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
What an amazing day at the club today it was buzzing. 72 bowlers entered into a tournament raising money for a very worthy local charity Children With Cancer Fund based in Polegate. It wasn’t just a day of Bowling there were other games like “How many sprouts in the jar”, “Guess the weight of the toffees in the basket” and there was a queue to play “Bagatelle”. Michelle & Jess were busy all day feeding everyone and Michael was a star at the bar.
The generosity and support of all our members (full & social) their friends and family have enabled us to raise in the region of £1000 we are still counting the pennies and will post the final figure in due course along with some more photo’s of the day. In the meantime we’ll done and thank you big time to everyone taking part and those working behind the scene. Photos below of our winners