Cowes Medina Bowling Club concluded their outdoor bowls season with a well supported President’s Day on Saturday 10th October.
President Alan Mabey selected a team of 4 rinks of triples from the Club Committee to play the Club Workers Team, captained by the greenkeeper Brian Blenkinsop. The game was contested in a very competitive but friendly spirit.
Despite the President’s squad winning on 2 rinks, drawing on 1 and losing on the 4th, the Club Workers Team ran out overall winners by 3 shots.
In his concluding address, Alan thanked all club members for helping to make a difficult COVID restricted season a successful one. He presented the incoming club treasurer, Chris New, with a cheque for £200 towards club funds as a celebration tea could not be enjoyed on the day owing to COVID protocol.
The successful Workers Team Captain and retiring greenkeeper, Brian Blenkinsop, was also celebrated for all his hard work keeping the green in an excellent playing condition over the last 8 years. He was presented with an engraved cut glass decanter and bottle of whisky on behalf of the club by the club secretary, Brian Knowles.
He was also honoured with the creation of a new club award and trophy “The Brian Blenkinsop Most Improved New Player Trophy”. This is in recognition of all his enthusiasm over the years to introduce and coach new members into the club.
In his acceptance speech, Brian thanked the membership for the surprise gifts and promised he will continue to play for and support the club earning a well deserved rest from all the greenkeeping duties.