Interested in trying bowls?
Are you looking for a friendly and sociable sport that's easy to learn and keeps you fit? Why not try bowls here at Auriol? We are closed now for the winter, but re-open to visitors on Monday 20 April 2020. For more information see About our Club or contact us on 020 8873 7006. We're looking forward to welcoming you in 2020!
The 2019 AGM, held at St.Mary's Church Hall, was well attended, with over 50 members present for the meeting. Draft Minutes will be circulated to members by the Secretary via email, but highlights included club President Brian Russell's announcement that over £800 had been raised in 2019 alone for his chosen charity Guide Dogs for the Blind. Club Men's Captain reported on a highly successful end-of-season tour in Portugal, and plans for one to take place in Spain in 2020. He also urged members - particularly the men - to take advantage of the coaching available in the club, in order to improve our league results. Chris Ballard stepped down as Treasurer after completing 11 years in the role, to warm applause from members.
The Pre-season Meeting will take place on Saturday 4 April 2020 starting at 10.30 in St.Mary's Church Hall, The Avenue, Worcester Park.
There will be a Christmas Party to be held on Thursday 12 December from 11.30 in the Pavilion. Cost is £7 per head, payable to Geoff Izzard asap.
This will be followed on Thursday 19 December by a party to celebrate club member Jim Fisher's 100th birthday. There will be no charge for food on this special occasion.
The club's annual Presentation Dinner, which took place at Banstead Downs Golf Club, was a thoroughly enjoyable evening for all 63 members and their guests who attended. Our thanks to the catering team at Banstead Downs for the excellent food and service, to the team from Auriol, led by Geoff Izzard, for making all the arrangements, to James Rayne for providing a non-stop string of hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s (and yes, we did know all the words!). Also, a big 'thank you' to our Competitions Secretary (as well as Club Secretary) Jan Kentish for organising the competitions in the first place, and for getting all the trophies and certificates prepared for presentation to the winners. Finally, thank you to club member John Green for taking the photographs, many of which can be seen in the Gallery (Picture Gallery)
Portugal Tour 2019
"A good time was had by all" is how the club's autumn tour to Portugal, organised by men's club captain Keith Gomm, can be summed up. In his own words: "Despite losing 3 matches, all the greens were pretty good, the people we met were friendly and hospitable, and everyone got on well and had a good time. The majority were keen to do it again, and I intend arranging it for next year when everyone has chosen their preferred accommodation".
Our thanks to Keith for all his hard work in organising the trip, and to Rosemary Wilman for the photos, which can be seen in the Gallery.
For an account of the tour (or at least the bits which are fit to print!), just click on the links below.
Very many congratulations to the team of Ron Weight, Norman Bird, Rosemary Wilman and Di Newman for achieving the Bowls International Hot Shots Award by scoring a 'perfect eight' on a single end in a RDML match against Malden Lime Grove. As you can see from the image below, this is a significant achievement.
Our weekly Brunch Club is held on Thursday mornings from 10.30 - 3.00 throughout the winter season, starting on Thursday 3 October, and running through till April 2020, when it moves back to Mondays. Enjoy food and drinks, games, and a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
The defibrillator is sited on the side of the cupboard in the Seminar Room in the Pavilion, by the door nearest to the changing rooms corridor. For further information please go to http://www.cardiacscience.co.uk/education-hub/.
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