Well done to all the finalists for some excellent bowls on Finals Weekend. Many thanks go to the Competition Secretaries – Lyn Davison and Sam Alan for all the prior organisation and on the day; to the umpires and markers; to the Green Team for keeping the green in such good condition and for sweeping both mornings; and to the many spectators who helped create a super atmosphere during the matches.
The trophies will be presented at the Club Dinner. Sign up with your menu choices at the Clubhouse. Tickets are priced at £30. Please pay Ann Pannell or Ros Penton if you would like a ticket.
Well done RBC for finishing 3rd in the NDL this year. Our best position in recent years and maybe ever.
Our team for the presentation game at Bletchingley on 13th Sept has been selected on the basis of most NDL matches played this season and is Marion Gatland, Roger Gatland & David Rigg. Supporters are welcome to attend the game which starts at 2 pm.
Sam is kindly providing the following options:
White/Wholemeal Roll with a filling of:
(if you wish to double up on fillings, it will be 30p extra)
Served on a plate with Salad and Crisps.
No ordering needed, but if you wish to, to avoid disappointment please do so.
The current schedule is shown below.
One amendment – the Handicap Singles has been rescheduled for Sunday morning.
Any queries to Sam Cates or Lyn Davison please.
Help would be appreciated to sweep/set up the green on both days. We also need more volunteers to mark.
Congratulations to all who have reached a final and many thanks to all the other members who have entered club competitions this year and given us some entertaining matches.
Several members are in multiple finals and it takes a few days to establish the timetable for the finals weekend. Unless we are notified otherwise it is assumed that finalists are available for all sessions on both days. The timetable will be posted in the Clubhouse, on the Club Website and on Facebook as soon as possible.
Sam has kindly offered to provide light lunches on both days (details to follow) and the kitchen and bar will be open for drinks during the day.
Any questions to Sam Cates or Lyn Davison please.
Peter Brownlow and David File of Horley Bowling Club won the Reigate & Banstead Borough Pairs bowls tournament with a score of 21-12 in their final against Rob Stockdale and Ivor Gillespie also of Horley. In the play off for 3rd place Steve Whiting (Redhill) and David Hall (Chipstead) beat Janet Harris and Tony Buckee of Horley 18-7. 12 teams had contested the earlier rounds and 4 teams contested the semi-finals and finals at Redhill BC on a sweltering Bank Holiday Monday.
Well done to Ames Brisley for the organisation and the many helpers from RBC on the day.
Thanks also to Beadles KIA Coulsdon for sponsoring the event and providing a super 1st prize in the raffle won by David Rigg.
RBC completed their NDL fixtures on Sunday 25th August with a comprehensive 10-0 win at home over Old Coulsdon with all three rinks winning by a comfortable margin – giving an overall shots score of 69-32.
RBC are currently 2nd in the table but can be overtaken by Reigate Priory who only need 2 points in their remaining fixture away at Ashtead to do this.
Whatever happens RBC are assured of their best placing in the NDL in recent years – maybe ever? Well done to all who have taken part this year.
All semi-finals need to be played by Sunday 1st September.
If you are the challenger and have not yet contacted your opponent please do this and offer a minimum of two dates for the match.
We are now able to announce that the Club has been donated a defibrillator by Bellway South London – see their press release.
Many thanks go to Bellway Homes and to Ros Penton & Ann Pannell – who both worked at the local Bellway Office for many years – for approaching them for support in obtaining this life saving device.
We much appreciate the donations received from to our members, families and friends. The Committee has already started to discuss good uses for the money raised so far at the Club. The objective will be to use the money for safety and welfare purposes e.g. improving the disabled parking arrangements. Any further suggestions would be welcomed by the Committee. Should any donors wish to have a refund then they should contact John Davison.
There will be no play tonight due to the prolonged rain.
Could anyone in the league who sees this notice please look at their team schedule and notify those playing tonight.