Ho ho ho what a jolly morning at the club, our annual Xmas Fayre was a great success with lots of stalls run by volunteer members including Tombola’s, Bric-a-Brac, Cakes & Preserve’s, Jewellery, Usborne Books, Raffles, Guess the Weight of the Cake and a ‘Surprise Bottle Tombola’ run by volunteers from our Charity of the Year, Children With Cancer Fund – Polegate, monies raised on that stall go direct to the charity.
A HUGE thank you to Chris & her team of Elves who once again gave their time and energy to make it all happen, thank you to Michelle and her team Shannon & Amy who kept the restaurant running and also thanks to Pia & Robyn behind the bar. Great to see the club buzzing, Happy Christmas everyone
Did you back a winner ?
Friday night was a thrilling Race Night at the club with a crowd of 75 cheering on their horse in some exciting races.
We are very lucky to have such a committed Social Team who gave up their morning to prepare our function room for a Vintage Afternoon Tea yesterday, places were set for 50 members and their friends who all enjoyed a lovely spread as well as a ‘Teatime’ Quiz and a few simple games, ‘Toss the teabag’ ended in a play off and one lucky gentleman guessed exactly how many sweets were in the tea pot.
Our social events are becoming so popular that it is essential you buy your tickets as soon as you add your names to any list on the notice board.
There was a buzz in the club this afternoon as 24 of our Ladies played a match against 24 of our Men. It was so good to hear the friendly banter and laughter across the rinks and after 10 ends the Ladies were slightly ahead. As always, everything changed after tea and biscuits and the Men fought back to win overall by 17 points.
EASTBOURNE 81 EGERTON PARK 74
The home rink skipped by M Taylor had a fairly even match until the 15th end, when they were able to increase pressure for a 20-15 win. Phil Garrett’s home rink had a more up and down game, but managed to come back from a 12 shot deficit to only lose 21-27.
The away rink skipped by S.Bain had a very steady game winning 15-13. The away rink skipped by I.Coombes got off to a slow start being 8-2 down at 5 ends, but fought back with some good bowls and some luck to win 25-19.
The third round is on Saturday 16th November at 10.00.am against Grattons.
Congratulations to Freddie Cable who has played in the Sussex County U25’s League Team.
Last season he played well for them and this season he has played in both games.
With only 3 rinks in this mixed league to get picked, with all the U25’s available, is a great achievement for Freddie and our club.
EASTBOURNE 121 ADUR I.B.C. 112
Eastbourne got off to a great start in the league with a 6-2 points win.
Well done lads. Let’s see if we can keep it going.
Memory Lane Eastbourne
Social Activities for People with Dementia & their Carers
We recently welcomed Members and their Carers from ‘Memory Lane’ to have their first try at bowls. We started the session by having a go at delivering the bowls, followed by scoring points using the floor target and ‘goal’. A cuppa and cake finished off a fun afternoon and we look forward to their next visit. Visits are planned for the 4th Friday in the month.
Memory Lane contact details: Carol 07800874361
On Wednesday 13th we have a Vintage Afternoon Tea at 3pm, come along bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing vintage style tea with games and a raffle. Only £6.50 per person, remember to purchase your tickets from the bar in advance (for catering purposes).
Two days later on Friday 15th we have another very popular Race Night at 7pm for 7:30pm start only £3 per person, tickets must be purchased from the bar BEFORE the evening. Come on down and place your bets, can you find the winners?
Our Xmas Fayre this year will be on Saturday 23rd starting at 9:30am and once again Children With Cancer Fund – Polegate will be joining us along with many more stalls, details to follow – see club notice board for more information and volunteers list.
Finally, as the festive season approaches we have Steve’s Xmas Quiz Night on Friday 29th, be sure to buy your tickets as soon as they are available at the bar as the last two quiz nights have been extremely popular.
Please note that the date for the Over 60’s Double Rink Eastbourne vs Worthing Pavilion has been changed from Tuesday November 5th to Monday November 4th at 10.00am. All support welcome.