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1. There is no Hove Open Bowls Tournament this year (but, all being well, it will return next year) so we, Hove & Kingsway Bowling Club are running a triples tournament at the times that the HOBT triples would normally take place. We hope that many of the regular participants of the the tournament triples will enter.

2. Of late, our Charity Sunday has taken place on the Sunday preceding the open; last year however, we discovered to our cost that this also coincided with Sussex County competition finals, which took away many of the bowlers who may otherwise have entered our Charity Fours; this year, to avoid such a clash we’ve switched Charity Sunday to the end of Open Week, thus, County Finalists can still enter our Charity fours.

Open Triples: Evenings of 24th to 26th July, with semi-finals and final held in the morning and afternoon of Saturday 27th July. Download Open Triples Entry Form

Charity Sunday: July 28th. Download Charity Sunday Entry Form

Every Monday in May, come along to our open roll-ups, from 6-8pm.
With the emphasis on enjoyment, fun for the novice and experienced bowler alike.
If you’ve never bowled before, there will be experienced bowlers to help you get started and support you as the evening progresses.

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).

The greens open Friday 20th April at 1020. Fixture sheets are ready and awaiting your names in the clubhouse. The bar will be open daily (except for reflooring – watch this space), at the usual times.

Café open too!

Hope to see you all for a good summer.

23 09 2017

Finals Day

Finals Day is under way, weather looks promising so come on down.

Here’s the running order…

10.00 7Up Singles – T Buckle v J Steele
10:30 Handicap Pairs – D Lee & E Dailly v P Havis & J Dick
11:00 2 wood Singles – N Daly v D Peacock
12.00 Ladies Singles – V Cluness v M Beirne
1.00 Handicap Singles – T Buckle v J Steele
2.30 Mixed Pairs – P Mallett & T Grant v M Beirne & D Hubbard
2.30 Mens Pairs – T Ryan & D Peacock v T Buckle & T Elston
3.00 Veterans Singles – J Steele v D Lee
2.00 Wish Win Singles – T Steele v T Chapman
3.30 Mens Singles – D Anderson v J Fairhall

Presentations will follow the conclusion of all matches, circa 5pm.

Very good day. Extremely lucky with the weather, until the last few ends of the final, when bowlers were seen hiding from the elements in nearby bushes!

The clubhouse was packed with members and friends. Good light entertainment. Lovely food on the barbecue and at Alexis’s as usual.

Winners were David Hubbard, Graham Sandercock, Nick Daly and Terry Elston

handkHove & Kingsway put on a fantastic show and beat Horsham 5-0 in a close game.

Some of the rinks were down at the half way stage, but in true H&K style rose to the occasion when needed.

The next round sees them pitched against Haywards Heath & Beech Hurst BC, conquerers of H & K ‘B’ a couple of rounds ago.

Watch this space for more details!





Celebrate Christmas and The New Year at Hove & Kingsway

We’re open for all the usual days, see full times here, with Live Music from the Leo Gibbs Band on New Year’s Eve, seeing us through to 1:00 am on New Years Day.

There’s also Paul’s annual Boxing Day Quiz on (when else) Boxing Day, which will take place around 2 – 230 pm. and is usually good fun watching Paul struggle with technology while hung-over!

We look forward to seeing you, and wish you and yours a great Christmas and Happy 2017.

Join us on Sunday 11 December for some live music, followed by an ‘open mic’.

Also last chance to buy tickets for the Christmas draw!


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