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Quick News Bites
- From Bowls England:-
- Return To Play
- We're delighted to publish our Return to Play guidance for Step 3, effective from Monday 17 May. The headlines:
- All restrictions on formats and numbers for organised activity under the jurisdiction of Bowls England will be removed.
- Car sharing will be permitted.
- Indoor hospitality can resume.
The entry form for the Clubs Mens and Mixed Competitions is on the Notice Board in the (old) clubhouse; entry fees are £1 per competition. The closing date for entries is Saturday May 22nd 2021
Are you interested in playing in the proposed Sunday afternoon league? The entry form for joining the league is on the Notice Board in the (old) clubhouse. The closing date for entries is Monday May 31st 2021
The ladies Competitions sheet has been up for a couple of weeks now, just need a few more names please.
To meet the Governments Guidelines on Covid 19 restrictions, all members and visitors must sign the Track and Trace register when they are on the club premises or scan the QR code on posters which are located at various points.. The register is found inside the new clubhouse by the double doors.
Learn to bowl with us at Belyars Bowling Green, St Ives. Our next free Taster Day for 2021 is Sunday 30th May between 2pm and 4pm (weather permitting). Our club members will show you how to bowl outdoors. Please wear flat shoes to protect the green. We look forward to meeting you all on the last Sunday of each month. Other days can be arranged if not convenient.
The Club is looking for somebody to take on the role of Fixture Secretary. If you are interested in taking on this most important position, please contact Derek Pickup ASAP
The Club's AGM will be held on Friday 15th October at 19:00 - please add this date to your diary
Because of security measures associated with the G7 conference, the Club will be closed from the 10th June to the 14th June inclusive.
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Summer Season - Green Opening
With the announcement of the Government's 'roadmap' we now feel that it is time to go forward with the opening of the Green. Therefore, we feel confident that we can confirm that the Green will be open for roll-ups as from Monday 12th April, 2021.
From this date (all being well and there are no setbacks) we are able to meet 6 people outside, so for those members wishing to start playing bowls the Green will be ready for practice/roll-ups. The Green is now being cut weekly by Kevin Williams and all maintenance has been carried out during the winter months so the Green is looking good.
Initially of course, we will not be able to use the Clubhouse. This means that the outside Toilet facilities will be in use. All sanitation facilities will be available in the toilet to use on the jacks and mats, etc
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St. Ives Bowling Club has been in existence since the early 1930s. The Club has been a source of enjoyment to many people in the area and has welcomed members from far and wide.
It is a mixture of sporting activity and social gatherings. During the summer months, the outside green is open and games of bowls, both competitive and friendly, are played on the immaculately kept green. The winter months see members playing indoors in the Clubhouse where mats are laid for the short mat division to take over.
The Club welcomes both ladies and gentlemen of all ages and actively encourages young people to take up the sport. There are programmes run with local schools for young people to attend during the summer months to encourage sportsmanship and exercise.
During the summer, events such as BBQ’s, friendly games and social bowling is encouraged especially with visiting teams, who come from all over the country. During the winter months, there are social gatherings which include Quiz nights, bingo and general get togethers. It helps to see the cold dark winter nights through in a warm and embracing environment.
In addition, for those seeking the competitive edge, there are many League and County games played by both men and women at the Club during both the summer and winter seasons.
The sport of bowls keeps one young and fit, which belies its image of an ‘old’ person’s activity. It not only keeps the body fit, but also the mind active.
St. Ives Bowling Club is a friendly Club and welcomes all newcomers to come along and try a ‘taster’ session, either outdoors or indoors. Join us between 2pm and 4pm on the last Sunday of every month. For anyone wishing to join the Club, there is a discount of 50% on first year fees.