Despite the restrictions we have had to live with this year our club is thriving,
The club has progressed to the later stages of both the men’s (Denny) and women’s (Yetton & Mason) National Team Competitions, the next rounds of the Denny and Yetton are on 8th January at 10am and the Mason is on 21st January at 10am.
Club competitions are well underway, the club leagues are running smoothly and our Ladder League is very popular and currently has 92 players split into 23 groups of 4.
We continue to support the local charity Children With Cancer Fund – Polegate by collecting old printer cartridges and in December we ran a festive mixed drive and raised £372.
Our social calendar has been busy with members enjoying a Race Night, Live Music from Tom Powell, 3 Quiz Nights and a very successful Christmas Fayre.
We look forward to some great bowling in 2022, good luck to everyone in all competitions and for all our members, full or social look out for Fish and Chip Bingo Night, a Barn Dance, an Afternoon Tea, another Race Night, a couple more Quizzes and a Spring Fayre all subject to any Covid Restrictions that may be in place at the time of each event.
Happy New Year to all our members, their families and friends and to any prospective members, if you’d like more information about our club please send us a message using our Contact Form and we will be in touch to arrange a visit and/or a taster session.
Race Night Audience
Race Night Tote
Quiz Master Dave
Quiz Master George aka ‘Mr Bassett’
Quiz Master Steve
Charity Mixed Drive for CWCF – Polegate
Christmas dinner will be served at 1pm on Wednesday 15th December, for more information and to see the menu please click the links below . . .
CHRISTMAS DINNER 2021 INFO
CHRISTMAS DINNER 2021 MENU
What a successful event – we have raised over £1000 for club funds.
A big thank you to everyone who gave generously to this event in so many different ways.
Huge thanks also to those who helped set up and man the various stalls, and also to all those people who came along and gave their support.
Grateful thanks too, to Michelle, Kim, Charlie and the bar staff who worked so hard keeping everyone fed and watered.
Without all of these people we could not have held this successful event.
Some great things happening in December.
We start with the ever popular Christmas Quiz once again hosted by Quiz Master Steve, Friday 3rd December, 7pm for 7:30pm start.
A mixed drive fund raiser is being held on Sunday 5th December 1.30pm to start at 2pm raising much needed funds for local charity Children With Cancer Fund – Polegate.
Then on Friday 17th December we have our Christmas Cabaret evening with The Watson Brothers providing the entertainment.
Friday 31st December New Years Eve Party, watch out for more information nearer the time.
Happy Festive Season.
After 18 months of no social events we are so happy to be able to welcome you back to our club for social events but we need to make sure that everyone attending is safe.
Our first event will be a long awaited quiz night, please click to view the following pdf documents for full details of the event and our Covid-19 safety guidance
Club Social Events Covid-19 Safety
Quiz Night Details
We cannot wait to welcome you back to our club for social events, but we
need to make sure that everyone attending is safe. Upon arrival, as well
as your tickets, anyone over 18 must demonstrate their Covid-19 status
to gain entry in one of the following ways:
• Full vaccination (first and second dose), and with the second dose administered at
least 14 days before your visit;
Proof can be Covid Pass (NHS website) or proof of ID and show of vaccine cards.
• A negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours of your visit;
Proof of result from reporting test via NHS Covid website which sends email/message
confirmation to individual or personal mobile phone photograph of test.
• Proof of natural immunity (positive PCR test within the last six months, after selfisolation has ended and up to 180 days after taking the test).
Proof is a Positive report from PCR test within timescale as above.
Tickets for events will be sold over the bar and names will be taken for test and trace
Our current safety measures of sanitising, suitable ventilation, mask wearing in busy
areas, max 2 people in toilets, and card payments will continue.
Each event will be risk assessed to provide a safe and comfortable environment.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Management Committee
On Saturday (7th March 2020) a local band, NOTHING IS REAL, entertained us for the 2nd year running with a fantastic evening of Beatles music. Their generosity and that of our members and friends continues to astound us as we raised £840 on the night for Children With Cancer Fund – Polegate our Captain’s Charity of the Year. A raffle was held with 1st prize being the only ever authorised biography of the Beatles by Hunter Davies and 2nd prize was another book by the same author called The Beatles Lyrics and is the story behind their music. A big thank you to everyone involved in the evening, you know who you are.
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.
Yesterday saw the club put on another beautiful Afternoon Tea, tables were laid with beautiful embroidered tablecloths and vintage china, members were served with a selection of sandwiches, scones & cakes and during the afternoon had a bit of fun with a quiz & a few table games. Toss the Teabag tested skill 😉 then everyone had to write the funniest telegram sentence using 8 letters taken randomly from the alphabet and using them in order so – F V A G I K M Y became Five Vicars Arresting Goats In Kinky Muddy Yfronts, hilarious. Well done to Chris and her team for a great time.
Quiz master Steve has done it again, another brilliant quiz night attended by 120 eager quizzers. An interesting twist to one of the rounds with a ‘Taste the Difference’ section which was great fun!
It was a very close contest with team ‘I am Spartacus’ finishing 2nd by 1 point to team ‘Young & Hot’. Team ‘The Naughty Corner’ were their usual rowdy selves.
Big thank you not only to Steve for all the time and effort involved in putting the quiz together but also to Chris for her energy, time & organisation of the raffle, winners prizes & preparing the nibbles, Roger ‘the calculator’ without whom we wouldn’t know who’d won! those who helped set up the room and helped during the evening, Wendy for selling the raffle tickets, Peter & Julie behind the bar and to all those members who stayed behind afterwards to put all the tables & chairs back in place.