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Recent Results Round-Up

Sevenoaks Men duly accounted for Tonbridge in last Tuesday's Millenium Trophy semi-final with a 108-59 victory, then went on to claim the Trophy itself with a win over Bearsted (95-84) on Sunday morning.

Sevenoaks achieved a resounding victory at Queens Mead last Thursday, collected the maximum 6 points and ensured a first place finish in NWKL Division 7

In the National Finals at Leamington, Barbara & Linda won their first game 21-20 against a pair from Herefordshire, but then went down 17-24 to the Lincolnshire team.

Millenium Trophy

Sevenoaks tackle Tonbridge at home this evening (Tuesday 15th) at 6pm in a semi final of this competition.

Cox Cup Update

All good things come to an end. Sevenoaks A's remarkable achievement in reaching the Cox Cup Final was unfortunately not capped by victory on Sunday. Despite a sterling effort they were soundly beaten at Marden by a superior Milton Regis team with its England bowlers.

Jubilee Trophy

This mixed triples competition was played on Saturday in glorious weather. After league matches and semi-finals, Rod Wynn, Doris Chapman and George Jackson won a thrilling final against Barbara Ide, Roger Colyer and Ray Russell, the latter trio scoring 7 shots on the last end but losing by 1 shot overall.

North West Kent League

A thumping 44-28 win at Belvedere secured all 6 points for our men's NWKL team on Thursday, enough for them to leapfrog both Queensmead and Bethlem2 (who both managed only 2 points from their fixtures), and take the top spot in Div 7. Just one more game to play - away to Queensmead next Thursday 17 August - with two points separating the top three teams.

Sevenoaks & District League - Update

2nd Division : league winners are Hollybush, runners-up Sevenoaks

3rd Division : league winners are Acorns with Solefields finishing fifth.

Sevenoaks & District League

The first division programme was completed last week with Holmesdale retaining the title and Knole finishing as runners-up. Final games in the other two divisions take place this Friday with our other teams well-placed. In division two Hollybush require a single point to clinch the top spot, whilst Sevenoaks could finish second by overturning a deficit of 4 points. Acorns do not have a game this week but with a 6 point lead and +30 point shot difference will be unlucky not to win division three and Solefields will aim to finish on a high and secure third place.

Cox Cup Update

The Men's "A" team win through to the Divisional final with victory over Bearsted on Sunday. The final is scheduled for 13th August at Marden BC, 10am start, with old foes Milton Regis the opponents.

Marshall Cup Update

Despite winning on one rink, Hollybush went down to Holmesdale on overall shots count and are eliminated from the competition

Saturday's Match Cancelled

The game versus VCD scheduled for 5th August is cancelled. Once again Sevenoaks is unable to field sufficient players.

Marshall Cup

Hollybush secured a decisive victory against Knole and go forward to meet Holmesdale at the semi-final stage, to be played at Knockholt on 1st August (5pm start). Sevenoaks were beaten 23 - 33 by Westerham.

Cox Cup Progress

The Men's "A" team progress to the Divisional semi-final on 6th August with a comfortable win versus Loose. Venue and opponents not yet known

Autumn Competition

We will again be running a club Autumn Competition – the exact format will be confirmed once the number of entries is known but it is expected to be pairs or triples. There will be three initial rounds on Thursday 7 September, Monday 11 September and Thursday 14 September. The Semi-Final will be held on Monday 18 September and the Final on Tuesday 19 September. Entrants must be available for at least two of the three initial rounds (they can find a substitute of similar ability for one round only) and for both the Semi-Final and Final. Start times to be confirmed but will be around 17-00. To enter, please add your name to one of the lists in the changing rooms by Monday 21 August.

Ladies County Pairs Latest

Congratulations to Barbara and Linda who managed a handsome win in their play-off match and secured third place in the competition, earning a trip to Leamington to participate in the National Finals.

Markers Required for Ladies Week

This is the annual request for markers for ladies week - the mornings of Tuesday 1 August and Thursday 3 August. The ladies who have been knocked out by lunchtime are expected to stay and mark the afternoon matches. If you can help. please sign up on the lists which are in the changing rooms, or email Audrey   Send Mail

Club Internal Competitions

Results from the Men's 2-wood qualifying day mean that in Section 1 Keith Pearce & Trevor Russell and in Section 2 Syd Gamwells & Rod Wynn go forward to contest the respective finals on 10th September.

Due to lack of sufficient Lady entrants the Mixed Pairs competition will not take place this year.

Saturday's Match Cancelled

The game versus Townsend Hook scheduled for 15th July is cancelled. On this occasion Sevenoaks is unable to field sufficient players.

Markers Required - Sunday 16th July

Markers are required for the Men's 2-wood competition on Sunday, 10am start. Anyone able to help please contact Ray Russell.

County Pairs Semi-Final

Sadly, defeat for Barbara and Linda in a closely fought match on Sunday. The possibility of an appearance in the National Finals at Leamington remains however, with the winners of the third place play-off match going forward.

County Competitions - Update

Congratulations to Barbara and Linda for a fine win on Sunday which qualifies them for the County Semi-Final at Maidstone on 9th July and for their County Badge. Unfortunately both Barbara in her singles and the Men's Four lost their games.

County Competitions - Latter Stages

Thursday 29th: Men's Fours Divisional Semi-Final at Ditton features the Sevenoaks team of Keith Pearce, Terry Prince, Trevor Russell and Brian Simmonds.

Ladies Divisional Finals on Sunday 2nd July: Barbara Ide and Linda Wynn compete in the Pairs competition plus Barbara goes solo in the Maude Woods.

The best of luck to all

National Top Club Competition

Sevenoaks Men bow out with a narrow loss (2 disciplines to 3) to Borstal

More Games Cancelled

The Ladies matches versus Bromley scheduled for 27th June and Ditton scheduled for 2nd July, together with the Men's match versus Orpington Excelsior (5th July) have all been cancelled.

National Top Club Competition

Sevenoaks Men beat Tonbridge by 4 disciplines to 1 on Sunday morning and will play Borstal in the next round.

Bar Furniture

We have been fortunate to obtain good quality secondhand furniture for the bar area. The old chairs are available for members to take free of charge and we would also be pleased to know of any charities who may be interested in them and are able to collect. Members are asked to let Barbara know within a couple of week if interested. Any not taken will be disposed of.

Hedge Cutting

We need volunteers to assist with the hedge cutting around the green. The duty would be once a year and all equipment is provided. We are very grateful for the donation of a gantry which enables the top to be reached easily and safely. Please speak to Trevor Russell if you can help. Ladies welcome!

National Top Club Competition

Sevenoaks Men beat Chatham "A" by 3 disciplines to 2 on Saturday morning and will play either Townsend Hook or Tonbridge in the next round.

Another Game Cancelled

The club match versus Hesketh Park scheduled for next Saturday (27th May) has been cancelled - the opposition unable to raise a team.

National Two Fours Competition

Sevenoaks Men ("B" Team) lost by 33 shots to 43 to Chatham "A" on Sunday morning.

Mens Game Cancelled

The club match versus Cobham scheduled for next Wednesday (24th May) has been cancelled - the opposition unable to raise a team. Captain Terry is organising an internal competition for those players wanting a game on the day. Just turn up for a 2:30pm start.

National Competitions (Men)

Team selections for two upcoming games are included in the KO Comps section. Two markers are required for the Top Club game on Saturday 27th May (10am start) If you can help please contact Terry Decoine or Trevor Russell.

Ladies Game Cancelled

The Ladies' Millenium League game at Bearsted scheduled for next Saturday(13th May) has been cancelled.

National Two Fours Competition

Sevenoaks Men ("A" Team) suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Milton Regis on Sunday morning.

Hollybush Parking Restrictions

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Green Opening

The green will be open and available for use from 12 noon on Monday 24th April. As in previous years the green will be closed for maintenance on Monday and Thursday mornings until 12 noon.

Club afternoon Mondays 1.30 onwards

Monday afternoon is available for friendly roll-ups and Vic Manning will be on hand from 8th May for any coaching advice. This is also a good time to bring along friends who would like to try their hand at bowls. The first session is on 1st May with a later start of 2.00pm. Tea and biscuits after all sessions.

Open Day

This is on Sunday 4th June from 2.00pm. Please do try to bring along a friend or family member who would like to have a go. There will be sandwiches and cake for all those attending.

Whist Drives

There will once again be regular whist drives throughout the season, held this year on Wednesday evenings:

April 12th & 26th   May 10th & 24th   June 14th & 28th
July 12th & 26th    August 9th & 24th	Sept 13th & 27th

7pm (for 7:30 start) - 10pm. Family and friends welcome.

Spectator Opportunities

The following events are being held at the club and will be interesting to watch. Hopefully a sunny afternoon with the bar open!

  Tuesday 6th June:  Kent County BA v Sevenoaks
  Friday 30th June:  Men's Divisional Semi-finals unbadged singles
  Weds 23rd August:  Kent Ladies v Suffolk Ladies

Tools

Do you have any unused tools you no longer need? Hammers, drills, screwdrivers, spanners etc. The club now has a maintenance team who are currently using their own equipment and would like to have on site tools for whenever needed. Please leave any contributions in the mens changing room.

Team Duties for Home Matches

There have been some changes here, mainly consolidating the two previous pre-match duties into a single one

Sevenoaks & District League

We have entered a fifth side (Solefields) to this year's competition. Despite this, the number of participating teams has reduced and the League will be re-organised into three divisions. The first division will consist of eight teams, the other two divisions of ten teams each. This will result in some matches being scheduled for play on a Tuesday, rather than Friday, evening

Men's Internal Competitions

The qualifying conditions for entry to the Franklin Ames and Enterprise competitions have changed, as shown on this year's subs form

Pre-Season Cheese and Wine

The date for this year's pre-season get together is Sunday, 9th April