NEWS

OPEN DAYS 2024

If you can bowl but are NEW to Indoor Bowls: Taster Sessions Thursday 3 October 1.15pm OR 2.45pm and Saturday 5 October 10am OR 11.15am. 

If you are a total beginner Free Dedicated Coaching Sessions commence on: Thursday 10 October 1.05-3.50pm and Saturday 12 October 10.00-12.30pm. Book a session at either by emailing

coachingLCPIBC@gmail.com

SUMMER INDOOR BOWLS

Indoor Summer bowls starts on April 17th and runs on Wednesdays & Fridays at 10.am. Cost £3 per session., payable on the day. The Centre will however be closed to level up the playing surface from Friday May 24th to June 14th

 

Members of Lewisham Council & GLL visit to LCPIBC

Opening hours for the kitchen from Monday 19 February

Sam and Zoe continue to monitor the use of the kitchen and a change of opening hours was approved at the last Management Committee, as follows:

Monday-   10:00-17:00        Tuesday-   10:00-14:00        Wednesday-     10:00-17:00        Thursday-   10:00-15:00        Friday-     10:00-17:00

England U25 Squad

Congratulations Joe on your selection to the squad, & best of luck.

Bowlers Hospital & Amenities Fund.

BHAF organisers Steph Avison & Nick Randall organised a fun afternoon of bowls at LCPIBC, followed by tea & delicious cakes provided by Sam's catering team. Thank you to all who helped raise £276 for local charities

Monday 27th November the re launch of the kitchen service will take place.
SC Bowls Catering will be the new caterers offering an extensive menu at very reasonable prices. Please support this new venture.

RON PHILLIPS MEMORIAL FUN BOWLS EVENT OCTOBER 14TH  For more information see the notice boards at the club. Please sign up on the sheet by social area.

OPENING OF THE 23/24 SEASON DRIVES  Please see social section for details

MEMBERS WISHING TO REPRESENT LCPIBC IN MATCHES

Any ladies or gentlemen who would like to play in LCPIBC teams this year are invited to a training session on Sunday 1st October at 10.00. Please email Chris Smith at chris.smith7791@gmail.com if you would like to attend.

 START TO THE 2023/24  SEASON

Members should soon be receiving their membership renewal packs by post. If you have not received yours by 10th August, please let us know by email. Prospective members please go to the membership page.

 

Ron Phillips
1942-2023
For anyone who would like to say farewell to Ron, his funeral will take place on Monday 14th August 2023
at Lewisham Crematorium (Hither Green) at 1.45p.m.and afterwards at Francis Drake Bowls Club, Hilly Fields Crescent, Brockley SE4 for refreshments where we will celebrate his life.
He particularly asked that you wear bright colours like the flowers he loved to grow at the club

Ron the man, his cheeky smile, and his off the wall jokes, you will be sorely missed

SUMMER BOWLS

Summer bowls starts on Wednesday 19th April. There will be a session on Wednesday & Friday, both days at 10.30-1.00pm. Cost £3 per session.

club finals day saturday 15th april

Men’s Championship

 Winner     David Smith

 Runner Up  Gary Brock

 

 

 

 

Ladies Championship

Winner Carol Watt Sullivan

 Runner Up  Jeanette Singer  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s Club Bowler

Winner     Terry Burcombe

Runner Up Dave Searle

 

 

 

 

Ladies Club Bowler

Winner     Andrea Jebb

Runner Up Janet Noakes

 

 

 

Mens Pairs

Winners     Joe Sanford & Jamie Sanford

Runners Up   Ken Shooter & Steve Simmons

 

 

Ladies Pairs  

Winners     Jeanette Singer & Ann Corbin

Runners Up  Eve Baldry & Janet Noakes

 

Mixed Pairs

Winners     Vera Scudder & Joe Sanford

Runners Up  Carol Watt-Sullivan & Bobby Manzi

 

 

Novice Pairs

Winners  Matt Doyle & Roger Dyer

Runners Up  Pat Gainey & Steve Webb 

 

 

100-Up

Winner     David Smith

Runner Up  Andrea Jeb

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022/23 FOOTBALL LEAGUE

 

 

 

 Club captain, Dave Sanford presenting the prizes to the top teams in the club Bowls Monday night Football League.

lewisham foodbank

Since the beginning of this year there has been a Lewisham Foodbank collection box at the club. Members have been very generous donating over 200 kilograms of food in that period.

Members also chose the foodbank as the charity for their Christmas raffle which raised £300. Mick Singer seen here, presenting the cheque to Sarah Vitty, project manager of Lewisham Foodbank, who visited the club to express their thanks for the monetary donation and the food.

COLOURFUL BOWLS EVENT MARCH 2023. (GO TO GALLERY)

 

Doreen Syrett Memorial Day in aid of the
 Lewisham Talking Newspaper

The annual competition was held on Sunday 12 February with 4 teams from L&CPIBC and 8 guest teams from clubs for which Doreen had a long association.  Doreen in her latter years began losing her sight due to macular degeneration, relied on the LTN for news etc.

The winning team came from Queensmead BC.  A raffle was held on the day £200 was raised for LTN.

If you are aware of someone who may wish to receive/ access to the LTN or you or someone you know wishes to volunteer you can contact the LTN on phone 020 8699 9399 (voice recording MT + other options); email ltnenqa@hotmail.com or look up the web-site: ltn.org.uk

(for pictures of the event go to gallery)

COLOURFUL BOWLS

SUNDAY MARCH 5TH 1PM FOR 1.30PM START

A FUN GAME OF BOWLS, FOLLOWED BY TEA & CAKE

DRESS CODE………..    COLOURFUL

COST £3 PAYABLE ON THE DAY

PLEASE SIGN UP ON NOTICEBOARD BY KITCHEN/BAR BY 2nd MARCH

Message from our President January 2023

The LPCIBC was set up as a partnership between Lewisham and Crystal Palace Indoor Bowls Clubs (LIBC and CPIBC) and Lewisham Council in June 2021, and this arrangement suited all parties. LIBC did not have enough playing members to make it financially viable to re-open the bowls centre. CPIBC could not afford the cost of maintaining its site in Anerley. The Centre re-opened in September 2021 and we manage it with GLL (Better) on behalf of the Council. LCPIBC operates through a Centre Operations Group drawn from both Clubs’ members with the primary aim of running it as a bowls’ club not as a leisure centre.

By any measure, the Club has been successful and far more so than any of us could have dreamed in September 2021. We now have over 320 playing members, that’s more than double the number playing when the Centre was closed in 2020 – many thanks to those of you who have introduced friends to the Club. We organise a wide variety of bowls activities, including interclub fixtures, roll-ups and prize draws, aggregates, leagues, and competitions (internal, County and National), and this year our Denny Cup team reached the fourth round of this prestigious competition. There is, of course, the opportunity for casual play and practice, and we have an outstanding coaching programme.

The facilities are now much improved since September 2021, with a general refurbishment of the social area, improved parking arrangements, key-fob access, and CCTV. Our own members refurbished the kitchen and bar and have successfully installed the electronic scoreboard. Our relationship with Sanford Trades, our Catering Contractor, goes from strength to strength and we are hugely grateful to Gail and Jamie for the service that they provide. The availability of excellent food and drink, plus a well-stocked bar has played a big part in bringing the players from both Clubs together, and we have enjoyed several social events throughout the year.

It is clear that our members now see the organisation as one Club, rather than two Clubs working in partnership. My sincere thanks to all our hard working members who have made this possible.

 The first AGM of the newly constituted Club will be at 9.30am on Saturday 25 March 2023 in the St Laurence Centre, 37 Bromley Rd, Catford, SE6 2TS. At this meeting, we hope to adopt a constitution and club rules, plus elect a Management Committee to take the Club forward. All the information that you need will be forwarded by email, and posted in the Club, over the next few weeks.

 This will be a very important meeting and it is essential that we are quorate – the proposed draft constitution requires 20% of playing members to be present – this means we shall need at least 65 playing members to be present. Please note the date in your diaries and make every attempt to attend.

 

Finally, I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year.

Kay Lanston

President, Lewisham and Crystal Palace Indoor Bowls Club

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOE ON HIS SELECTION TO THE U25 MENS, & U18 MIXED, ENGLISH NATIONAL TEAMS

CONGRATULATIONS TO CAROL SPARKES  SEE COACHING SECTION FOR ALL THE DETAILS.

CHRISTMAS BOWLS. SEE THE SOCIAL SECTION FOR THE DETAILS

christmas elves wanted. volunteers needed to help decorate the club on monday 5th december AT 10.30 AM

congratulations.   bobby manzi and joe sanford have been selected for the national u18 trials on the 4th december, we wish them the best of luck.

sadly    we have to report the passing of a member, ruth king. details of the funeral can be obtained by emailing lcpibp21@gmail.com   thoughts and prayers go out to her family

membership 2022/23  We have seen a good influx of new members,  with membership  now standing at just over 300. ( check out membership section for more details re joining)

COACHING  COACHING SESSIONS ARE UP AND RUNNING FOR THE 22/23 SEASON. AND THEre HAS BEEN AN EXCELLENT up take FOR THE SESSIONS ON THURsdays AND SATURDAys. So much so that the groups are full until the end of November. ( please email the club if you would like to be added to the coaching list) it is anticipated many of these who have benifitted from the coaching will take up full membership. Well done to the coaching team lead by carol sparks.

CLUB COMPETITIONS    The draws for the club competitions have been made and the lists are on the notice board in the cafe area. Please ensure you follow the play by dates.

 

  It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Bob Whitcher this weekend( august 20,21)

   He was a much liked member of this indoor club, and Forest Hill outdoor club. His son and daughter were by his side.

   He'll be remembered by many for his kind friendly nature, his dry wit, always ready to indulge in friendly banter.

    He will be sorely missed, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends