Honiton Bowls Club all set for Open Day


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Open Day at Honiton Bowling Club could be just the day for you to find out if bowling is your sport, hobby or pastime, writes Julie Grant.

It all takes place on Monday, May 25, with an 11am start. It’s a chance to find the bowling green off Streamers Meadow and see if the noble sport of bowls it is for you?

Bowling can be enjoyed at a variety of levels, but most of all it is a friendly gathering of like minded people of all ages.

If you want to play in a mixed team, friendly matches take place regularly like the one against a touring side from West Sussex last week which Honiton lost!

The top rink, winning 21-12, comprised of Eileen Dommett, David Lindley, Gerry Stafrace and Mike Smith.

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If you’d like competitive bowling then the men and ladies play in leagues and county competitions.

The men’s Over 60s teams played recently, the A team winning away at Cullompton and the B team playing at Chardstock won on one rink with a 20-16 success for Mike Saunders, Tony Tooley and Trevor Pipe. So there you have it, play bowls and see Devon!

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Bowlers also enter national competitions and Honiton ladies have started the season well with a Top Club win over Sidmouth by four disciplines to nil.

The ladies also play in a local triples league, so you don’t always have to travel. They beat St Thomas at home on both rinks with the top rink being the one of Jean Mitchell, Julie Grant and Carol Smith (18-9).

The ladies have played friendly matches winning at home against Madeira, 55-28, top rink Di Hawkins, Carol Smith and Ann Hillyear (21-7), but losing away to Madeira 38-57 with one winning rink of Di Hawkins, Carole Pidgeon, and Maureen Parson (16-15).

So, if you’d like to try the game, all equipment provided, the club will be open all day from 11am on Bank Holiday Monday and you’ll be made very welcome.

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