Message from the President, Alan Jones

Welcome to all of you to another year of indoor bowling at Camberley. We have a new caterer. Lee Allen of Allen’s Bespoke Catering took over in the summer. He has already begun providing meals and drinks. Jolly good too! Please give him your support.

As to bowls we have in the region of 170 league teams registered for the winter season. If you are looking for a team or a player, please make use of the league sheets in the binder placed near the reception. Please also be alert to possible league changes at the end of the year. The bowling committee will be proposing changes to meet suggestions made in the recent surveys. This may include an Australian pairs’ league as well as a two wood triples league. There may be a special league for new bowlers and a special club evening. Please be alert to your email inbox and notices in the foyer.

This year the friendlies have been organised for us by John Twyford. If you wish to play, make sure you put your name down in good time on the player availability sheets in the foyer.

This year Steve Bone is our club captain and he will take overall charge of selection of players. Please give him your support especially if he seeks a match captain for the day – not an onerous task. Evelyn Morley takes over from Audrey Ingram in looking after the ladies matches and Arnie Lewis retains charge of the men’s Surrey League matches and external Club Team Competitions. Again, if you are interested in playing in these matches please make sure you put your name down on the player availability sheets in the foyer.

Gary Jones will be continuing in the role of competition secretary after a successful year last year and Will Matthews has agreed to run the Easter Tournament again after the successful event, he ran last year. Please give these events your support.

Alan and Linda Edwards continue to run the regular fun drives so do join those for some good friendly matches. Please give them your full support.

Finally, but by no means least, my sincere thanks to Caroline Kerr, Trevor Prentice, John Steer and Roger Spinks, your other representatives on the bowling committee who have volunteered their time helping to maintain the bowling activities of the club and upon whom the existence and future of the club depends.