On 12th July, Budleigh Bowls Club held their annual u3a Outdoor Bowls Competition. 36 u3a bowlers played a Round Robin Competition in teams of 4 players. All the teams played each other over 2 Ends and the overall Winners were the team of Sue Davies, John Robson, David West and Jane Woodward, with a score of 21 shots.
The Bowls Club have been working with the Exmouth branch of u3a from immediately prior to the outbreak of Covid, and each week up to 40 u3a bowlers come to Budleigh to play a friendly game. At the outset, most of the bowlers were complete novices to the sport and several have become members of the Club.
U3a is a national charity, and the Exmouth branch is one of the largest branches in the UK with around 1000 members. The u3a motto is Live, Laugh, Learn and the Exmouth branch offers nearly 100 activities, that include sports such as bowls and golf, arts and crafts, languages, book clubs, pub lunches and many more.
Tony Mackness, Captain at Budleigh Bowls Club said “It is pleasure to be working with Exmouth u3a and to watch the progress and enthusiasm of so many newcomers to the sport."
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On Saturday the 9th July, Tony Mackness, the Club Captain, took a team to Chardstock, in Somerset, to play their annual Triples match.
Under perfect skies, 18 players from the 2 Clubs enjoyed a friendly, yet competitive match. Tony's team of Ann Vincent, Paul Davis and Tony played a team led by the Chardstock Captain, Gill Campbell, and after 18 Ends, Chardstock were the clear winners by 24:13. The other 2 Budleigh teams both secured victories and the overall result was win for Budleigh of 55:50.
Friendly games are played outdoors throughout the summer months and offer players of all abilities to play at other clubs in the surrounding area.