2020 All Competition Results:
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2020 - Club Competition Finals Days: 19th- 20th September 2020.

 I don’t think any of us thought that we would be able to run the normal Club Competitions this year with the ongoing Covid-19 situation. However thanks to the hard work of all the committee and member enthusiasm we have managed too run all but one of the club competitions as we would in a normal season. It is incredibly satisfying to the committee that all competitions were well entered with new members and members who had not entered the competitions before. We are fortunate to have 12 rinks across two greens which allowed us to run all the club competitions safely over the season, maintaining safe distancing along with adherence to all the Government and Bowls England guidelines.

We were as we often are fortunate with good weather for both days of the finals and certainly blessed with the standard of all the matches. It was good to see new faces in the finals along with some of the familiar faces.
I would like to make special mention of two of the finalists such as John Gilbert who at 90 plus years managed to get into four finals of which he, with his teams managed to win 2 and lose 2. An excellent achievement. A special mention must also go to Colin James a new member this season who achieved multiple singles wins.  The club Championship’s this year were won by Janet Ballard – Ladies Singles Champion and Dave Rowan – Men’s Singles Champion, both of whom are the clubs two coaches. A full list of winners and runners up follows with photos.
It has been a very difficult season but with the introduction of the Online Rink Booking system and the myriad of documentation and safeguards issued to all our members we have played more games this season than in the previous seasons.  The singles league, subsequent pair’s league and the club finals we have used our 12 rinks in a safe and controlled way, including a couple of day competitions. Much of the latter is due to your management committee and importantly our members following the rules, ensuring their own and fellow member’s safety.  We have also increased our membership by 13 new members, a good percentage of whom appeared in multiple finals. We look forward to welcoming them back next year in hopefully more normal circumstances.

I Dave Rowan – Hon Secretary - Waterside Bowling Club