Club News

Competition updates

Far too many games!
 02-Jun-2024  Website Editor

It's the peak of the busy season at LBC, with far too many games to keep up with, and this coming week sees the start of the Mid-Sussex, John Spriggs and Border League campaigns.  The club competitions are in full swing, as is the Nicholas Soames Aussie pairs league.  In the Men's National Double Fours there was the inevitable fratricidal encounter between our A and B teams, with Alan Gardiner's rink scoring a memorable 7-shot win against Keith Holman's rink, but some accurate shots in the closing ends from Guy Thornely saw his rink win by 10, to ease the "A" team into the next round.  The Men's Top Club result was all to familiar, with a convincing 4-1 defeat at West Hoathly.

Men's County Comps:

Adam Harding's triple lost in the area final on a rather challenging Mackie green, having previously enjoyed convincing wins against Preston and Woodingdean.  Adam himself had to miss all the games due to an injured foot, so Mark Broadway took his place for the first game, then Peter Colbourne subbed for Mark for the next two games. 

Ian Watson's four are through to the quarter-finals after good wins against Uckfield, West Hoathly and Guy Thornely's Lindfield quartet. Mark Broadway has replaced Adam.

The pairs start this week, with eight Lindfield teams competing.

Paul Sandford's Senior Fours team are through to the 3rd round.

Ladies' County Comps:

Joan Hampton's triple reached the quarter-final thanks to some inspired draw bowling from skip Margaret Atkins in the previous rounds.

Sue Willmott's four reached the quarter-final but came up against an in-form Polegrove team.

The pair skipped by Stella Sayers are still going in the Unbadged pairs.

Good luck to all the Lindfield teams who are still going or yet to play in their county competitions!


One month to go

New season starts on 20th April
 17-Mar-2024  Website editor

The 2024 fixtures list is now on the website - thanks to Joy Mayall for inputting all that data (over 130 fixtures!) - you can now sign up to as many as you like, through the website.

Pre-season meetings

On Saturday 13th April there are two pre-season meetings, one at 10am and one at 12pm, both in the club house.  As with the last few years we've had to split this into two meetings because the club house simply could't accommodate our entire 130+ membership if everyone turned up!  The agendas will be identical so please attend the meeting that suits you best. For new members these are a great opportunity to meet people and find out how things work.  The club captains will give a pre-season briefing and the general committee will be there to answer any questions.

Kicking off the new season

The season starts properly a week later on Saturday 20th April, with our usual coffee morning, and a chance to get on the green and see how it plays after a winter of regular maintenance work from our new greenkeeper.  The following day on 21st April BowlsWear Direct will be here from 11am onwards with their mobile shop, it's a great opportunity to buy any kit you might need for the new season - trousers/skirts, jumpers, jackets, bowls, bags, chalk, measures etc - if there's anything you particularly want then call them on 01483 536337 to pre-order.

Later that day there's a club drive to get your arms swinging, and our schedule of friendly games starts as usual with the fixture against Handcross on April 24th. 

This season the green will be closed on the first Monday of every month, from 9am til 12pm, for extra maintenance work to be done.