Congratulations to Kevin and Bob on winning the Weir Family Shield Doubles on 16 Sept 2023.
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Glenn and Julie are back on NI shores for a wedding blessing ceremony and time with friends and family. Photos below show post-ceremony poses at Bangor Castle and subsequent buffet at Pickie BC organised by Glenn’s Mum and ND club member, Linda.
Congratulations to Sylver and Des on winning the John Paton Mem. Doubles on 26 Aug 2023.
Congratulations to Gerry H and Humberto on winning the Millisle Shield Doubles on 12 Aug 2023. Maybe somebody should teach Humberto how to put a medal on straight! (See below )
For the second week running, we defied the weather forecast and had a very enjoyable competition. The gazebo kept our sandwiches from getting soggy during the lunch time rain. Congratulations to John Hennessy ( Jnr) and Helen on winning the Bass Shield Doubles on 29 July 2023. For John, this is the second year in a row as a winner of this competition and, for Helen, her second win this year.
WHO DARES WINS! Most of the original entrants defied the forecast of the
meteorogic, metorolgy, metelogical, weather men, and 16 hardy souls played a very enjoyable competition in perfect conditions. Congratulations to Des on winning his first competition, with Kevin, and for his kind hospitality in Pickie clubhouse afterwards. The new gazebo also had its first outing and seems a very useful addition to our assets. We are considering holding a competition for those who withdrew from the event because of the forecast. If so, the trophy will be called the ‘Woe is me’ perpetual shield or WIMPS for short.
Well done to Ciaran and Bob on reaching the S/Finals of this competition in June 2023 and to Sylver for his organisation and hospitality.
Congratulations to Humberto, Helen and Linda on winning the RFS trophy on 1 July 2023. Due to several postponements, this was our first competition of the year and also, a first competition win for Linda. Unfortunately, Humberto suffered an attack of camera shyness and is not in the photo.
A few of our members attended this project on the a’noon of 30 June 2023, to give a second ‘demo’. A few passers-by and staff associated with the project ‘gave it a go’. There are no great expectations ( a good title for a book ) that our Club will benefit in any meaningful way from the 2 demos given, however, it was good to be of help and get involved in something outside the ‘norm’.
For the first time in 17 years, over the 29/30 May 2023, Ireland beat Scotland and Wales to win the CC. The final result was, Ireland A 34 wins, Scotland 27 wins, Wales 20 wins and Ireland B 15 wins. Our Club can hold its head high on 2 counts. Firstly, with the assistance of Pickie BC, the many and varied arrangements were second to none and, secondly, Sylver and Gilles Breteche were part of team A2 contributing 9 wins while Kevin, Pat, John Hennessy (Snr) and George, team A4, contributed 7 wins. A great weekend all round attracting many kind comments from our visitors. Well done us !