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SEPT 5th 2018 PRESENTATION EVENING & CANDLELIT BOWLS

posted 20 Sep 2018, 03:39 by Jen Knotts

Hello Everyone

I am writing to remind you of the change of date for our Presentation Evening and Candlelight Bowls. You will see in the Fixture book that the date was 06 October - we were advised that there are a number of Bowlers who will be going on holiday over that weekend so the date has been brought forward to the Friday. 
The start time is the same - please arrive at 6.00pm - the Club Presentations will be first. You can of course wear what you like. Remember that if you are playing in the Candlelight Bowls, (which is a lot of fun!), it may be chilly so warm clothes are advised. 
As this is the the last day of bowling this season bowls shoes are not necessary. There will be a finger buffet during the evening - cost £5 per head.
For catering purposes please add your name to the list in the Clubhouse.

MACMILLAN NURSES - coffee morning Friday 28 September - 10.30 - 12.30

As in previous years we will be holding our Coffee Morning for the Macmillan Nurses Charity on Friday 28 September 10.30am -12.30pm.
Please come along and support us and this charity. We will be having a raffle, bring-and- buy stall, and lots of cakes and tea/coffee of course!

Regards
Chris

SEPT 14th 2018 LADIES INVITATION TOURNAMENT

posted 20 Sep 2018, 03:25 by Jen Knotts

The Witterings Ladies were very pleased to welcome 10 teams of Ladies from local Clubs to join us last week for our Ladies Invitation. We were very lucky with the weather although it did turn very cold during the afternoon. 
After the match we all sat down to a very nice meal followed by the prizegiving. It was a very close result with the 2nd and 3rd places of Pagham and Little Spain respectively gaining 25 1/2 points and Witterings Ladies taking 1st place with 26 points.
The winning team were: Margaret Bowell, Val Hooker, Diane Leach and Carole Tuffin (SK). Everyone enjoyed a very successful afternoon.

During the afternoon we were very pleased to present a cheque to - 'Concern for Life' - a small children's charity based at St Richard's Hospital, in the sum of £526, which was raised by a raffle and auction.

SEPT 7th 2018 ALEXANDRA PARK TOURISTS

posted 10 Sep 2018, 03:14 by Jen Knotts

Witterings v Alexandra Park Tourists 

Witterings & District BC were delighted to welcome the tourists from Alexandra Park BC from Bath in Somerset, to their green today.
Witterings were the first fixture of their tour and when the coach arrived, after a long journey, they were welcomed by officers of the Club and enjoyed a buffet lunch supplied by the Wittering Ladies. The weather was just right and amid much laughter and good humour the match was played in the best of bowling camaraderie.

Following the match, the raffle and plenty of good hearted jokes, the members of Alexandra Park departed for their hotel in Worthing. 
 The Witterings will have fond memories of this afternoon and wish the Tourists continued success in their visits to other clubs in West Sussex on their tour.

Ron Prior, Alan Somerville, Diane Leach and John Langworthy (Sk) lost 14-17,
Brian Barnes, Sandy Paton, Jackie Clapton and Chris Horsley (Sk) won 16-14,
Susan Hogarth, Chris Jelf, Gwilym Morgan and Anne May (Sk) lost 10-21,
Carole Tuffin, Sheila Currell, Doug Holden and Fred Knotts (Sk) lost 15-18,
David Gibbons, Marion Corbett, Eric Shoyer and Ray Stephens (Sk) won 32-11
and Sue Dobson, Margaret Bowell, Glyn Dobson and Dave Bell (Sk) won 19-8.

SEPT 6th 2018 NEW BOWLERS COMPETITION

posted 10 Sep 2018, 03:10 by Jen Knotts

New members at the Witterings Bowls Club took part in the New Bowlers Competition
and the winner this year is Susan Hogarth.

SEPT 1st & 2nd. CLUB FINALS WEEKEND.

posted 3 Sep 2018, 14:30 by Jen Knotts   [ updated 3 Sep 2018, 14:35 ]

With the weather perfect and the greens immaculate Witterings Bowls Club was all set for an enjoyable two days of matches.
Club members, friends and associates were all in attendance giving their support to those taking part. 
Credit must go to Gwilym Morgan, our Competitions Secretary, whose organisation ensured a smooth running table of matches.
Wiggies and markers all played their part, although they were bathed in sunshine so no complaints there.
The bar and kitchen staff were invaluable keeping everybody fed and watered from breakfast until teatime during the two days.
No mean feat and all done by willing and smiling ladies.  

The standard of bowling was extremely high and the spectators were treated to some nail biting and exciting finishes.

FINALS WEEKEND RESULTS.

LADIES 100 UP            Carole Tuffin
VETERANS                    Stuart Hooker
HANDICAP                   Ken Clark
TWO WOODS               Ron Prior
CLUB PAIRS                 Stuart Hooker & Marion Corbett
MEN'S SINGLES          Lindsay Bangs
JUNIORS                      Nige Miller
LADIES SINGLES         Julie Mulligan
CHAMPIONSHIP        Lindsay Bangs
LADIES PAIRS             Carole Tuffin & Sue Dobson
MENS PAIRS               Ray Stephens & Ron Prior
MENS 100 UP             Ken Clark     
VICTOR  LUDORUM TROPHY WINNER.......KEN CLARK.

Selection of photos in photo gallery.

DATE CHANGE -- PRESENTATION NIGHT

posted 28 Aug 2018, 10:03 by Jen Knotts   [ updated 28 Aug 2018, 10:06 ]

Presentations followed by candlelit bowls and buffet is now to be held on Friday 5th October 
instead of Saturday 6th October.  Start time 6pm.

The cost of the buffet is £5.
Casual dress.

AUG 25th 2018 CAPTAIN'S DAY

posted 26 Aug 2018, 09:56 by Jen Knotts

CAPTAIN’S DAY AT THE WITTERINGS BOWLS CLUB

Witterings and District Bowls Club held their annual Captain’s Day event on Saturday 25th August, hosted by Captains Chris Horsley and Brian Barnes.
It was a lovely sunny day and the bowlers enjoyed a fun afternoon of competitive bowling and the winning team was Dave Bell, John Hardy and Glyn Dobson.

Everyone then enjoyed a delicious BBQ provided by Bryan and Sylvia Smethurst.

To round off the afternoon, a raffle and auction was held which raised £466 for the club’s nominated Charity ‘Concern for Life’, a charity which raises funds solely for the children’s department
at St. Richards Hospital and for the Child Development Centre in Chichester.

The Club wish to thank the following local businesses for their generous contributions to the raffle and auction enabling the them to raise this worthwhile amount.

Candies                                       Wicks Farm
Tesco Express                             Tide Bunches
o-op Supermarket                  The Shore Inn
Munneries                                  Drifters
Tom Hoar                                    Russells Garden Centre
Beachcomber                             Tawny Nursery
Travis Perkins                             West Wittering Estates
Horrocks                                     Sussex Sea Charters
Inspirations                                Game Set & Match
Colorworx                                  The Old House at Home

AUG 9th 2018 MEN'S INVITATION TOURNAMENT - CANCELLED

posted 9 Aug 2018, 05:17 by Jen Knotts   [ updated 9 Aug 2018, 05:22 ]

This event was cancelled due to heavy overnight rain making the greens unfit for play.

JUNE 30th 2018 - PRESIDENT'S DAY

posted 1 Jul 2018, 10:36 by Jen Knotts   [ updated 2 Jul 2018, 13:54 by Witterings & District Bowls Club ]

Witterings Bowls Club -President’s Day

Soaring temperatures did little to quell the enthusiasm of the Witterings bowlers who had
gathered for an afternoon of matches hosted by their President Fred Knotts.

A ‘spider’ started the event which resulted in a very generous donation for our chosen charity
then 12 triples matches of 9 ends each were played. Positions were changed after every 3 ends and rinks after 9 ends.

The winners were – Jackie Clapton, Sheila Currell and Gwilym Morgan with 27 shots
and the runners up – Geoff Harsant, Glyn Dobson and Diane Leach with 24 shots.
Both teams were presented with M & S vouchers by the President.

Drinks and a buffet tea were served in the clubhouse bringing this most enjoyable afternoon to a close.

MAY 26th 2018 OPEN MORNING

posted 24 May 2018, 01:02 by Jen Knotts   [ updated 24 May 2018, 01:04 ]

Anyone wishing to see our Club and are interested in the sport of Bowls please come along.
Existing bowlers are welcome as well as new bowlers and we offer coaching for anyone who would like to learn to play our sport.

COME TO THE CLUB ON SATURDAY AND HAVE A GO AT BOWLING!     ALL AGES WELCOME .

FREE PARKING

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