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HBC’s Captains’ Day raises £100 for V.I.B.E.

The annual Captains’ Day event took place on Sunday 10th June with 26 participants split into two teams of 13 with the Competitive Captains’ XIII taking on the Friendly Captain’s XIII. The teams took part in four rounds of seven ends, for most, playing on a different rink, against different opposition and in a different playing position each round. Add to that a scoring system based on ends won and rewards for scale of winning margin in each game and you had a quite a conundrum that organiser David Armitage had managed to put together.

After leading through rounds 1 & 2, the Friendlies succumbed to an onslaught from the Competitives in Round 3, seeing a lead of 4 points turned into a deficit of 13 and from which there was no way back. Final score on the day was Competitives 80 Friendlies 66 and the teams then retired to the club, after a long afternoon in the sun, to enjoy their American Buffet.

The event began with a spider competition and the opportunity to win a bottle of whisky for the person who finished nearest to the jack once all bowls, and the jack, had come to rest. With 25 bowls streaming across the green from all angles round the green, trying to get closest to the jack placed in the centre, is quite a sight and, inevitably, the jack gets hit, more than once, so the winner can be said to be more by luck than judgment. That said, taking nothing away from the victor, Sunday’s whisky winner was club newbie Dee Clements.

Sunday 10th June – Spider Event

After the buffet, a raffle of prizes generously donated by the players was held, and combined with the entry monies for the spider competition, raising a total of £100 which is to be donated to Visually Impaired Bowls England (VIBE). Well done one and all!

Quiz Night – Saturday 3rd March – CANCELLED


It has been a while since a quiz was held at HBC. All club members are welcome to submit a team, comprising a maximum of 6 persons. Please register your team name in advance of the event by registering at the bar. If you don’t wish to participate, but could help with selling raffle tickets and/or catering then please let David know.

Management & Bowling Committees to merge

Following a unanimous vote at the Special General Meeting held at the club on Monday 20th November 2017, the two committees will be merged into one from 2018. As positions on both committees are, for the most part, filled by the same people this move will speed up the decision-making process whilst reducing the call on delegates’ time to attend meetings.

Following on from the vote, nomination sheets for club posts in 2018 were put up on the notice board in the club foyer and members are encouraged to propose representatives ahead of the Annual General Meeting which will be held at the club on Tuesday 5th December 2017 starting 7:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend.

Highworth B.C. Christmas Raffle

Back by popular demand. Run this year by Jo & Shaun Hicks.

1st Prize – Panasonic 24-inch HD-Ready TV

Draw sheets now posted at the club. 50p per square to enter.

Additional raffle prize donations welcomed from all members.

Full draw will be made at the club on Saturday 16th December 7:30pm. Why not come along and make an evening of it.