REDHILL BOWLING CLUB
News & Next Events
Men's Invitation Day on 26th July has a big entry again this year. Helpers needed on the day (sign up in the club house) and donations of bottle prizes would be most welcome.
We need an additional green steward to cover one Thurs evening once a fortnight. Speak to Monty if you are interested.
The Warwick School summer term visits concluded on Monday 21st July. We have successfully applied for a grant from Active Surrey to set up a short mat satellite club at the school. We currently await the money to buy the equipment. See Warwick School Satellite Club pages for more information.
Bowls & BBQ
Over 60 club members and guests took part in an afternoon of fun bowls on 29th June organised by Ken Jarrett followed by a scrumptious BBQ prepared by Michael, David & Belinda. A best hat competition produced some amazing entries - see the recent pages in the Photo Album for the photo shoot. Well done Michael for running this very popular event again this year.
Steve and Pan were among the winners of the best hat competition.
Social Event Update
Additions to the Fixture Card
Sat 19th July evening - Quiz Night (report below)
Sun 17th Aug afternoon Fun Drive + Meal (see poster above)
Sun 31st Aug evening - Games Night (nearly full - contact Stephen)
Our first Summer Quiz held on 19th July was enjoyed by 40 members and guests. After a tasty Fish'n'Chips supper the little grey cells were tested by Michael's challenging question sheets. The winning team (Ken & Diane; Brian, Fiona & Katherine; Ralph & Elaine) and the runners up both generously donated their winnings to club funds. Thanks to Michael and his helpers for running the event and to those who donated raffle prizes.
Why don't you join a friendly local Bowls Club?
If you are new to bowls and thinking of playing outdoors do come along and see our facilities. Prospective and newer bowlers can join in taster sessions, roll ups or informal games any weekday - come any time after 2.30 p.m. but call the clubhouse on 01737 763404 just beforehand especially if you are arriving after 7.00 p.m. - if there is no response call Ralph on 07808 174060 or John on 07817 616161.
We can also provide coaching by appointment on other afternoons or evenings during the week. You will need some flat-soled shoes such as plimsoles/trainers. We will loan you some bowls so you can try out the sport before making any commitment.
You can then join at a special introductory rate of £45 for the first year - reducing pro rata through the season.
The full 2014 annual membership fee is £90 p.a. - reducing pro rata through the season. Junior Membership (under 25) is £20 p.a.
There are no further green fees.
Contact Ralph Wycherley Tel: 07808 174060
or e-mail: Ralph.email@example.com
The Summer season starts at the end of April and ends in late September. New members can enjoy a "roll up" any afternoon or evening on weekdays - dress code is mufti but not jeans. On most weekends the green is used for matches against other clubs or club events.
We have two weekly games for newer bowlers - a fun “Drive” each Friday evening suitable for novices and a Tuesday Triples League afternoon match for those who have gained some experience - ideal for those wanting to play in the future for the Club in matches against other clubs; or in Club competitions; or just having a competitive game against other Club members.
We welcome all ages from 12 upwards (for young bowlers we have a designated Child Protection Officer).
There are also a number of social functions through the year and Social Membership costs £10 p.a. - this entitles you to play up to 5 times a year in social events or roll ups.
We are a private club and our facilities do not specifically cater for the severely disabled. We have a large car park and are conveniently located for public transport.
More about the Club
Affliated to:- Bowls England,Surrey County Bowling Association, London and Southern Counties Bowling Association. We are a friendly outdoor lawn bowls club founded in 1895 that caters for men and women of all ages and abilities. We play competitive matches in the Border League, the Mid Surrey Ladies League, the Vilamoura Tournament and the North Downs Mixed Triples League plus friendly fixtures with local clubs and hold internal competitions. Matches are from April through to September. We have a purpose-built clubhouse with terrace overlooking the green. An enjoyable evening can be spent with a drink from the bar, watching the bowls from the terrace with a back drop of the North Downs in the distance. There is a large car park next to the green..