The club is very sad to announce the loss of John and Valerie Deacon who had been club members since 2011.
John was a full member right up to his death whilst Valerie having been a full member left us in October 2019.
Both died of Cancer whilst being cared for by their loving family with the support of St Barnabas House Hospice in Worthing.
John died on the 31st of March with Valerie following him shortly afterwards on the 17th April.
This meant that due to the closeness of their departure the family was able to hold a joint funeral on the 27th of this month to celebrate their lives and the 65 year of happy marriage that the couple had enjoyed together.
Our thoughts are with their family at this time.
The Sussex County Women's IBA has announced that they have made no decisions regarding County Matches for 2021-22 or the playing to conclusion of the 2019-20 County Finals until the EIBA and Government Guidelines are made clear.
Entry Forms for 2021-22 County Competitions are unlikely to be sent to Clubs until September 2021.
Be assured Clubs will be notified about SCWIBA matches/competitions/leagues as soon as possible.
The Summer League programme will begin with the Climping League on Monday 24th May.
If there are still any members who are not as yet registered with a team on Monday, Wednesday (Morning or Evening) or Friday and wish to play in one or more of the leagues then they should contact.
Bob Atkins (Summer League Secretary) immediately.
The club has been asked by Les Webb’s partner Ann Harrison to thank everybody for their kind thoughts, cards, and flowers, that she received and which were very much appreciated.
It is with great sadness that the club has to announce the sad loss of another one of its members who peacefully passed away on the 23rd of March 2021.
“Les ” who joined us in June 2011 was one of the club’s characters and will be sadly missed.
He was the Team Leader of Druids in the Tuesday mornings Winter league.
Our thoughts go out to his partner, Ann, as well as his wider family and friends at this time.
It is with great sadness that the club has just learnt of the sad loss of another one of our members who passed away peacefully on the 15th of February 2021.
“Ian ” was one of the club’s early members who having left the club and then re-joined in October 2018 before leaving us again in October 2019.
Having had a short stay in hospital for an operation, Ian unfortunately picked up the Covid virus whilst there, which he then passed onto his wife who only had mild systems, whereas the combination of Covid and then, we believe, Sepsis was too much for Ian.
Our thoughts go out to his wife Val, as well as his wider family and friends at this time.
It is with great sadness that the club has to announce the sad loss of another one of its long-standing members who peacefully passed away on the 13th of March 2021.
“Dennis ” was one of the club’s earliest members and was a great supporter of the club having been a player as well as Team Leader for many years.
Even after he finished his bowling career he continued to run and support his teams, when they were playing, and all from the comfort of a chair in the club.
He was also known for buying the coffees after their matches.
Dennis had also been the Club Captain at Southwick BC, during his bowling career and like us at Adur will be missed for his warm smile and courteous manner.
The funeral for Dennis will be at 4:00 p.m. on 6th April 2021 at Worthing Crematorium.
Due to the current Covid restrictions attendance will be limited and by Invitation only.
Following the recent update from the EIBA the Board have decided that whilst a full opening of the club, is not approved until 17th May, we can look to a limited opening from 12th April.
This means that Full Members, those who have previously paid their Annual Fees for the 2020/21 winter season, will be able to roll up on their own or with another member from the same household.
In preparation for this, staff will be available in the mornings beteen 9:00 & 12:00 during the week commencing Monday 5th April (Excluding Easter Monday) to accept bookings from 12th April.
Club opening time will be restricted to 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday to Friday during this initial period.
Catering facilities will not be available.
In line with Government restrictions the club will, from the 17th May, be open for the full summer schedule ,when up to six bowlers from different households, or members of two households can play on a rink.
Catering and Bar facilities will be available.
The summer league programme will commence on Monday 24th May with the Climping League teams in action.
Unless mandated by Government, members will not be required to show proof of COVID vaccination, but face covering will be required in all areas of the club, except for those designated otherwise.
Full Members who have not registered for a league but wish to do so should contact Bob Atkins (Summer League Secretary) without delay.
The Directors and Staff look forward to welcoming members back into the club.
NOTE: ALL DATES ARE PROVISIONAL IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S ROAD MAP.
Ex Member Update.
We have been informed by his stepson Richard, that Ray Elliott one of our Ex Members, who has been unwell for some time with cancer and other complications is about to be moved into St. Michael Nursing Home in Downsview Road, Worthing, after a couple of weeks in hospital.
We wish him well.