TENNIS: Gold for Chard's Sally Freeman in world championships

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:22pm Friday 24th October 2014

SALLY Freeman, a coach at Chard Tennis Club, played a key role for Great Britain Over-60s as they claimed the gold medal at the world team championships in Turkey.

ANGLING: Zoe's catch earns her first prize

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHARD AC juniors held their Xmas Fayre match at Perry Street pond on Saturday.

SWIMMING: Melissa claims gold badge

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHARD held their final club gala of the year at Flamingo Pool in Axminster, writes Heather Pullinger.

RUNNING: Chard runners tackle Parrett Trail relay

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:31pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHARD Road Runners entered two teams in the Parrett Trail Relay.

CYCLING: Facey is leading veteran at open hill climb

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:12pm Thursday 9th October 2014

McKINLAYS 1st Chard Wheelers incorporated a visit to Yeovil CC’s annual Open Hill Climb event in their weekly club run.

RUNNING: Busy week for Chard Road Runners

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:08pm Thursday 9th October 2014

CHARD Road Runners enjoyed an extremely busy week, competing at several venues across the South-West.

ANGLING: Hunt tops the weights at Isle Brewers

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:02pm Thursday 9th October 2014

ILMINSTER AA members fished the first match of the Royal Oak league at Isle Brewers on Sunday.

CYCLING: Board bounces back to top podium

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:26am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE penultimate round of the Team Tor 2000 racing series took place at Merryfield near Ilminster last Thursday in heavy rain and many of the McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers riders who took part put in excellent performances in tough conditions.

GOLF: Storming finish by Mosser and co at Windwhistle

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:29pm Monday 29th September 2014

THIRTY members of the Senior Section entered the Bowmaker competition last Monday.

BADMINTON: Spectators welcome as Crewkerne hosts county championships

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:54pm Friday 26th September 2014

SOMERSET'S top badminton players are heading for Crewkerne Sports Centre this weekend to take part in the county championships.

CYCLING: Facey climbs to victory at Porlock Toll

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:17pm Friday 26th September 2014

REX Facey’s hilly training schedule paid dividends as he climbed to victory in the veteran men’s event at the massively popular Porlock Toll Road Hill Climb.

RUNNING: Genge heads Chard contingent in half marathon

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:11pm Friday 26th September 2014

FIVE female members of Chard Road Runners joined a field of 10,000 taking part in the Bristol Half Marathon.

CYCLING: Burrows excels to hold off West challenge

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

McKINLAYS 1st Chard Wheelers staged their own Autumn circuit racing event at Merryfield on Saturday.

GOLF: Windwhistle scramble attracts healthy field

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

WINDWHISTLE Seniors held their main event of the year last Wednesday with the Texas Scramble Open tournament.

BOWLS: Miles is new Ilminster singles champion

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:28pm Friday 19th September 2014

ILMINSTER held their club finals over the weekend when Jason Miles claimed the men’s singles title with a defeat of Ian Lightfoot.

RUNNING: Loveridge breaks 17 minute barrier

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

WAYNE Loveridge of Chard Road Runners dipped under 17 minute marker for the first time when finishing 18th in the year’s last midweek Yeovilton 5K.

ANGLING: Hunt haul tips the scales at Dillington

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:13pm Friday 19th September 2014

ILMINSTER AA held the final match of their senior Summer League Dillington on Sunday.

DARTS: Druce wins Conservative club challenge

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

NIGEL Druce beat Steve Webb in the final of a darts competition held by Chard Conservative Club.

CYCLING: Young Wheelers impress at Manchester Velodrome

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:55am Friday 12th September 2014

FOUR McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers riders represented the South-West at the inter-regional youth track racing championships over four days at the Manchester Velodrome.

RUNNING: Clifton heads road runners in SLaMM race

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:52am Friday 12th September 2014

A BUSY weekend for Chard Road Runners saw them produce some excellent performances as they took on Langport Runners SLaMM (Somerset Levels and Moors Marathon) on Saturday and the Shepton Beachump 10k, Bridgwater Half and the Great North Run on Sunday.

GOLF: Windwhistle Bowmaker produces excellent scores

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:46am Sunday 7th September 2014

WINDWHISTLE Seniors held a Bowmaker competition last Monday when 27 members took part.

TENNIS: Chard going well in Yeovil league

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

CHARD Tennis Club is enjoying a highly successful season with four teams currently heading their divisions in the Yeovil and district league.

SKITTLES: Healthy lead for BGE in Domino league

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:40am Sunday 17th August 2014

BGE head the Domino Summer Skittles league by four points after week 14 Results: Avengers 172 (N Plumridge 52), B.G.E. 182 (J Sweet 48); Captains Crew 174 (S Moulding/K Rogers 45), Desperadoes 142 (Ollie 41); Chillipeppers 181 (R Jarvis 53), Odds & Ends 178 (R Newberry 54); Desperadoes 157 (J Pedlar 44), Sons & Brothers 166 (Tim 48); Dominators 169 (K Gaylard 48), Black Eyed Peas 160 (A White 42); Haystacks 178 (M Cawley 51), Outcasts 208 (O Szabo 59); Misfits 189 (P Banfield 61), Sons & Brothers 162 (M Pedlar 48); Musketeers 196 (C Marshall 57), 4+1 186 (T Finn 55); Split Pins 174 (N Compton 46), Cunning Stunts 195 (R Welsh/K Hayes 58).

GOLF: Silver salver double for Maurice Arnold at Windwhistle

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A TEAM led by Maurice Arnold retained the Windwhistle Seniors’ Jubilee Silver Salver.

RUNNING: Wayne Loveridge leads Somerset series

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:21pm Friday 15th August 2014

CHARD Road Runners were out in force in midweek at the Somerset Series Round 10 at Haselbury Trail Race – a challenging mainly off road 10k race.

CYCLING: Young Chard Wheelers get a taste of the big time

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:48pm Friday 15th August 2014

FOUR McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers represented the South-West in youth races at the Prudential RideLondon event at the weekend.

GOLF: Dry ground results in excellent scores at Windwhistle

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:10pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A TOTAL of 36 Seniors formed 12 teams of three in the Texas Scramble at Windwhistle.

ANGLING: Prolific time at Dilllington

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

DILLINGTON Pond continues to fish really well with some lovely nets of quality roach and rudd along with quite a few small tench and odd skimmers and perch.

CYCLING: Attfield produces best result to date

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:20pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE Castle Combe motor racing circuit in Wiltshire saw the latest round of the National Youth circuit racing series take place.

SAILING: Ben is Topper champion

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BEN McElroy (12) of Holyrood Academy held on to his lead in the GBR Topper 4.2 Championship Series at the final event at Derwent Reservoir near Newcastle.

CYCLING: Chard Wheelers picked for circuit racing team

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THREE youth members of McKinley’s 1st Chard Wheelers – Ruby Bond, Emily Attfield and Ryan White – have been selected for the South West Road/Circuit racing team.

GOLF: Windwhistle duo charge to victory

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

THERE were some prodigious scores when 34 Windwhistle Seniors took part in a 4Ball Better Ball competition in benign conditions last Monday.

ANGLING: Convincing win for Homewood at Perry Street

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Chard AC members fished the penultimate league match at Perry Street pond, conditions were hot, flat and calm and many found the going tough.

TENNIS: Wimbledon heartbreak for Skupien

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

ILMINSTER tennis starlet Louis Skupien insists he is hungrier than ever to see his name in lights after falling just short of booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

CYCLING: Chard Wheelers dominate South-West squad

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:10pm Friday 4th July 2014

McKINLAY’s 1st Chard Wheelers will be providing half the South-West region team for the inter-regional track championships later this year.

GOLF: Windwhistle duo have Gleneagles in their sights

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:26pm Monday 30th June 2014

A TILT at golfing glory awaits amateur Paul Manley and his Windwhistle PGA professional Liam Clarke as they bid to reach the Lombard Trophy grand final being staged at Gleneagles – just three weeks before Europe and America meet in the Ryder Cup.

ATHLETICS: National silver medals for two Chard School pupils

Chard & Ilminster News: ATHLETICS: National silver medals for two Chard School pupils

6:10am Saturday 28th June 2014

TWO Chard School pupils both won silver medals at the Independent Schools Association’s National Athletics finals in Birmingham last Monday.

CYCLING: Chard Wheelers shine at two events

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

3:10pm Friday 27th June 2014

THE Kalas Cup two-day stage race was contested by teams of four riders from all the central, south and west regions along with Wales.

GOLF: Captain's team wins Midsummer Madness at Windwhistle

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Eric Hood dies, aged 85

11:25am Friday 27th June 2014

WINDWHISTLE’S annual Midsummer Madness competition teed off at 5.30am with 18 teams of four taking part and a shotgun start.

ANGLING: Carp bite well for Jamie Rich

Chard & Ilminster News: ANGLING: Jamie Rich wins VES league opener at Isle Brewers

3:10pm Friday 20th June 2014

THE warmer weather saw lots of carp cruising about in the upper layers for Chard’s latest match.

ANGLING: Hunt wins round three at Dillington

Chard & Ilminster News: ANGLING: Scales tip in Rich's favour

9:10am Saturday 14th June 2014

ROUND three of the summer league at Dillington saw the pond fish really well with some great weights recorded.

SWIMMING: Chard swimmers of the month

Chard & Ilminster News: SWIMMING: Chard swimmers of the month

5:50pm Friday 13th June 2014

THE Chard club’s Swimmers of the Month are Joss Copeman 12, and Xanthe Dyer 12.

GOLF: Scramble at Windwhistle

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Eric Hood dies, aged 85

12:50pm Friday 13th June 2014

WINDWHISTLE Golf Club held their first Open 3 Man Team Texas Scramble on Saturday when great turn out of over 30 teams competed in good playing conditions.

CYCLING: Barratt takes bronze in national Over-50s championships

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

2:44pm Thursday 12th June 2014

VETERAN Paul Barratt, of McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers, finished a brilliant third in British cycling’s Over-50s national championships at the weekend.

CYCLING: Hogg impresses professionals at Merryfield

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

2:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

ROB Hogg of McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers, once again took on the best of the region’s top riders at the third round of the Team Tor 2000 summer series at Merryfield, near Ilminster.

ANGLING: Courtney catches well on the canal

Chard & Ilminster News: ANGLING: Jamie Rich wins VES league opener at Isle Brewers

10:00am Friday 6th June 2014

ILMINSTER AA juniors held a match on Ilminster Canal on Saturday and some good weights were recorded.

EVENTING: Classy show by Billie-Ann at Pontispool

Chard & Ilminster News: EVENTING: Classy show by Billie-Ann at Pontispool

6:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

WINSHAM rider Billie-Ann Warren and her horse Moses finished an excellent seventh in a novice class at the Pontispool Horse Trials last Monday.

CYCLING: Rietz races to third in regional championships

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

6:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

TWO McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers put in excellent performances at the South West regional championships at Hatherleigh in Devon.

BOWLS: Easy for Ilminster in Turnbull Cup

Chard & Ilminster News: BOWLS: Defeats for Harlequins and Royals

9:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

ILMINSTER men eased through to the next round of the Turnbull Cup with a comfortable victory over South Petherton.

TENNIS: Chard looking strong in Yeovil league

Chard & Ilminster News: TENNIS: Shuker grabs Gauten Open doubles title

7:30pm Thursday 29th May 2014

CHARD A men’s team have already built up a five point lead in the Yeovil and district league under the new captaincy of Peter Dixon.






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