Fairlight Bowls Club 2021
Fairlight Bowls Club  2021

Newsletters 2021






Hi Everyone!  I do hope you are all well and looking forward to the new bowls season.   Andy and his merry band of helpers have been busy preparing the green, surrounding areas and the pavilion in readiness for open day on April 17.  In the pavilion a new hot water heater, cooker and floor tiles in the kitchen have been laid and the benches outside have either been painted or oiled.  All done, of course, while adhering to the Covid restrictions of social distancing, etc.   Everything is looking very smart.  

OPENING OF THE GREEN – SATURDAY 17 APRIL -   Due to Covid restrictions the pavilion will not be open today.  However, it is still intended that we “toast the green” before playing a game of bowls, weather permitting.  There will be a “spider” the fee of which will be £1.  The toilets will be open but please do not forget to sanitize after use.

MATCH INFORMATION - Dave Radford has been busy organising the matches and I set out below some changes to the fixtures list and other notes:

  1.   Two extra games not on the card are with Rosemount. 

Sunday 1 August, away starting at 2.00pm

Sunday 5 September, at home starting at 2.00pm.

Both matches will be in whites.  These matches are to celebrate Rosemount’s 100 Year Anniversary.

  1. The Hastings friendlies have been changed.  12 May match is now away and the 10 August match is at home.  The change is as a result of the Open Tournament being played in Hastings.
  2. The Mermaid League has been cancelled for 2021.  However, all planned games will go ahead as friendlies.  Same rules apply i.e. four triples of “mixed” teams.  Unfortunately, Peasmarsh Bowls Club has closed and therefore that game will not be played.
  3. NOTE:  Parking meters have now been installed in Bexhill.  Bexhill BC recommend parking in either Richmond Road or Cooden Drive.  Other than these roads, they mention that parking on the sea front is cheaper.
  4. The match arranged with Gullivers for 13 May has been altered.  The ladies will play at 11.00am and the men will play at 2.00pm.  This change is made to ensure social distancing under the Covid rules.
  5. St Leonards have invited us to send a triples team to their open afternoon on 11 July.  The cost is £12  each (which has been gifted to the Club by Dave).  This fee includes a buffet tea.  Please contact Dave for information
  1. The Handicaps have been drawn as have all the competitions.  Lists of the competition entries will be on display at the club on Open Day.  The draw for the Plate will be done a bit later.  Remember the first name on the draw is responsible for contacting his/her opponent, arranging a date and time for play and, if applicable, for a marker.  This then has to be booked on the Fast Courts website.
  2. The teams for the Triples League have been drawn and all respective team captains will be contacting you shortly if they have not already done so.
  3. The Sparrow Cup will commence on Tuesday 27 April and thereafter each Tuesday at 2.00pm and each Friday at 10.00 am.  Please remember to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the game.  Of course if there is a home match on either of these days, the Mermaid game will not take place.
  4. Coaching will take place every Tuesday morning.

Phew!  That is a lot of information.  I hope it is clear but if anyone has any questions in relation to any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Captains. 

CLUB SHIRTS – Commencing this season, club shirts will be worn for ALL matches.  If you do not yet have a club shirt, or require another, please contact Mark Jarvis (telephone 431103).  An order has to be placed with the suppliers in the next day or two, so would you please contact Mark asap.  Thank you.

BENCHES – The Club now has many wooden benches and would like to pass on the white benches.  If any member would like one of these white benches please let Joe Gentleman know.  They are not for sale but a donation to the Club would be welcome.  (Joe’s telephone number is 814027)

WATER TANK- As most of you are probably aware the present water tank for the green has leaked for a while now.  Andy Eames has now made arrangements for this to be replaced and the new one should be fitted in approximately six week’s time.

I very much look forward to seeing everyone again this season and wish you all good health and happy bowling.

Best wishes

Pat Tulley - Chairman