For the time being, Club Members wishing to see the team selected (when available) for a Match should click on the Sign Up button above and follow the instructions – Sign Up Sheets are now available for matches up to 4th July.
Our Fixtures/Results are available on the 2021 Fixtures page accessible from the Fixtures & Comps dropdown menu in the Navigation tabs towards the top of this page or by following: Click Here
New Season – IMPORTANT GUIDELINES
We are delighted to say the new season is up and running! We look forward to seeing you all over the next few weeks particularly if you were unable to attend last year. Needless to say we have guidelines and rules to adhere to as we come out of lockdown which our club has been putting in place over the winter months. Please help us to help you so we can all stay safe and enjoy a great season of bowls.
The season is mainly divided into two halves following the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. The first half is from April 24th to 21st June when rules regarding playing and socialising are in place. The second half is from June 21st to September 31st when all rules are expected to be lifted and things are ‘back to normal’ if things go well with the pandemic measures.
We will keep you posted of all developments via all our social media outlets so please keep checking our Facebook and website pages for our latest information in this fluid period. In the meantime Click Here to go to our own roadmap to read once again and familiarise yourself with it; if you have any queries please speak to your club committee members who will be happy to help.
Purchasing Club kit
Anyone wishing to purchase Club Kit should contact Kay Lingwood, who is now doing this instead of Brian Ralphs. Please call Kay on 07732 112961 to arrange a convenient time at the club to discuss your needs and see the kit that we currently have in stock.
Recent Press reports to the Hemel Gazette
Week ending Sunday 6th June: Success continued at Berkhamsted in the Watford & District Vets League with the blue team winning against Garston Red. Both rinks triumphed with a combined total of 41 – 23. The Reds Team also won against Kings Langley Blues by 41 to 19 shots. The Ladies continued the success in the Ladies League by, despite the weather after a sunny week, with their team of Carole Dunn, Linda Ralphs, Kay Lingwood and Marcia Dunstone fighting the elements to beat a Team from Bushey by 23 shots to 13. A friendly rink of Janet Sykes, Jill Griffin, Noreen Codina and Jackie Cormack also played. , In the County top 10 Berkhamsted had another good win. In the singles Tony Howard won 21-16,, in the Pairs Kevin Clarke &David Brown won 22-13 …. .To read more Click Here
Our Website Update – Coming Soon
This unusual past year has given us the chance to modernise our website and keep ourselves at the forefront of providing good clear and attractive information to all users.
We have created a cleaner design using more imagery, consistent colour, better use of headings and less text to get over our message. We have also re categorised pages, changed titles and cleared dated information to aid better navigation.
Whilst some pages have seen little change others have been completely re designed or added as new. As the new year progresses we will maintain flexibility in adding further pages and archiving old pages if dated or unused. To read more …… Click Here
Bowls England – Latest Advice for Bowling Clubs in 2021
Information on Bowls England activities and initiatives 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
Their latest guidance document, issued on 10th May 2021, is in pdf format – the full document can be viewed here. The key information in Step 3 of the four step process is contained in pages 4 to 8 of that document – step 3 covers the early part of our playing season and our Committee is considering very strongly how this impacts on our bowls and social activities. You can be assured that our activities will be fully compliant with Government and Bowls England regulations and guidance in force at the time.
***We haven’t endured the previous 15 month restrictions to throw those sacrifices away through irresponsibility!!***
1st prize – Pat Ringwood (58)
2nd prize – Corinne Little (80)
3rd prize – Lesley Drake (138)
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.
This will be the method used by Lesley until we are able to re-open the Clubhouse and resume social activities; she hopes that this will be for the June 2021 draw!.
You can help the club through these difficult times by either joining the 100 Club or taking extra numbers: £1 per number per month. A big thank you to those club members who have increased their holdings and also to our one new subscriber – 17 more numbers this month. 50% of subscriptions is returned in Prize Money and 50% goes into Club Funds; 1st prize is currently £56, 2nd prize £28 and 3rd prize £13.50.
“More subscriptions – bigger prize money & You have to be in it to win it!”
Interested? Contact: Lesley Brown (07850 123441 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
To see our recently issued Club Newsletters click here
Treasure Hunt – 17th/18th April
Our first Social Event in the Covid affected times, a Walking Treasure Hunt around Berkhamsted, was held in glorious sunny weather during the weekend of 17th and 18th April.
It was a great success thanks to the efforts of Sheila Bell, Geoff Drew, Bob Anderson & President Kevin Clarke.
We hope to be able to restart our popular Social Programme as soon as Covid regulations allow.
We look forward to that time!