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THE 2017/18 RISBYGATE INDOOR BOWLS SEASON STARTS WEEK COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 11th 2017. (where did the summer go).

FOR THOSE WANTING TO TRY THEIR HAND AT THE SPORT WE HAVE QUALIFIED COACHES AVAILABLE, EITHER ON A ONE TO ONE BASIS OR IN A GROUP, EVEN IF YOU’RE AN ESTABLISHED BOWLER WE HAVE IMPROVER COURSES, ALL ARE WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT THE CLUB ON 01284 755143, AND LEAVE A MESSAGE ANYTIME FOR, MIKE BOWEN.

THE VARIOUS LEAGUES TAKE PLACE ON :-
PUB :- MONDAY AND TUESDAY EVENINGS.
FOOTBALL :- WEDNESDAY EVENINGS.
LADIES FLOWER :- TUESDAY AFTERNOONS.
LADIES BIRD :- THURSDAY AFTERNOONS.
CRICKET :- FRIDAY EVENINGS.
SUNDAY :- EVENINGS.

THESE ARE INTERSPERSED WITH NATIONAL, COUNTY AND CLUB COMPETITIONS, PLUS VARIOUS FRIENDLIES, SOCIAL PLAY AND DRIVES, ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

 

RISBYGATE SPORTS CLUB INDOOR BOWLS SECTION PRESENTATION EVENING

 

The Risbygate Sports Club Indoor Bowls Section presentation evening was held on Sunday 23rd April 2017. The following trophies and awards were presented:

Mixed -Redfern Cup-Winners Essex (C Ruddock, G Caplin & C Moyes). Runners up Hampshire (T Scott, H McNeil & J McNeil). Langridge Shield-Winners Anchor (D Thompson, S Gaught & R Skillings).Runners up New Inn (K Shinn, M Shinn & N Ford). Cricket League Winners Essex, Runners up Yorkshire. Sunday 4s Winners J Blowers, Runners up K. Shinn. Pub League Div 1 Winners Anchor, Runners up Spread Eagle. Pub League Div 2 Winners Glad Abbott, Runners up Cross Keys. Novice Singles Winner M Hillyard, Runner up M Smith.4s Winners G Saunders, J Blowers, A Blowers & G Caplin, Runners up M Haydock, J Haydock, D Southgate & J Hornsby. Pairs Winners S Steed & S Gaught, Runners up O Morton & K Morton. Drawn pairs Winners C Moyes & J Haydock, Runners up M Place & G Caplin. Drawn 2 wood triples Winners D Southgate, M Smith & M Lowe, Runners up G Caplin, W Mcann & C Moyes. Friendship Winner W McCann, Runner up M Pope.

Ladies Flower League-Winners Primroses, Runners up Freesias. Bird League-Winners Skylarks, Runners up Wrens . 2 wood singles-Winner G Saunders, Runner up O Morton. 2 wood triples-Winners A Nicholls, J McNeil & J Williams, Runners up J Blowers, S Steed & M Haydock. 4’s Winners M Haydock, O Morton, J Bunn & A Nicholls, Runners up H Colman, J Eden, J Williams & L Clements. 2 wood pairs Winners J McNeil & A Nicholls, Runners up G Saunders & M Leathers. Singles- Winner A Nicholls, Runner up G Saunders. Drawn Pairs Winners M Haydock & G Saunders, Runners up A Nicholls & O Morton. Drawn Triples Winners A Tinkler, E Hayes & G Saunders, Runners up J Blowers, J McNeil & B Tungate. Barbara Tungate Trophy Winners Freesias, Runners up Forgetmenots.

Men Football League Winners Ipswich, Runners up Liverpool. Singles Winner S Gaught, Runner up D Southgate. 4s Winners M Bowen, W McCann, R Summers & R Thomason, Runners up M Rumball, M Fuller, S Gaught & H Van Holland. Triples Winners K Morton, M Fuller & D Poole, Runners up G Caplin, R Skillings & C Ruddock. Pairs Winners S Gaught & H Van Holland, Runners up D Southgate & R Gove.


 

SUFFOLK COUNTY INDOOR BOWLS FINALS

The Suffolk County Indoor Bowls Men’s & Mixed Finals were held at Ipswich IBC on Sunday 23rd April 2017. Risbygate IBC was well represented and had considerable success in reaching the finals in many of the events. In the Men’s Singles final D Poole (Risbygate) lost to L Rowland (Ipswich). In the Men’s Pairs final M Rumball & D Poole (Risbygate) lost to M Todd & D Todd (Beccles). In the Men’s Triples final D Poole, M Rumball & S Gaught (Risbygate) lost to M Todd, D Todd & D Wood (Beccles). In the Men’s 4s final D Poole, M Rumball, S Gaught & R Gove beat R Adam, M Moore, C Bright & M Euston (Ipswich). In the Under 25 Mixed final R Gove (Risbygate) beat C Coleman (Felixstowe).

 

CONGRATULATIONS

to Risbygate who have won the men’s indoor county men’s fours competition for the first time since 1981.

They did it in style by beating Ipswich at Ipswich which was no mean feat.

The overall score was Risbygate 70, Ipswich 67.

The individual rink scores were:

John Haydock, Roger Skillings, Marcus Fuller and Stuart Gaught won 21-11

Matthew Smith, Robin Thomason, Liam Botten and Martin Rumball lost 11-25

Gerry Caplin, Reg Wallis, Colin Ruddock and Daniel Poole lost 18-19

Mike Bowen, Walter McCann, Terry Harber and David Southgate won 20-12.

The other players who had represented the club in the earlier rounds were:

Bruce Prescott, Alan Griffiths, Bernie Millard, Kelvin Morton, Tony Spurling, David Thompson, Keith Shinn, Mary Royal, Red Mayhew and Alan Blowers.

Captain David Southgate proudly accepted the trophy and ironically he played in the previous win in 1981 as did Reg Wallis.

Following their success the winning team, team members who had played in the earlier stages of the competition and several travelling supporters celebrated the win at Risbygate with refreshments and drinks.

 

Bowls England League

Risbygate A won their Bowls England League by 8 points having lost only one match and drawn another during the season.

They won their quarter-final against Wenhaston and went to the finals day at the Borough of Eye on Sunday 4th September. Unfortunately the team lost to Ipswich Bowls Club in the semi-final who, in turn, lost to another Ipswich club, Norbridge in the final. Norbridge had beaten California in the other semi-final.

Pictured are the players who represented the club in the semi-final left to right:

Colin Ruddock, Malcolm Spear, Terry Harber, Liam Smyth, Mick Lowe, Kelvin Morton, Roger Skillings, Paul Dockerill, John Murrow, Trevor Button, Alan Griffiths (Captain) and Malcolm Bird.

Other players who played for the A team during the season were:

Gerry Caplin, Reg Doggett, John Haydock, Bernie Millard, Robin Thomasson, David Thompson.

 

BOWLS CLUB TROPHY WINNER 2015/2016

Names, from top left:

Jo Hornsby

Olga Morton

Janet Williams- Bea jackman

Jo Hornsby – Gill Saunders

Ann Tinkler – Joan Blowers

Avril Nichols – Olga Morton

Ann Tinkler – Gill Saunders – Cynthia Moyes

Jo Hornsby – june Bunn – Olga Morton

Janet Williams – Barbara Tungate – Ann Tinkler

Wendy Passey – Avril Nicholls – Joan Blowers

Joan Thurlow –Mary Haydock – Olga Morton –Monica Shinn

Avril Nicholls- Jan Wood – Stella Carpenter

Joan Blowers

Mary Haydock

Jean Ayling- Audrey Hodson – Pat Chapman -Avril Nicholls – Janet Williams - Barbara Tungate – Jo Hornsby

Rita Homewood – Sheila Gray - Ann Tinkler – Gill Saunders – Olga Morton –June Bunn

Enid Barratt – Cynthia Moyes – Wendy Passey

Monica Shinn – Joy Burton – Joy Culley – Gill Saunders – Jenny McNeil –Olga Morton

Woodley Jackman

Keith Shinn

Woodley Jackman

Bruce Prescott

Ted Mayhew – Robin Thomason – Mike Bowen – John Brindle – David Southgate – Reg Wallis.

David Thompson – Roger Skillings – Stuart Gaught

Brian Davis – Roy Hayes – David King

Ron Passey – Hector McNeil – Gerry Marwood – Andrew Bryant

Robin Thomason – Gwen McDonald – Roger Skillings – Stella carpenter – Alan Griffiths

Colin Ruddock –Joy Culley – Cynthia Moyes – Gerry Caplin – David Thompson

Ted Mayhew – Robin Thomason – Mike Bowen – David Southgate – Reg Wallis

Bruce Prescott – Alan Griffiths – Walter McCann – Kelvin Morton – Colin Ruddock – David Thompson – Gerry caplin

Gordon Norcott – Monica Shinn – Stella Carpenter – Olga Morton – Rita Homewood – Kelvin Morton

Gerry Marwood – Gill Saunders – Pauline Bird – Joan Blowers – Gerry Caplin – Cynthia Moyes

Reg Doggett

Stuart Gaught – Roger Skillings – David Thompson

Robin Thomason – Gwen McDonald – Roger Skillings – Stella Carpenter – Alan Griffiths

Brian Davis – Jenny McNeil – Roger Bugge – Avril Nicholls – Hector McNeil

John Brindle – Margaret Place – Cynthia Moyes – Roger Skillings

Helen Coleman – Neville Boby – Keith Shinn – Monica Shinn

Robin Thomason – Walter McCann – Mike Bowen

Alan Griffiths – David Southgate – Ted Mayhew – Reg Wallis

Robin Thomason – Ted Mayhew – David Southgate

Stuart Gaught – Hendrick Van Holland - David Thompson

Cynthia Moyes – Gerry Caplin

David Southgate – Joy Culley

Ted Mayhew – Mary Haydock

Walter McCann – Gill Saunders

Hector McNeil – Gerry Marwood

David Southgate – Ted Mayhew

Stuart Gaught – David Thompson

Ladies with trophies Avril Nicholls – Pat Chapman.

David King – Roger Bugge – Roy Hayes – Brian Davis

 

Outdoor bowls section opening day

On Friday 22nd April the Outdoor bowls section held their opening day on a cold, windy afternoon.

The winner of the competition was Alan Thomas and the afternoon finished with a fish and chip supper'.

The 2016 season started with the President, Kelvin Morton and the two Captains. Joy Culley and Peter Sparrow, bowling the first woods of the season.

 

MARK ROYAL joins RISBYGATE

Mark Royal one of the World’s leading indoor bowlers has joined Risbygate Sports Club in Bury St Edmunds after years in Stowmarket.

When asked about the move Mark said "I need to play and practice on a high quality surface with new challenges and Risbygate offers those conditions"

Mick Lowe indoor bowls secretary said "We are delighted Mark chose Risbygate over all others, we do have a superb bowling hall with four rinks with an excellent playing surface. We will certainly do our best to assist Mark in his build up to the World Championship in January"

Risbygate Sports Club have a range of sporting activities including Tennis, Squash, Petanque and both indoor and outdoor bowls which was established in 1912.

 

Christmas Triples competition

On Saturday 12th December the Indoor bowls section held their Annual Christmas Triples competition.

48 bowlers in 16 teams took part, dressed seasonally, and the winning team was Rita Homewood, Gordon Norcott and Monica Shinn.

A light lunch and mince pies with afternoon tea were enjoyed by all. A raffle realised £225 for the local charity, St Johns' Ambulance.


Group 1 competitors


Group 2 competitors


Raffle prizes


Winners - Rita Homewood, Gordon Norcott, Monica Shinn

 

Annual Dinner

On Saturday 21st November, the Indoor Bowls Section held their annual Dinner at the Club. 55 members and their guests enjoyed a three-course dinner,  followed by live entertainment from a local singer, Michelle Cowley.

 

2015 Trophy Winners

 

Finals Report

THE OUTDOOR BOWLS SECTION OF RISBYGATE SPORTS CLUB HELD THEIR PRESENTATION EVENING ON SUNDAY EVENING 30TH AUGUST, 2015 AT 8.00PM. THIS EVENT FOLLOWED A WEEK-END OF KEENLY COMPETETIVE CHAMPIONSHIPS. FORTUNATELY THESE WERE COMPLETED WITH HARDLY ANY INTERRUPTION FROM THE WEATHER.

MENS CHAMPION SINGLES: TERRY HARBER BEAT KELVIN MORTON – 21 SHOTS TO 4 SHOTS

LADIES CHAMPION SINGLES: GILL SAUNDERS BEAT OLGA MORTON - 21 SHOTS TO 17 SHOTS

LADIES CHAMPION 2 WOOD SINGLES: JOY CULLEY BEAT OLGA MORTON – 14 SHOTS TO 13 SHOTS

EVERGREEN SINGLES: TERRY HARBER BEAT KELVIN MORTON – 21 SHOTS TO 10 SHOTS

HANDICAP SINGLES MEN: KELVIN MORTON BEAT BRYAN POTTER - 26 SHOTS TO 13 SHOTS

NOVICE SINGLES MEN – NEVILLE BOBY BEAT MICK LOWE 23 SHOTS TO 10 SHOTS

FEDERATION 2 WOOD PAIRS MEN: KELVIN MORTON/PAUL DOCKERILL BEAT
GEORGE SWINDLES/ARTHUR KEMP 24 SHOTS TO 12 SHOTS

MIXED PAIRS: MARGARET PLACE/ALAN GRIFFITHS BEAT ANN TINKLER/ROY HAYES 21 SHOTS TO
9 SHOTS

LADIES DRAWN PAIRS: ANN TINKLER/GILL SAUNDERS BEAT JOY CULLEY/EDITH HAYES 24 SHOTS TO 13 SHOTS

VETERAN PAIRS MEN: NEVILLE BOBY/ALAN THOMAS BEAT REG HALE/MICHAEL HARRISON
24 SHOTS TO 14 SHOTS

DRAWN PAIRS MEN: TERRY HARBER/GORDON NORCOTT BEAT REG HALE/JOHN GILL 24 SHOTS TO
20 SHOTS

FEDERATION 2 WOOD TRIPLES: JOHN BRINDLE/MIKE BULL/COLIN RUDDOCK BEAT ROSEMARY HARRISON/MICHAEL HARRISON/DEREK MOODY 30 SHOTS TO 7 SHOTS

MIXED TRIPLES: JOY CULLEY/MIKE BULL/COLIN RUDDOCK BEAT
OLGA MORTON/KELVIN MORTON/TERRY HARBER 17 SHOTS TO 12

LADIES DRAWN TRIPLES: JUNE BUNN/EDITH HAYES/MARGARET PLACE BEAT
SYLVIA ADAMS/ANN TINKLER/EPSIE IRWIN 31 SHOTS TO 14 SHOTS

LADIES WOODLAND LEAGUE: WINNERS - CEDARS (EDITH HAYES/ANN TINKLER/
OLGA MORTON/RITA HOMEWOOD) RUNNERS UP: OAKS – (MARGARET PLACE/SYLVIA ADAMS/
JOY CULLEY/ANN CARR/BEA JACKMAN).

 

Rothwell Manor v Risbygate

On Monday 17th August, the Risbygate Bowls section played a bowls match against Rothwell Manor, at Rothwell.

This was a return match as Rothwell came to Risbygate in July. These matches are regularly played each season.

The result was a win for Rothwell 75 - 83 shots. The match was followed by a meal

 

Sunday 19th July 2015

On Sunday 19th July the annual tripartite match between Risbygate, St Botolphs and Elmswell Bowls clubs was held in memory of Tommy Cooper, who was connected to all three club as a groundsman or player, procedes to Macmillan cancer charity.

The scores were;
Risbygate 76
St Botolphs 49
Elmswell 64

a great win for the Risbygate team.

A total of £191.00 was raised for the chosen charity and given to Pam, Tommys' wife, who attended with some of her grandchildren.

Left: Kelvin Morton receiving the cup From Mrs Pam Cooper
Right: The Risbygate Team

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