Week 6: 30th June 2016

Ken Sowerby 2015    Ken Sowerby  [ Plough]

 Plough’s new boy Ken Sowerby [Pictured] shot a 180 when  making his debut for the Champions, during their 9-0 whitewash over the Railway, for whom Richard Kinchin posted a 100 finish.  Taking advantage of the Railway’s demise, were the Old Boys, who beat the Sussex Barn 6-3 to move above them into 2nd place.
   Jason Trott was in good form for the Rising Sun, hitting a maximum, and a 121 outshot, but all to no avail as his side went down 5-4 at the Anchor, while the Storrington Club enjoyed a fine 6-3 win over the Plough B, with two more 180’s recorded here, one for Storrington’s Chris ‘the power’ Read, and Plough’s Mal Bradford, with Plough’s Ross Mitchell also chipping in with a 108 checkout.
   Windmill go top of the B Division following their 8-1 thumping of the Wild Geese, previous leaders Barns Green SC were surprisingly beaten by the Warnham Stags 5-4 and drop to 2nd.   Despite a maximum from Matt Best the bottom side All Blacks slumped to a 8-1 defeat by the Arms Academy.   At the Southwater Club, big hitting from Justin Parker [180], and Ray Bulbeck [171] proved too much for the home side, as they lost 6-3 to the Coot.


Week 5: 23rd June 2016

2016-06-25 19.36.09     Matt Hoyte  [Old Boys]

The Railway lost their unbeaten run, when losing to the Plough B 6-3, while the A Division leaders Plough thumped struggling Sussex Barn 8-1.   Matt Hoyte [pictured] shot a 180 for the Old Boys, as they beat the Anchor for whom Clive Gee hit a 126 outshot 6-3.  The Rising Sun posted their first win of the season, when beating the Storrington Club 6-3, despite a maximum from Adam Hawkins.

The Windmill made it three successive wins when they beat the Coot 5-4, to move them to within 4pts of leaders Barns Green S.C. in the B Division, who had a 6-3 victory over the Wild Geese.    Warnham Club finally recorded a win, as they edged out the All Blacks 5-4, the win enabled the Stags to jump above their opponents, who are now the bottom side .  The Arms Academy thumped the Southwater Club 8-1, a win that keeps them in comfortably in mid table.

Week 4: 16th June 2016

Karl Jackson  Karl Jackson  { Academy}

The A Division leaders Plough, struck two maximums as they beat the Anchor 7-2 to remain top after week 4 with 4 successive wins.  Ron Clarke struck his third 180 of the season, while team mate Keiran Budd hit his first.   The Railway received a 9-0 walkover against the Sussex Barn to stretch there unbeaten run to four, and stay second.

Matt Smallwood also hit a 180, but his effort couldn’t save the Rising Sun from there fourth defeat in succession.   The game between Storrington & the Old Boys is unknown as both sides failed to send in the result as required.

Barns Green S.C. over powered the All Blacks 7-2 to stay top of the B Division, while inform Windmill move upto second following there 6-3 defeat of the Arms Academy, Russell Hunt was on target for the Mill with a maximum, and Karl Jackson [pictured] replied with another for the Academy.   Warnham Stags are still winless after their 5-4 defeat at the Southwater Club, and prop up the division.   The final match saw the Coot beat the Wild Geese 6-3.

Week 3: 9th June 2016

Lee Gladman 16    Lee Gladman  [Plough]

Champions Plough opened up a 3pt gap over the Railway in the A Division, after thrashing the Storrington Club 8-1 in week 3’s games. Three maximums were hit by the Plough, Lee Gladman [pictured], Ron Clarke & Mick Rodgers were the marksmen, while Del Furminger chipped in with a 100 finish.

The Railway still remain unbeaten, after a tough encounter with the Rising Sun, winning 5-4, with John Dawes in great form with a 102 & 100 checkouts, also hitting a big finish was the Sun’s  Nathan Nichols with 106,  while the Old Boys enjoyed a 6-3 win over the Plough B, with the Anchor posting their 2nd win when edging out the Sussex Barn 5-4.

Barns Green SC top the B Division by 2pts following a 6-3 win over the previously unbeaten Coot.  The Windmill grabbed their first win of the season when thumping the Warnham Club 7-2, Dave Lennon recorded a 180 for the Mill, while Warnham’s Pete Bedford notched a fine 120 outshot.     The Arms Academy went down 5-4 to the Wild Geese who move into the top two,  the Southwater Club  move into the top four after a 7-2 win over the All Blacks…

Week 2: 2nd June 2016

Paul Humphries 2016   Paul Humphries  [Anchor]

Week 2 saw the high finish of 144 set, and more maximums.    At this early stage of the season, last years Champions Plough from Lower Beeding head the A Division with two wins from their opening two matches, last week they beat their B team 6-3, but level at the top are the Railway who also won their two opening games, winning 7-2 at the Anchor, for whom Paul Humphries [pictured] hit a 180…

The Old Boys responded well from week 1’s defeat, to thump the Rising Sun 7-2, while the Sussex Barn edged a thriller against the Storrington Club.

New team Barn’s Green SC head the B Division, following their 7-2 win at the Southwater Club, who had Paul Eggleton setting the highest finish to date a fine 144.  The Coot are second, as they beat the Arms Academy 6-3, while also grabbing victories were the Wild Geese who had Andy Haybrittle in fine form winning all his games in a 5-4 win over the Warnham Club, and the All Blacks nicked a 5-4 win over the Winmill, with Matt Best hitting a fine 106 finish for the All Blacks.


Week 1: 26th May 2016

Clive Gee 14 A      Clive Gee  [Anchor]

A great start to the new season last Thursday, with 9 maximums posted.   So lets start with the A Division.   Plough B went to the Sussex Barn, and came away with a 7-2 victory, thus head the table at this early stage.   The reigning Southwater Champions Plough also posted a victory when defeating the Rising Sun 6-3,  with more 180s on the night from Ron Clarke, Lee Gladman and Matt Smallwood, also winning 6-3 were the Anchor over the Storrington Club, Clive Gee [pictured ] was on target with a 180 for the Anchor.  In an high scoring encounter at the Kings Head, the Railway defeated the Old Boys [formally Kings Arms] 5-4, maximums in this match came from John Dawes, Rik Skinner for the Railway side, and Clive Pearce for the Old Boys.

All the results in the B Division finished with 5-4 scorelines, hinting a closely fought season is in prospect.    Arms Academy beat Barns Green SC for whom Chris Fry hit a maximum, while at the Warnham Club, the Stags Jason Waller hit a 180, but couldnt stop the Coot for whom Ray Bulbeck notched a fine 171 score winning.     Windmill lost out to the Southwater Club at the Mill, and finally , in the all Kings Head clash, the Wild Geese emerged victorious over the All Blacks.

New Season 2016

Plough 2013       The Plough

This Thursday [ 26th May ], see’s the start of the 2016 Summer season.   16 teams have entered this year, and have been split into two Divisions of 8 teams.

Last years Champions Plough from Lower Beeding, will be determin to hold onto there crown, but face stiff oposition from a number of good sides entered this year.    Fixtures for the new competition can be found in the Fixture/Result 2016 page.

Singles Competitions: 10th September 2015

Graham Cargan 2015   Sandra Bulbeck 2015

Over 40 players took part in this years Singles Competitions held at the Roffey Club.    Last years Mens Champion Gareth Griffiths didn’t enter, so a new Champion would be crowned.  In the Ladies, reigning Champion Sandra Bulbeck was in the draw.

The Mens competition saw Plough B’s Graham Cargan make his way through from the top half of the draw to the Final, beating Steve Eely, Tony King, George Penning, and in the Semis Matt Smallwood.   While in the bottom half of the draw, Roffey’s Andy Gurr emerged through to face Cargan in the Final, beating Richard Kinchin, Tommy Sykes, before ending the hopes of Kings Arms Justin Parker in the Semi’s.

In the Final,  Cargan took the opening leg, with Gurr taking the second, but in the third leg it was Cargan that emerged victorious, for his first major title.

Despite a low turn out in the Ladies, there was fierce competition.     In the first Semi-Final Windmill’s Carol Potter beat Julianne Beale of the Anchor Inn, while Sandra Bulbeck beat Jane Trot of the Rising Sunt.   In the Final, both players had chances to win, but eventually the more expeirenced Bulbeck held on to her crown taking the deciding leg for a 2-1 win.

On the night three maximums were posted, Andy Mason, Clive Gee & Andy Gurr, while Matt Smallwood hit four high finishes 121, 119, 115, 100.

Next Thursday at the Roffey Club, the League stages its final Competition the Mixed Doubles, and following that it will be the Presentation of the years awards.

A DIV CHAMPIONS:     PLOUGH                                        SINGLES:    GRAHAM CARGAN

R/UP:                      ROFFEY CLUB                                     R/UP:           ANDY GURR

B DIV CHAMPIONS:     ANCHOR INN                                LADIES SINGLES:      SANDRA BULBECK

R/UP:                         STORRINGTON CLUB                     R/UP:             CAROL POTTER


HIGH FINISH:   RON CLARKE                                          MOST 180’S:      T.B.A.

Week 14: 3rd September 2015

Ron Clarke Singles Champ 2010    Ron Clarke

The final week of league games produced the seasons highest finish, when veteran Ron Clarke [Plough] shot out on a brilliant 170, as the newly crowned Champions Plough  cruised past the Rising Sun 8-1, further big scores came from the arrows of a rampant Lower Beeding side, as James Greenfield & Rob Massey hit a maximums, while team mate James Ulloa had a 114 checkout

Roffey Club defeated the Kings Arms 6-3 to nick 2nd place by scoring more 180’s, after both sides finished with equal pts and victories.   The Railway A finished 4th following their 5-4 win over the Plough B who ended up 5th.   Despite finishing last, the Kings Arms Horsham won their last game edging out the Windmill 5-4.

The Anchor clinched the B Division title last week, so it was a surprise that they went down 7-2 against the Arms Academy who finished in 4th.   Storrington Club helped by Derek Cabal’s 180 beat the Kings Arms B 7-2, to finish Runner Up,  Southwater Club despite losing 7-2 to the Warnham Club finished 5th & 6th respectably.   Sussex Barn had a bye, but had early done enough to finish 3rd.

Week 13: 27th August 2015

John Dawes 2009         John Dawes

The penultative week of League action had the top two teams in the Adivision clash at the Roffey Club..   Leaders Plough held a comfortable lead over their hosts Roffey Club going into the game, but it was the Lower Beeding  side that came out on top winning 8-1 to retain the Championship ,  thus ending Roffey’s hopes.  During the match, Ron Clarke struck a 102 checkout .

As a result of Roffey’s demise, the Kings Arms moved above them into second place following a 7-2 win over the Railway A.  In a high scoring encounter,  Railway’s Mick Short & John Dawes both hit 180’s, while 127 Nigel Wakefield, 120 Chris Smith & 114 Matt Hoyte produced some big finishes for the Arms,  The Windmill grabbed a rare win, when beating the Plough B 5-4, while the Rising Sun eased past bottom side Kings Arms Horsham 6-3.

The Anchor Storrington beat the Warnham Club 7-2, helped by Nathan Pearce’s 100 finish clinched the B Division title, with  a game still to play.  Storrington Club finish in 2nd despite losing 7-2 to the inform Sussex Barn, and the Southwater Club beat bottom side King Arms B also by 7-2