Our Finals Day was long, tiring but very enjoyable! Matt Sellen managed to reach three finals this summer and we couldn’t ask him to play all three in one day so he played the Open Singles Final against June Hammond on Friday evening (23rd) but lost 16-21.

On Saturday morning, Matt and his partner Edna Partridge played the Open Pairs against Gwen Smithies and Alec Newberry and came out on top by 20 shots to 17 in a hard fought game.

In the afternoon, Gwen Smithies won the Ladies Singles beating June Hammond by 21 to 19 in another close and long (26 ends!) match.

Matt Sellen beat Neil Ramage in the Men’s Singles by 22 shots to 16.

In the Open Triples Peter Nicholls, Phyllis Murkin and Edna Partridge beat Alec Newberry, Derek Blake and Trevor Minter by 25 shots to 16.

Many thanks to the Committee for organising a successful season of matches, leagues and competitions with special thanks to Tony Wheeler who is retiring as Treasurer and Committee Member at the AGM in October. The Summer Committee AGM will be held at the Club on Monday 31st October 2016 at 10.30 a.m. and Jim Parker, our Summer Captain, would be pleased to see all members coming along to share their views of future summer bowling.

Edna Partridge

Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Edna and Brian Partridge will be running this event again on Friday 30th September between 10.30 and 2.00pm. There will be a raffle and a Bring & Buy Stall. Any donations for prizes would be most appreciated.  Please come along and support this very worthy cause.

Newsletter Extracts

Membership Renewals due this month.
Renewal notices have now been sent out to existing members and become due on September 1st.
We hope that members recognize what good value for money being a member of the club is. There cannot be many other clubs in the area that are open virtually every day of the year, have good car parking, and a well stocked bar at very affordable prices.

Although we are primarily a bowls club the bar area provides a well-furnished meeting place where likeminded people can meet up and socialize. This year we have recruited a lot of new members and when they first walk into the club many have said they did not realize that there was such a wonderful facility in the middle of Tonbridge. If we can keep gaining new members we will be able to keep bowls affordable for everyone, so come on folks, lets tell everyone what a good a club we have and encourage friends and family to come to one of our open evenings on the first and third Wednesday of the month or bring them down for a drink and perhaps they may join as Social members.

Summer Bowlers in good form.
The summer Captain, Jim Parker reports that the results of the Summer Friendlies have been good this year, particularly this last few weeks. Jim tells me he is delighted with the support he has had this year and he has not had to ring round to get people to play. Jim says that playing on a scorching hot day is a pleasure at the Angel as the air conditioning makes it very enjoyable. However, he does says that sometimes it’s difficult for him to concentrate on his bowling when the rain is rattling down on the roof and he thinks of us poor outside bowlers playing in a monsoon! Thank you Jim, that’s very thoughtful of you!

Winter League Season Fast Approaching.
As the new winter season is only weeks away, now is a good time for our newer members to consider playing in leagues for the first time. There are plenty of different leagues that you can play in. The League matches start at various times during the day from 9.30 until 8pm. There are team sheets on the notice boards with all the various times that they are played so if you want to have a go just write your name and contact number on it and someone will contact you. Please don’t think you are not good enough to play in them, as we all have had to start somewhere. It is also an excellent way of meeting other members of the club and learning how to improve your game.

Winter Pairs Crib League.
The ever popular Winter Pairs Crib League will be held once again this year. If you have not entered before why not have a go? Paul Buss will provide you with all the information you will need to enter this fun competition. For regular players please keep an eye on the notice boards for the starting times of the new league.

Finals Weekend Results and Photos

This weekend gave us the chance to watch some extremely good bowling.  The standard was extremeluy high and was enjoyed by the all the members who came to watch.  The Trophies were presented by Jim Parker and Tricia Ellis.


TROPHY                                       WINNERS TROPHY                                RUNNERS UP TROPHY

Ladies Singles                               Maggie Standley                                      Sam Allcorn

Men’s Singles                                Duncan Hanmore                                     Peter Harrls

Ladies Pairs                                   Barbara Tester                                         Jean Aldridge

                                                       Val Cook                                                  June Hammond

Men’s Pairs                                    Graham Standley                                     James Brooker

                                                       Tom Young                                               Chris Browning

Ladies Triples                                Jean Aldridge                                            Gwen Smithies

                                                       Patricia Ellis                                              June Hammond

                                                       Christine Bruce                                         Angela Carter

Men’s Triples                                  Peter Nicholls                                           Jim Parker

                                                       Gary Armour                                             Colin Smith

                                                       Alec Newberry                                          Matt Sellen

Bernard King                                  Duncan Hanmore                                      Peter Harris

Mixed Pairs                                    Nick Bennett                                              Adrlan Philpott

                                                       June Hammond                                         Christlne Bruce

Husband and Wife/Partners          Duncan Hanmore & Kim Saxton                Bill & Judy Liddall

The Senior Citizens                       Peter and Sandra Nicholls                         Tom and Heather Young