Opening of the Highworth green has been delayed until Good Friday (19th April – 10:30am) due to low ground temperatures which have prevented grass growth in some areas.
Forecast for the coming week is good and a hot Easter forecast (fingers-crossed!).
Congratulations to Jo on being called up by Bowls England for next month’s Junior International Trials which will be held at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, on Monday 27th May (10:30 a.m. start)
The annual Town Gardens pre-season quiz was held at Highworth Bowls Club on Tuesday 9th April and whilst the number of teams participating was less than normal, the spirit of friendly competition was very much alive. Seven teams endeavoured to tackle questions on a wide array of topics from children’s books to famous folk with 3 names and throughout one Town Gardens team and one Highworth team were running neck and neck.
Coming into the last round, on sport, Town Gardens had a half point edge on Highworth, but an eight point haul for the Highworth crew saw them finish one and half points to the good, winning 100.5 to 99. It could, however, have gone badly wrong when David Armitage rejected Mel Way’s inspired water polo answer for just plain polo, little knowing at the time that their closest rivals would drop points as they did.
So, well done to (from l to r) Ashlee Lin, Ian Barrett, David Armitage, David Roblin (quizmaster for the Highworth Scout quizzes) and Mel Way, who each took home a bottle of wine for their efforts.
The raffle held after the quiz was not so favourable to the quiz winners, theirs being the only table not to take home a raffle prize, but you could say things evened out. Town Gardens should be returning at the end of thee season to hold another quiz and it is hoped that a few more teams will participate next time around.
A big thanks to Graham and his helpers for a well organized event.
The bar will not be open on the evening of Saturday 13th April as those who regularly use the club that night have informed the Management Committee that they will be away.
Due to the poor weather forecast for the remainder of the week, it has been decided that the BBQ advertised for Friday April 12th will now not take place. This may be rescheduled for later in the season, at which point a new announcement will be made.
Apologies to all for the inconvenience