Click on the photo to see the winning bowl come through…
In this edition of BIAS the Newsletter:
Join us on Fridays
The Great Flood of 2020
The First competition results for the year.
Friday night at the bowlo
Where else would you rather be?
We live in a fast paced world. Whether it’s work or family that’s keeping us busy it’s important to wind down on a Friday evening.
TGIF is my saying for a Friday!
I head on down to The Beecroft Club.
- The bar is open from 4 pm.
- Longhorn BBQ serves me dinner
- Barefoot bowls is a great option with friends and family
- Casual open area for hanging out.
How good do we look?
The Beecroft Bowling Club has a new uniform and we gave it a test run at Pennant Trials on Saturday.
It was a great day all around. The weather held, so we got in the game without being washed away. Getting some solid competition under the belt was good for us all. Some came out winners and others not so much, but having the season underway gave us all a taste for victory. I don’t know about anyone else but I’ll be heading on down for some practice to make sure I keep a spot in the team!
Speaking of practice, Sunday is always a good afternoon at the bowlo. You’ll often spot some serious contenders honing their skills. Why not join in? If nothing else the bar will be open and you can catch up with friends.
What do you do on Sundays?
You don’t have to be a bowler to come down on Sunday. The bar is open from 3 pm. Sunday is also our main Barefoot Bowls day of the week. A great way for friends and family to hang out together
The great flood of 2020
Most of you missed the excitement – though I don’t think excitement was the emotion we were feeling at the time!
Last Sunday we got a call that downstairs at the bowlo was flooding. Within half an hour the meeting room was under water and the torrent was not going to stop.
Click on the photo below to link to the video of the river coming out of the store room.
With some quick thinking we put in ‘sand bags’ invented from towels weighed down with the heaviest things we could find in a rush.
With our instant engineering solution we were able to channel most of the water into the bathroom.
While that was going on a team got to work sweeping the water out of the meeting room.
We had to make a quick decision. For better or worse, following a 50-50 vote and then a decider from me!!! – we pulled up the carpet tiles as the water continued to flow in.
Six hours later the water was still streaming in. So with mixed senses of despair mingled with hope that the rain would leave us alone by morning, and hope that our sand bags would hold, we went home.
Luck was on our side. The river had ceased its flow through the building some time over night. The plumber couldn’t get out of his street because it was blocked by a fallen tree! So we had to go and pick him up. Next came the detective work and the conclusion that a blocked drain was the culprit.
Even more luck that Wednesday was fine. We spent a couple of hours taking all the saturated tiles outside and draping them around in an arrangement of modern art to rival the best!
Now…seven days later, we’re almost back to normal. Carpet relaid and meeting rooms fully operational. What a team!
Thanks to all the helpers – John Ross, Malcolm, Scott, John T, Phil, David Hazell, Craig, Barbara, Rod, Neill and last but not least a gentleman from the Mission – I’m sorry I don’t know your name. Thanks also to everyone else who said they would have helped if they had known.
The Results are coming in
The year seems barely started but the competition is in full swing.
- Congratulations to Alison in taking out the Ladies minor singles. Well played. It was a great game. Morag played beautifully but didn’t quite get there on the day. Next year, don’t go to a Skyhooks concert the night before!
- The Beecroft Bowling Club Major Fours has been taken out in 2020 by the team of John Rigelsford, Wal Saville, John Vanderlight, Ron Inch. They were the defending team so well done boys! Competition was hot with games in every round hard to pick.