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I have the details of Cecil’s funeral to hand. They are: -
Wednesday 1st May, 2013 at 12.00 noon at The Downs Crematorium, 99, Hartington Road, Brighton BN2 3PL (01273 572472).
The family have requested NO FLOWERS but donations are welcome to “MacMillan Cancer Support" through the Funeral Director......
CHRISTOPHER STRINGER, 67, HIGH STREET, ROTTINGDEAN, BN2 7HE
Sussex County Indoor BA attendees to wear greys with indoor county tie please. Those not in bowls attire please dress in bright coloured clothing.
As I understand it this is a request from Joan and the family and is displayed on the Preston IBC Members NoticeBoard.
Further inquiries please contact SCIBA HonSec. (01903 248049)
I have to report the sad death of Cecil Tomkins from the Preston IBC. Cecil will hold a special place in all our hearts. He was a larger than life character with an impish sense of humour and always had a mischievous twinkle in his eye.
Cecil was a Life Member of both the Preston Indoor Bowls Club and Sussex County Indoor Bowls Association. He was Sussex County IBA President in season 2003/4 as well as being a long time President of the Preston IBC. Cecil held office for many years as the Preston Executive Delegate to SCIBA, as a Member of the General Purposes Committee and as a County Selector for his club. His contribution to Sussex indoor bowls cannot be underestimated.
At present I have no details of Cecil's funeral arrangements but like you my immediate thoughts and prayers are with Cecil's wife Joan and his family and on your behalf I offer our most sincere condolences. As soon as I have knowledge of the funeral details I will circulate them and post them onto the SCIBA website but for now this is a very sad day. We have lost not only a good friend but an individual who devoted all of his retired life to bowls in Sussex and helped to make the sport stronger in this county, added to the pleasure of the game for existing bowlers and made it more welcoming for newcomers.
He is an immense loss to Sussex bowls and to all those who knew him.
Fabulous County Finals Day at Worthing Pavilion BC on Sunday 14th April, 2013. Special thank you to the club, their caterers and the members who all made a big effort to ensure county finalists, officers, officials, guests and spectators were well looked after. Particular thanks to President Ian Blackmore for managing the event and to the County Competition Secretary, Peter Scarsdale for all his hard work in organising the day from the competitors side of things. It went off with almost military precision everyone attending enjoyed a great day of bowls, meeting up with old friends and generally having a good time. There were some exciting contests throughout the day and from the President's point of view it was capped off by his own Worthing Pavilion member, Bill Murphy winning the SCIBA Unbadged Singles event...so all in all it couldn't have been written any better!! Well done to all the finalists. Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the losing finalists. Our newly crowned Sussex County IBA Singles Champion is Matt Ives from Horsham. Very well done Matt. .....Matt also reached the national finals of the pairs this year with playing partner David Miller so it's been a very good season for him. All the results with photographs are in the process of being uploaded onto the County Competitions page so allow a little time for that to be completed before you take a peek.
It's my pleasure to formally announce and welcome Don Kent (Preston & Eastbourne & next outdoor season's President) who will be the new Sussex County IBA Team Manager and responsible for managing the Sussex CIBA Liberty Trophy team, the Home Counties IBA League Team and for the first time in Sussex.. the Over 60 National Inter-County League Team. I'm not going to say anything more at the moment because the appointment will introduce a significant number of changes in how SCIBA selcct and manage these major competitions. What I can say is that last time Sussex Indoor were winners at the top level they had a dedicated Team Manager at the helm. Since those times we haven't fared so well and our procedures were clearly due for a shake up! I'm sure you will join with me in wishing Don all the luck in the world and if as individual players you find yourself part of the new framework I hope and expect that you will give Don and Sussex all the support he and we shall be looking to you for.
I can also report that that SCIBA has endorsed the appointment of a new County Treasurer to take over from Ken Alderson who is standing down at the end of the current season having completed over seven years as our money man. Ken has been a very astute and careful guardian of our finances during that period and his successor will have a tough act to follow! Ken leaves for health and personal reasons and we all owe him a great debt of gratitude for his service to Sussex County IBA. He goes with our sincerest thanks and our good wishes for the future. He is going through complicated and anxious times at the moment and passing on the finance baton will make his life significantly less taxing (excuse the pun). Thank you Ken...we will miss you and hope that your circumstances swiftly improve. We welcome Jim Davis (Worthing) who has agreed to join us as the new County Treasurer on a ticket of modernisation and reform and we look forward to our banking and finance needs being more simply executed and relevant to the changing landscape of Sussex county bowls. By the time you all return indoors, from what I pray is a warm and sunny summer, Jim will have been hard at work progressing our new aims. This should take place seamlessly and I trust you all will unite with me in giving Jim Davis our best wishes for his new role.
Keeping to the money theme for a moment I can tell you that SCIBA will not beincreasing any of its' subscriptions, tariffs or match fees for season 2013/14, our 50th Anniversary as a County Bowls Association. The rising costs of playing our sport is unfortunately a deterrent to members putting their names down as often as they might like so I hope in the celebratory season ahead members will support the county matches as best they can. SCIBA is making every effort to moderate their costs appropriately.
Speaking with SCIBA CompSec earlier today (04.04.13) and he tells me that in the County Finals programme that has been sent out to all parties Martin Heitzman has his club shown as Egerton Park when in reality it is FALAISE so apologies from him to Martin and all I can say is that it shows we are all human and mistakes happen! Sorry Martin.
Reminder that it is County Finals Day on Sunday 14th April, 2013 at Worthing Pavilion BC. Play commences at 10.00am so why not come along and enjoy some fine bowling and plenty of bowls banter. Food and drink are available. Spectator facilities are good so all in all no reason for not taking a day out and supporting the finalists on Presidents Day....I look forward to seeing as many as possible coming along to add their support to the County President on his special day and cheer the players along.
Hon. Secretary writes....
Happy Easter to All Sussex bowlers.....this year I think most of us will just be keeping warm...little different from last year's mini-heat wave!!
Congratulations to Richard Moses (Adur) on reaching the National Finals of the Mens Singles this year. Commiserations on the second round exit but once again a fantastic and consistent showing. Well done Richard. Keeping in the same vein congratulations and good luck to Richard Moses, Richard Dray, John Durrant and Glynn Hesketh (Adur) for getting to National Finals of the Mens Fours. They play at 09.30am on the morning of Easter Sunday and let's keep our fingers crossed they make it all the way.
Hon. Secretary writes...
I am delighted to inform you that Gordon Leaman (Arun IBC) has been nominated as SCIBA Deputy Vice President and will take up his appointment immediately. Welcome Gordon and I'm sure all of us on the County Executive as well as every indoor Sussex club will join with me in congratulating you on your decison to accept the position. Never has the cliche "hit the ground running" seemed more appropriate as Gordon will be taking up the vacancy that Steve Ireland sadly had to relinquish due to health issues. Gordon will only have a matter of weeks in occupation before the end of the current season and I imagine most of that time will be taken up getting used to the idea and finding his feet! Sussex County IBA are truly pleased to have Gordon on board. He is a well known and thoroughly respected county Member, an outstanding bowler and will undoubtably be an excellent ambassador not only for SCIBA but more importantly, for the sport of bowls. Those who know Gordon will understand that he is a very busy individual carrying many responsibilities beyond our sport so for him to agree to becoming our President in season 2014/15 is something of a coup for the County! Please welcome Gordon amongst us and help him to settle in. Gordon's appointment will be ratified at the first opportunity the county has which will be the Executive Meeting on 9th April, 2013 at Wealden BC when the President Ian Blackmore, will present him with his blazer jewel and subsidiary badges of office and officially welcome him as the new DVP.
Roy Tuohy – Hon County Assistant Secretary reports.....
Congratulations to the Annual Patrons in the East Area for winning the Inter Area 'Fred Brock' League Shield & the Gay Knight Final AP Trophy played at Adur IBC on Sunday 10 March, 2013 against the West Area Holders from last season.
The East Area qualified for the final by winning the League and the Trophy result was East Area 114 shots to West Area 111
Only 3 shots separated the teams so it was a tense finish. The West Area put up stiff opposition coming back from 36 shots behind after 15 ends.
Many thanks for the support given by all Clubs and Annual Patrons to the fixtures this season which have been very enjoyable and played in exactly the right spirit.
The present difficult economic conditions will be here for a while so your continued support is important to Sussex County Bowls.
Well done Sussex who drew with Surrey 153 - 153 in the Home Counties League match yesterday at Horsham & Camberley......Sussex won on 4 rinks, drew on 1 rink and lost on 3 rinks. Pointswise that worked out at Sussex 11.5 points to Surrey's 9.5 points. So well done Sussex... a good result against tough competition. Thank you to all those players who came into the match at late notice to pick up the thread after some disappointing drop outs.
Vacant County Positions & Appointments
Sussex County Indoor Bowls Association are seeking to appoint a Liberty Trophy & Home Counties Team Manager to manage, develop and select for the indoor County National Competitions and Home Counties League. The Team Manager has an extremely important role in ensuring the successful management of the team, development of the players within a team environment and the individual welfare of the players under his leadership. Ideally, he should have previous experience as a Team Manager in Bowls or an alternative sport.
The appointment will initially be for a Three (3) year period commencing 6th, August 2013. The position is annually reviewed by the County Executive but in order to provide a sensible period of adjustment for the incoming Manager to work with an extended start up term has been established.
The position of Team Manager will attract an honaria and all out of pocket expenses will be met.
The closing date for applications is the 31st March, 2013.
Sussex County IBA now seek to appoint a Deputy Vice President to fill the recently vacated position held by Steve Ireland (Preston). If there is any individual who would like to be nominated or a club who would like to nominate one of their Members would they please contact the Hon. Secretary as soon as possible who will be pleased to discuss the ins and outs of the role. This is an opportunity for an affiliated Male member to join in with running the County Indoor Association and become the SCIBA President in season 2015/16. SCIBA are interested to hear from anyone of the 4500 Members in the the county and would be especially keen to hear from some of the younger bowlers.... in the first instance please contact Tony Phillips, Hon. Secretary, 01903 248049 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am sorry to have to tell you all that Steve Ireland the Deputy Vice President has resigned due to poor health. I’m sure you will agree it was great to see a younger man pick up the DVP role and everyone on the Executive were very pleased to have him on board and were looking forward to his appointment as a future County Indoor President. Our very best wishes are extended to Steve for the future. We are sorry he is leaving us after such a short period in the DVP position but completely sympathise and understand his reasons for doing so. We hope to see him back at County in one role or another in the future, meanwhile our best wishes and good luck go with him.
Quick update on the National Finals..Hubbard/Kuhler (Mixed Pairs) lost in their Q/F. Worthing's Rose, Hood, Goodall & Hosier (Mixed Fours) were defeated in the first round by Tilbury. In the Over 50 Triples the Falaise team of Trevor Logan, Steve Jeapes & Keith Cheetham lost by a single shot to Folkestone in the Semi-Final. Commiserations on losing but well done to everyone on reaching the finals in the first place.
Hon. Secretary writes..
Congratulations and best wishes to all those competitors from Sussex Indoor Bowls clubs who have qualified for the National Finals at Nottingham (and other venues) this year. Your achievement and competitive spirit reflects very well on Sussex Indoor bowls. So, Peter Morgan (Eastbourne); Matt Ives & David Miller (Horsham District); Jack Fairhall, Basil Holding, David Hubbard, Des Wynn & John Chubb (Adur); Trevor Logan, Steve Jeapes & Keith Cheetham (Falaise) and John Rose & Ted Hood (Worthing).... our best wishes for your success in the National Finals... Sussex is proud of your accomplishments. Well Done and Good Luck to you all.
Hon. Secretary writes..
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HERTFORDSHIRE TOUR TO SUSSEX BETWEEN 22/3/13 - 25/3.13 HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY HERTS DUE TO A LACK OF NUMBERS. AS A CONSEQUENCE ALL MATCHES SCHEDULED AGAINST SUSSEX CLUBS WILL NOT NOW TAKE PLACE. THE PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE MATCH No. 6 IS ALSO CANCELLED AS A RESULT.
Hon. Secretary writes..
The Junior EBYDS Finals took place at Horsham IBC last week. Details and photographs of the winners who are all pupils of the School of Excellence re-invigorated by Peter Blanks the former County Coach, can be found on the School of Excellence page. Very well done to all 30 of the youngsters that entered the finals and particular congratulations to the various event winners. Visit the page and see some of tomorrows bowlers..........
Hon. Secretary writes...........
Ladies & Gentlemen,
I seek your assistance in finding a candidate to succeed the present SCIBA Treasurer in readiness for the 2013/14 season. Ken Alderson who has steadfastly and resolutely held the position since 2005 has indicated that he wishes to retire at the end of the current season. So SCIBA is looking for a volunteer who would like to take the role on. It is an important County Executive appointment and pivotal to the smooth running of Sussex County IBA…, however, it is also a very enjoyable job within the county and it involves dealing with a lot of different characters from bowls and from outside our circle as well. The work isn’t particularly onerous and as part of the Executive there is always someone available to help and advise, especially in the early stages. Ken Alderson is quite happy to oversee the transfer and explain everything that the role requires until the appointee is happy. If there is anyone interested please ask them to contact myself in the first instance so I can go a little deeper into matters on a one to one basis. Initially it would be helpful to have someone in place before the end of the current season so that he can work alongside Ken to familiarise himself with the books!
Belated news from Potters World Indoor Bowls Championships where our own Scott Edwards played Alex Marshall in the first round of the singles. Scott lost but only just and it must have given Marshall a real fright on the night!! I will simply say what a fantastic effort Scott.... all Sussex are very proud of you...... Here is how it was reported, " Marshall, looking for his sixth World Indoor Singles Championship came through a close two sets against Scott Edwards, the English qualifier. He won the first set by just one shot, 9-8, thanks to a last end treble and went from 6-2 up to 6-6 and on to sneak an 8-6 set win."
Sussex v Kent result from the Home Counties League played Sunday, 13th January, 2013 was Sussex 145 Kent 173. Sussex managed to win on three of the eight rinks so bagged 6 points with Kent taking the other 15 points from the match. Once again we were faced with a very strong Kent side at Ashford and they made full use of the home advantage. We will need something pretty spectacular against Surrey in March if we are to nick a place in the play offs but it won't be for lack of trying! Many thanks to all the players and especially those who came in at quite short notice during the run up to Sunday's match. SCIBA recognises your enthusiasm and willingness and appreciates your support for Sussex.
Checking the World Indoor Championships Results and note that sadly Scott Edwards & Leigh Prince (Adur) missed out making it past Andy Thompson & Mark Royal. The set scores were: M Royal & A Thomson (Eng) bt S Edwards & L Prince (Eng) 11-2 & 8-6. However, it was a monumental achievement to reach the finals so I don't think Scott and Leigh should feel overly disappointed particularly against the likes of Royal & Thompson. Well done to the Adur lads and we'll be looking for you next time now that you've found a taste for these pairs championships! All eyes will now concentrate on Scott Edwards in his Singles bid on Wednesday, 16th January, 2013 against "Tattie" Marshall. Good luck Scott.....
HOME COUNTIES LEAGUE MATCH v KENT on Sunday, 13th January, 2013.........would players and interested visitors please ensure they read the Match Sheet as several revisions have taken place recently due to some of the original selectees dropping out with sickness/family/work issues. New faces have been added and SCIBA thanks all those who have made themselves available at short notice because of the problems other bowlers have had. SCIBA is aware that there are weather warnings for snow on Saturday night/Sunday morning on the 12th/13th January, 2013 and we will be keeping an eye on the situation and liaising with Kent who are likely to catch any snow well before us and may also be worst affected. It really is a last minute call in these situations and SCIBA will endeavour to contact everyone if the situation looks like it will be severe. However, at the moment the match stands but keep watching this space!
SCIBA Secretary writes.......
The Sussex County Indoor BA President, Vice President, Deputy Vice President, Executive Officers, Selectors and GPC Members wishes all SCIBA Members a Very Happy Christmas & A Prosperous, Healthy and Successful 2013 and takes this opportunity to thank all those (particularly the clubs that have hosted SCIBA) who have contributed to making 2012 so good for indoor bowls in our home county. We feel certain that the new year will not see any diminution in your commitment and we look forward to continuing to work with you to bring top quality bowls to Sussex.
News from the front on confirmed dates and times of Scott Edwards and Leigh Prince's (Adur) bid for international if not world domination of bowls at January's World Indoor Bowls Championships being held at the Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk. On Friday, 11th January, 2013 at 7.30pm Scott and Leigh commence their campaign in the World Indoor Pairs Championship against Andy Thompson and Mark Royal. If (sorry...when) they're successful they will play Alex Marshall & Paul Foster at 2.00pm on the 12th January, 2013..... no pressure then guys!!
In the World Indoor Singles Championship Scott Edwards opens against Alex Marshall at 2.00pm on Wednesday 16th January, 2013 and the following round finds that winner playing the victor from the tie between fourth seed David Gourlay (Scotland) v Kelvin Kerkow (Australia). Scott and Leigh please believe that every Sussex bowler wishes you the very best of luck and we'll be right behind you praying that personal success on the world stage is but an 'open draw'away! Good luck guys......
Just to keep you updated....I have been told Bert Gurr has now recovered and resumed playing bowls. Bert ... if you are reading this... everyone is delighted to see you back and send their best wishes on whatever treatment the doctors have in mind for you!! I hear that Bert Gurr a popular member at Preston IBC was taken poorly a couple of days back and is in hospital. Bert who is also a County Selector for the Central Area is known to most of us and we wish him a speedy recovery and a return to the green. Our best wishes to his daughter Angela who is overseeing Bert's recovery. Further details and information can be gathered from Preston IBC direct or through the Preston Club Secretary, David Woosnam on 01273 540415 or via email at: email@example.com.Â
10th November, 2012: Bad news...... Sussex played Buckinghamshire in the first round of the Liberty Trophy at Foxhill IBC, Aylesbury and lost 104 - 105 with the final end of Scott Edwards rink being the deciding battle. Scott with his last wood of the match was shot down with a measure for two against. He had to draw the shot or at least get second wood to retain a one shot match lead or force the game to an extra end knowing all the while that Bucks Skipper, Drage still had another wood to play. Scott bowled an absolutely delightful wood, knowing that to be short was a wasted opportunity..... he missed taking the jack into the ditch for an unbeatable lie by a whisper...there were those of us watching that actually thought he'd brushed the jack in passing...he was that close! But it was not to be. Drage having studied the head, elected not to bowl his last, confident in a two shot hold for Bucks. With the Bucks shot taken out and the match score at 104-104 it was left to the umpire to measure the home wood for a second shot and Bucks prevailed and with it won the day. It was truly riveting match to watch and for any neutral a sheer bowls delight with a nail biting finale to boot! Well done to all the players on both sides. The very best of luck to Bucks in their second round tie against Surrey again at Foxhill on 24th November, 2012..........will home advantage help the Bucks boys to triumph once again? ......... I wouldn't bet against it! Our thanks to all at Bucks Foxhill who made us feel most welcome. We appreciated your hospitality.
SCIBA wishes to conspicuously thank all those who supported Sussex CIBA in this years' Liberty Trophy Competition. Predominantly the players who travelled an excessive distance in order to meet their selection commitment despite previous unsuccessful attempts by myself to seek a closer venue through negotiation with the EIBA because of the extreme mileage some of the Sussex players had to travel. Nonetheless, for all that those selected turned out to play without a single moan or grumble being witnessed on the day. Your courteous demeanour and evenhanded attitude, even though losing the match, did yourselves and Sussex County IBA considerable credit. Not only something the Sussex Offcials noted but something commented upon by the Buckinghamshire President and his VP following the match.
Welcome to Steve Ireland (The Grattons) who has been nominated by his club for the vacant Deputy Vice President's position. It is nice, I must say to see a younger face prepared to put something back into the running of the Association. Steve's appointment will be ratified at the SCIBA Executive Meeting on the 13th November, 2012 and he should then start appearing quite regularly at county matches in the Executive rink..... congratulations Steve........I'm certain that SCIBA will benefit greatly from having you on board.
NEW COLOURED COUNTY SHIRTS ARE NOW IN STOCK. DISTRIBUTION TO CLUBS COMMENCES ON MONDAY 5TH NOVEMBER, 2012 SO THINGS OUGHT TO GO WITH A BANG!! THOSE MEMBERS WHO PRE-ORDERED SHOULD COLLECT A SHIRT FROM THIER CLUB SECRETARY. COST IS £18.00 EACH.... PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO YOUR CLUB. MEMBERS WHO DID NOT PRE-ORDER LAST SEASON BUT WISH TO PURCHASE A NEW SHIRT SHOULD CONTACT THE COUNTY SECRETARY ON 01903 248049 TO ARRANGE IT. IF A PLAYER HAS BEEN SELECTED TO PLAY IN A COUNTY MATCH PLEASE CONTACT THE COUNTY SECRETARY TO ARRANGE FOR A SHIRT TO BE PROVIDED TO THE MATCH OFFICIAL WHO WILL TAKE PAYMENT AGAINST IT ON THE DAY OF THE GAME. A BACK ORDER SHALL BE PLACED FOR ANY SIZES NOT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO ALL PLAYERS EVENTUALLY BEING FITTED OUT WITH A COLOURED SHIRT AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO PURCHASE ONE AND WEAR IT WHENEVER SELECTED FOR A COUNTY FIXTURE.
Many, many congratulations to Seb Morley and Stuart Holland (Egerton Park) who won the Home Counties Indoor Bowling Association's Pairs Championship in the HCIBA Finals at Glebelands on Sunday 28th October, 2012. Sadly family concerns meant I could not attend but Lew Mockett (Worthing) IP President HCIBA tells me it was a nail biting finish with Sussex needing two shots for a draw against rivals Berkshire and holding those two shots on the last end guaranteed a tied game. However, Seb Morley clearly deciding that was just not good enough drew a third and match winning shot with his last wood to give Sussex a dramatic and well deserved victory as by all accounts they had led for most of the game! Fantastic stuff Seb. Well done to you and to Stuart who is bowling so very well at the moment and has once again converted that good form into silverware for Sussex County IBA. Tremendous news!
SCIBA are pleased to announce that Allan Hilton (Grattons) has been nominated to fill the vacant Vice President's position. He is currently passing through the various initiation tests ;-) and his appointment shall be ratified at the next County Executive Meeting on the 13th November, 2012. Allan is a well known and respected Sussex bowler who has been on the scene for many years. He was outdoor SCBA President some19 years ago thus I'm guessing he might show us more tricks than we can show him! I'm sure you will all join with me in wishing him every success during his Presidential years of office which of course include the Association's all important 50th Anniversary year next season...expected to be just that little bit busier than the norm!! Welcome aboard Allan. We're delighted to have you with us and look forward to enjoying our time with you. Our thanks to The Grattons IBC for nominating Allan who as some of you will have already noted is the second Grattons President in three years. Hopefully some of the other 15 SCIBA clubs will consider nominating someone from their own ranks for the Deputy Vice President's position next season. It's a very good way of putting something back into Sussex bowls both to the benefit of the sport and the players.
PLAYERS SELECTED FOR THE LIBERTY TROPHY MATCH AGAINST BUCKINGHAMSHIRE PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO AFTER MATCH MEAL. FOXHILL IBC WILL BE LAYING ON PLENTY OF ROLLS AND SANDWICHES ETC. SO I DON'T THINK ANYONE WILL GO HUNGRY. THE MAJORITY FELT THAT WITH SUCH A LONG WAY TO TRAVEL HOME AFTER THE GAME AN EARLY AWAY WAS PREFERRED TO A LATER OFF TIME THAT STAYING FOR A POST MATCH MEAL WOULD MEAN.
WOULD PLAYERS SELECTED FOR THE LIBERTY TROPHY MATCH AGAINST BUCKINGHAMSHIRE ON 10th NOVEMBER PLEASE READ THE LIBERTY TROPHY PAGE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. THANK YOU.
10th October, 2012 - Belated congratulations to Scott Edwards and Leigh Prince (Adur) who have qualified in the World Pairs Championships for the final stages at Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk. We wish them every success and I hope some of you will be taking the waters at Potters when they commence playing for the big prize early in January, 2013....the 15th I believe. Additional well done's to Scott who also qualified for the Singles. You've made sure we will all be glued to the TV when the matches are played..........!!
9th October, 2012 - The Liberty Trophy Match selection sheet will be on the website later today. Sussex are AWAY to Buckinghamshire on Saturday 10th November, 2012 at Foxhill IBC, Aylesbury. We all wish them the best of luck on the day....
Tony Phillips, Hon. County Secretary writes..........congratulations once again to David Hubbard on his selection as England Men's Senior International Trialist on the 11th November, 2012 playing two to Andy Thompson at Melton & District IBC with the match commencing at 1.00pm. I hope one or two of you may get the opportunity to spectate. It's bound to be exciting bowls at the highest level.
the Home Counties IBA Finals will be played on Sunday, 28th October, 2012 at Glebelands Indoor Bowls Club, Summers Lane, Finchley, N12 0PD Telephone: (020 8446 2090). The draw is shown below. In the team competitions if you need to play a substitute please let me know who that will be as soon as possible.
Dress will be either Sussex county coloured shirts OR club coloured shirts and white trousers but whatever you decide please all turn up in the same!
Please attend the venue at least 30 minutes prior to the start time. There are catering facilities at Glebelands IBC.
If you have any other problems or inquiries don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you at Glebelands on the 28th October, 2012 and wish you all the very best of luck on the day.
|Singles:||Sussex v Hertfordshire||Start time: 10.00am||Rink (4)|
|Middlesex v Kent||Rink (1)|
|Berkshire v Surrey||Rink (7)|
|Pairs:||Berkshire v Hertfordshire||Start time: 10.00am||Rink (3)|
|Kent v Middlesex||Rink (8)|
|Surrey v Sussex||Start time 2.00pm||Rink (6)|
|Triples:||Berkshire v Hertfordshire||Start time: 10.00am||Rink (6)|
|Middlesex v Surrey||Rink (2)|
|Sussex v Kent||Start time: 2.00pm||Rink (1)|
|Fours:||Hertfordshire v Kent||Start time: 10.00am||Rink (7)|
|Surrey v Berkshire||Rink (5)|
|Middlesex v Sussex||Start time 2.00pm||Rink (3)|
all the best,
Sussex County Indoor Bowls Association
Tony Phillips, Hon. Sussex County IBA Secretary writes ......
Welcome to a new season of Sussex bowls indoors. I'm sure a lot of you who play from outdoor clubs will be grateful you not going to get wet and cold any longer ........ until the next outdoor season of course....but for now you're back in the warm. The SCIBA website has been worked on during the closed season to improve it and make it more interactive for you.....the membership. A forum has been added where you can tell us about things and how you see them. and generally interact with the other visitors
Other than that the site is here for Sussex bowlers and visitors worldwide to enjoy! We are certain you will find something on it that interests you and as the website will always be a "work in progress" please tell us what you would like to see added and we shall take that on board! The County Webmaster, Dave Jackson and myself have collaborated to bring you the latest version of www.sciba.net. We have both worked hard to achieve what you see and thanks are due to David for his time and effort in organising the site and getting it back on track in time for this indoor season. We both hope you will use and interact with it more often thus showing the Sussex bowls community is lively and keen. I'm not going to waffle on any more so once again it is good to welcome you to the new indoor year 2012/13 and I hope that you all enjoy it as much as I intend to................good bowling to you all.