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21.5.18 West Sussex Bowls League
Southbourne continued their winning start to the season with victory at home against Norfolk in Division 1 of the WSBL. With wins on three of the four rinks played plus the overall, Southbourne took 8 points from an aggregate score of 93 shots to 72.

Jim Jennings (pic), Alan Shelley, Eddie Neuts, Paul Butler (s) Won 35:10
Paul Simpson, Pete Garrard, Alan Williams, Andy Smith (s) Won 29:17
Dave Walter, Alex Horne, Jim Spivey, Dave Alner (s) Won 21:12
Colin Bulbeck, Ted Badger, Pete Jasinski, Mal Keane (s) Lost 33:8

17.5.18 County Competitions

This weeks results from County competition ties involving Southbourne members:

E. Neuts, D. Alner, A. Smith & P. Butler Senior Fours 1st  Round Won
D. Alner Ch. of Champions 1st Round Won
D. Walter, M. Soper & D. Fewell Triples Prelim Round Lost
M. Keane, D. Alner & A. Smith Triples Prelim Round Bye

16.5.18 West Sussex Bowls League
Southbourne opened their 2018 West Sussex Bowls League (WSBL) Division 1 campaign with a home win against neighbours Chichester on Tuesday evening. The two teams won two rinks apiece with Southbourne taking the bonus points for the higher combined score across all four rinks.
Southbourne 79 shots (6 points) v Chichester 75 shots (4 points)

Eddie Neuts (pic), Alan Shelley, Dave Fewell & Paul Butler (s) Won 29-14
Dave Walter, Pete Garrard, Titch Ayres & Dave Alner (s) Won 20-17
Colin Bulbeck, Ted Badger, Pete Jasinski & Mal Keane (s) Lost 19-15
Richard Galloway, Paul Simpson, Mark Soper & Andy Smith (s) Lost 25-15

10.5.18 Club Competitions
Corrections have been made to the draw for the 2018 outdoor Club competitions. The updated sheets can be viewed on-line by clicking here .
Note that the updated document is dated 10/5/2018. If you see an earlier version of the document you will need to delete your browser's cached files and try viewing again.

7.5.18 Club Competitions
The draw for the 2018 outdoor Club competitions has now been completed and the sheets have been displayed on the relevant notice boards in the clubhouse. The draw is also available for viewing on-line from the Notice Board page.

7.5.18 County Competitions

This weeks results from County competition ties involving Southbourne members:

D. Young, J. Spivey, P. Jasinski & M. Keane Senior Fours 1st  Round Lost
D. Alner Ch. of Champions Prelim Round Won

27.4.18 West Sussex Bowls League
A reminder to Southbourne Men that a Roll up is scheduled for Tuesday 1st May at 6pm for all those interested in playing in the West Sussex Bowls League team this year.

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 2018 West Sussex Bowls League campaign in just over two weeks with a home game against Chichester on Tuesday 15th 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.

9.4.18 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 'Rovers' finished their 2017-18 short mat season with a good home performance against Bognor Goodwoods 'Silver' in SW2 division taking all 6 points from wins on both mats. The overall score was Southbourne 51 shots Bognor Goodwoods 17 shots.

Irene Jennings (pic), Jim Spivey, Alex Horne, Malcolm Keane (s) Won 35:3
Mary Thornton, Colin Bulbeck, Margaret Odell, Alan Williams (s) Won 16:14

9.4.18 2018 Season Outdoor Fixture
Please Note

Southbourne have been drawn away in the PC Cup against Goring Manor.
This fixture has been scheduled  for Sunday 24th June at 2pm (dress will be Whites).

26.3.18 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 'Rangers' finished their short mat league season with a good away win at Comptons in CW2 division of the WSCSMBA Winter League. With both sides winning on one mat, Southbourne took the bonus points with the overall combined score of 39 shots to 26.
The result leaves Southbourne lying second in the table with promotion back to CW1 division a possibility. However, Comptons could clinch that place with a win in their last game of the season.

A.W. Bull, J. Frost (pic), D. Alner & A. Bull (s) Won 26 - 9
K. Alner, P. Jasinski, D. Walter & A. Smith (s) Lost 17 - 13

25.3.18 WSCSMBA League
Southbourne 'Rangers' followed up last years success by their 'Rovers' team mates by winning the WSCSMBA KO Plate competition yesterday to retain the trophy.

Combined Scores:
Semi Final Southbourne 49 v 31 Ashington
Final           Southbourne 72 v 23 Horley 'Falcons'

Back: D. Walter, D. Fewell, A. Smith & D. Alner
Front: A.W. Bull, A. Bull, M. Soper & K. Alner

21.3.18 Southbourne Open Fours Tournament 2018
Southbourne Bowls Club announce that their annual Open Fours Tournament will this year be held on Sunday 10th June. This popular event is usually well subscribed so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Entry closing date is 15th May 2018.
An Entry form with further details can be downloaded and printed from the General Notices section of the Notice Board page or by clicking here.

13.3.18 2018 Season Outdoor Fixtures
The Calendar of Events page has now been updated to include Outdoor fixtures for the 2018 season.

Dates for the Club Pairs League will be added when available.

12.3.18 2018 Season Outdoor Fixtures
A provisional fixture list for the 2018 Outdoor season is available for viewing here or from the link on the Notice Board page.
The Calendar of Events page will be updated in due course.

26.2.18 WSCSMBA Competition
Congratulations to Southbourne's Audrey Bull who, along with team mate Robin Armstrong, finished Runner Up in the Warman leisure Holiday's Mixed Pairs Competition held at Westergate on Saturday.

14.2.18 Club Competition
Congratulations to Andy Smith, Dave Walter and Eileen Keane who won Southbourne's 2017/18 Short Mat drawn Triples title yesterday by finishing top in a round robin competition.

Runners up were Pete Jasinski, Colin Bulbeck and Karen Alner.

11.2.18 Club Competition
Congratulations to Dave Walter and Karen Alner who won Southbourne's 2017/18 Short Mat drawn Pairs title today. In a round robin competition, Karen and Dave won three out of four games to top the league table.

Runner up with two wins and a draw from their four games was Colin Bulbeck and Dave Alner.

3.2.18 Club Competition
Congratulations to Dave Alner who won Southbourne's 2017/18 Short Mat Singles title in a well contested final against Alan Williams.

Losing semi finalists were Andy Smith and Karen Alner.

Congratulations to Dave Walter who won Southbourne's 2017/18 Short Mat Consolation Singles title in a well contested final against Pete Jasinski..

Losing semi finalists were Audrey Bull and Malcolm Keane.

3.2.18 SBC Dinner and Presentation Night
Southbourne Bowls Club held their annual Dinner and Trophy presentations for the 2017 season on Friday 26th January in a well supported event held again at the Southbourne Social Club.

The Guest of Honour for the evening was Mr Malcolm Rollings who attended in his official capacity as West Sussex Short Mat Premier Team Captain.

All at SBC would like to express their thanks to the excellent catering team and to Dave Glover for the evenings entertainment. Special thanks go to Malcolm and Angela for their sterling work in presenting trophies and Certificates along with Chairman Margaret and Competition Secretary Colin.

3.2.18 ESMBA Competition
Southbourne's Audrey Bull teamed up again with Freddie Kaucher and Mel Lillywhite of The Martlets and very nearly defended their Over 60's Triples title of last year, finishing runners up to an all Bognor Goodwoods team in this years competition.

24.1.18 Club Mirror Magazine Awards - Bowls Club Of The Year
Southbourne Club (Bowls Section) are delighted to have been awarded the 2017 'Bowls Club of the Year' Trophy by the ‘Club Mirror Magazine'.

The annual awards ceremony, held at Doncaster Race Course, was attended by Southbourne representatives after the Club had been nominated for various awards by Dransfields, a leading supplier of gaming machines to clubs and pubs.
Following an evening Dinner for the 600 people attending, the 'Bowls Club of the Year' trophy was presented by compère John Inverdale to the Chairman of Southbourne Club, Mrs Margaret Odell.

Information on 'What's On' at Southbourne Club is available at it's Facebook page. Click here to visit.

Anyone interested in joining the Southbourne Club should ring 01243 372128 for further information.

Representatives from Southbourne Club.
From left to right:
Carol Walker, Keith Parham (President), Margaret Odell (Chairman), Lynn and Tony Russel, Paul Taverner (Bar Steward) and Mervyn Walker (Trustee).

7.1.18 ESMBA Competition
More success for Southbourne's Antony Bull & Robin Armstrong in the ESMBA Nationals as they qualify for the Finals of the Pairs competition by coming first in the West Sussex heats.

The pair have also qualified for the Finals in the Triples and Fours.

28.12.17 ESMBA Competition
Southbourne's Antony Bull & Robin Armstrong along with Richard Jeffery (Infinity) have guaranteed qualification for the ESMBA Triples competition by finishing first in the WSCSMBA qualifying heats.

The pair also have a chance of qualification in the ESMBA Fours where they finished second in the qualification heats with team mates Jack Rollings (Infinity) and Malcolm Rollings (The Martlets).

These National Finals are due to take place at the Melton & District Indoor Bowls Club, Melton Mowbray between the 12th and 15th of April.

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.

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