Gildredge Park Bowls Club

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Competition Update - 11th August

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GPBC EXTERNAL COMPETITIONS                                                           11 August 2019

Results 5-11 August 2019

Mens Competitions

Town Triples: A Browning/I Bratthammer/R Ramsden 24 v R Poultney+2 EBC 14

                      A Strevens/A Seymour/G Murray 9 v B Benstead/P Urben/G Brown EBC 21

Ladies League

GPBC   0 v Hampden Park 4, GPBC ladies are top of the league with two games to play

Upcoming Matches 12 – 18 August all matches at GPBC unless otherwise stated

Ladies league:

14/8 10:00 GPBC v Seaford

The semi finals and finals of the ladies competitions will be played on 15 & 16 August at Hampden Park BC starting at 10:00

GPBC ladies who are participating:

Ladies singles: J Townsend

Ladies pairs: C Forge/E Strevens

Lifeboat Triples: E Strevens/C Forge/C Greenwood

Correction, last week I wrote that C Greenwood was in the singles finals I apologise as Cathy has advised that she is not in the singles finals.

Town Mens pairs:

12/8 17:30 I Bratthammer/A Browning v K Sparkes St Johns

Town Mixed pairs:

13/8 17:30 E Strevens/A Browning v E McGuiness/F Frensham EBC (away)

Town Lifeboat singles:

13/8 10:00 A Strevens v M Dooley EBC (away)

Town Mixed triples:

14/8 17:30 J Greenwood/H Cunningham/C Greenwood v G Seymour/A Seymour/G Murray

Tolley bowl:

15/8 17:30 Gildredge Park (A) v Eastbourne BC (B) 2 teams of four both scores to count

Town singles:

16/8 10:00 G Murray v B Large EBC



Shot of the Week

Sunday 4th August Town mixed triples G Seymour/A Seymour/G Murray v E McGuiness/F Frensham/M Taylor EBC. 14th end score GPBC 14 EBC 11 EBC holding shot with a wood against the jack. Gill plays her second wood and draws the jack back to her first wood for two shots, great shot Gill, Andy and George build on this foundation for five shots score now 19-11 with our confidence on a high we win ends 15 and 16 when EBC concede with the score at 22-11

Good luck to everyone playing this coming week, win this week and you are in the FINALS

Happy bowling


A Very Successful Have-A-Go Weekend

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Despite a poor weather forecast for Saturday we had 10 visitors turn up to “Have a Go” but on a fine sunny Sunday, 26 visitors arrived.


Of these 36 people, 22 have already signed up for coaching and a further 4 are considering.

There was a very happy atmosphere and many people were surprised how much they enjoyed the game. The number of people signed up for coaching exceeds last year.


Hopefully the vast majority of those who have already signed up for coaching will decide to join the Club.

This weekend is our main recruitment drive. The Club is extremely grateful to our 4 qualified coaches, our team of coaching assistants, the bar and kitchen staff, those greeting and signing in the visitors, and all members who distributed the publicity posters by email or physically. Thank you all very much.

Anybody reading this article who was unable to turn up at the weekend and would like to Have a Go can do so by phoning the Club on 01323 649689 and request coaching on either a Tuesday or Saturday morning at 10.00am.

Frank Eveleigh

Have A Go Day

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Jim Ashby Salver

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IMG 1034On Bank Holiday Monday 52 members of Gildredge Park Bowling Club competed for the Jim Ashby Salver which was first competed for in 2009.


Pictures are the winners were Jan Gribble, Henry Knowles and Carol Forge.


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)