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.
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.
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.
David Hale – Online Bookings Administrator