CLUB COMPETITION & UPDATE 25.07.2020

Another fine day on the Green as the first trophy of the season was up for grabs.

The Over 60’s v Under 60’s was (fiercely) contested, when 20 members played over 17 ends for the bragging rights for the next year. After a hard-fought tussle, the Young Yin’s prevailed with a four shot victory and claimed the trophy.

Club President John Stalker, thanked all the players and highlighted the great spirit in which the game had been played and congratulated the winners before presenting the trophy to Aiden Halley, representing the winning Captain, Mitchell Wilson. John also commiserated with Matt Camley representing the losing side and also thanked Matt for the sterling job he does in organising the Senior section of the club.

The President also informed members that local funeral directors, Roy and McIntyre had again sponsored the club this season. In what has been a difficult time for all businesses their ongoing support is most welcome and greatly appreciated. The club would like to thank Tommy and Steven for their continuing assistance.

This Saturday the 1st August , the club will be holding a drawn pairs competition starting at 1.30pm. We hope to see as many members as possible on the green for which is sure to be another enjoyable day.

OPENING DAY SATURDAY 18TH JULY

The Club were delighted to finally be able to have our annual Opening Day on Saturday 18th July 2020, which had been delayed from April due to Covid-19.

In his welcoming remarks, Club President, John Stalker, highlighted the unusual circumstances in which we were meeting and stated that in the 95 years of the clubs existence he had no doubt that he was the first President to preside over an Opening Day in July !!

Twenty-two members were on the green to see Debbie Smith-Campbell throw the first jack on behalf of President John. Aiden Halley, then presented Debbie with the traditional floral bouquet to mark the start of the new season.

An enjoyable afternoon of bowling followed with the fine weather allowing for 15 ends to be contested in a fun and competitive manner.

The President and Committee would like to thank everyone who came along on the day for their support and hope everyone enjoys their bowls in the coming months.

Menstrie Bowling Club Opening Day Saturday 18th July 2020

The President and Committee are delighted to announce that due to the latest easing of COVID 19 restrictions, the club intend to hold this seasons Opening Day on Saturday 18th July.

The arrangements are as follows:

Menstrie Bowling Club
Opening Day
Saturday 18th  July
2pm for 2:30 start
Names taken on the day

All play will take place under the guidelines issued by Bowls Scotland.

We look forward to seeing our members back on the green and hope that you can come and join us then.

Opening of the Beer Garden

We plan to open the bar at Menstrie Bowling Club on Monday 6th July 2020 using the Scottish Government Guidelines regarding the use of beer gardens.

For everyone’s safety we will have procedures that must be followed:

  • Firstly, if feeling unwell, please stay at home!
  • When you enter the club you will be required to register and use hand sanitiser, this is provided at the registation point
  • Regular hand washing and use of hand sanitiser is encouraged.
  • There will be a ONE – WAY system in operation and this MUST be adhered to!
  • ALL drinks must be taken outside for this trial period.
  • Opening Times will be
    • Monday 7pm – 9pm
    • Tues/Wed Closed
    • Thursday 7pm – 9pm
    • Friday 6pm – 9pm
    • Saturday 4pm – 9pm
    • Sunday 1pm – 6pm

Please note all of the above is weather permitting.

We hope everyone enjoys the re-opening of the club. This will only continue with your help by acting safely and following all guidelines.

We hope to increase the amount of bowls played by introducing some one day competitions soon. Further information will be available on the new club website at http://www.menstriebowlingclub.co.uk

Please note that due to the Scottish Government Track and Trace requirements the bar facilities will ONLY be available to MEMBERS at this time.

Any Enquiries please e-mail; menstriebowlingclub@gmail.com

Please enjoy and stay safe!

Bowling Guidelines for Phase 1 Easing of Lockdown

Following guidance from Bowls Scotland, it is now essential that we adhere to all the Scottish Government and BS rules. Please read the following;

A disclaimer MUST be signed prior to any play.

The disclaimer forms will be avaliable at Bowls Collection times, these are

Friday 29th May 6-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-12pm

There will be NO ACCESS to the clubhouse at any other time. PLEASE NOTE- Toilet facilities will be closed at all times!

The committee has decided that bowling can resume from midday on Monday June 1st, this is on the provision that guidelines are adhered to.

This is on a trial basis and will be reviewed on a weekly basis, if guidelines are ignored and social distancing not adhered to, the green will be closed again.

Current Guidance

  • Members can play for 1 hour at a time by pre booking a slot with the system detailed below
  • Only 3 rinks (non adjacent) to be played at any one time, i.e in any given hour you should be playing on rinks 1, 3 & 5 OR, 2, 4 & 6
  • Only 2 people on any one rink for their booked hour i.e. 6 people max at any one time on the green, whilst maintaining the current social distancing rules
  • HAND SANITISER and DISINFECTANT to clean bowls and mats BEFORE & AFTER USE is provided
  • There must be NO SHARING of equipment ie. bowls, mats, jacks
  • NO SPECTATORS, NO ALCOHOL, NO SMOKING, NO VAPING
  • PLEASE SEE www.bowlsscotland.com for full guidance information

Booking Guidance

  • We are unable to set up an online booking form at this time and so the following procedure must be followed until futher notice
  • Text John Stalker on 079 461 77 407 with the names of players, Day & Time requested. A confirmation text will be sent to you.

Time slots are; 12:00-13:00, 13:30-14:30, 15:00-16:00, 16:30-17:30, 17:45-18:45, 19:00-20:00

Please note that gaps are for cleaning and changeover to avoid groups congregating.

SENIORS ONLY – TUESDAY & THURSDAY 13:30 & 16:30

PLEASE ENJOY AND STAY SAFE!