Rykneld Bowling Club Centenary Year
Event Number 3
Sunday 10 June 2018
This was perhaps the most ambitious of the five planned events and after all the planning it was wonderful to have the support of so many members and their families totalling 101 before the end of the day.
Once more, the weather co-operated changing from a cloudy start to clear blue sky and sunshine by mid-day, lighting up the Green and the flowerbeds beautifully.
Many members and families arrived in the morning for the opportunity to roll up and the catering team had butties, baps and toasties along with drinks available from the Bar from 12noon.
The triples round robin competition with 51 entrants started at 1.30pm with an interval at 3pm. There was also chance to try a hand at pétanque and participate in the quiz and raffle.
During the interval a group photo shoot was set up of all members present in front of the pavilion for the archives. Having succeeded in this tricky task the 2 oldest playing gents and the 2 oldest playing ladies were invited to cut the specially designed cake to mark the occasion.
After tea & cake the triples match was played to its conclusion and the Triples Cup (donated to Rykneld by Abbey when it closed) was presented by the President to Gordon Lawrence, Peter Cooper and Carol Hamer. Runners up were Roy Wood, Gerry O'Shaughnessy and Ann Lewis. Quiz winners were the Eason Family.
The President also presented to the Club the certificate received from Companies House to mark the 100 years existence at the same location and with the same name. Quite a rarity! This will hang in The Club House.
A 50p ‘Bowl to the Jack’ completed the activity on the Green. It was an amazing sight as so many woods headed for the middle to try to be nearest to the jack. Prizes were awarded to Danny Barr and Junior member Madeleine. After that excitement it was time for a barbecue break and prepare to enjoy the Musical evening, a sing along with Vintage Mark and his electronic organ.
Many people decided to leave before the 7.30pm start but they missed a real treat and wonderful finale to a happy day.
Our grateful thanks are due to all the volunteer helpers, the sponsors and donors of prizes and last but not least all the participants.
Mary Moore Hon. Sec.