Steyning Bowls Club is 90 years old and to celebrate this anniversary we are holding an Open Day on the 8th May from 12.00 to 4.00pm. We want to welcome friends, family and newcomers to the game.
If you are peckish there will be a barbecue so you can purchase a delicious Bowl’s Burger.
Looking forward to the new season? The Opening Drive will be on Saturday 15th April. The 2023 fixtures list will be posted on this site very soon.
200 Club winners for March 2023
Below are the lucky numbers this month.
1st Prize Jane O’Neill £16 – Ticket number 117
2nd Prize Paul Wiskin £8 – Ticket number 95
Contact John Garner to join the 200 Club. It only costs £10 a year.
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.
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.
A quiz was held at the club on Friday 26th August, in aid of our Charity, the Air Ambulance. Many thanks to Derek, our quizmaster, for a very enjoyable evening. The quiz was well attended and it is hoped that we will hold another one soon.
Monday afternoon sessions will resume in May 2023
These sessions start at 2.00 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.
Wednesday Evening Roll-ups.
David Richardson will be running his sessions from 5.00pm every Wednesday starting on the 4th May. New and old members are very welcome. If you want to try bowls for the first time David will introduce you to the game – just remember to wear flat soled shoes.
Friday Night Yard-stick competition
Every Friday night starting at 6.00pm Peter Baker runs a 3 wood competition. This is a 14 end yard-stick game.
The new club charity for 2022 is the Air Ambulance and we hope to beat last year’s total when we raised money for the Kangaroos children’s charity.
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.
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.