Leigh bowls season underway

The Opening Day for the 2023/24 season was held on Sunday, September. 3 A roll-up started at 10am with the opening at 2pm. This was followed by a farewell to Karen Richfield, who has done a magnificent job for a number of years as house and bar manager. Unfortunately, ill health has forced Karen to give up her position in the club and we wish her all the best for the future. She was presented with flowers and petrol vouchers to allow her and husband Don to visit relatives in the South Island.

The first club event of the season was the drawn pairs, played on Saturday, September 9. There were five pairs and all pairs played each other in hour-long games. Considering the adverse weather we have had, the green was in great condition, thanks to the work put in by greenkeeper Lance Michell. The winners on the day were Lance Michell and Ian Bradnam.

Coming up:
Saturday, September 30 – Cameron/Penney Tournament
October 7 and 8 – Club Championship Singles
October 21 and 22 – Club Championship Pairs
The Business House competition will return to Wednesday nights, starting before Christmas, then continue into next year.

At the annual meeting held in June, the following officers were elected:

Patron – Ron Perry, president Keith Greenwood, vice-president Robert McLean, junior vice-president Willie Sellars, secretary Ian Bradnam, tournament director Lindsay Duncan, treasurer Robert McLean, Northland delegate Robert McLean, greenkeeper Lance Michell. Committee: Arthur Gundy, Keith Brush, Scott Wilson, John Brooks, Symon Morrice, Staun Popham and Ross Braisby (co-opted).

Info: Ian Bradnam on 021 423 144