Thanks to all those members who turned up for the open house. The weather was not kind to us and the cold must have kept many people inside as we had nothing like the number of visitors we had last year. We were pleased to have Malcom Wardman return to the club and we have a few possible new adult members plus two new juniors who signed up. Despite the lack of visitors the day was successful from a publicity perspective with reporters from Northumberland Today, Northumberland News, Snap'd and NorthumerlandView.ca. Hopefully this will result in good publicity which will encourage people to try out the beginner lessons which start in June.
Given the rain at the end of last week we were restricted in which greens we could use. On Friday, as you will see from this photo the south green was flooded and we had to keep off it as if was still very soft. It should be OK though for the Victoria Day open fours tournament.
In view of the cold weather there was also a good turn out for the Saturday afternoon jitney with 24 members competing for the huge cash prize of $1.15 each. Our President, Ralph, must think that his position allows him to win all the jitneys as he claimed his third successive win, playing this time with Fran Marsh and Thelma Eastcott. I have to say though that he was extremely lucky on this occasion as he was four down in the seventh end (playing against me) and I was very unlucky when a great shot that looked to be right on the jack just diverted it slightly to give him four! He then had a lucky wick in the last end to win the game! (Writing the news allows you to put your own perspective on a game!)
Renewals are going well but if you have not yet managed to renew please visit the club as soon as possible. Gerry Childs will be at all jitneys and tournaments in the immediate future to accept renewals.
In Club tournament - Coach's Cup
On Saturday May 24th we have our first in club tournament of the season - the Coach's Cup sponsored by Edward Cunnington of Meet at 66 King St East. This tournament will be triples 3 x 8 end games. We are trying to avoid having in club tournaments where we end up playing teams of two against three and at the latest count we still need 5 more members to give us eight teams of three. The sign up sheet is on the bulletin board but if you can't manage to get to the club to sign up but do want to play please contact one of the Drawmasters, Dianne Lauder or Marie Van Dusen.
Monday Night League
Sign up for this has gone well. There are still places available but the deadline for signing up is Monday May 19th. Please contact Donna. Ball if you are interested.