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2019-2020 Club Competitions – Finals – 14/15th November

CAMBRIDGE PARK INDOOR CLUB SEMIS TO BE PLAYED BY 2100HRS ON 8TH NOV 2020

AND FINALS TO PLAYED ON 14TH / 15TH NOV 2020

 

MENS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

SEMI – PETER JUDGE versus LAURENCE GATFIELD

FINAL – IAN DALE versus SEMI WINNER

 

MENS CHALLENGE CUP FINAL

SEMI – GRAHAM DALE versus BILL RUSH

SEMI – DAVID WILLIS versus RICHARD DUKE          

 

LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

SEMI – ANGE CUMINE versus DAWN SLAUGHTER

FINAL – DI SALMON versus SEMI WINNER

 

LAIDIES CHALLENGE CIUP FINAL

SEMI – ANN BAMBER versus SARAH HALL

FINAL – AUDREY HAY versus SEMI WINNER

 

2 WOODS OPEN SINGLES FINAL

SEMI – ROY EBINEZAR versus PETER TWELLS

SEMI – PETER JUDGE versus LAURENCE GATFIELD

 

LADIES OPEN PAIRS FINAL

SEMI – ANN DALE + DI SALMON versus TRISH GREEN + TERESA FRENCH

FINAL – TINA COOPER + DAWN SLAUGHTER versus SEMI winner

 

MENS OPEN PAIRS FINAL

SEMI = PETER TWELLS + LAURENCE GATFIELD versus PETER JUDGE + MIKE BROWN

SEMI – RICHARD DUKE + JOHN EVE versus ARCHIE DALE + IAN DALE

 

LADES DRAWN PAIRS FINAL

SEMI – AUDREY HAY + ANGE CUMINE versus STELLA SPALDING + TERESA FRENCH

SEMI – ANN BAMBER + DAWN SLAUGHTER versus TINA COOPER + FRANCES DONOHUE

 

MENS DRAWN PAIRS FINAL

SEMI – DAVE WILLIS + IAN DALE   versus   STEVE GIBSON + RON BAVIN

SEMI – GRAHAM DALE + BARRY FRENCH versus PETER JUDGE + RICHARD DUKE

 

MIXED OPEN PAIRS FINAL

SEMI – SHEILA COWMEADOW + KEVIN KEOWN   versus   AUDREY HAY + PETER TWELLS

FINAL – TINA COOPER + MIKE COOPER versus SEMI WINNER

 

MIXED OPEN TRIPLES FINAL

TERESA FRENCH + BARRY FRENCH + TRISH GREEN versus RICHARD DUKE + RICHARD HERMITAGE + KEVIN KEOWN

 

MIXED DRAWN TRIPLES FINAL

JIM BLYTH + DI SALMON + KEVIN KEOWN   versus   EILEEN BLYTH + PETER JUDGE + GYM BROWN

 

3 WOODS DAYTIME PAIRS

SEMI – MIKE COOPER + BRIAN NOEL   versus   BERNARD WINTER + ANN BAMBER

FINAL – ROY EBINEZAR + GRAHAM DALE versus SEMI WINNER

New Bowler? New Member? Need Skills Polishing? Read on!

Ann & Archie Dale are once again offering coaching on Saturday or Sunday mornings (day to be decided) from 10.00 am – 12.00 pm to those brand new to bowling, or those new to Cambridge Park and indoor bowling, and/or those who wish to brush up on their skills to improve all round.

If you think we/they could help you, please let us know – either by email dawnslaughter60@icloud.com or by signing up at the Club.  (Notice will go up tomorrow – Thursday)

Depending on how quickly people want to join in and numbers, we will then fix a start date.  Hopefully it will be by the end of the month (unless there’s a half-term-national-lockdown, of course!).

Thanks

Dawn

Mixed Triple Friendly Matches and General Update

We have two friendly matches arranged and sign up sheets are on the board for both.

Saturday 24th October  v Chertsey  at 2.00 pm – Whites/Club Shirts

Sunday 25th October v Shopland Select at 2.00 pm – GREYS/Club Shirts

 

Saturday 17th October – Mixed Drive at 2.00 pm – 24 spaces available

Sunday 8th November – deadline for 2019/20 Club Competitions Semi-finals – Ange will post matches to be played in case you have forgotten what events you might be playing in!

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November – 2019/20 Club Competition Finals – Ange to advise details

 

We all know this is (and will be) an odd season.  We are very fortunate in being able to adapt the facilities to play indoors at all.  There has been a lot of hard work behind the scenes to make it happen.    Membership forms and subscriptions are coming in gradually, so we’re not all sure who is playing yet.  David H is collating all the league information and we should have more news about that later in the week.

If you could bear in mind that we have been open less than a fortnight now, so it is taking a while to get things up and running.

Thanks

Dawn

PS  It could all change at 6.00 pm tonight with the next announcements from the government, but fingers crossed we’ll still be able to play.

Congratulations to Ellen Falkner MBE and Maggy Smith MBE

Both lawn bowlers have been recognised for their work for lawn bowls.  It’s a shame the BBC (there are other news/sports channels) haven’t mentioned them in their various reports.  So now’s the chance to complete the Bowls England survey for our sport!

England’s three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ellen Falkner has been awarded the MBE for services to the sport of Lawn Bowls in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

One of the most decorated lawn bowls players of her generation, Ellen won Gold on her Games debut at Manchester in 2002, and went on to top the podium at Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014.

She also claimed a Bronze Medal at the Games in 2018, and was recently named in the England performance squad for Birmingham 2022.

In addition to her Commonwealth successes she has amassed six World titles and six British Isles Championship titles together with a total of 14 national titles, representing her home county of Cambridgeshire, and 33 county titles

Our Famous Four, on their run up to winning the National Ladies Fours in 2017, had to play Ellen in her team earlier-than-scheduled one morning in the quarter final or was it semi-final? as Ellen had 4 matches to play in one day.  And if you read that correctly, you will have realised that the Cambridge Park girls obviously won that match!

The DBE Charity Trust are pleased to announce that Maggy Smith has been awarded the MBE for services to the sport of Bowls for people with Disabilities in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Change in Procedure!

Having tried to work out the sign in and vouchers, the first go has appeared clumsy, so a small change.

When you arrive at the club (wearing your face protection of course), please sign in at the NHS Trace & Test QR code if you have the facility to do so.

Sanitise your hands as normal.

Once you’ve changed your bowls/shoes, please PRINT your name/contact details on the sheet on the round table near the bar and PRINT your name and date the Green Fee Voucher and put it with the sheet.  Players are numbered 1-24 and the Visitors details go on the back of the sheet.

With the backlog of vouchers, we’ve had to play a guessing game on whose name is on the voucher for a particular date.  Are you sure you weren’t all doctors in earlier life?!

Thanks

Dawn

 

Keep Behaving!

Local colleges and schools are back so reported cases of the virus have gone up in Richmond borough this week.

Keep doing what you’re doing – wearing your face coverings when you should both coming in and out of the club and in shops, on transport etc. ; washing your hands frequently or using sanitising gel if you’re not near a sink; and most importantly keeping your 2m distance.

Sometimes we all need a nudge as we’re humans and not perfect !

If you want to keep the use of single plastic down, try a snood – get a couple! – it doubles up as a scarf and you can alternate wearing one while the other is in the wash.

 

Oooh, wouldn’t want to meet the last woman on a dark night!

County Competitions Outdoors in 2021 – Forms Online Here!

Norman has copies of the Middlesex Outdoor Competition Entry Forms  and there are copies at the Club.

However, you can download the forms here.

2021 Middlesex Ladies Competition Entry Form

2021 Middlesex Mens Competition Entry Form

They have to be back to the club before 29th October with the fees, so that we can get the payment organised and the forms copied and posted, so the earlier you complete them the better for those in charge!

Thanks

Dawn

Updated Online Booking System!

David H and our web host John Q have now removed the 24 hour restriction on rink bookings and cancellations.

I know a few of you wanted to be able to go down to practise at the last minute if you had a spare hour, so you can now do this.  Don’t forget to leave your signed and dated Green Fee Voucher though!

Hope this helps!

Dawn

The Vocal Votes Have Been Counted …..

From Monday onwards,

the morning sessions will use BLUE mats

the afternoon sessions will use YELLOW mats (thanks to Dave R who is jet washing them over the weekend)

the evening sessions will use RED mats

 

Hopefully this will help everyone use the appropriate colour and avoid any disinfected-but-still-wet mats going onto the carpet

Online Booking System for Indoors is Now Live!

INDOOR RINKS BOOKING SYSTEM IS NOW LIVE!

 

The good news is that the current coronavirus regulations mean that we are still able to play indoor bowls at Cambridge Park. However, there are some restrictions and we are limited to 3 a side (triples – i.e. maximum of 6 players) on any rink, plus a number of other safety and cleaning procedures that we need to follow. (The rules and procedures that you need to follow are available at the club in hard copy sheets, which you need to sign to say you have read if you want to play this season).

 

To support these restrictions, we are introducing a indoor rink booking system via our website for you to be able to book a rink if you want to play. Just go to the Indoor Rinks Booking tab on the front page.

 

The benefit of this online rink booking system is that you don’t have to go down to the club to be able to book a rink, which is both safer and makes it easier if you are trying to arrange a game. If you do not have access to the club website, experience from our outdoor system has been that most bowlers can get a friend or other bowler to make the booking. If that is not possible, please either contact the club or David Hale if you are stuck.

 

Making Bookings

To book a rink, you just need to click ‘Indoor Rinks Bookings’ near the top of the main Cambridge Park website page. You will then be directed to the correct page where you:

 

  • Select one of the 4 rinks on the drop down menu
  • Choose a day and click an available time slot (Read on down for Monday – Friday morning sessions)
  • Write ALL the names of who is going to be playing (we have to keep player records to meet government rules)
  • Put your email address in
  • Then click ‘book now’

 

You will then get an email to confirm your booking. (Please note: unlike our Outdoor booking system you don’t have to select the number of players playing, but you do have to write down all the names of those playing.)

 

To help you find the available slots, the bookings page shows all the rink bookings for the next 7 days and there is a calendar at the bottom for seeing all bookings, including those later than the next 7 days.

 

Cancelling and Amending Bookings

Once you have booked a rink, you will get an email with a cancellation link on it to click if you should later change your mind or have made a mistake. So, please keep that email. Please also note that we have quickly developed a straightforward system, so it does not have any ability to amend bookings. If you just want to amend a booking, for instance to change the names of who is playing or add extra players, you have to cancel your original booking and rebook a new booking for the same time and rink.

 

Please also note that rinks have to be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Also, if you decide to cancel a booking, if it is within 24 hours it is too late and unfortunately you just have to leave it.

 

Available times

All bookings are just for 2 hours and the times that the rinks are available are 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm. To meet the need to undertake cleaning, no rinks can currently be booked between 12-2pm or 4-6pm.

 

Weekday morning roll ups and leagues

To facilitate the weekday morning roll ups, all rinks will be booked out from 10am-12pm on weekdays (Mon-Fri). If you want to play in a roll up, you just turn up and the first 24 people arriving will be able to play. You will have to sign in and print your name on a manual sheet, so that we can keep records of who is playing.

 

For the leagues, these will start from late October. Playing times and rinks will also be centrally booked out so you will just need to manually sign in when you have been picked to play.

 

So, please enjoy your bowls and follow the club guidelines to play safely.

Thanks

David Hale – Online Bookings Administrator