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Witterings Open and the 'Wiggy' Open


Well done but hard luck too for Derek Meechan, John Fairs, Chris Ide and Alan Messer who for the second Club Open in a row came third. A fantastic effort by any ones standards


July 15th 2022

The 'Charity' fundraiser

Well done everyone who had anything to do with this fine event - you raised £1400 for our chosen charity - The Ashdown Project

Winners of the Southbourne Open
12 June 2022

Derek Meechan Roy Barclay John Fairs Emilio DiPietro

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Friday 27th May 10.00am to 4.00pm

Saturday 28th May 10.00am to 4.00pm

Sunday 29th May 11.00am to 1.00pm

We hosted events on all 3 days and would like to thank everyone who has shown interest in taking up lawn bowls

If you missed it and are still interested -

email Terry Urben to arrange an introductory session

Tony Webb RIP

Tony Webb passed away on the last weekend in April

Tony came to bowls late but made lots of friends at Priory with his calm unassuming attitude to life. 

Sadly cancer came to call and after a long struggle against the disease we lost a good friend.

Tony although new to the sport won himself a few trophies in his time with us and the picture shows him being presented with the JD Smith Singles Cup.

Rest in Peace Tony

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Details of funeral arrangements will be posted here when announced

Ben Lal RIP

Sadly we have to write that Ben Lal passed away on Thursday 30th March 2022 in hospital

Ben was a member of our club for quite a few years - initially he joined for the bowling and was a keen 'Spooner' 

In latter years his interest on the green waned but he still wanted to be part of the club , so he used to give up his time and even bring his family members down to the Pavilion to give the club premises some much needed TLC. All this without wishing for thanks or favour.

We thank you Ben Lal - Rest in Peace 


Adur and Worthing Council have successfully installed a green watering system at our green. The photos show the system being tested.

Our watering crew are very pleased that they can now have that extra hour in bed. Thank you Adur and Worthing.


Our Pavilion in use for a Council preview of plans for Tarring Park

Annual Dinner 2022


The evening was a hugely successful event. Over £1,000 was raised through the raffle and promissory notes towards a Defibrillator.


The food was exceptional as was the service, I have written to Mandy thanking her and the team.

Prof was great masterminding the raffle,  wry comical. The raffle itself raised £300.00.

Kevin Tester

Event Coordinator

A team from Tarring Priory were successful in winning their section of the Worthing Indoor Charity Fours on 25/9/21.

The successful four were

Derek Meechan, Roy Barclay, John Schools and Alan Messer


September 2021

Presentation cheque for £650 gifted to Guildcare - the Ashdown Centre- by Tarring Priory B C

Priory player Paul Baker represents DBE at Leamington Spa

Today at Royal Leamington Spa Jack Pullin and I won all of our matches in the Disability Bowls England National Open Pairs. This means that we now play the final of the competition as part of the English National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa on August Bank Holiday Monday. An unbelievable day, I haven’t stopped smiling since

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The Final of the DBE National Pairs August 2021

Paul Baker and Jack Pullin gave their all against Northants opponents  Kieran Rollings & Dave Fisher but narrowly missed out on the main prize - but Runners Up in a National - not to be sniffed at! -  congratulations to both Paul and Jack.

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Pete Chiffins RIP


Whenever we play in the PC Cup we will remember Peter - PC of course is short for Peter Chiffins who sponsored the West Sussex Bowls League Cup and who has put in sufficient resources for it to continue for many years.

'Chiffo' has not been well in recent years and he bravely battled cancer right to the end. He passed away on the 28th  August 2021.

As a bowler he was with Priory in the glory years of the '90's and with playing partner Rolphy won the Championship Pairs 3 times and once with Peter Halsey.

Peter was also a West Sussex Tourist and with Son in Law 'Clunky' managed to create numerous stories which go down in the annals of history.

'Chiffo' was one of the great characters of bowls and will be missed by all who he crossed paths with.

John Brinsmead RIP

Sadly we have to pay our respects to John. He of the ready quip and a love of the good beer. I leave it to Keith to give us a picture of his Dad.

'Sorry I cannot phone you individually and some will have heard the sad news already that my dear old dad has passed away after a fall and short stay in hospital.


He managed 94 mainly very happy years, kept his driving licence, could still enjoy the occasional Doombar and lived at home with little, not always well received! help. I will miss the old fellow.


Please raise a glass when you have the opportunity.



July 23rd 2021 in Aid of the Ashdown Childrens' Centre

24 Bowlers and numerous fish and Chip eaters made for an entertaining and worthwhile Charity fundraising evening at Tarring Priory..


The bowlers made up 8 teams and played in 2 round robin leagues. The fun element was key in these 6 end mini games, but as always there are winners and the others. On this evening the Winning team was made up of - Captain John Schools. Ray Lister, Geoff Sheldon.


While they were doing the winning the others were contributing to a charity pot estimated to be in excess of £500 - which will go to Guildcare and specifically to support the children at the Ashdown Centre..

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Sunday 30th May.
day 3 of our open weekend sessions

Friday 28th May.
the first of our open weekend sessions

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Congratulations to the Angmering PE Teachers who won the Friday plaudits.

Brilliant start to the weekend

Please note that as teachers they are tested for Covid-19 twice weekly - not all groups will be able to be this friendly!!

Pre War picture - note the string used to mark the edge of the rinks.


Rare 1939 photo of the Tarring Priory Green taken from the St Andrews Church Tower

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Sadly only second place this year but we still received a cheque and the runners up Trophy at the annual WSBL Celebration Dinner.

The picture shows Manager Stuart Shwartz being presented with the trophy by WSBL President Chris Rolph.

The search goes on .....

Derek Ridley (President), Keith Brinsmead (Chairman) and Kevin Tester (Accounts Examiner) visited The Crouch Bowls Club in Seaford in January 2020. 

Their visit was to share The Crouch's experience in successfully gaining funding for a new Clubhouse - and very smart it looks too!




Police Advice


Club advice to members in the event of being faced with abuse or trespass onto the green is to dial 999 and call for Police assistance - do not under any circumstances attempt to take the law into your own hands.