Tony Taylor Trophy Challenge – 2015

For the 2015 Challenge, Stafford Round Table organised a Crown Green Bowling evening on 27th August.



On a pleasant sunny evening 13 Round Tablers and 15 members of 41 Club took part in a hard fought match at Stafford Bowling Club. Members were organised into teams of two and seven matches took place with all the scores being added together.



Peter Quine, as Table President, played for Table to even up the sides. We had visiting guests, Chris Reynolds from Eccleshall 41 Club and Mark Ashton from Newport Past Tablers Club. Unfortunately our own Chairman, Derek Bolton, was unable to make it at short notice and sent his apologies. Thanks must go to our coach,Mike Thomas, for his tutoring.



Table set the rules in the hope that it would help them to win, However, for the third year running 41 Club triumphed over the young guys of Table, the final scores being 64 to 47 (or 4 matches to 3).




James Wallbank, Chairman of Stafford 176, announced the result and congratulated 41 Club on their victory. He said that perhaps it was a mistake to choose a sport which old men played all day long, are we able to forgive him for that remark???


Unfortunately, he was unable to award the trophy as it was not present. Where is the TT Trophy? As previously mentioned 41 Club are the holders and therefore we should have the trophy but no one seems to know it’s location. Peter Quine, IPC, accepted the non-existent trophy on behalf of the Club and thanked Table, and Jon Gerrard in particular, for organising a great evening of fellowship. He also thanked Stafford Bowling Club for the arrangements and manning the bar.

The victorious team.

The victorious team.

It is great to see Table turning out as many members as 41 Club. I understand from James that they now have 14 fully paid up active members which is a great turnaround from six a couple of years ago! Well done guys and keep up the recruitment drive.

The guys from Stafford 176 (the losers!)

The guys from Stafford 176 (the “losers”!)

Give a Tabler a camera to photograph the winners and they cannot resist a "selfie"!

Give a Tabler a camera to photograph the winners and they cannot resist a “selfie”!