Meet the Tarring Priory Club Officers

Derek Ridley holds this most important of roles. He was re-elected to the office for a sixth successive year in January 2019. He succeeded out-going President Wally Burrows, who stood down at the 2014 AGM after a much valued period at the helm.  Derek joined the club on the 10 October 1991, he was co-opted onto the Governing Committee in 1998 as an Assistant Secretary and served as Secretary from 1999 - 2004, during at which time he was also Bar Manager 2001 - 2002. He became Vice Captain in 2004 and Captain 2005 - 2006 and was elected President for the years 2007 - 2009. Derek's tireless efforts to promote bowls at a local level received County wide recognition in 2015 with the award of the 'Sussex Bowls Man of the Year' Trophy. To contact our president by e-mail click on his picture.

Club President

Chairman

The position of Tarring Priory Chairman was born out of the constitutional reform agreed at the 2018 SGM which preceded the 2018 AGM. Keith Brinsmead was elected unopposed at the meeting and was re-elected  in 2019 will now act as the channel and guide for Tarring Priory Committee Meetings.
 
Keith, despite his youthful looks has been a playing member at Priory since 1978. He has served on the committee in various guises during that time, but it is his recent retirement which has allowed him the time to take on this important role at our club.
 
As a player, Keith is one of our top men and as recently as 2016 was our Singles Champion. Keith indeed has a total of 20 honours against his name at Tarring Priory

Honorary Secretary

John Fairs joined Priory in 1990 to start learning the game whilst still an active weekend Cricketer with Broadwater. He retired from Cricket in 1996 and took up bowling in earnest, playing in as many matches as work and home life would permit. When not playing bowls he enjoys watching and supporting the club and other members in matches at all levels. John was elected to the Priory Committee in 2003 and in 2005 he assisted the Competition Secretary taking on the role full time 2006 - 2008. He is the SCB and BE delegate for Tarring Priory. In 2009 he was elected as Club Captain and held the role until 2013. John's playing record at Priory is second to none and he was Club Singles Champion in 2008 and repeated the feat again in September 2014, altogether he appears on the Priory Honours board 21 times. He took over the chief administrative role for the club in 2014 and was re-elected for 2019. If you want to email John please click on his picture. John will be helped by our Assistant Secretary, John Schools.

Honorary Treasurer

Chris 'Gus' Roberts was elected onto the management committee to fulfil this vital role in 2017 and after astute tutelage from President Derek was relelected for a second year in 2019.  Gus has worked with figures professionally for many years and is cofident of maintaining the healthy  state of the Tarring Priory Bowls Club finances. He joined Priory as a bowler in 2013 and has been a regular member of both our friendly and league teams . If you want to contact 'Gus' click on his picture to send him an e-mail.

 

Our accounts are inspected annually by Kevin Tester

First Team Manager

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Stuart was elected to the important position of manager for West Sussex Bowls League matches at the January 2019 AGM. He will also oversee Sussex County Bowls Double Fours selection (Abergavenny). In addition Stuart will have ultimate selection control for our entries into the Bowls England Team Competitions, The Top Club and Double Rinkers

Stuart's bowling highlights include, winning the SCB Unbadged Singles in 2015. Stuart has also represented SCB in the Home Counties League. 

 

At Priory he has appeared on our Honours Boards 13 times in the short time he has been with us. Notably he won the Championship Singles in 2015 and 2017, the 2 sets singles in 2016 and 2018, and has also won the Handicap singles in 2015.  

 

Stuart takes responsibility for first team  selection and has a sub-committee to support his decision making. To contact him  just click on his picture.

Stracey Team Manager

Joe Peters continues in his role as Stracey team manager for a second term in 2019. Joe is just one of those great characters who can turn his hand to anything and we are pleased to have the benefit of his management and motivational skills. In 2018, our first year back in the Stracey Joe led his team to top of the league and Tarring finished Champions.

 

This is Joe's second spell at Tarring Priory. He re-joined us in November 2014 as a playing member; his contributions to the club in his first spell were rewarded with an Honorary Life Membership. Before coming back to Priory, Joe was a regular in Field Place Bowling side. Joe's return to Priory was very welcome, as he is an excellent team bowler. In 2015 he finished top of the Priory Rankings for WSBL 3 matches achieving 11 wins from 16 matches. Joe's club record includes a winners medal for the Handicap pairs in 1995.

Friendly Team Manager

John Proffitt has stepped into the shoes vacated by Joe Peters and was elected unopposed as Friendly team manager in 2018 and re-elected for 2019
 
John  has a comprehensive knowledge of players at all levels throughout the club and will be able to put out the balanced sides which are essential to be a strong and competitive friendly side. John plays most of his games in the 'Stracey' team and friendlies
John is a pragmatist and gets the best out of the players available to him. In 2018 we had our best friendly record for many years.
 
 Click John's picture to email him about the Friendlies.

Match Secretary, Safeguarding Officer & Webmaster

Alan Messer joined Priory in September 2005  eager to experience the more competitive bowling a club like Priory could offer.  Alan does have a certain pedigree for organisation having been Secretary to the Sussex County Bar Billiards Association for over 10 years, a game which he still strives to be good at in the winter months. He was a winning member of the White Hart (Littlehampton) team who were National Team Champions in 2014. He served as Tarring Priory Competition Secretary (2008-2010, 2012-2017). He was also Match Secretary (2011-2018), and he was re-elected in 2019. Alan also has responsibility for the management of this website, and also holds the vital club mantle of Safeguarding Officer. He is also no mean bowler and finished top of the club ranking points in 2018. He appears on the Competition winners lists no less than 19 times. If you would like to contact Alan about competitions, fixtures, the T.P. website or to chat about Manchester City, please click on his picture.

 

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Competition Secretary

Stuart Logan rejoined Priory in 2015 and is fiercely competitive in his approach to bowling. This is a character trait which should stand him in good stead as he continues in the role of competition secretary at Priory in 2019.

 

Since his return to Priory, Stuart has a taking a liking to the KO Fours Competition and has been a winner twice.

 

As Competition Secretary Stuart will have responsibility for over-seeing KO Comps, Leagues and also establishing Playing Handicaps for 2019. He will also take on the role as MC for Finals Weekend

Bar Manager

Emilio DiPietro's great love for many years was football (a QPR fan for those that didn't know - come on uarrrrrrrrrs). In 1978 he started coaching a group of local youngsters who did not have a football team and as a result of that the Worthing Minors Boys Football Club came in existance. After four years and the boys getting older Emilio then assisted in the birth of a club for local Italian children and A.C. Azzuri was formed, the club still being in existance today. As he was getting older in the mid 1990's he decided he would like to take up a sport himself rather than being on the sidelines of a football club. Hence he gave bowls a try and joined Tarring Priory Bowls Club. In 2005 he showed his pedigree by being the clubs 'B' teams 'Top Skip' playing in the Brodie Tray. He achieved the top honour in the club as Singles Champion in 2012. Emilio stepped down as the clubs Catering Officer in 2007 after serving the club well for several years. He served three years as the club Vice Captain (2006 - 2008). Emilio was elected Youth Development Officer in 2009 and he continues to hold this post having been re-elected again in 2018. In 2015 he has also took on the very important position of Bar manager. If you would like to contact Emilio by email please click on his picture.

To find information about Playing Records, Club honours and Positions of Responsibilty for all our Playing Members use the buttons below.

Club Officers from the past

Presidents

 

1938 E R WILLOUGHBY

1939 R WHITESIDE

1941 G F JONES

1942 L W WRIGHT

1944 F J BROOKHOUSE

1945 A J RULE

1947 A H JENKINSON

1948 J B BLUNDELL

1949 J R RUDOLF

1951 F J CHAMPION

1953 C H A WOOD

1956 A E MASTERS

1957 R CHADWICK

1958 F M ROOME

1972 A H HASLER

1973 J J VICKERS

1977 D HERSHEL-JONES 

1977 H J T BRACKLEY

1980 A R M MILLS

1982 E D LOYDELL

1985 A ALLEN

1989 G HILDRETH

1991 J E CHARNOCK

1993 S J SAUNDERS

1994 K TIMMS

1996 E J D HOOD

2001 E FRENCH

2004 G P WYATT

2007 D J RIDLEY

2010 W R G BURROWS

2014 D J RIDLEY      

Hon Secretaries

 

OCT 1937 W PLATT

MAY 1941 A J HUDSON

DEC 1943 J D EDWARDS

NOV 1944 J BARKER

NOV 1946 A E MASTERS

JUN  1950 J E NEWELL

NOV 1954 F B VICKERS

NOV 1958 H R SMITH

NOV 1959 S T SHORT

NOV 1961 F B VIGOR

NOV 1963 D C STURGESS

NOV 1966 E L GARDINER

MAY 1972 H E MOULDS

NOV 1972 H H WEBSTER

NOV 1989 R T D DALGLEISH

MAY 1999 D RIDLEY

MAY 2005 E J D HOOD

JAN  2006 M J JOYCE

JAN  2014 J F FAIRS

Captains 1938-64

 

1938 R WHITESIDE

1939 C EDWARDS

1940 L W WRIGHT

1941 R G RIX

1941 J MEAD

1943 C DALLEY

1944 A J RULE

1945 R G RIX

1946 S W DUNCAN

1947 J B BLUNDELL

1948 F MATLEY

1948 C H A WOOD

1950 F J CHAMPION

1951 S W EVANS

1952 C H A WOOD

1953 A E MASTERS

1954 A E DAWES

1955 J E NEWELL

1956 R CHADWICK

1957 W J ROBERTS

1958 C J CARR

1959 A H HASLER

1960 F B VICKERS

1961 C J BELSHAM

1962 C S COUVES

1963 H A SHARPEN

1964 E A SPIRES

Captains 1965-2014

 

1965 R CHADWICK

1966 H G PACKER

1967 S T SHORT

1968 J J VICKERS

1969 W WINFIELD

1970 J F FEEST

1971 A E GIBBS

1973 H J T BRACKLEY

1974 A R M MILLS

1976 G L J BIL

1976 B H HOLMES

1978 L D MEAD  

1979 L A STRIDE

1980 G HILDRETH

1983 H R SEXTON

1985 G HILDRETH

1986 H R SEXTON

1989 D H RICKARD

1989 H R SEXTON

1991 R G CHALCRAFT 

1997 S IVES

1999 W R G BURROWS

2005 D J RIDLEY

2007 G P WYATT

2008 W R G BURROWS

2009 J F FAIRS

2014 M J JOYCE

The role of Captain was not filled in 2015 and 3 new positions were created

to replace the enormous single task of Club Captain

Club Managers 2015 -

A Team Manager

 

2015 A CLARKE

2016 A CLARKE

2017 N EAGER

2018 N EAGER

2019 S SHWARTZ

B Team Manager

 

2015 R ROBERTS

2016 R ROBERTS

2017 R ROBERTS

2018 J PETERS

2019 J PETERS

Friendly Team Manager

 

2015 A PANNU

2016 J PETERS

2017 J PETERS

2018 J PROFFITT

2019 J PROFFITT

 

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