Weekly update by our intrepid reporter- Patricia

 The Bowling season closed at The Den on 1st October, and the results of the Club Competitions are as follows:

Mixed Pairs
Winners:      Paul Babbage, Patricia Campbell
Runners-up:      Mandy White, Roger Livett
Mixed Triples
Winners:    Mandy White, Roger Livett, John White
Runners-up:    Stuart Wilson, Peter Nicholson, Patricia Campbell
Men’s Championship
Winner:    Stuart Wilson        Runner-up:    Peter Painter
Men’s 2 Wood
Winner:    John White        Runner-up:    Stuart Wilson    
Men’s Handicap
Winner:    John White                Runner-up:    Stuart Wilson
Men’s Pairs
Winners:    John White, John Staden
Runners-up:    Paul Babbage, Stuart Wilson
Men’s Triples
Winners:    Stuart Wilson, Brian Hayles, Geoff Yarham
Runners-up:    Peter Nicholson, John Staden, Peter Painter

Ladies Pairs
Winners:    Beryl Cooke, Pat Staden
Runners-up:    Pat Upton, Mandy White
Ladies Championship
Winner:    Pat Upton                  Runner-up:    Patricia Campbell
Ladies Handicap
Winner:    Beryl Cooke            Runner-up:    Mandy White
Ladies Unbadged
Winner        Patricia Campbell       Runner-up:    Beryl Cooke
Ladies 2 Wood
Winner:    Patricia Campbell        Runner-up:    Mandy White    

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 September 24th 2016

FRIENDLY MATCHES

On Monday The Den visited Bitton Park Bowls Club for the annual derby, playing for the honour of winning the Geoff Bladon Trophy.  The Den were the holders, but managed to lose rather heavily this year, by 59 shots to 126.  M Palmer, L Holt, S Ashford and P Upton lost 10-23 to R Carpenter, R Kingsley, J Wise and A Davies.
L Previati, R Livett, G Yarham and P Campbell lost 11-29 to A Daniels, G Simpson, P Wardell and B Ledger.  S Greenwood, E Hayles, B Hayles and S Wilson lost 12-30 to C Clatnorthy, C Crowther, M Moon and V Strutt.  Y Greenwood, G Webb, P Painter and M Allcorn lost 11-20 to R Mosley, D Vodden, P Gourd and P Tetrault.
M White, B Bray, S Yarham and P Nicholson lost 15-24 to B Harvey, J Williams, U Previati and M Dunn.  

The final visitors for this season were Silver End, from Essex.  The Den lost by 9 shots overall, 90-99.  L Previati, U Previati and M Allcorn won 20-14, B Cooke, D Beecham and B Hayles lost 9-17.  B Bray, P Upton and S Yarham won 22-11, G Yarham, Y Greenwood and P Painter lost 8-21.  S Greenwood, S Ashford and P Campbell lost 15-17, and M Palmer, E Hayles and S Wilson lost 16-19.

September 17th 2016

O55s
The Den X team played their final league match of the season against Abbrook Park, losing by just 2 shots, 33-35.  S Ashford, B Hayles and G Yarham lost to K Royston, B Lawrence and T Frampton 16-24, and M Allcorn, P Painter and J White beat R Blayber, J Davison and L Wheeler 17-11.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Abbrook Park.  

FRIENDLY MATCH

The Den played Denmead Bowling Club, and lost by just 2 shots, 89-91.  B Beecham, E Hayles and P Nicholson won 21-12, D Beecham, M Smith, P Upton and B Hayles lost 14-25.  B Cooke, M Palmer, U Previati and P Painter drew 16-16.  S Ashford, A Whitty, C Webb and J White lost 18-21.  L Previati, Y Greenwood, S Greenwood and M Allcorn lost won 20-17.

The visitors on Saturday were from Purton Bowling Club and The Den lost by 85 shots to 121.  P Babbage, G Webb, S Ashford and J White won 18-12, D Beecham, M Palmer, Y Greenwood and P Nicholson lost 15-22.  B Cooke, R Livett, E Hayles and S Wilson lost 12-21, S Greenwood, P Painter and P Campbell won 20-16.  L Davies, B Bray, G Yarham and P Upton lost 11-32, and M White, M Wiltshire and B Hayles lost 9-18.

 11th September 2016

SDLBL
The Ladies played their final league match against Ivybridge, and won overall by 49 shots to 41.  B Cooke, E Hayles and J Flinn lost to T Hill, D Bufton and S Robertson 14-17.  A White, B Beecham and P Upton lost to P Woodcock, E Eady and M Bradbury 14-16, and B Pritchard, S Yarham and P Campbell beat J Slocombe, L Lawrence and D Tyler 21-8.  6 points to The Den, 4 points to Ivybridge.

FRIENDLY MATCH
The Den played Gloucester Spa and lost by 96 shots to 113.  S Greenwood, L Holt, M Flinn and J Flinn won 27-13.  D Beecham, B Bray, E Hayles and P Nicholson won 14-13.  Y Greenwood,  B Beecham, R Livett and P Campbell lost 12-21.  S Ashford, L Previati, M Wiltshire and J White drew 16-16.  B Cooke, G Webb, B Hayles and P Upton lost 15-22, and M Palmer, R Howes, P Painter and S Wilson lost 12-28.

The next game was against a team from Humberside, which The Den lost by 104 shots to 123.  G Yarham, B Beecham, P Gourd and S Wilson won 24-18, P Mills, B Howes, R Livett and M Wiltshire lost 12-24.  B Cooke, S Ashford and P Nicholson lost 11-22, M Palmer, G Webb, M Flinn and J Flinn lost 11-26, S Greenwood, C Mitchel, B Hayes and P Campbell won 24-17, and Y Greenwood, P Babbage, U Previati and J White won 22-16.

The third visitors of the week were from Somerton, in Somerset, and The Den lost by 127 shots to 160.  B Beecham, G Webb, G Yarham and J White lost 9-29.  D Frost, D Upton, S Yarham and T Joyce lost 14-21.  B Cooke, R Livett, P Mills and P Nicholson lost 15-30.  M Palmer, M Wiltshire, S Ashford and P Campbell lost 7-36.  C Mitchell, P Babbage, L Previati and U Previati won 28-13.  D Beecham, Y Greenwood, M Flinn and J Flinn won 37-13.  S Greenwood, C Arthur, E Hayles and B Hayles lost 17-19.

4th Sepember 2016

 O55s
The X team played Bitton Park and lost by just one shot, 35 to 36.  J White, M Allcorn and S Wilson beat A Daniels, C Clapworthy and A Davies 22-12, and P Painter, M Flinn and G Yarham lost to M Barrett, C Crowther and H Rodway 13-24.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Bitton Park.

FRIENDLY MATCH
The Den played Tiverton West End, and lost by 116 shots to 122.  D Beecham, B Howes, M Flinn and J Flinn beat G Churchill, H Tucker, R French and P Chidgey 24-19.  S Ashford, A Weaver, P Upton and S Wilson beat R Pulsford, B Moore, J Head and R Workman 21-15.  R Cook, B Beecham, R Livett and P Nicholson lost to E Payne, G Lee, R Gregory and D Butt 15-26.  D Upton, R Weaver, S Yarham and J White drew 21-21 against S Moore, C Powney, C Hammett and R Enright.  B Cooke, P Mills, M Allcorn and P Campbell beat E Browning, S Butt, K Powney and E Edworthy 25-15.  A White, B Bray, P Painter and G Yarham lost to J Tucker, B Kerslake, G Hake and R Clarke 10-26.

The next friendly game was against Avon & Somerset Police, in which The Den lost on all 7 rinks, playing against some extremely competitive opposition.
On Sunday we had a visit from Central Essex Bowling Club, and this time The Den won by 104 shots to 73.  L Previati, M Wiltshire and U Previati beat M Mansfield, D Palmer and R Howel 16-8.  C Mitchell, S Ashford and P Nicholson beat P Palmer, F Jackson and M Stradling 17-13.  S Greenwood, D Beecham and P Campbell beat D Whalley, F Kemp and L Terrington 23-9.  L Davies, M Flinn and J Flinn beat P Clement, J Vivers and L Mann 22-9.  E Thorne, B Cooke and M Allcorn lost to  L Palmer, M Welham and J Leaback 7-23, and R Livett, A White and J White beat B Moxon, R Pringle and M Murphy 19-11.

 August 27th 2016

 O55s
The X team played Buckfastleigh and won by 42 shots to 29.  S Wilson, M Allcorn and J Staden beat J Sims, K Stone and G Mant 24-18, and P Painter, M Flinn and G Yarham beat M Grindrod, M Anderson and S Shan 18-11.  All 8 points to The Den.

SDLB
The Ladies travelled to Ivybridge, and won their match by 55 shots to 38.  B Pritchard, P Staden and P Campbell beat G Sampson, L Lawrence and D Tyler 20-11.  R Cook, B Beecham and P Upton lost to T Hill, L Hawkes and S Robertson 10-18, and B Cooke, S Yarham and L Previati beat B Rowe, D Bufton and M Bradbury 25-9.  8 points to The Den, 2 points to Ivybridge.

FRIENDLY MATCH
The Den members travelled to Brixham St. Mary’s for a friendly match, and lost overall by 57 shots to 68.  P Painter, S Yarham and G Yarham lost to A Little, K Short and R Hughes 19-20.  J Staden, M White and J White won 17-14, S Ashford, P Staden and P Nicholson lost 7-20, and R Livett, S Wilson and P Campbell drew 14-14.

On Friday The Bowls Club took part in the Sports Event on the Den.  This was a very successful day, and the Club signed on 8 new members, 7 of whom will be playing in a friendly match on Tuesday against Tiverton West End.

 20th August 2016

 O55s

The X team played Starcross and won overall by 49 shots to 24.  S Wilson, M Allcorn and J Staden beat R Taylor, J Barton and S Parsons 34-5, P Mills, M Flinn and G Yarham lost to D Frost, T Joyce and B Adams 15-19.  6 points to The Den, 2 points to Starcross.

The also played Bovey Tracey in a rain affected game and continued their late run of victories by winning overall by 26 shots to 21.  S Wilson, M Allcorn and J Staden beat A Windmill, D Elphick and D Saunders 14-10 and P Painter, M Flinn and G Yarham beat M Russell, B Glover and P Martin 12-11.  8 points to The Den.


FRIENDLY MATCH

The Den played Abbrook Park and lost overall by just one shot, 59-60.  S Greenwood, L Dedman and P Campbell beat J Heanc, A Wilkinson and G Forrester 14-10, M Flinn, G Yarham and J Flinn beat C Wilkinson, S Nixon and J Preston 17-16, Y Greenwood, S Yarham and P Nicholson lost to R Blaber, J Collar and J Stevens 16-18 and R Cook, R Livett and P Painter lost to P Harris, B Lawrence and J Wheeler 12-16.

The Den were also visited by Plymouth RCS, and lost this match by just 4 points.  P Mills, D Frost, G Yarham and S Wilson drew 18-18 against T Warren, B Howes, E Shaw and H Jeffery.  B Beecham, M Palmer, D Jackson and P Nicholson lost 12-23 against S Barrett, T Kirby, D Fourte and P Toms.  C Castle, R Livett, P Upton and P Painter beat V Ridley, B Jewell, R Manning and G Gale 23-15, D Beecham, R Cook, B Hayles and P Campbell lost to J Jones, J Slater and K Rapson 13-21, S Greenwood, Y Greenwood, M Flinn and J Flinn beat M Cornish, G Fourte, B Rivers and G Taylor 21-9. and S Yarham, J White, P Staden and J Staden lost to C Harris, J Berring, C Turner and B Sanderson 13-18.

On Sunday The Bowls Club was taken over by The Royal British Legion for their annual pairs Bowling Competition, playing for the Bill Major Trophy.  The winners were Matt Bowden and Trevor Norman, and the runners-up were Leslie Holt and Daniel Norman.

 14th August 2016

O55s
The X team played Marldon and lost by 22 shots to 35.  S Wilson, M Allcorn and J Staden lost to P Stretton, M Rolfe and T Mason 11-18, and B Hayles, M Flinn and G Yarham lost to J Gilbert, B Tame and T Bowles 11-17.  8 points to Marldon.

SDLB
The Ladies played Buckfastleigh and lost overall by 39 shots to 45.  Y Greenwood, P Staden and P Campbell lost to S Bowden, B Bamsey and J Pinney 10-21, B Cooke, E Hayles and L Previati beat R Look, J Elliott and S Joint 18-13 and B Beecham, P Upton and J Flinn drew 11-11 against E Full, G Allen and D Raggett.  3 points to The Den, 7 points to Buckfastleigh.

FRIENDLY MATCH
The Den played Saltash and lost overall by 83 shots to 103.  M Palmer, P Upton and P Staden lost to F Bromley, M Day and N Vincent 10-24, R Livett, L Dedman and P Nicholson lost to J Skinner, P Williams and P Skinner 10-16, P Ashford, S Wilson and P Campbell beat P Robinson, M Fisher and J Northmore 22-11, M White, P Mills and M Allcorn beat J Bromeley, J Cambourne and D Cambourne 18-16, S Ashford, E Hayles and B Hayles lost to C Porter, J Vincent and D Robinson 10-19, and B Cooke, M Wiltshire and J Staden lost to T Cole, C Douglas and J Parsons 13-17.

The Den were due to play a friendly match against Starcross, but owing to other commitments, Starcross had to cancel this match.
Likewise, The Den had a match arranged against Dawlish Marina, but Dawlish were unable to get enough players and cancelled this match.

7th August 2016

 O55s
The X team played Kingsteignton and won overall by 46 shots to 33.  S Wilson, M Allcorn and J Staden beat J Wouthers, R Lamble and R Fox 26-18, D Beecham, M Flinn and G Yarham beat L Arrello, B Cornett and D Feston 20-15.  8 points to The Den.

SDLB
The Ladies also played Kingsteignton but lost overall by 33 shots to 69.  B Beecham, S Yarham and P Upton lost to L Lamble, J Collins and A Mason 12-22, B Pritchard, P Staden and P Campbell lost to M Hawkings, B Ryland and J Higham 13-20, and B Cooke, Y Greenwood and E Hayles lost to C Shapland, S Landau and E Elliott 8-27.  10 points to Kingstgeignton.
The Ladies also played against Babbacombe and lost by 38 shots to 61.  R Cook, P Staden and P Campbell beat L Severn, J Moran and B Baston 17-13, B Cooke, E Hayles and L Previati lost to A Townsend, S Nickerson and D Flowers 14-22, and Y Greenwood, B Beecham and P Upton lost to J Spencer, S Gambrell and P Bence 7-26.  2 points to The Den, 8 points to Babbacombe.

FRIENDLY MATCH
The Den travelled to Tiverton for a game against Tiverton West End, which they lost by 11 shots overall, 77-88.  P Ashford, S Ashford, S Yarham and J Staden beat H Tucker, D Knowles, J Head and J Barrie 20-15.  D Beecham, R Howes, G Yarham and P Staden beat R Jarret, C Churchill, M Willanoys and P Enright 17-15.  J Greenwood, M Wiltshire, P Nicholson and M Evans lost to J Tucker, B Husbands, A Gribble and D Butt 11-28.  BCooke, E Thorne, P Upton and S Wilson beat S Butt, E Payne, A Smith and B Berry 15-10, and S Greenwood, B Beecham, R Livett and P Campbell lost to J Cawsey, E Smith, G Jarrett and E Edworthy 14-20.

30th July 2016

 O55s
The X team played Shaldon and lost by 19 shots to 49.  B Hayles, M Flinn and S Wilson lost to R Mole, D Gunn and A Leggett 7-32, and P Mills, M Allcorn and J Staden lost to B Bell, J Pearce and T Dart 12-17.  All 8 points to Shaldon.

SDLB
The Ladies played Kings, from Torquay, and won overall by 53 shots to 48.  P Upton lost to L Baker 12-21, J Flinn beat R Creed 26-15 and P Campbell beat P Hicks 15-12.  8 points to The Den, 2 points to Kings.

FRIENDLY MATCH
The Den played Totnes and won overall by 73 shots to 68.  S Greenwood, S Ashford, B Hayles and P Campbell beat H Saffery, D Parnall, M Boyle and C Watts 22-16, M White, M Wiltshire, P Staden and P Nicholson lost to  A Parnall, P Bleach, P Harris and F Martin 9-22, R Livett, B Cooke, P Painter and S Wilson beat J Binden, R Saffery, M Rannaford and E Knight 24-13, and P Babbage, R Cook, Y Greenwood, and J Staden beat E Luce, C Bemand, L Stocks and B Cauthorne 20-17.

 23rd July 2016

 O55s
The X team played Bitton Park and lost by 29 shots to 48.  J White lost to H Rodway 16-23 and G Yarham lost to P Wardell 13-25.  8 points to Bitton Park.
SDLB
The Ladies played Kingsteignton and won overall by 56 shots to 45.  P Upton drew 18 all against A Mason, P Campbell lost to J Higham 7-21 and J Flinn beat S Landau 31-6.  7 points to The Den, 3 points to Kingsteignton.
They also played Bovey Tracey, and lost overall by 48 shots to 53.  P Campbell beat S Saunders 17-11, P Upton lost to J Fullbrook 12-30 and L Previati beat M Bolt 19-12.  4 points to The Den, 6 points to Bovey Tracey.
The Ladies took a trip over the river to play against Shaldon Ladies and lost by just 4 shots, 46-50, winning on one rink and losing on two.

 15th July 2016

 MDL
The Den played Torquay and lost by 57 shots to 117.  J Staden lost to S Glover 16-34, P Nicholson lost to D Mitchell 13-14, M Allcorn lost to A Jordan 12-33 and G Yarham lost to D Ganstone 16-36.  All 14 points to Torquay.
SDLB
The Ladies played Bovey Tracey and lost by 40 shots to 71.  P Campbell lost to J Fullbrook 15-28, J Flinn lost to M Bolt 12-24 and P Upton lost to S Saunders 13-19.  All 10 points to Bovey Tracey.
FRIENDLY MATCHES
The Den travelled to Okehampton for a friendly game, which they won by 84 shots to 78.  P Nicholson drew 16 all against A Mathias, G Yarham lost to J Griffiths 12-21, P Campbell beat T Fuller 27-11, J Flinn lost to A Hardwick 14-15, and J Staden drew 15 all against J Marles.

The Den then entertained visitors from Bromley Town, but lost this match by 110 shots to 124.  P Nicholson beat C Azzopardi 23-8, G Yarham lost to T Vane 9-33, P Upton lost to B Bignell 12-29, J Staden beat J Titheridge  25-18, J White beat P Purton 21-15 and P Campbell lost to C Bignell 20-21.

11July 2016

MDL

The Den played Newton Abbot and lost by 64 shots to 103.  J Staden lost to A Sanders 14-30, S Wilson lost to D Pickett 17-27, G Yarham lost to K Heyward 17-24 and P Nicholson lost to T Chapman 16-22.  All 14 points to Newton Abbot.
SDLB
The Ladies played Kings and won by 51 shots to 45.  P Upton beat B Targett 19-14, P Campbell lost to R Creed 14-16 and J Flinn beat L Baker 18-15.  8 points to The Den, 2 points to Kings.
On Saturday The Den played a friendly match against Rock Park, Barnstaple, which they lost by 132 shots to 142.  J Flinn beat C Payne 23-15, R Davidson beat B Boucher 28-16, P Nicholson lost to P Arnold 14-30, J Staden lost to T Darcy 12-24, M Evans lost to D Huxtable 14-23, J White beat M Tredd 32-12, and P Campbell lost to D Cole 9-22.

 3rd July 2016

MDL
The Den played Abbrook Park and lost by 61 shots to 97.  J Staden beat J Davison 21-19, S Wilson lost to N Wilson 13-31, G Yarham beat T Praxton 21-10 and P Nicholson lost to M Busby 6-37.  4 points to The Den, 10 points to Abbrook Park.
O55s
The X team played Buckfastleigh and won by 34 shots to 23.  G Yarham drew 12-12 against S Shaw and J Staden beat J Fox 22-11.  7 points to The Den, 1 point to Buckfastleigh.
The Y team also played Buckfastleigh and lost by 29 shots to 32.  S Wilson drew 16-16 against B Dondell and P Painter lost to K Murray 13-16.  1 point to The Den, 7 points to Buckfastleigh.
SDLB
The Ladies played Buckfastleigh and lost overall by 28 shots to 62.  P Campbell lost to S Joint 9-22, J Flinn lost to J Pinney 6-20 and L Previati lost to P Manfield 13-20.  All 10 points to Buckfastleigh.

On Saturday the members travelled to Barnstaple for a game against Rock Park which they lost by 84 shots to 101.  P Campbell beat P Lomas 27-8, P Upton lost to B Smith 10-22, P Nicholson lost to P Arnold 9-12, J White lost to B Boucher 10-15, J Staden lost to M Frowd 13-22, and M Evans lost to D Daniel 15-22.

 25th June 2016

Once again the weather was the winner at the beginning of the week, and the Over 55s matches had to be cancelled due to the heavy rain.
However, Wednesday proved to be a better day, and The Den played a very friendly match again a touring team from Somerset, calling themselves TP Tourists.  They beat the Den overall by 95 shots to 84.  S Wilson lost to B Crowys 17-25, P Upton beat C Wilcox 18-15, J White lost to J Cowan 14-15, P Campbell drew 20-20 against A Jones and J Staden lost to C White 15-20.
MDL
The Den played Buckfastleigh and lost overall by 74 shots to 89.  S Wilson lost to C Rabbett 10-29, J Staden beat S Shaw 26-19, P Nicholson lost to P Huff 11-28 and G Yarham beat I Hawkins 27-13.  4 points to The Den, 10 points to Buckfastleigh.
We also played Kingsbridge and lost by 55 shots to 91.  G Yarham beat J Harding 20-18, S Wilson lost to D Hurrell 12-26, J White lost to C Steer 10-21 and J Staden lost 13-26.  2 points to The Den, 12 points to Kingsbridge.

 18th June 2016

Over 55s
The X team played Starcross and won overall by 34 shots to 32.  Unfortunately The Den were one player short and had to deduct 25% of their overall score, resulting in a technical loss.
G Yarham lost to B Adams 11-20 and J Staden beat S Parsons 23-12.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Starcross.
Teignmouth Open Bowls Championship
This week the Den and Bitton Park Bowling Clubs  co-hosted The Teignmouth Open Bowls Championship.  Despite not having the best of weather, all games were played with the following results.
Triples
The overall winners were Griff Sanders team, who beat Harry Goodwin’s team 20-6.  The losing semi-finalists were teams led by  Geoff  Konetsky and Peter Crowhurst.
Men’s Singles
The winner was Ryan Whitlock, the runner up was Malcolm Bishop.  The losing semi-finalists were Mike Woodridge and Norman Coad.
Ladies Pairs
This section was won by Sue Devonport and Jan Hutchins, the runners up were Jacqui Flinn and Margaret Murgatroyd.The losing semi-finalists were Sandra Brockington and Linda Symonds; and Pat Edmonds-Brown and Pat Smith.

11th June 2016

The week started with a friendly game against Starcross, which The Den narrowly lost by 74 shots to 86.  P Staden lost to T Joyce 11-22, P Campbell beat A Brook 24-9, P Nicholson beat J Gardner 14-13, P Painter lost to D Davis 11-26 and B Hayles lost to S Turner 14-16.
This was followed by another friendly against The Devon Patrons, which The Den won by 97 shots to 85.  J Staden beat D Honeywill 18-16, S Wilson lost to P Merin 17-18, P Nicholson beat J Berry 21-17, M Flinn drew 22 all with J Hogger, and U Previati beat M Hale 19-12.
Over 55's
The X team played Marldon and won overall by 42 shots to 27.  G Yarham beat T Bowlls 19-18 and J Staden beat T Mason 23-9.  All 8 points to The Den.
The Y team played Bitton Park and lost by 21 shots to 42.  P Nicholson lost to M Moon 7-23 and S Wilson lost to P Gourd 14-19.  All 8 points to Bitton Park.
MDL
The Den played Shaldon and lost overall by 73 shots to 91.  P Nicholson lost to A Leggett 12-31, S Wilson lost to J Murray 14-30, J Staden beat B Haywood 16-15 and G Yarham beat D Hayward 31-15.  4 points to The Den, 8 points to Shaldon.
SDLB
The Ladies played Babbacombe and won by 57 shots to 40.  P Upton lost to D Flowers 16-19, P Campbell beat P Bence 24-11 and L Previati beat S Szender 17-10.  8 points to The Den, 2 points to Babbacombe.

 5th June 2016
O55s
The X team played Kingsteignton and lost by 26 shots to 34.  G Yarham lost to A Fox 13-16 and J Staden lost to D Preston 13-18.  All 8 points to Kingsteignton.
The Y team also played Kingsteignton and lost by 31 shots to 34.  P Nicholson lost to D Ringwood 14-21 and S Wilson beat K Johns 17-13.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Kingsteignton.

The X team also played Abbrook Park and lost by 24 shots to 49.  J Staden lost to T Frampton 14-24 and G Yarham lost to L Wheeler 10-25.  8 points to Abbrook Park.

The Den played a friendly game against Abbrook Park, and lost by 51 shots to 77.  M Flinn lost to G Forrester 5-33, P Upton beat R Slinger 19-9, J Staden lost to M Busby 14-18 and P Painter lost to K Dunn 13-17.
We also played a friendly match against visitors from Minehead, which The Den won by 104 shots to 84.  J Staden drew 17 all with N Cox, P Nicholson lost to P Stevens 12-21, L Dedman lost to J Ware 13-15, S Wilson beat H Smith 25-11, J White beat K Powls 15-12 and P Campbell beat M Freeguard 22-8.

On Friday evening a number of members enjoyed a Fish and Chip Supper at the Club Night

29th May 2016

O55s
The X team played Shaldon and lost by 27 shots to 46.  G Yarham lost to A Leggett 16-22 and J Staden lost to T Dart 11-24.  Nil points to The Den, 8 points to Shaldon.

The Y team played Bovey Tracey and lost by just 1 shot, 35-36.  S Wilson beat C Wright 20-16 and P Nicholson lost to T Norman 15-20.  2 points to The Den, 6 points to Bovey Tracey.

MDL
The Den played Shaldon and lost by 55 shots to 96.  G Yarham beat J Murray 22-20, S Wilson lost to B Hayward 8-23, J Staden lost to D Haywood 15-31 and P Nicholson lost to A Leggett 10-22.  2 points to The Den, 10 points to Shaldon.

The Den travelled to Exmouth and played a friendly game against Phear Park Bowls Club, which they lost by 64 shots to 95.  J Staden lost 6-24, P Nicholson lost to P Burch 11-24, G Yarham lost to R Smith 10-20, P Campbell beat R Mottishead 19-10 and J White beat J Anderson 18-17.

22nd May 2016

 The week started with a successful Open Day on Sunday, when many visitors tried their hand at bowling, and quite a few showed an interest in becoming members.  
MDL
The Den played Torquay and lost overall by 65 shots to 98.  G Yarham beat D Ganstone 22-15, J Staden lost to A Jordan 21-26, S Wilson lost to S Glover 9-26 and P Nicholson lost to D Tibridge 13-31.  2 points to The Den, 12 points to Torquay.
Unfortunately the bad weather meant that the O55s and another  MDL match scheduled for this week were postponed.
On Sunday The Den played a friendly game against Brixham St. Mary’s, which they won overall by 118 shots to 63.  M Flinn lost to J Hudson 13-16, P Nicholson beat I Fletcher 21-15, J Flinn beat Tony Little 28-15, P Campbell beat J Hughes 18-6,
J Staden beat V Biles 17-9 and S Wilson beat T Wilson 21-12.  

15th May 2016

 O55s
The X team played Bovey Tracey and lost overall by 19 shots to 45.  G Yarham lost to D Humphries 15-20 and J Staden lost to D Saunders 4-25.  Nil points to The Den, 8 points to Bovey Tracey.
The Y team travelled to Torquay and played Kings, losing by 20 shots to 47.  S Wilson lost to T Gale 8-32, and P Nicholson lost to R Hext 12-15.  Nil points to the Den, 8 points to Kings.
On Saturday Den players took a coach trip to Tavistock, where we all enjoyed a lunch at the local Social Club.  We went on to play against Tavistock on an overcast and very cold afternoon, and lost the match rather heavily.  After a friendly drink with our opponents we travelled home in bright sunshine!

9th May 2016 
The Den’s first match against visiting tourists was against Bath Post Office and associated clubs, and the Den won narrowly by 108 shots to 100.  S Bicknell beat  J Williams 26-14, U Previati beat G Viles 17-11, P Nicholson lost to B Reeves 16-20,  P Campbell beat K Mitchell 20-18, G Yarham beat A Butt 21-14 and J Staden lost to L Gunston 8-23.

This was followed by a game against Wokingham Bowls Club, which The Den lost by 93 shots to 94.  D Turner lost to D Smith 15-18, P Campbell lost to J Holmes 7-19, P Nicholson beat M Evans 25-13, R Davidson lost to P Graham 14-15, D Jackson beat W McGregor 22-6 and P Upton lost to J Evans 10-23.