*** EIBA Coronavirus Statement ***

The EIBA have issued the following statement of advise regarding Coronavirus.

As a club we will be following the recommendations inline with the other practises we have already put in place such as extra hand sanitisers around the club including one at the end of every rink and we will be carrying out additional sanitising cleaning to reassure our members.

Statement
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The English Indoor Bowling Association has been monitoring the situation regarding Coronavirus and following the publishing of the UK Governments’ plan, yesterday, wish to advise its Clubs, County Associations and Indoor bowlers of the following:

The EIBA are following the advice of Public Health England in the current plans for containment of the virus. As such we would advise clubs and bowlers, if not already doing so to implement: –

• Regular washing of hands

• Use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers

• Cough or sneeze into tissues which are then binned.

• Don’t touch your face unless you have washed your hands.

• Self isolation if the member believes they may have the symptoms.

In relation to the customary handshake at the start and end of matches, the EIBA recommend that this courtesy does not take place until the situation has improved.

“What’s On In March” . . .

Saturday 7th at 7pm is Beatles Tribute Night, £10 entry fee to include a buffet.  ‘Nothing Is Real’ are a popular local band who do not charge for playing their gigs so proceeds from the night will go to Children With Cancer Fund – Polegate who once again are our Captain’s Charity of the Year. Tickets are on sale from behind the bar.

Saturday 14th March is our Captains Charity Bowls Tournament. Entry fee £5.  This will be the same as last years massively successful event when 72 bowlers of all abilities played for the Captains Trophy and Captains Medal and the Club was buzzing all day. Mixed ability teams will be selected by Captain Peter. The event starts at 9.30am for the preliminary rounds followed by the knockout rounds in the afternoon. The bar and Restaurant will be open all day for refreshments. Social Members are more than welcome. All proceeds to Children With Cancer Fund – Polegate. Please register and pay the entry fee behind the bar.

Our ever popular Race Night returns on Friday 20th, 7:30pm.

Click here for a full list of all our social events.

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.

 

“What’s On In February” . . .

Friday 21st at 7:30pm is Steve & Chris’s Fundraising Quiz Night, £3 per person to include nibbles. Up to 6 people per team. Please purchase your tickets and enter your team at the bar.

Sunday 23rd is a NEW event – PRESIDENT’S 5’s FUN DAY, play to start at 9:30am with presentations at 5:30pm. There will be 12 mixed teams of 5 players, each player to play 2 games, singles, pairs, triples and fours. Each game will be 1.5 hours maximum. Only £4 per player to enter. Entry forms available from the bar, please pre-order lunch. This event will be sponsored by Focus Investments Ltd, come and enjoy a fun day.

Wednesday 26th at 3pm Vintage Afternoon Tea. After the success of our last Vintage Afternoon Tea we are holding another so come along and enjoy a relaxing vintage style tea with games and a raffle. Only £6.50 per person, please purchase your tickets at the bar in advance for catering purposes.

 

Welcome to 2020 – ‘What’s On In January’

Start the new year with a friendly mixed drive today, 1st January 2020, at 2pm.

If you’re looking for a crazy night with lots of laughter come along to the Beetle Drive on Friday 10th January at 7pm.

Bringing the month to a close we have a Fish & Chip Bingo on Friday 31st at 7:30pm.

As always please purchase your tickets from the bar BEFORE the day of the event.

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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‘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