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.
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 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.