Monday 4th September 2017 11:06am
The 2nd leg of the Harrison Shield between Kearsney and Folkestone Park B.C. took place on Sunday (3rd September) at Folkestone. Facing a 10 shot deficit from the 1st leg, held at Kearsney in May, Kearsney needed to get off to a good start if they were to retain the Shield and the bragging rights for another year. With the scores very close at tea all was still to play for, Kearsney did overcome the 10 shots deficit and take the overall lead with just a few ends to play but Folkestone rallied and even though Kearsney won on the day by 102 shots to 97, a win of 5 shots, this was not quite enough, and the Parks managed to win back the Shield by an overall shot score over the 2 legs by 201 to 196. Well done Folkestone Park, but we will be after you next year!
SERV Charity Match
Saturday 26th August 2017 6:52pm
A charity triples match was held at the Clubs green on Saturday (26th August) in aid of SERV (Service by Emergency Response Volunteers). SERV provides free transportation of blood, blood products and various medical equipment and medicines to and from hospitals and hospices. The volunteers operate 365 nights a year and all day at weekends and Bank Holidays. Three Kearsney members are members of SERVs volunteer force, Graham Perrin, Keith Howe & Jim Holt. Back to the match, 24 members made up 8 triples who each played 3 games of 9 ends, all against different opposition, with just the total number of shots being recorded to decide the winners. After the 3 games, the triple of Steve Smith (skip), Lyn Smith & our youngest member, Tom Blackwell came out on top recording 40 shots in their 3 games. In second place was the triple of John Broom (skip), Sheila Swinerd & Keith Hughes on 35 shots. The consolation prizes went to Alan Hare (skip), Bob Taylor & George Hornsey. Prior to the match a 'Spider' was held for a litre of Bacardi, this was won by one of our more senior members, J.J. Smith, which he later donated back to the club for auction with the proceeds going to SERV. The match raised with the aid of a well supported raffle £233.00. On behalf of SERV Graham Perrin thanked all those that made for such a successful day. See PHOTOS for pictures.
Will Rhodes Final
Friday 18th August 2017 8:25pm
The Will Rhodes Tournament was concluded on Friday evening (18th August) with the final between the rinks skipped by Dave Hunter & Muzz Law in front of a good crowd of club members. The final was played over 21 ends by all four members of each team and the rink of Dave Hunter (Skip), Guy Peto, Chis Dixey (sub for Fred Williams) & Brian Watts got off to a great start and were up by 11 shots to 2 after just 8 ends. The rink of Muzz Law (Skip), Keith Hughes, Lesley Beardsell & Doreen Lott tried to close the gap but to no avail and Dave Hunters rink eventually ran out comfortable winners by 23 shots to 8. See also Photos to view finalists.
Bob Potts Memorial Match - Results
Sunday 2nd July 2017 3:06pm
Muzz Law receiving the Bob Potts Memorial Shield from Jeanette Potts on Sunday. Muzz accumulated 62 points just ahead of Carol Wellard on 61 points to become the first winner of the tournament played for charity in memory of Bob Potts. The tournament raised £300.00 for each of the chosen charities, Pilgrims Hospice & Macmillan Cancer Support. Third place went to Malcolm Deakin with Lyn Smith in fourth place. The match was followed by a BBQ for over 70 members & friends.
Bob Potts Memorial Match - 1st July 2017
Saturday 1st July 2017 8:49pm
Kearsney hosted the Bob Potts Memorial fun day match on Saturday 1st July followed by a BBQ, with all proceeds in aid of The Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury and Macmillan Cancer Support. Our thanks go to Jeanette Potts & family who together with Roger Cook organised the event in memory of Bob. Photos of the days events can be viewed under the heading (Photos).