To: All Bowling Members
Now that ‘Pairs’ play has been introduced the Bowls Committee would like to remind members of the Guidelines in place which still apply. i.e.
(1) social distancing,
(2) sanitising equipment
(3) Try to make sure the same player handles each mat and jack throughout the game to avoid contamination,
(4) place the jack don’t roll it,
(5) Avoid measuring for shots if possible.
We hope this helps with the logistics of playing pairs. Enjoy your bowling.
DBC Bowls Committee
Update from Social Committee
The Social Committee have now had two informal meetings to discuss plans for future events and we remain optimistic that we might still be able to go ahead with the Floodlit Bowls and the Christmas Meal. Obviously, it will all depend on the guidelines at the time regarding social gatherings. A lot of excellent ideas were shared regarding these two events and the planning needed if we get the go ahead. New and exciting ideas regarding the Floodlit Bowls evening have been suggested so let’s hope we get the green light and you all get to experience the suggested formats for play. It includes – 4,3,2,1 – Yardsticks – Skittles – Rolling the jack last!!
Suggested Future Events
A Games evening
St Patrick’s Day celebration/Country & Western Evening
Bingo with refreshments
Car Boot Sale in Car Park (hiring out spaces and serving refreshments in the Club House)
All these are at present just suggestions, but we hope to be able to arrange at least some of them if not all.
We are aware that this is a very difficult time for everyone but we are still unable to offer any
immediate social events. We are very committed to following the present Guidelines.
DBC Social Committee
Revised guidelines for using the green
Following requests from some members who have been bowling regularly since the green opened, the Bowls Committee has considered their request to self-organise competitive bowling over the next few weeks. This will of course have to continue to follow the guidelines in respect of social distancing, sanitising and the booking arrangements.
It has been agreed today that informal pairs games can go ahead immediately and the committee will review on 14th July how this is working in practice. It seems that weekends are less popular overall at the moment, so it is hoped that any competitions organised should primarily take place on Saturdays and Sundays.
Considerably less than 50% of the club’s membership has bowled to date and it is hoped that combined with the easing of the government guidelines this initiative will encourage more members to bowl.
The one important change to the guidelines issued by Bowls England is that we need to keep a record of who is bowling for the purpose of informing the NHS track and trace system should a Covid19 spike breakout locally. This information will be kept for 21 days therefore when booking a bowling slot please ensure you put your full name, so that if we are asked we can point the NHS in the right direction. We would hope that the person booking can remember who they play with!
The Bowls Committee is currently planning to have formal competitions both for singles and pairs which should start at the end of this month or early in August.
Enjoy your bowls
DBC Bowls Committee
As activity in and around our greens increases, 36 members have bowled so far, please be reminded of the rules that must be followed for all of our safety. These rules must be seen to be followed before any further opening of the facilities.
Important: Those member in the highly vulnerable categories as defined by government are encouraged to remain at home. Anyone with virus symptoms must not come to the club.
- Car Park – No side by side parking.
- Indoors – The club house is closed except for maintenance and security.
- Equipment – To be sure club mats and jacks have been sanitized you should use the spray on the mats and jacks you are about to use. You cannot guarantee that the previous players have done so.
- Greens – Currently one green is open. Members may play with one other member only or, if all players are of the same household, up to three other people.
- The adapted booking system is working well giving everyone an opportunity to book on the day.
- 2m Social distancing must be respected.
As from Monday 22nd June spectators will be welcome at the green but please bring your own chair and please remember to take them home. The 2m distancing rule must be observed at all times.
Message from our President
The club was all prepared for another busy season of bowls, the fixtures were done, the greens look an absolute picture and along comes Coronavirus and changes everything. The chance of bowling this year doesn’t look good but hopefully we may get onto the green later in the summer, so in the meantime keep safe and don’t forget that the use of a telephone has not be banned (yet) so keep in touch with your fellow bowlers.
Hopefully I will see you soon.
We are very pleased and proud to launch the events on the website for 2020 with the new inclusion of a members area. The events calendar is already completely up to date with current hall bookings entered right to the end of 2020
We hope you will find the content both interesting and informative. If you have anything you want us to include please feel free to contact me.
Remember its your site! and it can only be a good as the information provided Dave Greenwood
The management committee has updated the clubs data protection and social media policy and this can be reviewed either under the committee and documents tabs from the front page or by clicking the following link DP & SMP
ALL GAMES WILL BE LISTED IN THE FIXTURES TAB ABOVE AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AND ALL OTHER EVENTS TO THE END OF THE YEAR ARE LISTED IN THE EVENTS CALENDAR UNDER THE EVENTS TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.
Reports will be posted for all Leagues, Matches, Competitions and Events as the season progresses.
Reports will be posted here as the season gets underway.