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Proposed Bowls Tour


Proposed Bowls Tour update
Metropole Hotel Torquay
Monday 14th September - Friday 18th September
4 Bowls matches.
Pre-Match Buffett for 1st game.
Wine reception on the last evening.
26 people with coach £375pp without coach £299pp
30 people with coach £350pp without coach £289pp
35 people with coach £330pp without coach £275pp
40 people with coach £315pp without coach £269pp
The Metropole Hotel is currently undergoing refurbishment, having been taken over recently.
This refurbishment should be be completed by September 2020.
Reviews as recent as December 2019 are not particularly good reading. (Hence the refurbishment!)
The Club President and organiser is willing to travel to Torquay and look at the hotel prior to booking.
All feedback would be appreciated. Contact Mick Jelfs with comments or suggestions.
Contact details on the website.

Annual Subscriptions

Yes it is that time of the year again!!!!
Annual subscriptions are now due and must be paid by 29th February
Subscriptions are the same as last year:
Bowling Member:£70
Social Member:£7.50
(Other membership options are available, contact the club for details)
Payment preferably by cheque made out to:
 Adderbury Bowls Club

League Team

CONGRATULATIONS to all the players who made up the league teams.

Runners-up in the Oxford League Division 2 and promotion to Division 1!!!!!!

Back row L to R:
Bryan Ogilvie, Phil Gladden, Graham Tyrrell, Mick Jelfs, Ted Eley, Nigel Eley, Paul Jelfs, Chris Skidmore(Snr), Chris Skidmore(Jnr), Brian Ray
Front Row L to R:
Jamie Wilkinson, Darren Sharpe, Ian Dunn, Tom Clark, Pete Griffin and Phil French
(P.S. George Sainsbury was too shy to have his photo taken)
(P.P.S. Pete Wells also contributed I'm informed)
Photograph Curtesy of Maureen Tyrrell

JR Memorial Shield


John Radley Memorial Shield

A very successful JR Memorial Shield competition was held on Sunday 9 June and even the weather was kind to us.
It was a competitive afternoon of games played in a very enjoyable atmosphere. 
There were 10 teams taking part, Adderbury put in 2 rinks and the other 8 teams were Banbury Borough, Banbury Chestnuts, Bloxham, Byfield, Middle Barton, Woodford, Shipston on Stour and Teddington.
The competition was 5 games of 5 ends against a different opposition on 5 different rinks, the winner being the team with the most shots over the 5 games.
The winning team being Shipston on Stour, who amassed a total of 37 shots, Adderbury 'A' were second with 29 shots and third were Middle Barton with 27.  Bryan's rink was the strongest, holding everyone else up with a mere 16 shots, albeit they did win 2 of their 5 games.
Each rink paid an entry fee of £20, making a total of £200, which was presented to JR's family who will be donating it to a Leukemia Research charity.
The shield was presented to the winning team by some of JR's family and our President Mick.
The afternoon was a great success and all teams have intimated their desire to take part next year.
Pictures of the days events are now in the Gallery

Shipston on Stour winners with some of JRs family






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Guests are admitted to the club only when signed in by a member to a maximum of three times in any one year unless attending with a visiting bowls club or when a premise licence is in force for a ticketed event, quiz night or public event.

This rule applies to members’ husbands, wives, partners, and family where additional membership has not been taken out.

The committee is aware that these rules are being ignored which puts our licence at risk. Consequently, bar staff and committee may request proof of membership where this is in doubt.

Membership cards should be produced when requested. Alternatively there is a list of members in the club which can be checked.

We regret the need for this measure and trust members will not be offended if asked for proof of membership. 


Club Winter Opening Hours

Tuesday 7.45pm until 11pm, Friday and Saturday 7.45pm until midnight, Sunday noon until 6pm. Bar could close 10pm at discretion of barman if weather bad and no-one in.
Club Summer Opening Hours (during the bowling season)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7.45pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday 8pm to midnight,  Sunday 
noon to 6pm.