Margate Bowling Club
Fezuleles fundraiser night
A good night was had at our fundraiser on 31st January, in aid of Caring for Connor. See our Facebook page for video evidence!
Beat the January blues
... with a night out at Margate Bowling Club. On Friday January 31st we will be having a fundraising evening at the Club, with entertainment provided by the Fezuleles. There will be a fish and chip supper (cost: £8 per head), plus a £3 entry fee which will be donated to local charity Caring for Connor. Start time is 7.00 pm. For more details, contact Les on 07734 392710 or email [email protected]
AGM and Christmas party
Our AGM will be held at the clubhouse on Friday 29th November, starting at 7.00 pm. The nomination sheet for Club officers is on the notice board.
This year, our Christmas party will be held on Saturday 7th December. Start time is 7.15 pm. Entertainment will be provided by singer Frank. Entry fee is £3 per head. Drinks are available from the bar, but bring your own refreshments.
Macmillan coffee morning - Sunday 29th Sept
Last Sunday's Macmillan coffee morning made over £260 - a fantastic achievement! There were games of hoy and a raffle, accompanied by lots of home made cake, sandwiches and sausage rolls. Thanks to everyone who helped and provided food on the day.
This weekend (Sept 21/22), we had our competition finals. Results were as follows:
Men's championship: winner, Bob Taylor. Runner up, Les Samuels
Ladies' championship: winner, Trisha Ball. Runner up, Miriam Ibbotson
100 up: winner, Trisha Ball. Runner up, Alan Marden
Handicap: winner, Bob Taylor. Runner up, Barbara Marden
Yard of the jack: winner, Trisha Ball. Runner up, Brian Hodgson
The weekend culminated in our memorial event which started off with a spider, followed by a pairs competition which was won by Pete Armstrong and John Mann. We were lucky with the weather - despite a promised downpour in the weather forecast, there was only a light shower. After the bowling was over, we enjoyed a huge buffet prepared by Carol Holmes.
To change the subject, the date of our next quiz has been moved back to November 1st. The quiz will have a Halloween theme - spooky dress is optional! See poster below for details.
Our next quiz will be on Friday 13th September; the QM will be Sue Samuels. At the last quiz we introduced a small change - instead of doing a raffle we had a couple of games of hoy instead, which people found very enjoyable. (If you haven't come across hoy before, it's a type of bingo that uses playing cards.)
We will be having a Macmillan coffee morning at the clubhouse on Sunday 29th September, from 11 am onwards. (This date has been rearranged from Sept 27th.) Please let Les know if you would like to provide any cake!
Our fun day on June 29th was indeed a lot of fun. It was too hot to do anything too strenuous but we did do some bowling, and also ate the magnificent buffet prepared by Sue Samuels. Check out the gallery below for pictures taken by Alan Marden on the day.
Just a reminder about our fun day, which will be held on Saturday 29th June from 11 am to 4 pm. This will be similar in format to the open day we had at the start of the season, with fun bowling activities and refreshments. Drinks will also be available from the bar. If you're new to bowling and would like to give it a try, then why not come along? Wear comfortable clothing and flat, closed shoes.
Our next quiz is on Friday 5th July - see poster below for more details.
We have added two more friendly fixtures, suggested by Dane Park - these will take place on two Wednesdays in August. Download an updated fixture list for more details.
Visit our match results page to see results for the friendlies and men's and ladies' league games.
The competition draws have now taken place - please go to the in-house competitions page to see who you're playing against!
Big thank you to everyone who helped with our open day on 27th April - there was a good turnout despite the weather being cold and windy.
Every Sunday during the season, Les will be doing a coaching session from 10.30 till 11.30 am. Juniors from seven years and up are also welcome, provided they're accompanied by an adult guardian.
The bar will be open from 11 am on the Sundays when we're not playing a friendly, with bingo from 11.30 onwards. The first bar opening will therefore be Sunday 12th May.
Our next quiz is on Friday 24th May.
We will be having five in-house competitions this year, with a £1 entry fee for each. To download an entry form, visit our "Info for Members" page. The draw for the competitions will take place in the clubhouse on Friday 10th May - 7.30 pm start.
Our 2019 fixture list is now available to download - click on the "Info for Members" tab. Please note that as the season progresses, there may be changes to the fixture list. So if you end up with two different versions in your files and you're not sure which is the most up-to-date one, look at the "Last updated:" footer on the bottom left of the page.
3rd February 2019
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8th January 2019
Happy New Year! Hope you had a good Christmas. Just to let you know that Margate Bowling Club is now one of Thanet Community Lotto's "good causes" - if you haven't yet signed up for the Lotto and would like to support us, see our Support our Club page for more details.