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Website Update

To make room for all of the Centenary photos there have been a few changes:
- The New Members page is now located under the Club Information tab
 The Hints & Tips page is now located under the Sponsors & Links tab 

SKITTLE FIXTURES LOWER DOWN PAGE.


Day Tour for 2018

Make a note in your diary Sunday 29th April 2018.  ROYAL HOUSEHOLD


Saturday Three Rink League.       Fourth at the moment.




Now only 6 Divisions


Teams for Division 3 2018

DivIsion 3 2018



Team

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Llantwit Major0000000
Taffs Well0000000
Fairoak0000000
St Albans0000000
Sully0000000
Trelewis/Treharris0000000
Millwood0000000
Ynysangharad0000000


WBA CARRUTHER'S SHIELD for 2018/2019

Section 39
                              MAY 12TH          AWAY TO             SAINT FAGANS

                              MAY 19TH          HOME TO             PENYRHEOL

                              MAY 26TH          AWAY TO              SAINT PETER'S

Skittles:2017/2018

2017  
                                          MONDAY.                 4th DECEMBER               AWAY                FAIRWATER F (FAIRWATER CONS)
                                                   MONDAY                 11th DECEMBER              HOME                APOLLO
                                                   TUESDAY                19th DECEMBER              HOME                XMAS PARTY - 7.30pm 

2018
                                                    MONDAY                    8th JANUARY                 HOME                CANTON RFC
                                          MONDAY                    15th JANUARY               AWAY                 ROATH CONS BEES (ROATH CONS)
                                          MONDAY                    22nd JANUARY              HOME                 EX-MEN
                                          WEDNESDAY             31st JANUARY               AWAY                  DOCKS B (DOCKS CONS)

MORE TO FOLLOW. 

Trips For 2017                                                  
  May 2017                                 Gloucester Spa Bowling Club  -  Saturday 6th May 2017
                                                                          www.glosspa.co.uk
 
 We were made very welcome by the Gloucester Spa members taking 5 rinks up for the match and although we lost 91 shots to 101 a good day was had by all. 

August 2017
                                                                             Saundersfoot B.C.  -  Sunday 13th August 2017
                                                                                                                www.saundersfootbowlingclub.co.uk

The sun was shining and a great day was had by all.

                                                                                      
Fairoak B.C.
                                  Our new score board is now in place ready for the coming season.

Thanks to Phil and Colin for freshening up the markers on the bowling green and for helping Alex put up the new board.
   
Cardiff Municipal League Div:3;

A link has been added to the fixtures page to enable you to access our Division 3 and all the other divisions in the CML.                                            
                          

  CENTENARY YEAR 2015                                     


                                
Centenary Dinner 2015:
 
Our Centenary Dinner was held on Friday October 30th at our usual venue - The Cardiff Golf Club.
Unfortunately numbers were slightly diminished due to prior arrangements and unforeseen circumstances, but this didn't spoil our enjoyment of a very special evening. Keith had arranged for harpist Rachel Howard to come along to entertain us. She played some beautiful music whilst we all once again enjoyed an excellent meal.
Pam Pearce had made a lovely fruit cake which her friend Carol decorated beautifully with our club badge. Many thanks to both for their hard work.
Speeches were made by our President Keith Wood, Chairman Paul Dinnick and 2015 Captain Lyndon Horton.
Our tea ladies ( T-Team ) were presented with flowers from the club with many thanks for providing teas throughout the season.
Following this, cups were presented to the competition winners by our President's wife Judy Wood. Thanks to the head of the competition committee, David Pickin assisted by Peter Coles, for arranging the trophies at the golf club earlier in the day in order to make sure the presentations went smoothly and everyone received the appropriate cups.
Finally, a special certificate was presented to our longest serving member Reg Jones who twice forgot his whites on our trips to Windsor and Royal Household! His wife Ria said she would frame it and hang it in the hall to remind him NOT to forget them ever again!                                                        
 
                                                              

The T-Team Treat:

                                                                         L to R: Judy, Jean, Maureen, Pam, Sandra, Rhia.

By way of a thank you to our tea ladies for their hard work over the course of our 2015 Centenary Celebrations, the management committee decided that they could choose to go for lunch  or dinner on the Club.
The ladies decided to go to Pier 64 on Penarth Marina for lunch and the meal was enjoyed by all.   


Royal Household Bowling Club:


Sunday August 16th was the day we had all been looking forward to. It was the last of our Centenary celebratory matches and we travelled to Windsor Great Park to play against the Royal Household Bowling Club. There was great excitement as we all arrived at our club to meet the coach and begin the day. We boarded the coach, heads were counted and we were all ready to go when a voice piped up '' Oh no, I've forgotten my whites!''. Now I'll mention no names but you all know who it was and we all laughed and thought he was joking because the same thing happened on a previous trip. But he said '' No I really have left them at home !''. Well to cut a long story short, our brilliant driver Dilwyn made a detour through Rhiwbina, (that should give you a clue to his identity) the whites were collected and off we went.
We all managed to get through security at the gate and arrived at the RHBC to be given a very warm welcome by the members. We were then shown into the clubhouse and bar. The room was full of photos and memorabilia and they were only too happy to explain the club's history to us. Our ' T ' team settled in with their glasses of rose wine while we got changed and went on to the green to start the match.
The weather was perfect and we all enjoyed a friendly but competitive match stopping after 10 ends for tea and cake. We won on two rinks, skippered by Alex MacRae and David Wall and the final score was 118 to the RHBC and 95 to us.
After the match we were treated to a lovely salad tea followed by lemon meringue pie and our ladies said how nice it was to be waited on for a change ! Before the speeches began, no less than three of our members were presented with special WB certificates for bowling with the Wrong Bias !!! Oh dear!
But a good souvenir to remember the day ! When the speeches were over there was a raffle with several prizes being won by Fairoak members.
All too soon it was time to leave and the RHBC members came to the coach to wave us goodbye. A fantastic day was had by all and our driver Dilwyn added to the day by joining in the fun and camaraderie with us all!
It certainly was a day to remember!
The only sad part was that our President Keith Wood and his wife Judy were unable to be with us because Keith was unwell. It wasn't the same without them, they were missed by all of us but they assured us that they were with us in spirit ! Hope you get well soon Keith.



Members of Fairoak Bowling Club celebrating their Centenary at the Royal Household Bowling Club
Double click to enlarge photo

Thanks to Dave Roberts son "Dave" for taking photos as well.
If you want a print of this photo or others please let me know.

President's Match:

On Thursday 6th August we had an evening match against CSGBA President's Team and again we were lucky with the weather. Tea was provided before the match by our by wonderful tea ladies followed by the usual speeches. We then continued with the match which was played in good spirit although the result was not in our favour.

                                                                                The ''T'' Team
L to R:  Pam, Jean, Rhia(in the background), Sandra, Judy, Mo.


Welsh Bowling Association Presidents' Match.

We welcomed the Welsh Bowling Presidents' Team to our green on Thursday, June 11th, to play another match in our celebratory series. It was a beautiful summer's day with the temperature soaring
to more than 25 degrees. We spent a very enjoyable afternoon of bowls, unfortunately missing out on victory. We played 21 ends before going in to yet another delicious ham and salad tea provided by our ladies. The salad was followed by strawberries and cream, Pam's Welshcakes and cups of tea.

Ken Burton W.B.A. President made a speech and said how pleased they all were to be able to join us and help celebrate our Centenary year. Our Captain Lyndon responded.

When it was all over we helped the ladies by clearing the tables and putting things away while they began the mammoth task of washing up, very ably assisted by Arthur Parker who dried the dishes and who, my wife said, was an absolute star!! So many thanks to Arthur from the girls! 

Also, thanks to Roath Park Ladies for allowing us to use their kitchen again. 

Windsor & Eton.

On June 6th we had a great day out when we travelled to Windsor to play our second match against Windsor and Eton Bowling Club.
The coach left Cardiff at about 9.30am and after a short stop at Membury, we arrived at Windsor at about 12.15pm.
Once again the weather was good to us and the sun shone all day.  Someone commented that "the devil looks after his own!"You could also say that "the sun shines on the righteous!" Whichever you prefer!
We were made very welcome by the Windsor team and enjoyed a great match during the afternoon in spite of the fact that they won again! We had half time tea and biscuits and after the match we were given a lovely tea by the Windsor ladies.  Our own ladies headed off into town to have lunch and enjoy their afternoon at the shops etc.
All too soon, it was time to leave for home but the Windsor team said that they hope, as we do, that we will be able to visit again some time in the future.

Thanks to Alun Pryce for taking the photos for me to edit.
The Barbarian Bowling Association.



On Sunday May 24th, the first of our celebratory matches for our Centenary year was played at home against the Barbarians Bowls Association under the leadership of the 2015 President Mr Reginald Birmingham. The weather was disappointing to begin with but gradually improved throughout the day to give us a dry and sunny afternoon for the match.

 The final result was a win for Fairoak BC by 98 shots to the Barbarians 90 shots. Fairoak's winning rinks were skippered by P. Wall, R. Jones, D. Roberts and the Barbarians by G. Henderson, R. Davies, A, Jackson

A competitive but friendly game was enjoyed by all and the afternoon concluded with an excellent tea provided by our ladies who never fail us and to whom we are eternally grateful! Following the meal, speeches were made by representatives
from both sides after which, our Captain Lyndon Horton presented a cheque for £100 from Fairoak to the Barbarians as a donation to their chosen charity this year which is  Weston-Super-Mare Hospice.

Thanks to Alun Pryce for taking the photos for me to edit.
 
Sunrise Sponsorship

 
 
Lis May of Sunrise
presenting the cheque
to 
Keith Wood
 Alex (Club Secretary), 

Lis May (Sunrise),

Keith (President),  
Paul (Club Chairman)
Lis May, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Cardiff, presenting Keith Wood, President of Fairoak Bowling Club, with the sponsors cheque on Thursday 5th March.

Lis May said quote.  '' When Fairoak Bowling Club came to us for sponsorship we were absolutely delighted to help out. ''

 '' At Sunrise, we are always keen to support people and societies who help to bring the community together.''


New Club Competition Rule 2015

Any member not able to complete their match BY THE SET DATE, must contact the competition committee before that date explaining reason for not completing. At the discretion of the competition committee a one week extension may be granted but failure to complete during the extension period would result in REMOVAL from the competition.

Bowls England

     

This site is well worth having a look at. Click on the link above


                                                      
Fairoak Bowling Club 1916:

                                Paul Dinnick found this photo and brought it along on opening day. Anyone you recognise !!!!
                                


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Archives
Many thanks to Reg Jones for supplying the photo circa September 1978. Do you have old photos of Fairoak Bowling Club ? 
We're planning an Archive page so please contact Peter Coles (peter@fairoakbowlingclub.co.uk ) with any photos, stories or interesting facts about the club for inclusion in the page.
 
Spot anyone you know ?
 
 
 
 
Windsor & Eton - News and photos on the Windsor Photos page.