Club Champions 2023-24

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April 2024 saw the climax of what has been a fantastic season for our club with the internal club competitions taking place. There was a great atmosphere in the club on both days with lots of spectators, family and friends supporting all the finalists.

Take a look at the winners . . .

Ladies County Competition Winners 2024

Congratulations to Jo Morris on retaining the Badged Singles beating our very own Nicki Dale in the final and also retaining the Badged Pairs with Lorraine Kuhler.

Mandy Carrie, Barbara Graham, Jo Brand and Nicki Dale were runner’s up in the Fours and Mandy was also runner up in the Open Triples with Pauline Phillips and Jen Poulter

S.C.W.I.B.A. League Champions 2023/24

Congratulations to our Ladies team who won the Ladies County Division East and successfully beat the Ladies from Adur who had won the Ladies County Division West, to become overall Sussex County Champions for the very first time.


International Umpire – Dave Buttle

Congratulations to Dave Buttle who has received his INTERNATIONAL UMPIRES CERTIFICATE from Steve Boughton, EIBA President at the British Isles International Women’s Series at Chelmsford on 8th March 2024.
Well done Dave from all your bowling colleagues at EDIBA, we are very proud of you.

Men’s County Competition Winners 2024

Congratulations to Rob Morphett, Bill Fuller, Steve Boswell and Tristan Fordham on retaining the Men’s County Fours Trophy and to Tristan on achieving his County Badge.

Captains/Presidents “Fives”

Great turn out for Captains/Presidents “Fives” Day, 8 teams competing in ‘Singles’ ‘Pairs’ ‘Triples’ & ‘Fours’ games across the day.

It was very close with 3 teams on 8 points but this years winners were “The Pretenders” with a better aggregate score overall.

Our thanks go to George for organising the event and to everyone in the restaurant and bar for keeping us fed and watered

Occupational Therapy Students Disabled Bowling Session

On 4th December Peter Ring and Derek Spiller ran a three hour session at the Club for ten graduate Occupational Therapy Students and their Lecturer, Annette Feaks, from Brighton University covering the use of the wide range of disabled bowling equipment now available. We have subsequently received the following letter from Annette:-

“I wanted to message yourself to convey how impressed we were with the session provided at the bowls club by Peter and Derek on 4th December.

Their communication in advance of the session was very efficient with a clear agenda of what to expect, in addition we were made to feel very welcome during the activity.

The encouragement received and explanation was very sensitive and appropriate and we really appreciate the opportunity to speak with bowlers whose needs have recently altered and trial some of the adaptive equipment. The students really valued the session and now have an idea of how this activity could be used for those they may work with, and perhaps there’s some budding bowlers amongst them too!

We were really impressed by the scope of the bowls club and had no idea that the provision was so far reaching, it really assisted in cementing the sense of belonging that such a community holds, this is a really important concept in occupational therapy and was very evident during the session, please do extend our thanks once again to Peter and Derek as well as the other bowlers there on the day who made us feel welcome and answered our questions.”

Peter Ring, our Club President and Ambassador for Disability Bowls England in Sussex commented “this session is part of our continuing commitment to disability bowls and community engagement. We hope to run these sessions on a regular basis in the future.”

“Peter makes rings at Eastbourne” Article in January Bowls International Magazine

Our President, Peter Ring, is also the Disability Bowls England ambassador for Sussex and has recently shown Judy Plater, Disability Bowls England national developement and administrative officer how our club is encouraging people of all abilities to enjoy bowling.

Judy has written an article in January’s edition of Bowls International Magazine promoting Peter’s good work.

To read her article click here.

National Competition Updates

In the Mason Trophy the Ladies “B” team beat the Ladies “A” team 35-33 to qualify for Round 3 against Royal Tunbridge Wells on the 19th January.
In the Over 60 Double Rink the men beat Grattons 33-24 to qualify for the Area final against Worthing Pavilion on the 9th January.
In the Ladies Champion of Champions Jo Morris triumphed 21-17 against Anne Bernard ( Isle of Wight ) in the Area final and will play in the National finals to be held at Dolphin Indoor Bowls Club ( Poole ) at the beginning of February.
The ladies retained their unbeaten record in the East Division of the County League with a victory on all 5 rinks over Denton Island.