Presentation Evening 2019 – Resolven BC and TRW Cam Gears BC
The 2019 Club Tournament Presentation evening for Resolven Bowls Club (RBC) and TRW/Cam Gears Bowls Club was held recently at the Resolven Community & Recreational Social Centre (the old Cam Gears Club) which was well attended by members and friends.
President/Chairman of RBC welcomed everyone to the Presentation evening which included some members of Resolven Ladies Bowls Club.
He congratulated all the bowlers, male and female who had played for the West Glamorgan County over the past season.
He also congratulated the RBC County Open Fours Champions, Shaun (Ned) Kelly, Gareth Evans, Mike Herbert and Nigel James and the Welsh National Senior Triples Champions Aylwin Jones, John Fryer and Spencer Evans (who played in the last four games in Llandrindod Wells, replacing Randall Sims).
Lt to Rt: Aylwin Jones, Randall Sims, John Fryer & Spencer Evans
Shaun Kelly, West Glamorgan County 2 Wood Champion for the second consecutive year.
The summer of 2019 produced some great sunny days and dry weather which offered a good season for outdoor bowlers.
Speaking of the bowling green, the President said that the three Resolven Clubs are fortunate to have some hard working volunteers who are willing to give of their time and who have been working extensively and tirelessly on the Green over the year to be the best that it can be, and a green to be proud of. This is clearly shown by the good comments received from local and visiting bowlers.
The Presentation evening continued with a buffet meal and this was followed by the sale of raffle tickets in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity.
Simon Ace, Resolven BC Hon. Secretary repeated that it had been a successful year with the club doing well in the Neath & District League and the Cwmtawe, Swansea Valley League winning the SVL Cup for the second time.
He gave an early congratulations to Carwen Thomas, Secretary/Treasurer Resolven Ladies Bowls Club for being elected to the position of West Glamorgan Senior Vice President for 2020 and therefore President for the 2021 Season.
Gareth Evans, lead bowling green volunteer and Secretary/Treasurer TRW/Cam Gears BC was invited to begin their presentations and he said that the club had had a good year and had completed their tournaments before starting early autumn work on the green. He called on Ieuan Ace the 2019 Captain to help with the presentations.
Winners of the TRW/Cam Gears Club Pairs – Alwyn Griffiths & Stephen Allen with Ieuan Ace.
(Finalists – Spencer Evans & Dave Pavey)
Stephen Allen – TRW/Cam Gears Club Singles Winner.
(Finalist – Gareth Evans)
TRW/Cam Gears, Player of the Year, Spencer Evans, chosen by the 2019 Captain Ieuan Ace.
Lt to Rt: Ieuan Ace, John James & Gareth Evans
A Special presentation was made to John James who has given outstanding long service to TRW/Cam Gears Bowls Club mainly as Chairman.
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The evening continued with the Resolven Bowls Club Presentations.
Carole Hopkins & Ann Ace receiving recognition for providing and serving the refreshments for RBC bowlers in Resolven throughout the season pictured with Andrew Hopkins & Simon Ace.
Janice Ace who was responsible for the refreshments on the night of the presentation.
Brenda Rees & Christine Twaite who played bowls when required on several occasions with RBC during the successful retaining of the Cwmtawe/Swansea Valley Cup (Mid-Week Triples League). Shown with Andrew Hopkins and the winners trophy.
Hugh Lewis, RBC President/Chairman presenting Andrew Hopkins with the Ron Thompson Trophy as the winner of the Resolven Bowls Club 3 Wood Tournament. (Finalist – Lionel Stock)
Stephen Allen, who is the RBC Club Champion for 2019 receiving the Hugh Lewis Trophy.
(Finalist – Simon Ace)
Troy Simms, RBC ‘Player of the Year’ as voted by the club members receiving the Omri Davies Trophy from Simon Ace.
The evening continued with a performance from entertainer/singer/comedian Kevin Kaye.
Congratulations to everyone who attended on the evening which raised the sum of £105. This is to be given to The Brain Tumour Charity and added to the amount that Andrew Hopkins has accumulated to date from running half marathons etc. which so far totals almost £1000.