Hope you’re all making the most of the sunshine today. Rumour has it that it will be shorts weather on Sunday then back to the usual rain on Easter Monday!
The draft Outdoor Fixture List is on the Calendar page. The green should be open on Friday 28th April. Trevor/Jane/Ange to confirm this. That would be good as the first friendly is on Wednesday 3rd May!
We are having an Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May. This is in correlation with Bowls England Big Bowls Weekend. Sarah is organising this. She has quite a few volunteers but more are needed. It’s a chance to bring your family,l, friends and colleagues who want to know why you are off playing bowls. It’s a chance to give them a taste of what it’s all about. You don’t need to be a qualified coach. This will be a fun afternoon with an assortment of bowls games.
We will be entering the Richmond & Barnes League again this year. It will be just 6 matches. Ray V has been doig a brilliant job with the fixtures. Some of the R&B opponents have dates as friendlies, but these will be converted to leagues.
The Richard & Barnes association also have individual comps – Open SIngles, Open Pairs, Open Triples and Open Fours. If you would like to enter of these, please complete one of the forms at the club and put in the S pigeon hole. I’ll collate and collect fees later. Please can forms be back to me by 25th April as we need to submit by 1st May.
The Bowls England Competition Draws are now online and for those of you who have entered, you should have been emailed directly with your first round opponent. bowlsenglandcomps.com
Middlesex Competition Draws for both Men and Ladies are on the joint website https://mbawomenssection.weebly.com/ Click on the relevant Mens or Womens section tabs for details. Those of you who have ordered a Handbook, Norman has the order list and Jane has the books behind the bar. These contain all details of county matches and competitions and other information.
THe new Crystal Mark 4 Rules & Regulations are now available. Short link to the new bits are here https://www.bowlsengland.com/get-your-copy-of-the-laws-of-the-sport-for-the-2023-season/