Details are now available of who and when are playing. Visit the ‘Competition Entry Forms’ page to download a copy of the 1st Round dates and times to play; together with the Guidance Notes and Rules.
Many thanks to Eric Smith who kindly presented a video of the 2000 flooding to add to our history of past events. Please accept our apologies for the quality of Eric’s voice over, when viewing the FLOODING OCT 2000 Video at the Foot of this Page Under ‘Historical Photos and Videos’
FROM THE LADIES’ CAPTAIN
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,
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.
On behalf of the Council Of Management
It has now been 243 days since the disastrous flood that robbed us of playing bowls and socialising with friends at the club. I am sure for most members it seems like a lifetime ago since we were able to enjoy all the things that the Angel Indoor Bowls Club had to offer. For the Directors of the club it seems like two lifetimes ago since it happened! Since December 24th our lives have been completely taken over getting the club up and running again. We have spent literally 100s of hours, and a few sleepless nights, getting to where we are now. But we know it will all be worth it once the club opens and is buzzing again.
But now we need your help!
Once the club opens we cannot function without green stewards. For various reasons 13 Green Stewards from last year are not continuing this year. We therefore are looking for volunteers to cover these positions. Basically being a Green Steward involves taking rink fees and making rink bookings for members. Each session is for two and a half hours and you do one session per week, one month on, one month off. Approximately 16 sessions per year. Can you help? If you think you would struggle to do a regular session, could you share a session with a partner for example? The club cannot survive without people who are willing to be Captains, committee members, organisers of leagues and weekly rollups etc. So could this be your chance to help.
Please give it serious consideration and if you can help please contact the Chief Green Steward, Jim Hawkes on 01732 362407, Gina at the Angel Office or me on 01732 351468
On behalf of the Council of Management.
August 28th 2014
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 entries 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 this website from the Competition Entry Forms Page. As the club office is only open in the mornings if you are having difficulty obtaining a form please contact Val Harvey or Tom Young
Can I please ask all captains of league teams to get in touch with their league stewards asap and let them know that they are putting in teams, or, if not, who would take over their team.
If anyone wants to join a league please let me know and I will put them in contact with team captains that need players.
Malcolm Ward – Angel (Tonbridge) I.B.C. – League Secretary
Tel: 01732 500042 Or to send a message CLICK HERE
Members who had lockers before the flood will be issued with new keys when they have renewed their membership. Their new lockers will have the same numbers and be in exactly the same position. There are a few spare lockers available and should you require one, please contact the club office. Access to the lockers will be available from September 14th.