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AN INVITATION FROM
STAINES BOWLING CLUB


EVER WANTED TO TRY YOUR HAND AT LAWN BOWLS – A GREAT AND HEALTHY WAY TO BE OUTSIDE IN THE FRESH AIR AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS?

WE ARE A VERY FRIENDLY AND SOCIAL CLUB AND WOULD BE PLEASED TO SHOW YOU HOW TO PLAY THIS GREAT GAME – (SAFELY IN THESE TIMES OF COVID-19!) 

We are sorry to report the recent deaths of two former members of the club, Nick Masters and David Coller.


Quick updates:

There is now a signing-in sheet in the clubhouse - please make sure you have signed in at every visit, whether you are playing or not. We need to keep this record for 21 days in case of infection.

From Monday evening starting 27th July at 6pm Club Night will run - no need to book in advance, though you will have to sign in to play or watch.  
Depending on numbers we will arrange triples or other formats. 

The bar will now be opened on Monday evenings for Club Night, Friday evenings after the Pairs League, and Saturday lunchtimes (unless weather prohibits!).
Please come down if you can and support the club.



We have heard from past President of Bowls England Hazel Marke who has sent a copy of her collection of the entertaining poems she composes and reads out at the celebration matches she attends. More details here

Singles League

Graeme has been busy arranging singles play to keep us all stretched! Demand for the first league was such that he had to make a second one. Click below for more details.

A 75-Point competition is underway. Details on all this and the Pairs League below. 



Pairs League

Click below to see information and results for the Pairs League 2020.



75 point competition

Click below for information on this.


CORONAVIRUS Latest


Updated 2nd August

Our bookable system for playing on limited basis is working and we have been bowling since the 30th May. We are observing the due precautions and limitations.

We are playing in line with the guidelines issued by HM Government, Bowls England and Middlesex BA.

You should have received an email explaining what we are doing, and what you have to do to comply with the rules.

You should also have received an email explaining how to use the automated booking system.

Please read through the emails, or the printouts if you have been sent them. 

From 29th June we are increasing the number of sessions per week, and increasing the number of players permitted - this is following the latest government rulings and guidance from Bowls England. 

This means that up to 6 players can share a rink if they are maintaining social distancing. This will allow for pairs play or, if there is an odd number, 3-ways, and, with immediate effect, triples -  but please see the rules on how to play here


As of the 29th the first 2 Monday and Thursday slots will be reserved by default for the singles leagues (see above) run by Graeme. 


The 4 - 6pm slot on Fridays is now reserved for the Pairs League.


Following demand from members, some friendly matches, played in restricted triples format, are being arranged with other local clubs. Details to follow.
 
For more information and copies of the latest rules, including the latest advice from Bowls England, click here.

We would like to stress that it is up to everyone to be cautious, to follow the rules and not to relax vigilance just yet.

We have had this message from the Middlesex BA Administrator:
'May I ask you all to be aware that parts of Middlesex still have a high rate of Covid 19 cases so we must all be aware of the risk and maintain the regimes of keeping 2 metres apart, frequent washing of hands and sanitising equipment and materials we have been in contact with.'

Continue to follow the current guidance about the coronavirus, exercise common sense, and stay safe and well...


We are back on the green...

We started our restricted opening on the 30th May! Also our Singles Leagues and Pairs League have started. Click the picture to read more...

Mobirise

Unfortunately, our regular fixtures have been suspended for the time being.

As ever we will attempt to show the latest situation on the Important Dates page (click below to see this).

Mobirise

Last year was our centenary year...

We celebrated 100 years from 1919 to 2019...  We played some very interesting and special commemorative games... Click the picture at the right to see highlights of last season's special events and matches and to see the pictures.