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CLUB NEWS

Each year the members of Steyning bowls club choose a charity to support and this season Kangaroos was chosen. Kangaroos is a disability charity based in Mid-Sussex providing a range of fun, inclusive social and leisure activities for children and young adults. The 2021 bowls season has been affected by Covid 19 and bad weather but we were able to raise £326.00. The club president, Reg Strong, presented a cheque for this amount to Samantha Norgate from Kangaroos last week.

2021 Season comes to an end on 8th October. Winter well!

 

Monday afternoon sessions will resume in May 2022.

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 else.

 

Touring side to visit in 2021

We were delighted to welcome Chelmsford bowls club on the 24th August. We like to extend a warm welcome to any visiting club and hope that they enjoyed the afternoon as much as the Steyning players.

 

200 Club winners for November are:-

1 Ian Ivatt £16.00 no 75
2 Margaret Ashford £8.00 no 21

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

LOTTERY NEWS

WHY NOT JOIN THE FUN AND SUPPORT YOUR CLUB SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS OR CONTACT MARY COTTON.

We had a winner on 2nd October and there are some big prizes coming up so check out the website address below.

 

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.

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.

 

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Captains Sheila Barnes and Paul Hampson enjoying Captain’s Day on 21st July. This is a  chance for the club to come together and show their appreciation of the  work done by both captains. A fun match was played before we gathered for a delicious tea.

Charity Day

Our charity this year is Skin Cancer and we are trying to raise awareness as well as money to support research. Our charity day on 2nd August raised over £600.00. We welcomed a team of Vice Patrons and played five rinks. After an enjoyable game we had a very sociable meal in the clubhouse. Our thanks to everyone who helped to raise money for this very necessary research

Finals Weekend 2019

The winners of the club competitions are:-

Novice cup Heather Proctor.  Purchas Cup Ray Baker.

Mens Handicap Singles Reg Strong. Steyning Open Peter Stedman.

Men’s Pairs Paul Hampson & Ray Baker. Women’s Pairs Pat Davies & Mary Cotton.

Men’s Veteran’s Handicap Ray Baker. Steyning Plate Jane O’Neill.

Invitation Pairs Pat Davies and Peter Baker.

Women’s Championship Pat Davies   Men’s Championship Peter Stedman

Photo shows the winners of the championships  Pat Davies and Peter Stedman