Internal Leagues

The year has started with 55 teams competing over all competitions which is 3 more than at the same time last year. Most teams have an extra player or two over the basic requirement, so more people overall will get the experience of playing in our leagues.

The new handicapping system is working well on Tuesday evenings and individual handicaps will be reviewed during the Xmas period, as stated previously.

Following Percy Hickman’s withdrawal from bowling this year, our Friday night league still requires a volunteer to take the league Secretaries role (details from J.Hurren for those interested)

County and Club competitions

The county competitions are well down on previous years, but Michel Grossnickel will still take late entries. We have some very good bowlers at Chippy, so don’t be shy, you may have a good chance of glory at County level.

Similarly, the number of club entries are down on last year, so please enter soon. Draws were to be made on Friday 4 Nov, but have been extended another week to allow for late entries, There will be some additional competitions this year, but please be aware that we need a minimum of 8  Participants for these competitions to go ahead. Forms are available on the table near the green, but please be quick to avoid disappointment.

Friendly matches

In the absence of a club captain, we seek experienced club bowlers to take charge of matches on a monthly basis. If you are prepared to act as Captain for a month only, please enter your name on the poster displayed on the noticeboard. If you want to know what this entails, please speak with Roberta or John Hurren for details. Thanks.

Christmas draw and Fun bowls afternoon

Donations of prizes for the annual Christmas draw would be much appreciated from members and please drop these into the club over the coming weeks. The draw will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, 10 December. There will also be a fun bowling contest, using none of the normal rules, but equally enjoyable. If you’d like to join in, we hope to start at 2 PM, so pull on a Christmas jumper or dress up for the occasion and bring your bowls.  For those with other commitments in the evening: we think all activities will be concluded by 5 PM at the latest.

Christmas shutdown of the club

We hope many of our members and guests will continue to play social bowling over the festive period and perhaps this could be a good time to get the odd competition fixture played. To help your planning, we will not be opening the facilities on the following dates: 24-27 December (inclusive) and from 2 pm on 31 December until the end of 1 January. League matches resume on the 2 January, so if you will still be away, please inform your team captain.

May I wish all members, family and friends a very Merry Christmas and an enjoyable and successful new year.

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Saturday, 2nd of December 2023