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HBC Social Events Calendar 2019

Christine Biles is organizing a number of different events, which, hopefully, will provide something of interest for everyone, throughout 2019. In addition, Highworth will again be welcoming Town Gardens to hold their annual quiz competition, to which HBC members are welcome to participate, as well as holding HBC’s annual Presentation Evening in November.

Planned events are as follows:

Saturday 16th February Valentine’s Dinner 19:30
Saturday 23rd March Question of Sport Quiz 19:30
Tuesday 9th April Town Gardens Quiz 19:30
Friday 12th April Pre-season Barbecue (weather permitting) 19:00
Saturday 6th May Club Competition Draws and Pie & Chip supper 19:30
Saturday 22nd June Mid-Summer Ball – Buffet and dance (Black Tie event) 19:30
Saturday 21st September End of Season Barbecue (weather permitting) 19:00
Friday 27th September MacMillan Coffee Morning (Open to general public) TBA
Saturday 26th October Pointless Quiz 19:30
Saturday 16th November Presentation Evening 19:30

Please keep an eye out for further additions!

Question of Sport comes to HBC

Ever fancied facing Sue Barker on a Question of Sport, or just fancied Sue Barker? Well, whilst Sue won’t physically be at the club, you will have the opportunity to take part in BBC’s famous quiz with Sue asking the questions! Make a note in your diaries for Saturday March 23rd 2019 at 7:30pm

Christine Biles is again organizing an event at the club and the competition is open to MIXED teams of three. Posters and registration sheets will be posted at the club before the week is out.
Come on! Have a bit of fun and give the event your support. Entry is free!

Annual General Meeting

Highworth Bowls Clubs Annual General Meeting will be held at the club on Tuesday 4th December starting 7:30pm. All members are urged to attend.

Nomination sheets for club officials for 2019 are now up and it would be good to have plenty of nominations in advance of the AGM. Please remember that you should obtain the agreement of the nominee beforehand.


Airdrieonians Win Frank Etherington Memorial Trophy

Sunday 12th August saw the playing of the Frank Etherington Memorial Trophy at Highworth Bowls Club and played with a nod to two of Frank’s passions, namely bowls and soccer. The competition is open to clubs around Swindon and beyond, as well as Highworth’s own social members, and involves teams of four players, named after football clubs and wearing that team’s colours on the green. Whilst the weather could certainly have been much kinder this year it did not prevent the event from being fulfilled and enjoyed.

With ten teams entered, the norm is to see Premier League and local team names listed, but this year it was Airdrieonians, a team comprising of Highworth’s Roy Read, Maggie & John Jordan and Hugh Linning (see picture), that carried off the cup, overcoming Everton (Highworth’s Neil & Christine Biles, Stuart Murray & David Murray) in the final

A really good fun day for all participants with catering provided and cooked by Frank’s family and a big thank you to them for all their efforts in organizing the event.

In the midst of the competition, as well as honouring Frank’s memory, the aim of the Etherington family is to raise money for the Brighter Futures charity. Monies raised this year totalled £400, so a huge thanks to all who contributed.