As well as the competitive side of the club, it is also important for the club that people can meet and play together in an informal setting. To that end, we hold these events each week during the season.
Roll Ups (Tuesday and Thursday mornings)
May's Days (Tuesday afternoons)
May’s Day was started back in the ‘70’s by May Blick and her name has been perpetuated every Tuesday during the summer season ever since. Members wishing to play need to arrive before 2.15pm and will be organised into teams, the cost is £1, which includes tea and biscuits afterwards and also contributes towards the end of season prize money. It is a game for bowlers of all abilities from beginners to the more experienced who feel they want some practice.
At the end of the season there are money prizes for the first three men and first three ladies. Winners are decided by taking the aggregate of their eight best scores, so obviously the more times people play the better their chances of winning.
The top man and lady also get to compete against the top pair from the Friday Night “Tom Linscott” competition in a special final played on Finals Weekend.
Linscott (Wednesday evenings)
This weekly get-together on a weekday evening was originally created almost 30 years ago by Tom Linscott, along with Frank Shaw and, as with our May’s Day, bowlers of all abilities are welcome.
Again, this is a great opportunity for our new members to get to know everyone. The format is similar to May’s Day in that at the end of the season the winning lady and winning man (top aggregate eight scores) play a doubles match against the May’s Day winners, on Finals Weekend.
Club Night (Fridays)
The weekly event takes place on Friday evening, starting with an organised bowls session costing just £1, club members wishing to take part should arrive before 6.15pm.
After the match a fish and chip supper can be ordered and, of course, the bar is open!
This is a social evening, a chance for us all to enjoy each other’s company. There is a meat raffle most Friday’s, the occasional quiz and possibly the odd meal as an alternative to fish ‘n chips.
We have two organised roll-up sessions during the week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Plan to arrive by 10:15 am for a start at 10:30 am. The number of rinks used and the type of game will be decided on the day and is dependent on the number of people who turn up for a game.
You are free to roll-up at any time convenient to yourself providing that there is a spare rink.