Fairlight Bowls Club Newsletter April 2019
The season has started well with the opening being well attended and the bowling was good – the green is as fast as I can remember for so early in the season. The Captain is very pleased with the response to the practice sessions.
Keep signing up for matches as they are posted on the board – we have been particularly short of ladies for Mermaid games. The best team available will be chosen for each Mermaid match but the friendly matches will be spread to include everyone as soon as possible, so if you have not yet been selected then you soon will be!
The first event is fast approaching on Monday 6th May – the Mayday Challenge. This is fun bowls followed by filled jacket potatoes (vegetarian options will be available) and pudding. Full details are on the web site and the notice board. If you haven’t signed up yet and can’t get to the club then let me know and I will add you to the list. If anyone can help making a pudding I would be very grateful – please let me know (any expenses will be paid by the club).
Please make payments for the event to myself or put it in an envelope with your name and the event and post it into the red box in the club house. I will pick it up from there.
The following event is the Dogs and Bottles on Monday 27th May. Make payment for this event to Maurice or Sylvia Reeves in the same way as above. At the start of this event there will be a demonstration of how to use the defibrillator that is now located on The Club premises adjacent to the bowls club. Given our age profile this may be very useful! More details later.
We are holding an open afternoon on Saturday 11th May – open to all interested in bowling. Can I ask that any member who is free join us to help introduce people to our club and bowling. We start at 2.30pm.
The Sparrow Cup starts on Tuesday 30th April starting at 4.30pm. There will be jacket potatoes and salad afterwards for those who would like to stay – cost of £4. There will be meat and vegetarian fillings. Please let me know if you are interested in eating.
From that date on, the Sparrow Cup will run on Friday and Sunday at 2.00pm and on Tuesday at 4.30pm (please disregard the times stated on the match card), on days when we do not have a club match. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start.
There is now a password protected page on the web site where you can access the contact details of other members. We will let you have the password on a separate email. There is also a page headed ‘Team Selection’ where you can see if you have been selected and who is in the team. If you cannot get to the club to tick your name then let the captain for the day know.
Please note that the match start times as stated on the web site are correct – we have had several changes after the card was printed.
Penny Kenward has keys for the club house and for the spare lockers. We should have enough spare lockers for anyone who wants one – just ask Penny. We ask for a £5 deposit for keys.
Tea and Cleaning Rotas
These are now on the notice board. If you have any problems with dates please let Sylvia Reeves or Michele Lawrence know. There will be notes on what to do adjacent to the rotas.
This is a competition run through the year to help players to improve their game and for newer members to learn about rules and etiquette.
The format of this competition is similar to last year.
So the details:
The sessions will be
So – the more you play the better your chance of winning.