Mote Park. Mens Kent League . Sunday 8th December

Sevenoaks men again struggled to get a team together but did manage to take 5 rinks to Maidstone, albeit with one last-minute absentee.  Unfortunately however, although it proved an enjoyed afternoon, we were again outplayed and lost all rinks with a final result of 49-159.

Our least bad rink was the short rink of Brian Akery, Mike Langford and David Taylor who, before the penalty deduction, lost by only 5 shots.

Thanks to all those who played – to you and all other men the captains would urge you to sign up for future matches in the New Year.

MASON TROPHY. MOTE PARK. 2nd Round 7th December

After the euphoria of a brilliant first round victory in this competition, the ladies were brought down to earth by Mote Park, although not disgraced.  The home quartet of Clare Jolley, Sue Wallis, Anne Welch and Brenda Bennett kept their noses in front throughout just clinching a close win 15-13.    However, this was not sufficient as Margaret Elsdon’s away foursome went down by 8 shots, leaving Mote Park with a 6 shots overall victory.

WHITE OAK. YETTON PLATE 2nd ROUND. 22nd November

The two away rinks skipped by Margaret Elsdon and Anne Welch put up a good show despite going down 16-24 and 18-24 respectively.  The two home teams skipped by Brenda Bennett and Eve Strudwick disappointed, failing to take advantage of the Sevenoaks venue.   The opposition were considerably superior on the day, but we kept smiling!

ANGEL IBC. Kent League. Sunday 1st December

Oh dear, so near yet so far, still looking for our first points.
John Biles team were going so well, so far in front, then the last few ends Angel came back with two good ends and John lost by 5 shots
Mick Adnett didn’t have a good start trailing by quite a few shots but they stuck at it, Only losing by 3 shots.
The captain’s rink should have won, would be holding shot or more than 1 some ends, Only for the Angel skip to come in and take the shot, they lost by 6 shots.
The other two teams lost by quite a few. The final score Sevenoaks 60 Angel 139.
It was still a good game but having said that we only took 4 rinks, if only more players would sign up for the league we could take 5 rinks, instead of starting off -10 shots before a bowl has been played!

SUMMER COMPETITIONS

EIBA have just introduced their National Summer Competitions
– Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Open Pairs and Open Triples.  Please see the Poster on the Notice Board beside the door to the Locker Room.
The Closing date for all National Summer Competitions is 31st January 2020.  But please don’t wait till the last minute to enter
We as a Club will be entering the Fantastic 5’s and all entries have to be submitted together.
All entries must be submitted through our Club Secretary, Rosemary Tuck. 
Please speak to her about an application form.

The Angels. Ladies Kent League. Saturday 30th November.

Sevenoaks Ladies 7 – The Angel 3
106 shots to 105.
Three winning rinks skipped by Marian Greenouff, Sally Burton and Brenda Bennett.   Captain of the day, Avril Moss, only went down 16-17.
 
Those are the facts, but Sevenoaks almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.   The overall scores were neck and neck throughout the match (how did we manage before an electronic scoreboard) until Sevenoaks edged ahead by ten shots at best with the game almost over.    
 
Somehow two of the home rinks then managed to drop ten shots between them over the last two ends to give Angel a 104-105 lead with Sally Burton’s rink one shot down and only the skips to bowl in the last game to finish.  Truly nail-biting stuff.    
 
The Angel skip’s first bowl was wide, Sally produced a wonder bowl to draw the shot:  
105-105 .  The Angel skip’s second bowl was wide.  EVERYONE was watching Sally’s final bowl and, would you believe, she drew another perfect bowl for victory followed by a wild burst of cheering from home supporters.  How did she manage that, wonderful, what a match!

MENS v KCIBA Wednesday 27th November

Sevenoaks men endured a torrid afternoon against Kent County IBA losing by 71 to 160, although the match was played in a very good spirit. Thanks to a stirling effort by Peter Moore, Dave Pearce, George Thompson and Andrew Medhurst we did manage to draw one rink 18 shots each.

Saturday and Sunday Opening in December

Please note that the club WILL NOT BE OPEN this coming Saturday morning 30th November but will BE OPEN  on Saturdays 7th and 14th December from 9.30 to 12.30.

The club will also be open on Sunday mornings from 9.30 to 12.30 on 1st, 8th and 15th December.

Greenwich. Mixed Friendly. 24 November 2019

Again the atmosphere was good but the Greenwich team struggled, Sevenoaks went on to win on all 7 triples with a score at the end of 171-56.

I have to say thank you to all the players who participated given that these two matches were back to back and in spite of three players dropping out quite late we played only one short on the Greenwich .game.