“What’s On In February” . . .

Friday 21st at 7:30pm is Steve & Chris’s Fundraising Quiz Night, £3 per person to include nibbles. Up to 6 people per team. Please purchase your tickets and enter your team at the bar.

Sunday 23rd is a NEW event – PRESIDENT’S 5’s FUN DAY, play to start at 9:30am with presentations at 5:30pm. There will be 12 mixed teams of 5 players, each player to play 2 games, singles, pairs, triples and fours. Each game will be 1.5 hours maximum. Only £4 per player to enter. Entry forms available from the bar, please pre-order lunch. This event will be sponsored by Focus Investments Ltd, come and enjoy a fun day.

Wednesday 26th at 3pm Vintage Afternoon Tea. After the success of our last Vintage Afternoon Tea we are holding another so come along and enjoy a relaxing vintage style tea with games and a raffle. Only £6.50 per person, please purchase your tickets at the bar in advance for catering purposes.

 

Two of our Juniors play for Sussex U25’s

Congratulations to Freddie and Sophie who both played for Sussex U25’s on Sunday 12th January against Surrey.

It was Sophie’s 1st game for the league team and she played well, Sophie was in the same rink as Freddie, their rink won 25 / 16 and Sussex won on all rinks.

Sussex have now won the Inter County League with 2 games to play, Freddie has played in every league game this season and they are both playing in the next league game away to Essex.

Dave Buttle,
Junior Coach

Message from their team manager

“Just thought I’d let you know that both Freddie and Sophie played for Sussex on Sunday against Surrey.
Freddie has this year established himself as part of the main team.
Sophie played her 1st league game, getting herself a county shirt.
Keep doing what you are doing Dave, as it is helping the Sussex youth program.”

Barry

Welcome To 2020

New Years Eve Masquerade party at the club to welcome in the New Year.

Welcome to 2020 – ‘What’s On In January’

Start the new year with a friendly mixed drive today, 1st January 2020, at 2pm.

If you’re looking for a crazy night with lots of laughter come along to the Beetle Drive on Friday 10th January at 7pm.

Bringing the month to a close we have a Fish & Chip Bingo on Friday 31st at 7:30pm.

As always please purchase your tickets from the bar BEFORE the day of the event.

Festive Mixed Drive

Festive fun at the club with 48 Bowling members taking part in the Xmas Drive.

All 12 teams had festive names and dressed in mufti.

Thank you Ralph for organising it.

Don’t forget there will be another Mixed Drive on New Years Day 2pm.

Xmas Party

Friday 13th, unlucky for some but not for our members who enjoyed a fantastic evening of music performed by Tom Powell an accomplished singer/guitarist who captivated his audience and had us all singing and dancing all night long. Among his song list for the night were songs spanning the decades from ‘Mack the Knife’, ‘Mr Bojangles’, hits by Elvis, Buddy Holly right up to Queen, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and an amazing rendition of Mika’s ‘Grace Kelly’.

If you would like to know more about Tom please visit his website at www.tompowellmusic.com 

U25’s Inter County League

The county leagues under 25’s are doing very well in the Inter County League, sitting top of the table. Played 5 and won all 5. Freddie has played in all 5 games and has been picked to play for the County in the National Under 25’s double rink, this is the first time one of our juniors have been picked to play in this competition. What is very pleasing is that the top players have been asking the Manager for Freddie to be picked for their team.

Well done Freddie,

Dave Buttle
Junior Coach

London and Southern Counties Challenge Shield

EASTBOURNE 53  GRATTONS 82

Eastbourne tried some different players and positions this time to try and reverse the Denny Cup result, but they found it just as difficult to master the very fast green at Grattons.

The home rink skipped by Malcolm Goman had some success winning 18-11, but the other home rink skipped by Derek Wells found it more difficult against a good skip losing 14-25.

The away rinks skipped by Mike Taylor and Phil Garrett found the Grattons rinks very hard to find line and weight going down by 26 shots.

The club now needs to concentrate on the Sussex league and maintain our position in Division 1.

Ian Coombes
Team Manager

“The Quizmaster Is Always Right”

Fantastic Xmas Quiz set by our very own quizmaster Steve. ‘Which country has 13 Santa’s?’ Was a question not many of the 25 teams got right! The club was full for an evening of Festive Facts and we all learnt something!
Thank you Steve for creating such brilliant quizzes, thanks too to Chris & Wendy for all the work they do behind the scenes preparing nibbles for the tables, raffle prizes & selling tickets etc and thanks also to Peter & Billy behind the bar and Roger for keeping count of all the scores, quite a job with so many teams especially when 2 of them had the same name

‘What’s On In December’

Friday 13th see’s the wonderful Tom Powell return to the club to entertain us at this years Christmas Party which starts at 7:30pm £10 per person to include cabaret and buffet. Please purchase your tickets from the bar.

Wednesday 18th at 12:30pm   ‘Christmas Lunch’   2 courses + coffee and mince pie £16,   2 courses to include Bingo £19. PLEASE PRE BOOK – Pre booking forms can be obtained from the restaurant

On Monday 23rd there will be a Christmas Drive starting at 2pm, please add your name to the list by the Green Stewards desk if you wish to take part.

Our annual Christmas raffle will be drawn at 5pm on Monday 23rd after the Christmas Drive.

Tuesday 31st, 7pm till late New Years Eve Celebrations, Masquerade Theme (optional) £5 per person to include Quizzes, Music, Festive Fun & Buffet. Please purchase your tickets from the bar.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our members.