Gildredge Park Bowls Club

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Bowling Restarts at Gildredge Park

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Bowling Restarts


Bowling restarted at Gildredge Park at the end of June.


Strict conditions apply to ensure the safety of Bowlers and Spectators:


Here are a few reminders if you will be playing:

- Arrive ready for play with hand sanitiser and your own equipment sanitised (masks recommended but it’s for you to decide.)


- Bring your own refreshments.

- There will be a one way system in operation – in through car park out through the park

- Report to the equipment table as we must keep a register (as per Bowls England recommendations limited equipment is permitted for the time being – list on table)
If you use disability aids these of course are permitted

- All club equipment will have been sanitised but wipes are available on the table

- The play safe leader will ask you to read a health declaration

- Please take notice of the signage and until beginning of July observe 2 metre distance

- Remember to take away your own rubbish

- Spectators are permitted but you MUST give your name to the play safe leader on arrival for inclusion on the session register, follow safe distance guidelines and use hand sanitiser

- Bowls England have sent us a message to say that clubhouses will remain closed to players, except for use of the toilet (men’s disabled cubicle through the fire exit.)
If there is an emergency of course you can access the clubhouse to reach the telephone or defibrillator.

Please can we ask you all to be vigilant and follow the government and Bowls England requirements so that we can stay open for the rest of the season. We hope you enjoy bowling and that very soon we will be able to open the clubhouse to serve teas etc., and even have the odd raffle or two!


The full Risk Assessment can be accessed at this LINK

Club Finals - Results

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    BLUE   RED    
Time Competition Competitors Rink  Marker
10:00 4 Wood Handicap C. Forge v J. Townsend 4 K. Evans
10:00 4 Wood Handicap T. Ryan v J. Morris 5 P.Cummings
10:00 2 Wood Pairs M. Rossell v C. Heasman 3  
  (Ladies) E. Strevens   D. Bromiley    
10:00 2 Wood yardstick I. Bratthammer    W. Carter 1 A. Hipkin
  ( Mens)   v      
10:00 Pairs A. Seymour v A. Hayman 2  
  (Mens) D. Pickering   P. Farley    
14:00 Triples S. McKay   G. Seymour    
  (Ladies) A. Haugvik v H.Cunningham 4  
    E. Harris   I.Jackson    
14:00 Veterans D. Pickering v G. Murray 1 D. Forge
14:00 4 Wood Pairs M. Rossell v L. Couch 2  
  (Ladies) C. Forge   B. Shaw    
14:00 Fixed Jack I. Bratthammer    P. Farley 3 J. Fox
  (Mens)   v      
10:00 Mixed Pairs R. Pickering v L. Couch 3  
    D. Pickering   C. Couch    
10:00 2 Wood yardstick M. Bowley v C.Greenwood 2 D. Forge
  ( Ladies)          
10:00 Triples A. Wenham   D. Pipe    
  (Mens) T. Ryan v A. Gribble 1  
    C.Hunt   I. Dixon    
10:00 Fixed Jack M. Rossell v E. Strevens 4 E. Goldsmith
14:00 Jack Butcher T. Wortley v C. Ford 4 J. Butler
14:00 Coronation Cup J. Tait v G.Seymour 1 H.Cunningham
14:00 Championship E. Harris v C. Greenwood 3 J. Townsend
14:00 Championship  I.Bratthammer   J. Morris 2 I. Dixon
  (Mens)   v      
       J. Townsend        ---   Champion   Of    Champions   2019     
DRESS for players & markers - Whites/Club Shirts  -  Umpire D. Bromiley/J. Butler
Presentation at Approx  4:15pm on Sunday  (Please Attend)

Success in Eastbourne Women's Town Competitions

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2018 08 Jenny TownsendOur Club hosted the semi-finals and finals of the Eastbourne Woman’s Bowls Competition between 16th – 21st August and our ladies won three of the four competitions.

The Cameron Cup Singles competition started back in May with 19 players entering the competition from local Clubs and concluded with Jenny Townsend from Gildredge Park and Louise Kenward from Eastbourne, meeting in the final. It was a very close match with Jenny winning with a final score of 21-16.




2018 08 Sue PutlandRos PickeringMal RossellPresident Eve GoldsmithIn the Lifeboat Triples Competition, the delayed final was played between the Gildredge Park team of Ros Pickering, Mal Rossell and Sue Putland and Doreen Ryall, Norma Dalgleish and Kathy Pease from Hailsham Bowling club. The Gildredge Park team won the match by 20 points to 13.









2018 08 Sue PutlandRos PickeringMal RossellCarol HeasmanIn the ladies fours, the final was played between the same two clubs as last year. Ros Pickering, Mal Rossell, Carol Heasman (standing in for Jenny Townsend) and Sue Putland from Gildredge Park and Gill Pearson, Rose Wattis, Cathy Greenwood and Julia Savin from Parade. The final score was 20-11 with the win going to the Gildredge Park team.


Gildredge Ladies win Town League

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The last game of the Ladies Eastbourne League was played & it was possible that we could have lost by just half a point if we went down to Saffrons on their home green, so there was a bit of pressure on our team. However Gildredge pulled out all the stops & gained 3 points making our win emphatic.


Our nearest rival, Parade, were at Hailsham & they knew they had to win there, however they lost on both rinks.


We therefore won overall by six & a half points. Well done all our ladies that contributed to this result.


We have over twenty ladies that are willing to play in the league & over the season they all have games. Gildredge are now back on top after being second last year.


Our Ladies have had such a successful year with wins in the Eastbourne Open, the Ladies Town Competitions, & now the Ladies League.


Keep it up Ladies; we are all very proud of you.

Eve Goldsmith (Ladies League Representative)


Gildredge Ladies dominate Eastbourne Open Doubles

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2018 doubles winnersOur ladies dominated the Eastbourne Open Ladies Tournament. On Friday 14th July the ladies doubles final was an all Gildredge Park event. Joan Jones, who left our club 3 years ago when she moved to Shropshire to be closer to her family, played with Eve Goldsmith against Mal Rossell and Helen Cunningham. Eve and Joan won 25 – 11. Apart from the trophy they won £100 each and Mal and Helen won £50 each.
Although Joan left us 3 years ago she still thinks of herself as a Gildredge Park Lady. Recently she bought a small holiday property in in South Wales and joined a bowls club there. She thought she needed some practise before partnering Eve in the Open.
Both pairs had some tough opposition in their route to the final. In the semi-final Eve and Joan beat Rachel Mackriell of Eastbourne B C (the eventual singles champion) and her partner. Eve and Joan built up such a commanding lead that Rachel and her partner conceded when they could not catch up.
Mal also played in the Open singles competition being knocked out by the champion Rachel Mackriell.
Eve Goldsmith said “this is proving to be a very good year for our ladies. We reached the East Sussex Area final of the Double Rink, won two rounds of the national Top Club competition, and are currently top of the Eastbourne Ladies Bowling League.”
The photograph shows Joan and Eve proudly holding their trophy.

New Members Receiving Coaching

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2018 CoachingPhoto9 new and 5 potential new members are receiving coaching.


Sue and David Putland and David Forge, 3 of our qualified coaches, are working their way through coaching for potential new members who attended the Have a Go Weekend in the middle of May.

Nine people who have completed their coaching have submitted their forms to become members of the Club and a further 5 are about to start their coaching who hopefully will also join the Club. So if successful that means we will have recruited 14 new members as a result of our Have a Go Weekend. There are 3 other new members who completed their coaching before the Have a Go Weekend. So in just over two months our coaches will have introduced 17 new members to the sport of bowling.

Head Coach David Putland said “This has been another very successful result from the Have a Go Day in May. To have 14 people who have never played bowls before is a huge success for Gildredge Park Bowling Club. Considering none of the 9 who have joined the Club have only had 4 coaching sessions some of them are already showing a lot of promise and should be good bowlers. We are always happy to provide coaching for any other potential new members who were unable to get to the Have a Go Weekend. They can contact me at 650452 to arrange free coaching on Tuesday or Saturday mornings”

The photograph shows Coach Sue Putland with new members Jane and Andy Hayman