Pairs Day 2017

BRENDA & HAROLD M.B.E YATES PAIRS DAY 2017

(Sponsored by Steve & Theresa Yates)

As the years roll on the club has many newer members who will not remember Brenda and Harold, who for a long time were stalwarts of the club. Brenda had been Ladies President and Harold had been Club Chairman. Illness in later years meant that they ceased active bowling but always supported the club until they passed away some years ago. Brenda and Harold had started their Pairs Day during their active bowling years and always sponsored it very generously. The club will always be grateful to them and are also very grateful to Steve Yates (their nephew) and his wife, Theresa, who for 4 years or so have continued to sponsor the competition. Due to family commitments Steve and Theresa, who live in Oxfordshire, could not attend this year.

The day started with the “Spider” and Alison Rush was a very deserving winner determined to make good use of the bottle of Scotch.

 13 pairs, drawn out of a hat, took part on the day, organised as a drive, and each played 3 x 6-end matches with the winners decided on “shots for”. Peter Hambling and Bill Adcock were the winners, receiving £50 each, and Ann Bayes and Steve Barclay each received £25 as the runners-up.
John Winup, Club President, thanked the Yates family for their sponsorship and all present joined in a round of applause. John thanked Mick Utting for organising with help from our club Secretary Richard for all his work before the event  , Sandra Adcock and Marianne Liles for setting out the teas (cakes etc. provided from the sponsorship), Bob and Elaine Oatway for running the bar and Elaine, with Sandra and Moira Eades, for running the raffle. Presentations were made and photographs taken.

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Pairs Day Winners Peter Hambling (left) Bill Adcock (right) with Club President John Winup

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Pairs Day Runners Up's Steve Barclay (left) Ann Bayes (right) with Club President John Winup