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Stunning home win for the men
Our men's KLV team took maximum points in an important win over Division 1 leaders Windsor & Eton A by 21 shots on Friday.
Wraysbury took all three rinks, with the top trio of Tony Britton, Len Carlton & Derek Spence leading the way with a score of 20-9.
Points on the board in our Berkshire men's league opener
Our first match of the new season after having been promoted to KLV Division One saw us take on Windsor & Eton B, who pipped us to the Div 2 title last year.
The home side won by ten shots (62-52) and 2 rinks to 1, but it was our successful rink of Howard Brooks, Len Carlton & Alan Dell (24-14) which gave us a valuable two points.
There was a rain interruption during the second half of the match which did our other two rinks no favours as they were in contention at the time.
It was certainly friendly at Stanwell
Our visit to Stanwell for our second friendly match was a three-rink contest and was cordially called a draw by the home captain as he felt that although they technically won on the score (53-41), we took two rinks to their one. Certainly that neighbourly gesture fitted the social atmosphere in which the game was played and enjoyed in fine sunshine.
Our top rink was Fred, Gregg & Ian (17-11).
Damp day at our Chess Vale opener
OUR season opening match at Chess Vale this year was hit by rain where normally we have enjoyed sunny weather.
We took 15 players to Chesham for our annual visit but the rain came three-quarters through and play was stopped at that point.
Disappointingly, the result was a reverse of our 4-1 rinks win in 2017 - this time only capturing one rink and one tied. Our winning triple was thanks to Vera, Ivor & Ian (12-9).
And with Fred, Hilary and Andy gaining a fightback 8-8 draw we certainly did better than last year's empty handed score by mustering 1 win, 1 tie, 3 lost for an 60-43 deficit.
As usual, it was an enjoyable day with a warm welcome from our hosts.
Club captain Alan Dell added a positive note, saying that the rinks we lost were closely contested when the rain came - so "those results could have gone either way."
Enjoyable start to our summer season
Our opening event, Inter Club Day, was an enjoyable round robin tournament with teams of four representing the clubs/societies in the village.
The winners this year were Margaret Perkins & Dave Harrel (yes, just two of them as we were players short)!
They had 3 out of 5 wins to take the honours, with four other teams nearest with two wins and two draws.
Winter Cup success for Tony & Gregg
IN a thrilling match on Sunday (Apr 7), the first trophy this year - the Village Trust Winter
Cup 2018-19 - was won by Tony Britton & Gregg Scott with a 22-11 victory over
Trevor Woodham & Mike McLachlan.
Several members watched the entertaining final as Tony &
Gregg took an early 6-1 lead after five ends but a fightback by Trevor &
Mike saw them just two shots behind after the 14th end. However, the victors then snatched five shots
to move ahead and then saw out the match to take the honours.
The Winter Cup 2018-19 finalists
Good turnout to welcome in 2019
The New Year's Day Roll-up was well supported which opened our social calendar for 2019 - and 18 players enjoyed a good session with decent weather .... and some welcome refreshments afterwards!
The end-of-year club Newsletter which was circulated in December outlined our eventful year and covered all the winners and awards at the Presentation Dinner.
(See Presentation Dinner 2018 page for full details).
It also recorded that thanks to support from the Royal Borough we improved and widened our footpath along the length of the rink and put in a new path from the rinks to the shed.
A reminder that there is a Visitors Book in the clubhouse. It is the responsibility of any member who brings a guest to complete the visitor book and collect the £3 fee.