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.
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.
EASTBOURNE 78 PRESTON 73
The Home Rinks skipped by Mike Taylor and Phil Garrett got off to a flying start and at 10 ends were 15 shots up, but the Preston rinks started to find their shots and the Home teams finished 11 shots up at the end.
The Away Rinks skipped by Ian Coombes and Steve Bain found it hard to find the line and weight on a fast swinging green and at 10 ends were 14 shots down. They then got their heads down and only lost by 6 shots at the end.
Good result lads, keep going for the next round.
Ian Coombes Team Manager
EGHAM TROPHY (MIXED)
EASTBOURNE v HORSHAM SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER 10.00.AM
DENNY CUP (MEN)
EASTBOURNE v EGERTON PARK SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2ND 10.00.AM
MENS OVER ‘60’ DOUBLE RINK
EASTBOURNE v WORTHING PAVILLION TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5TH 10.00.AM *** CHANGED TO MONDAY NOVEMBER 4TH 10.00AM ***
Please come and support us.
EASTBOURNE ‘A’ 38 LANGNEY ‘B’ 29
Peter Jackson’s home rink got off to a flying start with a 16-4 lead at 10 ends and this increased to a 25-8 win. Malcolm Livesey had a very good game at lead setting the heads for the rest of his team.
The away rink skipped by Ian Coombes got of to a fine start only down 10-9 at 10 ends, but found it hard to maintain this level on a much faster running green and finished 21-13 down
EASTBOURNE ‘B’ 27 LANGNEY ‘B’ 38
At home Derek Dyer’s team found it hard to control the game with the Langney skip (G Selby) having a very good game and they lost 19-11.
The away rink skipped by Derek Wells had a hard struggle due to the fast green but came back only to lose 19-16.
EGHAM TROPHY (MIXED)
Next round the opponents are Horsham to be played on Sunday 27th October at 10am. Please come and support us.
Eastbourne & District Indoor Bowls Club Member, Pat Bain, has won the EIBA Ladies Over 60 Singles Championship 2018/2019 held at Nottingham on 13th April.
Pat started playing bowls at Eastbourne Indoor Bowls Club in 1985. She has won numerous titles including British Isles Pairs 2003, England National Pairs 2003, England National Triples 2007 and now now the Ladies Over 60 National Singles 2019. Pat is also a former International.
Her latest achievement was against four very good players, all past Internationals. Pat beat A Jacobs 21 – 17 in the first round, T B Broderick 21 – 16 in the second round, B Bellamy 21 – 17 in the semi final and C Crafer 21 – 14 to win the final and be crowned National Champion.
This year Pat also played for Sussex who were runners up in the Atherley Trophy National Championships.
Everyone at EDIBC send many congratulations to Pat for her latest achievement.
A team from Eastbourne & District Indoor Bowls Club played in the Potters Holiday Champions of Champions Final at Potters Resort, Norfolk on Sunday 27th January 2019 and narrowly lost 11-10 to Durham IBC in a nail biting 8 end match.
The Club entered several teams in the preliminary round during April 2018 and the Team comprising of Bill Fuller, Paul Davies, Roger Cable and Jim Preston qualified to play in the Champion of Champions Play Offs during December 2018, which they won, going through to play Durham in the final match which took place before the World Indoor Bowls Championship Singles Final.
All at Eastbourne & District IBC are very proud of the achievement of this team who represented the Club and the Town with distinction. Jim Preston who has over 60 years bowling experience and a founder member of E&DIBC commented that “playing in this final is the pinnacle of my playing career” A Club spokesman said “we are entering several teams in April this year and hope to go one better and win the Championship”
Pictured below from left to right are Roger Cable, Bill Fuller, Greg Harlow (World No. 1) Jim Preston, Paul Davies