President’s 5’s Fun Day . . . And The Winners Were. . .

The Presidents 5s Fun Day saw 60 bowlers of all abilities come together in a friendly competition with each team playing singles, pairs triples and fours. The event was sponsored by Focus Investment Planning Ltd who kindly donated prize money for the 1st and 2nd place teams.

This was the first ever President’s Day and a first for the 5’s format.

Everyone enjoyed a day of bowling, mixing with friends and the rivalry of competition. The eventual winners were ‘Hit and Hope’ with ‘Jim’s Joker’s’ a very close 2nd. The winning players very generously donated their prize money to our Captain’s Charity, Children With Cancer Fund – Polegate which is a much respected local charity who support families of children who are under going treatment for cancer.

£120 was raised on a raffle and these monies will be added to our Junior Academy Fund

Thank you to everyone who made the day such a great success, the President’s Day will now be an annual event.

Phil Garrett
President.

President’s 5’s Fun Day

Dear Members,

I am really looking forward to our first President’s 5’s Fun Day on Sunday 23rd February, we have filled all the spaces for the teams, thank you to all of you who are coming along.

The format of the day is Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours.

Please book in by 9.15am, the first game will start at 09.30am. 

Dress is greys with any approved bowls shirt, plain white shirt or club shirt.

The kitchen will be open from 8.30am serving bacon and sausage sandwiches or baguettes, and a full breakfast menu will be available from 10am, lunches will be available from 12pm and sandwiches will be served all day.

If you aren’t playing please come down to watch and support the club and your fellow bowlers, the draws for the matches have taken place and there is bound to be some great games to watch throughout the day.

Don’t forget we will also be showing the England vs Ireland 6 Nation’s rugby match kicking off at 3pm.

See you all on Sunday,

Phil Garrett,
President

Junior Academy

Fund raising efforts for our Junior Academy have reached an amazing £380 these monies being raised from the sale of used sets of bowls, sale of plants and marmalade at our open days and fayre’s and £145 donated by Waitrose who included our club in a token drop as part of their community matters scheme during October 2019.

This has enabled our Junior Coach, Dave Buttle, to purchase two new much needed sets of junior coaching bowls.

Congratulations to Dave and our junior players in their success this season in the Sussex County matches.

If you would like to join our Junior Academy or require more information about our junior academy please send us a message using our Contact Form.

 

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

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.

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

E.D.I.B.C. Ladies vs Men

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. 

Denny Cup Result

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.

Ian Coombes
Team Manager

Sussex County U25’s League

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.