Michael

About Michael

Webmaster and Bowler at Farnborough Bowling Club

Christmas Party

davOh what a night, mid December, the twinkling lights, the decorations, the music, the ambience, the food and, of course, this would not have happened without the 34 people who braved the weather and attended.
Then, of course, there was the entertainment: (as Mick Browne says, “bring it on”)
  • Sue Foden – Sue’s ice breaker quizzes – if you couldn’t remember “old money” you were in trouble?
  • Wrong curtain – two men arrive to measure up for new curtains?  They caused mayhem, disruption and chaos in the process of their “measuring”  Silly men, it turned out they should have been at Farnborough Gate – we told them it was curtains for Farnborough Gate and sent them packing!
  • Mick Browne – an amazing rendition of the bowls tour to Eastbourne in September. (script now on our website)
  • Lynne Gregg – Lynne very eloquently read out some very amusing poems – if you want to know what to do with your old knickers – ask Lynne?
  • Brenda, Katherine and Cindy – a table, a pot of tea, two ladies chatting (Brenda and Katherine), a misunderstanding, poor Ma (Cindy) (in her 70’s) is not in the family way, she is in the way of the family, a brilliant and very funny play on words.
  • Pam – pass the parcel – no music, Pam read out a tale about the Left and Right families!  Some people don’t know their left from their right!
  • Arfer’s easy peassy quiz – a, b or c, it was simple for some?  Lynne Gregg won but donated half of the fruit basket (which was massive) to the winner of Last Man Standing who was Alan Brooke.
  • Money for nothin’ and chips for free - Jess and Molly accompanied by Alan – words you thought you may have heard in a song?  Poo was mentioned.  Very clever and amusing.
  • Chris and Amanda Wright – the 12 days of Christmas – Edwards keeps sending Emily presents – can you imagine all those birds, animals and people in your back garden, Emily issues Edward with an injunction from her solicitor, A. Creep.  Bet she kept the gold rings?
  • SPAM – Two Soups – venue Rumbling Tum, Farnborough’s finest bistro – a couple in a hurry, a deaf waiter, small wine glasses and soup all over the floor – what more is there to say!

Committee Members

The following Committee was voted in at the AGM on Saturday 10 November 2018

President:Michael Andrews
Vice President:
Brenda Brown
Secretary:Barry Lee
Assistant Secretary:Rona Jennings
Treasurer:Diane Hill
Club Captain: Sheila Andrews
Men's Captain:Geoff Chadd
Ladies' Captain:Joan Moorcroft
Competition Secretary:Martin Lee
Match Secretary:Arthur Page
Green Manager:Vacant
Press Officer:Michael Andrews
Development Officer:Vacant
Bar Manager:Mick Browne
Additional Member:Gordon Lamb
Additional Member:Michael Benton

Colourful end to season

Following a very successful season, the club closed the green for the year with a busy final weekend.

IMG_7099aFriday night we bowled under the moonlight for a candlelit evening after sausages, potatoes and beans being served.
Saturday was our final friendly v Mytchett and Sunday we had a colourful crown green game.  All of this despite a lot of rain forecast , which somehow we just managed to miss.

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Farnborough win the Stoke Park Floodlit Trophy

Farnborough won all of their qualifying game to make the Final on Monday Evening.  Michael, who played lead in the first 3 matches, was unavailable due to a Celebration Bowls England match in Bletchley.  Graham Thomas made up the rink for the final and he, plus Sheila, Keith and Harrison, had another convincing win in the final.

Everyone who took part really enjoyed the experience and are hoping to enter again next year.

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