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2024 Season

The full fixture list is now on the website. Monthly Social events have been included this year. There will be BBQs, Quizzes, a Treasure Hunt, a 60’s evening, a Murder mystery and Skittles evening – so something for everyone.

The Monday afternoon roll-ups  have started again everyone welcome. Come along at 1.50pm and you only need flat shoes as we provide all the equipment.

 

Indoor Bowls Competition

Adur Indoor Bowls club, in Southwick, held an open competition on the 10th February. A team from Steyning Bowls club entered along with 29 other teams from around the county. The team, consisting of Peter Baker, Joan Ford, Carol Fennel and Jane Maker, played very well. The teams were divided into either an A or B division. Steyning draw to come second in their division and only missed out on a semi-final place due to shot difference. It is great to see our bowlers still enjoying matches during the winter when we are unable to play outdoors.

Presentation Day at Steyning Bowls Club 2023.

Steyning bowls club held it’s Finals weekend at the beginning of September. The trophies were awarded by the club President, Joan Ford, at the Presentation Day on Sunday 24th September.

The Purchas cup is open to any male members who have not won a singles competition and this year Charlie Henderson took the cup after a close game. The women have a similar trophy called the Novice cup and Jane Maker won this.

There were two pairs competitions. The Championship Pairs was won by Carol Fennell and Reg Strong while the Mixed Pairs was won by Jaye and Jane Maker.

The Steyning Open and the Veteran singles were won by Steve Ripley and his brother Andrew won the Men’s Championship. The other men’s singles game was the Handicap Cup and this resulted in a win for Bill Evans.

The women’s singles match was won by Joan Ford.

Steyning Bowls Club play for Bob Allison cup .

On Sunday 2nd July the Bob Allison triples competition was played at Steyning bowls club. The cup for this event was presented to the club by Bob’s family after his death in 2013. This annual game consists of drawn teams playing six ends against two different teams. The shots are then added up and the two winners then play a final.

An exciting final game was fought out by teams lead by James Hale and Steve Ripley. After four ends the match was tied at four all. James’ team took two shots off the last end to win. James was assisted to the win by Margaret Ashford and Ype De Boer. The Bob Allison cup was presented by Bob’s son, Michael, supported by his wife, Sally.

Anyone interested in trying bowls is invited to a free taster session on Mondays starting at 1.50. All you need is flat shoes. Contact Mary on 01273 887953 or see steyningbowlsclub.com for information.

The photo shows the winning team of James Hale, Ype De Boer, Margaret Ashford, Michael Allison and the club President Joan Ford.

Steyning Bowls Club is 90 years old and we are celebrating with events during 2023. The Open Day on the 28th May was very well attended and the delicious barbecue was donated and cooked by John Cadman. 

2024 season

SOCIAL EVENTS 

Various events such as Quizzes, BBQs and a Treasure Hunt are being planned for 2024. Details are on the Fixtures list page.

200 Club winners for June 2024 

Below are the winning numbers for this month

1. Cliff White  No.89 £20
2. Helen Lewis   No.10  £10

Contact John Garner to join the 200 Club. It only costs £10 a year.

STEYNING BOWLERS 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation Day 2022

The 2022 season has been an odd one for Steyning Bowls club as both Captains’ Day and President’s Day had to be postponed due to the extreme heat and then the rain came and some matches were cancelled as the green was too wet to play. Presentation Day is the last game of the bowl’s year and celebrates the winners of the club competitions with the awarding of the trophies. This year it was also a chance to thank the captains, Andrew Ripley and Margaret Newell. The President of Steyning Bowls club, Reg Strong, has decided to stand down after five years of service and he was thanked for his dedication and guidance by the members.

The fun Drive was won by the Men’s Captains side. The members then enjoyed a tea. The outdoor season may have finished but the club will play an indoor match each month during the winter and enjoy social get-togethers.

The charity chosen by the club this year was the Air Ambulance. Mike Charman from AAKSS was presented with a cheque for £500 by Reg Strong.

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Finals Weekend at Steyning Bowls Club

The finals of the club competitions took place at Steyning last weekend. The first match on Saturday morning was the Men’s handicap singles played between Steve Ripley and Reg Strong this was won by Steve. The afternoon saw the Men’s Veteran singles where Don Harry took on Reg Strong and beat him. The Purchas Cup, for novice men, was also played between Steve Ripley and Charlie Henderson resulting in another win for Steve.

Sunday morning there were two pairs games. The Men’s Drawn Pairs was won by Andy Ripley and Charlie Henderson who beat Reg Strong and Peter Steadman. The Ladies Invitation Pairs resulted in a tight game with Mary Cotton and Paul Hampson eventually beating Carol Fennel and her partner Bob Ripley.

Bob was back in action in the afternoon when he took on and beat Reg Strong in the Men’s Championship singles. The final game was the Steyning Open for the caret jug trophy. This was an exciting game between David Richardson and Andy Ripley who only needed one shot to win when David snatch four shots to win 21 to 20.

Thanks to everyone who came along and supported and to those who helped make it an enjoyable weekend.

 

Monday afternoon sessions.

These sessions start at 1.50 and are open to members and people who would like to try the game for the first time. You can telephone Mary (01273 887953 ) for details or just come along. You only need flat shoes as we provide everything.

LOTTERY NEWS

Horsham Community Lottery

We are now members of this fundraising lottery. See www.horshamdistrictcommunitylottery.co.uk/support/steyning-bowls-club for details. This is another way to support your club and be in with a chance to win.

 

EASYFUNDRAISING

Steyning Bowls Club is now set up to receive donations from Easyfundraising. Visit easyfundraising.org.uk and register us as your chosen recipient. We will then receive money each time you shop at thousands of major retailers – such as Amazon, John Lewis, Uswitch, Booking.com, Apple and many, many more. It’s very simple, and a great way to support our club.


Closing Drive and Presentation of club trophies 29th Sept. 2019

The last drive of the season was sadly rained off but this didn’t stop many of the members coming along for the Presentation Day celebrations. The trophies, certificates and gift vouchers were handed out by the club President, Reg Strong, abled assisted by both Captains. Reg chose to award the special President’s trophy to Sheila Barnes, women’s captain, for her dedication to the club and the wonderful fund-raising work she has performed over many years.

 

A final whip-round amongst the members brought the total for our 2019 charity collection to £786. This will be sent to Cancer Research UK and used specifically for research into Skin Cancer.

So the 2019 season ends but the work goes on. Just the day after saw the arrival of six tonnes of sand. Members helped to lift the ditch mats in preparation for the graden machine which was scheduled for Tuesday. The wet weather didn’t deter and the next day it was “all hands on deck” to feed the machine with sand and seed. The work went on from 7.00am to nearly 1.00pm and the workers were sustained by bacon rolls and tea provided by Heather and Sue (Well Done Heather for combining this with feeding the graden machine too. Trust you didn’t get the rolls and sand confused!) All this hard work should pay off next season when the green will be much improved. Thanks to everyone who helped. As is often said if you haven’t got green you haven’t got a bowls club.