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Thorncliffe Bowling Club Lottery Bonus Ball Draw 28th October 2017
In a bid to improve Club funds Thorncliffe Bowling Club runs a Lottery Bonus Ball Draw for members.

Each person in the draw pays £2.00 per month of which £1.00 goes to the club, and £1.00 into the draw. Each person paying into the draw will be given a number between 1 - 59 (only 59 numbers in the lottery draw). The National Lottery Lotto Bonus Ball drawn on the last Saturday in the month will be the winning number. If no one has the number (if we do not sell all 59 numbers) it will roll over to the next draw.

The tenth Draw for 2017 was on 28th October 2017, the winning number was 53, and the winner of £59 is Matt Milnes.
The ninth Draw for 2017 was on 30th September 2017, the winning number was 20, and the winner of £59 was Ann Hartley.
The eighth Draw for 2017 was on 26th August 2017, the winning number was 58, and the winner of £59 was Jack and Dorothy Richardson.
The seventh Draw for 2017 was on 29th July 2017, the winning number was 36, and the winner of £59 was Margaret Telford.
The sixth Draw for 2017 was on 24th June 2017, the winning number was 24, and the winner of £59 was Beryl Mellor.
The fifth Draw for 2017 was on 27th May 2017, the winning number was 33, and the winner of £59 was Sue Smith.
The fourth Draw for 2017 was on 29th April 2017, the winning number was 7, and the winner of £59 was June Lawson.
The third Draw for 2017 was on 25th March 2017, the winning number was 28, and the winner of £59 was John De Cann.
The second Draw for 2017 was on 25th February 2017, the winning number was 26, and the winner of £59 was Dennis Anderson.
The first Draw for 2017 was on 28th January 2017, the winning number was 20, and the winner of £59 was Ann Hartley.

In 2016 the draws were as follows;
31st December 2016, the winning number was 25, and the winner of £59 was Ian Hague.
26th November 2016, the winning number was 17, and the winner of £59 was Keith Hawkins.
29th October 2016, the winning number was 42, and the winner of £59 was Lynn Parkin.
25th September 2016, the winning number was 42, and the winner of £59 was Lynn Parkin
27th August 2016, the winning number was 8, and the winner of £59 was Tony Lundy.
30th July 2016, the winning number was 48, and the winner of £59 was Judith Thompson.
25th June 2016, the winning number was 16, and the winner of £59 was Barrie Clinton.
28th May 2016, the winning number was 59, and the winner of £59 was Lynn Duncombe.
30th April 2016, the winning number was 31, and the winner of £59 was David Lyons.
26th March 2016, the winning number was 28, and the winner of £59 was John De Cann.
27th February 2016, the winning number was 55, and the winner of £59 was David Duncombe.
30th January 2016, the winning number was 42, and the winner of £59 was Lynne Parkin.

In 2015 the draws were as follows;
26th December 2015, the winning number was 20, and the winner of £59, was Mrs Ann Hartley.
28th November 2015, the winning number was 18, and the winner of £59, was Mr Mike Newsome.
31st October 2015, the winning number was 16, and the winner of £59, was Mr Barrie Clinton.
26th September 2015, the winning number was 26, and the winner of £49, was Mr Dennis Anderson.
29th August 2015, the winning number was 10, and the winner of £49, was Mr Brian Childs.
25th July 2015, the winning number was 37, and the winner of £49, was Mrs Sylvia Wright.
27th June 2015, the winning number was 22, and the winner of £49, was Mrs Sue Jenkinson.
30th May 2015, the winning number was 24, and the winner of £49, was Mrs Beryl Mellor.
25th April 2015, the winning number was 47, and the winner of £49, was Mrs Valerie Whittingham.
28th March 2015, the winning number was 48, and the winner of £49, for the second time, was Mrs Judith Thompson.
28th February 2015, the winning number was 43, and the winner of £49 was Mr Ron Crofts.
31st January 2015, the winning number was 15, and the winner of £49 for the third time, was Mr Cec Kirk.

In 2014 the draws were as follows;
27th December 2014, the winning number was 49, and the winner of £49 was Mo Fisher.
29th November 2014, the winning number was 17, and the winner of £49 was Mr Keith Hawkins
25th October 2014, the winning number was 3, and the winner of £49 was Mr Robert Thompson.
27th September 2014, the winning number was 15, and the winner of £49 for the second time, was Mr Cec Kirk.
30th August 2014, the winning number was 40, and the winner of £49 was Mr Doug Page.
26th July 2014, the winning number was 11, and the winner of £49 for the second time in 2014, was Mrs Margaret Turton.
28th June 2014, the winning number was 42, and the winner of £49 was Lynne Parkin.
31st May 2014, the winning number was 4, and the winner of £49 was Mr Harvey Kay.
26th April 2014, the winning number was 12, and the winner of £49 was Mr Trevor Thomas.
29th March 2014, the winning number was 29, and the winner of £49 was Mr John De Cann.
22nd February 2014, the winning number was 33, and the winner of £49 was Mrs Sue Smith.
25th January 2014, the winning number was 11, and the winner of £49 was Mrs Margaret Turton.

In 2013 the draws were as follows;
28th December 2013, the winning number was 49, and the joint winners of £49 were Mo Fisher and Pam.
30th November 2013, the winning number was 15, and the winner of £49 was Mr Cec Kirk.
26th October 2013, the winning number was 9, and the winner of £49 was Mr Graham Beresford.
28th September 2013, the winning number was 31, and the winner of £49 was Mr David Lyons.
31st August 2013, the winning number was 48, and the winner of £49 was Mrs Judith Thompson.
27th July 2013, the winning number was 37, and the winner of £49 was Mrs Sylvia Wright
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Posted on 30 Oct 2017 by Webmaster
Macmillan - World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Coffee Morning is a great excuse to get your friends together for coffee and cake, and raise money for a good cause. There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be 4 million people, and we want to be there for them all. One in three of us will get cancer, and it will be one of the toughest things we'll ever have to face. Macmillan's goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. The money raised at Coffee Mornings will make sure no one has to face it alone.
It's Macmillan's biggest fundraising event, where they ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2016, 154,000 people signed up, raising a record £29.5 million.
Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. And as treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. The money raised at Coffee Morning will help make sure no one has to face cancer without support, from the moment they are diagnosed, through treatment and beyond.

Thorncliffe member, Sue Pass says "This year the Coffee Morning was again held at Chapeltown Library on Friday 29th September, from 10:00 a.m until 12 noon. In 2016 we raised £711.

We had a fantastic result on Friday, with lot's of our bowling club members braving terrible weather. A very big thank you from myself for all their support. The total raised was £824.25. This amount includes all crafts I have sold over tbe passed few months which raised a total of £435.90. Totally amazing I cannot thank them enough."


For more details visit www.http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk
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Posted on 01 Oct 2017 by Webmaster
Thorncliffe Bowling Club Lottery
Thorncliffe Lottery administrator, Sue Pass, tells me that an opportunity has arisen for some lucky person to take over the Lottery number 17, recently vacated by a Thorncliffe member.
If you wish to take advantage of this offer please contact either Barry or Sue Pass. The usual price of £12.00 will apply for the period July - December 2017.
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Posted on 20 Jul 2017 by Webmaster
New Team Shelter
Thorncliffe Bowling Club want to raise money towards their latest project, another Team Shelter for the lower green, with an expected cost of just under £6,000. Foundations are complete and the shelter is due to be erected by 25th May.

In March this year Lynn Duncombe agreed to take on the role of securing funding and started visiting businesses in Chapeltown and High Green, hoping to persuade them to advertise their business at the green, and support the club financially at the same time.

Lynn wasn't having much luck until she decided to try Lishmans LLP (accountants to Thorncliffe Community Sports, and formerly known as Eura Audit UK), a long established business in Chapeltown. They weren't interested in advertising, but wanted to support the local community and very generously donated £100.



She then heard from the Active Chiropractic Clinic on Loundside, who she had visited two weeks previously, and who were interested in advertising. She had discussions with their Practice Manager, Shellie Fleming, about the size and design of banner, and two weeks later their Directors Drs Claudia D'Aloia and Kerrie Fleming came up to the green, and we fixed their banner to the railings behind the bottom green. They were very happy with the outcome and donated £150 for the advertising space.

Lynn is continuing to look for more advertising, and would be grateful if anyone knows of a business who would be interested.

She has also applied to Tesco Foundation (the carrier bag scheme) for a grant to help towards the shelter cost. The application has been accepted so far, as a scheme they would be interested in supporting, but is now awaiting the full Foundation Panel approval.
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Posted on 20 May 2017 by Webmaster
Open Day Sunday 9th April
Glorious sunshine met our members and South Yorkshire coaches on Open Day. There was a good turnout of members and some people who had never bowled before came to take advantage of learning to bowl with the coaches. The ladies once again providing an excellent range of cakes and serving teas and coffees to the thirsty.

Members will recall that Robert Mallekin was at our AGM last year to help promote our membership drive by providing different games and a cash incentive. He, along with Alan Tizzard and Alan’s wife set up a course on the top green. Thorncliffe Membership Secretary John De Cann said "I know that many members took advantage of the coaches being there by going round the course and having their bowling faults corrected. Some of us actually wondered how we had managed to play so well before with such bad techniques!"

The club received £50 from SYCCGBA for hosting the event and will receive another £250 on completion of a further 10 one hour coaching sessions with those non members who turned up on the day. These sessions have to be completed by the end of April. Membership Secretary, John De Cann, was delighted that four of those bowling for the first time said they would return on the following Tuesday.

A colourful greeting.
Something sharp with something on the edge.
A sport where you find the opposite of fairness.

John was asked by Secretary Fran Parratt to see if he could get the Open Day promoted on Radio Sheffield. I don’t know if anyone listens to Radio Sheffield on a Sunday morning but there is a programme from ten to one o’clock in the afternoon called ‘Clueless’ where the public phone in to answer cryptic clues and guide a presenter to various places in South Yorkshire. John managed to get the club on the Radio when presenter Kat Harbourne arrived at the greens shortly before eleven. He presented her with the next clue which took her to Hillsborough. We gave her a slice of chocolate cake and a cup of tea. She said, on air, that the cake was delicious.

Above is the clue which got the radio car to our greens. For those struggling with it –

A colourful greeting …… Hi green.
Something sharp with something on the edge …… Sharp = thorn, on the edge = cliff.
A sport where you find the opposite of fairness …… Opposite of fairness = biased.
The public got the opposite of fairness as foul so the team went first to the Leisure Centre and then to the football pitches before finding us. We also managed to get a plug in for Millhouses Open Day on Sunday 23rd April.
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Posted on 23 Apr 2017 by Webmaster
The New 2017 Season
So the greens are now open, all the captains have their 2017 fixtures, and its almost time for the new season to start. For those of you who missed the Squad Selection meeting, there's a couple of changes this year. Although this is a particularly busy time of year for Thorncliffe Secretary, Fran Parratt, she has issued the following News Bulletin.

"We have a new Greenkeeper, David Robins and his son Paul. They look after several of the Sheffield greens. Bob Thompson is still the Greens Liaison Officer, so any issues, suggestions or feedback, positive or negative, please advise Bob. Bob now has a brand new email address; greens.liaison@thorncliffebowlingclub.co.uk

We also have a Funding Officer. Lynn Duncombe has very kindly stepped up to take on this role and Lynn is busy applying on behalf of the club for grants, sponsorship and to local companies to advertise at the green. So if you know anyone who may be interested or have any funding suggestions, please contact Lynn on funding@thorncliffebowlingclub.co.uk

We still require a Competition Secretary, if you are interested or would like to know more about the role, please ask.

Our South Yorkshire Open Day is on Sunday 9th April. Please come along and bring lots of new friends with you to try bowling. We are busy trying to promote this and hope we can get some new members to join us.

There will be no Parks Junior League in Sheffield this year, which is sad indeed. Thorncliffe were the only club with Junior teams available to play in 2017! As Sheffield Parks Junior Merit Secretary, I will still be running the Junior competitions again this year and these will be open to any Junior under 16, member or non-member. Dates will be advised shortly.

I hope you have a great season, and don't forget to take a look in the hut for competition details. Let's get some entries in this year, and give it a try."
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Posted on 28 Mar 2017 by Webmaster
2017 Fixtures
The Sheffield & District Social Clubs Bowling Association fixtures for 2017 have been published and can be viewed on the "Teams" tab, as well as the Sheffield & District Social Clubs Bowling Association website at http://www.sdscba.co.uk/ The club SDSCBA competitions will be updated in the coming weeks.

The Sheffield & Hallamshire Crown Green Bowling Association fixtures for 2017 have been published, and can also be viewed on the "Teams" tab.

The 2017 fixtures for Sheffield & District Parks Bowling Association Leagues are now also published, and are also available on BowlsNet at www.bowlsnet.uk.
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Posted on 02 Mar 2017 by Webmaster
2017 Season
In February, when Christmas and New Year seem ever more distant memories, thoughts start to turn to the coming bowling season. The season comes a little closer on Tuesday 28th February when the following team squads will be decided at a meeting at the Staindrop Lodge Hotel.

Monday Social A, B, C & D teams
Tuesday Hallamshire A, B & C teams
Wednesday Ladies A Team
Wednesday Men's A, B & C teams
Friday Men's A & B teams
Saturday A & B Team

All members who play in these teams are invited to attend the meeting at 7:30 p.m. to pick the new captains of these teams. You can also pay on this evening if you have not already done so.

For any member who has not yet advised us what teams you would like to play in next season please advise us as soon as possible so we can include you in the squads. A reminder that any Junior 12 or over can play in the Monday / Tuesday night leagues or the Saturday afternoon leagues if they wish to do so, just let the Secretary, Fran Parratt, know.
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Posted on 16 Feb 2017 by Webmaster
Thorncliffe Bowling Club Lottery Bonus Ball Draw 2017
** IMPORTANT MESSAGE **

Sue Pass, the Thorncliffe Lottery co-ordinator, would like to remind the members who are in the lottery that the next payment of £12.00 is due as soon as possible. If members would give Sue a ring she will collect their payment.
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Posted on 18 Dec 2016 by Webmaster
Sheffield Parks Rule changes 2017
In all single gender leagues a maximum of two members of the opposite gender will be permitted to make up teams.

Games will only be permitted to be cancelled/rearranged due to weather, funerals or sudden bereavements.

If cancelled as above, the game must be played within 28 days of the scheduled date.

In the event of a match not being played as the above two points, in addition to the fines/penalties, the offending team will receive no points with average points going to the other side.

Saturday afternoon matches to start at 1:30 p.m.

Ladies Thursday matches to start at 1:30 p.m.

Thorncliffe Secretary, Frances Parratt said "The rule change regarding single gender teams will include doubles leagues and has been added to help those clubs who are struggling to make teams, it is not that we have to have two of the opposite gender in a team as some people have taken this to mean."
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Posted on 03 Dec 2016 by Webmaster
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