Club Competitions Finals 2021

Club Competitions Finals 2021.
Monday 13th September 2.00pm.
Ladies Championship Final: Anne v Wendy.
Men’s Championship Final: Sid v Paul.
Novices Championship Final: Alan v Andy. *
Tuesday 14th September 2.00pm.
Chosen Pairs Final: Sid & Gassen v Mezz & Paul.
Wednesday 15th September 2.00pm.
Mixed Pairs Final: Anne & Roy v Mezz & Paul.
Please note Novices Singles is *subject to change.
Please come along and support your finalists.

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A.G.M 2021 – Wednesday 22nd September

7:00 pm in the Clubhouse

Nomination for Officers for 2022
PositionName  Proposer Seconder 
Vice Chairman         
Development Manager         
Social Secretary         
Captain Sleaford League         
Captain Woodhall Spa League         
Captain Coningsby League         
Clubhouse Manager         
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Club Pairs

The clubs pairs leagues have now been completed and the winners and runners up were:- Monday 4 wood pairs league champions – Anne & Gassen, runners up – Wendy Les and Friends. 

Wednesday 3 wood pairs league champions – Anne & Alan, runners up were Wendy & Gassen.

Well done to everyone who participated and all pairs won at least one game during the season.

On Monday we start something new as we have the opening round of our 3 wood triples league. These matches will be held every Monday during August, starting at 2.00 pm. 

Two days later we have four teams playing in a four person 2 wood rink, played under the EBA rules. Again something different, as a lot of our players have only bowled under the Federation rules. Matches every Wednesday starting at 2.00pm.

It should prove to be an interesting month.

Friday afternoon is our normal open pairs matches and Saturday Mornings at 10.00 we will once again return to our open singles competition. (Prizes to be won on both these days). See you all there.

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Newsletter (2) To Members, April 2021

Heckington & District Bowling Club

Newsletter (2) to Members April 2021

Following on from our previous newsletter sent out in March this year. We are pleased to announce further details for the coming season.

League Bowling.

It has been decided by the bowling committee, not to enter into any formal leagues in 2021. The major reason for this is due to the concerns about members travelling to away matches and playing against opponents outside of our local bubble. Hopefully in 2022, we can resume league bowling once this epidemic is under control.

Membership Fees.

Membership Fees for 2021 have been set at £25.00 per person. We have reduced our normal fees due to being unable to providing a full seasons bowling programme. The Membership Fees are due from May 1st payable to our honourable treasurer Anne Clayton or can be handed in at the bowls club when bowling commences.

Members Open Day.

The bowling green will be open from 2.00pm on Saturday 24th April, the current Covid rule is 6 persons at one time, so would all members please book bowling slots with our Secretary John. It is hoped with further easing of restrictions we are able to increase the number of bowlers on the green at one time to improve our situation.

New Members Open Day.

On Saturday 1st May, we are hoping to open up the green to New Bowlers. We will be offering hourly slots of 11.00-1200. 12.15-13.15 and 13.30-14.30. If there is anyone you know who is wishing to have a go, please book with John. There will be a maximum of six persons only at each particular slot. The gap in between the slots will be for cleaning the equipment.

Bowling plans for the season.

We intend to run our normal Club Championship Competitions from June through to the end of August. These are our Men’s and Ladies Singles Championships. Novices Singles Championship. Chosen Pairs Championship and a new Mixed Pairs Championship.  Entry Forms will be available to all members on and after our opening day.

Mini League’s Bowling.

We have decided to organise the following Mini Leagues for our new and existing bowlers on a weekly basis. Fixture Lists will be made available to all participants.

Monday Afternoon will be a 4 Wood Mini Pairs League.

Wednesday Afternoon will be a 3 Wood Mini Pairs League.

Friday Afternoon will be slightly different and we will have an open Pairs event, with 3 set of 4 ends, rinks and bowling positions will be drawn before each set. Keep your own score card. Weekly Prizes for each winner. 

Saturday Mornings will be an open singles draw bowling guidelines the same as Friday Afternoon. Plus help will be given to anyone requiring coaching guidance.

Plans to put in place a Masons type Pairs all-day competition, with our members or local bowlers if as anticipated restrictions are lifted, Friendly matches and Social Events will also be considered.

The bowling green will be open (weather permitting) from Noon each weekday and 10.00 am on Saturday Morning.

All of our plans are subject to the current government Covid guidelines and may change at any time. 

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Newsletter to Members March 2021

Heckington & District Bowling Club

Newsletter to Members March 2021

On behalf of everyone at Heckington Bowling Club, we hope that the lock-down has not been too arduous for you all.

With the days getting longer, bowlers will be look forward to sunny afternoons and warm evenings to play our sport. With the possibility of restrictions being eased, we at the bowls club would like to inform you what’s been happening during the winter and outline what we can offer our members for the season ahead. 

We have cut back the overhanging growth of vegetation making the access at the side of the Chapel easier. The privet hedge between the two sets of gates has been removed opening up our main access point. Once the roots have been removed we intend to lay either paving stones or pebbles making the journey into the bowls club easier. We have been in discussion with our landlords for quite a while regarding using the piece of wasteland behind our huge hedge (where we place our seating) and incorporate it into our lease. Currently we are waiting for both parties to sort out a possible agreement or a compromise to come into fruition. 

I am pleased to inform you all that we have installed a brand new wooden shed which will house all of our mechanical equipment. Also, we looked at the possibly of installing an electrical feed into our clubhouse. But, the electrical company are looking at a sum which is far beyond our budget, so that has been put on hold. However, we intend to purchase a new petrol generator which will be more economical to us and not so noisy. Quotes to rewire the whole of the clubhouse are now in and we hope to get this done before the start of the season.

On the playing side, last year we provided a bit of bowls for those who wanted it, but, we could not have done much more due to the pandemic. 

Currently the Lincolnshire Bowling Association have made it quite clear that there will be no County Competitions during 2021. Our local leagues, Sleaford, Coningsby and Woodhall Spa have not yet indicated that they will operate at all this year, but there is still time for them to organise some sort of fixture list. 

At Heckington, it is our intention to hold five Club Championship Competitions (Men’s, Ladies and Novice Championships) as well as the Chosen Pairs and the new Mixed Pairs Championships during mid to late season. Ideas are also in the planning stage to create a new Pairs Competition run on a league basis. We aim to provide as much structured bowls as we possibly can. 

The two Mason’s all day tournaments look likely to be cancelled this year but, we are looking at having our own tournament for all players and friends. It is intended to be a fun event and will be run over an extended late morning and afternoon. More details later. 

We may also be in a position organise some low key friendly matches to provide team bowling.

All of this is of course subjective planning which if the situation gets better we can achieve. We fully intend to operate under the guidelines set out by the Government and local advisories. Hopefully things will ease and we can have a season this year.

This is as much information we can provide at this moment in time. We intend to keep in touch with further developments once agreed by the committee and provide more details when they are available.

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Thursday Green Maintenance (note change of day)

Message from Dave (The Green):- help required on THURSDAY (20th August) , time to be confirmed, at the green, if anyone is free. Please bring a barrow!!!. Dave

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Green closes

Please note that the green will be closed from Thursday 13th August 2020.

Dave Marriott

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2019 Presentation Evening

The Heckington Bowling Club 2019 Presentation Evening was held on Friday 31st January 2020 at the Barge & Bottle Public house in Sleaford. Over 20 bowlers attended the evening which was hosted for the first time in the pubs annex. The seating arrangements differed by having one long table seating everyone together which worked better than having two or three tables separating the guests and having your backs to the other tables. Plus, we were isolated slightly from the general public. The majority of prize winners were in attendance who were warmly applauded on receipt of their winning trophies and certificates. Those that were not able to attend will receive their awards later in the year.Last year there were a number of individuals who could not remember what food they had ordered which resulted in one or two selecting their options as it arrived at the table, so this year everyone had a piece of card upon arrival to indicate their culinary selection. This worked very well and will be repeated next year.The only complaint that reached me was that; there was insufficient “Bailey’s Cream” put into the “Bailey’s Cheesecake Pudding”. No doubt this says a lot about the boozy lot of bowlers we have at the club ??? (Tongue in cheek)All in all it was a great success and everyone I have spoken to indicated that they really enjoyed the evening. Long may that continue.


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The 2020 Season Approaches

We’ll be adding news of the new, 2020 Season here as soon as information becomes available. So please check back for updates soon.

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