September Triples Finals

Our new club and winter bowling season started off with a fanfare of very good bowling with the September Triples.

Sixteen triples took part and first round losers went through to the ‘plate’ competition.

The finals were played on Friday evening with two very close games.

 Plate Competition

The runners up :-Phil Colyer, Paul Carter and Gary Armour

Winners:- Jean Bassano, Eddie Kean and Jean Aldridge

September Open Triple Competition

Runners up:- Joan Campbell, Isabel Manktelow and Val Harvey 

Winners:- Graham Standley, Kim Saxton and Maggie Standley ( Duncan Hanmore, sub at final)

, Kim Saxton, Duncan Hanmore, and Graham Standley

, Kim Saxton, Duncan Hanmore, and Graham Standley


Green Stewards

We need more GREEN STEWARDS.

The duty rota is 4 weeks on and 4 weeks off during the winter season. Each session is only for 2 ½ hours per week.

We have various times during the week that you could help us with.

Please contact Jim Hawkes (Chief Green Steward) or the Office for details.


Waitrose – Green Tokens

Waitrose in Tonbridge have kindly added us into their Community Support scheme starting the1st October through till the 31st October.

Every month £1000 pounds is split between the 3 different organisations where the green tokens are put into the boxes. The money is worked out based on who gets the most tokens.

Please shop in Waitrose as often as you can from the 1st to the 31st October and collect lots of green tokens and put into our box. The more we collect the more money we get.

Old Flood Video October 2000.

Many thanks to Eric Smith who kindly presented a video of the 2000 flooding to add to our history of past events. You will no doubt recognise the dulcet tones of Eric’s voice over,  when viewing the FLOODING OCT 2000 Video at the Foot of this Page Under ‘Historical Photos and Videos’

Hello ladies, this is a plea from the heart.  When you first go into the club, PLEASE go into our changing room and put your name down for the first few matches.  Our first is on 27th September!  For that one we need your names down VERY quickly so we can select the teams.  Also please put your names on the list that will be up to check your availability for the Egham, the Mason and the Yetton, especially if you have played in previous years.

Do not worry that you are out of practice, so are we all!  It is more important to fulfil these fixtures, enjoying ourselves in the process, than that we win everything.  The best practice is to play.
I am sure we will have a cracking and enjoyable season – we deserve it!
All the best,
Gwen Smithies

Open Evenings Start Wednesday 17th September.
We must attract more members if we are to keep costs down. Can we please ask members to try and encourage friends, family or neighbours to try our open evenings. They can come between 7pm and 9pm every 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month. They will be given basic coaching and their first 3 sessions are free.

September Triples Reminder.
Following the success of the September Triples last year we will be running it again this year. Teams can be any combination of male or female. Depending on the number of entrants there will be a Plate competition for first round losers. The finals will be held on Friday 26th September. Again, depending on how many entrees we get, some first round matches may be played on the 19th September. Matches will start at 8pm unless all players agree to play at a different time. Entry fees are £6 per team and every player will be entered in a free raffle for a £75 Kwik-Fit voucher to be spent at the Tonbridge Branch. The draw for this will be held on the night of the final.
Closing date will be September 13th Entry forms will be available in the club office or can be downloaded from the club website. As the club office is only open in the mornings and if you are having difficulty getting to the club, you can always enter your team at the Grand opening.
Any problems, please contact Val Harvey or Tom Young

Mens’ Angel (Tonbridge) Indoor Bowls Club AGM
AGM will be held at the club on September 17th at 7.30pm. Please try to attend and support your committee.

Drainage work at the club.
As previously reported Southern Water are laying extra drains at the far end of the car park and this will restrict car parking at the club for the next 2 weeks or so. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but we have been lobbying for this work to be done for some time and when completed it should stop our drains backing up that has been a major problem for years.

Tom Young
On behalf of the Council Of Management