The club has now closed for the winter but work on the grounds continues every Wednesday morning – weather permitting.
Let’s hope 2021 brings a better season than this year and we can all get together again.
Socially Distanced Finals 11th September
During the reduced season we played 3 friendly competitions and the winners were:-
Men’s singles- Paul Hampson
Ladies singles- postponed due to illness
Mixed Pairs- Barbara Frost and Steve Ripley
The matches were well attended and it was good to see so many old faces even if they were at a distance.
WHY NOT JOIN THE FUN AND SUPPORT YOUR CLUB SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS OR CONTACT MARY COTTON.
Our President, Reg, and his wife Barbara have joined the Horsham Community Lottery and won £25 at their first attempt. Congratulations. Another winner for Steyning – Mrs O won £25.00. See below for details as to how you can join the fun and help support your club. Don’t forget the club get 50p every time you play so it helps the club during these testing times.
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 £25,000.
200 Club winners for March 2021
1 Margaret Ashford £18.00 no 21
2 Graham Lewis £12.00 no 64
3 Dave Richardson £6.00 no 24
Remember you can become a member of the 200 club for just £10 a year and there is a monthly draw. John Garner is now running the 200 club.
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.
FREE TASTER SESSIONS
Just come along at 1.50pm on a Monday afternoon with a pair of flat soled shoes or trainers. All welcome. For more information telephone Mary on 01273 887953. Resumes May 2020
Touring Team visit Steyning
At the beginning of September Steyning Bowls club welcomed a team from Didcot who had been staying in Worthing. They had been playing local teams such as East Preston and Preston (based in Brighton.) We were delighted to meet such a friendly club and so many Steyning players wanted to play that we swopped some players in after tea. The tea of homemade cakes, provided by Joan and Sheila, was very much appreciated. The final score was a win for Steyning on four of the five rinks but this was largely irrelevant as everyone enjoyed the game on a glorious afternoon. Angela, Didcot’s captain of the day, thanked Steyning and presented the club with a pennant. She also pointed out that their club was celebrating their 50th anniversary as are Steyning Women’s section. There was time for socialising and a few drinks before Didcot had to get their coach back to the hotel. We hope to meet up again in the future.
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.
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