One more week and August will be gone, which sadly brings us close to the end of another outdoor season. I trust it has been an enjoyable summer despite our fair share of inclement weather.

It has been an important year of development for CI Knock, not least with the re-introduction of a Saturday B team after a number of years with only one Men’s team. How exciting to see our numbers steadily increasing, enabling the club to field another weekend team, ably assisted by a number of ladies willing to turn out for the team. Well done to those involved, and to all those who have played competitive bowls this season. This year we have welcomed 10 new members, 3 men and 7 ladies. Let’s keep the new members coming.

Another very successful Open Mixed Tournament has just been completed with 13 clubs represented and many of those participating being mixed clubs rinks. The Roberta Hughes Memorial Trophy was presented by Helen Wilson to the winning rink comprising players from Willowfield and CI Knock.

Congratulations to the winners and to all who took part and assisted in so many ways each night.

Club Finals Days are scheduled for Monday evening and all day Tuesday 2ndand 3rdSept. Please come along and support the players and remember the free BBQ which will be on Tues evening 3rdSept at approx. 5:30 p.m. following the last Final.

President’s Day is also fast approaching and will be held on Saturday 7thSept. This year I am combining the day with a Fund-Raising Effort for The Alzheimer’s Society. I commend this event and encourage you to support our day. The Club will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Please invite friends and family to come along to enjoy coffee and scones and, if they wish, to try out the green.

Everyone is welcome and I look forward to seeing you and your friends there.

Best wishes to everyone playing for the rest of the season and I hope to meet up with you at the various end-of-season events.   

LouisWords of wisdom: If your skip needs an opinion, he’ll give it to you.


Sept 2 – 3   Finals Day + Barbecue

Sept 7             President’s Day and Fundraiser

Oct 25        Annual Dinner

Nov 29       AGM

Apologies to Frank Sinatra:

…  a retrospective by Ron McBride

The season’s end is near
And so we face the final curtain
My friends, we’ll say it clear
We’ll state our case, of which we’re certain

We’ve bowled a season full
And travelled each and every highway
But more, much more than this
We did it our way

Regrets, we’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
We did what we had to do
And saw it through without exemption

We bowled so many rinks
Each different green along the highway
And more, much more than this
We did it our way

Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When we bit off more than we could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
We ate it up and spat it out

We faced it all and we stood tall
And did it our way

We’ve loved, we’ve laughed and cried
We’ve had our fill, our share of losing

And now, at season’s end
We find it all so amusing

To think we did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way
Oh no, oh no, not we
We did it our way

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