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PEACEHAVEN and TELSCOMBE
BOWLS CLUB
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                                               CLUB NEWS  and some older records.
  The latest Bonus Ball winning number is 57.
For the second time in ten weeks.
So next week (11th July) it's another Roll-over.
Are you "in it"?
If not, Why Not??
I'll be "collecting" on Friday at the match with Carshalton.

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October message received by the late
Phil Armstrong:-

 "I am delighted to inform you that Peacehaven & Telscombe BC has been rewarded as a
2018 Love Fisher Brown Runner-Up
by our selection panel."
Another recognition of the work Phil did to enhance our Club's reputation in the world of bowls
and the Club's efforts to provide facilities for all.

The Club officially recognized the huge benefits that Phil's efforts over the years have given us.
He was awarded Life Member
ship of Peacehaven and Telscombe Bowls Club.
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On Wednesday 6th March our Club Patron
Mr. Harold De Souza

 gave a fascinating talk to interested members about his life and experiences as a lecturer and pilot in central Africa where he and his wife Joy pioneered the Flights for Sight service.
All funded by an East German Christian charity before unification.
A truly inspiring life of dedication to helping those in most need.
He also explained how his charity fund-raising work in our local community began and continues.



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Press Announcement from Disability Bowls England  
Disability Bowls England appointed their first Volunteer County Coordinator to cover the Sussex area.
Phil Armstrong,
  based at the  Peacehaven & Telscombe Bowls Club, accepted this exciting & challenging role with Disability Bowls England to promote bowls for people with disability in the Sussex area. Phil worked hard along with other officials at the club to promote and develop opportunities for players with any disability or impairment to join the sport of bowls. The club achieved Sport England’s Clubmark and Bowls Disability Mark status to confirm it has the facilities and policies needed to run a successful, proactive, & inclusive club.
The Club has also been awarded Runners-Up for
Bowls England Club of the Year 2018 after being Regional finalists in 2017.
  Bob Henstridge, also a member at the Peacehaven Club, was recently appointed an Ambassador for Disability Bowls England and along with other Ambassadors in the region will help develop strong links with players and clubs in the Sussex area. Interested clubs, people, groups and partners can get in touch with:-

                                  Development Manager Mo Monkton : mo.monkton@disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk .                    January 2019. 

Fantastic News:
Phil promoted our great Club again.Not content with winning the South East area award last year he steered us into Second Place in the National Ranks. So we are Runners-Up for the Bowls England Club of the Year 2018 Award  sponsored by Drakes Pride.
Our congratulations go to Ilminster Bowls Club in Somerset, worthy winners.
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Phil and Margaret Collecting the Award
at the Bowls England Dinner in February 2019.

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The picture below marks the recent presentation  of bowls mats and scorecards to the Club by

Rachel Ford from our Peacehaven Cooperative Society.
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Our President and Vice President, Alan and Audrey, are the grateful recipients.
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Our Club Finals were held on the 8
th and 9th of September 2018.

See Presentation Lunch page for pictures.
This year we saw some great bowling and some new names will appear on the List of Champions.
First and foremost we congratulate
Ron Elworthy
who is our new CLUB OPEN CHAMPION after only 3 years  bowling.
Tony Matthews is our new Mens Champion
Audrey Kirby is now our Ladies Champion
Jim Warne is our new Seniors Champion and Non-Winners Champion
John McMahon is our new Handicap Champion, another newcomer to our sport
Syd Tilling keeps his name on the board as Two Wood Champion.
Peter Woodward and Ron Walsh are Mens Pairs Winners
Audrey Kirby and Babs Diplock are Ladies Pairs Winners
Jim Warne and Audrey Kirby are Mixed Pairs Winners
Pat and Ted Giles are again the Jim Lewis Trophy Winners.
We Congratulate all our Champions listed above and offer our sympathies to all the runners-up.
Especially we recognize the heroic efforts of Robin Selley, runner-up in three competitions, who soldiered on throughout with a right hand very recently deprived of half its middle finger.
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I am very pleased to be able to announce that Phil won an award of £5,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to enable us to complete our facilities for the disabled and, in particular, for wheelchair users.
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On Wednesday the 16th May 2018 we made our return visit to the Chelsea Royal Hospital at the invitation of the Chelsea Pensioners Bowls Club. Our coach driver found a quick and easy route and we  were there with an hour to spare. The weather was fine, cloudy and with a biting north wind. Not quite what we had hoped for in mid-May but it wasn't raining.We soon found our way to the nearby clubroom and bar where we settled to a warm (or not) drink and snack. At 2.00 pm we were served with tea, coffee and biscuits outside the small pavilion which is liberally decorated with pictures and banners presented by visiting bowls clubs from around the world, several near to our own including Rottingdean and Crouch. The match commenced at 2.30 with a break for high tea at 4.00 pm in the imposing dining room where the walls are lined with portraits and photos of past royals and dedications to the regiments represented by the Pensioners and their past wartime experiences. Here is where they take breakfast and lunch every day. You cannot fail to be impressed.
After tea we battled on to a conclusion which resulted in an unprecedented win for the Chelsea Pensioners.  Back to the bar for chats, drinks and speeches before we departed at 6.30 pm, all having had a very enjoyable afternoon. They are a friendly and fun group and a pleasure to be with. Fortunately the result is unimportant. Otherwise I would be unpopular.
The following are a few snaps to mark the event. I am indebted to Peter Herman for the group picture, taken whilst I was "shopping".  

 cps518assorted     Dininghall518Assortment of Bowlers, all well wrapped up.                              Tea in the sumptuous dining hall. Great hospitality.

 
King and Captains    on the green518Captains and Kings. Note the Chelsea Flower Show pavilion behind.                               It's all action on the green.                    

 The Bowlers' Pavilion  outside   
interior518           The Bowlers Pavilion small but interesting.                                                                Especially inside, with many Sussex clubs represented.         
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In October 2017 Bowls England announced the winners of the
2017 Drakes Pride Club of the Year Award.

Peacehaven and Telscombe B. C.
won the
Regional Award.
Essentially this means we came third in the country.
Thanks to the hard work of Phil Armstrong who was determined to get our great club recognized.

Now to win the BIG one.
If you have read the above you will now know that we missed it by a hair's breadth.
But in this case we'll take second best Club in England with pride.
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The photo below shows club member Bob Henstridge receiving his England Cap

from World Champion Greg Harlow, one of our all-time best England bowlers.
Bob has now made several appearances for Disabled Bowls England.

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Congratulations Bob.
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Thanks to Ladies Captain Carole Alder for the very colourful picture below.

And to Men's Captain Mike Gould for the inspiration.
Who says bowls is boring? Certainly not those members who enjoyed the
Captain's Day Celebration on the 26th August 2017.

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Sport England Lottery Award of £9,754
Once again Fortune has smiled on us.
Our application for funds to purchase bowling equipment for the disabled has been approved.
When we complete the access route, with the new disabled toilet facility we will be
fully equipped to enable those who require a wheelchair to participate fully in our sport.
The award has also enabled us to purchase a second Short Mat and Bowling Arms.
We are equally grateful to the House Project Centre whose generous donation of £2,200 combined with the above award has enabled us to provide two fully motorised wheelchairs for use on the green. And once again they have come to our assistance with a grant of £3,500 to provide funding for the wheelchair access route to the back of the pavilion.

The disabled toilet facility within our pavilion has now been completed thanks to the unstinting efforts of
Ray Hillman, Peter Herman, Ron Walsh and chairman Ted Giles.
Their dedication to helping us make our club one of the best has also enabled us to complete these works on time and within the budget of £1,500 provided by the
Bruce Wake Charitable Trust.
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WE NEED SUPPORT FROM THE PEACEHAVEN COMMUNITY AT LARGE.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE ACTIVITIES PLEASE TELL US
email to:- leachf@cldmail.co.uk  .


WE WOULD LOVE TO CONVINCE LOCAL FAMILIES THAT BOWLS IS A SPORT THAT ALL
FROM 8 TO 90+ CAN PLAY AND ENJOY.
IT IS THE LOSS OF THE MAJORITY THAT BOWLS IS REGARDED AS AN OLD PERSONS GAME.
RATHER, IT IS A GAME OLD PEOPLE CAN STILL PLAY.
BUT IT IS ESSENTIALLY A GAME EVERYONE CAN PLAY.
CASUALLY OR COMPETITIVELY. THE CHOICE IS YOURS TO MAKE.
SO COME AND GIVE IT AND YOURSELF A CHANCE.

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