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Extracts from Newsletter dated 2nd January 2015

Marking Touchers.

When marking touchers it is acceptable to use water based sprays such as those sold at the bar. However, two of our more experienced bowlers wish to point out that their misuse can lead to unsightly white blobs on the carpet. “If players mark a toucher on the running edge of the bowl then the chalk is transferred to the bowling surface” say Cyril Stares, “please tell members to mark touchers on the non-running edge and we will have no white blobs on the carpet” Another tip comes from Eric Smith ” Have you noticed that some touchers are given the Seagull effect? A big splatter of chalk. This can be avoided by wiping the nozzle clean before you spray”

Blue Angel Car Stickers.

As you are aware all members are issued with an Angel car sticker to indicate that they are a current member of the Angel IBC. The current sticker is Blue. You will also be aware that our carpark is often used by non-members trying to avoid car parking charges in the town. This is obviously not fair on you, the member, who pays a membership fee to provide the facilities offered by the club. This is even more annoying on those days when the car park is overflowing with cars, normally when one session is ending and another starting. In the New Year one of our members, Sandy Craig, will be putting a note on the windscreen of cars that have either an out of date sticker or no sticker at all. Please do not be offended if you are a member and receives one of these notes. If you have an out of date sticker or do not have one, you can obtain one from the office or behind the bar.

Spare Lockers.

There are still a few lockers spare and can now be purchased from the Bar or the Office. There is a one off payment and is yours all the time you are a full member. However there is a £5 charge for a lost key.

 Junior Report 14/12/2014

It was so good to be back when we re-opened on the 13th September, seeing the club full again fit for purpose.

As junior co-ordinator I was pleased to also have some Junior Angels come along too. The added bonus was the photographer taking pictures of juniors on the Bowls green after the Mayor had opened it. Those pictures did make it to the local Courier to the delight of the parents. Let’s hope that we can recruit more as the season progresses.

As we lost some shirts we are in the process of re ordering replacements, shoes are also being looked into. Our funds are relatively healthy so we hope to invest in some training aids for coaching purposes. I really appreciate the help of the coaches Eric Smith and Doug Cook without whom we couldn’t continue, but we really need to look at other members who would be willing to offer their time perhaps on a rota basis. Colin Francis and Mick Milgate help when bowls commitments allow.

On Sunday the juniors took part in the Whiteoak Two Wood Triples Comp for U18’s, we entered 2 triples one being more experienced players and a young team (involving Mel’s daughter Erin who had only been playing for 5 weeks at the old age of 7!) our older triple of Rhys Briley , Ngaire Roberts and Cameron London went all the way through to the semi-finals, they did the Angel proud and came away with fourth place out of 16 clubs entered.

Congratulation to Bradley Chalklin who has reached the quarter finals of the County Under 18s Competition to be held at Folkestone in a couple of months’ time.

Please take the opportunity to come along and see the juniors on a Saturday night as they are our future.

I hope this brings you up to speed with where the section is at present.

Wendy Ward – Junior Co-Ordinator.


Tom Young on behalf of the Council Of Management.

How about having a go.

Learn to play bowls and enjoy the facilities of our very friendly club.  This is a game that is suitable for all ages so come along and enjoy yourselves. 

Your first three open evening sessions are free and take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month starting at 7pm when we will provide the bowls to get you started.  We hope to see you soon.


How about trying out the Thursday afternoon Turn Up and Play session at 2.30.

It’s a fun afternoon of bowling for everybody and where newcomers are particularly welcomed.

£4.40 per person for green fees and Tea or Coffee and biscuits.


We also have the popular Monday Morning Roll Up 9.30am.
Come along and enjoy this friendly group. This has always been a very popular roll up but there are still spaces available. Start the week by just turning up and joining in.

Playing in GREYS for Friendly games.

We are trying to arrange with other clubs that the HOME friendly games are to be played in Greys.  It may not be possible to change all the friendly games this season to be played in greys, so would you please look carefully at the boards, where you put your names down, to see if it has been possible to make the change.