2016 Playing Season

Download reports about the Tarring Priory A Team, B Team and Friendly Teams

as well as notes about individual and personal bowls achievements by Priory Members

The 2016 Season 

Click on the coloured buttons to see reports of the season  month by month

Playing Records by Priory Teams in 2016

A TEAM          P    27      W    17      D     0      L    10

B TEAM          P    16       W     7      D     0      L     9

FRIENDLIES   P   26      W     11      D     1      L   14

ALL TEAMS     P   69      W    35      D    1      L    33

Click to open downloadable details of Priory's 2016 WSBL 1 matches



The 'A' team finished 3rd in the League, they were well beaten by the winners Chichester and Norfolk who had an exceptional season finished 2nd.28 players represented the club at this level. Matthew Smith, Gary Wyatt and Derek Meechan all played in every match. Gary Wyatt had the top skips record of the 5 skips used. 3 Ranking Points are awarded for each match won by an A team player, and with 37.5 RP Matthew Smith  topped this category. 

Click the buttons to see Priory B's WSBL Division 2 2016 matches



The aim of the game for the 2016 season was to consolidate last year's promotion. The 'Bs' achieved thier aim finishing above the relegation places and maintaining their Division 2 Status.  Wally Burrows and Amrik Pannu were the only everpresent players. Roy Barclay finished the season jointly with Roy Bland as the top ranked players. Players in B team matches are awarded 2 RPs for each match won. The Roys finished with 16 RP, just 2 ahead of 6 other players, which implies that the honours and plaudits were shared throughut the team this season..  Top second team skips for the 2016 season were Ted Hood and Ray Lister, both winning 7 of the matches they skipped.

2016 was another remarkable year in the 'Counties' for Priory. Derek Meechan followed Stuart Shwartz's 2015 success become Sussex Unbadged Singles Champion 2016. Keth Brinsmead and Jon Clear reached the Area FINAL of the Pairs. Nick Eager, Emilio Dipetro and John Hobbs got to the QUARTER FINALS of the Triples. David Fairs, John Schools, John Fairs and Wally Burrows reached the County SEMI FINALs in the Fours. A Fantastic effort - brilliant work by the Priory boys! Check out the draws for 2017 on the SCB competition page.


Stuart Shwart had a chance of National Glory playing at Leamington Spa after winning through the Sussex qualifier in the Champion of Champions

The 2016 Tipsters Challenge results are  published here. Check out how the

race to be the 2016 champion was run.

Lest we forget . . .

Stan had two spells with Tarring Priory. He first joined the Priory on 25th February 1995 and after 12 years with us, he left our club in 2007 to join Worthing BC, but he was always a Priory man at heart. He re-joined us on the 28 February 2012 and played regularly until he retired due to ill health in the 2015 season. Stan was a quality bowler and was a regular for the first team and represented the club in league, county and national comps. He was a Vice Captain for the years 2002 & 2003 and also our Catering Officer in 2003. Stan does not appear many times on the honours board in the Priory Pavilion - only winning one competitiion in his years with us. Typically though he won the important ones - and he was crowned Club Singles Champion in 2013.

 Stan Burvill

1942 - 2016

John was a member of our club for 35 seasons. He first joined us as a bowler in 1981. He served the club on the governing Committee for 3 years from 2001. John was always a regular in friendly sides and an occasional player in League games. He very much liked the evening Triples League and was in winning teams in 1998, 1999 and most recently in 2014. Just a couple of days before his unexpected death he played in a Spoons match winning 23-15, recording a Top Rink which also placed him at the Top of the Atkins League. People always remember your last woods John.John's funeral took place at Worthing Crematorium on Monday the 4th July at 12.40pm. A wake in his honour was held at Ferring Village hall.

  John Treasure

1933 - 2016

Peter joined Priory in 1984 and was a regular participant with the 'Friday Spooners' for many years. Indeed, he was the Atkins 'Spoons' League Winner in 2004. He played well into his nineties and will be remembered for his abililty to lead accurately with his swinging woods. He always had a good word for his fellow players and was well thought of by all the Priory members who were privileged to know him.


Peter's memorial service took place on May 16th at St Marys Church, Goring- by-Sea and later at Worthing Crematorium. A wake in his honour was held after the services at Worthing Indoor Bowling Club.

  Peter Plumb

1921 - 2016