President Les has asked me to issue the following statement.
In todays (21st May) statement, Nicola Sturgeon indicated that outdoor non-contact sports (including Bowls) may be allowed to resume on or shortly after 28th May, subject to ongoing restrictions on physical distancing, meeting up with other households and on ensuring appropriate hygiene measures are in place.
However it will not be bowls as “Normal”, unfortunately the restrictions will be likely to have an impact on how many people can be at, or on, the green at any one time and therefore the MC will need to ensure that all the required procedures and measures are in place. We have had an indication from guidance seen from other countries what these will be and have already taken some initial steps to enable us to comply, however we await the definitive guidelines from Bowls Scotland before outlining to you the members what is required to enable us to get back on the green.
PLEASE BE ASSURED WE AIM TO DO SO ASAP
FYI I attach herewith the statement issued last evening by the board of Bowls Scotland, you will note that ALL National Competitions for 2020 have been cancelled, along with a FAQ statement they issued this afternoon.
On behalf of your MC I would like to update you all on the current situation as far as CBC is concerned. Reluctantly it has been decided that to ensure the health of members and volunteers as much as possible, the Bar will remain SHUT until further notice. There may be some cost to the club in terms of stock going out of date but that is of minor importance at this stage, however there may be an opportunity for members to buy this stock at reduced prices. We would ask ALL members to take heed of the latest Government advice as unfortunately many of our members do fall within the high risk groups and therefore if you personally feel unwell, stay away from the club for the protection of others. (Small groups working around the club on maintenance issues will still be possible).
At this time the MC have decided that the following events are CANCELLED.
1. Coffee Morning – Saturday 11th April
2. Spring Cabaret – Saturday 18th April
We will update members in due course on decisions regarding the “Collection of Subs” Evenings on 22nd & 24th April and Opening day 25th April Itself, along with our plans for Internal competitions, obviously we will be taking into account Government decisions which are currently changing the picture daily.
Please note the following dates for club events in your diary.
Wed 29th January – Information Evening at 7pm – As you will be aware the Committee have been reviewing our Constitution, Committee and Competition structure. Currently it is intended to propose a new Constitution at this years AGM and to avoid long discussions on that evening, we wish to discuss the new document on the 29th, allowing any agreed changes from the members being incorporated in the final version to be approved at the AGM. Therefore it is IMPORTANT members attend if at all possible.
Wed 19th February – Club AGM, 7pm start.
Sat 18th April – Spring Cabaret
Sat 25th April – Opening Day
Sat 26th September – Closing Day
Sat 24th October – Presentation of Prizes
Please read the attached document which details the bowling events involving our Club during the week beginning Monday 16 September.
We pass on our congratulations to the following players who won the internal Finals played last week :
Keith Moyes, Rick Bernard, Andy Lomax and David Sutherland who won the Gents’ Walker Fours
Ricky Stevens, Jimmy Sutherland and Bill Cumming who won the Gents’ Davis Triples
Chris Bentley who won the Ladies’ Isobel Callaghan Rosebowl
George Richardson who won the Seniors’ Championship
Jim Connor and Bernie Callaghan who won the Gents’ Blyth Pairs and
John Donoghue who won the Gents’ Vice-President’s competition
There are also several more internal Finals to be played this week.
The Final of the Ladies’ Two-Bowl with Jean Meiklejohn taking on Maragret Thomson is scheduled for 11.00am on Tuesday 17 September.
The Final of the Gents’ Senior Drawn Pairs between Sandy MacKay and Iain Ferrier and David McGuire and Alan Mather Snr will also take place at 11.00am on Tuesday 17 September.
The Final of the Birnie Mixed Pairs involving Laura and Sandy MacKay against Joan Mitchell and Alan Mather Jnr has been set for 11.00am on Wednesday 18 September.
The Final of the Ladies’ Sutherland Quaich between Gladys Christie and Joan Mitchell is scheduled for Thursday 19 September at 11.00 am
The Final of the Gents’ Two-Bowl involving Mark Hewitt and Jimmy Sutherland will take place at 5.00pm on Thursday 19 September
The Final of the Gents’ Blackhall Rosebowl between Brian Howe and Willie Stoddart will take place at 11.00am on Friday 20 September and
The Final of the Gents’ Senior Nominated Pairs involving Jim Connor and Jimmy Sutherland against Bernie Callaghan and David Sutherland is set for 2.00pm on Saturday 21 September
All the best to everyone involved.
The annual match between the Ladies and the Seniors for the Carruth Trophy will take place at 2.00pm on Wednesday 18 September. We are sure that everyone involved will have a wonderful afternoon.
On Thursday 19 September, our Gents’ Senior RMBA Top Ten will take on Hillside B.C. at 1.30pm at Merchiston in the Final of this competition. All the best, guys. Please try to get along to support the team if you can.
In addition, the Seniors’ Friendly against Carrickknowe B.C. will take place away at 2.00pm on Friday 20 September. This is always a very enjoyable match and we are sure that this year will be no different.
The Management Committee.
Please read the attached document which details the bowling events involving our Club during the week beginning Monday 9 September.
Congratulations to Jim Connor, Bernie Callaghan and John Burns who won the Sanderson Invitation Triples on the green last Sunday afternoon.
Also, we pass on our congratulations to the following players who won the internal Finals played last week :
Faye Stevens and Gordon Birnie for the Club Pairs
Ann Douglas and Jean Meiklejohn for the Ladies’ Drawn Pairs
There are several more internal Finals arranged this week. They are :
Keith Moyes, Rick Bernard, Andy Lomax and David Sutherland against Richard Bryce, Ian Murdoch, Bill Cumming and Bob Page in the Walker Fours at 5.30pm on Monday 9 September
Ricky Stevens, Jimmy Sutherland and Bill Cumming against Jim Connor, Tom Mitchell and Scott Mitchell in the Davis Triples at 5.00pm on Thursday 12 September
Theresa Blair against Chris Bentley in the Ladies’ Isobel Callaghan Rosebowl on Friday 13 September at 11.00am
Bill Cumming against George Richardson in the Seniors’ Championship at 4.00pm on Friday 13 September
Mark Hewitt and Clint Cassidy against Jim Connor and Bernie Callaghan in the Gents’ Blyth Pairs at 5.00pm on Friday 13 September
Alan Mather Snr against John Donoghue in the Gents’ Vice-President’s at 6.00pm on Friday 13 September
Gladys Christie and Chris Bentley against Vicky Page and Theresa Blair in the Ladies’ Nominated Pairs at 2.00pm on Sunday 15 September
Please try to get along to the Club to support all of these players in these matches if you can.
Clint Cassidy is also involved in the North & West Seniors’ Knockout Singles Final against Dean B.C. at Trinity on Tuesday 10 September at 2.00pm. All the best, Clint.
The President’s Select will take on a team of Past Presidents/Captains at 2.00pm on Saturday 14 September. There is still time to add your name to the list of participants on the ‘Mixed’ Notice-board if you are available to play.
Finally, a wee ‘heads-up’ on a couple of upcoming events on the green :
1. The annual Ladies vs Seniors match will take place at 2.00pm on Wednesday 18 September. There are separate list on the Ladies’ and Seniors’ Notice-board if you can participate in this always enjoyable game.
2. The Seniors’ Friendly against Carrickknowe B.C. is scheduled for 2.00pm on Friday 20 September at Carrickknowe. We are looking for 6 rinks for this match so please add your name to the list on the Seniors’ Notice-board if you can play.
The Management Committee.
Please read the attached document which details the bowling events involving our Club during the week beginning Monday 2 September.
Firstly, we have a couple of congratulations to pass on :
1. To Faye Stevens who won the Ladies’ President’s competition on Thursday afternoon. Well done, Faye.
2. To the Gents’ EBL Knockout Fours (Willie Stoddart, Dougie Wilson, David Sutherland and David McNiven) who beat Carrickknowe B.C. in the semi-final of their competition on Thursday evening and will now play Currie B.C. in the Final on Saturday 7 September at 2.00pm at Whitehouse & Grange. Well done, guys, and all the best in the Final. Please try to get along to Whitehouse to support the team if you can.
The Ladies’ Page Two-Bowl competition will be held on Monday 2 September at 1.30pm. We are sure that all ladies involved will have a great afternoon.
The Ladies’ Friendly against Blackhall B.C. will take place away on Tuesday 3 September and as a consequence there will be no ‘formal’ Hat Day but members can come along for a ‘bounce’ game if they wish. In addition, please note that the Ladies’ Clark Fours has been re-arranged for Tuesday 10 September and there will be no Hat Day that afternoon.
Our RMBA team was successful in their Knockout match against Mayfield B.C. last Thursday and now take on either Hillside or Merchiston B.C. away in the semi-final on Thursday 5 September at 1.30pm. All the best, boys.
This year’s Club Pairs Final involving Faye Stevens and Gordon Birnie against Mohindra Dhall and Bill Cumming will take place at 2.00pm (ish!) on Saturday 7 September. All the best, guys.
This year’s ‘Rugbowl’ match involving players from Corstorphine Bowling Club and Corstorphine Rugby Club will be held at 12.30pm on Sunday 8 September. We are sure that everyone involved will have a great day. Please note that the dress code for the day will be ‘smart-casual’ (no jeans!!).
Finally, a reminder of the President’s Select vs Past Presidents/Captains match which will take place at 2.00pm on Saturday 14 September. Please add your name to the list on the ‘Mixed’ Notice-board if you can participate in this game.
The Management Committee.