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Our Pavilion is a prominent feature in Queens Road
Bowls won't roll in the snow; roll the snow flat and try curling...
There is nothing better than playing a game of bowls and soak up the sun at the same time !
Soon, a new pavilion will replace the old, sporting modern facilities, serving the members and others proudly ...
Congratulations to Thame Ladies, "The Three M's" , Maire, Marthie and Maxine who have won through to the quarter-finals of the Oxfordshire County Ladies Triples having beaten a trio of Ladies from Hanborough in the 3rd Round of the competition. The quarter-finals/semi-finals of this competition are being held at Thame this Saturday (22nd) starting at 9.30am. Please come along and lend your support to the occasion.
 
Also, on Friday (21st) Thame's only remaining player in the Men's County Singles, Ade Kemish, is playing at Thame at 6pm against Omar Sharif (no, not that one !) from Oxford City & County B.C. in an effort to reach the quarter-finals of this tough competition.
 
Good luck to all concerned - make Thame proud !
 
 
Last Saturday, Sept 22nd, saw the last game of the season played on our green this year - the Ladies took on the Gents in a 6 Triples game. Played in glorious sunshine, the Ladies, led by Caroline Walker (in the absence of "Cruising" Ruth Timms) came out strongly in the first few ends but faded rather badly as the game went on, and at the end the Gents (led by Vic Brooks) won quite handsomely!
 
The game was played in tremendous spirit, and although this game had been a regular fixture in the Thame Bowls Club calendar it wasn't played last year. It was however agreed by all concerned that it should now be put back in the diary. The Ladies will no doubt be looking for revenge in 2013 so the Gents need to be on their guard.
 
The Trophy (originally presented to the Club by A.W. & M. Liquorish) was duly handed to the winning team and will be kept safely in the Clubhouse until next season.
 
The week before, another fixture that hasn't taken place in recent years, Captain v Vice Captain, was re-introduced. This game was also played in beautiful weather, and the Captain's 6 Triples easily overcame the challenge of the Vice Captain's team with a comfortable 122 shots to 84 victory. The Vice Captain's team was led by President Les Canfield due to John Timms absence on holiday.
 
The game was a "mixed" 6 Triples and it is hoped that this also becomes an annual regular for the diary.
 
JUST A QUICK REMINDER - THERE IS A WORK PARTY NEXT SATURDAY MORNING (Sept 29th) STARTING AROUND 9AM AT THE CLUBHOUSE TO PUT ALL THE BITS AND PIECES AWAY FOR THE WINTER.
 
ALSO - DON'T FORGET - PRESENTATION EVENING ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH - LIST ON THE CLUBHOUSE NOTICE BOARD - AND OF COURSE THE A.G.M ON MONDAY OCTOBER 22ND STARTING AT 7.30PM SHARP.
 
 
Twelve students from Lord William's School took part in a unique experiment at Thame Bowls Club this year.
 
For 6 weeks during the summer 12 students attended a course in Lawn Green Bowls under the guidance of Terry Gripes, Oxfordshire coach and Keith Wright, Thame coach with the help of six other coaches from across the county together with many Thame bowls club members.
 
The course was arranged by teachers, Chris Daplyn and Sue Benson and was part of their GCSE Sports examination which they all passed with flying colours. The course was featured on BBC1 Television Oxford News.
 
Bill Giles, Thame Bowls Club Chairman, said he was delighted with the way that all of the students adapted to bowling and hoped that many of them would join Thame Bowls Club next year. This will become an annual event with each successive GCSE year having the option to learn and enjoy bowling at Thame.
 
 
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