LATEST NEWS   (Updated 20th November 2020 11:00hrs) 

LATEST NEWS

 

Hi everyone,

It was so good to see a lot of you back at Prince Arthur enjoying your bowls and to those of you who were unable to return, we look forward to seeing you when normality returns.  What is normality, does anyone remember it? Hopefully, we will be able to re-open the club on the 3rd December.

A big thank you to all the volunteers that have helped to keep the club running smoothly especially the those on the desk and the tea ladies.  It would be nice to have more volunteers to help spread the load, so if you feel you can help in any way please ask myself or any of the directors.  Remember every little helps and the more of you that can help, the easier the workload on existing volunteers.  A big thank you goes to Alex Routen and Tim Fletcher. Alex has been at the club carrying out various maintenance work making sure all the lights are working etc.  Tim and Alex have both been in the car park cutting back the trees, cleaning drains, clearing the leaves etc.

Because of lockdown, we won’t be having a Christmas raffle this year but we do hope to have one in the New Year.  If this goes ahead and if you have the odd bottle of champagne, Fortnum and Masons hamper, you want to donate, we will be pleased to receive it!  We will let you know if this is going ahead.

Nicola and Adrian have left and the club would like to thank them for the lovely meals we’ve had over the years.  We wish them well for the future.

Take care and stay safe everyone.

Glynis

COVID-19 RULE FOR THE CLUB CAN BE SEEN ON THE COVID-19 PAGE.

PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

Volunteers are needed to help out at morning and afternoon sessions at the club checking in members, recording temperatures and tidying up for next session.

Without more helpers we will find it very difficult to open when required. You will not be working alone. Full training will be given.

Please pass your name to the office if you can help. Call 01634 281243 or email paribc1989@paribc.co.uk.

Session times are 08:45 till 12:30 and 12:30 till 16:00.

VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED FOR THE DAILY TEA RUN 

AS WE HAVE OPENED OUR DOORS AT THE END OF AUGUST
WE WILL DOING TEA RUNS DURING THE ROLL-UP PERIOD DURING TH
E MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

WE HAVE OUR USUAL LADIES TO DO THESE BUT NEED A FEW MORE HELPERS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS PLEASE RING LINDA HOARE ON 323439 AND LET HER KNOW WHAT DAYS YOU CAN DO.

THIS WILL BE MUCH APPPRECIATED.

THANK YOU.

LINDA HOARE

To all members

Following changes to conditions for indoor bowling from Gov UK ( 14th August ) and E.I.B.A ( 24th August ) the following will come into effect from 31st August at Prince Arthur.

Masks

Masks will be needed to enter and move around the club but can be removed whilst on the rink of play and also whilst eating and drinking when seated.

Members without masks on the rinks must observe a social distance of two meters.

Some members will still wear masks when playing, so please respect their choice.

Mike Williams

 

BOOKING RINKS

To all members

The club will be open from Monday the 31st August for members to resume bowling.  In the initial period sessions will be 09.30 till 12.00 and 13.00 to 15.30 Monday to Friday and 18.30 till 21.00 on Wednesday evening.

To follow the criteria you must be pre booked in by a staff member over the phone and they will confirm your booking, whilst the club is open, between 10.00 to 12.00 Monday to Friday.  Your booking should be for a group of four or six to make full use of the available numbers allowed.

Wednesday morning session will be a roll up but again members need to book by phone and only 30 bowlers are permitted. Your place will be confirmed when you phone.  Excess numbers will be offered automatic booking the next week.

A copy of the full rules and procedures will be on the web site and e-mailed out later this week but you can book from Friday.

You cannot just turn up to bowl, you must be booked in.  These are the initial procedures and after the 31st bookings will only be possible six days in advance.

Booking criteria may change once members usage has been established.  Volunteers are needed to cover the front desk at each session.  If you are available to help please let us know.

Mike Williams

 

 The Club has issued a formal Disability Statement details of which can be seen on the Disability Page

 

DAVE HOOD

HERE IS THE LATEST MESSAGE FROM SUE SMITH

 

"Myself and Marc were able to visit Dave today at his new place in Minster.

He looked really well and very chatty.  He still has a certain amount of memory loss but then he will surprise you with what he does know and his cheeky sense of humour.

He remembers the club and Potters so if you would like to visit Dave , which I'm sure he would love, just call the number below and arrange a time and day to visit.  The visit will be outside in the courtyard at a sociable distance, if its a lovely day its a good view over the water !

Keep Safe !

Sue.

Little Oyster Residential Home, Seaside Ave, Minster on Sea, Sheerness ME12 2NJ

Tel : 01795 870608

  

NEW LEAGUES FOR WINTER SEASON

2020 / 2021

TOP CLUB

Monday 18.30 to 21.00

This is an open triple league consisting of teams from outdoor clubs and Prince Arthur. The following clubs will be taking part Sturdee, Civil Service, Borstal and Prince Arthur and invitations are extended to other local clubs to join. There is no limit to the number of teams clubs wish to enter.

If you and your club want to partake then let us know.

60% of the players pool from outdoor clubs will need to be members of Prince Arthur.

Full details from Ted Shoot, Mike Williams or the office.

FANTASTIC FIVES

Tuesday 18.30 to 21.00 fortnightly

This is a team match where a team fields five players ( made up of 2 of one sex and three of the opposite sex ).

They will play on two rinks and the game consists of the following

One player playing 12 ends of 4 ball singles

Four players playing 8 ends of 2 ball rinks

Then

Two players playing 10 ends of 3 ball rinks

Three players playing 10 ends of 2 ball triples

AFTERNOON 7s LEAGUE

This is a pairs league where each team plays 3 games of seven ends during the match.

First 7 ends are four bowls each

Second 7 ends are 3 bowls each

Third 7 ends are 2 balls each

There are various time slots that could be used. If you are interested then please put your name and preferred time on the notice board where the league sheets are displayed.

Tuesday 12.30 till 15.00 or 15.00 till 17.30

Thursday 14.30 till 17.00


 

SIGN UP ON SHEETS WHERE THE LEAGUES ARE DISPLAYED.

ALL INFORMATION FROM TED SHOOT, MIKE WILLIAMS OR THE OFFICE


 

TO OUR MEMBERS

THERE IS A CREDIT CARD SIZE CARD ON THE COUNTER BEARING THE MAIN ETIQUETTE RULES. 
IT FITS NICELY IN YOUR WALLET OR PURSE SO PLEASE HELP YOURSELVES.


HERE IS THE CITATION AND THE AWARD TROPHY THE CLUB RECEIVED FROM "A BETTER MEDWAY"

THESE WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN THE CLUB.

                        


  

MORE NOTICES FROM THE EIBA

 

  

 

 OPEN DAYS

At 6:30pm on the Last Tuesday of every Month

Just turn up or call the Club on 01634 281243 for more details

Members are welcome to bring along Friends, Family, Neighbours etc for a free trial of indoor bowls.

 Non members without a Club Member introduction are also welcome to come along to our friendly club.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CLUB CAPTAIN

There appears to be some confusion about the use of bowls which are "Out of Date".

You do NOT have to have bowls within date for any of the

  1. Friendly Matches that we play

  2. Kent League Matches

  3. Inter-Club Matches or Competitions played under either the County or National banner.

 You DO need to have bowls within date only for County and National Semi Finals and Finals

 The matches we play are lots of fun and played in a very friendly spirit on both sides.  We welcome all members new or old, experienced or not to join our teams.

 

FISH & CHIP ROLL UP ON A FRIDAY NIGHT

THE BOWLS ROLL-UP, COSTING £4.00,  BEGINS AT 6:30PM AND FINISHES AT 9:00PM

Club Closed Times

Please note that, with no leagues booked for these afternoons, the club will be closed at 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, if there isn't a match booked, but will continue to be open in the evenings of those days.

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 ROCHESTER BLIND BOWLERS GROUP

Those of you who bowl on a Tuesday morning or afternoon will be familiar with the RBBG who come along with 2 or 3 rinks and have fun bowling.

You may also recall some of the Group's quizzes that  have been left on the counter at times.

This is a very successful Group that not only plays bowls indoors and out, but also has a very active social life.  Don't take my word for it, have a look at their website.

On Tuesday 30th December 2014 the Group came in to play bowls and had a visitor in the form of Tracey Crouch M.P. for Chatham & Aylesford.  Tracey spent nearly 2 hours talking and playing with the Blind Bowlers.  The RBBG have a full report on her visit on their website and you can get to it quickly by clicking on http://www.rbbg.co.uk/tracey_crouch_joins_rbbg.  Much better to read their report than to have it summarised here

Ed

 Click here for RBBG website

 

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