Author: John Kellow

John Norris

Sad to report the passing of John Norris towards the end of January. Our thoughts are with Sue and family. (7/2)

Funeral is at The Oaks Crematorium, Bartons Road, Havant, PO9 5NA. Friday 1st March at 4pm.


Hello everyone,

Just a note to remind you all that the Stringalongs Ukelele group will be performing at Alton Social on Saturday 14th October starting at 7.30pm.

We are also going to have a one off performance from our very own “Florence & the green machine”. ( i.e. Ken Lesley Eric and me)
Some of you have already been in touch saying that you will be attending.
Seats are available on a first come first served basis so if you wish to attend please let me know as soon as possible.
Also we will be hosting our Annual Dinner & Prizegiving evening on Saturday 18th November at the Club.
Start time is 6.45 for a 7.15pm prompt sit down start. I have yet to receive the menu so cannot give you the price or choices, but I’m sure it will be the usual 3 courses plus cheese & biscuits.
Again seats are allocated on a first come first served basis so let me know by mail or text message, if you will be attending.
As soon as I get the menu etc. I will send it to you all.
Flo Ward

News from Flo

Hi Everyone, some updates on our successes this year
In 3 Counties competitions, Jenny Winder, Alan Penfold & Eric Phillips won the Charity Day Triples.
Finals will be held on Saturday 16th September at Holloway Hill
Leo is playing in the Singles, Kate & Mark Fyfield are in the Pairs, and David Cooper, Leo (sub) & Luke May will play in the Triples final
We also have a team in the final of the Presidents Cup in the afternoon.
The B&D Competitions finals were held last weekend at Oakley.
Adam won the Champion of champions, Leo won the singles, but unfortunately our triples team Reece, Danny & Shilly and Fours Leo, Nick Hardy Luke and Chloe lost their games.
Alton Social were victorious in the Hants & Berks Trophy.
In the County Finals held at Bannister Park Margaret won the ladies Singles, also the pairs with Hazel and the triples with Hazel & Lesley. Earlier, they had won the senior fours with Alice.
Alton Social also were victorious in the Mixed Top Club Competition.
These are fantastic achievements for all of the players and for the club. Congratulations to all.
Club Finals began on Tuesday this week
Our winners so far are David Cooper won the Charlie Porter Trophy against Reece Graham
Margaret Holden & Prue Pointer won against Cheryl Ekblad & Hazel Marke in the Ladies Pairs
The Finals will continue this weekend and will be as follows (weather permitting)
On Friday 15th September @ 5.00pm 
Nick Anderson v Leo May in the Handicap Singles
David Cooper & Bill McEwan v Danny Brown & James Shillingford in Men’s Pairs
On Saturday 16th September @ 1.00pm
Leo May v Reece Graham in Men’s Championship
Aki Atkins v Bill McEwan in the Novice Singles
On Sunday 17th September @ 10.00am
Margaret Holden v Caroline Goodeve in Ladies Championship
Danny Brown & Jenny Winder v Aki Atkins & Leo May (sub) in the Open Pairs
Gary C Johnson v David Cooper in the Sylvia Stean Trophy
I’m sure any support you can give will be welcome!
NOTE: The green closes after these finals, unless weather interrupts finals games and games need to be reorganised.
Flo Ward

Great Success Over Weekend

Many finals took place this weekend with success coming in the Mixed Top Club by a score of 5-0 against Leigh Park, Basingstoke and District, Champion of Champions, Adam White, Singles Champion, Leo May,and finalists in the triples, Reece Graham, Danny Brown and James Shillingford and the Fours, Luke May, Chloe May Nick Hardy and Leo May.

Congratulations to all.

Aussie Pairs 2023

Firstly, many thanks from all the competitors for the organisation of the event by Patricia Brooks and Bill McEwan, who as a pair were unlucky to lose to a last end wick in the Spoon Competition semi-final.

The main final was won by Gilli Fermager and Anthony LaFrenais in a closely fought final, (5-3), against Eric Phillips and Hazel Marke. The losing semi-finalists were Sandy Crocker and Graham Brooks and Angie Knight and Nick Anderson.

The new Spoon Competition final, for those players who did not make the main competition semi-finals, was between Lewis Fernyhough and Mehdi Akkouh who overcame Phil Cretch and Marjorie Rowledge in their semi-final and Clare Allen and John Kellow. Clare and John winning 10-3.