Ladies Section

Chairperson:

Captain: Deidre Williams

Vice Captain : Pat Wells

Secretary: Linda Woodhouse

Committee: Jackie Spice – Irene Ashby – Dot Elliott – Sylvia Day – Lynette Stock


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Reports

Match against Oyster 12th January 2022

We managed to field 5 rinks for this game so many thanks to all the ladies who put their names down.  Your support is most important to us and the club.

As usual, the game was played in a very friendly atmosphere.  We played well, leading on 4 rinks at 10 ends with the score equally balanced at 41 points all. This continued until 15 ends had been played when Oyster crept ahead by 4 points. Unfortunately, we couldn’t manage our earlier efforts and by 18 ends the lead had increased to 12 points and Oyster went on to win by 35 points.

Final score:  Prince Arthur 80 Oyster 115

There were very close games but we were unable to win on any rinks which meant Oyster took all 10 points. However, we look forward to welcoming them to Prince Arthur on 16 February, when we will have the opportunity to reverse the result.

I’m very pleased to say that two ladies, Lesley Homewood and Sheila Snowden, played their first game in the Ladies Kent League.  Both agreed that they enjoyed the experience so we hope to see them again and Margaret Slipper, who joined us after a break.

 Our game, which should have taken place next Wednesday, 19 January against Bromley, has been cancelled due to lack of Bromley players.   This means that our next game is at home against Angel on 26 January so look forward to meeting up again then.

Pat

Vice Captain


Match against Ashford 15th December 2021.

Yesterday, 15 December 2021, we welcomed the ladies from Ashford to Prince Arthur.

The match was played over 5 rinks, and although Ashford had the full complement of 20 ladies, unfortunately we had only 18 which meant that we would have to take a reduction in our final score.

By the time we took tea after 10 ends, we had a lead of 13 points.  As more ends were played, this was gradually reduced and by 15 ends we had a 9 point lead.

During the last few ends we managed to maintain and increase our lead, finally winning by 19 points before the adjustment as mentioned above.

Final score (with adjustment):  Prince Arthur 79  Ashford 71

 We won on 3 out of the 5 rinks and gained 8 points out of the available 10.  Another good effort against one of the stronger teams in the league.

A big thank you to both Val Hart and Carole Coultard for stepping in at short notice.

We enjoyed a tasty meal from Gemma and her team after the match and thanks also to Pam for managing the bar.

Our next match is also against Ashford on 5 January 2022. This is the match that was cancelled earlier in the season and rearranged. We will be travelling by coach so please add your names to the list on the ladies board.

Deidre and I would like to thank you for your support over the past months and hope that you have enjoyed playing in these friendly games against ladies from other clubs.

Happy Christmas and New Year to you all

Deidre and Pat


Match Against KCLIBA 25th November 2021

Yesterday, 25 November 2021, we welcomed the ladies from Kent County Ladies Indoor Bowls Association (KCLIBA) to Prince Arthur for a friendly match. The ladies come from clubs within the county to make up a KCLIBA team, who then visit and play against clubs such as ourselves.  

Unfortunately, with only 16 ladies to represent Prince Arthur we ‘borrowed’ 4 ladies from KCLIBA to make up 5 rinks.

It was a very enjoyable game and we managed to hold our own, with some help from our friends, with the score at 18 ends showing a 2 shot lead for Prince Arthur 77-75.  During the last 3 ends, KCLIBA managed to take the lead with the final score being Prince Arthur 85 KCLIBA 94.

We would like to thank Gwyneth Charles for playing her first game with us and understand she enjoyed the game and hopefully will join us again when she can.

Again after the match, we enjoyed a tasty meal from Gemma and her team.

Thanks also to Sue for the bar service.

I’m very sorry to have to say that our next 2 matches have been cancelled.

 We were due to travel to Tunbridge Wells next Wednesday, 1 December, but as we are short of names, the decision has been made to try and rearrange this match.  The second game against Whiteoak at home on Wednesday, 8 December, has been cancelled by Whiteoak but will be played in January.

Please can we ask that you check the ladies board and signup for any of the ladies games you are available to play.

Many thanks

Pat

Vice Captain


Match Against Angel 17th November 2021

Yesterday, 17 November 2021, we played our second away league game of the season travelling by coach to Angel Ladies in Tonbridge.

Unfortunately, only 16 ladies were available for this match playing on 4 rinks, instead of the agreed 5 rinks. Under league rules this meant we would be deducted 10 points from our final score.

After 10 ends we were 11 shots behind and although during the game we managed to reduce this to only 4 shots, by the time we reached 18 ends the difference was an 8 shot lead for Angel.

Final score: Prince Arthur 71 (without the 10 shot penalty) Angel 79

We won on 1 rink, drew on another and although the other 2 rinks lost they fought back well and the final results were close. This translates to 1.5 points for us.

We welcomed Janice Hatcher into the league for her first game and a big thank you to Heather Allan who took a day off work to play at short notice. She did tell me that she enjoyed a lie in followed by a bacon roll!

It was agreed by both the ladies captains and all the ladies present that, although our numbers were reduced, it was better to play the game instead of cancelling.

We do have a break from the league with no game next Wednesday. However, we have a game arranged for next Thursday, 25 November 2021 at 2.30 pm against KCLIBA.

Again we need players for this game so please add your names to the list on the Ladies Board or get in touch with Deidre or myself.

Pat Wells (Vice Captain)


Match against Swale 10th November 2021

We played our first league game of the season away from home yesterday, 10 November 2021 when we made our way to Swale.

We had hoped to continue with our great winning start to the season but unfortunately this wasn’t to be.

The game was played in a friendly atmosphere over 5 rinks. After 7 ends we were winning on 3 rinks but as the game progressed, Swale began to dominate and this continued with the score reflecting a 30 point lead after 14 ends.

The same pattern continued until the end of the game with a resounding win for Swale.

Final score:  Prince Arthur 59.5  Swale 126

As all our rinks were finally beaten, we resembled the ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ with ‘nil points’ for us on the board.

However, we look forward to welcoming the ladies from Swale to Prince Arthur later in the season, when we have the opportunity to reverse the result.

We welcomed Viv Brightman into the league for her first game and a big thank you to Pam Fincher and Maddie Gregson who played for us at short notice.  We hope that all three enjoyed the game and will support us again.

Thank you to all the drivers who got us to Swale – it is greatly appreciated.

Our next match is also away at Angel (Tonbridge) on Wednesday, 17 November.  A coach has been arranged for this game.

We still need players for this game so please add your names to the list on Ladies Board or get in touch with Deidre or myself.

Pat Wells (Vice Captain)


Match against Folkstone Ladies 3rd November

Yesterday, 3 November 2021, we welcomed the ladies from Folkestone to Prince Arthur for our second match of the season.

The match was played over 5 rinks and by the time we took our tea after 10 ends, we had managed to gain a lead of 30 points.  As expected and more ends were played, Folkestone began to read our green better and began to eat into our lead.

However, on the final ends we pulled away again and won by 31 points.

Final score:  Prince Arthur 106  Folkestone 75

Like last week, we won on 4 out of the 5 rinks and gained 9 points out of the available 10.  A great effort against one of the stronger teams in the league.

We welcomed Rosemary Longley into our team for her first Kent league game, and hope that she enjoyed the experience and we’ll see more of her in future matches.

Again after the match, we enjoyed a tasty meal from Gemma and her team.

Thanks also to Pam for the bar service.

We travel to Swale next Wednesday, 10 November for our first away match of the season.

Thank you to all the ladies who have signed up for this match and let’s keep our winning ways going!

Pat Wells (Vice Captain)


Match against Stonelodge Wednesday 27th October 2021

At long last we played our first Kent League Ladies Match on Wednesday, 27 October 2021. 

Unfortunately, our original first match of the season which should have been against Ashford Ladies was postponed but has been rearranged in January and our second match against Thanet Ladies was cancelled.  Sadly, Thanet Ladies have pulled out of the league due to lack of numbers.

So it was great to welcome the ladies from Dartford Stone Lodge and to catch up with some familiar faces and meet new ones.

Two of our ladies, Carol Rose and Nicky Gausby, played their first game for us.  Now that they have tasted the league, we hope to see their names on the call up sheets many more times.

The match was played over 5 rinks and at tea we had gained 59 points to Dartford Stone Lodge’s 26 points.  We maintained this lead with the final score being Prince Arthur 110 Dartford Stone Lodge 57.

We won on 4 out of the 5 rinks played, giving us 9 points out of the maximum of 10.  A fantastic start!

We enjoyed a tasty meal from Gemma and her team, which received excellent comments from not only Prince Arthur ladies but Dartford Stone Lodge as well.  Thanks also to Pam for the bar service.

Looking forward to our next game, which is at home against Folkestone next Wednesday, 3 November.

Pat Wells (Vice Captain)

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