The December social event in the club was Italian Night on Friday December 20th with Italian food available and a quiz. There was a good turnout and everyone enjoyed the evening.
The Christmas meal on Dec 7th at the Paignton Club appears to have been successful, everyone arrived on time and the meals were good. More people than usual stayed afterwards for a dance on the disco floor, but for those who didn't dance there was room to sit and chat. The round tables were a little small for 8 people but I'm sure that will be addressed if we go there again. Don't forget that Fran would like to retire from organising this event in future, so if we have any willing volunteers to take over, please let the committee know.
Trophy Presentation Night took place in the Clubhouse on Friday November 1st 2019 with 2019 President Lynda Taylor presenting the trophies. RNLI representative Lynn Spillett also came along and found us to be a "welcoming, friendly club!". The RNLI was the chosen charity of 2019 President Lynda Taylor, who handed over a cheque for £720.50 plus £29.72 from the collection box.......total £750.22.
The TLH Indoor leagues were almost at the end of the season when it was curtailed due to the 'Lockdown'. The Maple Leafs completed their fixtures and the Buzzards only had one game left, on 31st March. You will find the latest league tables on our results page. Sarah says she will try to finish league later this year, before starting a new season if conditions permit it.
The Winter Short Mat Bowls sessions in the village hall have now finished. The last two sessions in March were cancelled. We hope a new season will start in October 2020, when anyone will be welcome to come along and join in.
The MDL Cup finals were held at Paignton on Saturday 14th September 2019.
In the fours final, supported by a number of Spectators from Marldon, Marldon's team, consisting of John Gibbons, Ed Sosnowski, Tony Mason and Doug Potter took on a team from Bovey Tracey. In a close fought game Marldon were successful, forcing their opponents to concede at 20 ends. The winning rink posed for a photo with the cup after the game.
Click on the Gallery link above to see a few pictures from Captains' day 2019.
The Over 55 league Finals were held on Marldon's green on Wednesday 11th September 2019.
In the Semi-Finals, Brixham St Mary BC took on Brixham BC and were winners, whilst in the other Semi Final Teignmouth Den BC faced Bitton Park with Bitton Park BC being the winners.
In the Final, Brixham St Mary won a close game against Bitton Park, while Brixham took third place by beating Teignmouth Den in the third place playoff game.
Winning team from Brixham St Mary
Runners up from Bitton Park
Third - Brixham B.C.
Fourth - Teignmouth Den B.C.
Also this month Marldon provided a rink for Section 6 of the Minor Men's Coronation Cup 2019, played as a four rink game by all 10 sections of Bowls Devon. The teams representing Section 6 were Brixham St Mary's, Paignton, Paignton Torbay & our very own Marldon and Section 6 won the Coronation Cup @ Bideford Strand on Sunday 18th August.
Players for Marldon were:- Alan Routledge, Doug Potter, Andy Pearson & Barry Hodges.
From 8-30 this morning team's started arriving for this year's open four's competition. All told 24 teams competed for the trophy. At the end of the afternoon the three teams finishing in the prize money were...
3rd place Tug Wilson
First place & the Trophy going to Pam Grant,
2nd place Arthur Conway
On behalf of all teams & members of MBC a big vote of thanks to Carole Page and all who helped with the catering, John Morgan on car park duty, Gordon Page & Barry Hodges for looking after the bar. Paul Stretton for his hard work on the green. The three Colin's Whiley & Colin Cradock for scoring, Colin Mills our umpire. Lastly to the main lady Fran Vallis for her sterling organisation.
Members who deserve a mention. ( I apologise now if I miss any one out ) In no order. Patsy Edwards, Valerie Howe, Theresa Cornelius, Christine Read, Sue Muller, Jane Lake, Maureen Stanley, Dave Alcorn, Ricky Knapp, John Gibbons & June Gibbons, John & Christine Gilbert. Not forgetting Roger from Torquay...
Report from Colin Whiley.