Bowling This Year – 2020

Around this time of the year I am normally emailing you all with details of when the green opens and arrangements for cleaning day etc and welcoming our new members. The last week has seen a massive development with COVID 19 and directions issued by both County and National governing bodies not to mention the Government!

If any of you have been past the clubhouse you will have seen a poster fixed to it stating  “THIS FACILITY WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE” This was put up by the Council last week and I have subsequently been liasing with the other 3 clubs that Epsom & Ewell look after to formulate the best approach to them in an endeavour to obtain a reduction in our annual fee which forms the majority of our annual expenditure. With the other clubs  agreement I wrote to the Council on our joint behalf seeking how they envisaged this would impact on us and confirmation that they will be adjusting fees in light of our inability to use the facility. Obviously if they are prepared to reduce the fees this will be influenced by the time we are unable to bowl.

County and National Competitions for 2020 have been cancelled and entry fees will be refunded in due course. The Sutton & Epsom league has been cancelled and at this stage no matches will be played until the all clear is given. I am hoping that the green will in some way be maintained and our group of men continue to sweep the green (on their own) so that should we be allowed to bowl later in the season it will be ready for us.

Many of us fall into the vulnerable category and I expect they are already self isolating. This  is going to take us to the middle of the season at the very best, and I would be very surprised if we actually bowl outdoors this year but fingers crossed.

As things develop I will be in touch again but in the meantime please look after yourselves and if anyone needs any assistance please ask.

Chris Jones

Vilamoura – Week Ending 15th September

Hi All,

Below is the final table for the Vilamoura Mixed Triples League your information.

Vilamoura_2019

A very close finish and congratulations to Croydon, the 2019 Champions.

I would like to say thank you to all of you who supported me and played matches this year. Hopefully, I’ll be able to count on your support in 2020, all being well. I should add that there will be a match fee (to be confirmed at the AGM) next year, otherwise our taking part in the Vilamoura  MTL actually loses money for the club.

 

Best wishes

Peter D

Open Day on Sunday 5th May

Epsom Park Bowling Club has an Open Day on Sunday 5th May between 10:30 and 12:30. Please visit the club in Alexandra Park, Epsom to find out more about bowling. An instructor will be available to give a free session. Experienced players and beginners are welcome. Flat shoes or trainers are required to walk on the bowling green.

 

Poster 2019 May

 

 

Open Morning on Sat 13th April

Looking forward to Spring? Why not try Lawn Bowls at Epsom Park Bowling Club, in Alexandra Park, Epsom, Surrey?

Meet us for coffee and a chat at The Clubhouse on Saturday 13th April between 10:30 and Midday. Flat shoes or trainers are required for walking on the bowling green.

Please contact us to book a free taster session :-

epbcmembership@gmail.com

07716 481762  (text or call)

Poster 2019 A4 Opening 500

Initial Details for Club Events for 2019

Please see the details below for the opening of the club room and the bowling green, also the details of events and matches in April and May.

Club Rooms open at 10.00 am on Monday 8th April; Green opens on Saturday 13th April.

 

Dress: Above waist / below waist
Y/W: Club shirt (yellow trim) / white
Y/G Club shirt (yellow trim) / grey
O/O: Option – Club or white shirt / white or grey
O/G: Option – Club or white shirt / grey
SC: Smart casual (roll-ups & ballots)
Other: C: Club Event / Internal Competition F: Friendly match
S: Sutton & Epsom League
H: Home match A: Away match

Date Day    Opponents          Type H/A R/T Sex Time Dress 
13 Apr  Sat Green Opens - Roll up  C H 6R MX 2.30 SC 
26 Apr  Fri Mens Capt. v Vice Capt.  C H 3R M 5.00 O/G 
27 Apr  Sat Purley  F H 3R MX 2.30 Y/W 
28 Apr  Sun Pippbrook  F H 4T MX 2.30 Y/W 
1 May  Wed Bookham  F A 4T MX 2.30 Y/W 
2 May  Thur Cheam Fields  F A 2T L 2.30 Y/W 
4 May  Sat Malden Manor  S A 3R M 2.30 Y/W 
5 May  Sun OPEN DAY  C H - - 10.30 SC 
6 May  Mon Drive  C H 6R MX 2.30 O/O 
9 May  Thur Cheam Ladies  F A 2T L 2.30 Y/W 
12 May  Sun Malden Manor S H 3R M 2.30 Y/W 
15 May  Wed Chessington  F H 3T MX 2.30 Y/W 
16 May  Thur Oxshott  F H 2T L 2.30 Y/W 
18 May  Sat Ewell Village  S A 3R M 2.30 Y/W 
19 May  Sun Carshalton Beeches  S H 3R M 2.30 Y/W 
23 May  Thur Sutton Common  F H 4T MX 2.30 Y/G 
25 May  Sat Sutton  S A 3R M 2.30 Y/W 
26 May  Sun East Horsley  F H 3T MX 2.30 Y/W 
27 May  Mon Drive  C H 6R MX 2.30 O/O 
30 May  Thur Carshalton  F H 2T L 2.30 Y/W

 

Dress: Above waist / below waist 
Y/W: Club shirt (yellow trim) / white 
Y/G Club shirt (yellow trim) / grey 
O/O: Option - Club or white shirt / white or grey 
O/G: Option - Club or white shirt / grey 
SC: Smart casual (roll-ups & ballots) 
Other: C: Club Event / Internal Competition F: Friendly match 
S: Sutton & Epsom League 
H: Home match A: Away match

 

Beetle Drive on Friday 22nd March

Dear Members

 
We have our annual Beetle Drive taking place on Friday the 22 March at Epsom Bowls Club Worple Road, 7 – 7.30pm start.

 
Janet and Tim will be in charge of the Beetle drive as usual.

 
There will be a two course hot meal cooked for us on this occasion by Joanna.
 
Menu –
  • Mains  –   Stuffed Chicken thigh wrapped in bacon served with a vegetable sauce accompanied with  potatoes and veg.  Gluten and dairy free.

  • Dessert – Lemon Meringue pie  or Stewed Plums and custard.
 
 
To help Joanna can you please let me know your dessert choice please.
 
  • Cost £8 payable on the night. 
 
I have quite a few names on the list that went round at the Quiz,( if those on the list can indicate their dessert choice please and let me know).  For those who were not there or undecided at that time let me know if you would like to attend.   Deadline Sunday for names/numbers is Sunday 17th March.
 
For anyone who has not attended before it is good noisy fun and you should try it.
 
Many thanks
 
 
Barbara
Beetle_Game

Bowls Social Bingo

A reminder that we have our Social Bingo evening in just 2 weeks on Friday 11th January at the Clubhouse starting at 7.30 pm.

David has volunteered to do his bacon rolls for supper. 🍔There will also be some alternative sandwiches for those who neither want or like bacon, and cakes to follow.
Cost is £5 payable on the night, Jean will be at the door to take your money. This will include a glass of wine/juice and tea/coffee.
For those who don’t know our Bingo is quite low tech. Just a board, a bag of balls and Roy. It is good fun and cosy. We will have to limit it to maximum of 30 people as we cannot fit anymore in the club room.
However we will need to know numbers for food and space so let me know by E-Mail or telephone if you would like to come by the latest end of Wednesday 9th Jan.
Family and friends are all welcome.    Roy will also be drawing the January Lottery winning numbers at the start of the evening.
Look forward to hearing from you.
❇︎ HAPPY NEW YEAR ❇︎
 
Barbara Hubble
bingo balls and cards on glowing abstract background