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The Boccia Club are running an in-house Boccia Singles competition and ALL are welcome to enter. 

There is a sign up sheet on the Boccia and the bowls notice board.  Sign up fees are being collected by Jacky, Kath and at the reception desk. 

We are planning to have a series of single games made up of 4 ends.  We hope to have a play list ready on the 25th May and the games will be played on our 3rd court every Saturday between 1030 and 1300 (we will try and accommodate players that can’t sign up on or before 25th May).  The cost of entry will be £3.00 a person which will go towards the shield for the winner which will remain in club and 1st 2nd and 3rd medals.  The remainder of the monies will go into the Boccia Club funds and towards specialist equipment equipment the players now need. 

The raffle was drawn on 27th July and a list of the prizes with the winning ticket  can be seen on the Boccia Raffle results page.  Very many thanks to all of the people who bought tickets and helped to raise over £1600!  These proceeds will go towards our players' specialised equipment and towards items the Boccia club and its members need. 

The following companies have kindly provided us with these raffle prizes:- 

  1. BEER – ALDI

  2. PICTURE - FRANCIS ISLES

  3. GUYLIAN CHOCOLATES - McCOLLS WAYFIELD

  4. SWEET TUB. - ICELAND, CHATHAM

  5. MALTEESERS - SAINSBURYS, CHATHAM

  6. BATH BOMBS - WILKO

  7. LINDT CHOCOLATES - MORRISONS, WALDERSLADE

  8. PROSECO - MORRISONS, WALDERSLADE

  9. £15.00 CASH - WAYFIELD FISH BAR

  10. 2 X £10 VOUCHERS - CYCLEFIXIT, HERNE BAY & HYTHE

  11. CYCLE GLOVES - CYCLEFIXIT, HERNE BAY & HYTHE

  12. £10.00 CASH. - COSTCUTTER, WAYFIELD

  13. £10.00 VOUCHER. - WETHERSPOON, ROCHESTER

  14. SWEET JAR - LIFE IS SWEET, PENTAGON

  15. FREE GAME VOUCHER - HOLLYWOOD BOWL

  16. FREE NAILS VOUCHER - ANGEL NAILS, MOBILE

  17. FAMILY DAY PASS - CYCLOPARK, GRAVESEND

  18. BOCCIA THEMED CAKE - CHRIS SHARD

  19. FRESH FLOWERS - MR FLOWER, CHATHAM

  20. £50.00 EXPERIENCE DAY VOUCHER - www.experiencedays.co.uk 

If you click on the link at number 20 you will be able to see the items that Experience Days offer.  

All other prizes have been generously donated by club members and their families.

 For those who haven't played before, Boccia is a Paralympic sport which is played with a white jack ball and a coin is tossed to decide who plays with the 6 red or the 6 blue balls. 

In the Singles competition each player has to sit in an area of the rink which  is 1 metre wide by 2 metres long (to allow space for wheelchair users) to throw their Boccia balls.  The jack is thrown by the red player to any position in the court and the red player then plays by one of the red balls.  The blue player then follows and tries to get closer to the jack than the red ball.  The order of play is then decided by the player who is furthest away from the jack playing until their ball is closest to the jack or until all their balls are thrown.  The other player waits for their opposition's ball to get closer to the jack for a chance to play.

A point is awarded for each of the balls of 1 colour that are closer to the jack than the other colour.  Three more ends are played in a Singles Competition with each player throwing the jack alternately. The winner is the player with most points. 

THE WINNING NUMBERS FOR THE  100 CLUB DRAW ON 7TH AUGUST 2019 WERE
1ST PRIZE  107
2ND PRIZE  16
3RD PRIZE  71

MEMBERS WITH A WINNING NUMBER PLEASE ASK AT THE COUNTER

THIS IS THE LAST OF THE 10 PRIZE DRAW FOR THE 2018/2019 SEASON.
A NEW PRIZE DRAW WILL BE ARRANGED TO START ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY IN NOVEMBER 2019 AND FRESH APPLICATION FORMS FOR THIS NEW DRAW WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE COUNTER FROM SEPTEMBER

PARIBC TURNS 30 YEARS OLD.

Did you know that in November of this year, 2019, the club will be celebrating a special occasion, when it turns 30 years old, (same age as your correspondent no less!).

Various things are planned, both on and off the green, so look out for notices that will going up towards the end of this winter season and during the coming summer season, highlighting what is planned, in terms of matches and events, etc., that will be open to all club members.  In the mean time, if you haven’t got your number(s) yet, for the daily £30 and other prizes, draws that will take place daily during the celebrations, then see the big eared beanpole bloke, none other than Tim Fletcher himself, as soon as possible.  There are only 300 numbers in the draw each day, so you are in with a good chance of winning a prize or two during the celebrations.  Equally, if you have any spare 1p, 2p or 5p pieces or any loose change, then please collect it all up and pass on to Mr Fletcher as well, as this will all go into the Birthday “pot” for another competition.  Then, come November, all PARIBC members will then be given the chance to win a share of the contents of the pot!

If you have any ideas / comments re - the birthday celebrations, then please speak with any of the following who are on the birthday committee; Linda Hoare, Dot Elliot, Sue Smith, Glynis Whatman and Dave Hood, they won’t bite!  Thank you for your support of the Club!

 

 

PRINCE ARTHUR IS NOW ON FACEBOOK!

 
So if you use Facebook look up the Club and see what's what.
John Lake, our Publicity Officer, is running the page. 
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