NEWTON ABBOT BOWLING CLUB in conjunction with Bowls England and following guidelines from the Government are now able to tell you we will open for limited social bowling starting on 18th June 2020

ANY MEMBER WISHING TO BOWL MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THEY DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK AND ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY.  NEWTON ABBOT BOWLING CLUB TOGETHER WITH TEIGNBRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL DO NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OF HEALTH, WEALTH OR FINANCIAL LOSS SUBSEQUENT TO PLAYING WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF NEWTON ABBOT BOWLING CLUB.

SAFETY MEASURES

  1. DO NOT go to the club if you, or anyone in your household, are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms e.g. persistent cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell.  Follow NHS guidelines and self-isolate.

  2. Social distancing of 2M must be adhered to at all times - during play, when changing into shoes (1 person per bench) and when moving around the club grounds.

  3. Play will be on alternate rinks to ensure social distancing.

  4. Limited numbers of people on the club grounds at any time - currently set to 12 players and a small number of spectators allowed. Pre-booking a rink is essential - please don't just turn up to play.

  5. The toilets can now be used. There is a spray disinfectant in each toilet - please spray the door handles, toilet and locks. 

  6. On every rink there should be at least one Mobile Phone for use in emergencies.

  7. Please bring your own drink, bowls and shoes. Scorecards are available for use. Pushers can now be used - please use a disinfectant wipe after use.

  8. During play 1 player only must place the jacks, the other player only must place the mats. Only touch your own bowls - use feet rather than hands to move them. Measuring is allowed but use your own measure and avoid touching the bowls with your hands. 

  9. Hygiene - please bring your own hand sanitiser to apply before and after your game. The club will provide some sanitiser if required.

  10. Please be ready to sanitise your own mats and jack - all materials needed are in the black box.

  11. Do not shake hands before or after a game. Do not 'high five' other players to celebrate shots or a win.

  12. Arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your allotted playing session and leave promptly at the end.

BOWLING SESSIONS (to be revised as necessary)

  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 6 - 7.30

  • Thursday    12 - 1.30,     2 - 3.30     then   6 - 7.30

  • Friday    10 - 11.30,     12 - 1.30, 3.30 - 5.30 then   6 - 8 for Aussie Pairs

  • Saturday    10 - 11.30 for ladies league, 2 - 3.30  and 4 - 5.30

  • Sunday 10 - 11.30,  2 - 3.30 and 4 - 5.30  

 

. If you wish to play please book with Linda Dedman 01626 331117. When booking a rink and time please give the names of all players. You will be allocated a rink number.

 

PLAY FORMAT (currently permitted)

 

  • Each play session is for  1 1/2hour

  • 1 player practicing on their own rink OR

  • 2 players per rink - either from same household or 2 households

  • OR a pairs game, from same or different households. 

  • 1 player to place the jack for each end of play

  • 1 player to place the mat for each end of play

  • Remain 2M distanced throughout the game

  • If you wish to keep score bring your own pen and paper

  • No chalk or measures to be used

  • Only touch your own bowls

  • Arrive dressed ready to play - grey trousers or skirt and white top or club shirt

  • You may wish to create your own mini singles league with 3 or 4 other players each challenging the other to a singles match and then scoring 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw NB no markers are permitted

  • A ladies singles league and a mixed 'Aussie Pairs' competition has now been organised along with a Club Singles.

 

NB However, it also has to be noted that these restrictions may also be tightened again if there are any localised outbreaks of Covid-19 and as such, Newton Abbot Bowling Club reserve the right to change the above guidelines as necessary.

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