With thanks to our communication department (currently based in New Zealand!!) we intend whenever possible to reintroduce the weekly event sheet for your information.
Please read the attached document which details the bowling events involving our Club during the week beginning Monday 17 May.
Although there are fewer events happening than in a ‘normal’ season, at least we have some internal and external competitive bowling to look forward to this year. We hope you all enjoy your bowling in 2021.
Our North & West Seniors begin their League campaigns with a match against each other on Tuesday afternoon. We are sure there will be a healthy rivalry involved in the game!! Enjoy, guys.
The Edinburgh Bowling Association Gents’ League matches begin on Wednesday 19 May with our ‘first’ team away to Juniper Green B.C. and our ‘second’ team taking on Coltbridge B.C. at home. All the best, gents.
The ‘usual’ Hat Night will be held at 6.30pm on Monday evening and this will be supplemented by two Hat Days on Wednesday and Friday (both starting at 1.30pm). These are open to all members. Hopefully, at least one of the sessions will appeal.
The Management Committee
As you are no doubt aware it was announced on Thursday that Scotland is moving to Phase 3. Bowls Scotland has issued some revised guidance and the MC are meeting on Monday evening to discuss what changes we can make, that will affect the club. However we do already know that many things will NOT change. Please therefore continue with the current procedures.
Still NO access allowed to changing rooms – Bowls etc. must be brought/taken away every time you play.
Booking a rink and sticking to the time slots is STILL required – Registering names of ALL participants must continue
Registering for the Honesty Bar for OUTDOOR drinking remains in place – We MUST know who is using it and when.
All hygiene and Social Distancing measures remain in force and MUST be complied with.
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.