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SUNDAY 22nd JANUARY 2023 – Please see below the minutes prepared by Trevor Gordine of the club committee meeting which took place on 14th January 2023:

COMMITTEE MEETING on Sat. 14th Jan 2023

Minutes

Members present : T Gordine, J Bailey, C Mattews, A Slater, D O’Mahoney, M Hoggen

S Edwards, R Hallett, R Maton and J Williams

Apologies for absence from J Atkinson and D Steff

  1. Minutes of last meeting approved
  2. Matters arising were mainly dealt with at AGM
  3. It was stated that if we wanted to stay open later for social events etc , we could providing we inform council of dates and times.
  1. Dates were agreed for Committee Meetings Sat. 18th Feb 11.00am Sat. 25 March 11.00am. Signing on day Sat.1st April 10.00 to 4.00pm Open days Sat. 29th April Sat 6th May and 26-29th May BE Big Weekend. We only need to commit to one day/event over this period. Day to be agreed
  1. It was agreed that social members be restricted to 10% of total membership and that any visitors being signed in by members be charged £1.00. This does not apply to visiting teams.
  1. Further to the AGM it was agreed that further posts that would enhance the running of the club would be

Welfare, Maintenance and cleaning coordinator and social events coordinator. Debby offered her services as Welfare officer at the AGM and the other two posts would be advertised on the club’s whats/app and on club notice board

  1. It was agreed that the accounts be presented in a manner which enabled easier extraction of information.
  1. D Sergent asked the committee whether the club night and E Boulton competition could be changed to a Monday night .It was agreed that it stays as it has always done on a Tuesday night But we might arrange a club afternoon for members who cannot make the evening session.
  1. Andy stated that we are still awaiting costs for installing shutters to external doors
  2. It was agreed that the advert promoting the open days should promote the club in a more relaxed manner rather than the most formal way most clubs are depicted.

11) It was agreed that the clubhouse needs a revamp and redesigned to make it more appealing to members and visitors. To be discussed at a later date

  1. T Hayward plaque is now being fabricated
  2. At present it was agreed there will be no increase in bar prices
  3. Trevor agreed to approach the licencing authority to alter our current licence in order to allow members and visitors to take drinks purchased from the club bar out to the area adjacent to the greens.

Meeting closed at12.30pm

MONDAY 2nd JANUARY 2023 – Please see below the agenda for the next committee meeting.

Worthing Bowling Club

Committee Meeting on Sat 14th Jan 2023 at 11.00am

Agenda:

  1. Approval of minutes of last committee meeting on Sat. 29th Oct. 2022.
  2. Matters arising
  3. Income and ways to improve revenue
  4. Days for further committee meetings (4) AGM and open days (3)
  5. Any further posts required to assist running of club
  6. Any other business

THURSDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2022 – Please see below the minutes prepared by Trevor Gordine from our AGM which was held earlier this month.

Worthing Bowling Club

Minutes of AGM at WBC clubhouse

on Sat. 3rd Dec 2022 at 1pm.

Before the meeting commenced there was a minute’s silence for previous members who have passed away during the previous year, Les Hubbard, Graham Salt and Ted Hayward.

  1. There were 24 attendees and apologies for absence were received from Ken MacMaster, Ted Poole, Nick Gordine, Wendy & Steve Murphy, Ian Slater, Tina Redman, Russ Hallett, Russ Jennings and Mick Darters.
  2. Minutes of AGM From 2021 were approved with no matters arising.
  3. Captain’s Report – Andy Slater said it was disappointing that we were relegated to division 2 of the WSBL and hoped we would go back up in 2023. Our membership is increasing, we are providing more games next year and thanks for the fantastic competitions this year.
  4. Secretary’s Report – I will start with a vote of thanks and appreciation for the following members for keeping the club operational during the past year:

Richard Maton , for running the bar and WSBL.

Marion Hoggen for sorting the Match Diary and running Brodie and friendlies.

Janet Atkinson for taking over my work while I was in hospital as well as continuing her own work.

Mick Page and Mick O’Mahoney for all their maintenance work during the winter period in and around the clubhouse and greens.

Debbie O’Mahoney and Janet Atkinson for all the cleaning before and during the season.

Peter Mantle for assisting Mick Page with all the cups and organising the Presentation Evening. Charles Lindsell for his work on the greens as our unofficial Greens Steward ably assisted by Dave Sargent.

Dave Hoggen for managing our resurrected website in a professional manner.

Chris Matthews and Mick O’Mahoney for organising the Charity Day and raffle.

Simon Edwards for his prowess with the hoover.

Kate Jennings for all her work in managing the catering at home matches.

Maureen Jackson (last but certainly not least) for her external floral dispay.

If I have forgotten anybody else, I do apologise.

The Charity Day was a bit disappointing with only 30 bowlers attending, but those who did were amazing raising £475.00 on the day. Well done.

Trustees – This was overlooked at the last AGM. The 2 existing trustees resigned at the AGM

Pre Covid and Andy Slater and I (Trevor Gordine) stepped in as a new lease needed to be agreed

and signed by trustees. The meeting endorsed these posts by a majority.

The club committee have put forward three members to become honorary life members

They are Mick Page, Edward Poole and Trevor Gordine and this was endorsed by the meeting.

Finally I would like to reiterate that smoking and drinking of alcohol can only be consumed on the tarmac paths around the greens.

5. Treasurer’s Report-The balance sheet and accounts were issued and it shows a £310.00 profit but there are various invoices awaiting from the council for the current year.

6. Auditor’s Report- All accounts studied and approved

7. Match Secretary’s Report ( WSBL ) Relegated from Div 1 By one point.

8. Match Secretary’s Report ( Brodie ) We came 2nd in Brodie League and won half of our friendlies played during the season.

We have entered the Stracey League for the 2023 season and would appreciate as many members as possible to put their names down for games.

9. Competition Secretary’s Report-It was a good year for all the competitions and I would like to thank everybody who has helped me in my final year in the post

10. We would like to offer a vote of thanks to retiring officers and committee

11. All of the officers were re-elected unopposed with Chris Mathews taking over as Captain from Andy Slater who is standing down due to business and personal commitments and Dave Steff who is taking over from Mick Page who has been Competition Secretary for many years.

Our current officers are as follows:

President Trevor Gordine

Captain Chris Matthews

Hon Secretary Trevor Gordine

Hon Treasurer J Atkinson

Vice Captain Marion Hoggen

Competition Secretary Dave Steff

Match Secretary WSBL Richard Maton

Match Secretary Stracey, Brodie and Friendlies Marion Hoggen

Committee members voted on – Russ Hallett, John Williams, John Bailey, Simon Edwards & Debbie O’Mahoney.

Other Positions:

Auditor Andy Slater

WSCB Delegate Andy Slater

Stracey/Brodie Delegate Marion Hoggen

SCBA Delegate Richard Maton

Bar Manager Richard Maton

12. After some members raised concern about the £2.00 match fees for every match it was agreed to reduce this to £1.00 but it was warned that we would be losing over £700 in income so will have to raise that amount elsewhere.

We will be training up a male and female Bowls England coach sponsored by the club

They will be Janet Atkinson and Simon Edwards.

13. Any Other Business – It was agreed that in future, minutes from committee meetings be posted on the website as well as being pinned on the notice board.

The club committee are to discuss whether we need further posts to ensure smooth running of the club such as a Public Relations officer, a Resources Manager, a Maintenance and Cleaning officer, an Events officer and a Welfare officer. If a Maintenance/Cleaning officer is not appointed we should find some way to arrange a cleaning programme and materials ordering.

Meeting closed at 2.40pm

SATURDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2022 – A very enjoyable evening at the annual trophy dinner which took place at Palm Court. Many thanks to Mick Page who organised the competitions and trophies and to Peter Mantle and everybody else involved in organising the event.

Championship Singles winner, Richard Maton.
Championship Pairs winners, Charles Lindsell & Dave Steff.
Championship Pairs runners up, Ian Godden & Richard Maton.
Handicap Singles winner, Richard Maton.
Handicap Singles runner up, Dave Hoggen.
Drawn Pairs winners, Ian Slater & Steve Murphy.
Drawn Pairs runners up, Deb O’Mahoney & Richard Maton.
Norman King winner, Ian Godden.
Norman King runner up, Marion Hoggen.
Jay Cup winner, Simon Edwards.
Jay Cup runner up, Russ Hallett
Veterans Cup winner, Peter Mantle.
Veterans Cup runner up, John Bailey.
Ernie Boulton Cup winners, Russ Jennings, Dave Sargent, Dave Hoggen & Janet Atkinson.
Wheeler Cup winner, John Bailey.
Wheeler Cup runner up, Ian Slater.
Wheeler Pairs winners, Tina Redman & Ian Slater.
Wheeler Pairs runners up, John Bailey & Russ Jennings.

TUESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2022 – We played our final match of the season this afternoon in a friendly at home against Billingshurst BC. The match format was triples across 4 rinks and we won 4 – 0.

Our top rink today was Dave Sargent, Colin Green & Simon Edwards and our other winning rinks were John Bailey, Chris Matthews & Dave Hoggen / Deb O’Mahoney, Ken MacMaster & Mick Page / Marion Hoggen, Mick O’Mahoney & Pete Mantle.

Our overall record for the season in matches against other clubs, including all league and friendly matches was 46 matches played, 22 wins, 20 losses and 4 draws. Not a bad record but hopefully we can improve on this next year.

SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2022 – Our annual charity day took place this afternoon and was a great success as we raised £500 for the Headway UK charity. Peter Mantle won the Spider and Janet Atkinson, Colin Green and Chris Matthews won the beer match.

Very well done to Chris Matthews and everybody else who helped to set the event up and a huge thank you to everybody who donated prizes and bought raffle tickets.

The highlight of the event has to be our resident photobomber Ian Godden winning Alcohol Free Beer and a box of truffles which apparently he had donated for the raffle!

THURSDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2022 – We travelled over to Hove today for a friendly match at The Drive BC. They play on an artificial green which predictably took our team some time to get used to and we lost the match by 4.5 – 0.5. Our top rink who drew their game was Ken MacMaster, Russ Jennings & Marion Hoggen. Despite the heavy defeat we’ll all certainly look forward to going back there again because their members are very friendly and they have a great clubhouse.

WEDNESDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2022 – We had a disappointing end to our good season in the Brodie League this afternoon. Our final fixture was away at Marine Gardens who won the match 8 – 2. Our top and only winning rink was Deb O’Mahoney, Mick O’Mahoney & Pete Mantle

TUESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2022 – We played a friendly match at home this afternoon against Shoreham BC. The match format was 5 triples of which we won 4 and Shoreham won 1 and the overall score was 100 – 66 in our favour. Our top rink was Dave Sargent, Syd Foster & Janet Atkinson and our other winning rinks were Russ Jennings, John Bailey & Marion Hoggen, Ken MacMaster, Maureen Jackson & Chris Matthews and Deb O’Mahoney, Colin Green & Dave Hoggen.

SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2022 – Day 2 of our club competition finals today. This morning in the Ernie Boulton competition, Dave Sargent, Russ Jennings, Dave Hoggen and Janet Atkinson beat Nick Gordine, Barney Rudge, Chris Matthews and Ian Slater with the match going to an extra end. Also this morning, in the Jay Cup Simon Edwards beat Russ Hallett with the match also going to an extra end and in the Pairs Championship, Charles Lindsell & Dave Steff beat Ian Godden & Richard Maton.

In this afternoon’s matches Richard Maton beat Garry Olver in the Championship Singles, Ian Godden beat Marion Hoggen in the Norman King competition and Tina Redman & Ian Slater beat Russ Jennings & John Bailey in the Wheeler Pairs. Congratulations to all today’s winners and runners up and many thanks to all who came along to watch the finals.

Finally, a huge thank you to all those who made the weekend run so smoothly. This includes Mick Page who organised the finals and baked some cakes, Charles Lindsell, Dave Steff, Dave Sargent and Ken MacMaster who arrived very early to set up the green, Deb & Mick O’Mahoney who did the food shopping and set up the magnificent buffet and last but certainly not least, Barney Rudge & Chris Matthews for looking after the bar. It was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend and the weather was beautiful.

Nick Gordine bowling in the Ernie Boulton Competition Final.
Dave Sargent bowling in the Ernie Boulton Competition Final.
Barney Rudge bowling in the Ernie Boulton Competition Final.
Russ Jennings bowling in the Ernie Boulton Competition Final.
Chris Matthews bowling in the Ernie Boulton Competition Final.
Dave Hoggen bowling in the Ernie Boulton Competition Final.
Ian Slater bowling in the Ernie Boulton Competition Final.
Janet Atkinson bowling in the Ernie Boulton Competition Final.
Simon Edwards bowling in the Jay Cup Final.
Russ Hallett bowling in the Jay Cup Final.
Charles Lindsell bowling in the Championship Pairs Final.
Ian Godden Bowling in the Championship Pairs Final
Dave Steff bowling in the Championship Pairs Final.
Richard Maton bowling in the Championship Pairs Final.
Richard Maton bowling in the Championship Singles Final.
Garry Olver bowling in the Championship Singles Final.
Ian Godden bowling in the Norman King Final.
Marion Hoggen bowling in the Norman King Final.
Tina Redman bowling in the Wheeler Pairs Final.
Russ Jennings bowling in the Wheeler Pairs Final.
Ian Slater bowling in the Wheeler Pairs Final.
John Bailey bowling in the Wheeler Pairs Final.
Mrs Hoggen being Photo Bombed by Mr Godden in the Norman King Final!

SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2022 – Today was day 1 of our club competitions finals weekend. This morning in the Drawn Pairs, Ian Slater & Steve Murphy (Smurf) beat Deb O’Mahoney & Richard Maton and Pete Mantle beat John Bailey in the Veterans Cup. This afternoon in the Handicap Singles, Richard Maton beat Dave Hoggen and John Bailey beat Ian Slater in the Wheeler Singles. Congratulations to all today’s winners and runners up and it was fantastic to see so many of our members come along to watch the finals and drink the bar dry on what turned out to be a really enjoyable day for our wonderful club. Day 2 commences at 10am tomorrow.

Ian Slater bowling this morning in the Drawn Pairs Final.
Deb O’Mahoney bowling this morning in the Drawn Pairs Final.
Steve Murphy bowling this morning in the Drawn Pairs Final.
Richard Maton bowling this morning in the Drawn Pairs Final.
Pete Mantle bowling this morning in the Veterans Final.
John Bailey bowling this morning in the Veterans Final.
Richard Maton bowling this afternoon in the Handicap Singles Final.
Dave Hoggen bowling this afternoon in the Handicap Singles Final.
John Bailey bowling this afternoon in the Wheeler Singles Final.
Ian Slater bowling this afternoon in the Wheeler Singles Final.

THURSDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2022 – Despite today’s wet weather, we were able to play our home Brodie League fixture against Worthing Pavilion this afternoon. We kept up our good form in the competition winning on three of the 4 rinks and the final score was 6 – 4 in our favour. Our top rink was John Bailey, Dave Hoggen & Richard Maton and our other winning rinks were Marion Hoggen, Barney Rudge & Simon Edwards and Deb O’Mahoney, Dave Sargent, Mick O’Mahoney & Mick Page.

WEDNESDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 2022 – Our good season in the Brodie League continued this afternoon with a 5 – 5 draw away at Lancing BC. With 2 matches still left to play, this result already guarantees that we will finish the season in second place. This is a very positive achievement for the club and well done to Marion and all our members who played in the Brodie this season. Today’s top rink was Dave Sargent, Tina Redman, Ian Slater and Ted Poole and our other winning rink was Ken Poole, Pete Mantle and Janet Atkinson.

SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2022 – We played a friendly match this afternoon at home against Lindfield with a format of 5 triples. We won on 2, lost on 2 and the other rink was a draw but we won on the overall score by 88 – 80. Our top rink was Dave Sargent, Ken MacMaster & Marion Hoggen and our other winning rink was Tina Redman, Colin Green & Dave Hoggen.

WEDNESDAY 31st AUGUST 2022 – We played a very enjoyable friendly match this afternoon away at Southwick BC. The match format was 6 Triples of which we won 3 and Southwick won the other 3. The overall score was 91 – 85 in Southwick’s favour. Our top rink today was Ken Poole, Marion Hoggen & Dave Hoggen and our other 2 winning rinks were Mike Butterfield, Chris Matthews & Simon Edwards and Colin Green, Dave Sargent & Janet Atkinson. Many thanks to all our members who played in today’s match. Having 18 of our bowlers signing up to play away from home in a midweek friendly demonstrates their great commitment to the club.

SATURDAY 27th AUGUST 2022 – Following Pavilion Bulls 6 -4 win against Goring this morning, we went into this afternoon’s final WSBL League fixture at Tarring Priory needing to win by at least 6 – 4 to guarantee us staying in division one for next season. Despite a battling performance against last year’s WSBL champions, we lost the match by a score of 6 – 4 and by an overall score of 76 -72, although one of our losing rinks went to the wire and could easily have swung the result in our favour. Our top rink today was Chris Matthews, Barney Rudge, Dave Hoggen and Simon Edwards and our other winning rink Charles Lindsell, Dave Sargent, Ian Slater and Russ Hallett.

THURSDAY 25th AUGUST 2022 – The order of play for our club competitions finals weekend was agreed today and the draw for the Ernie Boulton final was also made…Please see the details below and please note, bowlers in red text will use red stickers and bowlers in black text will use white stickers:

Saturday 10th September

10.00am –                                           

Drawn  Pairs – 

S. Murphy & I. Slater v R. Maton & D. O’Mahoney

Norman King – (Marker Simon Edwards)

M. Hoggen v I. Godden

Veterans Cup – (Marker Dave Steff)

P. Mantle v J. Bailey

2.30pm

Handicap Singles  – (Marker Charles Lindsell)

D. Hoggen v R. Maton

Wheeler Cup Pairs

T. Redman & I. Slater v R. Jennings & J. Bailey

Sunday 11th September

10.00am

Ernie Boulton

D.Hoggen (Skip), J.Atkinson, I.Slater & I.Rudge v
D.Sargent (Skip), C. Matthews, N.Gordine & R.Jennings

Championship Pairs

C. Lindsell & D. Steff v R. Maton & I. Godden

Jay Cup – (Marker Deb O’Mahoney)

R. Hallett v S. Edwards

2.30pm

Championship Singles  – (Marker Andy Slater)

G. Olver v R. Maton

Wheeler Cup – (Marker Dave Hoggen)

I. Slater v J. Bailey

WEDNESDAY 24th AUGUST 2022 – The remaining semi finals for the club competitions were all completed today and the finalists for all of the competitions are as follows:

Championship Singles – Richard Maton v Gary Olver

Handicap Singles – Dave Hoggen v Richard Maton

Championship Pairs – Richard Maton & Ian Godden v Charles Lindsell & Dave Steff

Drawn Pairs – Steve Murphy & Ian Slater v Richard Maton & Deb O’Mahoney

Jay Cup – Russ Hallett v Simon Edwards

Norman King – Ian Godden v Marion Hoggen

Ernie Boulton Finalists – Dave Sargent, Dave Hoggen, Janet Atkinson, Ian Slater, Chris Matthews, Ian Rudge, Russ Jennings & Nick Gordine

Veterans Cup – John Bailey v Pete Mantle

Wheeler Cup – John Bailey v Ian Slater

Wheeler Drawn Pairs – Tina Redman & Ian Slater v Russ Jennings & John Bailey.

TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST 2022 – Our very good season in the Brodie league continued this afternoon in our away fixture at Tarring Priory where won the match by 9 – 1. Our top rink today was Pete Mantle, Dave Hoggen and Mick Page and our other winning rinks were Dave Sargent, Chris Matthews and Janet Atkinson and Deb O’Mahoney, Ken Poole, Mick O’Mahoney and Ted Poole. Well done also to John Bailey who helped to picked up a point playing in his first Brodie pairs match alongside our Brodie Captain Marion Hoggen.

SATURDAY 20th AUGUST 2022 – Another vital win for us this afternoon in the West Sussex Bowls League. We played at home against Chichester BC and we won the match by 7 – 3. Our top rink was Dave Steff, Ted Poole, Andy Slater and Richard Maton and our other winning rink was Charles Lindsell, Dave Sargent, Ian Slater and Russ Hallett. Today’s victory was our 3rd win in our last 4 matches and with one match left to play, it gives us a good chance of escaping relegation from division one of the WSBL.

THURSDAY 18th AUGUST 2022 – We had our second win on the road in the last 3 days in our friendly match away at Billingshurst BC this afternoon. The match format was triples played across 4 rinks, we won on three rinks and lost the other one and the overall score was 79 – 53 in our favour. Our top rink today was Ken MacMaster, Pete Mantle and Janet Atkinson. Our other two winning rinks were Marion Hoggen, Colin Green and Dave Hoggen and Ken Poole, Chris Matthews and Simon Edwards.

TUESDAY 16th AUGUST 2022 Congratulations to Mick O’Mahoney who captained Worthing BC for the first time in our friendly match at Steyning today. The match was played in a triples format across 4 rinks and we won the match convincingly by a score of 4 – 0. Well done to all our bowlers this afternoon and our top rink was Kris Czarnecka, Maureen Jackson and Pete Mantle.

SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 2022 – Following a positive start to the season in the WSBL, a mid season run of 5 defeats in a row means we are still bottom of the West Sussex Bowls league despite yesterday’s victory. With 2 matches left to play and only 4 points separating the bottom 4 teams, realistically any 2 from Pavilion Bulls, Goring, Norfolk and Worthing could be relegated at the end of the season.

Bulls remaining 2 matches are Norfolk away and Goring at home.
Goring’s remaining 2 matches are Chichester at home and Bulls away. Norfolk’s remaining 2 matches are Bulls at home and Pavilion Bears away. Our remaining 2 matches are Chichester at home and Tarring Priory away.

To end on a positive note, we have won 2 of our last 3 matches and if we bowl well in our last couple of games we still have a very good chance of escaping relegation. COME ON WORTHING BC!

SATURDAY 13th AUGUST 2022 – In the midst of the latest heatwave we played our home fixture in the West Sussex Bowls League against Goring Manor BC this afternoon. Well done to all our bowlers who braved the hot weather and helped us to win the match by 6 – 4 with an overall score of 76 – 69. Our top rink today was Chris Matthews, Mick O’Mahoney, Dave Hoggen and Simon Edwards and our other winning rink was Charles Lindsell, Steve Murphy, Mick Page and Russ Hallett.

SUNDAY 7th AUGUST 2022 – This morning on a fast as lightning green which was devoid of grass, we played away against Worthing Pavilion Bears in the West Sussex Bowls League. The Bears won the match 10 – 0.

THURSDAY 4th AUGUST 2022 – Our 5 match winning run in the Brodie League came to an end this afternoon at Maltravers BC who won the match by 8 – 2. Our top rink was Dave Sargent, Mick O’Mahoney, Barney Rudge and Peter Mantle.

SATURDAY 30th JULY 2022 – Following our recent poor run of results in the West Sussex Bowls League, it was a great feeling getting back to winning ways in our home fixture this afternoon against Norfolk BC. We won the match by 8 – 2 capped by a great comeback performance to win from 15 – 0 down on Ian Godden’s rink which also included Chris Matthews, Mick Page and Ted Poole. Our top rink today was Charles Lindsell, John Bailey, Steve Murphy and Simon Edwards. Kris Czarnecki, Ian Slater, Dave Hoggen and Richard Maton also won on their rink.

THURSDAY 28th JULY 2022 – Dave Sargent was our captain of the day for the first time in this afternoon’s friendly match at home against Southwick BC. The format was 4 triples of which we won three and Southwick won one. The overall score was 72 – 63 in Southwick’s favour. Our top rink was Syd Foster, Colin Green and Janet Atkinson.

Captain Sarge (Dave Sargent) rounding up his troops prior to today’s match with Southwick.

SUNDAY 24th JULY 2022 – An enjoyable and very warm day today in the heart of Guildford town centre to play our return friendly match against Castle Green BC on an unusually lush green for the time of year. The format was 4 triples of which we won 2 and Castle Green won the other 2. Castle Green won on the overall score and our top rink was Charles Lindsell, Chris Matthews and Kris Czarnecki.

SATURDAY 23rd JULY 2022 – Unfortunately our bad run of results in the West Sussex Bowls league during the last month continued this afternoon with an 8 – 2 defeat at home against Worthing Pavilion Bulls. Our top rink today was Dave Sargent, Ian Slater, Mick Page and Richard Maton.

THURSDAY 21st JULY 2022 – Our excellent run of form in the Brodie league continued this afternoon with an 8 – 2 win at home against Marine Gardens. This victory takes us to the top of the league, it was our fifth win in succession during which time we have taken 44 points out of the 50 points available. Our top rink today was Peter Mantle, Chris Matthews, Dave Hoggen and Mick Page.

SUNDAY 17th JULY 2022 – We played at home against Southbourne BC in the West Sussex Bowls League this afternoon. After a good start in most rinks, our hopes of victory melted away in the sweltering heat generated by the current heatwave. We lost the match 8 – 2 and our top and only winning rink today was Dave Steff, John Bailey, Simon Edwards and Russ Hallet. On a more positive note, a big thank you to catering queen Kate and several of our other members who prepared and contributed food to make up a magnificent feast which was enjoyed by us all after the match.

SATURDAY 16th JULY 2022 – A great performance this afternoon in the Brodie league at home against Tarring Priory BC. We won the match 10 – 0 with an overall score of 101 – 47 and our top rink today was Peter Mantle and Richard Maton in the pairs match. This result means we have won our last 4 Brodie matches in a row and have amassed a total of 36 points from those matches. Congratulations to our club Vice Captain Marion who manages and captain’s our Brodie team and to all of our members who put their names down for the games. Fingers crossed we can keep up the momentum in the Brodie and hopefully take some of it into the WSBL as well.

The Poole brothers reflecting on their fine performances in today’s game and in their post match washing up duties!
The Brodie League as it stands this evening.

WEDNESDAY 13th JULY 2022 – This afternoon we played a friendly match at home against The Drive BC from Hove. The match was played across 5 rinks in a triples format. We won on four of the rinks and lost on the other one and we won the match by an overall score of 97 – 73. Our top rink was Marion Hoggen, John Bailey and Mickey Page and many thanks as always to Kate for preparing the lovely post match snack.

SUNDAY 10th JULY 2022 – It was great fun traveling to Southbourne and back by train together as a team for today’s WSBL match with Southbourne and the post match hospitality provided by our hosts was a real treat. Unfortunately we struggled on the artificial green on a very hot day and we lost the match 10 – 0.

Our four skips, Simon, Russ, Ian and Richard.
On a very warm day, Ian & Ted modelling sun hats created from Ian’s bowling trousers!

SATURDAY 9th JULY 2022 – We were due to play our home fixture against Goring Manor Hurricanes today in the Brodie league but as Goring are unable to field a team or reschedule the game, we will be awarded all 10 points for the match.

THURSDAY 7th JULY 2022 – We played in our 6th Brodie match of the season today at home against Maltravers BC and had a great result. We won the match 8 – 2 and this takes us up to 2nd place in the league. Our top rink today was Marion Hoggen, Barney Rudge and Ted Poole.

SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2022 – This afternoon we played a friendly match at home against the West Sussex Tourists. The match format was 4 triples of which we won 2 and the tourists won the other 2. We won the match by an overall score of 71 – 59 and our top rink today was Dave Sargent, Tina Redman and Ian Slater.

SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2022 – A trip to Littlehampton this afternoon for our away fixture against Norfolk BC in the West Sussex Bowls League. Norfolk won the match 8 – 2 and our top rink was Tom Parsons, Mick O’Mahoney, Mick Page and Ted Poole.

SUNDAY 26th JUNE 2022 – This morning we played away from home against Worthing Pavilion Bulls in the West Sussex Bowls League. We made a good start to the match but struggled in the latter stages when the green became very fast and we lost the match 9 – 1. Our top rink today was Dave Steff, Ian Rudge, Andy Slater and Ian Godden.

THURSDAY 23rd JUNE 2022 – Another very good 8 – 2 victory for Worthing BC today, this time in the Brodie league at home against Lancing BC. The result moves us up to 3rd place in the Brodie table and our top rink today was Dave Sargent, John Bailey and Mick Page. Thanks as always to our lovely Catering Manager Kate for preparing a great spread which we all enjoyed after the match.

SUNDAY 19TH JUNE 2022 – A cracking result for us today in the West Sussex Bowls League where we beat Worthing Pavilion Bears by 8 – 2 at Beach House Park to move up to 3rd place in the division 1 table. Our top rink today was Stuart Bryce, Russ Jennings, Steve Murphy (Smurf!) and Richard Maton.

SATURDAY 18TH JUNE 2022 – Today we had a great day out for our friendly match at Lindfield bowling club. The match format was 5 triples of which Lindfield won 3 and we won 2. Our top rink was Marion Hoggen, Colin Green and Dave Hoggen.

Deb, Trevor, Colin, Dave S and Ted taking onboard vital fluids prior to today’s match.

WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE 2022 – This evening we played against Chichester in the second round of the Abergavenny competition where home and away matches are played simultaneously in a rinks format. We won the home match but lost the away match and were beaten narrowly on the overall score.

TUESDAY 14TH JUNE 2022 – A beautiful sunny day to play our fourth Brodie match of the season away at Worthing Pavilion. Sadly the result wasn’t beautiful as we lost 10 – 0!

SATURDAY 11TH JUNE 2022 – Today in our third West Sussex League match of the season we played away against Goring Manor. The final score was 8 – 2 to Goring and our top rink today was Stuart Bryce, Dave Hoggen, Andy Slater and Richard Maton.

FRIDAY 10TH JUNE 2022 – In our third Brodie League match of the season we played away against Goring Hurricanes today. Both clubs won on two rinks each but the final score was 6 – 4 to Goring as the overall total was 77 – 46 in their favour. Our top rink today was Deb O’Mahoney, Dave Hoggen and Mick Page.

WEDNESDAY 8TH JUNE 2022 – This evening we played Pagham BC in the Abergavenny competition. The format was rinks with matches played at home and away simultaneously and Worthing BC won by an overall score of 40 – 31.

SATURDAY 4TH JUNE 2022 – Two matches were played today at the same time. At home we played Marine Gardens in a friendly where the final score was 52 – 69 and our top rink was Colin, Mike B and Janet. Thanks very much as always to Kate Jennings for preparing delicious post match snacks.

We also played away at Chichester in the West Sussex Bowls League where the final score was 4 – 6 (71 – 87). Our top rink in this match was John, Mick, Trevor and Simon and 4 points from an away fixture in this league is certainly not a bad result for the club.

SATURDAY 28TH MAY 2022 – A brilliant start to our season in the 2022 West Sussex Bowls League! Worthing BC beat Tarring Priory BC by an overall score of 91 – 64 and in a comprehensive victory, Worthing won on all four rinks and pick up the maximum 10 points available from the match. Obviously there were a lot of great performances from our team in all 4 rinks and our top rink in this match was Dave Steff, Pete Mantle, Mick O’Mahoney and Trevor Gordine.

THURSDAY 26TH MAY 2022 – Today we played a friendly match away at Shoreham BC. The match format was four triples and Worthing and Shoreham won on two rinks each. Shoreham won on the overall score by 77 – 69. Our top rink today was Dave Sargent, Dave Hoggen and Janet Atkinson.

SATURDAY 21st MAY 2022 – We played a friendly match at Marine Gardens today where the format was five triples. Both clubs won on two rinks each, the other triple was drawn and Marine Gardens came out on top in the overall score by 81 – 72. Our top rink today was Deb, Barney and Mick P.

THURSDAY 19th MAY 2022 – A great result for Worthing BC in the Brodie League today. We played away at Goring Spitfires and won the match by 8 – 2. The aggregate score was 87 – 50 in our favour. It was sweet revenge as Goring Spitfires beat us 6 – 4 a couple of weeks ago in our home fixture against them. Our top rink today was Mick O, Kris and Janet.

SUNDAY 15th MAY 2022 – On a very wet morning, today we played away at Tarring Priory in the PC Cup. Tarring won the match winning on three of the four rinks. Our bowlers in the rink that we won were Mick O, Stu, Smurf and Simon.

SATURDAY 14th MAY 2022 – Our friendly match at home to Castle Green from Guildford today was played in a triples format across three rinks. We won the match 73-42 and our bowlers in the top rink were Colin Green, Dave Steff and Simon Edwards.

WEDNESDAY 11th MAY 2022 – Please note, two additional friendly matches have been added to our 2022 fixture list against The Drive who are based in Hove and play their home matches on an artificial green. We will play them at home on Wednesday 13th July and away on Thursday 15th September.

The Drive Bowling Club’s home ground.

FRIDAY 6th MAY 2022 – Our first Brodie match of the season was played today at home to Goring Spitfires. Worthing and Goring won 2 rinks each but as the aggregate score was Worthing 73 Goring 75, Worthing received 4 points from the fixture and Goring Spitfires received 6 points. Well done to our 2 winning rinks today which were Marion, Mick O, Kris and Mick P in the rink match, and Dave S, Simon and Trevor in one of the triples.

Thanks very much from both teams to our lovely Catering Manager Kate for preparing the delicious buffet that we all enjoyed at the end of the match.

Our Captain Marion and Goring Spitfires Captain Frank prior to today’s match.
Our wonderful Catering Manager Kate Jennings.

SATURDAY 30th APRIL 2022 – Worthing BC played a friendly match today away at Pulborough BC where the weather was sunny and warm. The match was played across 6 rinks in a triples format and Pulborough certainly made home advantage count in winning the match by 5 rinks to 1. Our winning triple at Pulborough was Deb O’Mahoney who played as lead, Chris Matthews who was the number 2 and Dave Hoggen who played as skip.

SATURDAY 23rd APRIL 2022 – The weather was beautiful for the annual President v Captain match which was played in a triples format across 4 rinks. Big thanks go out to Kate Jennings for preparing a lovely buffet which we all enjoyed after the match.

Nick showing Stu how to bowl at the President v Captain match!
President Gordine in action at the President v Captain match.