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.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Important as many members as possible attend these meetings!
Crystal Palace Indoor Bowling Club Ltd AGM
The CPIBC AGM will take place on Thursday 14 March at 9.30am in the Club Lounge at LCPIBC. Only current CPIBC members may attend this meeting. We would not expect the meeting to run much past 11.00am and apologise to LCPIBC members who will not be able to access the Club Lounge whilst the meeting is taking place. Please can members make every effort to attend so that we can reach the 30 attendees needed for quoracy.
Lewisham & Crystal Palace Indoor Bowling Club Ltd AGM
The 2nd LCPIBC AGM will take place at 10.00am on Saturday 16 March 2024 at St Laurence Centre, 37 Bromley Road, SE6 2TS. Please make every attempt to attend so that we can reach our proposed quoracy figure of 67 members in attendance.
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 detailos
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the man, his cheeky smile, and his off the wall jokes, you will be sorely missed
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
Winner David Smith
Runner Up Gary Brock
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
Winners Joe Sanford & Jamie Sanford
Runners Up Ken Shooter & Steve Simmons
Winners Jeanette Singer & Ann Corbin
Runners Up Eve Baldry & Janet Noakes
Winners Vera Scudder & Joe Sanford
Runners Up Carol Watt-Sullivan & Bobby Manzi
Winners Matt Doyle & Roger Dyer
Runners Up Pat Gainey & Steve Webb
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.
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 email@example.com or look up the web-site: ltn.org.uk
(for pictures of the event go to gallery)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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