In the current circumstances we have no option but to postpone the AGM originally scheduled to take place on 23rdApril. All Directors and Officers will in the meantime remain in post.
The Directors have taken all possible steps to reduce ongoing expenditure and are pleased to report, with confidence, that the Club has sufficient financial resources to survive the foreseeable future.
We propose including brief reports of the past year’s activities in the next issue of Wickers World whilst copies of the summary accounts will be available, later in April, on request.
We wish you all the best in these difficult times and again remind you that we are here at the end of the telephone if you need any help or just feel like a chat.
The Directors –
Brenda Bennett, Richard Purssell, Joan Moffat, Dave Fleming, Mike Reid
This event was a new one put forward by Lynnette Stock, Ladies President of Kent Ladies Indoor Bowls Association and all clubs within Kent were invited to take part.
There were ten teams participating, of which Sevenoaks Ladies were one of them. A round robin of four games of one hour duration in which 7/8 ends of rinks were played. Sevenoaks Ladies won on two, drew on one and lost by just two shots of the fourth game.
We came away with a £50 cheque for the club by coming third in this event, ably assisted by Diana Whybrow (Oyster) who subbed for us at position 2 due to the sickness of our fourth player, she was one of two subs on standby for which we thank her. Sevenoaks team were made up of Margaret Elsdon, Ann Munro and Clare Jolley. Very well done.
Our final mixed friendly game against Winget Bowls Club was a great afternoon as usual with seven triples in play. We were a little shaky at the beginning, but then went on to gain momentum winning 6 games and losing on 1 with a resounding victory of 166-78. Winget had not played at Sevenoaks before but said they greatly enjoyed the afternoon and look forward to coming back next year.
In the light of the latest Government advice the Directors have no alternative but to close the Club with immediate effect and for an indefinite period.
Current indications are that this closure will be for a considerable period and that all proposed activities and functions will now not take place.
We will keep the situation under close review and will immediately advise members of any change. Please contact Richard Purssell on 01732 461510 if you need access to club to retrieve belongings.
It would be appreciated if you could relay this information to other members you know who do not have internet or email access.
We look forward to seeing you all again in the not too distant future. In the meantime – keep safe and well.
It is with regret that due to insufficient numbers, understandably, we have decided to cancel both the Mother’s Day Carvery and Florence’s Chinese Meal.
However we hope, after the current health issues have subsided, these events will be re-arranged; watch your emails to keep up to date with Club affairs and events.
Prince Arthur Ladies 10
After having a good win against Prince Arthur on our home ground two weeks ago the Sevenoaks Ladies set off to Gillingham for their return match . A number of the regular skips were unavailable and so several ladies found themselves playing out of position. Joan Moffat stepped up to skip her team of Dot Fuller, Linda George and Lynn Thomson, all of whom had a very good game leading until the 17th end when Prince Arthur got 7 shots. Joan’s team clawed back to draw on the 19th end but unfortunately lost 1 shot on the final two ends, so the final score and our best rink 19 -17, so a win for Prince Arthur
Sadly, the other 4 rinks couldn’t match the Prince Arthur Ladies on their home green.
Despite the score it was an enjoyable afternoon.
SEVENOAKS LADIES 1/2 ASHFORD 9 1/2
100 SHOTS TO 124
Three and a half hours bowling for just half a point, we deserved better!
Sylvia Steifel was captain of the day against her former club and what a high scoring game it was on the captains rink. 24-29 in favour of Ashford, 53 shots in 21 ends.
Rosemary Tuck, making a welcome return to KL games and playing as skip, helped her team to a spirited performance. In a very tight finish, Sevenoaks needing 5 shots on the final end to draw, gave the opposition a fright as the shots mounted up but finally only managing to score 4. Anne Welch’s foursome went into the final end 12-12 but despite a valiant effort, could not prevent Ashford scoring a brace.
Linda George, Sally Garvey, Joan Moffat and Ann Munro were responsible for the half point drawing 16-16. Shirley Christian played well in her debut KL game and we hope she will have enjoyed the experience enough to put her name down again.
THE EIBA NATIONAL COMPETITION ENTRY FORMS FOR INDIVIDUALS ARE AVAILABLE BESIDE RECEPTION FOR BOTH MEN, LADIES AND MIXED TEAMS.
ALSO: KENT FORMS FOR MEN AND MIXED TEAMS.
Please take a look and see if you would like to take part in these competitions.
SPRING FAIR THIS WEEKEND 14/15/16 MARCH
Just a quick reminder of our Spring Fair this weekend. Please bring in your produce, plants, crafts etc to the Club on or before Saturday. We also welcome Ladies and Gents clothes in good condition, nicely pressed if necessary (we don’t want it to look like a jumble sale). Have a look through your wardrobe and see if there are any items you have not worn in a season or two or unwanted gifts ready to be re-gifted to us to sell for Club funds. We are open Saturday and Sunday from 10 am and Monday 9 am so why not come along, enjoy a look round, maybe find a bargain and enjoy a coffee, cake etc.
Hello to all our members,
I have been asked about arranging a crib afternoon or evening for our members that play crib and would like to find out how many would be interested in taking part.
At the moment this would be a one-off but I am sure if it is successful something more permanent would be able to be arranged.
Please let me know if you’re interested email@example.com or see me at the club.
I will put a list up on a notice board at the club.