A successful 2018 season has now ended, and our thanks to those members who came to the club on Thursday 4 October to put the rink to bed. The club isn't totally closed though, as members are warmly invited to come to the weekly Brunch Club on Thursday mornings throughout the winter (see below for details).
Interested in trying bowls?
Are you looking for a friendly and sociable sport that's easy to learn and keeps you fit? Why not try bowls here at Auriol? All are welcome, and equipment and coaching will be provided by our qualified coaches. Just bring flat-soled shoes, eg. trainers. For more information see About our club. We're looking forward to welcoming you in 2019!
Cristal League Champions
Very many congratulations to Ladies Captain Doreen Weight and all her team members for winning the Cristal League for the first time in the club's history, pipping Supreme by just one point, to become the 2018 League Champions.
Sutton & Epsom League
Auriol's Mens team, led by Frank Grigor, has finished seventh in the Sutton & Epsom League, our highest placing for a very long time.
Racal Decca Mixed League
The season ended with Auriol's mixed team finishing in 10th place (out of 14) in the RDML table. This is despite our getting through to the Final of both the Peter Ungless Shield and the RDML Presentation Day competition (see below). Our challenge for 2019 is to get back up into the top 5 again!
Congratulations to the Balti team, captained by Ron Weight, supported by Chris Ballard, Lynn Dewfall, Ron Kitchen and his replacement Bill Brown, James Rayne, Sally Urlwin & Rosemary Wilman for winning the 2018 ABC League. Runners-up were the Korma team, just 6 points behind.
Saturday 8 September was Finals Day - the culmination of months of knock-out competitions, to find the club champions for 2018. The respective Singles champions were Di Newman and Chris Ballard, both of them after tight games. For the full list of champions see Results for 2018 - congratulations to each one of you, and to the finalists. Our thanks go to all those people who ensured that the day went off smoothly, in particular Jan Kentish for organising the whole programme, to the markers and scorers, the members who helped set out & clear away the rinks, and tables and chairs for lunch, and a big 'thank you' to the catering team, who laid on a delicious buffet lunch for all the competitors and spectators who attended.
See Events for 2018.
Captains vs. Vice-Captains matches
Saturday 15 September saw the return leg of the traditional Captains vs Vice-Captains match (see Results for 2018 for more details). Our thanks to all those who made the day go like clockwork, and to the catering team for providing a delicious tea.
Peter Ungless Final - Result
The Final of the Peter Ungless Shield (a trophy competed for by the clubs in the Racal Decca Mixed League) took place against Carshalton BC at the neutral Chessington BC ground, on a warm and humid Sunday 19 August. In a hard-fought contest, the teams from Auriol (Geoff Izzard, John Ainsworth, Doreen Weight and Brenda Lisney; Di Newman, James Seeley, Rosemary Wilman and Chris Munro) initially took the lead, but slowly but surely Carshalton adapted to the difficult playing conditions and moved ahead, to emerge as overall winners of the Shield. Our thanks to those members who came along to support our team. Our picture shows Auriol Ladies Captain Doreen Weight with RDML Secretary Jeremy Dearmer.
More RDML success for Auriol
In the knock-out competition held at the RDML Presentation Day, the team from Auriol reached the final, topping a group comprising the hosts, Ember, plus Carshalton, Cheam, Hook & Southborough and Epsom Court. In the final they met the team from Malden Lime Grove, who emerged the overall winners. The picture below shows the Auriol team (Di Newman, Rosemary Wilman, Geoff Izzard & David Regan) receiving their runners-up prize from Ember President Ken Homewood.
Congratulations to the Auriol team of Brenda Lisney, Anneke Simms and Rosemary Wilman for reaching the Final of the Cheam Ladies B.C. New Bowlers Triples Event. They beat teams from Malden Manor, Sutton and Coulsdon B en route to the Final, just losing out to Cheam Fields at the last hurdle.
BBQ & Fun Day
See Events for 2018
After a nail-biting finish to the Home and Away legs of our annual Hazel Williams Trophy match against Burpham BC, Auriol won back the Trophy. The first leg ended in a draw, but Auriol won the second leg, at Burpham, by 5 shots (76-71), thus clinching the series. The picture shows our winning team at Burpham.
Auriol member honoured with Surrey Award
At the club’s President’s Charity Drive held on Monday 28 May in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society, club stalwart Vic Saunders was presented with the prestigious Surrey Leopard Award by Surrey County Bowling Association President Roger Lanham, supported by SCBA Senior Vice-President Peter Marshall, Junior Vice-President Joe Cable, and SCBA Secretary Derek Harvey. A grand total of £363 was raised on the day for The Alzheimers Society. For more details see News for 2018.
Equal Opportunities & Safeguarding
Members are requested to take note of the new club policy regarding Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding, which was approved by the General Committee in June 2018. (See Equal Opportunities)
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Our weekly Brunch Club will run on Thursday mornings throughout the winter season, starting on Thursday 4 October. It is held in the pavilion from 10.30 - 3.00 through to April, when it reverts to Mondays again. Enjoy food, games, and a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere.