CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT FOR YEAR 2013-2014 – Carpet Bowls Club

Please see below for Carpet Bowls Club Chairman’s report


As usual the club has won a couple of competitions through the last year, although I must say we have not had as much success as we have been used to in recent years.

Both teams next year will play in the same division which will cause a few problems for the team captains. This will be further complicated by the  loss to the  club of Davide Russo who has gone to  work in Germany .  We should thank Davide for the tremendous bowls he has given our club over the years and for the support shown in helping the younger members  gain experience at competitions.  I hope he will come back upon  his return from Germany.

We also may have to face the loss of Rhys to the RAF in the near future.  Rhys has played for our club for more than half his life and can’t now remember not playing bowls.  He is a remarkable talent, who at the age of 15,  won the Cambridgeshire singles title and went to the national finals.    He has won several national titles with the county side, as did Davide.  Players like these are hard to come by and we have been exceptionally lucky to have had them in our ranks.

It was good to see so many players turn out for the presentation evening, a special mention to Margaret who picked up her second bowls trophy.  Carol and Kay also picked up their first trophies, hopefully the first of many.  Jessica and Katy are the only players in the league to have picked up winners trophies for two divisions in the same year.

I must thank Sylvia and Bill  for their continued work, Linda for opening up each and every week.  Both team Captains for somehow ,  managing to find a team to play in the depths of winter.  I hope we can get some of the more reserved members to play in some league games next year,  and some of the regular players to come  to some competitions and gain a little more experience.

Thank  you

Jason Ellis

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