Fairlight Bowls Club 50th Anniversary Year 1968 - 2018
Fairlight Bowls Club   50th Anniversary Year1968 - 2018 

Newsletter June 2018



Fairlight Bowls Club Newsletter June 2018

Dear Members

The season is now well under way and the sun has started to shine.  We have been very lucky so far with our special events with three glorious days for bowling.  Let’s hope this continues through the year.

Tournament Day

The tournament was held last Sunday.  20 teams competed and the winners were Alexandra Park 4.

Thanks to all of you club members who helped on the day – it was a tremendous effort again.  I can’t mention everyone but Captain Colin led the organisation with close support from Colin Fazakerley, Penny Kenward led the catering team once again and Sylvia Reeves helped with the various raffles.  The green and our facilities were a credit to all who helped to prepare for the day.

Feedback from the visiting teams was tremendous. Thanks to the generosity of our members, sponsors and our visitors, we raised over £1000 for St Michaels Hospice. Well done everyone.

Social and Fun Events

The Dogs and Bottles event was well supported with 24 bowlers and over 40 eating.  Thanks to Sylvia and Maurice Reeves for their hard work and their contribution of the food and to their team of helpers. 

The next event is bowling with a fish and chips supper on Wednesday 13th June.  Sign up in the club house.  We then host the Mermaid Fling on 1st July – we will need volunteers to help with this – more details to follow. Also, we are going to combine our 50th Celebration with the Lads and Lasses on 4th August – again, more details to follow.


Many of you will know that two recent members and past members passed away recently.  Our thoughts are with the families and friends of Audrey Shielding and Jean Turner.


Please keep an eye on the match board in the club house and sign up where you can.  Friendly matches are open to all players and the selectors will make sure that anyone who signs up will get a game.  For the Mermaid League we need the best team available – if you are not sure about your eligibility talk to the Captain.

When you are selected please tick your name to confirm availability for play, and transport where appropriate.  If you need to change for any reason then contact the Captain.


The chosen pairs competition will run with a similar format to last year.  Pairs play each other over 12 ends with 2/3 of the difference added to the pair with the lower combined handicap. The competition secretary will set dates for play and the pairs will arrange times with each other.

Please keep to the play by dates for all the club competitions.

John Eveleigh


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