What a Wonderful Day at Wimbledon Park
This afternoon Wimbledon Park was the place to be for celebrations. First at 1pm we welcomed County Men’s President, John Tucker, to the green as he presented the club with their Bowls England award for being Regional Winners and 3rd place in England in the 2014 ‘Club of the Year’ Competition. This is a tremendous achievement for Wimbledon Park as they became the frst club in Surrey to achieve this award.
At 3pm, the club welcomed the Surrey Ladies’ President, Zoe Hollins, and her presidential team, who honoured Dilys Rogers for her commitment to bowls in Surrey with the Surrey Ladies Bowls Association’s ‘Loyal Service Award’. Dilys, who has been a loyal member of Wimbledon Park for the past 34 years also had her 90th birthday celebrated by club members. (Photos are displayed in the 2015 Gallery, Award Winners Section).
Out on the green club members played the early rounds of the Handicap Pairs Competition. At the end of the Round-Robin format Anne and Neil topped the table with 15 points, closely followed by Gay and Ralph on 13 points (shot difference -5), Cherry and Barry on 13 points (shot difference +8) and Helen and Luke on 13 points (shot difference +8). With two teams sharing second place a one-end, one-bowl shoot out took place with Helen/Luke edging out Cherry/Barry to book their place in the final.
In the evening Neil played Wandilea in the Wimbledon and District Mixed Singles, booking his place in the quarter-finals with a 21 – 8 win.
A tremendous day for the club – thank you to everyone for their continued support.