The RAFA 381 Bowls section of the Club was formed approximately 22 year ago to enable our Members to play outdoor bowls in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the section is not affiliated and therefore many of our Members also belong to other Bowls Clubs.
We have a varied programme in which everyone, whether they are a beginner or an experienced player, can take part. Our home Green is Waterloo Square but we also play away games, e.g: Chelsea Hospital, Windsor Great Park and closer to home Hotham, Bognor, Pagham, etc.
On a Friday evening, July to September we have our own internal league known as 'Boozebusters' which is a very enjoyable opportunity to play to win a bottle of wine - if in the winning Team at the end of ten weeks. Six teams of 5 or 6 members play a Triples game each week gaining points for wins and draws. We also enjoy a variety of individual / pairs internal competitions.However, although we play mainly 'friendly' games against other Clubs, we also play in the friendly league known as the Brooks Motors League and this year a Swansea Gardens League was also initiated, both of which require a more competitive edge!
A more informal game is organised every Tuesday morning, starting at 10.15am, when teams are 'drawn' and play Triples, Pairs or Rinks depending on the number of members who have turned up to play. This is an ideal opportunity for beginners to play in a 'game', to gain confidence and ask for advice.
Full Playing Annual: £10.00 per person
Junior (under 18) / Social Member: £3.00 per person
RAFA sky blue polo shirts and/or sweatshirts are required for all matches, and these are available from Game, Set and Match in Chichester, or Unique, 3 The Arcade, Bognor Regis.
This friendly section of the 381 Branch Club welcomes new players to join this season which starts in April 2016. The Committee Members are busy preparing the fixtures and social events.
All Members are welcome to come along to the socials, the first being the party evening at the beginning of the Season on the 22nd April.
In addition to the Match fixtures against other Clubs, there are also opportunities to learn the social game of outdoor bowling, internal Competitions, an internal league known as 'Boozebusters', 'all play' morning every Tuesday, a friendly league, the BML, social bowling evenings and of course our social events, parties and skittles evenings.
If you would like to join please contact Hilary Ayton (Bowls Section Membership Secretary) Tel: 01243 583779
The Jim Lorimer Wings Appeal Cup winners
RAFA Lollipops - Kate Hopkins, Shirley Kitchen and Janet Fulbrook with RAFA Life Vice President, Irene Lorimer.
The runners up were 'SID' from Crablands Bowling Club, Ivan and Sheila Jones and Derek Adams.
Membership forms and renewal letters will be sent out in the new year, or you can download a form. If you are interested in joining the section next season, which begins on Saturday 25th April, please contact Chris and Hilly Ayton, Tel: 583779 or email; email@example.com
Membership Form 2014
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Bowls Competition Entry Form 2014
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Autumn Newsletter 2013
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