Weekly Club News 2019
Keeping Members up to date on What's On and Happening in the Club, if you have anything to say or maybe a photograph of an event, send email to
PRIZEGIVING LUNCH AT THE HYDRO EASTBOURNE 2019
SHORT MAT MATCHES START AT THE CROUCH BOWLING CLUB SEAFORD
THE first of the Winter seasons matches started on Tuesday 22nd October. We welcomed the Kings Short Mat team to a triples competition. This was our first game of the season and it was well supported by members with seating added in the Skittles lane.
It was a good sfternoon with Seaford managing to win. Many thanks to Kings for the game and their visit to Seaford.
Photo: Michael Hornsby.
END OF SEASON FISH & CHIP ROLL-UP
After a week of gale force winds and rain, the weather changed for a good afternon at The Crouch for our End of Season Fish & Chip Roll-up. Members turned out in force, although it was still a litlle windy, there was some good scoring. Terry Mottram, Maureen Whippy, Maureen Young and Roy Townsend were the winners with +18 allegedly! Fish & Chips were very welcome.
Maureen Young ended up winning four competitions in the season, considering it's her first year, it is quite an achievement, Well done.
BROOKLYN HYUNDAI AUSTRALIAN RULES COMPETITION - Sept. 21st 2019
The Crouch Bowling Club, Seaford held a new tournament on Saturday, 21st September, sponsored by Gerri Ori MD, Brooklyn Hyundai of Seaford. There were 20 pairs taking part with 4 sections of 5 teams in each. The winners of each group then played in the semi finals and subsequent final. There were many exciting games with Vi Nolan especially performing brilliantly, ably supported by her partner Colin Newbold who beat Dick Plowman and Terry Mottram 6-2. A special mention should go to Vi Horscraft and Keith Norman for reaching the semi final as neither of them has experience of playing as a skip. Also thanks to David Grimley for organising the day.
FRIDAY MENS LEAGUE WINNING TEAM 2019
A big Thankyou to Peter Johnson for organising the matches
through the summer.
Come along to
The Clubhouse for the100/200 club draw.
YOU MAY BE LUCKY!
Please support your local businesses that support us.
Alex Gillan, Peter Johnson
David Grimley, Bob Straw
SEAFORD TOWN CUP WINNING TEAM 2019
C olin Newbold
Pat and Derek Budd winners of the singles with President
FINALS WEEKEND RESULTS
Ladies Singles Championship: P Budd bt. Y Newbold
Men's Singles Championship: D Budd bt. B Carrington
Men's Two Wood Singles: G Smith bt. J Pope
Men's Veterans Singles: J Pope bt. C Newbold
Mixed Yardstick: L Taylor bt. R Bosworth
Mixed Singles Handicap: L Taylor bt. B Carrington
Mixed 100 Up: L Taylor bt. D Budd
Mixed Limited Entry: A Gillan bt. D Plowman
Men's Limited Entry: A Gillan bt. J Ranger
Ladies Pairs: M Young, P Budd bt. S Conil, P Purser
Men's Pairs: D Richards, C Newbold bt. K Norman S Ireland
Mixed Pairs: L Taylor, G Smith bt. G Holmes, R Mottram
Cutting from Last weeks Sussex Express.
Crouch Bowling Club, Seaford played host to Seaford Town Council Staff in their annual bowls match on Tuesday evening 13th August. The weather stayed fine and really fun evening was enjoyed. The teams were mixed and some very good games were played, followed by a fish and chip supper in the clubhouse. Councillor Nazish Adil,the first British Asian female Mayor of Seaford, captained the Council team and drew the raffle during the evening.
SEMI FINALS - MATCH OF THE DAY - Tuesday 21st August
I called in at The Crouch to see how the Semi Finals were going, there was already our regular supporters lined up in front of the Clubhouse.
I sat down to watch Steve Ireland and Keith Norman playing Bob Straw and Terry Mottram, it was the eleventh end and the score was 14-6 to Steve and Keith. It looked like it may be a pretty comfortable win, but bowls is not that straight forward. Bob and Terry struck with a 3 woods win, 14-9 they proceeded to win the next 7 ends to take the lead and in the 20th end they were in the lead 20-18. One more safe end and they were through. But Steve and Keith would not be beaten they bowled some incredible woods to take 3 shots and take the win 21-20. Terry and Bob were really disappointed, but congratulated the winners and they were all agreed it was a memorable semi-final.
OpenDay atThe Crouch
Saturday 3rd August
Crouch Bowling had very successful Open Games Morning today with Target Bowls, Golf Putting, Bricabrac, tea and coffee in our new clubhouse. Coaches were there giving instruction to people who wish to try bowls for the first time. Come along to The Crouch anytime and watch bowls.
You may like to join.
Another sunny day at the Crouch - Seaford 60 Crouch 90
for your help
Annual Club BBQ another successful sunny afternoon on the green, started with a competion, followed by the BBQ. This was well organised. Many thanks to the Ladies Vi, Ann, Marina, Pat and Pat and many more of he committees. The men Mike (Birthday Boy, again) controlled the Barbie which was also pretty good this year not many burnt bits. Quite a few bottles of red wine appeared to be consumed by the Chef's in the afternoon but every one appeared to enjoy the day.
WALNUTS COME OUT ON TOP
A tense Friday morning League match ended up with the Walnut Team winning by 10 shots, the match got pretty mean with the Pink wood Mike insisting they were Fire Red but they weren't firing well enough today?
Saturday May 28th Social Afternoon Jackets and Chilee
On Tuesday 21st May 2019, at the Seaford Town Forum, the outgoing Mayor, Linda Wallraven, presented to Daphne Hemmings, The Crouch Bowling Club President with a Community Award in recognition
of the Clubs achievement. This was in recognition of securing funds and for the outstanding work carried out by its members to erect and fit-out their first class new Clubhouse, with many amenities.
Daphne Hemmings President of The Crouch Bowling Club Seaford, with the Award and Derek Budd, Captain 2019 in front of the new Clubhouse.
Churchdown BC (Touring) Match
Friday May 24th 2019
Churchdown Bowling Club has sixty-five bowling members and can be found right in the heart of the lovely village of Churchdown, midway between the historic city of Gloucester and the spa town of Cheltenham, on the edge of the Cotswolds. Most of the members must have come to E. Sussex for the 4 day Tour to Eastbourne with fixtures against Seaford Crouch BC on Friday, Saturday at Eastbourne BC, Sunday it was Peacehaven BC and on the Monday they travelled up to Three Mile Cross BC which is near Reading. With seven rinks full it was a high scoring match with Churchdown coming out on top with 149 to Seaford's 137, a close fought match.
Wednesday, May 22nd
Another sunny day out at the seaside. This time Eastbourne welcomed us at The Saffrons. Sadly the Bowls was not as spectacular as the backdrop to their greens. We lost, badly!
Monday May 13th
A pleasant sunny trip to Sidley on Monday saw The Crouch scrape home home to win by 4. An excellent green, clubhouse and hospitality.
Derek and Colin in the dark.
The penultimate end where the opposition drew level forcing extra time. Derek and Colin managed to win the deciding end.
Ladies start the sason against Seaford BC
FRIDAY, MAY 2nd 2019
The Ladies started the season with a match against our neighbours from Seaford BC. The Crouch managed to win 2 games, the competition was close, but in the end Seaford BC managed to hold on and take victory. The weather was sunny for most of the afternoon and the tea break of buttered fruit loaf and biscuits with freshly brewed tea, created by the mens section was enjoyed. Thanks to Daphne and Pat for taking charge of the afternoon.
Mens Friday League off to a good start - come and enjoy a a fun competition every Friday
FIRST ROLL-UP OF THE SEASON - 48 turn out.
MONDAY, APRIL 22nd 2019
The green grass at the Crouch could barely be seen for bowlers. The sunny Easter weekend saw 48 members of he club turn out on Monday for the opening season Roll-Up competition. After a tiring afternoon in the sun, the winners were: David Burleigh Ann Blackman, Michael St Jean, and Michael Clarke. with +17. Thanks to Derek Budd for organising the match and presenting the prizes.
Bowls Officer, honest, That's all.
Thursday 18th April, 2019
Pat our Ladies Captain and Flyle Hussain, were caught red handed last week. Local police officers were patrolling the town and The Crouch recently.
Pat invited them in to see the clubhouse. I think a cup of tea and biscuit were used. Good to see the police on patrol in Seaford.
PRACTICE IN EARNEST HAS STARTED
SUNDAY, APRIL 14th 2019
Our roving reporter was able to catch some early pics of members practicing on Sunday Morning. It was noted that the early starters are also the members involved in the winning teams and individual comps later in the season. Thers a moral there somewhere.
CROUCH BOWLING CLUB SEAFORD OPEN DAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 13th 2019
At last the seaason Open Day and the start of the 2019 Bowling Season has arrived. Unfortunatey the weather was not at its warmest but a good turn out by members welcomed many locals who came to try out the game and take a look at our incredible new Clubhouse. With a cold wind blowing the Clubhouse was used quite a lot with tea and cakes selling well.
Spring is in the Crouch Photo: Mike Nolan
The Green is starting to look stunning especially in the Bright sunshine recently, Burleys were out in force preparing the green for the summer. Today Monday the green was verticut. Verticutting Is vertical mowing and the objectives are: To prune the grasses to improve tillering and stolon formation. This increases turf density and is very important for all fine competition turf such as bowling and golf greens.
The committees are working hard to get all the competitions and fixtures arranged for 2019.
Meanwhile the Short Mat games in the clubhouse are proving very popular especially the Wednesday evening game. If you haven't tried it yet, why not put your name down.
Burley's are working hard on the green and it is beginning to look good for the new season.
February 7th 2019
CLASS TEAM WIN END OF SEASON DRIVE
Another great sunny afternoon for the End of Season Drive on Saturday 29th September. A good entry entry for this year's final drive filled all six rinks. No time for tea breaks this week as there was the Annual Fish and Chip Supper to close the Season for another year. By 5 o/clock everyone was very hungry and very very thirsty. Mike did a roaring trade in the bar with his happy helpers, a big thanks to Mike and his team for running that part of the Club and especially the Ladies that do so much to keep us on the straight and narrow each week, you know who you are. The Winning team with +17 I believe, was Yvonne, Alex, Myself Dennis, and Brenda, what a result. I waited all year to get close, and it proved to be worth the effort. Prize money will go towards a new white Waterproof that disappeared from the changing room after the match. If any one finds they have two one of them is probably mine?
The Crouch v. Seaford Video
Sorry this is a bit delayed going online but it was a hectic end to the season and tryinf to move house as well?
LADIES & GENTS
COME ALONG AND JOIN IN ON A TUESDAY MORNING.
A GOOD CHANCE TO PRACTICE IN
A FRIENDLY MIXED ROLL-UP.
9.30 FOR 10.00 START.
St Johns Eastbourne visit
St. John's Eastbourne were at The Crouch onTuesday, for there annual visit, and good match in autumal weather. which Seaford won 120 - 76.