As a result of the sudden resignation of our elected Indoor Winter Captain John Fry, the Indoor Committee would like to thank Steve Kerley (a previous Indoor Captain) for volunteering to step into this role for the remainder of the indoor season.
We hope that everyone will provide Steve with the support he needs in this demanding role.
The last 2 finals held over from 2019-20 season are taking place this Thursday evening (4th November) at 6:30pm:
Richard Hart Singles – Edward Morris v Neil Jackson
Ladies Pairs – Tina Spriggs & Sue Kemp v Pauline Naylor & Barbara Caunter
Please come along to support the players and watch some top quality bowls.
Mark Royal Roadshow
Sorry to anyone who may have missed Mark’s recent rescheduled visit - he is coming back to the Club on Thursday 23rd December. A chance to pick up some last minute Christmas presents!
As you may have seen recently, some of the CoVID restrictions around the Club have been reintroduced. The important thing now is for everyone to follow these and also exercise some common sense. If we all do so and are pragmatic about this, then hopefully we can continue to enjoy our bowling all season long.
We have been approached by a small number of members enquiring if the club will be closing or making any changes to the way it is operating, as a result of the latest COVID situation.
The COVID Sub-Committee are constantly monitoring our situation and have made some changes only last week to reflect your increased concern.
A small number of members have contracted COVID and thankfully are recovering well.
The COVID Sub-Committee do not see any evidence that these members contracted COVID as a direct result of visiting the club so for the immediate future we do not plan to make any further changes.
However, if this should change, if we see evidence that requires us to make changes, rest assured we will.
We would also like to point out that the upgraded ventilation in the arena is far more efficient at providing fresh air than that around the rest of the club, so members should feel safer on the green.
Our main focus is to protect our members whilst at the club and we will continue to do just that.
To help us achieve our objective, it requires every single member to follow the simple guidelines we have introduced and take responsibility for their own actions, we can all make a difference.
Simple things can help your own personal wellbeing:-
- Take the mat up when casting the jack, to allow more space for your fellow bowlers behind the mat
- Don't bowl a long Jack, to allow more room behind the head for your fellow bowlers
- At session changeovers, don't all crowd into the arena, wait for some of the previous sessions bowlers to leave first, observe Social Distancing
- Don't shake hands at the end of the game
- Use the Hand Sanitiser during the game
- Wash your hands after the game
- Wear a mask on the rink if you feel this is necessary
- Wear a mask as soon as you leave the rink
ECBC COVID Sub-Committee
For the benefit of all members, the COVID committee require all persons to wear a Facemask when moving around the club.
This is a mandatory requirement unless you are medically exempt and can provide evidence to a Club Officer.
We would also request that when at the club members/visitors observe Social Distancing at all times.
We are also re-introducing the Track & Trace sign-in register which is located in the entrance corridor under the TV monitor.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the Health & Wellbeing of our members is our priority.
Please find below the new Committee-agreed Club Dress Code:
1. Roll-ups/Internal Leagues/Disc Games/Club Competitions:-
White Polo with collar or white tailored shirt/blouse
2. Club entered Team Competitions:-
Competition Shirt (Imperials branding)
Or - as directed by team sheet
For external personal competitions the Competition Shirt may be worn.
Important - All players must wear the same shirt and same colour trousers/skirt/shorts.
3. Friendlies: -
White Polo with collar or white tailored shirt/blouse
Grey or White trousers/skirt/shorts
Or – as directed by team sheet
Dress Code Appendix
Trousers – Strictly no cargo trousers or jeans
Shoes – Flat soled shoes (no heels/sandals or open toes)
Hats/Caps – White
Shorts – Tailored white/grey/black or those supplied by bowls manufacturers Sweaters/Fleeces/Cardigans – White
Wet Gear – White or those supplied by bowls manufacturers
This is now the Club Dress Code, rather than having a separate code for Indoors and Outdoors.
You will notice that very little has actually changed, but please read carefully nonetheless.
IMPORTANT – This new Code incorporates the newly designed Competition Shirt – which will essentially only be used for games when representing the Club, or external competitions. It is thought the original wording when introducing this shirt led to some confusion for its purpose – the Competition Shirt is a new term, previously it was known as the ‘Club Shirt’ which clearly does cause a lot of misperception! So if anyone believes they have been wrongly ‘mis-sold’ a new Competition Shirt they are very much able to come and return it and receive a refund should they choose.
COMPETITION SHIRT SALES – The new shirts are now able to ordered directly from the Office - £10 for your first shirt (heavily discounted), £25 for any additional shirt. If you are someone who plays in any of the following you will need one:
Outdoors – Any National/County Club competition, Group 6 League, Cutler Shield, other external leagues
Indoors – Any National/County Club competition (including County League)
Please order from Ed, shirts may take up to 2 months to arrive following a batch order from the Club.
NB – the Yellow panel shirt is now defunct from this moment onwards.