The preliminary rounds are now complete and the line up for the semi-finals is now known.
We much appreciate the continued support of this event by Beadles KIA Coulsdon. They have kindly donated our top raffle prize – a car “LifeShine” Autoglym treatment including a full valet.
Spectators are very welcome.
Paul Eales reported on 10th August:
“I have been checking other BL match results of yesterday! Newdigate beat Horley 8-2 and Lindfield beat Horsham 8-2. This leaves us at present in 5th position on 48pts, Newdigate on 51pts/Lindfield 54pts/Horley 57pts and Horsham 58pts.
This means two potential outcomes, we get 4pts we survive, get 10pts we could on shot difference win the league! ”
……but 3pts would leave us level on 51pts with Newdigate (shot difference to decide) and 2pts or less means we are definitely demoted to Division 2.
Fingers crossed for a good result! Would players please arrive in good time for a 5.45 pm start.
A reminder to members that this takes place at Worth Crematorium Crawley at 2.00 pm today. Would members please be aware that the wake will be at Redhill Bowling Club from mid-afternoon onwards. The club remains open for bowling.
Updated draw for this year’s Borough Pairs. Ames Brisley writes:
“Just waiting on one result – agreed to allow play on Friday 17th due to the awful weather Friday which meant it could not be played”
RBC played Chipstead in the morning semi-finals on 12th August and lost after a close tussle 22-18. We secured 3rd place in the afternoon with a comfortable 20-11 win over Epsom Park. Bletchingley beat Chipstead to win the Area Title.
Well done Roland Simon,John Davison, Roger Gatland & Paul Eales for making it through to the finals and securing 3rd place.
Paul Eales reports
……….”that Popes Mead had initially agreed to the 16th August, however, they now cannot do that date, so I have now agreed Thursday 23rd August at 6pm. A home match of course.
I have been checking other BL match results of yesterday! Newdigate beat Horley 8-2 and Lindfield beat Horsham 8-2. This leaves us at present in 5th position on 48pts, Newdigate on 51pts/Lindfield 54pts/Horley 57pts and Horsham 58pts.
This means two potential outcomes, we get 4pts we survive, get 10pts we could on shot difference win the league! “
There will be no play today – afternoon or evening due to the adverse weather.
The finishing date for the current round of Club Competitions is extended to Thursday 16th August.
Please note there is an away match scheduled for Thursday 16th afternoon. The Border League match v Popesmead has been rearranged again for 23rd August at their request.
We are pleased to announce that Stephen Hunt, the new Brand Manager at Beadles KIA has confirmed that our relationship will continue. If RBC members visit and he is not available you should ask for Chris Hollands General Sales Manager
The Border League match this evening has been called off due to the continuing rain.
Paul Eales has advised that the match has been rescheduled for Thursday 16th at Redhill.
In the London & Southern Counties Pairs Semi-finals at Egham last night after a tense and challenging match the RBC pair Bryan Gaunt & Paul Eales managed to overturn an 8 shot deficit at 15 ends to a win by 4 shots. Match score 22-18.
It is understand that it is the first time in the history of the club that a pair from Redhill has reached the final! Well done indeed guys.
The final will be against Iver Heath on 1st Sept again on a neutral green.
This success followed another good win for RBC in the quarter finals of the SCBA Area 3 Top 4 against Bookham A at home on Tuesday. In similar fashion RBC (Roland Simon, John Davison, Roger Gatland and Paul Eales) overcame a 5 shot deficit to win by 22-17. Well done to these guys and many thanks to the members who came and supported RBC.
RBC now go to Sutton on Sunday morning to play Chipstead in the semi-finals. The final and 3rd/4th place play off follow in the afternoon.
Good luck to both teams in their next matches.