2019 Presidents’ Day competition

The doubles finalist of the Presidents cup. John &Lynn v Alan and Sue.

The doubles finalist of the Presidents cup.
John &Lynn v Alan and Sue.

2019 Presidents cup winners Alan & Sue

2019 Presidents cup winners Alan & Sue

12 members attended the Presidents’ Day competition with two groups in 5 game playoffs to identify the finalists.
Chairman John Hacking and Lynn Shepherd were pitted against Alan from Whitehall and Sue Hacking club secretary.
Braving the drizzle that turned into the sort that wets you through.(courtesy of Peter Kay)
Alan and Sue came out tops after a hard and soggy game.Well done to all.

This is the final game day of the season and the green closes 23rd September until the spring.

PRESIDENTS DAY COMPETITION SUNDAY 15th SEPTEMBER AT 1PM

MEMBERS ARE REMINDED OF THE ABOVE FINAL COMPETITION OF THE SEASON STARTING AT 1 pm ON SUNDAY.

THANKS GO TO ALL MEMBERS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE RUNNING OF THE CLUB THIS SEASON AND WE HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT ON SUNDAY. RAFFLE PRIZES ARE WELCOMED.

THE GREEN CLOSES FOR THE WINTER ON MONDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER.

 

Work on the fence repairs has begun.

Thanks to the persistance of member Ian Riley the local authority having shown great interest in our plight have commenced work on rebuilding the perimeter fence,resiting the entrance gate and replacing the hedge fence .

It is hope to be completed on Monday 8th July and the green is open in the meantime just watch your step around the new entrance.

Work begins on the fence

Work begins on the fence

 

It’s a knockout challenge

 

 

 

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Once again gain the weather was kind for our summer knockout competition.

Numbers were down slightly due to a golfing pro am competition.

Two teams played against each other to lead into the semi finals and finals.

Eventual winner was Ian Riley having beaten Chris Thayne who was runner up.

Photos from top.

The participants.

Chris presented with his runners up by Mrs Beryl Thayne.

Ian Riley receiving his winners cup from Beryl.

Thanks again to our sponsors AINSWORTHS funeral directors.

Next event is Sunday 14th July at Sunnyhurst when we host Whitehall bowling club.Refreshments will be served,entry fee £3 pp.

Social evening success

Thanks to everyone who attended the Cheese and Wine Evening in support of the Sunnyhurst Bowling Club at our Community Centre (Tennis Club). The weather was perfect for drinking, games and quizzing ! We raised just over £290 for much needed upkeep of the club ! Special thanks to the Bowling Club Committee for their help and contributions to a most successful and enjoyable evening !

Whitehall friendly comp at Sunnyhurst now set for Sunday 14th July

Refreshments will be available and the pub will be open so come along and help us take a few points from the established Whitehall team.Entry fee £3 pp and if you can help with raffle prizes please do.contact John on 07725638650 if you are attending to help with numbers please.

Doubles competition sees champions retain the cup

Up there with the billing of the 2019 FA Cup final was Sunnyhurst Bowling Clubs doubles competition.

7 couples took part on a fine day for bowling.

The draw for the pairings saw previous winners John Hacking and Lynn Shepherd teaming up again.

As the tournament reached its finale the defending champions withstood the barracking and went on to pip Ken and Gwyneth Dearden to their win.

John and Lynn presented doubles cup by secretary Sue Hacking

John and Lynn presented doubles cup by secretary Sue Hacking

AGM Sunnyhurst tennis club Wednesday 10th April 7.30pm

SUNNYHURST BOWLING GREEN 2019 COMMUNITY ASSET OR NOT ?

While many bowling greens are being forced to close due to lack of funding or interest Sunnyhurst is fortunate to still have a bowling green in a lovely setting .Perfect for a friendly game of bowls particularly on a sunny day.

The green, pavilion and surroundings are maintained by the SunnyhurstBowling Club. The club is totally self-funded paying an annual rent to Blackburn with Darwen Council( the only council green asked to do so) as well as all the running and maintenance costs.

  During this winter2018/19 the club has had to outlay over £3,000 on a new path to the pavilion and extra expenditure on the green itself.

 Thanks must be made to Crown Paints for a donation of £2,000 and Denis andElizabeth Jepson and Chris and Beryl Thayne for holding fund raising events contributing to a sum of just over £1,000  towards the upkeep of the green and surroundings. Indeed over the past few years Denis, Elizabeth, Chris and Beryl have raised a considerable amount of money towards the bowling green, many thanks.

   Membership and visitor numbers are relatively small and the club has only kept the green open thanks to donations, fund raising and sponsorship. With basic annual costs of around £1,600 the club barely makes ends meet.

The bowling green is an often unnoticed and forgotten part of our community (tucked away behind a row of cottages just beyond the Sunnyhurst Public House and reached by a path besides the pub).The club committee feel there is a need to remind everyone that it is there and that new committee members and anew increased membership are needed. Without this input the green and club could fold possibly within the next couple of years.

  Therefore increased membership and fund raisers are needed to keep the bowling green for future use. If you think the green is worth keeping for the future please join! Membership details are attached.

         John Hacking (Bowling Club Chairman)