’s coffers, which was an excellent result for a scheduled blank Sat in the Club’s calendar, so well done to you all!

Finally, all at PARIBC would like to wish a happy birthday to the big OLD man himself, David Clifford Hood, who turns 60 years old on Tuesday 25/07/17. Sadly we now have got to put up with him banging on every day from now on, moaning about how he will soon be 70 years old!

Kind regards - a very stressed organizer, (now off for counselling), who also hadn’t a clue as to what was supposed to be going on, on Sat!




Many thanks to those 30 members and 4 guests who turned out on Saturday 12/08/17 for an evening of various forms of bowls including behind the jack to score, target bowls, jack bowled last and single wood bowls, followed by a drink and a hot dog supper.  The comp. was won by the triple of Irene Ashby, Tom Billing and Dave Sutherland.  Thanks also to thanks to Lesley Clark for standing down and to Malcolm Clark and Dave Brown for standing in at the last minute.

The biggest thanks of the day go to Dot Elliott for doing the hog dogs and trimmings and teas / coffees and to Lesley Clark and Fran Sutherland who mucked in and helped with the cooking and washing up.  Well done ladies, a superb effort and all your hard work was very much appreciated by all.  Equally Sue Smith is owed a huge vote of thanks for the guess the number of sweets in a jar comp. and for baking a splendid chocolate cake, for the guess the weight of the cake comp.  The sweets comp. was won by Valerie Cook, whilst the cake comp. was won by Jim Green, so well done to them both.

All in all, the night raised just under £250 towards the clubs funds.  An excellent return for a scheduled blank Sat in the Club’s calendar, so well done to you all for yet again digging deep and supporting your Club.

Some Pics of the night courtesy of Smifffy