Southbourne Bowls Club (Founded 1920)
56 New Road, Southbourne, Emsworth, Hants. PO10 8JX. Tel 01243 372128
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News Archive          

7.8.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Short Mat Registration
ESMBA Player registration for the 2020/21 Short Mat season is due by 1/9/2020.


Players wishing to participate in events organized by the English Short Mat Bowling Association (ESMBA) or West Sussex County Short Mat Bowling Association (WSCSMBA) are required to register with the ESMBA on an annual basis.

The cost of registration remains at 6.50 for the 2020/21 season and includes ESMBA cover for Personal Accident Insurance (whilst involved in Short Mat activities. Click here for details).


Events / Activities requiring ESMBA registration include:

- ESMBA National Championships
- WSCSMBA Inter County Fixtures
- WSCSMBA County Competitions
- WSCSMBA Winter League & K.O. Cup

ESMBA registration is not required for informal roll ups or club competitions.

Any Southbourne Bowls Club member wishing to register should add their name to the list displayed in the Club house foyer.

6.8.20 WSCSMBA Winter League
The WSCSMBA has issued the following notice regarding the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Winter League seasons. Click here
For clarity, the 2019/20 season will not be completed and the 2020/21 season has been cancelled.

For reference, the ESMBA's Route map back to Short Mat bowls is also made available. Click here

6.8.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Club Comps
The 2020 Club Comps page has been updated. Click here

3.8.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Pairs League
Week 5 Pairs League results & tables are available to view on the Notice Board page.

29.7.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Club Comps
Two new club competitions have been scheduled during August.

Captains Challenge
A three Triples match between teams captained by M. Odell & A. Bull to be held on the 16th August at 2pm. The two captains will select their teams from names on the entry list.
This event may be limited to 18 players.
An entry list will be posted in the Clubhouse foyer.

Two Wood Singles
A mixed Two wood Singles competition to be played through to semi-final stage on Sat 22nd August. This is an all day event with an expected four games maximum for those reaching the semi-finals.
The semi-finals and finals will be played during Club Final's weekend 5th/6th September.
An entry list will be posted in the Clubhouse foyer.

29.7.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Usage Rules
Important Notice

There have been changes made to the rules regarding Bowls Club usage.

Notably, all Persons entering the Bowls Green via the Clubhouse are to complete the Visitors log in order
to facilitate contact tracing should it be necessary.

The updated guidance will be posted on the entry door to the Clubhouse and can also be viewed here.

These changes will come into effect on Friday 31st July.

26.7.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Club Comps
The 2020 Club Comps page has been updated. Click here

23.7.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Club Comps
The 2020 Club Comps page has been updated. Click here

18.7.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Pairs League
Week 4 Pairs League results & tables are available to view on the Notice Board page.

17.7.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Club Comps
The 2020 Club Comps page has been updated. Click here

15.7.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Club Comps
The 2020 Club Comps page has been updated. Click here

15.7.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Pairs League
Week 3 Pairs League results & tables are available to view on the Notice Board page.

9.7.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Rink Booking System
Please note. Rink Reservations can now be made up to 28 days from current date allowing greater flexibility when arranging Club competitions.

5.7.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Pairs League
Week 2 Pairs League results & tables are available to view on the Notice Board page.

30.6.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Rink Booking System
Southbourne's Rink Booking system continues to function well with very few queries received by me regarding it's usage.

Most Members have by now requested, and been sent, their account details and are making reservations. However some Members who have been issued accounts have not yet logged on to the system. If any Member requires assistance or has not received their account details then please contact Dave Alner.

Intended usage of Fixture Type Code on Reservation page.

WSBL, BML & Friendly - for use by the System Administrator for an official Club match.

County Comp & National Comp - for use by the System Administrator for an official Club match or by a Club Member involved in those competitions.

Pairs League - for use by the System Administrator for block booking or by a Club Member for re-arranged matches.

Club Comp, Roll Up & Other - for use by a Club Member.

Correct usage of this code will be important in the future as it will help signify the priority of your reservation over others should a conflict occur.

30.6.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Rink Booking System
As advised in the news item dated 9.6.20, Members can now reserve a double slot on the Rink booking system to allow adequate time for a Pairs match (3 hours & 40 mins.)

How To:

- Identify a suitable double slot on the Rink Booking Schedule.
- Click on the earlier of the two slots to bring up the New Reservation page.
- Modify the END time box to read 2 hours later than shown.
- Complete mandatory fields (Fixture Type Code & I understand all Green usage restrictions).
- Click on Create.

Your double slot booking should now appear on the Rink Booking Schedule.

Notes
You can not reserve longer than a double slot (limit is 4 hours)
You can not reserve two single slots side by side as this constitutes two bookings (limit is one booking per day)

Please do not reserve a double slot unless you intend to play a Pairs match or rearranged Pairs League fixture.

28.6.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Pairs League
Week 1 Pairs League results & tables are available to view on the Notice Board page.

26.6.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Club Competitions
For your attention.
The Draw  for Southbourne's 2020 Club Comps has been finalised and can be viewed online via the Notice Board page or by clicking the links below:

2020 Club Competitions - Draw & Results
2020 Club Competition - Rules

Notes
- The Gov. and Club guidance regarding social distancing must be followed at all times.
- Rink bookings for arranged matches must be made by the Challenger via the on-line Booking system.
- Extensions to Round end dates will be granted for exceptional circumstances only. Please arrange games promptly.

17.6.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Pairs League
For your attention.
The 2020 Pairs league is due to commence on Fri 26th / Sat 27th June with twelve of the fifteen entered teams scheduled to play.

Click on the following link for timetable of fixtures: 2020 Pairs League Fixtures & Results
Click on the following link for the Rules of Play: 2020 Pairs League Rules

Please remember to follow at all times the Gov. and Club guidance regarding social distancing.

9.6.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Rink Booking Accounts
Rink Booking Account details have always been promptly dispatched to all requests received from Members.
If however, you have requested details and not seen a reply, then please contact me again at rinkbooking@southbournebowls.co.uk.

It may also be worth checking your email junk folders.

9.6.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Pairs League
Calling notice - Anyone interested in a Pairs League.

Following the previous announcement allowing Pairs play at Southbourne, it has been agreed that the Friday Pairs League should be re-introduced. The exact format of this event is still to be determined, however it is anticipated that it would run on a very similar basis to previous years with the only changes being those necessary to conform with the current guidelines.
Possible changes are that the league may have to play over two sessions rather than one due to the number of available rinks (Friday evening / Saturday morning), dependant on the number of entrants.
Another possible change is that the number of entrants may need to be limited or the number of games reduced so as to allow the league to run over the course of July & August.

The co-ordinator for this event is Pete Jasinski who will contact all those Members who previously subscribed to play this years Pairs League to ascertain if they still wish to participate or not.
Any Member not on that original list but now interested in playing should contact Pete directly.

Further details will follow if there is sufficient interest to proceed with this event.

9.6.20 Southbourne Bowls Club - Easing of Restrictions
Notice.

Following a Southbourne Bowls Committee meeting tonight it has been agreed that a maximum of four Bowls Club Members will now be permitted to play on a given rink. This will allow Singles play with a marker and also Pairs play.
In order to maintain social distancing, the three rink limit is still in force and spectators and guests are still not allowed on the premises. Rink bookings must still to be made via the on-line booking system.

These rulings are within the guidance issued by Gov. and Bowls England.

Note that the Rink Booking system has been adjusted to allow two consecutive time slots to be reserved, allowing 4 hours, sufficient to play a Pairs game.  Also an additional time slot has been introduced between 8pm & 9.40pm.

Remember, access to the Bowls Club premises is not permitted without a prior reservation.

Notes.
The usage of unnecessary equipment (scoreboards, pushers, chalk, measures etc.) is still discouraged.
Equipment which is used (mats, jacks etc.) must be thoroughly sanitised before and after use.
All surfaces contacted must be sanitised on exit and any litter generated removed from the premises.
Hand Gel, wipes and disinfectant are all available within the club house for your use.

Click here to read the updated BE guidance

3.6.20 Southbourne Bowls Club
Notice.

Bowls England have issued updated guidance and instructions on the safe usage of Bowls Clubs following the latest Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

The Bowls Club committee will in due course determine if and how these changes will be implemented at Southbourne.

Click here to read the updated BE guidance

Further information will be posted as available.

3.6.20 WSCSMBA Winter League
The WSCSMBA has issued the following notice regarding the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Winter League seasons. Click Here.

Note that this potentially contradicts the notice by the WSCSMBA issued on 7/4/20 which I announced previously.

30.5.20 Southbourne Bowls Club
A thank you to all those Members who have already applied for their Rink Booking System account details. I trust you all found the process painless!

I can see from my Administrators account that the majority of you have already successfully logged on and reservations are beginning to accumulate.

If you have not already applied for your details than be aware that from Monday 1st June your applications will not be immediately addressed. Continue to send them in though and I will respond as soon as I can.

Your requests will however be actioned promptly until close of play Sunday evening.

Booking System Administrator
Dave Alner
Email: rinkbooking@southbournebowls.co.uk

29.5.20 Southbourne Bowls Club
The roll out of Southbourne's rink booking system is progressing well with Members requesting account details and making reservations.

Don't miss out - request your details by contacting the System Administrator (Dave Alner).




A point to note for those of you who have already made bookings.

When you make a booking it shows up on the 'Schedule-Bookings' page with your profile display name which by default is set as your initials - i.e. D A.

Those who share the same initials with other Club Members (e.g. J S of which there are at least three), will not be able to distinguish their own bookings from these others when viewing this page.

Solution 1
Visit the 'Schedule-My Calendar' page which will only display your bookings (not others with the same initials)

Solution 2
Go to the 'My Account-Profile' page and amend the 'First Name' & 'Last Name' fields to create a unique display name (I suggest just adding your middle name initial in the 'Fist Name' field - i.e. for me D becomes DA to give a complete display name of DA A).

All of your existing bookings will be amended to show your new display name.


Any problems - then please contact Dave Alner and together I'm sure we'll sort things out.

28.5.20 Southbourne Bowls Club
Following a Bowls Club committee meeting held last night, it has been decided that the distribution of the new club shirts and jackets should be placed on hold during the current restrictions to avoid unnecessary contact.
The process would of course be interactive with Members able to try and select appropriate sizes.
Distribution will take place as soon as it is safe to do so.

27.5.20 Southbourne Bowls Club
Southbourne Bowls Green will re-open on Monday 1st June

Following a Bowls Club committee meeting held this evening I can announce that the Bowls Green will re-open on Monday 1st June.

Access however, will be on a limited and strictly controlled basis whilst UK Gov. Covid 19 restrictions remain in force.

A control method introduced by Bowls England instructs that the use of an on-line rink booking system should be adopted by all Clubs so as to control and limit the number of people on Club premises at any one time.

Such a system has now been implemented at Southbourne, allowing Members to book use of a Rink in advance.

Note well. Entry to the Bowls Club is not permitted without a prior reservation made through this booking system.

The use of the booking system will require that each Member has a unique account with username and password. These will be generated by the System Administrator and details passed to Members on request.

An email will shortly be sent to all those Members who have previously supplied email addresses, inviting them to apply for their details and usage instructions. Those Members who have not supplied email addresses should expect to be contacted by telephone. Any Member who requires an account and has not received either an email or telephone call by Sunday 31st May should contact the System Administrator or Bowls Club Secretary.

Note well. The act of requesting account details will constitute your agreement to abide by the guidelines and restrictions issued by Southbourne Bowls Club regarding Green usage.

Contact details:
Booking System Administrator
Dave Alner
Email: rinkbooking@southbournebowls.co.uk

Notes
Preliminary guidance on using the Green is provided below. This list is not exhaustive.
Full documentation will be posted on the website and displayed at the Bowls Club prior to Monday 1st June.

Bookings.
- Bookings can be made up to 14 days from current time.
- SBC Members limited to one booking per day.
- Bookings limited to 1 hour and 40 minute sessions.
- The Green will be un-available for 20 minutes between sessions.

Limitations.
- No entry to the Premises is permitted prior to the booking start time.
- A maximum of two players per Rink (two SBC Members or one SBC Member plus one adult household member).
- All Players to remain within their Rink boundaries apart from during arrival/departure.
- Strictly no guests or spectators permitted on the Premises.
- The Premises to be vacated within 10 minutes of completion of booking.

Links to relevant documents (pdf's):
Bowls England Guidance during Covid 19
Bowls England Poster (modified)
SBC Rink Booking Instructions
SBC Full Guidance on Bowls Club usage during Covid 19


25.5.20 Southbourne Bowls Club
Notice.

Bowls England have issued guidance on the safe (and limited) re-opening of Bowls Clubs which has been structured around the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

The Bowls Club committee will convene shortly to determine how Southbourne will implement that guidance.

 Click here to read the BE guidance

Further information will be posted as available.

11.5.20 Southbourne Bowls Club
Antony Bull is pleased to announce that he has just taken delivery of the new Southbourne Bowls Club shirts and jackets, reporting that the colour & sizing is as expected.

Plans for their distribution to Club Members are currently being considered; details of which will be announced in due coarse.


Further to the new Government guidance on lockdown/social distancing, the Bowls club committee in conjunction with the Social Club committee, will review to what extent, if any, that bowling can re-commence.

Please note that the Green still remains out of bounds at present.

Further information when available will be posted on the website and displayed at the clubhouse.


4.5.20 Southbourne Bowls Club
It is with much sadness that I inform you that Lillian Prior passed away today.

Lillian was a long standing and well respected member at Southbourne Bowls Club who served as Ladies Captain throughout the 2000's.

On her retirement from active bowling her contributions to the Club were officially recognised when she was granted Honorary life membership.

4.5.20 Southbourne Bowls Club
Notice.

Due to the current restrictions, both the Southbourne Centenary Open Fours tournament and the Southbourne versus Bowls England Celebration match have been officially postponed for 2020.

Southbourne will however be celebrating it's 101st anniversary in 2021 and plan to include both these events in next years program.

9.4.20 Southbourne Bowls Club
In response to queries from several bowls club members I would like to clarify that the Bowls Green is currently closed to all in line with Gov guidelines. This closure will remain in force until the start of June at which time a further decision, based on Gov guidelines, will be made.

25.3.20 Covid 19 -  WSBL
A statement issued by the West Sussex Bowls League regarding the cancellation of the 2020 league program can be found at the following link:
WSBL Website

19.3.20 Covid 19 -  ESMBA
Please read the attached statement issued by the English Short Mat Bowls Association regarding the re-scheduling of the National Championships and the ICC Semi Finals & Finals.
Click here for ESMBA Statement

18.3.20 Covid 19 -  Bowls England
Please read the attached statement issued by Bowls England regarding the impact of the Coronavirus.
Click here for BE Statement

I anticipate that statements from Sussex County Bowls, The West Sussex Bowls League (WSBL) and the Brooks Motors League (BML), will follow in due course.

17.3.20 Covid 19 -  Short Mat Cancellations & Postponements
Southbourne Short mat bowls.

Please be advised that the Pairs competition scheduled for Sunday 29th March has been cancelled by the Competition Secretary.

14.3.20 Covid 19 -  Short Mat Cancellations & Postponements
Further to yesterday's announcement regarding cancellation and postponement of Short mat games, the WSCSMBA has taken the decision to cancel the Winter league for the remainder of the season.

Cancelled
WSCSMBA Winter League CW1 at home versus Comptons on 22nd March.

Further information available here on the WSCSMBA website.

13.3.20 Covid 19 -  Short Mat Cancellations & Postponements
The following important information has been circulated by the ESMBA & WSCSMBA.

Cancelled
WSCSMBA. Charity Fours at Westergate on 28th March.
Friendly away to Infinity on 17th March.

Postponed
WSCSMBA. KO Cup S/F & Finals at Westergate on 21st March (to be re-arranged, early next season TBC).
ESMBA. All events - ICC S/F & Finals, National Championships etc (to be re-arranged,  September TBC).

To continue subject to Gov guidelines
WSCSMBA Winter League matches. (We have one home game to play versus Comptons on 22nd March).

29.2.20 Club Short Mat Competitions
Congratulations to Antony Bull who in a very close final won Southbourne's 2019/20 Short mat 2 Wood Singles, beating Dave Alner 11 - 9 after an extra end.

Losing Semi finalists:  Audrey Bull and Alan Shelley.
Losing quarter finalists: John Prebble, Margaret Odell, Pete Jasinski & Colin Bulbeck.

19.2.20 Club Short Mat Competitions
The Final stages of the club Short mat 2 Wood Singles will take place on Sunday 23rd Feb commencing at 2pm. The Quarter Final draw can be viewed here.



17.2.20 Club Short Mat Competitions
The club Short mat 2 Wood Pairs competition will take place on Sunday 29th March commencing at 2pm.

An entry sheet is displayed on the club house notice boards for any bowls section members wishing to participate. Closing date for entries is TBD.

Please note that this competition will be played to a conclusion on the 29th March.

17.2.20 Club Short Mat Competitions
Congratulations to Dave Alner on winning Southbourne's 2019/20 short mat Singles competition yesterday by 17 shots to 7 over Antony Bull.

Semi-final results:  Antony Bull 8 v 3 Keith Parham,  Dave Alner 9 v 3 Pete Jasinski

Losing quarter finalists were John Prebble, Colin Bulbeck, Irene Jennings & Karen Alner.

12.2.20 Club Short Mat Competitions
The Final stages of the club Short mat 4 Wood Singles will take place on Sunday 16th Feb commencing at 2pm. The Quarter Final draw can be viewed here.

The Group stage of the club Short mat 2 Wood Singles will take place on Tuesday 18th Feb commencing at 7pm. The draw of groups can be viewed here. The final stages of this competition will be held on Sunday 23rd Feb commencing at 2pm.

8.2.20 WSCSMBA Competition






Congratulations to the Southbourne trio of Pete Jasinski, Audrey Bull and Andy Smith who where victorious today in the Over 60's Triples competition held at Westergate.

Remaining undefeated, they topped the table with five wins and a draw from their six games played.

7.2.20 Southbourne Bowls Club Centenary Open Fours 2020
An invitation to all clubs and bowlers.

As part of their Centenary Celebrations, the 2020 Southbourne Bowls Club Open Fours tournament will be held on Sunday 7th June with an increased prize pot total of 600.

With capacity for this event limited to 24 teams and interest expected to be high, it is advised to submit your applications early.

Entry will be on a first come first served basis.

'We would be delighted to see old friends and new faces, so why not come and enjoy our centenary year with us'

Full details of the event and options on how to enter can be found here.

7.2.20 World Bowls - Inside Bowls Publication
The February 2020 edition of Inside Bowls, the official publication of World Bowls is available to view here.

29.1.20 Club Short Mat Competitions
The draw for the 4 Wood Singles has been conducted and will be displayed on the clubhouse notice board in due course. The draw can also be viewed here.

Please note the following dates.

League phase will run on Tuesday 4th Feb (Group A) and Monday 10th Feb (Group B).
Quarter Finals will be played on Sunday 16th Feb.
Semi Finals and Final will be played on Sunday 23rd Feb.

There will be no Short Mat Roll-up on any of these dates.

29.1.20 Club Short Mat Competitions
Congratulations to the Star Team who are the winners of the Short Mat Team League (Andy Smith, Graham Wilson, Tony Budgen and Karen Alner).

Full details of the results will be displayed on the clubhouse notice board and can also be viewed here.

Well done to all those who played and thanks for your support

20.1.20 ESMBA National Championships
Congratulations to the following Southbourne members who will be representing West Sussex in the 2019-20 National Championship Finals.

National Mixed Fours @ Solihull IBC Sat 7th March 2020
Audrey Bull, Karen Alner, Dave Alner & Antony Bull


National Fours @ Melton & District IBC Sat 4th April 2020
Audrey Bull

National Triples @ Melton & District IBC Sun 5th April 2020
Audrey Bull

20.1.20 2020 Outdoor Season
A provisional copy of the 2020 season fixture card (outdoors) has now been posted online and can be viewed via the Calendar of Events page.

Please note that this card is provisional and may be subject to amendments or additions.

8.1.20 New Short Mat Fixtures
New dates on the Short mat Fixture card.

K.O. Cup third round
Southbourne Rangers v Bognor Goodwoods Magpies
Home
Tuesday 11th February  @ 7pm


Friendly
Infinity v Southbourne
Away
Tuesday 17th March @ 7.30pm
(Note. All SBC members are encouraged to play. 3 Mats available)

Names availability sheet will be displayed in due course.

1.12.19 WSCSMBA Competition






Congratulations to Southbourne's Audrey Bull who, in a mixed club team, finished runner-up in the County Triples competition on Saturday. Subject to confirmation, Audrey will now represent West Sussex in a third event at the National finals.

Congratulations also to Andy Smith, Dave Alner and Dave Walter who finished as winners of the Triples Plate competition.

16.11.19 WSCSMBA Competition






Congratulations to Southbourne's Audrey Bull, Karen Alner, Dave Alner and Antony Bull who earned Silver in the 2019-20 WSCSMBA Mixed Fours competition on Saturday 16th Nov. The four now wait to see if they qualify for the National finals to be held in March.
 
Southbourne's Dave Walter and Andy Smith, playing in a mixed club four, topped their group but lost out in the quarter finals.

8.11.19 Club Short Mat Competitions
Details of the 2019-20 Short Mat Team League are now available to view on-line via the Notice Board page.

Would all those who have entered this competition please note their teams and dates of play.


Dates for the following club competitions have also announced.
Any SBC members interested in competing should add their names to the entry lists displayed on the Clubhouse notice boards.

4 Wood Singles 1st Round Tuesday 4th February 2020
2 Wood Singles 1st Round Tuesday 18th February 2020

6.11.19 Club Short mat Competition
The draw of teams and schedule of play have been finalised for the 2019/20 Club Team League competition details of which have been displayed on the clubhouse noticeboards.

Would all those who have entered this competition please note their teams and dates of play.

Full details will be posted on-line in due course.

6.11.19 WSCSMBA K.O. Cup
New date on the Short mat Fixture card.

K.O. Cup second round
Horley Falcons v Southbourne Rangers
Away
Sunday 15th December @ 2pm

Names availability sheet will be displayed in due course.

4.11.19 WSCSMBA Competition






Congratulations to Southbourne's Audrey Bull who earned Silver in the 2019-20 WSCSMBA Fours competition (mixed club entry) on Saturday 2nd Nov.

Congratulations to the all Southbourne team of Dave Walter, Pete Jasinski, Alex Horne and Dave Alner who earned Bronze in the 2019-20 WSCSMBA Fours competition on Saturday 2nd Nov.

21.10.19 WSCSMBA K.O. Cup
Midhurst Eagles 34 v 52 Southbourne Rangers

Southbourne win on both mats tonight in the WSCSMBA K.O. Cup to progress through to round 2.

Scores:
Karen Alner, John Prebble, Mark Soper, Andy Smith (s) Won 28:18
Audrey Bull,  Dave Walter, Alex Horne, Dave Alner (s) Won 24:16

6.10.19 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 24 v 51 The Martlets

Southbourne suffer a resounding home defeat in their opening game of their 2019-20 WSCSMBA Winter league campaign.

Scores:
Karen Alner, Dave Walter, Andy Smith, Antony Bull (s) Lost 27:15
Audrey Bull, Pete Jasinski, Mark Soper, Dave Alner (s) Lost 24:9

5.10.19 WSCSMBA Competition
Congratulations to Southbourne's Antony Bull who lifted the 2019-20  WSCSMBA Champion of Champions trophy today.

Antony remained undefeated throughout with wins in all three group games, his quarter and semi finals and ultimately a 13 shots to 2 victory over D. Butler of Comptons in the Final.

16.9.19 Winter Bowling (Polar Bears)
The winter season of outdoor bowling on Southbourne Bowls Club's all weather green will start on Monday 23rd September and continue on most Mondays and Fridays until March 2020. Bowlers of all abilities and from all local clubs are invited. Just turn up in casual, weather suitable clothing before 10am to get a game (2.50 for non members, tea or coffee and biscuits 30p).
David Young
Secretary Southbourne Bowls Club

2.9.19 Club Competitions
Southbourne BC Club Finals Winners 2019.

Congratulations to the eventual winners and all those who took part in this years competitions.
Men's Singles Antony Bull beat Alan Williams 22 - 7
Men's Pairs Mark Soper/Andy Smith beat Keith Parham/Antony Bull 19 - 18
Men's Two Wood Antony Bull beat Pete Garrard 17 - 6
Lewis Trophy Dave Alner/Dave Fewell beat Dave Young/Mark Soper 22 - 8
Men's Consolation Dave Fewell beat Malcolm Keane 21 - 18
Longley Cup Ted Rogers beat Joan Frost 21 - 20
Thompson Shield Malcolm Keane beat Pete Garrard 21 - 15
EOS Triples tbd

30.8.19 Club Pairs League
Congratulations to Margaret Odell and Colin Bulbeck on winning Southbourne's 2019 Pairs League competition.

In second place, Pete Garrard and Kip Storr were equal on points but just missed out on shot difference.

27.8.19 National Championships
National Championship 2019 - Leamington Spa

For the second year running, Ant & Andy bow out of the Nationals at the third round stage. Congratulations to you both on reaching the last 16 again.
There's always next year. Third time lucky!

National Pairs Finals Round 3 (Round of 16)
VCD, Kent (R Kendrick) bt Southbourne, Sussex (A Bull) 22-13

The full draw and results can be found by clicking here.

26.8.19 National Championships
National Championship 2019 - Leamington Spa

A good day for Ant & Andy at the Nationals see's them compete tomorrow in the 3rd Round. Keep going Lads!


National Pairs Finals Round 1 (Round of 64)
Southbourne, Sussex (A Bull) bt Wigton, Cumb (L Baxter) 18-17

National Pairs Finals Round 2 (Round of 32)
Southbourne, Sussex (A Bull) bt Essex County, Essex (E Morris) 22-15

The full draw and results can be found by clicking here.

21.8.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Southbourne 79 v 73 Pagham

Southbourne finish their 2019 WSBL season with a home win against Pagham, taking 7 points and securing a third place finish in division 1 behind runners up Worthing Pavilion 'A' and champions Chichester.

Congratulations Southbourne for another good WSBL campaign.

Scores:
Ted Badger, Kip Storr, Pete Garrard (pic), Antony Bull (s) Won 24:18
Dave Walter, Colin Bulbeck, Andy Smith, Paul Butler (s) Drawn 22:22
Paul Simpson, Dave Young, Pete Jasinski, Gary Wyatt (s) Drawn 18:18
Richard Galloway, Jim Spivey, Alex Horne, Dave Alner (s) Drawn 15:15

21.8.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Southbourne 94 v 57 Crablands

Southbourne win on all four rinks in their home WSBL game against Crablands to earn maximum points and secure their division 1 status for another year.
Southbourne currently lie fourth in division 1 with a third place finish possible.

Scores:
Ted Badger, Pete Garrard, Dave Alner, Antony Bull (s) Won 33:6
Pete Jasinski, Richard Galloway, Alex Horne, Mark Soper (s) Won 23:16
Paul Simpson (pic), Dave Young, Dave Fewell, Gary Wyatt (s) Won 21:19
Dave Walter, Colin Bulbeck, Andy Smith, Paul Butler (s) Won 17:16

6.8.19 2019/20 Short Mat Fixtures
The Calendar of Events page has been updated to include Club and County Short Mat fixtures for the forthcoming season. Club competition dates will be added in due course.

4.8.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Southbourne 69 v 73 Worthing Pavilion A

In another close game against a Worthing Pavilion side, Southbourne take 4 points this week from their home WSBL encounter with the 'A' team.
Southbourne currently lie third in division 1 behind leaders Chichester and second place Worthing Pavilion 'A'.

Scores:
Dave Walter (pic), Eddie Neuts, Dave Fewell, Gary Wyatt (s) Won 23:14
Pete Jasinski, Jim Spivey, Alex Horne, Mark Soper (s) Won 17:15
Richard Galloway, Paul Simpson, Andy Smith, Paul Butler (s) Lost 17:15
Pete Garrard, Richard Webb, Dave Alner, Antony Bull (s) Lost 27:14

28.7.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Worthing Pavilion B 70 v 68 Southbourne

Southbourne take 4 valuable points from their away WSBL div 1 game against Worthing Pavilion B today, winning on two rinks and just losing the overall by 2 shots.

Scores:
Pete Jasinski, Jim Spivey (pic), Alex Horne, Mark Soper (s) Won 32:13
Pete Garrard, Richard Webb, Andy Smith, Antony Bull (s) Won 18:10
Colin Bulbeck, Richard Galloway, Dave Alner, Paul Butler (s) Lost 23:16
Dave Walter, Eddie Neuts, Dave Fewell, Gary Wyatt (s) Lost 24:12

27.7.19 New Members
A message to all established Bowlers and residents of Southbourne and beyond.

Did you know that Southbourne has enjoyed a Lawn Bowls Club since 1920 and will be celebrating their centenary next year with several events culminating with hosting a celebration match against a Bowls England representative team. Exciting times!

As with most sports teams, we are constantly looking for new members to add depth both short and long term.

Are you looking for a new challenge?
With the Centenary celebrations fast approaching, now would be a great time to get on board!

For more information regarding the bowling available at Southbourne, please visit the  'About / Contact Us' page where you will also find an on-line 'Membership Enquiry' form to which the Bowls Club Secretary will gladly respond.

Don't hesitate, we at Southbourne look forward to meeting and welcoming you to our Bowls Club.

27.7.19 Brooks Motors League
Southbourne 48 v 26 Chichester

Southbourne had an excellent result when they met Chichester at home in the Brook Motors League Division 1, winning on both mixed triples to secure all 6 points.

Scores:
Jim Jennings (pic), Margaret Odell, Alan Williams (s) Won 25:13
Irene Jennings, Peter Garrard, Pete Jasinski (s) Won 23:13


Southbourne 31 v 35 Pulborough

In a very close home Brooke Motors League match against Pulborough, Southbourne were unlucky to lose on both triples.

Scores:
Irene Jennings, Margaret Odell, Peter Garrard (s) Lost 21:19
Eileen Keane, Dave Young, Alan Williams (s) Lost 14:12

25.7.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Chichester 87 v 61 Southbourne

Southbourne take 2 points from a difficult away WSBL div 1 game at Chichester this week. Congratulations to Chichester on their win which takes them back to the top of the table.

Scores:
Dave Walter, Eddie Neuts, Dave Fewell, Gary Wyatt (pic) (s) Won 18:13
Richard Galloway, Alex Horne, Mark Soper, Paul Butler (s) Lost 21:20
Pete Garrard, Dave Alner, Andy Smith, Antony Bull (s) Lost 21:15
Paul Simpson, Richard Webb, Dave Young, Pete Jasinski (s) Lost 32:8

25.7.19 County Competitions
Antony Bull and Andy Smith finished as Runners up in the County Pairs, losing by two shots in a very keenly contested final.

Facing the last bowl of the game the Southbourne Pair seemed in control being two up on the board and holding two shots in the head.

However, a last ditch drive by the opposing skip took out all their woods leaving them four down, defeated by 23 shots to 21 and Runners Up in the competition for the second consecutive season.

Andy and Ant will now regroup and look forward to representing Sussex at the National Championships (Men's Pairs) to be held at Leamington Spa, from Sunday 25th August.

15.7.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Southbourne 81 v 76 Tarring Priory

Southbourne's move into third place in div 1 of the WSBL after taking 6 points from their home win over Tarring Priory.

Scores:
Eddie Neuts, Graham Wilson, Dave Fewell (pic), Gary Wyatt (s) Won 24:15
Pete Garrard, Richard Webb, Andy Smith, Antony Bull (s) Won 25:16
Paul Simpson, Pete Jasinski, Alex Horne, Mark Soper (s) Lost 19:15
Richard Galloway, Jim Spivey, Dave Alner, Paul Butler (s) Lost 26:17

12.7.19 County Competitions
The Southbourne pair of Antony Bull and Andy Smith have reached the final of the County Pairs for the second consecutive season after winning their semi final tie at Southwick B.C. last night by a score of 20 shots to 12 over M. Strong of Worthing Pavilion.

As well as contesting the County Final at Eastbourne B.C. on the 20th or 21st July (TBC), the pair will again represent Sussex at the National Championships, Leamington Spa, from Sunday 25th August.

At last years Nationals, Ant & Andy had an excellent run to reach the last 16 in the Pairs competition.

8.7.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Pagham 64 v 68 Southbourne

Southbourne's WSBL team return to winning ways with an away victory at Pagham, taking 7 points from a possible 10.

Scores:
Richard Galloway, John Staker (pic), Dave Alner, Paul Butler (s) Won 18:14
Pete Garrard, Richard Webb, Andy Smith, Antony Bull (s) Won 22:19
Eddie Neuts, Graham Wilson, Dave Fewell, Gary Wyatt (s) Drawn 16:16
Paul Simpson, Jim Spivey, Alex Horne, Mark Soper (s) Lost 15:12


6.7.19 County Competitions
Congratulations to Antony Bull and Andy Smith on winning their County Pairs Quarter Final tie played at Southwick B.C.

The Semi Final see's them drawn against M. Strong of Worthing Pavilion. The game will  be played on Thursday 11th July, again at Southwick B.C.


The Southbourne Double Fours team lost their Quarter Final tie against a strong White Rock B.C. team by a combined score of 46 shots to 28.

5.7.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Crablands 116 v 46 Southbourne

Southbourne not at their best in this away WSBL encounter at Crablands.

Scores:
Censored.

27.6.19 County Competitions












Congratulations to the Southbourne Double Fours team who won their Area Final last night to reach the Quarter Final stage of the competition.

Southbourne will now play home and away next week against White Rock from Hastings.


This weeks results from County competition ties involving Southbourne members:

26th June H/A Southbourne Double Fours Area Final Won


Next weeks County competition ties involving Southbourne members:

3rd July Home & White Rock Southbourne Double Fours Quarter Final  
4th July Southwick Antony Bull & Andy Smith Pairs Quarter Final  

24.6.19 2019/20 Short Mat Fixtures
An advanced list of Southbourne's Short Mat fixtures has been released by the short Mat Match Secretary and is available for viewing on-line via the Notice Board page.

Southbourne fixtures, along with details of Club & County competitions and County representative matches, etc, will be appended to the Calendar of Events page in due course.

24.6.19 Brooks Motors League
Norfolk 40 Southbourne 25

In their away match against Norfolk in the BM league Southbourne won one of the two  triples to take 2 points.


Scores
Joan Frost (pic), Margaret Odell, Peter Garrard (s) Won 17:14
Eileen Keane, Irene Jennings, Dave Young (s) Lost 26:8


Southbourne 42 Middleton 36

Southbourne won on both triples to take all 6 points in a closely fought BM league match at home against Middleton.


Scores
Eileen Keane (pic), Jim Jennings, Malcolm Keane (s) Won 23:19
Irene Jennings, Margaret Odell, Peter Garrard (s) Won 19:17

21.6.19 County Competitions
Congratulations to Antony Bull and Andy Smith who have reached the 'neutral green' stage of the County Pairs for the third year running.

The pair will play O. Ovett of Hove & Kingsway B.C. in the Quarter Finals to be played  at Southwick B.C. on Thursday July 4th.


This weeks results from County competition ties involving Southbourne members:

19th June H/A Southbourne Double Fours 2nd Round Won
20th June Away A. Smith & A. Bull Pairs Area Final Won
21st June Home D. Fewell, G. Wyatt, D. Walter & P. Jasinski Fours Area Final Lost


Next weeks County competition ties involving Southbourne members:

26th June H/A Southbourne Double Fours Area Final  

18.6.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Southbourne 89 v 83 Worthing Pavilion B

Southbourne take the overall win in a tight WSBL game against Worthing Pavilion B tonight to earn 7 points from 2 rinks won and 1 rink drawn.

Scores:
Pete Garrard (pic), Dave Young, Pete Jasinski, Dave Alner (s) Won 21:17
Dave Walter, Eddie Neuts, Dave Fewell, Gary Wyatt (s) Won 25:21
Paul Simpson, Gus Howells, Alex Horne, Mark Soper (s) Drawn 21:21
Colin Bulbeck, Titch Ayres, Andy Smith, Paul Butler (s) Lost 24:22

17.6.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Worthing Pavilion A 97 v 57 Southbourne

Southbourne pick up 2 points from their away WSBL fixture against Worthing Pavilion A.

Scores:
Richard Galloway (pic), Pete Jasinski, Andy Smith, Paul Butler (s) Won 20:14
Dave Walter, Eddie Neuts, Dave Fewell, Gary Wyatt (s) Lost 18:17
Paul Simpson, Gus Howells, Alex Horne, Mark Soper (s) Lost 22:14
John Staker, Colin Bulbeck, Dave Alner (s) Lost 43:6

14.6.19 County Competitions

This weeks results from County competition ties involving Southbourne members:
11th June Away M. Keane Singles 3rd Round Lost
12th June H/A Southbourne Double Fours 1st Round Won
13th June Away A. Smith & M. Keane Pairs 4th  Round Won
14th June Home D. Fewell, G. Wyatt, D. Walter & P. Jasinski Fours 2nd Round Won
14th June Away A. Bull, A. Smith, M. Soper & D. Alner Fours 2nd Round Lost


Next weeks County competition ties involving Southbourne members:

19th June H/A Southbourne Double Fours 2nd Round  
20th June Away A. Smith & A. Bull Pairs Area Final  
21st June Home D. Fewell, G. Wyatt, D. Walter & P. Jasinski Fours Area Final  

10.6.19 County Competitions (Updated)

This weeks results from County competition ties involving Southbourne members:
2nd June Away M. Keane 2wd Singles Round 2 Lost
2nd June Away D. Young 2wd Singles Round 1 Lost
3rd June Away A. Bull, A. Smith & P. Butler Triples 2nd Round Lost
3rd June Away D. Fewell, M. Soper & D. Walter Triples 2nd Round Lost
4th June Home M. Keane Singles 2nd Round Won
5th June Home D. Walter Unbadged 3rd Round Lost
5th June H/A Southbourne Double Fours Prelim Round Won
6th June Home A. Smith & A. Bull Pairs 3rd  Round Won
7th June Home D. Fewell, G. Wyatt, D. Walter & P. Jasinski Fours 1st Round Won
7th June Away P. Butler, A. Smith, M. Soper & D. Alner Fours 1st Round Rain

Next weeks County competition ties involving Southbourne members:
10th June Away P. Butler, A. Smith, M. Soper & D. Alner Fours 1st Round W/O
11th June Away M. Keane Singles 3rd Round  
12th June H/A Southbourne Double Fours 1st Round  
13th June Away A. Smith & A. Bull Pairs 4th  Round  
14th June Home D. Fewell, G. Wyatt, D. Walter & P. Jasinski Fours 2nd Round  
14th June Away A. Bull, A. Smith, M. Soper & D. Alner Fours 2nd Round  

9.6.19 National Top Club
Worthing 4 v 1 Southbourne

Southbourne lost their 1st round tie in the National Top Club competition played today at Worthing by four disciplines to one. With each game being close throughout, Worthing finished stronger in all but the 4 wood Singles.

Scores:
4 Wood Singles: A. Smith (pic) Won
2 Wood Singles: M. Keane Lost
Pairs: D. Walter, P. Butler (s) Lost
Triples: D. Young, D. Alner, M. Soper (s) Lost
Fours: P. Jasinski, R. Webb, D. Fewell, G. Wyatt (s) Lost

2.6.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Tarring Priory 79 v 79 Southbourne

Honours even today as Southbourne earn 5 points from their away WSBL div 1 game against Tarring Priory. Both sides won on two rinks with the overall score being equal.

Scores:
Dave Walter, Eddie Neuts (pic), Dave Fewell, Gary Wyatt (s) Won 20:11
Richard Galloway, Alan Williams, Pete Jasinski, Antony Bull (s) Won 23:21
Colin Bulbeck, Titch Ayres, Andy Smith, Paul Butler (s) Lost 25:21
Paul Simpson,  Russ Godfrey, Dave Alner, Mark Soper (s) Lost 22:15

31.5.19 County Competitions

This weeks results from County competition ties involving Southbourne members:
28th May Away M. Keane Singles 1st Round W/O
29th May Away D. Walter Unbadged 2nd Round Won
29th May Away D. Young Unbadged 2nd Round Lost
30th May Away D. Walter & G Wyatt Pairs 2nd Round Lost
30th May Home A. Smith & A. Bull Pairs 2nd  Round Won
31st May Away D. Fewell, G. Wyatt, D. Walter & P. Jasinski Fours Prelim Round Won
31st May Away P. Butler, A. Smith, M. Soper & D. Alner Fours Prelim Round Won

Next weeks County competition ties involving Southbourne members:

2nd June Away M. Keane 2wd Singles Rounds 1-4  
2nd June Away D. Young 2wd Singles Rounds 1-4  
3rd June Away A. Bull, A. Smith & P. Butler Triples 2nd Round  
3rd June Away D. Fewell, M. Soper & D. Walter Triples 2nd Round  
4th June Home M. Keane Singles 2nd Round  
5th June Home D. Walter Unbadged 3rd Round  
5th June H/A Southbourne Double Fours Prelim Round  
6th June Home A. Smith & A. Bull Pairs 3rd  Round  
7th June Home D. Fewell, G. Wyatt, D. Walter & P. Jasinski Fours 1st Round  
7th June Away A. Bull, A. Smith, M. Soper & D. Alner Fours 1st Round  

27.5.19 Sussex County Bowls
Southbourne's Antony Bull has been selected to skip a rink for Sussex in their Middleton Cup fixture against Oxfordshire to be played at Worthing Pavilion BC on Saturday 1st June.

Antony has already skipped a rink to victory this season with a win over Berkshire in the Home Counties League.

27.5.19 County Competitions

Last weeks results from County competition ties involving Southbourne members:

20th May Away A. Bull, A. Smith & P. Butler Triples 1st Round Won
20th May Home D. Fewell, M. Soper & D. Walter Triples 1st Round Won
22nd May Away D. Walter Unbadged 1st Round Won
22nd May   D. Young Unbadged 1st Round Bye
23rd May   D. Walter & G Wyatt Pairs 1st Round Bye
23rd May   A. Smith & A. Bull Pairs 1st  Round Bye
23rd May Away M. Soper & D. Fewell Pairs 1st Round Lost

This weeks County competition ties involving Southbourne members:

28th May Away M. Keane Singles 1st Round  
29th May Away D. Walter Unbadged 2nd Round  
29th May Away D. Young Unbadged 2nd Round  
30th May Away D. Walter & G Wyatt Pairs 2nd Round
30th May Home A. Smith & A. Bull Pairs 2nd  Round  
31st May Away D. Fewell, G. Wyatt, D. Walter & P. Jasinski Fours Prelim Round  
31st May Away A. Bull, A. Smith, M. Soper & D. Alner Fours Prelim Round  

26.5.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Norfolk 78 v 57 Southbourne

Southbourne take 2 points from their away WSBL div 1 game at Norfolk yesterday with a win on just one of the four rinks. Southbourne currently lie second in the div 1 table with 18 points from three games.

Scores:
Dave Walter (pic), Eddie Neuts, Dave Fewell, Gary Wyatt (s) Won 22:13
Ted Badger, Pete Garrard, Dave Young, Pete Jasinski (s) Lost 20:12
Richard Galloway, Titch Ayres, Dave Alner, Mark Soper (s) Lost 24:14
Paul Simpson, Alan Williams, Andy Smith, Antony Bull (s) Lost 21:9

23.5.19 Additional Fixtures - Men's
Please note that the following dates have just been finalised and do not appear on your Club fixture cards.

The National Top Club tie away at Worthing has been arranged for Sunday 9th June @ 10am.

The PC Cup tie away at Tarring Priory has been arranged for Tuesday 25th June @ 6pm.

18.5.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Southbourne 92 v 63 Norfolk

Southbourne record their second win in the 2019 WSBL with a home victory over Norfolk today. Wins on all four rinks plus the overall secure 10 league points and establish Southbourne as early leaders in division 1.

Scores:
Colin Bulbeck, Len Mates (pic), Andy Smith, Paul Butler (s) Won  27:15
Dave Walter, Mal Keane, Eddie Neuts, Gary Wyatt (s) Won 24:16
Ted Badger, Pete Garrard, Dave Young, Pete Jasinski (s) Won 19:11
Paul Simpson, Richard Webb, Alex Horne, Antony Bull (s) Won 22:21

18.5.19 West Sussex Bowls League
Southbourne 82 v 81 Chichester

Southbourne win their opening WSBL fixture of the 2019 season with a narrow home victory over neighbours Chichester. Wins on two rinks plus the overall score bonus earns Southbourne 6 league points.

Scores:
Colin Bulbeck (pic), Len Mates, Andy Smith, Paul Butler (s) Won 22:18
Ted Badger, Peter Garrard, Pete Jasinski, Antony Bull (s) Won 22:20
Eddie Neuts, Dave Walter, Dave Fewell, Gary Wyatt (s) Lost 22:20
Paul Simpson, Titch Ayres, Alex Horne, Mark Soper (s) Lost 21:18

5.5.19 Club Competition 2019 - Pairs League
The structure for the 2019 Pairs League has now been finalised and the schedule of fixtures displayed on the club house notice boards.

With ten teams entering, each team will play the other nine teams once over the course of the season.
All teams will play on each of the nine advertised dates.

Would all teams note that the Pairs League will commence on Friday 17th May 2019.

Any queries regarding this competition should be addressed to P. Jasinski.

The fixture sheet is available to view on-line via the Notice Board page or by clicking here.

22.4.19 Captains Roll-Up
Please note that there is a change of date to the Captains Roll-Up.

This will now take place on Friday 26th April at 6pm.

Team Captain Antony Bull welcomes all to the new outdoor season and invites male players of all abilities to attend the session. In particular, he hope's to see plenty of newcomers this year along side the club's more established players.

Southbourne are due to open their 2019 West Sussex Bowls League campaign in just over three weeks with a home game against Chichester on Tuesday 12th May.

Availability sheets for this and all of the season's games are now displayed in the changing rooms. Players are urged to support their Club and team Captains by adding names to the sheets wherever they can.

Good health and good bowling to all.

7.4.19 2019 Outdoor Season
More names are required for the 'Opening of the Summer Season' game against the Polar Bears scheduled for Sun 14th April.

Please support your Captains and add your name to the sheet if you are available.

7.4.19 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne Rangers 48 v 32 Horley Hawks

Southbourne Rangers finish their Short mat season with a home win over Horley Hawks to take all 6 points and confirm them as the 2018/19 CW2 champions.

Congratulations to team Captain Antony Bull and his Rangers squad for a successful campaign and achieving a return to CW1 division for next season.

Scores:
Audrey Bull, Alex Horne, Dave Alner, Antony Bull (pic) (s) Won 26:12
Karen Alner, Pete Jasinski, Dave Walter, Andy Smith (s) Won 22:20

2.4.19 Club Competition
Congratulations to Dave Walter who won Southbourne's 2018/19 Short Mat Two Wood Singles title tonight beating Karen Alner by 9 shots to 4 in the final.

The losing semi finalists were Audrey Bull and Pete Jasinski.


2.4.19 2019 Outdoor Season
Amendments, corrections and additions to the published list of Southbourne fixtures for the 2019 outdoor season.


Open Session New Bowlers is now Sat 13th April rather than 20th April as stated.

Opening of the Summer Season versus the Polar Bears is now Sun 14th April rather than 21st April as stated

Friendly home fixture versus Bognor on Sun 28th April @ 2pm added.

Malcolm Keane Charity event on Sat 11th May has been cancelled.


The Calendar Of Events page has been amended accordingly.

   

31.3.19 ESMBA National Championships
A good run for Southbourne's Andy Smith and ex-Southbourne Robin Armstrong who reached the quarter finals of the National Short Mat Over 55 Pairs competition held today at Daventry IBC.

The pair qualified top of their group, undefeated with two wins and a draw and recorded an 11-7 win in the last 32 followed by an 11-5 win in the last 16.

In a close quarter final they narrowly lost out 7-8.

Congratulations to both players on reaching the later stages of the competition.

24.3.19 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne Rangers 51 v 26 Southwater Sharks

Southbourne Rangers take a maximum 6 points from their home game against Southwater Sharks today in the WSCSMBA Winter league.

The win sees Southbourne regain the lead in CW2 division and ensures at least a second place finish and promotion to CW1 for next season.

One point from their last game of the season at home to Horley Hawks will be sufficient to see Southbourne uncatchable and crowned as division champions.

Scores:
Audrey Bull, Dave Fewell (pic), Dave Alner, Antony Bull (s) Won 30:7
Karen Alner, Pete Jasinski, Dave Walter, Andy Smith (s) Won 21:19

20.3.19 2019 Outdoor Season
A correction to the published list of Southbourne fixtures for the 2019 outdoor season.

The game against the V.P's (Div 4) on Friday May 10th will be hosted at Fishbourne this year. The Calendar Of Events page has been amended accordingly.

18.3.19 Club Competition
A reminder to all those who have entered the 2018-19 Club Short Mat Two Wood Singles competition that the group stage is due to be held on Tuesday 26th March commencing at 7pm with the top two in each group progressing to a knockout stage on Tuesday 2nd April also commencing at 7pm.

The draw of groups has been conducted and is as follows:

Group A
Antony Bull
Karen Alner
Dave Alner
Pete Jasinski

Group B
Jim Jennings
Colin Bulbeck
Dave Walter
Audrey Bull

The draw, schedule of games and competition rules has been posted on the club house notice boards and can also be viewed on-line via the Notice Board page or by clicking here.

17.3.19 Club Competition
Congratulations to Joan Frost, Dave Alner & Colin Bulbeck who won Southbourne's 2018/19 Short Mat drawn Triples title today, beating Antony Bull, Margaret Odell & Eileen Keane by 9 shots to 7 in the final.


17.3.19 2019 Outdoor Season
A correction to the published list of Southbourne fixtures for the 2019 outdoor season.

The game against Worthing Pavilion B on Tuesday June 18th will start at 18.00 not 14.00 as stated. The Calendar Of Events page has been amended accordingly.

16.3.19 ESMBA National Championships
Southbourne's Andy Smith will be competing at this years Short Mat National Championships where he will be representing West Sussex in three competitions.

Over 55's Pairs - 31st March @ Daventry IBC
Fours  - 13th April @ Melton Mowbray IBC
Triples - 14th April @ Melton Mowbray IBC

Good luck Andy!

16.3.19 WSCSMBA 2019 County Trials
For the attention of all Southbourne Short Mat players.

West Sussex will be holding County Trials on Saturday 13th April at the Six Villages Sports Centre, Westergate, for all those players who would like to be considered for inclusion in one of their County squads.

The County run three teams and are looking for new players to strengthen their squads. All WSCSMBA registered players are welcome to apply.

Further details can be found on the WSCSMBA website or by clicking here.

13.3.19 2019 Outdoor Season
A provisional list of Southbourne fixtures for the 2019 outdoor season has been announced and is now available on-line via the Calendar Of Events page.

13.3.19 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne Rovers 59 Walberton Blue 21

Southbourne 'Rovers' finished their short mat league season in SW2 division of the WSCSMBA Winter league with a good home win against Walberton 'Blue' to claim all 6 points.

Scores:
Joan Frost (pic), Irene Jennings, Dave Fewell, Alan Shelley (s) Won 32:10
Kathy Shelley, Margaret Odell, Jim Spivey, Peter Garrard (s) Won 27:11

10.3.19 WSCSMBA Competition
Congratulations to Southbourne's Antony Bull who reached the Final of the WSCSMBA Singles competition yesterday played at Westergate.

Qualifying top of his group with three wins out of three, Antony enjoyed a comfortable win in the last 16 before two very tight victories in the Quarter Final over Peter Whale of Lavant and the Semi Final over Dan Butler of Comptons.

The Final saw Antony play Jack Rollings of Infinity. A good start for Antony produced an early 3 shots to 1 lead, however, Jack pegged back the deficit and pulled away to claim victory and lift the Trophy.

Congratulations to Jack who is crowned champion for a second consecutive year.

6.3.19 Club Competition
A reminder to all those who have entered the 2018-19 Club Short Mat Two Wood triples competition that it is due to be held on Sunday the 17th March commencing at 2pm.

The draw of teams has been conducted and is as follows:

Team A: M. Odell, E. Keane & A. R. Bull
Team B: D. Alner, C. Bulbeck & J. Frost
Team C: D. Fewell, J. Jennings & D. Walter
Team D: P. Jasinski, M. Soper & K. Alner

The draw, schedule of games and competition rules has been posted on the club house notice boards and can also be viewed on-line via the Notice Board page or by clicking here.

3.3.19 WSCSMBA Cup
Congratulations to Southbourne's Audrey Bull and Andy Smith who played this weekend for the successful West Sussex Premier short mat team in their inter county consolation cup semi final win over Herefordshire.

West Sussex will play Somerset in the final at Daventry IBC on March 17th.

3.3.19 WSCSMBA Cup
Southbourne Blue 30 v 40 The Martlets

Southbourne Blue lost on both mats today in their WSCSMBA KO Cup Quarter Final tie against The Martlets.

Scores:
Karen Alner, Mark Soper, Dave Walter, Andy Smith (s) Lost 21:15
Audrey Bull, Pete Jasinski, Dave Alner, Antony Bull (s) Lost 19:15

17.2.19 Club Competition
Congratulations to Mark Soper and Antony Bull who won Southbourne's 2018/19 Short Mat drawn Pairs title today, beating Dave Walter & Dave Alner by 9 shots to 7 in the final.

The losing semi finalists were Andy Smith & Joan Frost and Colin Bulbeck & Pete Jasinski.

9.2.19 Club Short Mat Competitions
A reminder to all those who have entered the 2018-19 Club Short Mat Two Wood pairs competition that it is due to be held on Sunday the 17th February commencing at 2pm.

The full draw and competition rules have been posted on the club house notice boards and can also be viewed on-line via the Notice Board page or by clicking here.

6.2.19 WSCSMBA League
Lavant Red 30 v 54 Southbourne Rangers

Southbourne Rangers earn another 6 points away from home tonight in CW2 division of the WSCSMBA Winter league. Their win against promotion rivals Lavant Red see's Southbourne stay on top spot, 10 points clear of second placed Upper Beeding and 12 points clear of third placed Lavant Red.

Scores:
Karen Alner, Pete Jasinski, Dave Walter (pic), Andy Smith (s) Won 34:13
Audrey Bull, Alex Horne, Dave Alner, Antony Bull (s) Won 20:17

3.2.19 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne Rangers 76 v 12 Crablands Avocets

Southbourne Rangers secure all 6 points in their home game against Crablands Avocets to maintain their position at the top of CW2 division.

Scores:
Karen Alner, Pete Jasinski (pic), Dave Walter, Andy Smith (s) Won 43:6
Audrey Bull, Alex Horne, Dave Alner, Antony Bull (s) Won 33:6

27.1.19 WSCSMBA Plate
Southbourne 'Blue' will play The Martlets at home in the Quarter Finals of the WSCSMBA KO Cup.
The game has been arranged for Sunday 3rd March @ 2pm.

The Calendar of Events page has been updated accordingly.

20.1.19 WSCSMBA League
Southwater Sharks 15 v 40 Southbourne Rangers

Another good performance for Southbourne Rangers 'on the road' as they win on both mats in their CW2 game against Southwater Sharks to keep up pressure on league leaders Lavant. Southbourne may indeed have taken over top spot dependant on results elsewhere.
Scores:
Audrey Bull, Alex Horne, Dave Alner, Antony Bull (s) Won 21:6
Karen Alner (pic), Pete Jasinski, Dave Walter, Andy Smith (s) Won 19:9

13.1.19 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne Rangers 33 v 33 Upper Beeding

Honours even today as Southbourne 'Rangers' draw their home CW2 game against Upper Beeding. The two teams each won a mat by a single shot leaving the overall scores tied and both collecting 3 points from the encounter.

Scores:
Audrey Bull (pic), Alex Horne, Dave Alner, Antony Bull (s) Won 19:18
Karen Alner, Pete Jasinski, Dave Walter, Andy Smith (s) Lost 15:14

11.1.19 WSCSMBA League
Crablands Avocets 24 v 59 Southbourne Rangers

Southbourne 'Rangers' chalk up a convincing win in their CW2 league game away at Crablands 'Avocets' to take all six points from wins on both mats.
The team currently lie 2nd in their division just 1 point behind the leaders Lavant 'Red'

Scores:
Audrey Bull, Alex Horne (pic), Dave Alner, Antony Bull (s) Won 38:11
Karen Alner, Pete Jasinski, Dave Walter, Andy Smith (s) Won 21:13

6.1.19 Club Short Mat Competitions
Congratulations to Antony Bull who becomes Southbourne's short mat champion for the 2018-19 season. In a close final Antony beat Karen Alner by 9 shots to 7.

Semi-final results:
 Antony Bull 9 v 8 Dave Alner (extra end)
 Karen Alner 10 v 9 Dave Walter

18.11.18 Club Short Mat Competitions
The draw for the 2018-19 Club Short Mat Four Wood singles has been completed and is as follows:

Group 1. To be played on Tuesday 27th November at 7pm.

Alan Williams
Andy Smith
Colin Bulbeck
Dave Alner
Joan Frost
Dave Walter

Group 2. To be played Tuesday 4th December at 7pm.

Margaret Odell
Jim Jennings
Antony Bull
Audrey Bull
Karen Alner
Pete Jasinski

Four players will qualify out of each group and compete in Quarter Finals to be held on Monday 10th December at 7pm.

Semi-Finals and Finals will be held on Sunday 6th January at 2pm.

The full draw and rules can be viewed via the Notice Board page or by clicking here.

15.11.18 WSCSMBA Plate
Southbourne White's first round home tie against Horley Falcons in the WSCSMBA KO Plate has been arranged for Sunday 9th December at 2pm.

This fixture has been added to the Calendar of Events page.

12.11.18 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne Rovers 62 Nyetimber Lions 23

A comprehensive win for the 'Rovers' in SW2 division of the WSCSMBA Winter league earns them all six points.
The team currently lie 3rd in their division with 10 points from 3 games played.

Scores:
Eileen Keane, Irene Jennings, Jim Spivey, Alan Shelley (s) Won 37:8
Mary Thornton, Joan Frost, Peter Garrard, Alan Williams (s) Won 25:15

8.11.18 Club Short Mat Competitions
The following provisional dates have been published for this seasons SBC Short Mat competitions:

4 Wood Singles heats - Tuesday 27/11, Tuesday 4/12 (and Tuesday 11/12 if needed)
4 Wood Singles finals (Q/F's, S/F's & Final) - Sunday 6/1/19

2 Wood Pairs - Sunday 17/2/19

2 Wood Triples - Sunday 17/3/19

Please note that all Southbourne Bowls Club members are entitled to enter these competitions. Short Mat registration (with ESMBA) is not required.

Entry sheets for all competitions are now displayed on the clubhouse noticeboards.
Note that the closing date for entry into the 4 Wood Singles is Monday 13th November.

31.10.18 WSCSMBA Cup
Southbourne Blue receive a bye in the Second round  of the WSCSMBA KO Cup.

Southbourne White are drawn at home against Horley Falcons in the First round of the WSCSMBA KO Plate (Date TBD).

30.10.18 WSCSMBA League & Cup
Short Mat Results

SW2 Walberton Blue 35 (2pts) v (4pts) 40 Southbourne Rovers
Scores
Eileen Keane, Margaret Odell, Alan Shelley, Mal Keane (s) Won 24:13
Joan Frost, Irene Jennings, Dave Walter, Andy smith (s) Lost 22:16


SW2 Nyetimber Bears 55 (6pts)  v (0pts) 27 Southbourne Rovers
Scores
Eileen Keane, Joan Frost, Mal Keane, Alan Shelley (s) Lost 25:14
Kathy Shelley, Jim Spivey, Alan Williams, Dave Walter (s) Lost 30:13


Cup Horley Kestrels 45 v 39 Southbourne White
Scores
Irene Jennings, John Staker, Pete Garrard, Alan Williams (s) Lost 25:19
Eileen Keane, Malcolm Keane, Alan Shelley Lost 20:11


CW2 Upper Beeding 33 (2pts) v (4pts) 64 Southbourne Rangers
Scores
Karen Alner, Pete Jasinski, Dave Walter, Andy Smith (s) Won 44:9
Audrey Bull, Alex Horne, Dave Alner, Antony Bull (s) Lost 24:20


Cup Southbourne Blue 60 v 29 Ardingly
Scores
Karen Alner, Pete Jasinski, Dave Walter, Andy Smith (s) Won TBD
Audrey Bull, Alex Horne, Dave Alner, Antony Bull (s) Won TBD

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