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The Club Finals 2023

 A thrilling weekend of Club Bowls Finals. The green was excellently prepared by the green team. The Saturday weather was warm and sunny. The food was brilliant and of course the bar was fully open for two days. A big well done to all who contributed and we had wonderful spectators who knew about bowls and not to move when a player was on the mat ready to bowl. The weather on Sunday was dull and overcast but still reasonably warm. By mid afternoon however, the rain came so our championship finalists played in the rain. As bowlers do, we played on! The quality of the games and the bowling remained very high.

Photo’s follow

Janet O’Hagan and Sue Steer Finalists in the Debut Cup; won by Sue

The Hayward Finalists; Steven Jewell, David Astley, Colin Malone and Paul Stevens; David and Colin Won

David Sparrow and Warwick Bell Finalist in the Hicks Cup; David Sparrow won.

The Finalists in The Hodgkinson Cup; Pam Rodgers, Jean Scott, Penney Billington and Sue Cross; Jean and Penney won.

Jean and Penney Accepting the Hodgkinson Cup from 2023 President Barry Bowman

Jackie Nicholls winner of The Wagtail Cup

Pam Rodgers and Jean Scott Finalists in the Jubilee Trophy; Pam Won.

Colin Malone, Brian Vince, Barry Woodman and David Sparrow Finalists in The Lewin Shield (a pairs competition). Barry and David won.

Tal Sidi (Tuggy) and Colin Malone, Finalists in The Medlock Cup. Colin Won.

Tal Sidi (Tuggy) and David Sparrow Finalists in The Partridge Cup; Tuggy Won.

Peter Openshaw receiving the Sawyer Cup from the President, Barry Bowman. Peter won against Steven Jewell.

Tuggy and Diane Jewell Finalists in The St Albans Salver (known as The Fixed Jack Competition). Diane won.

The Wagtail Cup Finalists; Sharon Astley and Jackie Nicholls with Jackie receiving the cup from President Barry Bowman.

Winners of The Collins Competition Ron McCaig and Steven Jewell

Jean Scott and Diane Jewell Finalists in The Barker Cup (The Ladies Championship). Diane Won

Diane receiving the Barker Cup from President Barry Bowman

The Finalists in the Men’s Championship; Richard Pearce and Colin Malone. Colin Won.

Colin Malone receiving the Men’s Championship Cup from President Barry Bowman

Gillian (Gill) Marshall receiving the Theobalds Cup from President Barry Bowman. Gill and Jean Scott were the finalists. Gill won.

Older News and Archive

Other Older News – Starting with The Yardley Cup 

On a rainy Monday afternoon 14 August, instead of the normal MALC, the ladies played in the Yardley Cup.  There were 4 rinks  with the overall winners being Jackie Nicholls, Pam Barker and Barbara Edlin.  Despite the weather, we all had a smile on our faces and were glad to have a welcome cup of tea at the end.

On Saturday 26th August the Men won in the Jarvis Cup and the Potters Bar Ladies won in the Harvey Cup. The Men won with 8 points – Northaw and Cuffley and North Mymms each won only 2 points. The Ladies game was closer – Potters Bar won with 6 points and North Mymms had 5 points. Northaw and Cuffley had one point. 

It is worth noting that one of our fours teams (Chris Budden, Barry Woodman, Richard Pearce and David Salmon) has reached the District Finals. We have a chance of having representation in the Men’s District Pairs, Triples and Fours finals.   

The 2023 Tansey Final was played on 8th September between Gill & Barry Davidson and Kevin Patrick & Terry Harrison.  Final score was 15-12 to Kevin and Terry.
Gill and Barry lost on the last end needing 2 shots (score after 14 ends was 14-12). 

Terry Harrison and Kevin Patrick 

Terry Harrison, Kevin Patrick with Gill & Barry Davidson

Older News (And Archive)

The last Bank Holiday spoon drive of the season on Monday 28th August saw 50 bowlers enjoy a sunny afternoon of bowling.
Well done to the winning rink of Martin Cross, Bernice Benson, Bill Burrows and Alan Oldham.
After the game bowlers and spectators enjoyed a cream tea.

The Potters Bar men won the Jarvis Cup in great style by winning every game. This is an annual three way competition between Potters Bar, Northaw and Cuffley and North Mymms Bowls Club. Following two trial ends we played games of 18 ends. Each club supplies four full rinks (teams) of players – so all six rinks at Northaw and Cuffley (hosts for the day) were in use. A group photo was taken after the game and hopefully you can pick out every player. 

In the semi finals of the County Club Team Championship competition, on Sunday 6th August at Garston BC, we lost in the Semi Final against Garston BC. The final (on Sunday afternoon 6th August) was between Garston and Buntingford and Garston won. The Potters Bar men can be fairly proud of their performance in this competition. It is worth noting that Garston BC have now won the competition three years in a row (2021,2022 and 2023). 

Lucy Thurlow recently raised £1250 towards the President’s Charity (CRY). Overall Barry has raised about £3000 for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). A photo of Lucy follows. 

The Dearman Cup (played in the early part of the season)

The Match was played on Monday 8th May 2023

Mike Brennan won the Dearman Cup, Marion Hummel came second and Ann Harrison came
third. The match was followed by an enjoyable barbecue.

Mick Brennan the Winner of The Dearman Cup

Richard Pearce presenting the Dearman Cup to the Winner – Mick Brennan

BBQ Staff

Ann Harrison

Marion Hummel

An aerial view of the green taken by Mike Archers drone.

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