Important Note From Your Committee Chairman
We are pleased to announce that Bryan Gaunt is our new Committee Chairman. Matt Wright has agreed to be our new Match Secretary and Gill Jarrett our new Club Secretary. Roger Gatland is now a committee member. Thanks to all of these for volunteering.
All members (and potential members) are encouraged to attend the pre-season Get Together in the Clubhouse on Thursday 30th March at 7.30 pm. Amongst other news will be the formation of a new Club Development Team to consider all aspects of the club's future. Gary Parsons and Sam Cates from the Commitee have agreed to join RBC Directors Paul Eales, Gill Jarrett and Dave Mannings on the team.
Great effort from RBC bowlers to comfortably beat Reigate Priory in the semi finals of the Spitfire League on 22nd March. A close final against Caterham saw us pipped at the last end of the match to lose by 5 shots overall. Priory beat Purley Bury for 3rd place. Well done to all the RBC team and thanks to all our supporters.
In the Colin Hibbs weekend league all matches have been played and we await the final league table. The unofficial news is that we have been pipped to 1st place on shot difference! The last published table is shown below.
Why don't you join a friendly local Bowls Club?
If you are new to bowls and thinking of playing outdoors in the summer do come along during the season and see our facilities - ideally on a Monday evening; or another day by arrangement. After familiarisation with the sport newer bowlers can then join in further taster sessions, roll ups or informal games. Call the clubhouse on 01737 763404 just before your visit especially if you are arriving after 7.00 p.m. - if there is no response call John on 07817 616161.
We also run a midweek short mat league and Saturday afternoon drives in our clubhouse from October to April. Contact John on the above number for more information.
You will need some flat-soled shoes such as plimsoles/trainers. We will loan you some bowls so you can try out the sport before making any commitment. We have 3 qualified bowls coaches who can help your introduction to the sport. We do not charge for coaching.
We do not pressure people to join the club straight away Once you are certain the sport is for you then you can then join at a special introductory rate of £50 for the first year - reducing pro rata through the season. The 2017 Summer Membership fee is £100 p.a. - reducing pro rata through the season. There are no further green fees. Participation in the Short Mat Season is an additional £16 p.a. Junior Membership (under 25) is £21 p.a. but only £10 in your first season.
For more information contact Sam Cates Tel: 079080 72296
or e-mail: email@example.com
The Summer season starts in April and ends in late September. New members can enjoy a "roll up" any afternoon or evening on weekdays - dress code is mufti but not jeans. On most weekends the green is used for matches against other clubs or club events.
We have three weekly games for newer bowlers - a fun “Drive” each Friday evening suitable for novices, a Tuesday Triples League afternoon match for those who have gained some experience and a similar Wednesday Evening Pairs League on non-match days - these leagues are ideal for those wanting to play in the future for the Club in matches against other clubs; or in Club competitions; or just having a competitive game against other Club members. For Short Mat information refer to this area of the website.
We welcome all ages from 12 upwards (for young bowlers we have a designated Child Protection Officer).
There are also a number of social functions through the year and Social Membership costs £16 p.a. - this entitles you to play up to 5 times a year in social events or roll ups.
We are a private club and our facilities do not specifically cater for the severely disabled. We have a large car park and are conveniently located for public transport.
We would like to thank Beadles Kia of Coulsdon and Eyeworks Redhill for their continued support in 2017. Beadles Kia print our Fixture Card for us and supporting our open days. Eyeworks have sponsored the printing of match cards.
Julian at Eyeworks is offering club members up to 20% discount.
Both are sponsoring key club events - see the front page of the Fixture Card. Click on logo at top left of this page for link to their websites.
In 2016 we announced our third sponsor - Heberden Wealth Management - providers of financial advice. They have supplied us with smart new scoreboards.
More about the Club
Affliated to:- Bowls England,Surrey County Bowling Association, London and Southern Counties Bowling Association. We are a friendly outdoor lawn bowls club founded in 1895 that caters for men and women of all ages and abilities. We play competitive matches in the Border League and the North Downs Mixed Triples League plus friendly fixtures with local clubs and hold internal competitions. Matches are from April through to September. We have a purpose-built clubhouse with terrace overlooking the green. An enjoyable evening can be spent with a drink from the bar, watching the bowls from the terrace with a back drop of the North Downs in the distance. There is a large car park next to the green.