John Bonsey Trophy. Winners – Peter Pope, June Hull, Peter Bailey, Christine Fletcher. Finalists – Graham Horder, Keith Harris, Angela King, Alan Harris

Bert & Phyllis Crook Trophies. Photos on Season 2021 page.

Phyllis Crook Trophy Winners Angela Horder & Christine Fletcher. Runners up – Avril Allen & Jan Bowen

Bert Crook Trophy Winners – Peter Pope & Allan Hossack. Runners up – Dave Peebles & Les Horder

Monday 20 September. No Club Afternoon. Roll ups only.

Autumn Social Events. Full details in Clubhouse.

Thursday 14 October 7pm – 9pm. Quiz night with Hot Dogs, Tea, Coffee etc. Bar available. £3pp

Thursday 28 October. Darts night with Hot Dogs. (Darts supplied) £3pp

Thursday 11 November. TBD

Thursday 25 November. TBD

Thursday 9 December. TBD

KEEP FIT. Keep Fit classes with qualified instructor. Thursday Afternoons.2pm. 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct. £5pp. Details in Clubhouse.

Coffee mornings at The Two Rivers. – Dates to follow

Craft Sessions. Dates to follow

Christmas Fayre – Sat. 27 November, Details to follow/

14.8.21 – 2021 Revised Constitution and Revised Club Rules. Click on the links below to view.

Draft Club Constitution.

Draft New Club Rules.

Rink Booking. Advance booking of rinks for roll up is no longer required. Ground sheets no longer needed either.

Opening Statement. View Chairmans Address here.

Bowls International – Submitted Article. An article written by Graham Horder for submission to Bowls International on the crane fly drama over the last 9 months can be viewed by going to Season 2021 page.

15.7.21. Important Information for Club Members on Opening of the Green.

At the Management Committee Meeting of 15.7.21 it was decided to open the green for MEMBERS ONLY use from Saturday 31 July at 2.30 until the end of the Season – conditions permitting. Please read the conditions regarding the use of the green below. The decision has been made thanks to the hard work of the Green Committee led by Allan Hossack in making the regrowth of the grass so successful. The members owe a great debt to all the members of this committee for the time and effort that they have put in in order to allow members to get back on the green before the end of the Season.

Conditions of play.

  1. Opening of the Green. Saturday 31.7.21 at 2.30pm. Advance booking similar to rink booking last year. Please contact Phil Jarman, Sue Cousins or Mike Roy to put your name down. Closing of the Green will be similar in September.
  2. The Committee reserve the right to close the green at anytime should the condition of the new grass require it. This could be because of wear & tear or weather conditions.
  3. Club Afternoon to resume as per normal on Monday Afternoons (1.45pm). Advance booking again only please.
  4. Competitions. It is intended to organise some internal competitions and details will be announced shortly.
  5. Ground Mats must be used to protect the new grass. This will be reviewed weekly.
  6. Roll ups. The green will be available for Roll Ups as per last season. Advance booking only. Contact Sue Cousins or Mike Roy. There will be no supervision but members are expected to abide by all recommended covid guidelines.
  7. Access. No access to Changing rooms and limited access to Lounge to view Notice Boards only. If weather is inclement, members should NOT congregate in the Lounge.
  8. Tea may be available for scheduled events only.

Rink Booking Sheet 2021 – view here.

22.6.21. Opening of the Green. Latest information. .

The green will NOT be opening on the 1st July. Although fantastic progress has been made by the greens committee, it is considered that it would not be in the long term interest of the green to open for fixtures at this stage. A review to possibly opening at some stage later in the season for club members only will be carried out at regular intervals.

22.5.21. Upcoming Social Events at the Club

We are pleased to inform you that we now have forthcoming of events coming up over the next few months. Also posters will be displayed on the notice boards nearer the time of the event.

Monday 13th September –  Club Coffee morning 10.30am – Tickets available for £1 or at the door on the day.

21.4.21. Green Opening and Covid Restrictions for 2021

16.5.21. MBA Statement on WBA, MBA & GBL game formats.

13.4.21 Important Message to members from Chairman Phil Jarman.

Today, a Bowls Central specialist visited the Green to advise us further. The prognosis is not good, as the whole Green is infested with leather jackets, which has been a progressive problem over recent years, resulting finally, in the grass being totally devoured by the leather jackets. You may remember the hordes of crane fly on the Green last year, unfortunately we did not realise the problem at that time.

The advice we have received today is that the leather jackets need to be physically removed before further treatment including reseeding can be undertaken. The removal of leather jackets is not costly but labour intensive. Quite simply, each rink in turn needs to be watered, covered by a plastic membrane which will result in the leather jackets surfacing by the following day and then collecting them by mowing, sweeping etc. This process will commence tomorrow.

The target date for opening the Green is now 1st July, assuming the Green can be recovered in time. In the meantime the Club is hoping to arrange some Away Match Friendlies to allow us some bowling opportunities. It is likely that the league programme is going to be delayed or cancelled because of Covid-19, so a certain amount of disruption was likely anyway.

The Committee welcomes your continued support and patience with these restrictions. It should be noted that leather jackets are becoming a major problem at sporting venues as the EU banned a product that was successfully used for treating the leather jackets in the past. It has been a problem on a number of Bowling Greens in recent times and Chepstow Racecourse and St Pierre Golf course have had to deal with similar problems.

We owe a big thanks to the Greens Committee for their commitment to maintaining the Green, particularly in such a difficult situation.

Kind Regards

Philip Jarman (Chairman)

6.3.21. 2021 Ladies Preseason Letter – Click here to view

5.3.21. 2021 Club Preseason Letter – Click here to view

5.12.20. Web Administrator. Although Peter Ralph is no longer the Honorary President he will to continue supporting the Club and advising as a Consultant where necessary. Historically Peter has maintained the Website, and should be known as the Web Administrator, particularly as he has made a big contribution to the new Website. Any queries regarding the web site should be made direct to Peter.