Bazza's Testimonial SeasonBoston United's 2000/01 season will double as Paul Bastock's testimonial year. The long-serving goalkeeper has been rewarded for his loyal service to the club which began back in the summer of 1992 having had previous associations with Coventry City, Cambridge United, Fisher Athletic, Kettering Town plus a stint in Malaysia. Before the start of this campaign, Bazza had made 429 appearances for the Pilgrims in eight full seasons at York Street. He currently tops the poll of All Time Boston United Favourites.
The football quiz was also a success with £98 raised. Placings are as follows:
|Team Name||Points (out of 130)|
|1||We Need A Name||115|
|2||Norfolk 'N' Change||107|
|4||The Price Is Right||93|
|7||Carl Alford's Waistline||81|
|9||The Prawn Sandwiches||70|
The latest draw in Bazza's 200 Club draw has been made with Win Spinks winning the £50 prize for April. Ted Walmsley was the £10 runner-up.
Plans are still afoot for a Testimonial match. It is likely that the opposition and date will be confirmed in the near future.
There are also plans to hold an auction before August. The following items will be up for grabs:
The recent collection at half-time of the Hereford United game raised £241.83 for Bazza's Testimonial Fund. Thanks go to all who made a contribution.
Paul Bastock's Big Golf Day took place at Boston West Golf Centre on Monday February 19. The event was a huge success and raised more than £600 towards Bazza's overall Testimonial Fund. Details of winners can be found below:
The positions in Bazza's Big Golf Day were:
|Position||Team Name||Player 1||Player 2|
|1||The Debaters||Keith Wright||Gary Frost|
|2|| ||Will Vaughan||Pete Pearson|
|3||Lessons Required||Andrew Dawson||Neil Hutson|
|4||Like Father Like Son||Glen Chapman||Gordon Chapman|
|5|| ||Andrew Malkinson||Steve Evans|
|6||The Stokies||Jack Luffman||Cliff McCall|
|7||The Slicers||Darren Clarke||Andy Lawrence|
|8||Boston West Golf Club||Graham Stacey||Paul Grant|
|9||Matsmox||Mel Moxon||Ray Matson|
|10||Bazza & Luffy||Paul Bastock||John Luffman|
|11|| ||Colin Woodcock||Phil Walker|
|12||Barclays Brokers||Mike Bestwick||Robert Barclay|
|13|| ||Ged Wilkinson||Chris Cook|
|14||In Tandem||Howard Collins||Phil Sneath|
|15||Boston Utd Social Club||David Munks||Mick Gooderson|
|16|| ||Chris Malkinson||Michelle Malkinson|
|17|| ||Glen Walden||Jim|
|18|| ||Pat Malkinson||Derek Dawson|
|19||The Wasters||Martin Potts||Steve Chapman|
|20||The Townenders||Mick Small||Frank Bartle|
|21||The Potholers||Graham Taylor||Barry Shinn|
|Nearest the porthole||Gordon Chapman|
|Nearest the pin||Andy Lawrence|
|Longest drive||Gordon Chapman|
|Top Flite golf bag||Mel Moxon|
|Two Gliderdrome tickets for Showaddywaddy||Mick Small|
|12 Top Flite golf balls||Mike Bestwick|
|Tin of Celebrations||Pat Malkinson|
|Tia Maria||Michelle Malkinson|
The Testimonial Committee would like to extend special thanks to former Pilgrim Ian Stringfellow, who now runs his own golfing business in Mansfield, for providing many of the day's excellent prizes.
Thanks also go to Michael Small Electrical for sponsoring the day and to Rexel Senate and Trust Windows for their continued support as joint Testimonial sponsors.
This took place at the Boston United Social Club on 2nd December.
Bazza's committee comprises of:
|Chairman:||Rob Singleton (E-Mail: email@example.com)|
|Committee Members:||Jack Luffman
Andy Robinson (E-Mail: Andy.Robinson@paragon-labels.co.uk)
Craig Singleton (E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Committee members are now also busy trying attract an array of sponsors, prize donors (for raffles or auctions) from businesses, individuals or from the football world in general. Any offers of help can be directed to fund secretary Pauline Chapman on (01205) 363562 or any committee member.
In total there will be 10 monthly draws - the first nine having £50 and £10 prizes and the final one, in May, with a bumper prize fund of £300, £100, £50 and £10. Here are the results of the draws that have taken place so far.
|PAUL BASTOCK TESTIMONIAL FUND 200 CLUB DRAW WINNERS|
|Month||£50 winner||£10 winner|
|August||Tim Lennon||Colin Woodcock|
|September||Neil Johnson||Joan Price|
|October||Amy Chapman||B. Miller|
|November||Ken Charlery||Glyn Blackbourne|
|December||Mandy Cook||Jamie Moore|
|January||James Hardaker||Stefan Cook|
|February||Jim Price||Ted Walmsley|
|March||Glen Maddison||John Benyan|
|April||Win Spinks||Ted Walmsley|
Also a wide array of commemorative merchandise is now being distributed to outlets - including polo shirts, sweat shirts, fleeces, mugs, key fobs, pens, fridge magnets, novelty 'Bazza' clocks, celebration photographs from the 2000 Dr Martens title winning season and hopefully, in the near future, some big synthetic 'Bazza' hands which look like being a big hit with the fans.
As a starting point these will be on sale at the new United souvenir shop and there will also be a full range available for view and purchase at all testimonial functions.
In addition, a special Paul Bastock souvenir brochure is currently being produced and should be on sale by mid-September.