SBC Short Mat Champion Decided
On the evening of Friday 9 February our ladies indoor champion Lizanne, and gentlemen's winner Graham, played against each other to determine the overall SBC indoor champion for the 2023/24 season.
Lizanne took an early 6-0 lead after just two ends, meaning that Graham was always on the back foot. However, he managed to score 2 shots in the final scheduled end, thereby levelling the score. An additional, deciding end was required to decide the match, with Graham taking the victory by a single shot.
Congratulations to both players on a fine match. Well done Graham - our indoor short mat champion.
2023/24 Indoor Club Champion - Graham
Ladies Short Mat Championship
Many congratulation to new Club member Lizanne, who on the morning of Saturday 3 February, became our 2023/24 ladies short mat champ.
Lizanne and Joy finished the competition equal on points based on matches won, but a count back of shots for and against made Lizanne the winner.
2023/24 Ladies Short Mat Champ. - Lizanne.
Short Mat Triples Competition
We were delighted to have attracted interest from 18 Club members for our 2023/24 Triples Competition which was held on Saturday 13 January. Thanks to everyone who arrived on time for the 09:00 start.
Teams were selected by a random draw with the team of Ron, Rosemary and Graham proving too strong for the opposition in winning all of their five round robin matches. Many congratulations to them.
The winners of our short mat triples competition.
L-R. Ron, Rosemary, Graham.
Indoor Short Mat Competitions
We have made an encouraging start to our winter series of indoor matches against local Northamptonshire teams. Hopefully our good form will continue through the rest of our games.
Additionally, the first two of our internal Club competitions have been completed. In the Fours Competition played on the morning of Saturday 28 October, The team of Ted, Rosemary, Ron and Garry were victorious against stiff opposition. Congratulations to them.
Our men's singles competition took place on Saturday 18 November. The competition took the form of a round robin with each of the competitors playing a 6 end, 4 wood match against everyone else. Well done Graham M who won all but one of his matches and therefore receives the club trophy. Congratulations are also due to Steve who finished in second place. Steve has only been a member of the club for a year and is already showing more experienced players how it should be done. The pictures below show winner Graham and second placed Steve. Many congratulations to them both.
SBC Retain Concrete Lady Trophy
The annual four match series played between SBC and Islip BC was concluded on 24 August 2023.
Playing for the coveted Concrete Lady trophy, Islip were narrow victors on the day by 67 - 61, however the final, total scores over all four games was
288 - 239 in Stanwick's favour.
Having enjoyed the trip to Islip, the picture below shows the Concrete Lady eagerly anticipating her journey back to Stanwick
SBC Drawn Pairs Winners 2023
In a close match which went to an extra, deciding end, Graham M and Neil were beaten by Dennis and Cliff in the final of our drawn pairs competition held on Friday 4 August. Very well done Dennis and Cliff!
SBC Wetenhall Cup Competition 2023
The 2023 men's championship final was contested between Graham M and Neil on 31 July 2023.
Graham took an early lead in the match but Neil slowly fought back to take the match with the final score 11-9.
SBC Ladies Championship 2023
Pictured below are the competitors in this year's round-robin Ladies Championship Competition.
Pauline triumphed in both of her matches against Joy and Helena and consequently retains her title.
2023 Ladies Champ - Pauline
Partrick Cup Handicap Competition
Our annual handicap competition - the Partrick Cup - was concluded on the afternoon of Wednesday 26 July 2023.
Alan and Neil had made it through to the final, with Alan, playing in his first full outdoor season and finishing on top on conclusion of the match.
Well done Alan.
Aussie Pairs Competition 2023
Aussie Pairs is a format of lawn bowls new to most SBC members, and we were delighted to introduce a new club competition in our centenary year.
Playing pairings were determined on the basis of a random draw.
On 19 July our Aussie Pairs final was played between
Pauline and Joy vs Neil and Dennis.
Pictured below are the 2023 Aussie Pairs winners - Neil and Dennis.
Vets. Pairs Competition 2023
In conditions which veered between bright sunshine, near gale force winds and torrential rain, the first of our club’s 2023 outdoor competitions was decided on the afternoon of Saturday 15 July.
In the vets. pairs final, Kevin and Neil took an early lead but Graham and Helena fought back strongly, meaning that the match could have gone either way with the final end to play. Kevin and Neil were able to retain their slender lead to clinch the victory. Many congratulations to them.