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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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