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We regret that due to increasing no's of Covid Infections the Mulled Wine and Mince Pie morning on Dec 18th was cancelled. The committee also decided to cancell the Jan 2022 Coffee morning.

The Christmas draw has been done, the winning numbers are shown on the list on the members only page.

If the ticket holders name was on winning tickets then they are on the list.

Thanks to your contributions, the draw has made a profit of £140 for the club.

Members can watch the draw and see results on Facebook Members page or on the Members only section of this website.

If prizes are not claimed, Members who do not use web/social media will be contacted by other means. More details of events are on the Events Page.

The President's Coffee Morning on Saturday Nov 13th (10:30am) was a success with a good turnout of members suporting the event. This was followed by a Fish and Chip Night on 26th November, and the Christmas Dinner & Dance at the Paignton Club.

Marldon Bowls Club AGM

The AGM was held on Saturday October 9th 2021, in the upstairs room at Marldon Village Hall where there was plenty of space to allow for social distancing.

Colin is presented with Presidential chain of office from outgoing Presidents John and June.

New President poses in chain of office, with outgoing Presidents

Sad loss of two members.

We were extremely saddened to hear that two of our members, Alan Parker and his wife Pauline, both passed away recently.

Alan passed away on Thursday October 7th in Torquay Hospital where he was being treated in the Covid 19 Ward.
Alan's wife Pauline who was being treated in the same ward passed away on Monday 11th October.

There was a joint funeral for Alan and Pauline at Torquay Crematorium on Tuesday 26th October at 11:15am.

Our sincere condolences go to Alan & Pauline's families.

Club and Green Maintenance

The Club Car Park is closed for 2 weeks from Monday January 10th 2022 for drainage work around the top gate. Please do not drive over the concrete as it will still be hardening Until Monday 24th Jan.

The maintenance sessions continue on Tuesday mornings. Paul and Allan have issued a desperate appeal for more volunteers to attend to lighten the workload of the current attendees. So please go down and see what you can do to help. Allan and Paul would be very grateful!

Volunteers continue to sweep the green daily as this should be done every morning, if weather permits, throughout the year. More volunteers are always welcome, Contact Paul to Volunteer.

2022 Tour

We have now arranged a tour to Gloucestershire for May 2022, 36 people have agreed to go and a deposit (£50 per person) is now required from all attendees to secure their place. Payment by BACS to club account or to Pat Edwards please.

Christmas Dinner

Saturday December 4th 2021 - The Christmas Dinner at the Paignton Club went well, most people were pleased with the food and the room layout this year, which was an improvement on our last visit two years ago. The Disco managed to get quite a few members up and dancing for most of the evening.

Presidents' Charities

John and June thank everyone for their generosity for the 2020-2021 Presidents' Charity. (Ricky Grant Unit, Torbay Hospital). £119 was raised from the 2020 Bring and Buy, £90 has been received in Donations, £106 at the Presidents' coffee morning on Jan 18th 2020 and £200 on Valentines evening (2020). In 2021 we have sold a set of bowls for £40 and collected another £96 from a raffle at the Apple Pie Fair, increasing the total raised to £651. A really good Presidents Day 2021 and Tickle Trophy day raised the final total to £1622.62. A cheque for £1625 was to be sent to the Ricky Grant Unit, Torbay Hospital but at the AGM a member generously agreed to add another £375 to make a grand total of £2000 to be sent to the Hospital.

Terry Grant accepts the cheque on behalf of the Ricky Grant Unit from Outgoing Presidents, John and June Gibbons

Charity Cheque being presented by Presidents

The incoming President, Colin Cradock, announced that his Charity for 2021-22 will be the National Coastwatch Institution.. His first coffee morning in November raised £100.

2021 Club Sponsors

We received sponsorship from Marldon Service Station (Cox's garage), Chris Allen Electrical, Lee Hodges, Building Contractor and Paignton Flat roofing and we hope they will continue to sponsor us next season. We would be pleased to hear from any other companies that may want to sponsor us for 2022 season. Further details on the Sponsorship page.

Short Mat Bowls 2021-22

We restarted the Shortmat Bowls Sessions in the Village hall starting on Wednesday October 6th from 2pm to 4 pm, and this continued weekly until Wednesday December 15th when there was a Christmas break. The sessions will re-start on Wednesday January 5th 2022. The sessions will stop on March 30th 2022. (The Village Hall Committee will review the decision to open in Jan 2022 at Xmas 2021, depending on the Covid situation at that time.) Further details from Pam Neale. We have also entered a team in the shortmat league using the mat in our clubhouse, and some of our members have entered teams in the TLH winter shortmat and indoor bowls leagues at the Derwent Hotel, Torquay.

Tickle Trophy

The Tickle Trophy was contested on Sunday 3rd October, and was won by Ray O'Brien, Colin Whiley, Mike Thomas and Ed Sosnowski. After the completion of the Tickle Trophy, the presentation of trophies to the winners of this year's Club Competitions was done, and a good turn-out meant that we managed to present almost all of the trophies to the Winners. We also had a nice ploughmans lunch after the game.

Tickle Trophy Winners:

4 bowlers with a trophy


Club Competitions 2021

All our club competitions have now been played and the results are on the Competitions Page. The trophies are now engraved and have been presented to the winners. The players were unable to arrange date for Men's Pairs Final so Ray and Terry had to forfeit the game.

Bowls For Sale/Wanted

Shaun O'Leary has a set of Drakes Pride Professional Woods Size 1 Heavy) in good condition (2018 Stamp) for sale. (£70 or best offer) Contact Shaun if you are interested.

Pat Denbow would like to buy a reasonably priced set of Size 00 woods, if anyone knows of any please contact Pat.

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Page updated 18th January 2022.