All members are reminded that there will be the club AGM on the 18th October at 7pm at the club house, please be prompt in arrival and if you have anything that you would like to be raised at the meeting please advise Peter Madgewick.
The TDBA presentation will be held at the Tilbury Community Centre on the 3rd of November and Peter once again will be ordering tickets for those that wish to attend.
Also don't forget that the club is still opening on a Friday evening from 7pm if you want to come down and have a drink with everyone.
Well done to the Drums bowlers who once again had a good showing this year in both the ladies and mens district competitions. Winning in the following competitions
Fred Bromley (Michelle Squires/Mitchell Young/Paul Wingham (sub)) 2nd Year Running
TALBA 2 Wood Singles (Michelle Squires)
Mens 4 Wood Singles (Paul Wingham)
Mixed Fours (Kevin Wainford, Pauline Maxwell, Andy O'Neill, June O'Neill, David Patterson (sub) and Caroline Muir (sub))
and runners up in
TALBA Secretaries/Treasurers Singles (Michelle Squires)
Fred Bromley (Stacey Fryer and Adam Bailey)
Mens 2 Wood Singles (David Patterson)
Mens 4 Wood Singles (Adam Bailey)
Mens 4 Wood Pairs (Stuart Muir and Chris Muir)
Mixed Fours (Serena Madgewick, Michelle Squires, Peter Madgewick and Dave Pegler)
Well done once again to everyone involved this season.
Congratulations to the Drums bowlers this weekend, with the Group Nine and also TALBA finals taking place over the weekend we saw some good success again. The Drums rink of D Pegler, K Waistcoat, A O'Neill and P 'Magic' Madgewick managed to win the fours final, in what seemed to be a foregone conclusion they were slowly pegged back until Pete bowled an inspired bowl to draw shot on the 19th end, which clearly gave the team confidence to go on and win as they grabbed a 7 on the following end to win the game comfortably. Dave Pegler also managed to win the Unbadged Singles against Charlie Wheeler from Springhouse after being game down he played the jack in to the ditch to claim a four and the game.
Elsewhere at Springhouse Bowls Club we saw Michelle Squires winning the two wood singles against Sue Clark from Springhouse on the Saturday morning, but unfortunatley losing to Pauline Lowe of Springhouse in the Treasurers/Secretaries singles.
Well done everyone for a successful weekend and here's looking to this coming weekend with the Mens Thurrock finals on Sunday.
The following matches for TALBA have been confirmed. Good luck to Michelle Squires who appears in two so far with the Fred Bromley final against Stacey Fryer and Adam Bailey to still to have the date be decided.
After a months wait, we finally managed to complete our home fixture against Chadwell St Mary, with all rinks restarting in the lead it was made better with one gaining 11 shots in the opening 2 ends. With Drums requiring a 7-0 result to claim the title with a game in hand, it looked complete on the 18th end when the closest match took 9 shots over the following 2 ends. Wrapping up a total 99-28 shot win over the three rinks putting us 1 point ahead of our closest rivals Grays Town who have no more games in the league to play.
Well done to all the players who this year have had to play with a small squad and constant changes in rinks. With another game to go, lets see if we can make it through the whole season unbeaten.
Club finals will be held this coming Saturday 26/08/17 and the order of play is noted below
Paul Wingham & Dave Wakefield
Stacey Fryer & Pauline Maxwell
Alex Browning & Paul Wingham
Adam Bailey & Stuart Muir
Well done and good luck to all involved.
Once again it's been a good showing for both men and women of Drums Bowls club in the local District competitions. With places already booked in the finals of the Mixed Fours, Mens Pairs, Ladies Secretaries and also the Ladies 2 Wood Singles it should be a good couple of finals days. The Mixed Fours sees a guaranteed win for Drums as we have managed to get two teams to the final. Also still going in other competitions we have two entries making it through to the semi finals of the Fred Bromley and also the Mens 2 Wood Singles in both cases they are in opposite halves with another chance for an all Drums final.
With just two games to go Drums are left requiring 7 points to claim the title. In what's going to end up being probably the longest season so far the final match comes against Springhouse on the 30th August and with any luck we can have the league sewn up before then with our rearranged match against Chadwell St Mary next week. With the three matches to resume from where they left off we were up on all three and holding on for the wins will see the trophy coming to Drums.
Due to poor weather and double booking of matches we've ended the season with 3 games still to play. These have been arranged as the following :
09/08/17 - Springhouse (Home)
16/08/17 - Thurrock (Away)
23/08/17 - Chadwell St Mary (Home)
Please could you check your diaries and let Peter Madgewick know your availability if not already done so. Dates are in the Drums calendar if you have this added to your phone or can be found in the Matches & Events tab of the webpage.