CORONAVIRUS Latest Bowls Status Wednesday June 24th

CLUB –  We are open for Singles and Pairs bowling and a limited number of spectators; though strict restrictions to comply with Covid19 requirements are in place.

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 safe and well.

As a pre-cursor to whether our Competition Programme (or  variation of it) will run this year, a Corona Mixed Singles League competition has been organised by Gary Fisher. 25 members have entered initially and this programme will start on June 29. More information on how this competition will run can be found by clicking on the following: Corona Mixed Singles League. A decision on this year’s Club Competition Programme will follow in early July after all members have had the chance to give their opinions and the Committee have taken their decision.

All our fixtures are cancelled until the end of June (at least) but we will keep the overall position under review as Government advice unfolds. Our green is now open for limited bowling following the set of strict procedures issued to members. These procedures must be adhered to by those who want to resume bowling but the Clubhouse remains closed to social gatherings.  Therefore, 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.

A copy of the BE advice and our restart procedures can be viewed shortly here:    BE advice     Playing Procedures including Pairs & Spectators

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 

June 2020

1st prize – Ian Linklater (169)

2nd prize – Malcolm Rolls (39)

3rd prize – Deidre  Hawkins (151) – donated to the Club; many thanks

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.

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.


 As a reminder of less ‘unprecedented’ times!

The first event of our winter programme  was held at the club on Saturday 26th October –  ‘A British Night‘.  Click for images and video clips of a great night.

The Skittles Competition (Jan 19th) was a tremendous success and is likely to become a regular event! Below the winning team proudly display their ‘hard-won’ chocolates!!!!

More images and videos are on the Winter Activities page.

 

The Darts Competition (Feb 22nd) was another tremendous success. Below a happy winning team and our ‘guest’ singles finalists (from local rivals Kitcheners – we are nothing if not friendly!!!)

More images and videos are on the Winter Activities page.

 

Remember keep up to date by regularly checking our  Winter Activities and Club Members Information pages. 
 Also for more pictures, information & news bulletins don’t forget to check out our albums of images, and our Facebook page

 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

We have no real idea yet whether there will be any club competition this season. If the situation allows then some (probably modified) competitions may be run – Members are currently being consulted for their views.

In the meantime a reminder below of what happened in 2019

We had an excellent Finals weekend on the 6th/7th & 8th September; the weather played ball and there was some very high quality bowling on an excellently prepared green.  Thanks to all who helped make the weekend a very enjoyable success.

Some images from the day can be viewed via this link

The year’s 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.

All the Round results are on our 2019 Internal competitions page.


2019 W&D Ladies Jubilee Cup Winners

Not to be outdone Our Ladies emulated the men (see below) by winning a pulsating Jubilee Cup final at Croxley Guild B.C. beating Herts A by two shots.

 Anne Furlong & team proudly display the Jubilee Cup.

2019 W&D Mens Griffin Cup Winners

Massive congrats to our Men for winning this season’s W&D Mens Griffin Cup Final on Sat Aug 3rd.

The semi-finals in the morning saw us beat Croxley Guild and Gerrards Cross beat Bushey to set up a Berkhamsted/Gerrards Cross Final in the afternoon. We weren’t favourites but the fighting spirit came through and that saw us across the line to win this competition for the first time in our history

In their first year in the Men’s Watford Veterans Outdoor Bowls League we have secured promotion from Division 3.  

Well done to all of our players who have played in these competitions.


External Competitions

W&D Ladies  Competitions 

Carole Dunn, Anne Furlong and Jackie Cormack were Runners Up in the Triples competition. 

W& D Mens Competitions

Kevin Clarke won the Mens Singles, the Past Presidents Singlesand the Champion of Champions Singles – 3 from 3.  

Jack Bunting & Tony Howard won the Mens Pairs – (Jack substituted for the injured David Gomm).

Tony Howard & Trefor Jenkins were Runners-Up in the Australian Pairs.

Jack Bunting won the U25 Singles and the U18 Singles where his brother Toby was the Runner-Up.

The Finals Results can be seen by clicking here.

 

 

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