CORONAVIRUS Latest Club Status: Sunday July 19th

The Green is open for Singles and Pairs bowling and a limited number of spectators; though strict restrictions to comply with Covid19 requirements are in place. However the Clubhouse remains closed other than for toilet facilities.

It has been pleasing to see a good number of our members on the green and abiding by our playing procedures. Thanks to all in these times, we want to keep all our members and spectators safe and well.

 
1ST TASTER – FRIDAY 31ST JULY 
2ND TASTER – FRIDAY 7TH AUGUST
3RD TASTER – FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST
4TH TASTER – FRIDAY 21ST AUGUST
 
HOW TO REGISTER: Please go to our website contact page  http://www.berkhamstedbowlsclub.co.uk/contact/   and send us an email telling us which is your preferred date. We will reply to you with an email confirming your booking.
 
NUMBERS PER SESSION: At the moment we are intending to have a maximum of SIX people per taster session so we will deal with all interest on a first come, first served basis. In the event of all bookings being taken up very quickly we will consider running extra taster sessions so don’t despair ! 
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: A pair of flat soled shoes like trainers are totally acceptable, refreshment, sanitiser and an open mind ! All equipment and coaching is provided totally FREE
 
SAFETY: In accordance with Government and Bowls England (BE) guidelines we have safety measures in place which include sanitisers, wipes, disposable gloves, signage and good practice at all times – there is a short video about this lower down this page and a copy of the BE advice and our restart procedures can be viewed shortly here:    BE advice     Playing Procedures including Pairs & Spectators

We look forward to seeing you and showing you what fun BOWLS is and what it can do for your wellbeing

As the Clubhouse remains closed, an ‘off-site’ rink booking system has been devised – accessed from this web-site by either clicking on the following ***Rink Booking link*** or selecting the Rink Booking dropdown from the Fixtures & Comps menu tab on the Navigation bar on the top of this page.

Currently a Corona Mixed Singles League competition is being run by Gary Fisher. 25 members entered initially and this programme will run until the middle of September. More information on how this competition is running can be found by clicking on the following: Corona Mixed Singles League.

Club Competitions 2020: Following consultation with the Membership a limited Club Competition Programme is being run this year which started on July 20th. More information is on the 2020 Internal Competition drop down from the Fixtures & Comps tab. 

The Club scene as we prepared for Start Up Saturday 23rd May 2020 with our new 30ft car park banner is shown below.

 

 

 

 

 

The video below briefly walks you through some of the ‘Covid19’ measures we have introduced to permit a resumption of bowling at the club.

 

‘RE-START SATURDAY’ brought wind, sunshine, a few drops of moisture, signs, sanitisers and most importantly …players! It was great to be back on the hallowed turf again

DISTRICT –

All our local district fixtures have either been cancelled or suspended until further notice. Additionally All W&D Men’s and Ladies Competitions for this season have been cancelled. 

Further info can be obtained from the following web-sites:  W&D BA (Men): wanddba.com,  & SADBA: sadba.club.  Unfortunately W&D Ladies BA do not have a web-site, but we will inform members as soon as any information is received by either our Secretary or Delegates.

COUNTY –

All Friendly & President fixtures are cancelled and will be transferred to 2021 if possible. All Comps are also cancelled  A short competition may be arranged later in the season if play is possible. All tours and Coaching sessions planned are cancelled

Further info on County activities can be gained from their web-site hertsba.com

NATIONAL 

All competitions and fixtures are cancelled so there are no Championships at Leamington this year, instead there may be a Festival of Bowls as a replacement if bowls has commenced.

Further info on Bowls England activities can be obtained from their web site www.bowlsengland.com/coronavirus-guidance or by subscribing to their YouTube channel which they have launched as part of its commitment to inform and entertain its members. This provides Bowls England with a one stop shop for all its multimedia content where you will find the ‘Extra End’ Podcast, ‘Keep Active’ videos and other audio-visual content.

To receive notification when any new content is uploaded, simply subscribe to the Bowls England channel by visiting: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjtPZ9KqcGZA1L0fHqxfMeg

Please all keep in touch with each other and offer support wherever possible providing its safe to do so.

Thinking of you all

 

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100 Club Draw 

July 2020

1st prize – Tom Presland (113)

2nd prize – Liz Temple (24)

3rd prize – Tim Bailey (168)

Lesley Brown carried out this draw at home (with David’s help) using an official random number generator  web-site. She took a screen photo of the numbers drawn and sent copies of that to our Treasurer and Secretary;  she will forward a copy to anyone on request.
It looks like this will be the method used by Lesley until further notice.

A reminder that subscriptions for the coming year (£12 per number per year) are due on August 1 – Lesley will be chasing you!!!


In line with advice received regarding  Coronavirus we are extremely sorry to announce that the Clubhouse is closed to all Social Events and Meetings until further notice. Consequently we have had to cancel the remainder of our Social Programme Winter 2019-2020.

Our members & visitors health and well-being is the  No. 1 priority.

As soon as we are allowed we’ll aim to resume our Social Events programme

Social Events Co-ordinator: Sheila Bell via sheila_sorley@hotmail.co.uk; 01442 866463 or 07530 246890.


 About our Club

We are a lawn green bowling club based in central Berkhamsted, providing a highly popular and skilful game for all ages and abilities to enjoy.

We encourage all ages, abilities and sexes to come and play, try our new equipment, meet our friendly members and enjoy a new experience.

It’s a perfect game for sharing with others, making new friends and helping to improve your health.

We are across the bridge from Waitrose next to the play park.

For more details click  Join Us Now >>> or phone the Secretary Christine on 07796 178040 or 01442 873413.


BE A CLUB SPONSOR !

The Club is actively seeking sponsors. If you would be interested in supporting or sponsoring the club then please visit Sponsorship in the CLUB INFO menu.


Club Clothing

We now have a full set of new club clothing with the ZOTI logo. These items can be obtained from Brian Ralphs (07837 466531). To see what’s on offer click here.

 


Club Competitions – 2020

Following consultation with our membership only a limited ‘one-off’ Competition Programme comprising Mens Singles, Mens 2-Wood Singles, Mens Pairs and the Pedlow Trophy ( Open Australian Pairs) is being held this year.

Further information including the draws etc is on our 2020 Internal Competitions page.

A reminder below of what happened in 2019 (i.e. in more normal times!!!)

The 2019 Roll of Honour is below (use the zoom facility if needed!)

2019 RollofHonour

A composite of the year’s winners is below:

 

Congratulations to the Winners and Commiserations to the Runners Up.

 

 

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