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News Archive          

2.12.17 ESMBA Competition
Congratulations to Southbourne's Robin Armstrong who today finished second in the WSCSMBA qualifying heats for the ESMBA Singles competition. Robin will now have to wait to see how many places at the National finals are to be allocated to West Sussex.

Chris Jeffery of Infinity beat Robin in today's final to automatically qualify.

20.11.17 WSCSMBA Competition
Two Southbourne teams entered the County fours competition held at Westergate this weekend.

Southbourne 1 consisting of Karen Alner, Pete Jasinski, Dave Alner & Andy Smith (skip) finished second in a group of 5 teams with 3 wins and 1 loss.

Southbourne 2 consisting of Audrey Bull, Robin Armstrong, Paul Butler & Antony Bull (skip) finished second in a group of 4 teams with 2 wins and 1 loss.

In the Quarter finals, Southbourne 1 (Andy Smith) won against Midhurst whilst Southbourne 2 (Antony Bull) lost against Horley.

In the Semi final, Southbourne 1 (Andy Smith) lost against Horley.

Congratulations to Infinity who beat Horley in the Final.

20.11.17 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 'Rangers' take just 2 points from their home game against Arundel 'Mullets' in the WSCSMBA winter league (CW2 division), winning on one mat but losing the overall by 36 shots to 34.

A.W. Bull, P. Jasinski, P. Butler (pic) & A. Smith (s) Won 22 - 12
K. Alner, D. Walter, D. Alner & R. Armstrong (s) Lost 24 - 12

13.11.17 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 'Rangers' drew at home against West Chiltington in CW2 division of the WSCSMBA winter league. Both teams earn 3 points from a mat win plus an overall match draw of 44 shots each.

A.W. Bull (pic), P. Jasinski, P. Butler & A. Smith (s) Won 22 - 21
K. Alner, R. Armstrong, D. Walter & D. Alner (s) Lost 23 - 22

13.11.17 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 'Rovers' won on one mat to earn 2 points from their away SW2 match against Nytimber 'Bears', but lost overall by 43 shots to 34.

Mary Thornton, Colin Bulbeck, Irene Jennings, Alan Williams (s) Won 19:16
Joan Frost, John Staker, Malcolm Keane, Margaret Odell (s) Lost 27:15

4.11.17 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 'Rangers' lose on both mats in their away CW2 game against Horley 'Hawks' today.

C. Bulbeck (pic), P. Jasinski, A. Smith & D. Alner (s) Lost 20 - 15
A.W. Bull, M. Odell, D. Walter & R. Armstrong (s) Lost 32 - 11

2.11.17 Club Short Mat Competitions
Dates for this years Club Short Mat competitions have now been agreed as follows:

Drawn Triples - Sunday January 14th

Drawn Pairs - Sunday February 11th

Singles  - Tuesday November 21st (Session 1)
              - Tuesday December 5th (Session 2)
              - Tuesday January 9th (Session 3)
              - Tuesday January 23rd (Session 4)
              - TBA (Finals - If required - Subject to number of entries)

Short Mat competitions are open to all current members of Southbourne Bowls Club, ESMBA registration is not required.

Entry lists, closing dates and competition formats will be displayed on the club house notice boards when appropriate.

Please note that numbers may need to be limited (on a first come first served basis) so an early entry is advised.

30.10.17 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 'Rovers' lose at home in the KO Cup to Downsman.


30.10.17 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 'Rangers' lose overall in their away KO Cup fixture at Comptons by a score of 29 shots to 37.

K. Alner, A. Horne (pic), D. Walter & R. Armstrong (s) Won 20 - 15
A.W. Bull, J. Staker, A. Smith & D. Alner (s) Lost 9 - 22

20.10.17 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 'Rovers' take one point from their away SW2 fixture at Walberton losing overall by 37 shots to 32.

J. Staker (pic), J. Frost, C. Bulbeck & P. Jasinski (pic)(s) Drawn 18 - 18
M. Thornton, R. Godfrey, J. Spivey & A. Williams (s) Lost 19 - 14

17.10.17 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 'Rangers' win on both mats at home against Norfolk 'Lions' in CW2 division of the WSCSMBA Winter League to take all 6 league points.

K. Alner (pic), P. Jasinski, R. Armstrong & A. Bull (s) Won 29 - 13
A.W. Bull, D. Walter, A. Smith & D. Alner (s) Won 20 - 19

13.10.17 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 'Rovers' 33 (1pt) Midhurst 'Eagles' 45 (5pt)

C. Bulbeck, J. Frost, I. Jennings & P. Jasinski (pic)(s) Drawn 20 - 20
M. Thornton, R. Godfrey, M. Odell & A. Williams (s) Lost 25 - 13

13.10.17 WSCSMBA League
Bognor Goodwoods 'Silver' 59 (6pt) Southbourne 'Rovers 19 (0pt)

C. Bulbeck, J. Frost, I. Jennings & P. Jasinski (s) Lost 15 - 13
M. Thornton, R. Godfrey, M. Odell & M. Keane (s) Lost 44 - 6

28.9.17 Short Mat
An additional Short mat session will be held in the Social Club hall on Monday evenings (from 7pm) subject to hall availability. This will be used primarily for club roll-ups. The Tuesday evening (7pm) and Sunday afternoon (2pm) slots will continue as normal.

All Bowls Club members, regardless of short mat experience, are welcome to attend.

For the spectator, the 'Rovers' are fixtured to play a home league game on Sunday 1st October at 2pm should you wish to offer support or learn more about the game.

28.9.17 Winter Bowling - Polar Bears
Winter bowling at Southbourne B.C. started again this week and will continue every Monday & Friday over the Winter months. Sessions will be between 10am and midday.

This scheme is open to bowlers from all surrounding clubs and offers an alternative to indoor bowling. Non bowlers and beginners are also welcome. Full membership at Southbourne is not necessary.

Further information along with contact details can be found by clicking here.


25.9.17 End of Season triples Competition
The end of season triples rounded off a successful Summer season for Southbourne Bowls Club. The event started off with 5 sets of triples who each bowled 4 rounds of 6 ends. The final was then played off between the two triples with the most points. Congratulations to the winners of the triples which was Malcolm Keane, Alan Williams and Jim Jennings (skip).
Many thanks to Margaret Odell who organised the event and presented the prizes to the winners.

17.9.17 WSCSMBA
Congratulations to Andy Smith who was awarded his WSCSMBA Badge on completion of his eighth match representing West Sussex.

Andy was presented his badge today following his Premier team debut in an ICC group game against East Sussex in which  West Sussex won well by 31 points to 9.

9.9.17 Short Mat
A reminder to all Southbourne short mat players that the new season will very soon be upon us.

Team sheets and county / national entry forms are displayed in the changing rooms and await your names. Please support your Club and team captains with your availability, adding names to sheets as early as possible.

Short mat sessions will run in the Social Club hall on Tuesday evenings (7pm) and Sunday afternoon's (2pm) and will include all home WSCSMBA league and cup games as well as club competitions and roll-ups.

All Bowls Club members are welcome to attend roll-ups and to enter club competitions. Registration via the WSCSMBA, however, is required to play inter club games both friendly and league.
Please see the Clubs Short mat Secretary (Robin) for details on registration.

Beginners are always welcome to attend roll-up sessions for an introduction to short mat bowls.

The 'Rovers' are fixtured to play their first league game away to Bognor Goodwoods 'Silver' on Thursday 28th September @ 7pm whilst the 'Rangers' will play theirs at home to Norfolk 'Lions' on Sunday 15th October @ 2pm.

9.9.17 WSCSMBA
Congratulations to Southbourne B.C. who have five club members selected to represent West Sussex at Short Mat bowls over the forthcoming Inter County Championship season.
Andy Smith (pic), will play his first game for the Premier team alongside established club mates Audrey Bull, Karen Alner, Dave Alner & Robin Armstrong.
The Five will line up for the first game of the ICC season against East Sussex to be played at Westergate on Sunday September 17th.

West Sussex look forward to another good year after reaching the semi finals of the competition last season.

9.9.17 Sussex County Bowls
Southbourne Bowls Club opened their doors as host venue for Sussex's County Men's fixture against Dorset on Wed 6th September providing not only the playing surface and facilities, but also fulfilling the hospitality and catering requirements of such an event too.

Sussex, with Southbourne bowlers M. Keane and R. Armstrong included, won on four of the six rinks played and by an overall score of 128 shots to 98.

Congratulations to Margaret Odell and team for the successful hosting of this prestigious event.

4.9.17 Club Finals
Southbourne Bowls Club held their Finals Weekend on 2nd and 3rd of September. Congratulations to all finalists and many thanks to the volunteers who helped make the weekend a success. All matches were competitive and well worthy of a finals competition. Winners and runner ups are as follows.

Ladies Singles: Audrey Bull beat Karen Alner;
Men’s Singles: Dave Alner beat Robin Armstrong;
Ladies Pairs: Margaret Odell & Audrey Bull beat Margaret Baylis & Mo Godfrey;
Men’s Pairs: Dave Alner & Alan Williams beat Dave Young & Dave Walter;
Ladies Two Wood Singles: Margaret Odell beat Audrey Bull;
Men’s Two Wood Singles: Antony Bull beat Mal Keane;
Ladies Yardstick: Audrey Bull beat Mary Thornton;
Lewis Trophy: Dave Young & Eileen Keane beat Audrey Bull & John Hardy;
Thompson Shield: Margaret Odell beat Dave Young;
Longley Cup: John Hardy beat Joan Frost;
Men’s Consolation Singles: Colin Bulbeck beat David Easton.

4.9.17 Brooks Motors League
Some, but not all, of Southbourne's successful 2017 BML Championship winning squad.

Top Row
Malcolm Keane, Russ Godfrey, Pete Garrard, Alan Williams, Dave Young, Dave Alner, Pete Jasinski & Jim Jennings.

Bottom Row
Irene Jennings, Mo Godfrey, Karen Alner, Margaret Odell, Eileen Keane & Andy Smith.

Not Pictured
Eddie Neuts & Ted Badger

28.8.17 Short Mat 2017 - 18 Season
Southbourne's short mat bowls programme for the 2017-18 season has now been confirmed and is available for viewing on the Calendar of Events page (note that internal club competition dates are not yet available).

Also included are all relevant WSCSMBA Inter County fixtures, National Competition Qualifiers and Finals and County Competitions.

26.8.17 Winter Bowling - Polar Bears
Winter bowling at Southbourne B.C. will run again this year commencing on Monday 25th September 2017. Sessions will be between 10am and midday on every Monday and Friday over the Winter months.

This scheme is open to bowlers from all surrounding clubs and offers an alternative to indoor bowling. Non bowlers and beginners are also welcome. Full membership at Southbourne is not necessary.

Further information along with contact details can be found by clicking here.

15.7.17 County Competition Final Stages
Commiserations to Antony Bull (sub), Andy Smith, Dave Alner & Robin Armstrong who lost their semi final tie in the County Fours last night against T. Logan of White Rock by 24 shots to 12.

Commiserations to Malcolm Keane who lost out in his quarter final tie in the County Two Wood Singles on Tuesday against M. Pelosi of Lindfield by 16 shots to 5.

8.7.17 County Competition Final Stages

Congratulations to Andy Smith, Dave Alner, Mark Soper & Robin Armstrong who won their quarter final tie in the County Fours last night against Woodingdean by 22 shots to 10.

Commiserations to Antony Bull & Andy Smith who just lost out in their quarter final tie in the County Pairs on Thursday against Worthing Pavilion by 21 shots to 19.

Commiserations to Malcolm Keane who lost out in his quarter final tie in the County Unbadged Singles on Wednesday against Eastbourne by 21 shots to 11.

Finally, Congratulations to Malcolm Keane and Andy Smith who both received their County Badges this week after accumulating sufficient credit points.

12.6.17 Southbourne Bowls Club Open Fours Competition
Southbourne Bowls Club held their annual Invitation Open Fours Tournament organised by Margaret Odell on Sunday 11 June.

15 teams from Sussex and Hampshire entered the competition with each team playing 5 rinks of 6 ends.

A ploughman’s lunch, prepared by Sue Young and granddaughter Hannah Marum, was supplied halfway through the competition.

The organisers wish to thank Addison Law Solicitors, the main sponsors of the event and all those who assisted in the running of this successful day.

The Shield and prizes were presented by Len Mates, Southbourne's most senior bowler, to the winning teams as follows:

First place (pic)     "Andy Caps”, Dave Walter, Antony Bull (skip), Len Mates, Dave Fewell, Mark Soper.
Second place:       "Dream Team"
Third place:           "Hartleys”

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