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2023 Season's Gallery

Club Drive Social
Saturday 30th September

The last event of the year, organised by our Competitions Officer.

This year we played in two teams headed up by the Ladies'  and Men's Singles Champions 


Team Andi against Team Damien

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The winners....

Team Andi  Well done everyone!

President's Day
Saturday 23rd September

A fun afternoon of bowling ...


... followed by tea and cakes.

And a few words from Geoff, our President.


Finals Weekend
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September

Six good matches watched by an enthusiastic crowd.

President Geoff Bishop presented five of the trophies.

This year the Ladies' Singles competition was held for the first time since 2006, when it was won by Valerie Barton.

Val presented the new Valerie Barton Trophy to the winner.

President's Shield
Paul Garland vs John Mills
Congratulations Paul
Verdon King Trophy
 Mike Wright vs Phil Goodwin
Congratulations Phil
Club Pairs
Sheila Darling and Richard Denne
Brian Wheeler and Julien Ball
Well done Sheila and Richard
Men's Singles
Damien Girdler vs Jim Pearson
Congratulations Damien
Club Singles
Damien Girdler vs Alan Hood
Congratulations Damien
Ladies' Singles
Helen Dawson vs Andi Pearson
Congratulations Andi
And finally...

Well done Paul and John, this could be the best head played on the green this year.


Happy Birthday to our President!

Geoff, our president, celebrated his 90th birthday this August and we surprised him with a birthday "do".


After the speeches, the food and drink, everyone enjoyed  the very special cake made for the occasion by Jilly

19th August
Two Wood Singles Competition

24 players started the competion in the morning, whittled down to these four semi-finalists.

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John Jonas & Damien Girdler

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Ian Robertson and Allan Gray

Allan & Damien went through to the finals while the rest of us sat in the shade to watch.

Our President, Geoff Bishop presented the trophy to the winner.

Well done Damien.

15th July Captain vs Vice Captain

The Annual Competition between teams lead by

our Captain, Ray Chitty and Vice-Captain, Madi Bailey.

18 Ends, Tea at 10 ends, thanks to Val Chitty for the delicious cakes.

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And the winners were: 

The  Vice-Captain's Team.

Well done!

8th July Club Triples
Playing for the Cyril Marchant Trophy

Cyril Marchant  played at Saltdean Bowling Club in the 1970s and 80s.

The Trophy was provided by his family in 1988, requesting that it should be for a Triples competition as that was Cyril's favourite format.

On its 35th anniversary we were thrilled that Cyril's daughter Audrey agreed to present the cup this year.


There was a good turnout with 33 players making up eleven teams.


Thanks to Damien for organising the day and John and Mavis Jonas for running the bar and making delicious Sangria  for the spectators of the finals in the afternoon. 

The finalists 

Damien, Jane and Roy played  Brian, Chris and Terry

Captain Ray Chitty introduced Audrey. 

And the winners were

Damien, Jane and Roy

26th June  Alec Grisbrook Trophy

Alec Grisbrook was a member of Saltdean Bowling Club for many years.

He died in May 2009 after collapsing during a league match. 

This pairs competition was introduced in his memory.


Thanks to Damien our Competitions Secretary for organising the day and

John Jonas, Facilities Manager for organising Pimms and Ice cream on a hot Saturday afternoon for the spectators. 



David Lee & Madi Bailey

Andi Pearson & Phil Goodwin

Val Barton & Graham Roberts

Paul Garland & Mary Collins

Andi & Phil, Paul & Mary got through to the finals. 

The winners were Phil & Andi.

Club Chairman, Alan Hood, presented the trophy. 

10th June  Jack Hudson Trophy

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Our annual yardstick competition, open to all members, was well supported this year. 

Thanks to Damien our Competitions Secretary for organising the day.

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In the Semi finals Sheila Darling played Madi Bailey and Damien Girdler played Paul Garland


Sheila and Paul went through to the finals, and the winner was Paul.

Club Chairman, Alan Hood, presented the trophy. 

22nd April  Opening the Green

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