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New Bowls Session at Paddington Sports Club 17 Dec!

Bowls at Paddington Sports Club

New indoor and outdoor bowls venue at Paddington Sports Club

We can confirm that the new indoor and outdoor bowls venue at Paddington Sports Club has now been finalised and we can begin our regular weekly sessions.

We have 14 membership spots available – this will not be allocated to one member individually, but will act as having 14 available slots for multiple Metro members to utilise throughout the duration of the year.

The first session is scheduled to take place

Date: Thursday 17th December Time: 12 pm – 3 pm.
Venue: Paddington Sports Club, Castellain Rd, Maida Vale, London W9 1HQ
London W9 1HQ

As a result of COVID-19 precautions, we are asking that all players please complete this very quick and easy online registration form to notify us that you will be attending on the day.

The form can be found here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614?event=a174J00000FOYio

Contact: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org  or call 07956292046

Metro Blind Sport can provide PPE for those who require it for each session.

Although it is heated, it is advised by PSC to wear warm clothing as the bowls hall can get slightly cold in the winter months.

If you have any difficulties with completing the registration form please let me know and I can provide support where needed.

Contact: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org  or call 07956292046

 

 

Paddington Sports Club Bowls 17 Dec!

Bowls at Paddington Sports Club
Venue:
Paddington Sports Club, Castellain Rd, Maida Vale, London W9 1HQ
London W9 1HQ
Time:
12.00 noon - 3.00 pm
Phone:
07956292046
Date:
17th December 2020
Cost:
Free


New indoor and outdoor bowls venue at Paddington Sports Club

We can confirm that the new indoor and outdoor bowls venue at Paddington Sports Club has now been finalised and we can begin our regular weekly sessions.

We have 14 membership spots available – this will not be allocated to one member individually, but will act as having 14 available slots for multiple Metro members to utilise throughout the duration of the year.

The first session is scheduled to take place

Date: Thursday 17th December Time: 12 pm – 3 pm.
Venue: Paddington Sports Club, Castellain Rd, Maida Vale, London W9 1HQ
London W9 1HQ

As a result of COVID-19 precautions, we are asking that all players please complete this very quick and easy online registration form to notify us that you will be attending on the day.

The form can be found here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4842614

Contact: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org  or call 07956292046

Metro Blind Sport can provide PPE for those who require it for each session.

Although it is heated, it is advised by PSC to wear warm clothing as the bowls hall can get slightly cold in the winter months.

If you have any difficulties with completing the registration form please let me know and I can provide support where needed.

Contact: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org  or call 07956292046

 

 

Sorry to report the death of one of our Metro Bowlers

Sorry to report the death of one of our Metro Bowlers: Ken Howell

Sorry to report the death of one of our Metro Bowlers

One of our bowlers Ken Howell passed away in hospital on the 5th of August 2020 at the age of 78.  He was diagnosed with cancer a year ago and battled through his chemotherapy treatment, and stayed at home until shortly before his death.

I first met Ken when he was my model for my final exam at the physiotherapy school in 1964.  I passed the exam and went onto work for the NHS, and Ken qualified 3 years later and went on to have his very successful private practice with his wife Anne.

Ken was a regular bowler at White City, Ravenscourt Park in the summer and at Brixton in the winter.  When I organised the Metro Singles and Pairs tournaments, he was always happy to mark the games when I was short of markers. We will all miss him at the bowling and in the pub later.

Metro bowlers group photo at the metro singles 2019
Ken Howell – top row  -2nd from the right  – Metro bowlers group photo at the metro singles 2019 at Ravenscourt park –

On Friday the 4th of September, his wife was restricted to having only 30 people at his funeral due to Covid19.  Josie with her husband David, Gordon, Miriam and I were invited to attend the service in Billiricay, then onto the crematorium in Chelmsford then off to his son’s house for the wake.

We will all miss Ken and his big ho, ho, ho laugh.  Rest In Peace friend.

Eric Gallacher.

 

Visually Impaired Virtual Exercise classes

Visually Impaired Virtual Exercise classes

Now  on Wednesdays

Visually Impaired Virtual Exercise classes. We are looking to support and improve your Physical, Mental and Social Health throughout this difficult period.

Join our FREE virtual exercise classes hosted by Tottenham Hotspur Foundations Health and Wellbeing coaches. Through November and December, we will be running weekly exercise classes exploring different types of training including:

  • Weights training – using light weights (dumbbells, water bottles, tins, books etc)
  • Calorie Burning Interval Classes
  • Core Blaster
  • Flexibility and Stability training – Promoting better balance, coordination and reducing the risk of injury
  • Recovery and mindfulness techniques

Sessions take place on Zoom virtual video platform on Wednesday’s at 2 pm if you wish to register interest or find out more please contact:

Adam Millar  Call 07392091327

Adam.millar@tottenhamhotspur.com

 

Annual VIBE indoor pairs!

Maureen and David Runners up at the VIBE indoor pairs bowls 2020

VIBE National indoor pairs bowls tournament report

Three Metro pairs descended on Nottingham hoping to win the annual VIBE indoor pairs competition. They were, initially, to play four games each against randomly selected teams.

Maritza Jurgens and Wilbert  Williams fought hard particularly as Maritza had to get used to playing as a B1 for the first time. Her son is also having to learn as a director.

Gause Khanmuzaffarul and Steven Simmons played together. A formidable partnership. However, they were to play against stiff opposition. They failed to accrue sufficient points to get into the top four in order to try and win the main competition. Both of these pairs then found it hard going in the plate competition, not quite managing to finish in the top two.

However, Maureen and David got a slightly more comfortable draw. They won their first two matches comfortably. Then they had to play Maritza and Wilbur which proved to be more difficult, but they managed to win by 3 shots. In their last game Maureen and David played against the eventual winners, who had also won all 3 games. After a tight match the Metro pair managed to fall over the line.

This meant that Maureen and David qualified to play in the top four.  They then had to play the eventual winners once more. In what was otherwise a close game Maureen and David managed to drop 8 shots in one end.

In such a short match this was a disaster. Sadly, their second top four match was curtailed due to the unfortunate ill-health of one of their opponents. Therefore, our pair won by default. This meant that they needed to win their last game to finish runners-up. Despite some controversy on a couple of ends Maureen and David prevailed.

The hospitality at the venue was, as ever, excellent. We are grateful to all those who provided support. It is also nice to report that their were a few new VIBE bowlers at the tournament.

Maureen Ryan & David Mears. (From Metro). Runners up VIBE national indoor bowls pairs tournament Nottingham
Photo above of Maureen Ryan and David Mears [Metro] Receiving their runner up medals
report by David Mears