Callington Bowling Club


Ros Retains Title

Congratulations to Ros Redfern on retaining the Cornwall County Ladies Secretaries Cup.
In addition, Rosalind has also won the Group 2 Secretaries, Over 55's, and Golden Years Pairs. A very successful season.


Funding Opportunity

No 2-Wood Joy

Glyn Coggon was beaten 15-12 in the 1st round of the National Championships 2-wood singles by Martyn Allsop of Derbyshire. By self-admission, Glyn did not play to his normal standard and let a winning position slip away.
In the County Final at Dunheved on September 8th Glyn lost 14-16 to John Thomas of Penlee.

ECBL Champions (also see Gallery)

Congratulations to John Banks, Mick Gorman, and Tony Baldwin on winning a very close final by 11-9 over 18 ends against Looe's Ron Rowley, Alan Henderson, and Mike Medlin. This was followed by a Rinks triumph with the inclusion of Roger Ellard over a strong Lostwithiel quartet on Sunday afternoon. Earlier in the morning John Kelly and Glyn Coggon eased to a Pairs triumph over Roy Lambden and Rob Peareth of Lostwithiel.

Members of Callington Bowls Club have a further opportunity to enhance club funds by participating in the Cooperative Community Fund. Every £1 spent at the Co-op store in Callington can earn the club 1p.
Follow these simple steps to help the club:
Visit the Co-op and obtain a Co-op membership card.
Log on to the Co-op web site and select Callington Bowls Club as your preferred charity.
Visit the Co-op frequently and purchase your groceries and other items there.
As well as earning the club 1% of spend, you yourself also earn an additional 5% dividend.

Why not purchase all your Christmas spirits at the store?

All funds obtained through this partnership will be spent on renovating the holding wall between the upper and lower carparks.

Meet the Members successful evening

Over 40 members took part in the Meet the Members evening where new players were introduced to the rest of the club. Target Bowls, Rebound Discs, and 'Aunt Sally' ' competitions were held followed by some excellent refreshments and raffles. The evening was enjoyed by everyone attending.

Blown It..............

Needing only 1.5 points to win the league Callington A went down 1-4 at home to the new champioms Saltash. Our congratulations to them. Callington now finish in 3rd place.
The good news is that the B team gained the necessary one point at Looe to stave off relegation.

Ladies News...........

Congratulations to Mandy Jones and Rosalind Redfern on reaching the Quarter Finals of the County Pairs. After winning their first 4 rounds, the journey ended at Bodmin where they were defeated by a strong St.Ives pairing. Further congratulations to Mandy on being selected for Cornwall Ladies County team in their excellent win over Devon Ladies.
The ladies have also won the Group 2 Captains Shield after wins over Liskeard, Wadebridge, and Saltash.

Tol Pedn

Congratulations to Aiden Smith, Mike Pearce, and Glyn Coggon on being selected for the Group 2 team to play in the Tol Pedn/Middleton Cup Trial at St.Austell on 28th July


More ECBL Successes

The carried-over 2017 ECBL Finals saw more successes for the Callington club.
John Kelly carried off the Cornish Times Singles Trophy with a 21-5 win over Ian Burnard of Lostwithiel, and the Triple of John Allen, Mike Benger, and Roger Ellard defeated Lostwithiel's Badger Brock, Shane Aldridge, and Rob Peareth by 26 shots to 7.
The finals were played at Liskeard Bowls Club on Sunday 29th April. Congratulations to our winners.

Tesco Award

Callington Bowls Club would like to thank Tesco and the Tesco customers for awarding the club £1800 as part of the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. The money will be spent on improving the club's training equipment, with items such as a new indoor short mat, outdoor green surround, target bowls mats, bowls rebound discs, and new coloured sets of junior bowls.

Pictured below is Mr. Alan Woolacombe, Tesco Community Services Manager, presenting the cheque to Chairman Bill Rowan and Treasurer Di Jackson, with Fund Raising Coordinator Graham Body.

Opening of the Green 2018

Callington Mayor and Portreeve Mark Smith was the very welcome dignitary to roll the first bowl of the 2018 season and thus officially open the green. A competitive fifteen end of bowls were played by the 30 members in attendance on a very flat, if damp, surface before a sociable tea was taken.


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