Isle of Wedmore Bowls Club – July 2018 News

July is with us once more and it’s the time of the year once again when we need to address our indoor winter programme which starts in late September, so we need your applications for Leagues and Competitions as follows:-

Club Leagues – an application list for each league is on the notice board outside the Bar, closing date for entries is the 31st July.

A reminder of the Leagues available:- Monday morning triples; Tuesday afternoon 4’s; Tuesday evening triples; Friday morning triples; Friday afternoon triples. Don’t forget that you can apply to play in as many leagues as you wish.

Invitation Leagues – most of last seasons team Captain’s have confirmed entries for 2018/19, but team vacancies are still available for some leagues. If you wish to enter a new team contact Keith Pettit 01934 733237 or, closing date for entries is 31st July. A reminder of the Leagues :- Monday afternoon Open Australian Pairs ; Wednesday afternoon Open 4’s ; Wednesday evening Men’s 4’s ; Thursday afternoon Ladies 4’s ; Thursday evening Open 4’s ; Friday evening Open Australian Pairs; Saturday afternoon Open triples.

Pre-booking a casual session – any new enquiries for a 2 hour session throughout the winter season, please contact Keith Pettit.

Indoor Competitions – entry fee £1 per competition, please return forms to the Competition Secretaries Julie Collins and Tony Shepherd at the Indoor Section Social Evening on Friday 31st August or by the final date for entries 15th October. Competitions for 2018/19 include open singles ; men’s singles ; ladies singles ; men’s pairs ; ladies pairs ; mixed pairs and mixed triples. All pairs and triples teams will be seeded and drawn by Committee as previously. The 1st and some 2nd round of the mixed triples will be played on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November and the Competitions Finals will be played on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2019.

Please remember that if you enter you need to be available on these dates.

Club friendly fixtures, County league and competitions – a comprehensive programme of matches has again been arranged for the forthcoming season. To enable you to readjust to the indoor carpet we will again be holding pre-season fun days with an Australian Pairs Day on Monday 24th September and a Triples Day on Wednesday 26th September, watch the notice board for applications, numbers are limited.

New members are always welcome, if you have friends or relatives interested encourage them to view the premises and have a taster session. The indoor rinks will be open for free taster sessions for prospective new members on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September between 9.30am and 4.00pm. An alternative date / time can be arranged if necessary. Shoes and bowls are available for newcomers to try the game

Social evenings – we will continue our programme of Saturday evening Drives and fun bowls evenings with supper, organised by Iris & Paul Rowlett and a quiz evening hosted by Claire & Tony Biggs. Drives are on a turn up and play basis, those with supper add your name to the list on the notice board.

The Indoor Annual membership fee of £40 for 2018/19 is due on September 1st, fees should be paid to our Membership Secretary, Don Trow.

Indoor rink fees have been amended this year and a full list of rates will be posted on the notice board and enclosed within the A4 rink booking folder. The 2 hour session is now £2.50 pp and all other fees pro-rata ;

Reminder – a date for your diary:- Friday 31st August 7.30pm – Indoor Section Social Evening – meet old friends, have a drink and a chat, renew your indoor membership, collect the fixtures booklet, enter and pay for your Indoor Competitions. All indoor members are urged to attend and ensure that fixtures booklets are collected.

Keith Pettit 01934 733237

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