Latest news and updates
A SAFE ENVIRONMENT TO PLAY AND ENJOY BOWLS
The systems and procedures put in place by the committee to ensure safety and social distancing is proving successful.
Thanks to them we can all play bowls again.
It is understandable that some members may be nervous about to "getting back on the green" in the current situation. I too, fell into this category but needed to see for myself. I booked a rink and I felt extremely safe at the club following the rules and thoroughly enjoyed bowling again. Although aching the following day I have visited the club a few times since it opened. Having spoken to a number of other members they too, were nervous at first but they all felt safe.
The "Rink Booking System" is working very well, don't forget to contact Denise when you want book a rink.
The green is in good shape, Barbara is consistently beating me, and the "rink booking system" helps maintenance and wear and tear by using all the rinks.
It will be great to see you all back soon.
Les Samuels the club's Chair, Men's Captain and Committee Member has resigned these positions with immediate effect. Les said it was not an easy decision for him to make and he now feel's it's the time to step back and he just wants to concentrate on, and enjoy bowling, and will see out the remainder of the season at Margate BC.
Les will be available for "one on one" coaching sessions on Monday evenings at 1800 hours, please contact him to arrange.
Geoff Holmes (Treasurer) said that since Les arrived at Margate he has played a major part in helping to build the club and is extremely grateful for his undoubted committment, support and loyalty not only to the club, but also himself. Geoff added, he cannot thank Les enough for his contribution to MBC and they have become good friends.
THE CLUB IS NOW OPEN FOR BOWLING
I'm delighted to write "the club is open for bowling to members only."
Members have been notified of the very strict safety rules and procedures now in place at the club, and at all times, must adhere to the requirements. These rules and procedures are in line with guidance from Bowls England and designed to keep everyone safe.
Members should also be aware of the introduction of a "rink booking system" designed specifically to ensure social distancing.
Should you require any further information, please contact a committee member.
Many thanks to the committee for making this happen.
Hello Club Members,
As yet the club is not ready to open for bowling but a date is nearing.
The committee have been working extremely hard prior to opening to ensure the safety of everyone is paramount. Strict rules of guidance has been issued by Bowls England.
The green is looking well and a few jobs still need to be completed.
I hope to inform you soon when we can get back on the green.
MESSAGE FROM LADIES CAPTAIN – DENISE ARMSTONG
Dear Club Members
Just to give you all the latest news, as you all are aware we are unable to open the green tomorrow 25th April due to the current coronavirus situation. Hopefully as things improve and the lockdown is relaxed we will be able to play later in the season but as with everything at the moment we must wait and see what steps are taken next.
Pete is continuing to maintain the green and due to the club remaining closed at present is also carrying out some extra out of season work whist he has this added window of opportunity. The green is looking really good and by the time you are all allowed back it will be even better. If you look on our Facebook page you can get an idea of how it is coming on.
When we are given the all clear to open the club we will be in touch to let you know but before we can begin to bowl there will need to be a period when we arrange for some work parties to complete the necessary works that need to be carried out prior to bowling.
Please ALL keep safe, continue to keep the club safe by keeping your distance for now and therefore making it a safe place for Pete to continue his hard work.
Good health, hopefully see you soon Denise
We have received information from the Isle of Thanet Men's Bowling leagues that due to the current situation, both the Premier and Combination leagues WILL NOT TAKE PLACE this season.
IMPORTANT NOTICE - 18th March 2020
It has been decided by the commitee to close the club until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
During the closure there will be essential maintenance carried out on the bowling green by Peter Armstrong our Green Ranger.
The committee wishes for you all to stay safe and well.
18.3.20 - Please note: Sadly, The quiz night scheduled for April 17th 2020 has been cancelled.
2020 SEASON - OPEN DAY IS
SATURDAY 25TH APRIL
Come along for the first roll-up of the new season, we look forward to seeing you all.
A light buffet will be available during the early afternoon. We have a new coffee machine too.
Newcomers who want to try their hand at bowling are also very welcome. Come along to the club anytime after 1030 hours on the above date, where you can be assured of a warm welcome with plenty of people willing to show you how to bowl. Flat shoes or trainers are ideal to wear on the green and bowls (woods) are available.
For further information telephone Les Samuels (our men's captain and club coach) 07734 392710
We are pleased that over 12 new members have joined the club this season. Les and Geoff would like to thank them for choosing to bowl at Margate and, in addition, thanks to our existing members for their continued support.
THE NEW SEASON - MORE MATCHES
An exciting season awaits, with a significantly increased match fixture list providing many more bowling opportunities for all members.
The club have entered the East Kent Mixed Triples League, this entails six teams of three bowlers playing in matches.
The club have entered a team to play in the Ladies Isle of Thanet League, two triples per match. A very competitive league. This season the club has a new ladies captain Denise Armstrong.
The club have entered a men's team in the Men's Isle of Thanet Premier League, three triples per match. This league has top quality bowlers playing in it.
In addition, the club have entered a men's team in the Men's Isle of Thanet Combination League, two triples per match. Another league with very good players.
As well as the above we have our usual friendly matches.
The club has purchased 12 new "bowls pushers" and hope they arrive for the start of the season.
OUR BOWLING GREEN
It often goes unnoticed how much work on the green is undertaken throughout the winter months, notwithstanding this work carries on during the season as well. We all turn up at the start of the season expecting to bowl on a very good green.
An incredible amount of work has been put in by the Green Ranger, Pete Armstrong and his Tonto's to ensure our green is ready to play on at the start of the season. It is looking in good shape but there is still some work to do in the coming weeks. More money has been invested on the green this year. Thanks Pete for your commitment.
ROLL-UPS DURING THE SEASON
Organised roll-ups will take place on Tuesday afternoons commencing at 1400 hours and Saturday mornings at 1030 hours if no matches are scheduled to be played.
Future quiz date:
Our next quiz will be on Friday 17th April, at 7.30 pm. SADLY THIS QUIZ HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
As usual, entrance fee is £8.00 if you're having fish and chips, or £3.00 if not. If you'd like to book a table, email Les on [email protected] or phone/text 07734 392710.