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TONY WORBOYS

I very much regret to advise that Tony Worboys passed away last Thursday 6th January 2022.

Many will remember Tony, a member for just five years who loved his lawn and short mat bowls. A friendly and such a helpful chap who always volunteered to help the Pavilion and Grounds teams in any way he could.

The funeral will be at the Tunbridge Wells Crematorium on Friday 4th February at 1.45pm followed by a gathering at Hadlow Manor Hotel.

Family flowers only but donations to Hospice in the Weald or Cancer Research c/o Abbey Funeral Services, 173 High Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1BX

Diana has advised that she hopes that some of Tony’s bowling friends will be able to attend. Please let Roger Davies know should you wish to attend the wake at Hadlow Manor to give her a rough idea of numbers for catering purposes.

SOCIAL EVENTS- JANUARY 2022

Due to the current Omicron- Covid 19 situation we have postponed the Rummy, Beetle and Elvis events due this month until later in the year when depending on an improved situation we will be able to rearrange new dates.

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AWARDED TO ROGER DAVIES

On Saturday 20th November 2021, Kent County Bowling Association honoured Roger with its Certificate of Merit, in recognition and appreciation of his long and faithful services rendered to Tonbridge Bowling Club.  Our President, Victor Armstrong, nominated Roger for this award, on behalf of our club.  It goes without saying that Roger has wholeheartedly supported the club and its members for the past twenty years, when he first took on the role as Club Secretary.  The following is written on the certificate:

“Your endeavours have earned the highest respect and esteem of all your colleagues, with whom you have worked for the betterment of your Club and the game of Bowls in general.

It is our sincere hope that the years to come will bring you much personal happiness and that your club continues to benefit through the wisdom of your long experience.”

Roger – hearty congratulations from us all.

Chairman

Rosemary Walker.

2020-SHORT MAT CHAMPIONSHIP

2020-SHORT MAT CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Due to the lockdown at the end of last short mat season the final had to be delayed. The final between Shirley Jones and Dave Lane was played yesterday the 13th November. This was a close game with Shirley building up 7-0 lead then back to 13 all after 16 ends. Retired Ladies obviously have the stamina with Shirley winning 16-13 in a closely fought match which was marked by Cliff Kelly.

SHORT MAT BOWLS UPDATENOVEMBER 2021

Morning sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to around 12-12.30.

Afternoon sessions are Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 2-4.30 p.m.

Evening internal leagues are on Monday and Tuesdays between 6.30-9 p.m. and a roll up is held on Friday evening.

Due to the number of new members that we have welcomed to the club in the last few months, we are not able to accept any more Short Mat Bowlers at the present time. We can only accommodate a maximum of 12 players at any session and all sessions are now at capacity.

BOWLS ENGLAND NATIONALS SCHEDULE 2022

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