FUN CLUB AFTERNOON - WELL ATTENDED
Over 38 members of our club turned out on a pleasant September day to have a fun club afternoon.
The afternoon started with a bountiful buffet lunch catered for by Steve and Steff Allen. The bar run by 'landlord' Nick Eager was running at cost price only, which certainly increased the drinks turnover!
John Proffitt was the toastmaster and brains behind the day and was ably assisted by Comp Sec Stuart Logan and Finesmeister Butch Shakespeare.
The bowling part of the day started with a 'spider' and the winner of that later shared a bottle of Malt with all who wished to partake.
On the green 4 rinks of Tarring players plus one 'interloper' played out 15 ends of quality bowls (I'm not quantifying the quality!) Top rink was shared between 2 rinks - one honour went to Sandy, Gus, Butch and Alan - not sure how that happened! The other honour went to Korben, Steve, Emmy and Terry
..... and after all of that excitement we gathered for the eagerly awaited 'social repartee' from the 'Proff' - as usual he was on good form. Then Butch performed his deadly duties, and with fines totally £75 on the day - ranging from wrong bias bowls at £1 to wearing rather tasteful shirts at £5 - we have assured another great afternoon next year and some much needed financial help towards the closed season refurb of the pavilion.
Cheque presentation to Guildcare, 2023
Building work on the TP Club Pavilion has started
-please make sure you follow these site rules
RISK ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTIONS TO MEMBERS FOR PAVILION EXTENTION
Host – Tarring Priory Bowls Club
Contractor – Chessmur
1. No entry by any member into fenced off area
2. When door is knocked through there will be a sheet up and again this will be a No entry area
3. Fire exits are still usable in the existing changing room, front door and kitchen door. The changing room exit will cease to be an exit during the works but signage will be displayed to notify members at this time
4. The recycling and rubbish bins have been relocated by the female toilets next to the fence partition thus meaning nobody is required to go out the back of the clubhouse except in a fire
5. Any works equipment found in the clubhouse should be reported to the builders on site immediately who will deal with their removal, under no circumstances are members to touch anything to do with the builders or building works
6. Access into the works area will only be permitted to those that the Contract Supervisor invites into the area and with the correct PPE supplied by them.
Tarring Priory Charity Bowls and Curry
11 August 2023
Adur - Indoor Outdoor Clubs Event
Two Priory teams competed in the Adur Indoor event for Outdoor Clubs on Saturday 11 February 2023.
The team of Mark Harwood, Roy Barclay, Amber Logan and Stuart Logan won all their group matches to come second in the group and then won the 3/4 playoff against Rottingdean.
The other team of Linda Harwood, Geoff Sheldon, John Fairs and Rob Kinley won the first three of their group matches but, in what was notionally a shootout for group winner, narrowly lost to Goring Manor in the last. GM then lost to Southwick Park in the final.
A very successful day for Priory.
Tarring Priory Annual Dinner
Jan 27th 2023
The evening also gave us the opportunity to say thank you to Wally Burrows who has now retred from Committe life and handed the running of the 50 club onto Butch Shakespeare.
Wally was presented with a small token of the cubs esteem and we wish him well for the future and hope to see him at the Tarring Priory matches in a spectator capacity in the warmer Summer months
Our Annual Club Dinner was held at Worthing Indoor Bowls Club and was very well attended by members their families and friends of the club.
The food was as always delicious and beautify prepared and presented and full marks to Kevin Tester for his part in making sure the correct food got to the correct recipients, Kevin is in fact one of the main drivers of the event and deserves our fullest praise. He even masterminded a photo quiz of sites around Worthing to entertain us whilst not eating.
John Profitt ran the raffle and was ably assisted by Gus Roberts. John enjoys the role of front of house and as usual gave us a memorable event.
Witterings Open and the 'Wiggy' Open 2022
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
NEW WATERING SYSTEM
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.
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
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
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.