County Competition Winners 2017 / 18
The Club opened the 2018 season with the traditional match over 18 ends between the Ladies Captain and the Mens Captain with 45 members taking part on a glorious sunny afternoon. At the conclusion of the match the bragging rights for this season went to the Ladies team led by the ladies captain Sheila Swinerd over the mens team captained by Graham Perrin by 108 shots to 99. The Top Rink prize went to the rink of Steve Smith, Helen Lorimer, Roly Bainbridge and Terry Stockley / Roger Gambrill who played 9 ends each. Prior to the match the club held a 'Spider' for a bottle of Vodka (donated by Gordon Winter), which was won by Bernie Williams. For more photos from Opening Day go to 'Photos - Opening Day 2018'.
Congratulations to Oyster Ladies on winning the Valanndor Trophy. It was neck and neck throughout the match and came down to the last end, with Oyster getting four to win. Well done all the finalists with thanks to the many supporters and host RTW I.B.C.
Saturday 21st April sees the opening of the season at EVBC so come along for a roll up/drive at 14.00. Members have been busy preparing the clubhouse and the green in readiness for the new season so come on down and shake off some of those winter bowling cobwebs.
Team to play Westerham Away 28th April 2.30
Jennie Smith and Wendy Whitta
Congratulations to all those reaching finals day this year. Please click here to download a copy of the programme for the day being held at Angel IBC.
In one of the last competition matches of the Folkestone Indoor Bowls Season on 10th April the Kearsney Team - gallantly lead by J. J. Smith - overcame opposition from New Romney in the Final of the Standen Cup to win by 57 shots to 42 in what was a nail-biting finale with two of the Kearsney rinks chasing to make up ground throughout. The deficit, however, was more than made up by the Kearsney rink skipped by Captain J. J. Smith that secured the overall shot lead for victory. Kearsney men were undoubtedly spurred on by supporters who together made for a memorable final. Well done to all. At the Annual FIBC Dinner and Presentation Evening held at Folkestone on 20th April 2018, Capt. J J. Smith was presented with the Standen Cup, accompanied by Team members Steve Smith, David Gavin & Mick Willis. See 'Photos' for Team Finalist