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21st August 2019

Please ignore the date regarding Finals Day on my previous email it remains as it was 7th September (the 14th being the reserve day)

Sorry for any confusion caused

Andrew

21st August 2019

Good evening everyone,

Friday night, Terrence informs me that subject to the weather the Friday night league will be played this Friday as usual and there are a number of members in the running for the Cup this year, so keep those scores coming in. Terrence said that he’ll be at the club from 6:00 maybe an early start to beat the dark!. Week Friday (30th) will probably be the last night for this season.

As usual the need to play off games prior to finals day means that the rinks are getting busy so don’t forget to book your games on the board in the men’s locker room.

Finals Day, (14th September) as we get closer and know who’s playing in the finals a running order and timings will be published, also any games that need to be played prior to finals day will be looked at next week.

The green this year will be closing on the 15th September, this is to allow contractors in on the Monday 16th to carry out extensive maintenance of the playing surface, this will let the new seed germinate before the growing season stops and in turn a better green next year.

The AGM originally to be held 21st September will be at a later date this year.

There are still a number of unfilled positions on the nomination sheets, please put yourself forward if you fancy having an input into running the club. Or if you wish to know what is needed ask a committee member.

All the best,

Andrew

12th August 2019

Good morning everyone,

Important week for the club,

Tomorrow night (Tuesday) Llanidloes Ladies are playing Carno in Newtown in the final of the Elaine Whitehurst Cup at 6:00, please as many to support as possible.

The team is as follows:

(1)Joyce, Glenda & Naomi (2)Liz, Rachel & Pam (3)Jacqui, Chris & Jo reserves, Julie & Caroline

The ladies have three more games left to play, 20th August, (Berriew Home) 29th August (Berriew Away) 3rd September (Mach Home) please can you get your names down on the selection sheets in the locker rooms to be up for selection.

Thursday night, the last game in the men’s league this year at home starting at 6:15, bit of a crunch game against Berriew your support would be appreciated, I’ll be putting out the team as soon as possible.

All the best,

Andrew

2nd August 2019

Good evening everyone,

Sunday Fours competition, Chris and myself won’t be about and Rachel has offered to run the day. She has asked me to put out an email about the start time 9:30 at the club for a 10:00 on the green

Have a good day,

Andrew

30th July 2019

Good morning everyone,

Attached is the men’s team sheet.

Hope everyone enjoyed last Saturday’s competition, well done to everybody who made it to the finals.

This Sunday is the “Fours Competition” still a bit light on names on the sheets if you fancy having a go, get your names on the sheets quick, new members don’t be shy it’s just the same as Friday nights except on a Sunday!

Tonight the women playing at home against Berriew, and on Thursday the men are away to Montgomery.

Friday night, Chris and team will be cooking Hot Dogs.

Nomination sheets are up in the club for the next years committee please take time to look and if you think you are able to join the committee and assist in the way the club is run please come forward, if you would like more information as to what a position would involve please ask.

Future dates for your diaries, 5th October Presentation Night & 14th December Christmas Party further details closer to the dates.

The committee have notice that there are some issues regarding clothing and footwear on the green, whilst generally relaxed over the issue, footwear must not be “flip-flops” or of an open toe design (for your own safety). Shirts the minimum acceptable shirt is a Tee shirt. If you need clarification as to what is acceptable please talk to a committee member.

Another thing that is being considered is the introduction of “Bar Rota” the on-duty bar person would be responsible for the opening and closing of the club for a week period through out the playing season, your thoughts and comments please,

All the best,

Andrew

26th July 2019

Good morning everyone,

Just a quick note regarding the Pairs competition tomorrow, the dress code is: Club shirt or white shirt, grey trousers or tailored shorts.

Thank you

Andrew

25th July 2019

Good evening everyone,

I don’t want to hear anyone complaining about the weather, but it is a bit hot, so take care when on the green and keep you fluids up and slap on the sun screen!

Friday night league, Chris and team will be cooking burgers after the games.

Saturday is the pairs competition, we have at present 14 pairs, it will be 1:00 at the club with a 1:30 start. The format will be a knock-out with a plate competition for the loosing teams who want to play through the afternoon. After the games there will be food, Curry and rice or chips, or Diet Chinese Chicken rice or chips, with tart and ice cream for sweet £4:00.

If there are any people that haven’t brought in a raffle prize as yet if they could hand them into Chris please.

All the best,

Andrew

16th July 2019

Good morning everyone,

Attached is the team sheet for the men’s game on Thursday against Kerry, a much needed win last week against Newtown so lets see if we can keep the ball rolling and do the same again!

Tonight the Ladies are in Mach, starting at 6:30 if anyone fancies a trip over the mountain to watch.

The green has been busy with the inhouse competitions being played off, with some good games being played and very pleasant way to spend an evening.

Friday night, the weather not looking to good at this point but lets see what happens, food will be bacon baps.

Tour money, thanks to everyone who have paid and a little reminder to be ones who haven’t as yet, if you need to know your balance please contact Nigel, but the money needs to be all in now.

The pairs competition a week Saturday 27th, need to get your names down this week please.

All the best,

Andrew


12th July 2019


Good evening everyone,

I’ve had a txt from “Ben” at Berriew bowling club, if anyone is interested in going on the County Tour next year to York please contact him for details, but deposits needed by Monday !

All the best,

Andrew

9th July 2019


Good morning everyone,

For the men, attached is the team sheet for the game on Thursday at home against Newtown.

Tonight (Tuesday) the ladies are at home playing Carno.

The green is getting well booked up at the moment, please remember that you need to reserve rinks on the board in the men’s locker room.

All the best,

Andrew

6th July 2019

Good morning everyone,

Just a few things about todays competition it is a triples competition, and obviously you can’t have a pair playing. In the draw, priority will be given to the names on the list in the locker rooms of which we have 24, anybody arriving on the day will be as “reserves”. Food will be at the end of the day, £4.00 (Burger Sausage Chips & Beans and a dessert) Dress code is Greys/Club shirts (or white shirt)

I’ve attached the tour itinerary from Nigel, If you need to know you balance owing on the tour please email Nigel, but the money needs to be all paid up asap.

The committee would like to draw every member, new and old to etiquette associated with bowling, whilst the “stuffy” approach to bowling has moved to a more relaxed attitude, some standard need to be maintained, if you could all take time to refresh yourselves by reading these on the club web site (https://www.llanidloesbowlingclub.co.uk/Etiquette.html) thank you.

All the best,

Andrew


2nd July 2019

Good evening everyone,

Attached is the Men’s team sheet for Thursday’s game against Machynlleth.

If any men would like to join with the women tonight at their training session it will be starting at 6:30 please come along if you have time.

Friday night league, Chris and team will be cooking bacon baps.

Saturday is the Triples competition, we have at present 24 names on the sheets, giving 8 teams, please be at the club 1:00 for a 2:00 start on the green (all being well) we will be playing a round robin format.

All the best,

Andrew

27th June 2019


Good evening everyone,

Just a quick update the work that was going to be done on the green tomorrow, will now be done on Monday 1st July (weather permitting) so the green will be closed all day

All the best,

Andrew

26th June 2019


Good morning everyone,

Tomorrow (Thursday 27th) it is planned that the green will be CLOSED for maintenance during the day.

The process that is being carried out is trying to remove the meadow grass that is in the green, it is anticipated that the green will not look its best until the new grass seed germinates. Please be mindful of areas of the green that look bare and avoid playing on them.

Thank you,

Andrew

24th June 2019

The next competitions are, E.C. Stephens Triples (Saturday 6th July) names/teams will be draw on the day. Bennett Owen Pairs are on Saturday 27th July (your choice who you pair up with but please put both names down, either in the men’s or ladies locker rooms)

Friday night, Chris and team will be serving chips.

You may have noticed that there are some new signs on the club house wall, (Please keep clear at all times) the reason for this is that a lady fell the other night trying to avoid walking past people sitting between the club house wall and the green (she was shaken and bruised but otherwise okay) . This narrow area has been of concern to the management for some time now, and have now decided to take action before there is a more serious injury occurs. There are ideas on how to improve the seating around the green that are being discussed by the management committee.

All the best,

Andrew

18th June 2019

Good morning everyone,

Attached is the men’s team sheet for this Thursday in Welshpool.

The selection sheets are up in the men’s locker room for the rest of the season, names please.

Saturday, Bennett Owen Pairs, not enough players have put their names down so it will be CANCELLED and rescheduled for 27th July. Please put your name and your partners down on the new entry sheet in the locker rooms. If we can get enough names to make it viable we will try to organise a BBQ for the food afterwards.

The Gillingham Cup, (a ladies pairs competition, drawn out of a hat) was to be started with the first round on a Saturday, but due to the poor response, it has been decided to run the competition over the remainder of the season, a fresh entry sheet will be put up in the Ladies locker room, the draw will be made on the night of 30th June, playing from the 1st July, so put you names down as soon as possible please.

This week while the men are playing in Welshpool on Thursday night, back home there is the final of the 2018 Elaine Whitehurst Cup (Berriew verses Machynlleth)

Friday night League, (Hooson Cup) Chris and team will be cooking ?? (she didn’t appreciate me waking her at 5:30 to ask the question, so it will be a surprise ! )

All the best,

Andrew

14th June 2019

Good morning everyone,

Well bit of a wet week! So not much to report on, but the men managed a 6:1 win last night which gave a much needed boost to moral we were extremely lucky with the weather. As I walked from the club after closing up it was raining and as I look out now it looks to have been raining all night. If you do wish to play in this spell of poorer weather please be mindful of the green and move the mat as you are playing to avoid damage to the surface. At the moment rink 1 (closest to the club house) is closed and rink 6 should be avoided if possible as the grass needs to recover.

Friday league at the moment is on, and Chris and team will be cooking bacon baps.

The Masonic BBQ, tomorrow (Saturday 15th June) is cancelled

This coming week, the veterans are playing on Tuesday afternoon (weather permitting) Chris and team will be cooking, but would like some help serving out, if you are available please contact Chris (07496 728378) thanks.

On Thursday the men are away to Welshpool, but in Home we are hosting the final of the 2018 Elaine Whitehurst Cup.

Bennett Owen Pairs (Saturday 22nd June) there are a few names down on the sheets, but could do with a few more to make it viable, please put your name down with your partner so we can see how many are interested.

Club shirts, if anybody would like shirts I’m starting to get another order up together please let me know you requirements. The greens shed, the lock has been changed the new code is XXXX. Dial in the code and squeeze the lock together (as if shutting it) and it will release and to close it jumble the numbers and snap it shut.

All the best,

Andrew

12th June 2019

Good evening everyone,

Attached is an amended team sheet for Thursday, we’ve had to juggle a few of the positions around to accommodate player availability,

All the best,

Andrew

11th June 2019


Good afternoon everyone,

Attached is the men’s team sheet for Thursday (weather permitting).

The greens shed lock has been changed, the new code is XXXX, Dial in the code, squeeze the lock as if to close it and it will release, to close jumble the numbers and squeeze closed until it clicks.

All the best,

Andrew

3rd June 2019

Good morning everyone,

Open day on Saturday was a great success, and a big thank you to all who helped out to make it so. Welcome to the new members who have taken the plunge and joined us, if you need any advice do not hesitate to ask myself or any club member. As a member you can use the bowls and equipment in the greens shed.

Club in-house competitions, the draws are up in the locker rooms, please ensure the rounds are completed by the dates on the sheets. Please book you rinks on the board in the men’s locker room. (For the benefit of the members “new” to the competitions, the player in the “above” position of the draw table is responsible for the arrangements of the game, booking the rink & asking for a marker). Bennett Owen Pairs, remember that you pick your own partner, can you, on the sheets note down you and your partners name, we could also do with some more names on the sheets please.

This week the veterans are playing Tuesday afternoon and the Ladies are playing Machynlleth at home with 6:30 start in the evening.

The men have a bye, so Thursday night is free from league duties, Chris and myself thought that Men v Women would be in order, If you are up for the challenge 7:00 at the club, we may have to balance the numbers so you may be playing for the other side! But it’s all a bit of fun. New members welcome to come and have a go. There won’t be any food afterwards, sorry.

Friday night league, 6:15 at the club 6:30 start Chris and team will be cooking hot dogs.

Saturday, was going to be the Triangular Tournament in Kerry, but we have had to cry off due to lack of numbers, it will be re-arranged for later in the season, Triangular Tournament is CANCELLED 8th June.

All the best,

Andrew

 

31st May 2019

Good morning everyone,

Another busy week of bowls !, but the winning gods were not with us, if bowls is like football Chris and myself won’t be captains/managers for much longer with all games being lost!.

The draws have been done for the in house competitions and will be on the locker room boards this weekend, just a few notes regarding the competitions for the recent members to the club, please ensure games are played by the date on the table, it is the responsibility of the “above player” to arrange the game, a marker and to book a rink with Pip. Enjoy and good luck.

To night Friday night league, Chris and team will be cooking chips.

Tomorrow, is “Have a go at bowls day” any members wishing to help out please come up (if you can let us know so we can sort out food) and give a hand to help introduce new players to the sport, start 2:00.

All the best,

Andrew


27th May 2019

Good evening everyone,

Well a good day Saturday, hope you all enjoyed it. We see about organising the remaining games and let you all know in good time.

Attached to this email is the men’s team sheets for this week, two games League Cup 2nd leg on Wednesday night against Berriew. And on Thursday League against Kerry both at home, starting at 6:30 (so up the club by 6:00-6:15 please for the new players) Please either email or tick the team sheet in the locker room to confirm you’ve seen the team sheet.

All the best,

Andrew

25th May 2019

Good morning everyone,

Just a final call to all members wishing to take part in the club competitions this year, the entry lists (in the respective locker rooms) will be taken down at 5:00 tonight and draws made. So if you wish to take part and haven’t got your name down either nip to the club and do so, or email me before 5:00 and I’ll include you in the draw.

All the best,

Andrew

22nd May 2019


Good afternoon everyone,

Attached is the men’s team sheet, just a change as to the leads and who their skips are (Ben & Andrew) and changes to the drivers and who are travelling with them.

The competition sheets will be coming down this weekend so the draws can be made so if your not down and want to be, you need to be quick as once the draws are made that’s it for another year!

The second leg of the Men’s Cup competition, not many names down (not enough for a team!) would be a shame to give the game away, so names please. Also the Triangular tournament 8th June need names please, it is a mixed competition so all welcome.

All the best,

Andrew

21st May 2019

Good morning everyone,

The ladies have a bye this week, after the great win in the Elaine Whitehurst cup against Berriew last week they deserve it!

Attached is the men’s team sheet for Thursday’s game against Newtown.

Friday night (Hooson Cup) nice to see so many enjoying their bowls, Chris and team will be cooking bacon baps this week.

Saturday, Captains day 10:30 at the club please, the format will be 2 wood mixed pairs with a few fun things thrown in for good measure, Dress code for the day, Club shirts & greys or white shirts & greys, Please ensure that if you are playing your names are on the sheets in the locker rooms by Friday. Chris and team will be cooking, curry and chips or sweet & sour and chips and a desert.

Thanks for the raffle prizes given, if there are a few more to come please give to Chris thank you.

All the best,

Andrew

17th May 2019

Good morning everyone,

Well it’s been a pretty intense week of bowling, starting the week with the Mixed Pairs last Sunday, well done to everybody who took part and made it a good day. Tuesday crunch day for the ladies with the semi final of the Elaine Whitehurst against the old foe’s Berriew, sporting the new club shirts they won, a great result so it’s to meet Carno in the final.

The Wednesday afternoon league, the ladies where at Sarn where Hafren drew and Llanidloes lost.

Wednesday, the men travelled to Berriew in the first leg of the League Cup Competition, battled well with some new team members in the squad but lost this leg by 26 shots, so will have to score hard when the home leg is played, everybody enjoyed the night which was the main thing.

Thursday, the men went over the mountain to Machynlleth, first of our league games (after last weeks game being called off due to the weather), two rinks winning so coming away 5:2 down.

Tonight, Friday league 6:15 sign on with a 6:30 start Chris and team will be cooking toasties.

Week Saturday (25th) is Captains day, please get your names down on the list if you wish to take part. While were talking lists, the club competitions sheets are up in the locker rooms names down as soon as possible as the draws will be made at last week of the month so lists will close on the 27th.

All the best,

Andrew

14th May 2019

Good evening everyone,

Attached are the respective team sheets for this week’s games, if you are selected please acknowledge that your still able to play, either by email, ticking the sheet in the locker rooms or by text message, thank you

Don’t forget the ladies are playing at home in the semi final of the Elaine Whitehurst Cup tomorrow night, with an unchanged team, all support welcome.

Good luck to all players

Andrew & Chris

9th May 2019


Good afternoon,

Message for the men, tonight’s game is OFF the surface is un-playable the game will be re-arranged

All the best,

Andrew

6th May 2019


Good evening everyone,

Attached are the respective team sheets for this weeks games, if you are selected please acknowledge that your still able to play, either by email, ticking the sheet in the locker rooms or by text message, thank you

Good luck players

Andrew & Chris

6th May 2019

Good morning everyone,

Just a few things to tell you about, if any one is interested there are a few places still available for the tour to Cardiff this year (over August bank holiday), if your interested please let contact Nigel as soon as possible.

Next Sunday (12th) is the Mixed Pairs competition, numbers aren’t looking very good on the sheets at the moment, please can you put your names as soon as possible so arrangements can be made for the day.

This week sees the start of the league competitions, the ladies are in Newtown for the first round of the Elaine Whitehurst competition on Tuesday evening at 6:30, then in Mach on Wednesday afternoon, the men are playing Berriew at home Thursday night.

Friday night league (Hooson Cup) started well with a good turn out on a cold but beautiful evening.

We’ve had information regarding county trials for the men;

“Could you please inform your male members that a County Trial will be held in Newtown on Sunday 12th May at 2.00pm, anybody interested in playing for the County please report to the Team Manager at 1.30pm.”

All the best,

Andrew

30th April 2019
Good evening everyone,

There was a good turn out for the opening day, nice to get everybody back together again with the weather gods being kind after the terrible day on Saturday.

The green is open now for members to play, the grass still not as good as the green staff would like at this point in the season, so please be mindful of the that and move the position of the mat during your games to avoid undue wear in one area.

Raffle prizes, If you have any prizes for the raffles can you bring them up and give them to Chris please, thank you.

This Thursday, the ladies are having a “training night” please do try and come along starting at 6:30.

Friday is the first night of the Hooson Cup if you could be at the club and signed in by 6:15 so the draw can be made, Chris and team will be cooking bacon baps after the games.

All the league and competition sheets are up in the respective locker rooms please get your names down as soon as possible as the leagues start the week of the 6th!

All the best,

Andrew.

24th April 2019
Good evening everyone,

Well what a fabulous weekend it’s been, just to remind you all that next SUNDAY 28th is opening day, 2:30 at the club please, memberships if you haven’t already paid (form attached) if we can get all the admin out of the way quickly we can then get and have a short game of some sort and a bit to eat for tea, (Chris and team will be cooking Burger & chips , Beef, Chicken).

The county club leagues are starting beginning of May, selection sheets are in the respective changing rooms, so if you can get your names down as soon as possible so the first teams can be sorted out, thanks.

Friday league (Hooson Cup) will be starting on Friday 3rd May, 6:30.

All the best,

Andrew

17th April 2019
Good morning everyone,

The new season is nearly upon us, opening day will be Sunday 28th April (Sunday being not the norm but 10+ members would not be able to make the 27th) the aim is to open the green, then try and have a short game of some sort and a spot of something to eat, (if you could let me know if you’re coming for numbers for the kitchen).

Attached is the latest copy of the seasons calendar, the amendments are highlighted in yellow on the date line, Friday Night League will start May 3rd If we can all be at the club by 6:15 to allow a 6:30 start.

Have a good season and enjoy your bowls, see if we can bring back some silverware to the club through the season!

Subscriptions are due on opening day, to play in any club competitions or league games must be paid up, (subs. form attached), also if there is any outstanding shirt money could you let me have it as soon as possible please.

All the best,

Andrew

29th February 2019

Good morning everyone,

Hope your all rested and ready for the new season, first thing that I need to tell you all about is the new club shirts, they are on order, but they won’t manufacture till they have payment. So on Monday night at 7:00 1st April I will be in the club as we did on the fitting night to collect the money for the shirts (£25) If you want to bring it to me down the yard that’s fine to, but I do need it asap, sorry. Attached with this email is this years subscription form if you want to pay the fees for the year that would save some work for Jo on the opening day. Cheques payable to Llanidloes Bowling Club please.

Opening day and the years calendar, the committee met last Wednesday and the 2019 season calendar was sorted out, attached is the calendar the intention is that it will be updated and re-issued through the season as needed please let me know if you find any mistakes or omissions. Opening day will be Sunday 28th April in the afternoon, further details to follow closer to the date.

All the best,

Andrew

27th February 2019

Good evening Ladies,

Further to my email regarding the “Ladies fit” option, below is the sizing details that are available,

Ladies Fit

Extra Small = Size 8
Small = Size 10
Medium = Size 12
Large = Size 14
X Large = Size 16

If I hear nothing by Friday 1st March I will take the sizes from that have been requested on Monday fitting night

27th February 2019

Good morning everyone,

A big thanks to everybody who made it to the try-on on Monday night it’s made the job of getting the shirts sorted a lot easier. This one is for the ladies, some of the lady members asked was there a “ladies fit” available?. I’ve been in touch with the supplier, and they would make up ladies sizes in the club style. So if you wish to change your order from the “unisex” style to a ladies size let me know asap. The down size to this, is there are no sample sizes to try on, I will order what you ask and there will be no returns if the fit is not how you thought it would be.

24th February 2019

I have some sample sizing shirts in preparation of ordering the new shirts for the club. If you could to come along to the club tomorrow night (Monday 25th) between 7:00 and 9:00 in the evening to confirm your sizing needs.

There will be Dominos in the main room, so please come into the ladies changing room. The shirts are of a “unisex” design so your normal size may not give you a comfortable fit, so a trial fitting is recommended.

Thanks,


10th February 2019

Good evening everyone

Please find below details of the 2019 Atlantic Bowling Championships in May, if anyone is interested in tickets.

All the best, Andrew

For more information on tickets and schedule click here


 

 

 

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