COMPETITION RULES 2022
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Just a reminder, that anyone wishing to enter a County Competition, now does their own entries online.
CROUCH NEWS 23
BOWLS SOCIAL COMPETITION
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Seasons End. There has been some great matches and congratulations to everyone taking part. Now for Short Mat!
Jim Pope has asked me to invite you to a regular meeting to play
We stopped playing due to covid but can now pick it up again if there is enough interest.
It used to be Monday evenings 7pm to 9pm and can remain as such.
If interested members should email me directly on email@example.com we can take it from there.
The Crouch Bowling Club Presentation Dinner 2023
To be held on: Friday 24 November 2023 -12.15 for 1.00pm
The Hydro Hotel, Mount Road, Eastbourne BN20 7HZ
Please choose your dishes from the Menu Choices Selection sheet.
Then tick the columns, alongside your name on the Attendee List
you received with the Email.
Australian Pairs competition
Gerri Ori, CEO of Brooklyn Hyundai, Seaford who sponsor the Australian Pairs Competition presented the trophy to the winners. This is always a popular all day event and we appreciate the support of Brooklyn Hyundai throughout the year.
A Perfect weekend for the Finals 2023.
All the winners here.
The Jubilee Triples competition sees the members split into an A and B sections, each of these sections contain five Teams of three people. Each of these five teams play each other for just 4 ends and the one with the highest score from both sections A and B play in the final.
We had a lovely afternoon with sun for the most part of it. Eventually we had our finalists.
They then played the final of four ends with a score
Dave Tollhurst, Bob Carington, William Mitchell (Skip), Mike Clarke (Skip), Fred Hammond, Peter Evans,
The winners are:
Fred Hammond, Mike Clarke (Skip), Peter Evans,
A GREAT SUCCESS
Another lively night at The Crouch
ALEX COMES SECOND IN A CLOSE FOUGHT MATCH IN SURREY/SUSSEX CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Last night Alex Gillan played in the Regional (Sussex and Surrey) Final of this Competition against the Surrey Champion, Rob Dodds from Southey BC. They were playing for a place in the last 16 in England to be played at the All England Finals in Leamington Spa. Alec lost 17 - 21 in an exciting and high quality match which was watched by a good number of supporters from the Crouch. Regards - Derek Budd. 28/07/23
CROUCH BOWLERS COUNTY SUCCESS IN NATIONAL COMPETITIONS
ALISON SIMMMONS & ALEX GILLAN
I am delighted to inform you that two of our members have made significant progress in County and National Competitions. Alison Simmons has reached the semi-final of the Suissex County Unbadged Singles. This will be played at Preston BC at 11.00am on Sunday 30 July followed by the final in the afternoon.
Alex Gillan has reached the regional final of the National Champion of Champions. This means he has won every round in the Sussex area and will now play his opposite number from Surrey. This will be played at Popes Mead BC in Crawley at 6.00pm on Thursday 27 July.
I am sure that both players will welcome any support they receive from us, so all members are welcome to attend.
Regards - Derek Budd - Competition Secretary
ALEX GILLAN Men's Champion of Champions - Sussex
Alex reputation gets stronger and stronger today after winning the Sussex Champion of Champions Competition. He now plays in the All England Round of 32 against a Surrey team, see below.
See full results at: https://www.bowlsenglandcomps.com/competition/area-fixture/152/1191
Alex Gillan (The Crouch Bowling Club Seaford, Sussex (East)) (Challenger) beat Neil Potter (Popes Mead, Crawley, Sussex (West)
Alex will now play in the All-England Round of 32 (Midway Neutral Green). Play by Tue 1st Aug. Alex Gillan (Crouch, Sussex (East)) (Challenger) V Robert Dodds (Southey, Surrey (East))
The winner of this match will play in the All-England Round of 16 @ Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa 9:30am & 12 noon. Play on Tue 15th Aug
Edward Rowland Competition
Thursday evening, 13 July, our Edward Rowland "B" Team (Barry Evans, Alec Gillan, Michael St Jean and Michael Hornsby) beat Preston "B" 32 - 13 to move into the quarter final. I will keep you informed of details of their next match. Regards - Derek Budd.
Another Memorable Day at The Crouch.
Many thanks to the Committee, Chef and Bar Staff and everyone involved.
MERIDIAN LEAGUE 2023
The 2023 season has started and early results look being a close faught season wih Newhaven, Peacehaven and Rottingdean starting with some good results. Seaford, in the meantime are someway behind in 5th place, so we need to start playing like last year's winning team opposite. But a long way to go and we will finish strongly I'm sure.
CREAM TEA ROLL UP
What a great weekend watching the Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday. then on Sunday a Coronation Competition andCream Tea at The Crouch.
A really good turn out for the Competition at The Crouch.
Click on the photo on the right to see all the photos by Liz Evans in a slide show in Wide view action.
A SUNNY START TO THE COMPETITIONS
It was a very successful and well attended first drive of the season. A lovely dry day and the sun shone. Each randomly selected team played five ends then moved around to play another team on another rink.
The winning team of Bob Blackman, Colin Newbold, Ken Whippy and Marina Floodgate started the season with a brilliant win.
THE SEASON BEGINS
The open Day on Saturday was well supported. The coaches were kept busy all morning and there quiote a 5 or 6 new playing members and signed by lunchtime. The short video on the right showed some enthusiastic players.
All we need now is some fine weather, already today, Monday there have been quite a few members on the green practicing.
Switch off the lights as you leave!
HYDRO LUNCHEON AND
A short video of the Luncheon at The Hydro, Eastbourne yesterday 24th November 2022. Lots of memers attended and enjoyed the Lunch and a few glasses of wine, no doubt.
Peter Evans has taken some good pics which we have put into a short for members.
CHRISTMAS DISCO TIME
The weather probably kept people away at The Crouch Christmas Dance, but those that did brave the cold, had a good time. - Peter Evans
Keeping the Christmas social life going … helping on the bar at The Crouch Bowling Club Seaford Christmas party on Saturday.
David Tolhurst was DJ and a good time was had by all.
Btw Ali Campbell - you can’t quite see, but the penguin earrings are out there!!!
Another year of bowling has ended, although I haven't played professionally this year I thought I would thank all the Members that keep the club going all year. The Ladies and Men's Captains and all the members of the committee members. El Presidente, Flyle and especially the Ladies who keep us chaps in order all year. - I'm sure all members appreciate your work. Below are some memories of social activities from the year - Dennis
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Wanted Bowls Coaches
All clubs need coaches to help introduce the sport to new people and for development within the club. Gain a recognised qualification by attaining the
Coach Bowls Level 1 Award in Coaching Bowls and become a Bowls England recognised coach.
The County Coach, Geoff Fitch will be organising a new course to be held at Preston Club, Brighton
prior to the 2023 season.
The syllabus consists of 2 zoom sessions of theory followed by a Practical Day and an Assessment Day. The cost is £130,* 50% of which is recoverable as a bursary on completion of the course.
To register your interest or for more information email Geoff on firstname.lastname@example.org *Plus £15 Insurance
FINAL DRIVE OF THE SEASON - FISH & CHIPS & HOT SHOT CERTIFICATES
The final drive was held this week on Friday with the traditional Fish & Chip Supper. The Hot Shot certificates were also handed out to Rosie Waters, Gwen Coward, Eric Forbes and Vi Nolan. They scored a maximum 8 shots in a single end on August 8th, 2022. The Bowls International Hot Shots Club is famous throughout the bowls playing world. It was launched more than 20 years ago to reward players achieving a maximum score on one end of a competitive pairs, triples or fours match, and remains as popular as ever.
Apologies for the delay but we were struck down with Covid for a while, with several other members of the Club. I trust we're all fit now.
Two short videos of the Finals Weekend 2022
Saturday 10th September 2022 Day 1
Sunday 11th September 2022 Day 2
THE CROUCH WINS THE MERIDIAN LEAGUE CUP
An exciting match, we were ahead at tea 11 ends by 39 shots to 22, by the 15th end we were one point down 46 to 47, but we pulled ourselves together to win on all rinks by 67 to 54. Flyle, Maureen and David Young came along to support us. We were presented with the cup after the game. - David Grimley. See all results on Meridian League Page.
For those of you who are not familiar with the competition, this is a mixed league of 9 local clubs. It has been running since 1991 and the last time we won it was 2012.We played the last match of the season on Tuesday away to Rottingdean needing 4 points to beat top of the table Woodingdean.
At the end of a close match we went ahead and won by 10 points to 0, clinching the title.
Well done to all the bowlers who played in any of the 16 matches through the year. - Derek Budd. Men's Captain
The Australian Pairs Competition, sponsored by Brooklyn Motors,
the Hyundai dealers in Seaford, was held on Saturday 24 September. This all day event was enjoyed by all who took part. The 12 teams were drawn and put in 2 groups of six. Each pair played every other pair in their group. The winners of Group 1, Terry Mottram and Bob Blackman, played in the final against the winners of Group 2, Barry Evans and William Mitchell.
Barry and William won the 6 end final and received the trophy from Gerri Ori the Brroklyn Motors Managing Director).
Finals Weekend September 10/11th 2022
A WARM SUNNY WEEKEND AT THE CROUCH SAW SOME REALLY IMPRESSIVE BOWLS THIS YEAR.
On the left are the new Club Champions Pat Budd and Alex Gillan, Pat this year became the champion for the seventh time, a new club record.