The second Hannah Brown Memorial Competition was held on Sunday 25th September 2016. We feel sure Hannah was looking down and making sure the competition was blessed with ideal weather conditions (although there was a brief shower to keep everyone on their toes), giving the 32 bowlers who took part a great day.
It was a family atmosphere around the green with young and old enjoying the excellent bowling – perhaps some of the younger spectators will be bowlers in the future.
Kelley and Craig Rumney had organised the entries and ran the competition throughout the day, thanks are extended to Adam Morgan who helped with the draw and Ken Booth of Armthorpe Welfare BC running games on the Pensioners Green.
All raffle prizes were claimed on the day. The total monies raised on the day for PACT (Hannah’s chosen charity was £362.00. This included donations from Graham Garnett and Stuart Thompson, Tea Hut Donation from PRBC, raffle and the sale of Programmes and Cancer Charity Ribbons.
Members of Pilkington Recreation BC and Pilkington Pensioners BC had made sure the greens were in top condition as is normal – and the playing surfaces were top class. A special thank you to everyone who put in so much hard work for the Competition and referees Jim Forbes and Gordon Jinks.
A special thank you to everyone who sponsored the competition. The competition could not go ahead or succeed without you.
Adrian Welch Glass and Glazing, Jenny Wilby, Trimesh Guarding, the family of the late Jack and Christine Hargrave (Highest Break Prize), The Ivy Cottage (Katie and Amy), Ken and Brian Booth – Armthorpe Welfare BC., Green Thumb Lawn Treatment Services (Lee and Jayne), JJ’s Cafe and Sandwich Bar (Len and Jackie), Melvin Axe and Shirley Keaton, Pilkington Recreation Social Club, Heidi for the wonderful cakes and pastries donated on the day, Yorkshire Main BC, all sponsors who wished to remain anonymous
Once again, catering hospitality was carried out by Chris Rice and Joan Smith (with homemade cakes, pies and pastries) who worked tirelessly in the Tea Hut to keep all the bowlers and spectators fed and watered throughout the day. To mention a few of the other helpers, Paul Rumney, Ron Deakin, Pete Rice, Tony Rumney, John Garland, Dave Smith, John Drysdale, Paul Rice, Dave Thornton, Dean Roe and not forgetting Morgan and Bailey Rumney who all worked hard to keep everything running smooth. Members of Pilkington’s Pensioners and Pilkington Recreation BC. – If anyone has been missed, please accept our apologies.
Presentations and Prize Monies were made by Hannah’s Dad, David. And following the day’s events and the presentation, David Pyle (President of South Yorkshire County Crown Green Bowling Association gave a speech mentioning Hannah and everyone present gave a minutes applause in memory of Hannah. Morgan Rumney assisted with the presentation of trophies for Gordon Jinks and Jim Forbes who refereed the games. David Pyle also received a memento trophy from Kelley Rumney thanking him for his contribution to Hannah’s Competition and also his support for Junior Bowling in South Yorkshire.