Annual Bowls Challenge 2017

The Lions annual Bowls Challenge event took place on Sunday June 25th 2017 at the Red Lion public house in Little Budworth. It was well supported and, with over-cast skies and a forecast of improving weather during the afternoon, it was decided to enjoy lunch first and then play bowls. As always, the Red Lion provided good food and, with energy levels raised, all proceeded to the green to commence play.

With many participants playing bowls infrequently, it was left to expert Myra to organise the games and ensure that rules were applied and scores were recorded correctly. Although a social and friendly event, competition was keen and the measure was used often to ensure correct scores.

The winner on this occasion was Dennis O’Byrne and he was presented with his prize by organiser Myra Sales. With good food, good company and an enjoyable game of bowls, all agreed that the day had been a great success.




2017 Lions Darts Challenge

Sporting ability is now an annual challenge within the social calendar for Vale Royal Lions, with bowls and darts featuring each year. The darts event was held at Barnton Cricket Club facilities on Wed October 12th 2016 and was well attended by over 20 Lions, family and friends there to enjoy the occasion.

The darts competition was effectively arranged by Social Chair and Club Secretary David Mawson, supported by partner Lion Sue, and after the initial rounds of highest score couples, the knockout games followed. The final was a close encounter but eventually Sheena Stallard and Sue Beetson with a score of 136 were runners-up to winners Ron Spacey and Andy Benson with a grand total of 159. The photo shows winners Ron and Andy, left and right respectively, being presented with their prizes of a bottle of wine each by club president Bob Mawson, centre.

We all enjoyed a hotpot supper and plenty of time to chat and catch up with Lion colleagues and friends. Everyone agreed that it was a great event.


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