Jedburgh Bowling Club held its annual General Meeting in the Royal British Legion on Sun 21st March 2010. With a healthy turnout retiring president Douglas Munro thanked all concerned with the club for helping the club celebrate its 150th season and he wish the new president of Niki Hill all the best with his term in office. The meeting then went on to elect David Laidlaw as the vice president and with Ronnie Kingswood retiring from committee duties and Davids promotion to an office bearer the meeting elected Steven Fisher and James Straker onto the committee with all other committee members staying as they were!!!!
On to matters on the Green. After missing out on the League Title by 1 point with a last game of the season Defeat the Gents team will be going all out to redeem themselves and of course the Ladies have it all to do once more but were sure results will turn in their favour.
The Green is due to be opened by President Hill on Sat 17th April followed by a social event in the clubhouse in the evening and on Sunday 18th will see the annual Presidents v Vice Presidents Match.
We wish all members Old and New, Young and the not so Young, and even Jim Straker the very best of luck for 2010. LETS MAKE IT ANOTHER GREAT ONE!!!!!
The Club Will be opened on Sat night (17th) by President Hill at 7pm. In an effort to attract more members we are asking current members to help by encouraging some of your friends to come and give us a try. Opening night is a great opportunity to bring anyone who is interested in the game down to the Club to check out our facilities. Remember that after the Bowling a social night will be held in the Club house. see you there!
The Robert Robson Order of Merit is a new competition that will run throughout the season and is designed to encourage members to enter all the Club and Open tournaments held at Jedburgh over the season with the emphasis being on the taking part and not the winning.
The Order of Merit works by each time you enter a tournament you will receive 5 pts, by making it to the semi finals you will receive an extra 2pts=7pts, runners up each get 5 extra pts =10pts and the winners will receive 7 extra pts =12 in total
We are hoping this formula will encourage members to enter more of the events and competitions that the Club hold. look out for the Order of Merit on the Board
Next up is the Club 2 Bowl Pairs on Sun 2nd may at 1.30pm
and Remember you have to be in it to win it!
The Club was delighted to welcome the Mount Vernon club all the way from Glasgow on Saturday to play in a friendly match.
The game was unusually played under a big bright orange thing in the sky and this helped make the occasion an enjoyable one for all and many new friend were made.
The scores mean little on a day such as this but it was the home side that took the win by 100-99 and with some truly shocking bowling on display.
When it came to the prize giving the only one that counts is the worst rink of the day and with Greg Nagle taking his league form into this game, his tag as fav for this title proved to be a good bet leading the rink of J Lamb, S Taylor, I Dick and G Nagle to a loss of, well lets just say a lot of shots and earning them the famous wooden spoons
Presidents together. John and Niki
Down to business
A fine day was had by all and we hope this is the start of a good relationship between the two clubs.