Well the League may have finished last week, but there’s still much more to come over the next couple of weeks.
Firstly, last week the Singles competition took place and the 4 semi- finalists who emerged from the two venues were Paul Townsend, David Sapey, David Butler and remarkably the legend that is Barrington Parker who has barely thrown a stick since the start of the season. So 2 former winners and 2 “newbies” will compete for the prestigious Singles title on Presentation Night which will take place on Friday November 4th at Abingdon United. There were some keen games with several legs going to 3 sticks.
So what’s to come. Tomorrow night at Steventon Sports it’s the first staging of the re-titled Founders & Legends Trophy, open to all registered players aged 50+. With registration at 7.30 followed by the draw entrants just need to turn up on the night and it would be good to see lots of you and not just from the top sections. There can be only 1 winner, but everyone can play a part in making this a good night.
Then next week it is Finals Night on Wednesday 21st at Abingdon United with the finals of then 8’s, the 5’s the 4’s and the 3’s with the finals of the Captains and Secretaries also scheduled to take place. All finalists will be reminded through their team Captains and, weather permitting, all games will be played outside (it is the Summer season finals! Should be some good Aunt Sally so if you can turn up and encourage all of those who have earned the right to be throwing on the night.
Tomorrow night the remaining semi final is taking place with Berinsfield A hosting Abingdon Conservative Club from the C section who have a 4 doll leg handicap advantage on the night.
Finally for those of us who haven’t had enough Aunt Sally, or those who want to maintain their season’s good form or, like me are still trying to throw a few decent sticks the Annual Frank Treacy Memorial Charity day is taking place at The Croft Bar on Saturday is open to everyone, it starts at 2pm with teams selected on the day and is guaranteed to be a good day with all monies raised on the day going to the late Frank Treacy’s favourite charity. Entry fees are £2 per person. The bar will be open all day, a giant raffle with lots of prizes will also raise funds in memory of a much loved and memorable character who loved his pubs and his pub sports.
So why not come along and enjoy the day and share the memories and stories of Frank with his family and friends over a beer or two!
I will, later this week, update the week 18 results and league outcomes when we chase in the last few outstanding scores.