News Archive 2021

Club Reopening

Following the good news from the BCGBA regarding Return to Play Guidance for Step 3 which effectively removes most of the lockdown restrictions, we will be reopening the club on Friday 21st May with bingo on the 22nd and subsequent Saturdays.

The Premier League starts on 21st May (we are away on that date) and we intend to continue with the Friday competitions until the Mid-Shropshire and Highley leagues commence in late June/early July.

So, until late June/early July, we will only open on Fridays and Saturdays and hopefully, Mondays (when the Mid-Shropshire team are at home), Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays thereafter.

12May21 by John Palmer

Mid-Shropshire Seniors League

The seniors league are the first to announce their plans for the 2021 season. It is their intention to play the second half of the season according to the fixtures that were originally planned for last year. There will be no promotions or relegations. Full details are on the league web site here.

6 Apr21 by John Palmer

Bowls Big Weekend

Join us for the Bowls Big Weekend on Saturday 29th May 11am - 5pm.

10May21 by John Palmer

Pre-Season Friday Competitions

Friday night competitions will restart on 30th April, open to anyone. It will be a 7pm start but please arrive earlier so that a draw can be made. The bar won't be open but cans and bottles will be available.

17Apr21 by John Palmer

No1 Green Opening

The No1 green has been cut and fertilised. It will be cut again twice next week and all being well will be open on Monday 19th April.

14Apr21 by John Palmer

Green Reopening

A lot of work has been carried out on the island following the flooding at the end of January, many thanks to Pete Driver and Peter Hayne for their efforts.

We hope to open the No.2 green on Monday 29th March. Recent additional renovation work on the No.1 means that it will be reopened later.

Please note though that this will depend on confirmation from the BCGBA which is expected soon.

Note also that the clubhouse will not be open so toilet facilities will not be available.

The procedure will be the same as when we opened last May:

  • You must not enter the clubhouse, even to use the toilet facilities.

  • Greens will be open from 10am until 9pm - no floodlights (sorry).

  • Four jacks maximum on each green.

  • If other members are waiting to play, please limit your session to one hour.

  • Please log your visit in the book provided in the George Eddowes pavilion.

  • The George Eddowes pavilion will be open and there will be 8 practice mats and jacks. If you have your own, that would be preferable. Sanitizer and paper towels will be provided. If you use the club's equipment, please clean it before and after use.

25Mar21 by John Palmer

2021 League Bowling - Your Opinion

All the leagues that we play in have been asking clubs to give them feedback on how many players intend to participate when they are able to restart league fixtures. Consequently, most playing members have already been contacted asking for their opinion. If you haven't been contacted and are interested in league bowling, please contact the secretary (use one of the methods on the Contact page). Note that we are not expecting any league to start fixtures before July.

3 Mar 2021 by John Palmer