Congratulations to all winners in the 2020/21 Club Championships. Participants contended for honours in triples, pairs or singles with most being open entry, a few being restricted entry and one being handicapped. Well done to our new Club Champion, Rob H, and our five time Ladies’ Champion, Margot. Honours in the Club Pairs went to Sue G and Ross, while the Ladies’ Pairs was won by Margot and Carole (pictured) and the Mixed Pairs by Mark S and Carole. The Club Triples was won by Carole, Lambis and Tim. Graham won the President’s Handicap, Lindsay Ch won both the Ladies’ Proportional and the Club Novice while Rob F won the Club Minor. So you’ll see it’s hats off to Carole who featured in three wins while Rob H, Margot and Lindsay Ch each featured in two. Conversely, well done to those players who actually managed to win without assistance from the winningest four!
With Covid-19 restrictions easing we anticipate being able to kick off this season's Club Championships from Monday November 16. Sign-up sheets and the Conditions of Play have been posted on the noticeboard.
Club Championships are open to Bowls Members and Life Members with additional restrictions for specific championships such as Ladies, Minor and Novice. The entry fee is $5 per player per championship and the closing date for entries is Friday November 13 - barring any further pandemic setbacks.
Most of us are missing our bowling but spare a thought for those whose season highlight is the dramatic presentation of the Most Valuable Player award. Due to the virus lockdown, Presentation Night was not held and there was no nailbiting anticipation as the presenter declared "with just 6 rounds to go the race for most valuable player looked like this ... then came unlucky round 13 and our erstwhile leader was panned by rinkmates and opponents alike ...".
But wait! there's a 2020 Presentation Night Report for all of us to digest in the safety of our own homes. True you'll not be able to relive the tense drama of the contest for most valuable player but there are a couple of player ranking tables based on the match 'exit polls'. Other sections of the report, which are arguably more concrete, sum up both the club's winter and summer pennant performances while the final section contains a roll call of those who have triumphed in this season's Club Championships. Enjoy!