200 Club winners for March 2019
1st Richard Whiting £21.50.
2nd Ian Ivatt £14.50
3rd John Ford £7.00
Christmas Dinner 18th January
Ted Preston organised a very enjoyable dinner at the Old Tollgate in Bramber which many of our members were able to attend. Photos of the event will be in our gallery section soon.
Indoor Match at Adur 16th January
We played four rinks at Adur Indoor Bowls club. It was a disappointing result against the home team but it was good to meet up with members during the winter break. It was the first match for the new captain Paul Hampson.
Steyning Play Shoreham at Adur Indoor Bowls Club
Steyning had a good win on 16th November beating Shoreham by 90 shots to 71. We play several indoor matches during the winter against various local clubs. This is a good opportunity to meet up and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea as well as a game of bowls
Steyning bowls club closes the 2018 season.
The summer season ended for Steyning bowls club on Sunday with a Closing Drive. This year will be remembered for the exceptional weather. An Open day was rained off at the end of May with-out an end being completed. The Green was flooded by the rain and hail. The players took shelter in the clubhouse from the thunder and lightning. This was followed by nearly two months of drought which tested our volunteer green-keepers. Their hard work meant that our bowlers were able to continue playing. Then in August the rain returned and several matches had to be cancelled.
We were more fortunate this weekend and the Drive was attended by many of our members. The annual presentation of club trophies followed a delicious tea. Membership numbers have increased considerably due to the Taster sessions which were held in May. These will be repeated so we go into the winter with great expectations for next year.
Photo of the Women’s and Men’s champions 2018.
More photos of the Presentation can be found in the Gallery
Notice of AGM
The 85th Annual General Meeting of the Steyning Bowling Club will be held on Thursday 15th November 2018 in the Clubhouse at 7.00 pm. Members please note that any Motions to be put from the floor must reach Keith before 19th October, should be in writing and signed by the Proposer and Seconder.
Friday Night League
The Friday night league, run by Vic Barnes, finished recently. The winning team was Linnets consisting of Brenda, Diane, Ype and Alan. A fish and chip supper was enjoyed on the last night. A donation to club funds has again been made as a result of the league nights. So well done to everyone who has played during this season.
Finals weekend at Steyning Bowls
Steyning Bowls club held the finals of their club competitions over the weekend. There were three games on Saturday morning:- The Steyning Plate played between Pat Davies and Ype de Boer resulted in a win for Pat. She won by ten shots with a final score of 17-7. Irvin Morris and Keith Scott were in contention for the Purchas Cup. Irvin,who has only been playing for two seasons, was victorious winning by 21 shots to 12. We later learned that Keith was saving himself for his afternoon match.The Mens Handicap singles with Peter Stedman playing Don Harry ended with a score of 23-13 and a win for Peter.The afternoon session saw Ype de Boer in action again in the Men’s Drawn Pairs. He was partnered by Dereck Vine and they took on Reg Strong and KeithScott,who was also in his second match of the day. Keith and Reg proved too strong and they won 21 shots to 10.The Ladies Drawn Pairs competition was between Sheila Barnes and Diane Gargano playing Jane O’Neil and Maureen Heald. This was a hard fought match which went down to the last bowl and ended with the score of 16-15 and a win for Jane and Maureen.
Sunday started with the Mens Veteran Handicap between Paul Hampson and Reg Strong. This was a closely contested match which the spectators greatly enjoyed. The final score was 21 to 16 with Paul taking the cup. The Vera Tranter cup is a women’s yardstick competition and the winner was Pat Davies,15 shots, with Diane Gargano, 10 shots, as the runner-up. The Ladies Championship took place in the afternoon. Sheila Barnes played Jane O’Neill with Jane winning 21 to 14 shots.The Mens Championship was contested by Irvin Morris and Reg Strong. Reg, who is Club President, won 22 to 7 shots.A claret jug is the trophy for the Steyning Open and the match to win it was between Pat Davies and Paul Hampson. The final score was 21 to 14 shots with Paul taking the glory.
Our charity for 2018 is Kangaroos and through the generosity of the members and our charity day we were able to raise £815. Reg Strong,our President, presented a cheque to Samantha Norgate and Tracy Beet at a play session for some of the disabled children that Kangaroos support. We were able to see the children enjoying music making. This group have very complex needs and require a one to one carer. Some of the carers are volunteers with the organisation. Their dedication allows the children to meet up and have fun not only during term time but also over the school holidays. This gives the families a valuable break.
The charity offers many different activities and you can find out more by checking out their website www.kangaroos.org.uk
Steyning Bowls Club recently celebrated it’s 85th anniversary with a club drive and barbecue at their Memorial playing field green. The food was provided by the Club President, Reg Strong, and his wife. It was enjoyed by the hungry bowlers who had worked up an appetite having played 18 ends.
The club was formed in 1933 when a green was rented behind the Railway Hotel in Steyning. The initial subscription was set at five shillings to cover the costs of adapting the green. The club soon out-grew this site and in 1936 it moved to the present location, thanks to the Steyning Sports Ground Association. In 1969 women were accepted into the club for the first time.
Steyning women win The Pulborough Open
Pulborough Open Women’s Triples match attracted 15 teams and unlike last year, when rain stopped play, the weather was perfect. Each team played four matches which consisted of five ends. The two teams with the highest scores played a final of 5 ends. The Steyning team of Brenda Burton, Joan Ford and the skip Pat Davies played and beat the team from Grasshoppers to win the competition. The shield and cheque were presented by Malcolm Grey the Pulborough President.