News for 2016

The outgoing President Derrick Hayden advised that a total of £847 had been raised for his chosen charity - Kidney Research UK - and he thanked all those who had contributed.


A team of three Auriol newcomers romped home to win the first invitation event for new bowlers run by Cheam Ladies Bowling Club.

Six teams of three players completed 30 ends on the hottest day of the year, with temperatures exceeding 30°C. Each team played six ends of triples against each of the other clubs. All competitors should not have started playing bowls before April 2014. In Auriol’s case, the team of Sue Barnard, Rosemary Westcott and Sally Urlwin had only started towards the end of the 2015 season.

The event was designed to give experience of the intricacies of match play, the rules and competitiveness in a friendly environment. Each player took the position of lead, two or skip, changing roles every two ends. Each winning team gained 2 points, and 1 point for every end won.

In their first game Auriol ladies beat Sutton ladies 13-0. Whilst losing against Ashtead, they went on to win the following three matches against Cheam, Malden Manor and Purley.

Sue Barnard said: “The event was a great success, giving us experience of the game where we relied on our own resources, although having greenside support if needed. Our thanks to Cheam Ladies Bowling Club for running the day-long event and we are hopeful it will become an annual competition.”

Congratulations also to the Club's BDA Ladies coaches Di Newman and Jan Kentish for bringing these 3 ladies and other Newby ladies upto competitive standards so quickly.

See Picture Gallery for photo of the winning trio

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