PRESS REPORT w/e 17 March

In Division 1 of the County Indoor League the men had a tough time against Yeovil, losing 52-99 overall and on all four rinks.  At home, Colin Moss’ men started slowly but pushed on and took the lead on end eight.  The lead changed hands a couple of times but at end 17 things were looking promising with a lead of four shots but this was overturned by Yeovil scoring five.  On the last end Wedmore trailed by five, put in a good shift but unfortunately lost by one.  Ron Barron’s side started well but lost the lead on end four and never saw it again, finding it hard to cut inroads in a Yeovil team into their stride.  Away skippers Thurkettle and Payne had similar problems as the opposition ran up big scores.
Scores: J Runciman, J Harris, J Runciman, C Moss, 22-23;  D Collins, D Stansfield, K Pettit, R Barron, 11-25; C Panchaud, D Brown, J Fear, E Payne, 9-27; J White, B Back, K Phillimore, R Thurkettle, 10-24; overall 52-99.
In a late season fling the Mixed Friendly squad won five of six matches.  Against Long Ashton, Wedmore won on both rinks, overall score 47 shots to 20. Richard McHale’s team had a good time winning 27-6 by dint of restricting the other side to to three shots on the last eight ends,whilst Bryan Aston’s group did a similar thing by going from nine shot all at end ten to win all the remaining ends bar one to win 20-14.  Against Woodspring it was 2-0 on rinks, 41-22 overall when skippers McHale and Aston again did the business.
Wells were defeated on both rinks and 38-29 overall with Joan Hunt’s crew putting in a good performance and despite fading at the end still won 19-13, whilst Richard McHale lead all the way and, despite losing a five score, won 19-16.  Avon and Somerset Police brought a strong squad as usual and rinks were split but Wedmore prevailed overall 40-32 thanks to Brian Tagg’s outfit playing steadily for 27-10 and sparing Tony Shepherd’s blushes for the 13-22 loss.  In a very tight match at home to Bridgwater, rinks were even but Wedmore sneaked the overall win 33-30, Alan Birch’s three shot loss being compensated by Trish Newell’s team winning 18-12 after some hard pounding in the earlier part of the game.  On the return fixture, rinks were again even but Bridgwater won 24-52 overall with Brian Aston’s side having a good win but Richard McHale was lost at sea.
The men lost a friendly with North Petherton winning both rinks and overall by 29-44 shots.  Roy Thurkettle’s crew were level at end 13 but couldn’t hang on whilst Dennis Stansfield’s boys had a similar tale – within two at end 16 but being outpaced to the finish.

Indoor Competition Finals (16th & 17th March)

For all Isle of Wedmore Bowls Club Members…

We hold our indoor competition finals next weekend, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March , with matches between 9.0am and 6.0pm.

We would be pleased if you could come along and support the competitors and the event at some time during the weekend.I believe our ladies will be baking cakes……  so tea & cake will be worth the visit aloneJoin the swelling crowdKeith

Note to indoor members regarding season 2019/20

Thank you all for your support for our indoor programme as another season draws to a close.

The programme for 2019/20season is already being planned and we look forward to your support once again when the season starts next September.

Indoor membership renewals will be due on 1stSeptember and as usual we will be holding an Indoor Social evening on Friday 30thAugustwhen annual subscriptions and competition fees can be paid.  

The application lists for next seasons Indoor Club Leagues and Invitation Leagues are already posted on the notice board outside the bar.Individual applications and team applications are required by mid July to enable all teams and leagues to be identified enabling the Fixture Booklet to be designed and printed by the end of August.

Therefore would you please……. 

–  team Captains confirm all Invitation Leagueentries, and any new Invitation League entries please add to the appropriate list and advise me please.

–  add your name to as many Club Leaguesas you wish, 

team squads will be selected, trying our best to give balanced squads of equal strength and taking into account any travel sharing requests.   

A reminder that all Club Leagues and most Invitation League teams have squads, so that as a member of 1 team you would probably play alternate weeks or 2 weeks in 3. Therefore if you wish to play regularly say twice a week, I would suggest you are a member of 4 teams. 

One final request ………would you please sign up now– before the end of this season – it will help our planning immensely and save a few telephone calls in July.  

Finally, for those wishing to continue playing indoor this Summer, the usual 

Tuesday 2pm to 4pm and Thursday 11am to 1.0pm Drives will continue …..just turn up and play. 

Many thanks again for your support…….and enjoy your summer

Keith Pettit


There will be a special meeting for all members of the club on Saturday 16th February 2019 at 1pm

The meeting will follow the Ladies Outdoor Section AGM which starts at 12 noon.

The Special General Meeting has been called by the Club Management Committee to discuss a proposal to install Solar PV panels on the Clubhouse roof. All members are urged to attend.

Men’s Outdoor Section AGM

The Anual General Meeting (AGM) of the Men’s Outdoor Section will be held at the Club House on Monday 4th February 2019 at 7:30pm.

All members of the section are encouraged to attend and elect a new Captain and section committee etc for the 2019 season.

New members are especially invited to attend and hear news and discuss topis of interest.

Please ensure that any friends who do not play indoors are made aware of the meeting.

Dave Nicholls (Section Secretary)



And that was before the Prosecco…………..

As the song goes “Girls just want to have fun” and that was true today for this group from the club having a Coffee at Saunders Garden Centre.  Led by Ladies Captain Trish Newell a fun morning to banish the winter blues – hence the snow storm!!!!

Wedmore is more that just a Bowls Club – pass it on.