Fairlight Bowls Club 2022
Fairlight Bowls Club  2022





Hi Everyone.  I hope you all enjoyed the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.  The Club participated in the celebrations here in the village and opened the green for anyone to try their hand at bowls with a cup of tea or coffee and cake afterwards.  I want to thank everyone who helped out during this weekend especially Molly Kavarana, Andy Broadway and John Tulley, all of whom were on the green assisting visitors with the bowling.  A big “thank you” to the ladies who made the delicious cakes and to all who came up to the club on the day to support the event.  Last, but by no means least, Kerry for her support and organisation in the kitchen.  The event was a definite success and we also managed to raise just over £27 in tea money to give to MOPPS.  Well done to everyone!

CHARITY DAY:  As you are all aware this is on 26th June.  This is a very special day in the Club’s calendar and it is hoped that as we did last year we can raise a substantial sum to give to charity which, again, will be MOPPS.  A list for donations of food has been posted in the pavilion which has already had a great response from members.  However,  there are still some items that are needed so if you can help please add your name.  There will be a “spider” and a raffle on the day and I take this opportunity to ask for donations of “bottles” for the raffle.  This promises to be a great occasion and one which I personally am looking forward to.

WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE;  This is the day of the fish and chip supper.  Could I please remind you that if you wish to have the fish and chips to let Frank have your money as soon as possible.   The fish and chips will be followed by a  dessert.

MERMAID FLING – SUNDAY 3RD JULY:   Tenterden Bowls Club was to host this year’s “fling”.  Unfortunately there will be road works taking place at this time making parking and access to their club impossible.  The result of this is that Fairlight Bowls Club have been asked to hold the fling this year instead meaning that Tenterden will host the fling next year.   More information relating to this event will be forthcoming later this month but meanwhile I would mention that we shall need some volunteers to help out on 3rd July.  Would you please let me, or the team captains or Penny Eveleigh know if you would be able to assist at this important event.


CAR PARKING:  Unlike many bowls clubs, FBC is very fortunate in that   we have car parking facilities.  However, of late, the parking has become somewhat haphazard.  Could I please ask that cars are parked either with the front or rear of the car facing the bank or front or rear of the car on the barrier side making two rows of parked cars.  Preferably, in both cases, at a slight angle.  This should enable enter/leaving the car park much less hazardous and allow for more cars to be parked.

SUSSEX COUNTY BOWLS:  There is a list in the pavilion for the ladies to put your names down if you wish to play other County teams.  If any of you would like to form a team of (say) triples, please put your names down.

COMMITTEE VACANCIES:  The Club is still seeking an Hon. Treasurer so, please, if any of you are interested please let Georgie know.

Shirley Geldart, the club’s Secretary, has also said that she will not be standing for re-election next year as Secretary.  If any of you are interested in finding out more about this position, please do not hesitate to contact me.

DRINKS LICENCE:  The Club now has a drinks licence.  This enables members and guests to purchase wine or beer on the premises.  Penny and Joe are responsible for the purchasing of the beer and wine and the general running of the “bar”.

GENERAL:  The matches and competitions are going well.  The weather, of course, is having a slight impact but only a couple of matches have been postponed.  Warm clothing has been the dress option recently with some players wearing four layers of clothing! 

More ladies are required for matches.  Out of twenty lady players the captains are struggling to get a team of two triples together!  I know many of you are busy working and/or following other pursuits but if you could find the time to play in some matches it would give the few ladies always readily available to play to have a break.

Meanwhile everyone, carry on enjoying your bowls and thanks for making FBC a great club to be a member of.


Pat Tulley – Chairman