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PARIBC Potters trip for next year, 2020.

If you are interested in going to Potters with PARIBC next year, 2020, for our 10th anniversary week away to the Norfolk resort, then please sign your names up on the call up sheet, which is posted on THE NOTICEBOARD BY RINK ONE, (i.e. the noticeboard where all the winter comps info was posted!), before Sat 01/06/19, where you will also find details of the trip, (please note info about singles).

Again, if you have any questions, no matter how trivial, then please email me on:- timothyfletcher@tfl.gov.uk

Thanks!

TIM FLETCHER

Dates = Sunday 26/04/20 - Friday 01/05/20, (inclusive).

Ball park figure for costs per person for the week, (subject to Potters confirming exact costs, when our final numbers are known):-

Bungalow Plus = £415.00 per person.

Hotel = £530.00 per person.

Those who signed up on the first call up sheet, posted last month, then I will transfer those details / requirements on to the latest call up sheet, so please check and confirm. 

*** The only down side is that we will not get any more single rooms allocated to us by Potters, as we are already requesting a minimum of 6 single rooms, which is already over the “limit of our allowance”, so there may well be an extra supplement for those singles on the trip, (of which I am one!).  So any extra singles from here on, may well be required to share a room.  Apologies, but this is something which is out of my control I’m afraid, as I / we are in the hands of the Potters organisers.

If you have any questions, no matter how trivial, then please email me on:- timothyfletcher@tfl.gov.uk

or speak with anybody who has been on any of the previous 9 PARIBC trips and they will tell you all about it, both good and bad points!

 

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. 

We are also arranging a raffle to be drawn on 27th July with tickets on sale at £1.00 a strip, and the many prizes will be available to view from 18th May.  Some, like a fruit and vegetable box and a donation of a cake with a Boccia theme, which will be not be available until the day of the draw. 

Tickets will be available at the reception desk and from Kath and Jacky. 

Proceeds of the raffle will go towards our players' specialised equipment and towards items the 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. PROCECO - 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.

Boccia themed cake, flowers and fruit & vegetable box will be available on the 27th July.

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. 

Latest news of PARIBC at Potters - April / May 2019.

 PARIBC had 5 teams in a 41 team competition and from this we got:-

Three teams into the last 16 of the comp =
Team 1:- Val Cook, Jock Sutherland, Dave Cook, Eric Clive;
Team 2:- Christine Heward, Jean Lacey, Roy Baston, Tom Heward;
Team 3
:- Guinness Whatman, Tony Murr, Mick Smith, Dave Hood

Two teams into the Quarter finals = Team 1 and Team 2

One team into the semi final = Team 1, where they only lost by 1 shot!

And PARIBC also ended the week as the Top Club with the trophy en - route to the Club, as you read this!

Well done to all 28 people on the trip, you were a credit to the Club, with even Summer captain, Eric Clive’s wavy hair, being the talk of Norfolk!.

Kind regards, a new member of Stone Lodge IBC!

Photos from the Potters Visit courtesy of MT Smith

 

 

THE WINNING NUMBERS FOR THE  100 CLUB DRAW ON 8TH MAY 2019 WERE
1ST PRIZE   56
2ND PRIZE   68
3RD PRIZE  123

MEMBERS WITH A WINNING NUMBER PLEASE ASK AT THE COUNTER

NEXT PRIZE DRAW IS WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE 2019
IF ANY MEMBER WISHES TO ENTER THE DRAW FOR THE REMAINING DRAWS
THEY MUST GET A FORM FROM THE COUNTER

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!

 

 

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