Forest Hill Bowling Club
Forest Hill Bowling Club
The Club has now closed the Green for the winter. This does not mean that nothing happens at the club until we reopen in April. During this period
The Club House, the Green and Garden all need to be kept in a good state of repair. A lot of these tasks take place during the winter months when there is no outdoor bowling.
The Green is “put to bed”; Ditch mats removed from the ditches, dried and stored. Green furniture is stored for the winter.
The wooden benches are removed and stored out of the weather.
·The Green is hollow tined, top dressed, sprayed and seeded by an external contractor.
·The Green is regularly cleared of leaves and mowed by Alan, Chas and John.
·The Club House and outbuildings have essential maintenance and improvements done on them, both on the inside and outside.
Essential maintenance, repairs, and improvements, are made on the rest of the estate.
The garden and wood is tided up, kept in shape and prepared for spring, planting bulbs and spring flowers. This work is done by “The Gardeners” each Tuesday & Thursday.
The inside of Club House is kept clean, tidy and hygienic by our “secret cleaners”.
· Many of the Club members will be bowling indoors at Lewisham/Crystal Palace or Bromley indoor Bowling Clubs.
· Three indoor games will take place against Lewisham/Crystal Palace and Bromley Indoor Bowling Clubs.
· The Club is also entering two teams in Lewisham/Crystal Palace Indoor Bowling Club's Indoor Outdoor League.
· From 10 Oct Friday Social Night social evenings start when members socialise together over a drink in the Club House.
· Bonfire Night event with fireworks and a bonfire,
· Presentation Evening Dinner,
· A Christmas social event (mulled wine and minced pies provided by the President.
· In the New Year members of the Club will be going to an Adult Panto!
See the “Club Dates” web page for dates.
The finals were held over the Weekend 11th and 12th September. We were lucky with the weather as it stayed dry . Saturday evening ended with a barbecue, Thank you Fred & John!
These are the final results
Men’s Championship – Winner Bernard Herrmann, Runner up Alan Godwin
Ladies’ Championship – Winner Jeanette Singer, Runner up Linda Sutcliffe
John Person Mixed Singles - Winner Steve Simmons, Runner up Deirdre Lambert
Gerner Cup - Winner Steve Simmons, Runner up Terry Burcome
Wynell Cup - Winner Julie Spooner, Runner up Woodward)
Men’s Two Woods - Winner Peter Harris, Runner up Brian Rose
Ladies’ Two Woods - Winner Deirdre Lambert, Runner up Linda Sutcliffe
Men’s 100 Up - Winner Peter Harris, Runner up Bernard Herrmann.
Ladies 100 Up - Winner Jeanette Singer, Runner up Pat Stark
Men’s Pairs - Winners Peter Harris, Steve Simmons
Runners up Mick Singer, Brian Rose
Ladies Pairs - Winners Deirdre Lambert, Pat Stark
Runners up Suzanne Catherine Merriman
Mixed Triples - Winners Malcolm Loveridge, Cath Merriman, Brian Rose
Runners up David Herbert, Chris Darby, Fred Hillman
The club had a special match to celebrate John’s 60 years as a member of Forest Hill Bowling Club. During that time he has served as Treasurer, President and Chairman of the Club. He also held offices in the Kent Bowling Association including President.
To celebrate this we held a Special Match against a team from the Kent County Bowling Association Past Presidents. This started with a ploughman’s lunch and presentation by Alan Godwin, the Club’s President, of an engraved silver platter to John.
A very enjoyable match was then played that started with a *“spider", the proceeds going to a charity of John’s choosing. (One of our neighbours in the flats, Khalil Saroufim, took some pictures and a video of the “spider” which is shown below.
*Spider - each play pays a fee and a jack, or a model spider, is placed at the centre of the green and everybody bowls a bowl at the “spider”, the closest wins a prize
John was presented with a celebration Platter
"Spider" before the start of the John Canham's Celebration Match against Kent Bowling Association Past Presidents