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.

Newsletter December 2019

With the winter season in full swing and Christmas just around the corner we are pleased to report the Club is very busy on all fronts.

The launch of our brand new website on 6th September, following four months of intensive development is already proving to be a success and, alongside our Facebook pages, will continue to be central to our marketing activities in the future.

Our Open Days, the new website, leaflets, Facebook and referrals have resulted in over 50 new bowlers joining our coaching courses which started in September. The recruitment activity has also seen a steady increase in our Social Membership category.

In the Autumn we welcomed Eastbourne Photographic Society, who have over 100 members, and now hire our function room for their weekly meetings on a Tuesday evening and 6 of their members have joined our coaching courses. Our function room bookings have increased, bringing more local people into the Club.

We are steadily expanding our capabilities for Bowling for the less able and the local Visually Impaired Bowlers have joined and bowl once a week. Memory Lane, a charity for people with dementia and their families, come and bowl once a month and they find this activity very stimulating.

We have increased our sponsors from 7 to 14 companies and recently held a Corporate Sponsors Evening for their employees to try their hand at bowls.

Taster sessions have been held for local Beaver, Cub and Scout Groups with 120 children and their parents attending. These have been well received by the children and parents alike and generated interest in our Junior Academy.

With the increase in membership the Bowling rinks are busier, entries to our Club competitions is at its highest level for some time culminating in our Club Finals in April 2020. We have a regular weekly handicap league for newer bowlers which runs alongside the established internal leagues and the new mixed singles Ladder League has over 70 Club bowlers of all abilities competing in 15 divisions.

We are fielding teams in the County and National Competitions which are all at their preliminary stages and have a team competing in the National Champion of Champions at Potters Resort in December. Our Junior Academy has players entered into County competitions.

Our regular calendar of social events are becoming increasing popular, with some being sold out. From the very popular quiz nights, the vintage tea and cake afternoon to being entertained by local bands and singers. The fun everyone has during the 60’s fancy dress and barn dance events is not to be missed. The Sunday Roast has returned for the new season and the tables are fully booked on most Sundays and our Winter Menu is proving very popular.

May we wish you all a Happy Christmas and a successful 2020.

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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 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.



Xmas Fayre

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

And They’re Off . . .

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.

Vintage Afternoon Tea

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.