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07 08 2020


We have a new caterer in situ, Penny, who’s open for business Fridays to Sundays (eat out only at present, owing to covid-19 restrictions).

Members can receive a 10% discount on purchases on proof of membership.

The following are the results of the club competitions.

1-2-3 Pairs: K Fairhall & T Ryan Beat M Beirne & D Hubbard
Handicap Singles: T Buckle Beat D Peacock
Handicap Pairs: P Gibbens & D Lee Beat M Beirne & V Cluness
Championship Pairs: P Horsted & P Gandey Beat E Rice & N Daly
Mixed Pairs: M Beirne & D Anderson Beat S Daly & K Luxford
7up Singles: P Horsted Beat N Daly
Australian Pairs: T Steele & T Ryan Beat V Cluness & K Fairhall
Wish Win: P Gibbens Beat B Buckle
Vets Singles: D Lee Beat D Wigdor
1-2-3 Singles: N Daly Beat M Beirne
2 Wood Singles: K Fairhall Beat P Horsted
Championship Singles: D Hubbard Beat D Peacock

Congratulations to all winners, and thanks to all participants, both in the bowling and organisation.

We’re pleased to be able to reopen, albeit with restrictions in place because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We ask that all patrons observe the precautions we have in place regarding queuing, following the one-way system, and signing in and out. Please maintain social distancing!

We also have new catering arrangements in place, currently operating Fridays to Sundays, so please pop along and say hi to Penny, and see what’s on offer! Note that we can’t currently offer a ‘dine-in’ option owing to the restrictions in force.

On Sundays we have live bands playing at the front of the clubhouse – these are popular, and offer various musical styles, so there may be something that takes your fancy – the only way to find out is to come and listen!

Bowling has, unfortunatley, been very hit very hard this season. There is a much-curtailed club competition schedule, no friendly or league action and county and national competitions have all been cancelled. The greens are open for roll-ups, so we welcome you for those. Members have the option of buying a season ticket (proceeds to the club)  – please ask for details.

New members are welcome; as the club offering is someone disjointed this year, any new member will also be a member for next year, so for £48, your membership lasts until 30th March 2022. Drinks work out a lot cheaper for members over visitor’ prices. Please ask for details.


I think that covers it –  welcome back, and we hope to see you soon.


Swhype  |  +44 (0)20 7193 8077  | LONDON VIDEO AGENCY LAUNCHES BRIGHTON STUDIO BY SUPPORTING LOCAL LAWN BOWLS CLUB; Roll-up Roll-up! Hove club is bowled over by video agency support A video marketing agency who produces work for high street brands like The White Company and John Lewis are supporting a local bowls club with the aim of attracting new active members to the club and game in general.

London-based company Swhype [for Video] is sponsoring the Hove & Kingsway Bowling Club over the next three years with both financial and creative support. In April 2019, the 6 year-old company which creates social video content and animation for businesses, brands and charities, is launching their new regional office for Brighton & Hove by supporting the established local lawn bowls club with a 3 year sponsorship. With their experience and knowledge of social media, design and marketing, mixed with a passion for people and the community, Swhype are hoping to provide the club with the help it needs to keep it going from strength to strength, extending the reach to potential new members of all ages and helping to make the club even more sustainable – beginning with the club’s first Open Day on Sunday April 28th. There are also plans for a regular film & music event at the club, celebrating and connecting local animators and filmmakers in a unique environment. Director of Swhype, Andy Greenhouse, explains why he wanted to get involved; “There’s a need for places like the bowls club – for people suffering from isolation it can provide an essential community hub and focus, but it’s also a great way to make new friends whilst staying active and healthy. If these places are neglected, they disappear and everyone loses. We’re opening an office in Hove and heard that the club were looking for some help with sponsorship – it seemed like the perfect way to help the bowls club with funds and much needed marketing for new membership. Our support has so far provided the club with this years team shirts and we’ll be using our video and design skills to encourage people to try the game and support the club.” Hove & Kingsway Bowling Club President Dave Lee said of the partnership; “Swhype’s generous support of the club has enabled us to not only purchase some much needed equipment but has also helped us promote the club to new members. The club wants to be sustainable by attracting active new members each year as well as bringing people to events at the clubhouse to ensure this vital community asset is well used. Swhype’s support is invaluable in doing this and is very much appreciated.” Hove and Kingsway Bowls Club sits in an idyllic location right on the beach and boasts a friendly clubhouse complete with bar and café, for the social side. The club has plans to invite other local communities to make use of their great facilities. The club is also looking to include more fun activities for families and encourage younger players to take part.

Our new caterers, Christos and Nikos, are getting ready for the 2019 season, with some dates for your diary…

Sunday 14th April (Marathon Day) Join us for a barbecue on the lawn amongst the regular Marathon Day activities.

Easter Sunday (21st April) Open for breakfast and lunch; booking is advised!

Monday 29th April, the official opening – open for the duration of the season for breakfasts, lunches and more. Come and say hello and enjoy some top quality food!

There’s also the President’s supper to look forward to on the evening of May 7th, following a pre-season roll-up – traditional sausage and mash, optional dessert too. (Book via Paul at the bar and advise of any special dietary requirements).

Another of our popular skittles nights coming up on Friday 22nd March. As it was so popular last time, its accompanied by a superb curry, and all for only £7.00!

The skittles will kick off around 7.00 pm, so be early to register for the draw.

You can express interest via our Facebook page.

We have now formalised a shortlist of candidates and are therefore not accepting any further enquiries.

We thank everyone for spreading the news and all who responded.

A final announcement will be made shortly.

April 2019.


With the official opening of the greens, we’re pleased to reopen for our ‘summer season’.

We’re now open 7 days a week, from noon until 2:30 reopening at 5:30, Monday to Thursday, and from noon straight though into the evening on Friday to Sunday.

Closing times are, as always, subject to variance according to the particular demands of the evening.

We also have our new caterer, Christos, on board, opening daily from 10, serving fresh food, home made cakes hot drinks, etc, so come down and see what takes your fancy!

Watch out for news of some exciting new evening dining experiences through the summer.

Finals Day, held on Saturday 15th September, produced some good matches in great bowling weather.

This year’s roll-of-honour:

Men’s Championship Singles: Winner, David Hubbard; Runner-up, Jack Fairhall

Men’s Handicap Singles: Winner, Dave Lee; Runner-up, Toby Buckle

Two-Wood Singles: Winner, Darren Anderson; Runner-up, Davie Peacock

Seven-up Singles: Winner, Kevin Fairhall; Runner-up, Nick Daly

Veterans’ Singles: Winner, Cecil Josman; Runner-up, David Wigdor

Wish Win: Winner, Guy Tipton; Runner-up, Ted Chapman

Ladies Singles: Winner, Edy Dailly; Runner-up, Sue Daly

Championship Pairs: Winners, Jack Fairhall & Kevin Fairhall; Runners-up, Tony Ryan & Davie Peacock

Handicap Pairs: Winners, Cecil Josman & Edy Dailly; Runners-up, Kevin Luxford & Graham Sandercock

Mixed Pairs: Winners, Edy Dailly & Ernie Rice; Runners-up, Nick Daly & Sue Daly


Congratulations to all the above, and as always thanks to all entrants and everyone who made finals day run smoothly.

Note that the mixed league game scheduled for Monday 11th June has been postponed by the opposition owing to other commitments.

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