SUMMER FIXTURES 2018 (Updated 14th August 16:00HRS)

An additional fixture has been added for Friday 31st August against a touring team from Norwich.
Should be a good afternoon!

Meals for forthcoming matches will be shown below.  As a Prince Arthur member, if these do not suit your dietary requirements
please put a note on the match sheet on the notice board at least 48 hours before the day of the match. 
If you are unable to come into the club then please telephone Prince Arthur at least 48 hours before the day of the match to advise which alternative meal you require
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Please note that the alternative options to that listed below will always be as follows: Jacket Potato with Ham or Cheese Ham or Cheese Salad Cheese & Biscuits or Ice Cream 48 hours notice required
Date/Day Fixture Main Course Dessert Latest Date for changes
         
AWAY MATCH MENUS
 

From Our Correspondent in the far wilds of West London

 

White Oak IBC = 128 v PARIBC = 106 - Wednesday 01/08/18.

 

On Wed 01/08/18 PARIBC lost to White Oak IBC by 22 shots, (128 - 106), in a 7 triples, away tea and biccies match.

Rink 1 = Gill Hill, Mick Smith, Mike Williams = WON 30 - 09 (Top PARIBC rink)
Rink 2 = Tony Jewell, Tim Fletcher, Margaret Head = WON 19 - 14
Rink 3 = Christine Heward, Dave Green, Bob Louden = LOST 13 - 17
Rink 4 = Lesley Clark, Trevor Hill, Dave Cook = LOST 12 - 16
Rink 5 = Bernie Mercer, Brian Rance, Eric Clive = LOST 07 - 29
Rink 6 = Deidre Williams, Derrick Small, Malcolm Clark = LOST 16 - 17
Rink 7 = Maureen Osborne, Keith Martin, Dave Sutherland = LOST 09 - 26

PARIBC went, saw and lost and again by the same margin, 22 shots, as when we played White Oak IBC at home earlier in the season, so congratulations to them for doing the double over us and the very warm welcome they afforded us today.  I will make no mention of the fact,………hang on a minute, yes I will, that there was a 22 shots difference on the summer captain’s rink alone, but no worries, as the summer captain has been given, in football parlance, the “dreaded” vote of confidence by the Chairman and the board!  As we were early, thinking it was a 2 pm start, when in fact, due to their internal leagues, its was a 2.30 pm start, we had time for another coffee or three and more chat on various topics.  For instance, don’t mention caravan holidays, when in conversation, with Gloria and Mick Smith!  Trying to find anybody who has a working sewing machine and can use it, is like trying to find a needle in a, etc., etc.!  We then spoke about just how unhurried / unfussed / unfazed, the new PARIBC Ladies Captain is, (blimey any more laid back and she would be horizontal!) and her profound sayings, such as, “there is coaching and then there is too much coaching”!  We wrapped up our talk with the news that Maureen Osborne has taken out an injunction against PARIBC banning them from constantly reporting on how she likes a natter or six and Maureen then made a comment that knocked us all for six, as apparently this week, she found someone who possibly chats as much as her and who at times, makes her look quiet!  Thus we all went on to the green in quite a shocked state, so not good preparation for getting in the zone to play a bowls match!

Club umpire and coach, Mike Williams on rink 1, led his team, sorry, that should read, was carried by his team, Gill Hill and Mick Smith, to top rink honours whilst on rink 2, the consistent Tony Jewell did all the good work and skip Margaret Head was on hand to equally back this up, following the bad work done each end, by PARIBCs worst bowler, playing at number two!  On rink 3, skip Bob Louden, turned various shades and hues of red, as the heat on the green, (the actual green, not Dave Green!), began to take affect.  Even with Christine Heward fanning him down all game, (take note, even her hubby Tom doesn’t get that special treatment!), he was still struggling, but the thought of a couple of bottles of wine, (red by any chance?!), later in the evening, saw him persevere till the end, but he and his team succumbed by the odd shot or two.  As did the team on rink 4, which comprised a mix of a Director’s wife, a Director and the clubs resident pest controller, so more of an eclectic mix, rather than an electric mix!  Rink 5, (captain rink), PARIBC didn’t score a shot before tea, as the celebrations for birthday boy, Brian “Brucie” Rance were put on hold.  But as the saying goes, “it all changes after tea”.  Well to a degree that is true, as PARIBC did score a whole one shot, but then promptly gave away another twelve shots.  At least Brucie, the bugle boy from company (PARIB) C, won a bottle of champers in the raffle, to kick off his birthday celebrations.  Toot, toot and a happy 86th birthday from all at the club!  Rink 6 was a really nip and tuck game that was only resolved by the last shot, on the last end and was last rink to finish.  Thus while this was so near yet so far for PARIBC, over on rink 7, it was more a case of over the hills and far, far, far, away, with even the magic grapefruit bowls of Dave The Hat Sutherland unable to assist today, as lead Keith Martin still awaits his first win of the summer season, having played in nearly all the games!  This latest defeat now means that PARIBC will not be playing in Europe next season, but does mean that they have to win all their remaining fixtures to avoid relegation and dropping down yet another division, so the pressure is on!  Our supporters today comprised, 2 of the regular groupies, namely Foggy and Compo, (where was Clegg?) and they were joined by the short fair haired one from Holby City, so thanks to them for their encouragement, in between all the chatter and thanks also to all those who drove and gave lifts to / from Swanley.

Kind regards you correspondent, a top fashion icon, whose clothes are kept together with blu tak and cellotape!

 

PARIBC = 108 v Swale IBC 70 - Saturday 04/08/18.

 

On Sat 04/08/18 PARIBC beat Swale IBC by 38 shots, (108 - 70), in a 6 triples, home tea and biccies match.

Rink 2 = Keith Martin, Tim Fletcher, Margaret Head = LOST 13 - 14
Rink 3 = Pam Fincher, Dave Green, Graham Hubbard = WON 19 - 08
Rink 4 = Linda Barnett, Deidre Williams, Malcolm Clark = WON 21 - 11
Rink 5 = Sue Smith, Pat Wells, Dave Elliott = WON 25 - 07 (Top PARIBC rink)
Rink 6 = Lesley Clark, George Hattrill, Dave Cook = LOST 12 - 16
Rink 7 = Maureen Osborne, Fred Martineau, Brian Rance = WON 18 - 1 

After almost a month without a win, PARIBC at last notched up a victory, against local friends and rivals Swale IBC.  However, an even longer losing streak continued on rink 2, where Keith Martin was playing his 13th game of the summer season.  A low scoring, close fought game, that was lost by one shot on the last end, meant that Keith’s unenviable record now reads, played 13, lost 13.  Not even the acquisition of a pair of new, top of the range and highly polished bowls shoes, (cost £163.99), could change Keith’s luck, which seems to be jinxed?!  Now let me see, who am I playing with in my next match, oh blimey, I’m with the jinxed one again!  On each end, on rink 2, skip Graham “Old Mother” Hubbard, was asking for advice each time, not only from both his lead and number two, but was also asking for the advice from the watching number two’s far better half in the crowd!  Talk about covering all angles!  On rink 3, we had new member Linda Barnett, play her first game and she seemed to enjoy herself, (raffle prize winner as well!) and bowl well, despite being in the esteemed company of the new laid back ladies captain and the PARIBC font of all things financial and we hopefully look forward to her putting her name down for future matches.  On rink 5, captain for the day, Dave Elliott, was assisted by a couple of ladies from either end of the height scale, as they ran out top rink winners, whilst on rink 6, the hot temps on the green, took their toll, meaning that George Hattrill had to come off at the tea break.  Thanks go to Dorothy Elliott for stepping in to play the second half, although her bowls attire of ripped and dirty kitchen pinny and blouse covered in cake mix, left a little to be desired!  On rink 7, Maureen Osborne,………oh hang on we are not allowed to say anything………found her roll, in wheelchair pushing duties, as Brian “Brucie” Rance was still in birthday celebratory mood.  Support today came from the 2 incapacitated and recuperating Val’s, (Cook and Green), so we thank them for their encouragement and huge thanks also go to Dorothy Elliott for teas and to Sue Smith for doing the bar.

Kind regards you correspondent, just off to try and find his lucky rabbits foot, before the next game!

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Prince Arthur V Grattons

Thursday 16th August 2018   HOME Start Time: 14.00 pm
The following players have been selected to play for the above 6 Rinks  T&B match. Dress Code Greys.
Important -  Please confirm on the Team List on the Board that you are able to play in this match.

Rink 2 Name Confirm   Rink 3 Name Confirm
Lead P. MARTIN     Lead G. HATTRILL  
Two T. HILL     Two    
Three B. RANCE     Three H. MARTIN  
Skip DAVE ELLIOTT     Skip M. HEAD  
Rink 4 Name Confirm   Rink 5 Name Confirm
Lead D. ELVIN     Lead S. SMITH  
Two F. MARTINEAU     Two P. FINCHER  
Three D. GREEN     Three P. O'MEARA  
Skip DOT ELLIOTT     Skip E. CLIVE  
Rink 6 Name Confirm   Rink 7 Name Confirm
Lead T. JEWEL     Lead G. HILL  
Two M. OSBORNE     Two T. REYNOLDS  
Three K. MARTIN     Three N. BUSHELL  
Skip G. HUBBARD     Skip D. SUTHERLAND  
RESERVES  

 Please make sure you are still available on the morning of the game just in case a player drops out late thank you.
If you are unable to play please let Eric Clive (mob 07910 333048)  or the Club know ASAP

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Prince Arthur V Mote Park

Saturday 18th August 2018   AWAY Start Time: 14.00 pm
The following players have been selected to play for the above T&B match. Dress Code Greys.
Important -  Please confirm on the Team List on the Board that you are able to play in this match.

Rink 2 Name Confirm   Rink 3 Name Confirm
Lead V. BRIGHTMAN     Lead K. MARTIN  
Two D. BUSHELL     Two T. FLETCHER  
Skip B. RANCE     Skip D. SUTHERLAND  
Rink 4 Name Confirm   Rink 5 Name Confirm
Lead B. LOUDEN     Lead N. BUSHELL  
Two M. HEAD     Two P. WELLS  
Skip DAVE ELLIOTT     Skip DOT ELLIOTT  
Rink 6 Name Confirm   Rink 7 Name Confirm
Lead S. SMITH     Lead G. HILL  
Two T. HILL     Two F. MARTINEAU  
Skip D. HOOD     Skip D. COOK  
RESERVES  

 Please make sure you are still available on the morning of the game just in case a player drops out late thank you.
If you are unable to play please let Dave Elliott (01795 844865)  or the Club know ASAP

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Prince Arthur V Sevenoaks

Saturday 25th August 2018   HOME Start Time: 14.00 pm
The following players have been selected to play for the above T&B match. Dress Code Greys.
Important -  Please confirm on the Team List on the Board that you are able to play in this match.

Rink 2 Name Confirm   Rink 3 Name Confirm
Lead       Lead    
Two       Two    
Skip       Skip    
Rink 4 Name Confirm   Rink 5 Name Confirm
Lead       Lead    
Two       Two    
Skip       Skip    
Rink 6 Name Confirm   Rink 7 Name Confirm
Lead       Lead    
Two       Two    
Skip       Skip    
RESERVES  

 Please make sure you are still available on the morning of the game just in case a player drops out late thank you.
If you are unable to play please let Dave Elliott (01795 844865)  or the Club know ASAP

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Prince Arthur V Thanet

Wednesday 29th August 2018   HOME Start Time: 14.00 pm
The following players have been selected to play for the above T&B match. Dress Code Greys.
Important -  Please confirm on the Team List on the Board that you are able to play in this match.

Rink 2 Name Confirm   Rink 3 Name Confirm
Lead G. HATTRILL     Lead P. WELLS  
Two A. ROUTEN     Two D. BUSHELL  
Skip F. MARTINEAU     Skip G. HUBBARD  
Rink 4 Name Confirm   Rink 5 Name Confirm
Lead T. JEWELL     Lead I. ASHBY  
Two D. SMALL     Two D. GREEN  
Skip B. LOUDEN     Skip E. CLIVE  
Rink 6 Name Confirm   Rink 7 Name Confirm
Lead S. SMITH     Lead G. WHATMAN  
Two K. MARTIN     Two T. HILL  
Skip D. COOK     Skip D. SUTHERLAND  
RESERVES V. BRIGHTMAN 

 Please make sure you are still available on the morning of the game just in case a player drops out late thank you.
If you are unable to play please let Eric Clive (mob 07910 333048)  or the Club know ASAP

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Prince Arthur V Norwich Touring Team

Friday 31st August 2018   HOME Start Time: 14.00 pm
The following players have been selected to play for the above T&B match. Dress Code Greys.
Important -  Please confirm on the Team List on the Board that you are able to play in this match.

Rink 2 Name Confirm   Rink 3 Name Confirm
Lead       Lead    
Two       Two    
Skip       Skip    
Rink 4 Name Confirm   Rink 5 Name Confirm
Lead       Lead    
Two       Two    
Skip       Skip    
Rink 6 Name Confirm   Rink 7 Name Confirm
Lead       Lead    
Two       Two    
Skip       Skip    
RESERVES  

 Please make sure you are still available on the morning of the game just in case a player drops out late thank you.
If you are unable to play please let Eric Clive (mob 07910 333048)  or the Club know ASAP

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Date/Day   Food Game WG Time HA
August
16th Thur Grattons

T/B

6 Mixed Rinks

G

1400

H

18th Sat Mote Park

T/B

6 Mixed Triples

G

1400

A

25th Sat Sevenoaks

T/B

6 Mixed Triples

G

1400

H

29th Wed Thanet

T/B

6 Mixed Triples

G

1400

H

31st Fri Norwich Touring Team  (late addition)

T/B

6 Mixed Triples

G

1400

H

Sept
1st Sat Swale

T/B

6 Mixed Triples

G

1400

A

5th Wed Ashford

T/B

6 Mixed Triples

G

1400

A

8th Sat  
15th Sat. Royals

T/B

6 Mixed Triples

G

1400

H

26th Wed. Pre-Season Ladies v Men Game    

G

1400

H