CLUB NEWS & EVENTS
Member Notifications and News
- Until July we were unable to hold conventional committee meetings and meetings have been held using Zoom.
As more decisions are made we will keep you up to date with details as soon as possible.
- The club AGM was held using Zoom with 22 members in attendance and we welcomed new committee
members Drummond and Koos. The website Committee page is now updated showing the current club officers
with their contact details.
- Critical dates published by the government on Covid have influenced our decisions for our 2021 bowling season.
Outdoor hospitality was open but we still consider it unwise to provide our normal catering for friendly fixtures
with other clubs within our club pavilion.
Would members please look out for club emails and this website club news page for more information.
- Our green was officially opened on Saturday 17th April and our first friendly match of the season was on Sat 1st May with visiting club Petersfield.
- The clubhouse has now been fully redecorated and is available for toilet facilities and signing on for matches.
- As always we would welcome new members to the club and this year's Open Day was on Sunday 23rd May. If you missed this event please contact our member secretary for a further opportunity to come and try lawn bowls. In April and May we held a 4 week course as an Introduction to Bowls on behalf of the Haslemere U3A which we hope to repeat next year.
- The club green as usual will be available most afternoons for roll-ups when members can enjoy practice and hone their playing skills. This year it is hoped that the more experienced bowlers will help to involve beginners and the less experienced members, in particular to provide experience, knowledge and skills in playing in all positions of triple play. Thursday afternoons should be a regular opportunity for this to take place. volunteers to help organise this would be welcome.
Fixture Matches and Events
- Our fixture and event list for 2021 can be accessed on this website Fixture Page. Do look at this page and the down-loadable pdf to check for any amendments.
- This years League Match fixtures for the 2021 can also be accessed on this website League Page.
- 2021 - We have now held our programme of 5 club competitions for 2021. Athough these were competitive
our competition secretary together with the club captain has endeavoured to assign fair handicaps
where appropriate and also the best balance for the pairs and triples competitions,
giving members with varying playing abilities an equal chance of winning.
The finals for all competitions were held in August including our Champion of Champions match where the men's singles winner plays against the ladies' singles winner. This year, our president Judy Rix won in an exciting close match against men's single winner Leo Cash.
Photographs and a printable pdf of the finals players taken by Brian Archbold are available in our Gallery page.
The club competition winners will be presented with their trophies at our club annual dinner.
- 2020 - Due to restrictions imposed for precautions needed against Covid-19, a
normal programme of club competitions for the 2020 season with trophies awards could not be held.
In subsitution the club initiated a "Round Robin" members singles competition, which was played during July and August with great success and member enjoyment.
- MEMORIAL DAY
On the 7th August despite the rain we held our Memorial Day event and with the generosity
of members we raised nearly £300 for The Prostate Project based in Guildford.
Congratulations go to Richard Parker and Richard Sanders on winning the afternoon pair event
with Dick Carn and John Mockridge being close runners up.
It was an enjoyable afternoon and the raffle,strawberry jam and cream scones provided by
the event organisers were very welcome.
Photo - Winners Richard Parker and Richard Sanders holding the Sanders Memorial Trophy
(see Gallery page for more photos)
- SHORT MAT BOWLS
Last year the club held a Friendly Short Mat Bowls Challenge v Haslemere U3A at the Edge Leisure Centre.
This has become a yearly event and it hoped that it can be held again this year after the lawn bowling season ends - See last years photo
- CLUB ANNUAL LUNCH
This year we are holding our Annual Lunch and Club Trophy Presentations at the West Surrey Golf Club on the 30th Oct.
If you havn't already done so, you can sign up and provide your menu choice on the list in the club pavilion.
- CLUB LOTTERY
For member entertainment and also to provide some welcome funds in support of the club running costs, a third 20 week club lottery period is under way.
Week 1 to 20 (7th Nov 2020 to 20th Mar 2021)
During this period the total prize monies was £200
7 winners with prize values from £10 to £50
Week 11 - Anne won £40
Week 16 - John Z won £50
Week 20 - Richard P won £40
Week 21 to 40 (17th Apr 2021 to 28th Aug 2021)
During this period the total prize money was £280
11 winners with prize values from £14 to £50
Week 37 - Jeff won £50
Week 16 - John E won £48
Week 20 - Richard C won £40
Week 41 to 60 (4th Sep 2021 to 15th Jan 2022)
During this period the total prize money is £300
Week 43 - Gary won £45
- NEW MEMBERS
The club welcomes new members -