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The Ron White Shield 2024

      This year the event was held at Heckington on Wednesday June 12th. Thirteen teams participated and luckily the weather held out all day. A big thank you too all those who came along, a bit hard to say how many exactly but over 60 of you. The club provided food and water, including a particularly nice ploughman’s lunch. 

    Thank you to all those who prepared and provided the food and all those from the club who helped prepare the green and all those 101 jobs that need to be carried out in preparation.

  Now the result. It was extremely close. Jubilee Park won all their games and beat Horncastle, who also won all their games, into second place, by one shot. A shot difference of 25, versus 24. Heckington 1 were in third place. 

    Well done to Jubilee Park especially as they entered a team of three only which was only confirmed as an entry with two days to go.

     Our President Patrick presented the Shield to the winners, as well as the prize money to the winners and runners up. Thank you all for coming, and good luck to you all for the rest of the season.

John Stevenson Competition Secretary

Notes to the AGM of the Woodhall Spa friendly Bowls League

Attendance:  Every club was represented at the meeting.

The President:  Opened the meeting by announcing the resignation of Rose Clapton as Chairman. He thanked her for her service to League. He resumed by taking the Chair until the election of a new officer.  He then thanked the Cranwell Social Club for allowing us to have the meeting at the club and providing coffees and teas.

Last season had been a good one and the re-introduction of the Wilkinson Shield had been a positive step. All competitions had been well attended and enjoyed by all.

Remembrances: A minutes silence was held for all those members who had died last season over the last year.  We also remembered those who were suffering in the Ukraine, Turkey and Iraq and other trouble spots throughout the world.

Minutes and Matters Arising: These were approved and there were no matters arising

Accounts and Subscriptions: The Treasurer presented the accounts. He reported that there was only £75 left in the bank and we needed to reintroduce club subscriptions and this was agreed at £30 per team.

A discussion was held on the level of prize money for the competitions. These were finally agreed as Ron White and Wilkinson Shield as first prizes £40 and second prize as £30. The Stan Hargraves would be £30 and £20.4

Election of Officers: Nominations for the various posts were asked from the floor. None were forthcoming. The existing Officers agreed to put their names forward, and Don Wilson of Cranwell put his name forward for the position of Chairman. All were elected.

Venues for Competitions: It was agreed that the Ron White would be held at Heckington and the Stan Hargreaves at Jubilee Park

Proposals: The committee had reviewed the rules of the League and this revision was discussed and approved

The draw for the Wilkinson Shield was made. It was agreed  the final and semi-final would be held at a neutral venue

The Date of the next meeting was agreed at 5th March 2025.

The meeting closed at 14.45