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EBU 2017 – Lookout, the Sun is due out!

We know every weather forecast is capable of telling a porky or two, but surely today we are due some Sun and warmth?

Whatever the weather does, the bowls at Les Creux is hot enough to keep anyone warm with sets being grabbed off all Countries big and small.

Today reverts back to the normal programme now play has been caught up and I’m sure the Sun will put a smile on our players faces.

We look forward to your continued support!

European Bowls Championships 2017

Mondays Play schedule has been refined.

Play will start with the second rained off set from yesterday at 9am before a delayed schedule kicks in the for the rest of the day.

The facilities at Les Creux are first class – and so is the Bowls! Don’t believe me? Come and see for yourself!!

President Greg Davis remarks, “The only major support I’ve asked from the Jersey Bowls community was to come up and support. There were many supporters there yesterday and I hope to see the same, if not more throughout the week. I am very grateful to the membership for their support of our tournament.”

EBU Championship 2017

IMG_1348The 11th European Bowls Union kicked off today at Les Creux Bowls Club where 16 nations will battle out over 6 days in Mixed Fours, Ladies Pairs and Men’s Pairs.

European Bowls Union – Mixed Four Results for Session 1
Ireland v Guernsey – 0-10 & 5-5
Israel v Germany – 14-4 & 17-0
Netherlands v Switzerland – 10-3 & 9-3
Hungary v England – 5-12 & 5-7
IOM v Cyprus – 6-5 & 5-6
Scotland v Jersey – 9-2 & 5-4
Spain v Turkey – 2-9 & 5-8
France v Wales – 0 -15 & 1-13

 

Jersey Bowlers Off Island Success

Last week a handful of Jersey bowlers travelled to Southampton to play in the annual Southampton Open Tournament and the Atherley Singles before hand.

Although success was not on the cards in the weekend singles I am pleased to report  we have some winners in the Open Tournament.

Bowls Jersey would like to congratulate Gina Le Long, Maggie Jeanne and Carol Le Goff on winning the ladies triples beating J Farmer, A Knight and JBC’s own a Yvonne Andrews in the final 26-8. Well done ladies and commiserations to Yvonne and her team.

Also commiserations to Dianne Canavan who was beaten in the ladies singles final 21-11.

In the consolation pairs, Guy Walton teamed up with Atherley B.C.s Dave Edmunds who fell to Shaun Nash and Joe Leahy 22-14.  Special mention to Gus “Skippy” Hodgetts who subbed in the first game when Joe was unable to play and will now be telling the story as many teams as that Atlantic gold medal.

Well done to all the winners and finalists and all those who played in the week in not the best conditions and we have known the greens to play better but still a great week.

Men’s National Singles Change Of Dates

Due to the Roy De Pres trophy being played on Friday 23rd June through to Sunday 25th June, all Men’s National Singles matches scheduled for the 23rd June are hereby cancelled.

These games will now be played on Friday 7th July.  The rest of the rounds will follow on from there on the dates preceding.

Any players who are not participating in the Roy Du Pres who wish to play their game on 23rd June can do so as long as agreed between the 2 players and the green the match is due to take place on has availability.

Many thanks for your understanding and apologies if there has been any inconvenience caused by this change.

ANNOUNCEMENT: WAITROSE MIXED PAIRS AT LES CREUX, SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

There will be NO kitchen facilities at Les Creux this weekend owing to delays in kitchen refurbishment.

Entrants and spectators should make their own arrangements for refreshments including breakfast and lunch.

Hot Drinks, water and assorted snacks (crisps, chocolate bars) will be available from the bar during the day.

Les Creux apologise for the lack of facilities but hope that everyone will realise that the work undertaken will be of benefit to everyone in the long term.