WINTER LEAGUES UPDATE
Thanks to a lot of hard work from the club’s team leaders all but one of our usual 11 members leagues plus 2 Ladies leagues will be running as usual from the beginning of October.
So, if you are not in a team and want to play in our competitive leagues during this coming winter season then please contact the league secretaries.
Bob Atkins for the Members leagues
Judith Holden for the Ladies leagues
Home and Away Matches - 2020-21 Winter Season
The Fixture Books for the coming season are being prepared with a full list of agreed Home and Away Matches.
However some clubs have already informed us that they will not be playing visiting teams or travelling to away matches for the time being due to the current restrictions.
The view of the Board is that where possible we should try and play these matches, dependant of course on the willingness of members to participate.
Where matches are cancelled we will encourage the Bowling Committees to arrange internal matches and drives for the benefit of our members, and the wider interests of the club.
AIBC BOARD FACE COVERING UPDATE
MEMBERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE BOARD HAVE THIS MORNING UPDATED THEIR FACE COVERING REQUIREMENT TO INCLUDE FACE SHIELDS/VISORS.
EIBA Update as at 31.7.20
Returning to Indoor Bowls
Following the Prime Minister’s statement earlier today the EIBA wishes to advise you that flat green Indoor Bowls Clubs, if they wish, are still able to be open. Indoor Bowls was included in the indoor sports which were permitted to start on Saturday 25th July 2020.
The Government has taken the decision to postpone the next phase of activities which were scheduled to start on 1st August 2020, this included 10 pin bowling alleys, for at least a further two weeks.
Therefore, Clubs can continue with their scheduled activities, whilst maintaining systems to ensure the Club is COVID-19 secure
RE-OPENING MONDAY 17th AUGUST 2020
With the latest relaxing of the Covid-19 restrictions and following E.I.B.A. Guidance for “Returning to Indoor Bowls” that have been approved by the Dept. for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the Club is permitted to re-open to our Members.
NOTE: If you have symptoms of Covid-19 in the previous 14 days do not come to the Club.
We will keep a record of everyone entering the Club for a rolling period of 21 days.
BOOKINGS: Only our “FULL” Members will be permitted to bowl, and MUST book in advance, by telephoning the reception on 01273 870670 Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 2.00pm. The names of everyone who will be bowling with you are required when booking. Answer phone bookings WILL NOT BE accepted, and you will NOT be allowed to book a rink for another member. Bookings to Commence from Monday 10th August.
BOWLING TIMES: Monday to Friday only at 9.00am-11.00am and 11.30am-1.30pm. Arrive ONLY 15 minutes before your booked time.
CHANGING ROOMS & LOCKERS: These are out of bounds at present, but you will be allowed access on your first visit to obtain your bowls equipment it will be limited to 3 in the room. On finishing, bowls equipment must be taken away with you. Bowls shoes to be changed at rink side and must be not be worn outside.
TOILETS: Will be restricted to two people.
ENTRY & EXIT: Entry and exit will be via the Front Door.
FACE COVERINGS: “This is mandatory” in the interest of protecting your fellow bowlers. If you are unable to wear a face covering, then signed written proof will be required from a medical expert.
PAYMENTS: All payments must be made by Debit / Credit Card. “Cash” will not be accepted.
HAND SANITISER: Please use on entry, then before and after bowling from the bottles on the tables at the end of the rinks.
PLAYING FORMAT: Maximum of 8 players per rink. Mats will always be played from the ‘T’. One and only one nominated person per rink will set the mat each end, regardless of who is to bowl first. Two Jacks will be available per rink. Casting of the Jack is not permitted, the Skip will place it on their nominated length. Score Boards will not be switched on. Scorecards will be available, but you must provide your own pen/pencil and scorecard holder.
CLEANING OF EQUIPMENT: This will be carried out by Staff at the end of each session. Mats and Jacks must be returned to the Reception Desk on completion of your bowling session.
CLEANING OF THE CLUB: Extra sanitising and disinfecting of door handles, taps, etc. will take place during the day. Extra sanitising will be carried out by the cleaners overnight.
Mitchell's Kitchen have been awarded the top "5 star" rating by The Adur & Worthing Council Enviromental Officer following a vist on 16th October.