For those few players who couldn't complete their knock out matches before the deadline of 14 December, because of cold / icy conditions, I'm pleased to inform you that as a result of the Christmas break, an extension of up to Friday 12 January 2018 is offered, although if you can play before this new deadline, that would be appreciated. All other deadlines remain the same.        J.H (Comp Secretary)

Rare sighting on the Wessex League East Region
 
Follow this link http://www.wessexbowlsleague.co.uk/east.html to see Chipping Norton Men's Wessex League Team at the top of their Section. How long will it last? Team selection for next match on Sunday 5th November is
 

Chipping Norton   V     Swindon Manor (Wessex)


 

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Time:  10.00am

Date:   Sunday 5th November 2017

Captain: Paul Robbins 07971002780/01451810325

 

Swindon Manor Indoor Bowls Centre
Unit 3
Cheney Manor Industrial Estate
Swindon
SN2 2DS

T: 01793 496228

 

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CHIPPING NORTON BOWLS CLUB

The Outdoor Section held its Finals Weekend on Saturday & Sunday 2nd/3rd September

In front of a good crowd and a wonderfully prepared green the afternoon started at 2pm Saturday with the Men’s Singles, The Two Wood Singles and The Ladies Pairs.

The Men’s Singles Final, contested between John Benfield and Nigel Siford set the trend for the weekend ahead. Two experienced bowlers who over the years have both won the title before contested a great match that was close all the way through, after two hours plus Nigel Siford held his nerve to win in what was probably one of the longest Men’s Singles Finals in the clubs history.

The Two Wood Final saw Micky Boobyer take on Martin Acock, two bowlers with only a few years’ experience but with the potential to go farther in the game. Good bowling by both ended in victory for Boobyer.

The Ladies Pairs pitched Alison Siford & Carol Martin against Nina Boulton & June McDonald. All four Ladies have enjoyed success in the game but this day Alison & Carol had the upper hand and secured the trophy.

A good crowd gathered again on Sunday which began at 10am.

John Quinn Sets Singles was contested between Martin Acock and Mike Harris. Acock looking for a win after yesterday’s defeat overcame an ever young and much loved member of the club Harris who himself has tasted many successes over the years. A great final between two good friends - well I think Mike is still friends with Martin?

Also at 10am was The Drawn Open Pairs, Pat Brown & Nigel Siford vs Martin Sparks & John Benfield.  Two days running Siford vs Benfield, and again a close final. Good bowling by all four resulted in victory for Brown & Siford but credit to Sparks playing in his first final.

2pm Sunday afternoon saw the remaining four finals with inclement weather which did not deter the bowlers. The Ladies Singles Final was between Nicola Jones, past winner on many occasions and Pat Brown. A great contest saw Jones edge in front only for Brown to storm back and secure her first singles title with a screech of delight that could probably be heard in Stratford Upon Avon.

The next match was the Never Won Singles final. Contestants Roberta Jarvie , so many times in singles finals but as yet to secure a title, and Martin Acock, fresh from his victory in the morning. Another great final, with both players giving their all, resulted in another victory for Acock. Two in one day for him, but heartbreak again for Jarvie. One day, Roberta, one day.

The Men’s Pairs final saw Tom Granville & Tim Sealey do battle with Tony Backer-Holst & Jeff Martin. Some good bowls played by all but it wasn’t Backer-Holst and Martin’s day with Granville and Sealey securing the title in style.

Finally, the Married Couples trophy was contested  between Alison & Nigel Siford and Rosie & Freddie Brooks. Another great contest, the Brooks had their noses in front for much of the match but the Sifords came back late in the game to set up a tense ending. The Brooks, who had bowled well all afternoon, deservedly took the title on a day that also saw them celebrate their wedding anniversary and Rosie’s birthday.

The Over 60’s singles (which was not played at the weekend) was won by John Hurren who defeated Percy Hickman.

On both Finals days there were drinks and refreshments available that were enjoyed by family, friends and members and my sincere thanks go to the ladies who organised this, Val Harris, Roberta Jarvie and Rosie Brooks. My thanks also to those who gave up their time to mark the games, Tony Backer-Holst, Jeffrey Martin, Carol & Ron Thornhill and finally to the green staff, Martin Acock, Mike Harris and Keith Field for all their hard work in keeping the green in tip top condition for the finals and during the season.

Nigel Siford

Competition Secretary

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The Indoor Season is about to begin

The Club opens for Roll-ups & Casual Play from Monday 18th September, although the Rinks are reserved after 6 p.m. for the “Westox” Presentation Evening on Thursday 21st September

For new or aspiring Bowlers or those who are just curious about this very social game the Club is open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday 23rd September. Come along & try bowls “free” in an informal manner. All equipment is provided although if you could bring a pair of flat soled shoes to change into it would help, although we do have a limited number of bowls shoes for those who need them. Coaching takes place every Monday morning throughout the Winter & on Thursday Evenings in the early part of the season. Just turn up & introduce yourself

 

For current & past Members looking to re-join, the Opening Bowls Drive & Social Get Together is on Saturday 30th September starting at 2 p.m. Check up at the Club for details & put your names down so we can cater for numbers

The intra Club Leagues start from Monday 2nd October on the usual 4 mornings & evenings plus the Ladies Only League getting things underway that afternoon at 2 p.m. For those looking to join a League Team please contact Nigel on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who has details of vacancies waiting to be filled. These League games are friendly and take 2 hours from 10 a.m. on mornings Tuesday to Friday & from 7 p.m. each weekday except Thursdays. Bowlers can expect a game every other week so it’s a good idea to join 3 or more teams. Informal Roll-ups take place on Friday & Sunday afternoons from 2 p.m.

Inter Club matches are played on Saturday afternoons & these begin on 21st October although there are also a few Midweek & Sunday afternoon matches from time to time. For those more competitive bowlers, the Men play in the “Wessex League” on 9 Sunday Mornings through the Winter. Afew experienced players are standing down this season, so any keen male bowlers from West Oxfordshire, South Warwickshire & East Gloucestershire should consider putting their names forward for selection. The first match is on 22nd October with a “trial” game the previous Sunday morning from 10 a.m. The mixed North Oxon League for local Outdoor Clubs is played on most Saturday mornings from 10 a.m.

Finally, the Subscription for the season is £60, payable before Sunday 1st October. A collecting box is available at the Club. There is a 2 week grace period before playing rights will unfortunately be suspended due to a lack of payment

Chipping Norton Bowls Club

 

After a busy and exciting season the Indoor Section held its annual awards ceremony where near 70 members, family and friends enjoyed a very pleasant evening in our clubhouse. Whilst approaching our 30th anniversary year it was fitting that two of our original members, Grace Barnes and Barbara Pearce be given  the honour of presenting our awards.

Chairman Carole recognised the services of our master of ceremonies, Nigel Siford,  on this his last year as Competition Secretary.  Also after many years service to the Indoor Section, Carole thanked Nina Boulton as Secretary, Brenda Shepherd as League Organiser and Val Fraser as Fixture Secretary who have all stood down this year.

Chairman Carole is shown with all the prize winners.

 

 

 

Indoor Section Finals Results

 

Mens Singles

Winner: Martin Shepherd     Runner Up: David Leighfield

Ladies Singles

Winner: Nicola Jones    Runner Up: Julie Singer

Never Won Singles

Winner: John Hurren    Runner Up: Orren Bennett

Mixed Pairs

Winners: Val Fraser & Nigel Siford    Runners Up: Nicola Jones & Dennis Parker

Mens Pairs

Winners: John Hurren & David Leighfield    Runners Up: Orren Bennett & Robert Bradford

Ladies Pairs

Winners: Sheila Jones & Carol Martin    Runners Up: Roberta Jarvie & Nicola Jones

Triples

Winners: Nina Boulton, Pat Brown & Nigel Siford    Runners Up: Dennis Parker, Tony Backer-Holst & Richard Barnett

Rinks

Winners: Nina Boulton, Carol Martin, Tony Backer-Holst & Richard Barnett  
Runners Up: Percy Hickman, Derek Hamilton, Martin Fraser & John Cox

 

Chipping Norton played  Watlington in the final of the TENS Competition today - Sunday 9 April 2017.
With great pleasure I am happy to report that we won.
Scores as follows :
Singles.         Steve Whitcombe.            21-12
Pairs.             John Cox
                      Richard Barnett.               21-15
Triples.          Nicola Jones
                      Carole Thornhill
                      Keith Field.                       21-14
Fours.            Roberta Jarvie
                      Julie Singer
                      Di Zenyik
                      Paul Robbins.                  9  - 35
Commiserations to Watlington  - it was an enjoyable match.


WELL DONE CHIPPY TEAM

 


                   

 

Carole Thornhill

 

CHIPPING NORTON BOWLS CLUB

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

The Outdoor Section held their annual awards ceremony in the clubhouse on Saturday 5th November where members and guests enjoyed a lovely meal before the trophies were handed out.  Our President Tony Backer-Holst did a marvellous job standing in for Competition Secretary Nigel Siford who was on holiday but had left a very witty speech which Tony was under strict instructions not to read beforehand. 

Oxfordshire Bowling Association President Peter Latter had taken ill at the last moment but his place was very ably taken by the Deputy President and our own member, Bill Jarvie, who presented the awards.  Unfortunately there were a few recipients who were not present on the evening to receive their trophies but a good evening was had by all who did attend.  The Club Person of the Year was deservedly presented to Martin Acock for all his hard work on and around the green, particularly now being fully qualified in dealing with pesticides for the green maintenance.

Our thanks and appreciation goes to Chairman Val Harris and her committee for all the hard work over the season.

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Chipping Norton Bowls Club are pleased to announce the completion of the extension to the Club building designed to create a 2 way Viewing Gallery enabling members, visitors and guests to watch both indoor and outdoor bowls being played. The facility was the result of efforts to improve the attraction of the Club to potential new members and to encourage retention of present members. Associated with the project was the replacement of the 4 rink capacity indoor carpet and the improvement of external security lighting. All three elements have been completed.

 

A formal opening of these new facilities took place at the Club on Friday 16th September with the former Member of Parliament for Witney David Cameron attending to officially declare the 3 features open. Mr Cameron gave an address, spent time mingling with the 70 plus guests present and observing demonstrations of indoor and outdoor bowling.

 

Mr Cameron, together with a number of other individuals and bodies, had previously provided letters of support to Sport England - Inspired Facilitiesresulting in the Club receiving a grant of £75,000 towards the overall cost of the three element project.

 

 

 

Note to Editors:

Chipping Norton Bowls Club is rural based medium sized Flat Green Bowls Club which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2017. In common with most other Bowls Clubs we are striving to improve the membership and are seeking to take the opportunity of a local house-building programme. 

 
 

CLUB  FINALS.

 Club Finals of the Outdoor Competitions were played over four days, Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th, Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th September resulting in good competitive and enjoyable matches. 

 

Mens Pairs: Winners: Pat Griffin & David Leighfield - Runners Up: Desmond Boulton & Jeffrey Martin.

Never Won Singles: Winner: Micky Boobyer - Runner Up: Roberta Jarvie.

Over 60,s Singles: Winner: Pat Griffin - Runner Up: Len McDonald.

Drawn Open Pairs: Winners: John Benfield & David Leighfield - Runners Up: Freddy Brooks & Valerie Harris.

Married Couples: Winners: Mike & Valerie Harris - Runners Up: June & Len McDonald.

Two Wood Singles: Winner: Pat Griffin - Runner Up: Micky Boobyer.

Ladies Singles: Winner: Nicola Jones - Runner Up: Roberta Jarvie.

John Quinn Sets: Winner: David Leighfield - Runner Up: Micky Boobyer.

Ladies Pairs: Winners: Nina Boulton & Nicola Jones - Runners Up: Roberta Jarvie & Pat Brown.

Mens Singles: Winner: David Leighfield - Runner Up: Tom Granville.

 

My thanks go to Carol & Ron Thornhill for marking on the Saturday and Monday, and Tony Backer-Holst who did Sunday and Wednesday. Congratulations to all the winners and commiserations to the runners up, but every final was great to watch.

 

Nigel Siford

Competition Secretary.

Congratulations to David Leighfield on winning the County U25's singles during a wonderful days bowling at Carterton today.  His opponent on this occasion was his fellow White Rose team-mate Chris Gilkes from Watlington.  An even match most of the way Chris then took the lead 16-12. On what had been a warm sunny morning, light rain didn't interfere with the determination of both bowlers. The score went to 18-18 before David held his nerve with some solid bowling to win 21-18. Both now off to Leamington

 

 
Chipping Norton Bowls Club Indoor section held it's annual prize presentation on Thursday 7th April in the Clubhouse on Burford Rd Chipping Norton .
 
Following an excellent meal provided by lady members ,new Incoming Chairman Carole Thornhill welcomed guests and gave a special welcome to Club President Tony Backer Holst and his wife Margaret and thanked him for agreeing to present the prizes . She said " thanks to all those who took part in the competitions this season and congratulations to all the winners and a special thank you to the people who made it all happen . To Brenda Shepherd league secretary who has done a sterling job over many years in organising leagues , with all that entails and also to Rosemary Brooks for the sometimes thankless task of organising the competitions , well done ladies . "
 
Carole Thornhill then asked President Tony to present the trophies firstly the weekly leagues followed by the yearly club competitions .
The winners of the club competitions were as follows  ;
Triples    Paul Robbins -Rosemary Brooks-Trevor Millard 
Rinks      Di Zenyik - Tony Backer Holst - Nigel Siford - Martin Fraser .
Mixed Pairs   Nigel Siford - Jean Dix 
Ladies Pairs   Val Harris - Julie Singer 
Mens Pairs    Paul Robbins - Robert Bradford 
Never Won  David Leighfield
Ladies Singles   Val Harris 
Mens Singles   Martin Shepherd 
 
President Tony then said " Thanks you for inviting myself and Margaret this evening and what a fantastic turnout . A special thank you also to the people who have organised this evening a tremendous amount of work goes into not only this evening but also to the organising of club events throughout the year and I would like to wish outgoing Chairman Roberta Jarvie all the very best for the future and am pleased that she will continue to work for the club in the role of Club Secretary . I am also pleased to announce that the club extension and replacement of indoor carpet project is on schedule and should enable the club to further develop and improve year on year.I have always been proud of the fact that the club has the reputation of being a friendly and welcoming club and a sincere thank you to you all for ensuring this reputation "
 
Incoming Chairman Carole Thornhill said " Once again thank you President for being with us this evening and I look forward to my year in office and hope I can live up to the exacting standards set by outgoing chairman Roberta . Once again thank you all for being with us this evening and safe journey home "
 
photo attached 
left to right  David Leafield - Nigel Siford - Tony Backer Holst - Paul Robbins - Carole Thornhill - Val Harris - Martin Shepherd - Rosemary Brooks - Robert Bradford - Di Zenyik - Trevor Millard    
 
 
 
WINNERS
Rinks
Di Zenyik
Nigel Siford
Martin Fraser
Tony Backer-Holst
 
Never Won
David Leighfield
 
Ladies Pairs
Val Harris
Julie Singer
 
Triples
Paul Robbins
Trevor Millard
Rosie Brooks
 
Mixed Pairs
Nigel Siford
Jean Dix
 
Mens Pairs
Paul Robbins
Robert Bradford
 
Mens Singles
 
Martin shepherd
 
Ladies Singles
 
Val Harris
 

Chipping Norton’s Indoor Bowlers have reached 4 County Finals this winter.

 

In the Oxfordshire Women’s Indoor Bowling Association Finals being played at Oxford City & County Bowls Club, Marston Ferry Road, Summertown on Friday 1st April...at the time of writing details not available but good luck to our girls.

 

3 of Chippy’s Men have reached the Finals of the Oxfordshire County Men’s Indoor Bowls Association Competitions.

The all Chipping Norton Singles Final will be contested at the Greystones Indoor facility on the Burford Road between the holder & currently Top 10 ranked National Open Singles Circuit player Martin Shepherd & David Leighfield formerly of the Five Rivers Club in Wiltshire who is in his first indoor season at Chippy. Martin & David will play on Tuesday 29th March starting at 7.15 p.m. and will be joined on the same evening by 2 Fours from Banbury Cross & Oxford City & County who will be playing for the BBC Radio Oxford Rinks Trophy starting at 6.30pm. 

 

Last year’s losing finalist John Cox is trying his luck instead in the Over 60’s Singles Final against Terry Gripe of Oxford City & County in a match likely to played in early April

 

All spectators, supporters & potential Members are welcome to attend the Chipping Norton Club which has recently been awarded a £75,000 Lottery Funded Sport England grant and is now An Inspired Facility.

 

Chipping Norton welcomes expressions of interest from established or new bowlers who would like to join us for the Outdoor Season this summer or next Winters Indoor season beginning in September and take advantage of our new & modern facilities which will be established by May of this year

Chipping Norton Bowls Club , outdoor section held it's annual prize presentation dinner on Saturday 17th October at the Bowls club premises Burford Rd Chipping Norton .
 
The prizes were presented by Oxfordshire Outdoor Bowls President Steve Tollhurst who said "
I have been to three or four presentation Dinners over the last few months and I have to say this has been the most fun , many thanks for inviting me .The grassroots of the sport are what it's all about and this club with it's friendly atmosphere and excellent food plus the quality of the greens is a venue we all look forward to visiting during the season .You have a good management structure here and a excellent team supporting you and I wish you every success in the future "
 
Nigel Siford the competitions secretary introduced the prize winners as follows :
 
Two wood singles              David Leafield 
Drawn open pairs               Freddy Brooks / Stuart Davis
John Quinn Trophy              David Leafield 
Triples Competition             Ron Thornhill -Tony Backer- Holst - Jeff Martin 
Never Won Singles              David Leafield
Rinks Competition                Alison Siford - Freddy Brooks - Jeff Martin - Nigel Siford 
Married Couples                  Alison and Nigel Siford 
Mens Pairs                          David Leafield / Stuart Davis 
Ladies Pairs                         Nicola Jones / June McDonald .
Over Sixty Singles                Pat Griffin 
Ladies Singles                     Nicola Jones 
Mens Singles                       David Leafield 
 
Val Harris thanked Oxfordshire President Steve Tollhurst for presenting the prizes and Nigel Siford for all his hard work with the competitions this year and for to those members who entered the competitions and said " I hope you have all enjoyed your evening and the excellent meal provided by the new team of caterers "
 
Tony Backer- Holst Club President thanked everyone for coming and said " I would like to say a special thanks to Val Harris and Roberta Jarvie, Indoor Chairman and Club Secretary for all their hard work this season , they are with me trustees of the club and do a tremendous amount of hard work behind the scenes to help make this club what it is "
 
On Thursday evening 9th April the Indoor section of Chipping Norton Bowls Club held it's Annual Prize Presentation evening at the Clubhouse off the Burford Road in Chipping Norton . .
 
Indoor Chairman Roberta Jarvie welcomed everyone to the evening and said " I would like to offer a very warm welcome to you all and a special welcome to Oxfordshire Indoor Bowls vice President Robin Mcstay . The attendance this year is the highest we have had and we hope you all enjoy the evening "
 
"The indoor section of the club has had a very successful season , not only have we attracted over 40 new members but we are very proud to have both finalists in the Oxfordshie Mens singles competition , John Cox and Martin Shepherd ,with Martin being victorious following a very tough contest . Plus the 10's team will be playing in the final this weekend and next week four members will be playing in the Oxfordshire Mens rinks final, Steve Whitcomb , Richard Bennett ,,Paul Robbins , and John Cox "
 
Following the meal Roberta Jarvie asked Robin Mcstay to present the prizes as follows ,
 
Triples      Tony Backer Holst - Robin Cox --Peter Betteridge 
Rinks         Paul Robbins -Robin Cox ---Freddy Brooks - Nina Boulton 
Mixed Pairs      Paul Robbins Nicola Jones 
Ladies Pairs     Val Harris -Jean Dix 
Mens Pairs       Eric Dix  David Stansfield 
Never Won       Nigel Siford 
Mens Singles   Martin Shepherd 
Ladies singles    Val Harris   ( note this is the 6th year in succession Val has won this title )
 
Robin Mcstay said " It is many years since I first came to Chipping Norton as a schoolboy and I have fond memories of the town . Thank you most sincerely for inviting me tonight and for your very warm welcome , much appreciated . Congratulations to all the winners and to all who took part throughout the season ."
 
Roberta Jarvie thanked all those who have worked so hard to make the evening such a success and in particular , Brenda Shepherd for her hard work throughout the season with the leagues and Rosemary Brooks for organising the competitions .
 
Club President Tony Backer Holst said" This season has been a very successful one for the indoor section and in no small way for the extremely hard work put in by our Indoor chairman Roberta Jarvie , this will be her eighth year in the role and I do not know how we would have managed without her "
 
Enclosed photo of competition winners with Vice President Oxfordshire Robin Mcstay ,President Tony Backer Holst and Roberta Jarvie .
 
 
 
 

In an all Chippy affair Martin Shepherd beat John Cox 21-14 to win the Men's County Singles Final - well done to Martin on the win and John on reaching the final

 

 
 

This was the second weekend of the indoor competitions finals.

Saturday 28th March

Val Harris remains the Ladies Singles Champion after winning her match against Roberta Jarvie. She has now held this title for 6 consecutive years. Well done Val!

Paul Robbins and Nicola Jones, last years runners up in the Mixed Pairs competition, this year won the final against Jean Dix and Nigel Siford. It was a closely fought match with a nail biting last end, the spectators had a treat to watch.

Sunday 29th March

Martin Shepherd remains the Mens Singles Champion, winning his match against Paul Robbins.

The Ladies Pairs match was won by Val Harris and Jean Dix who beat Julie Singer and Nicola Jones. Like the Mixed Pairs, this excellent match was only decided in the 21st end.

Well done and thank you to all who entered into this years competitions I hope you enjoyed your games.

 

This week-end 4 of our indoor competitions were played.

Saturday (21st March)

The Never Won Match was won by Nigel Siford who beat a new bowler to our club, Paul Demczak, but this was no easy match and Paul will be a man to watch out for in future games.

Paul Robbins, Robin Cox, Freddy Brooks and Nina Boulton won the rinks match beating Doreen Molyneux, Nicola Jones, Roberta Jarvie and Bill Jarvie.

Both these matches were watched and enjoyed by an enthusiastic group of spectators.

Sunday (22nd March)

The Triples match was won by Tony Backer-Holst, Robin Cox and Peter Betteridge who beat Roberta Jarvie, Martin Fraser and Nicola Jones.

The highlight of the week-end was undoubtedly the Mens Pairs when Eric Dix and David Stanfield beat Steve Witcombe and Richard Barnett, this proved to be a long and strongly contested match, with some delightful play greatly appreciated by the spectators.

Next week-end we have the Ladies Singles on Saturday, when Val Harris plays to hold on to her title, and the Mixed Pairs. On Sunday there will be the Ladies Pairs and the Mens Singles, with Martin Shepherd playing to keep his title. 

All games start at at 10AM and supporters will be most welcome. 

 

Men’s County Finals Finalised

Dates & Times for the Oxfordshire County Men’s Indoor Finals have now been announced

John Cox & Martin Shepherd will play their Singles Final at Oxford City & County BC on Thursday 26th March at 3 p.m.

Steve Witcombe, John Cox, Richard Barnett & Paul Robbins are in the Rinks Final against a strong four from Oxford City & County comprising Sam Watts, Mervyn Gleeson, Chris Earl & Mike Petersen at Carterton BC on Tuesday 14th April starting at 6.15 p.m. This will be 2 days after the Newbury Building Society Ten’s Final when our team battles Oxford City & County on their “Home” ground on the Sunday morning from 10 a.m.. Will Tuesday’s game be another victory or revenge?

Members are encouraged to come along to all these finals and support our players at the end of a relatively successful season for the Club

Between these events, Chippy is also hosting 2 other Men’s Indoor County Finals on the night of the Indoor Section Annual Meeting, Thursday 2nd April. Attend the Meeting; support your Committee and stay on afterwards to watch the conclusion of the Men’s Pairs & Triples Finals. Banbury Cross, Carterton and Oxford City & County will be represented. A good opportunity to watch some of the County’s best indoor bowlers in action at the Club and to increase the bar takings as well!

The remaining Final, the Over 60’s pairs, takes place on the same afternoon as the Singles Final at Oxford City & County. Banbury Cross versus Oxford & District in the inaugural staging of this competition

Martin Shepherd & John Cox will meet in the Oxfordshire County Men’s Indoor Bowls Singles Final in March. They both won their semi-final matches this week by the same score 21 – 10 against opponents from Oxford City & County and Carterton; Othman Sharif & Tim Jupp.

John has also reached the Final of the County Men’s indoor Bowls Fours in partnership with Steve Witcombe, Richard Barnett & Paul Robbins, whilst Steve, Richard & Paul have to beat a Triple from Banbury Cross in a semi-final to reach the Triples Final against either Oxford & District or Oxford City & County. 

And it doesn’t end there, Jeff Martin & Bill Jarvie are in the Semi-Final of the Over 60’s Pairs. Should they win their match in early March, against John Tee & Keith McNeil of Banbury Cross they will face Alan Mead & Eric Hollinrake of Oxford & District in the Over 60’s Pairs Final

 

 

 

On Saturday 18th October the outdoor section of Chipping Norton Bowls Club held it's annual Prize presentation Dinner at the Bowls Club.
 
Outdoor Chairman Val Harris welcomed all the guests which included Mike Andrew, Oxfordshire Bowls Association President 2014, who presented the awards and Tony Backer-Holst, Chipping Norton President 2014.
 
Chairman Val Harris said, "The club has enjoyed and excellent year in 2014 with no major problems with bad weather and I hope the clubs success will continue into the future".
 
Following Grace, said by Tony Backer-Holst, everyone enjoyed an excellent meal which was followed by the presentation of the awards. Competitions secretary John Bowlt introduced OBA President Mike Andrew and asked him to present the awards.
 
The winners were as follows;
 
Drawn Ladies pairs Alison Siford and Val Harris
Drawn Mens Pairs Stuart Davis and Bill Jarvie
Two woods singles Carol Martin
Never won singles Stuart Davis
Married Couples Alison and Nigel Siford
Over 60's singles Len McDonald
Drawn open pairs Tony Backer-Holst
John Quinn Trophy Len McDonald
Ladies singles Carol Martin
Mens Singles Nigel Siford
Triples Nigel Siford Roberta Jarvie and Rosemary Brooks
 
Mike Andrew said, "Thank you for inviting me to present the awards this year and congratulations to all those who took part. I have always enjoyed visiting Chipping Norton Bowls club, it is such a friendly club and thank you most sincerely for inviting me here tonight. This is my last function as President of the OBA and what an excellent evening it has been, congratulations to all concerned, and I look forward to returning to the club at sometime in the future."
 
Photo: The winners with Mike Andrew and Tony Backer-Holst.
Left to right: Val Harris, Alison Siford, Mike Harris, Carol Martin, Nigel Siford, Stuart Davis, Tony Backer-Holst, Rosemary Brooks, Len McDonald, Roberta Jarvie, Bill Jarvie.
       
 
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