Dates for your Diary

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Click Here for Weekly Board 10th to 17th September 2022

Keep checking back for diary updates as they may be changed due to the Period of National Mourning.

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HM Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Thursday 8th September 2022. A very sad day. Deepest Condolences and very grateful thanks for Queen Elizabeth II’s reign over us. A unique and highly respected figurehead in the UK and around the world.

Thank you ma’am.

We will never forget.

Long live the King. God save the King.

“We Are the Champions”


The final night of the Colwyn and Llandudno League was exciting, with individual places in the aggregates changing minute by minute as the final matches across the four divisions took place. It was a great time to celebrate when our Vardre Deganwy ‘A’ Team won the Division ‘B’ title, soundly beating their last opponents, Mochdre ‘A’, by 10:2 points. The team also ended the season with a 21-point lead over the second placed team – St. Asaph. Tommy R, the Captain, then gave every member of the team a trophy in recognition of their excellent display throughout the season. Thanks Tommy – congratulations to you too.

Left to Rightf: David J (Top of the Team); Alan; John C; Paul; Diane; David L; Alun J; Rhona; Bill; Dave W; Gwyn H; Shan; Tommy R (Captain); Ian plus Gary (1st photo above).

And to the two most supportive people during the whole season, the team would like to thank both Ann and Doreen for marking, cheering and simply being there for everyone in the team. We couldn’t have done it without you – our mascots!

Well done too to the Vardre Deganwy ‘B’ Team that consolidated its position in Division ‘C’. Well played to everyone and special thanks and congratulations to their Captain Marina.

Truffle Hunting

Keith and Kath hoped they had dug up valuable truffles on the green but, once they had cleaned them off, they were disappointed to discover they were just more run-of-the-mill crown green bowls.

Friendly and Even Friendlier Help Needed

Thursday Friendly: Home Friendly on Thursday 8th September at Vardre Deganwy bowling green versus Abergele. If you want to participate then please arrive before 1:30pm. Thank you.

We are hosting both the North Wales Coast League Merit Qualifiers on Saturday 10th September and the Colwyn and Llandudno League Merit Qualifiers on Sunday 11th September. We need help with serving tea, coffee and biscuits, and a couple of people to “do tapes”. Any help would be great so please add your name to the list on the noticeboard in the clubhouse. Thank you. Dave H, Club Secretary

FOR HIRE: 3 Amateur Actors from Vardre Deganwy available for hire for crowd scenes

Saturdays’ Are Over

The end of the season on 3rd September for the North Wales Coast League brought good news and bad news. Good news for our ‘B’ Team, consolidating their 4th place in the ‘D’ Division. Well done everyone. Bad news for our ‘A’ Team that, after a valiant struggle with 5 other clubs during the season, it was eventually relegated despite winning a high number of points not usually associated with a team in a relegation zone. Click Here to read Captain Ian’s report of the ‘A’ Team’s match.

‘A’ Team after the final game of the season

Diary Updates

If You Go Down to the Woods Today, You’re Sure of a Big Surprise

Photo courtesy of David L

The photo above includes a selfie of David L in his daytime finery. Ooops, sorry, actually it’s a photo taken by David L on his travels through Gwydyr Forest earlier this week. It is the information board at the site of a 400-year old bowling green in the middle of Gwydyr Forest above Llanrwst! Who knew?

If you get the chance, do go and visit the site. And, as David L advises, when you are heading to Llanwrst for a bowls league match, do not make the mistake of heading to this bowling green. If you do, however, you will know immediately that it is not the right location because it will not be submerged under 6-feet of flood water.

Diary Dates

Just when you were all ready to put your feet up at home, here are some advance dates for your diary from the Committee. More details to be provided in due course:

10th September 2022
2pm Start
North Wales Coast Bowling League Merits Qualifying Rounds (prior to President’s Day at Conwy Bowling Green on 17th September 2022). Vardre Deganwy ‘A’ and ‘B’ Teams will play their qualifying round at Old Colwyn Bowling Green. Our ‘A’ Team will have a +2 start and our ‘B’ Team a +6 start. On the same day, teams from other clubs will play their qualifying round on Vardre Deganwy Bowling Green. So, if you don’t get to Old Colwyn to watch our teams, then pop down to our green instead.
11th September 2022
2pm Start
2:00pm we will be hosting the preliminary rounds of the Colwyn and Llandudno Presidents Day (18th Sept). If you can help, please come along. Come along anyway.
12th September 2022Closing Date for Clwydian League players to enter a Pairs Competition to be played on 16th September 2022 at 10:30am at Dyserth and Rhos-on-Sea. £5.00 per pair to enter, only 2-pairs per team may enter. To enter, contact John Dowber 01492 532108. Final to be played at Abergele on 23rd September 2022.
16th September 2022Qualifying round of Clwydian League Pairs Competition to be held at Dyserth and Rhos-on-Sea (entry pre-12th September).
17th September 2022North Wales Coast Bowling League President’s Day at Conwy Bowling green.
By end of September 2022Add your name to league lists in clubhouse if you want to play in one or more of the leagues next year.
AnytimeIf you would like to offer your help with the green or general maintenance then please have a word with Ian, David L or Tommy.
By end of September 2022If you want to take a more active role in the club, get someone to nominate you and add your names to the list in the clubhouse. See what options are available on the noticeboard. Voting at AGM in November.
18th September 2022 President’s Day for the Colwyn & Llandudno League 2022 Season is to be held at Mochdre Bowling Club. Vardre Deganwy ‘A’ Team will receive the Division ‘B’ Winners trophy.
18th September 2022Walled Towns Competition at Denbigh. An annual competition involving 4-clubs that includes Vardre Deganwy. Starts at 10:30am.
22nd September 2022Closing Fours Competition at Vardre Deganwy. Add your name in advance to the entry list in the clubhouse.
23rd September 2022Ensure you have submitted your club survey comments by today to Ian W (circulated in August).
23rd September 2022Final of Clwydian League Pairs Competition at Abergele.
29th September 2022Finals at Vardre Deganwy of both the Alpha Cup and the Hornby Cup.
7th October 2022Clwydian League Merit Qualifying round (greens to be confirmed).
9th October 2022Vardre Deganwy green closes for the winter today at 5:00pm.
11th October 2022Clwydian League President’s Day 11:00am at Highbury.
25th November 2022Annual General Meeting.
Sometime prior to 25th December 2022Club Christmas Luncheon Party (you have been warned!)
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