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Latest news as at 4 August:

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INFORMATION POSTED SINCE 24 JULY

OFFICIAL WORLD BOWLS MAGAZINE – INSIDE BOWLS (AUGUST 2020) can be found athttps://www.insidebowlsmag.com/aug2020/index.html

The Club is pleased to announce that for this season only David Buffin has switched Buffin Leadership International SPONSORSHIP from our Tuesday Night League to the Singles & Pairs Leagues. Thank you David. 

The SINGLES AND PAIRS League tables have been updated today. See http://cheltenhambowlingclub.org.uk/fixtures/

IMPORTANT REMINDER

MEMBERS ATTENDING THE CLUB MUST ENSURE THEY ARE FOLLOWING GOVT SAFEGUARDING GUIDANCE AT ALL TIMES. IF YOU HAVE BEEN SOMEWHERE WHERE THESE RULES ARE NOT BEING FOLLOWED PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT A LARGE NUMBER OF CLUB MEMBERS ARE VULNERABLE. KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

IF YOU ARE IN THE CLUBHOUSE FOR ANY PURPOSE YOU MUST SIGN IN. THIS IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT FOR TRACKING AND TRACING PURPOSES.  

BAR HOURS for AUGUST are as follows:

Monday 5 – 9 pm

Tuesday – only open in support of fixtures (see fixtures page)
Wednesday 5 – 9pm
Thursday – only open in support of fixtures (see fixtures page)
Friday  5 – 10pm
Saturday 12 – 6pm
Sunday – only open in support of fixtures (see fixtures page)

 

USE THE BAR AND SUPPORT YOUR CLUB!

The LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP will not be held this year.

This week’s MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE meeting discussed:
Inclusion of CASC Rules within our Constitution
The use of changing rooms (we must continue to abide by current guidelines that they remain closed)
CCTV upgrade
Middleton Cup squad meeting
Junior Academy Day (30 August)
 
Barron’s FINANCIAL SURGERY recommences on Tuesday 18 August see Financial Surgery Poster – 18 August 

The BE Board has given given the green light to the development of a NEW STRATEGY that will provide a clear vision for the coming years. See  https://www.bowlsengland.com/strategy_development/

Please follow this procedure when bowling from Monday 27th July.

The TRAFFIC FLOW within the clubhouse during the times when the bar is open has been revised from Monday 27th July as follows:

Please enter the club through the keypad door and sign in. During bar hours, after you have signed in you can enter and leave the club house through the double doors to the green. Please follow the directional arrows on the the floor for this purpose. At all other times please exit through the keypad door. IF YOU ARE IN THE CLUBHOUSE FOR ANY PURPOSE YOU MUST SIGN IN. This is a legal requirement for tracking and tracing purposes.  

Bar opening hours on Monday & Wednesday have been changed to 6-9pm

The CLUBHOUSE, BAR and SNOOKER ROOM will REOPEN on MONDAY 13 JULY. Members are requested to comply with the following conditions which will be kept under constant review. Any infringements should be reported to the committee.

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Changing rooms remain closed.

As of Monday 6th July all rink bookings will need to go through Gill Dorman, therefore if you need to book a rink please email Gill at gilldorman26@gmail.com

COACHING

The club is now offering coaching sessions for new bowlers. Interested? Contact George Bevan george.bevan1@virginmedia.com  Mike Whitmarsh  mike.whitmarsh@outlook.com or David Heath david.heath60@yahoo.co.uk

PREVIOUS INFORMATION:

ALLOCATION OF GREENS & RINKS:

Tuesday’s 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Green 2 will only be available for coaching new and existing bowlers.

Thursdays 2 – 6pm both greens are only available for members who are shielding.

All rinks will be available for single roll-ups/matches from Monday 6th July. Pairs roll-ups/matches must maintain a rinks difference as per the previous guidelines for singles. This will be kept under review as further guidance is supplied by the government or Bowls England.

The procedures regarding the USE OF MATS IN PAIRS AND TRIPLES have been simplified and revised as follows:  

Lead bowlers must have their own jacks one should have a white jack and the other a yellow jack to help differentiate who is playing with which jack. In the case of mats leads will have one mat each. Leads should then agree who will take responsibility in placing a mat for both sides at one end of the rink. They will then place their mat at the end for which they are responsible, which means only two mats are required for the game. As skips in triples and pairs will also be handling mats, to minimise any risks, we are suggesting regular hand sanitising should take place during the game.

WORKING PARTY

The Grounds Working Party meet on Tuesdays at 9 – 30am. Any able bodied members who would like to help will be most welcome. 

AFTERNOON TRIPLES 

Bowlers are requested to comply with the following guidelines:

Playing Triples Guidelines Revised

Playing Schedule ATL Playing Schedule

The club is grateful to HomeInstead for continuing to sponsor this popular event. Home Instead Cheltenham

BOWLS CLOTHING

Members requiring bowls clothing or accessories should visit https://www.silverfx.co.uk/category/sports-clubs/cheltenham-bowls-club/ for on-line sales. The next on-line order deadline is 15 July for delivery 1 September.

The club keeps a small stock of shirts in popular sizes and these can viewed by contacting Margaret Merry at mmerry567@btinternet.com Margaret also has some older stock which we are selling at reduced prices. 

The draw for the MEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP and details for the SINGLES & PAIRS LEAGUES can be found on the FIXTURES Page at http://cheltenhambowlingclub.org.uk/fixtures/

The EGM has been postponed because further changes need to be made to the Club Rules.

MAKING BETTER USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Your club does as well as most with social media but we could do better. Social media used properly has the potential to:

a. Raise the profile of the club;
b. Publicise matches and events;
b. Increase public interest in bowls;
c. Attract new members esp younger members;
d. Entice sponsors into a mutually beneficial arrangement;
e. Promote interaction with other sports clubs and community groups.
 
Perhaps, most important, social media can provide a platform for networking between members, becoming a source of ideas, news and views which would benefit both you and the club and help achieve some of the objectives mentioned above.
Alex White has agreed to be our first Social Media Manager

Reopening of the Greens – Wednesday 20 May

Rules and guidelines can be found in this Action Plan. See Reopening of the Greens Stage 1

Members are requested to keep an eye out for each other, especially those members who may live on their own. Any problems should be brought to the attention of our Safeguarding Officers (George Bevan: – 07740-432111, Mike Whitmarsh: – 07785-513200, Jude Vidler: – 01242-603430) or a member of the committee.

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