Mince Pie Morning
On December 1st, a very wet windy day, Hailsham Bowling Club held their annual Mince Pie Morning in St Mary's Parish church hall.
Members came in in dribs and drabs to start with and we, the kitchen staff, did wonder if many would venture out in such awful weather. However, it picked up and many members braved the weather to support the club with approximately 45 folk enjoying coffee/tea, homemade mince pies, bacon savories and a taste of mulled wine.
To top the morning off, a super raffle was run by Norma & Tom.
The morning made £150 for club funds
Well done to our ladies who had a very close match in the semi-final of the Gladys Rowland against The Drive, and despite our ladies coming back from 12-4 down after 9 ends to be 17-16 up after 20 ends, The Drive managed to sneak three shots on the final end to win 19-17. However, Frances Baker, Ann Pearce, Dorothy Langford, Jo Brand and Chris Andrews all played a part in, for Hailsham, a record breaking run to the semi-finals of this county wide (East and West Sussex) competition.
Lifeboat Triples Update
Although there was fair weather, an unexpected swell prevented play this afternoon, so hopefully the tides will be favourable for Tuesday, for when the match has been rescheduled.
Norma Dalgleish, Doreen Ryall and Kathy Pease weathered the storm this afternoon and sailed through the Lifeboat Triples semi-finals. They are on board again tomorrow afternoon to play the Finals and we wish them favourable winds and sunny skies. Anchors away ladies! Have a wonderful day
And Once Again
A very well done to our Gladys Rowland Team, who won at home on Thursday 2nd August and are now through to the semi finals. We are all very proud of you.
July 13th 2018
A huge well done to our Gladys Rowland team, who won against Newick this afternoon by a very impressive 26 to 10. They go now forward to the quarter finals. Well played ladies, we are all behind you for the next round.
Waitrose Green Tokens
President of Hailsham Bowling Club, Bonnie McKale & Membership Secretary Frances Baker, accepted a cheque for £150.00 from the Waitrose store manager Roger Edwards for the green tokens in Hailsham store in April in their Community Matters scheme.
A message from the Captains
Bobby Bennett and Carole Downes
A warm welcome to members old and new, as we embark on the 2018 season at Hailsham Bowling Club.
We have taken on the role of Gentlemen and Ladies Captain this year, and although we are somewhat inexperienced in this field, we hope that we will be able to fulfil our duties to the best of our ability. Please be patient and understanding if things don't quite go to plan sometimes.
Having spoken to previous captains, we have decided to follow their advice and have a selection system which gives every playing member a fair share of matches throughout the season.
Along with designated Vice Captains, we will endeavour to select teams of all round ability from the names submitted for selection on match lists. Whether you are experienced or inexperienced bowlers, you should all have your place in Hailsham Bowling Club teams. But please put your names down early to avoid disappointment.
We have got a lot of matches to enjoy in 2018 and the more names on the lists will make it easier for us to make fair selections and give everyone a chance to show what they can do.
At the end of the day, bowling is a game for people to enjoy, have fun with, socialise and make friends, so can we wish you all a wonderful season and good fortune in all competitions, matches and whatever else may happen at our friendly club.
Bobby and Carole
Club secretary Peter Baker & Membership secretary Frances Baker attended the N.Y. Resolution Day at Hailsham church on Saturday 27th January to promote Hailsham Bowls Club.
There was a good turnout of visitors and they collected 18 names as prospective New members for the coming season.'