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.
200 Club winners for October 2019
1st Mrs E Barrett
2nd Don Harry
3rd Diane Gargano
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