Maghull League Rolls Off

In the space of a week our Maghull League team has played three games and has had a decent start. The first game saw a 8-2 defeat at Formby Village, but Marilyn Lea in her debut for the team notched up an impressive 21-1 win, with the only other winner being Ted Baker.

The second match saw the team back on the carpet and a comfortable 7-3 win, with Nick Slater being the best winner with a 21-12 victory. Finally on Friday the team recorded the best win so far, 8-2, on the carpet, with Ted Baker being the best winner (21-5) despite his opponent already having played one match (and winning) against Peter Grimes.

The team now tops the table by virtue of having played one game more than most teams. Results and tables can be found via our bowlsnet portal – http://www.bowlsnet.uk/OrmskirkBC

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Club Portal

The Club’s Bowlsnet Portal is now fully up and running. You can find it at http://bowlsnet.uk/OrmskirkBC. It contains all the fixtures for the coming season for the Ormskirk, Westhead and Aughton Leagues in one handy place, as well as fixtures for those leagues not on the bowlsnet system (Maghull, Southport Ladies and Aughton Seniors). There are also links to the Maghull and Southport Ladies League websites. As the Leagues start playing the up-to-date league tables and averages can also be found there, as well as details from previous years.

This portal also contains details of the winners of all our Club competitions, and other honours and achievements, so check it out and see what it has to offer.

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Fantastic Value

Needing something to do now lockdown is ending? Fancy getting some gentle exercise and some social contact with real people? Well we have just the thing for you…..

Ormskirk Bowling Club is offering a fantastic half price membership offer for the coming year. For just £17.50 you can enjoy all year round bowling on our artificial green and on the grass green up to late Sept. With our two greens you get superb facilities in a lovely relaxing setting. If you sign up other new members (who join again next year) you will continue to get a discount next year and the person who signs up the most new members will get FREE membership next year.

For anyone new to bowling we can supply equipment and taster sessions. Don’t waste any time, visit our website and get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Grass Green Improvements

Members have been working hard to solid tine and scarify the grass green under the direction of Eric, our green keeper. This follows the vertidraining and addition of sand by Mallinsons.

The grass green can be booked and played on from Saturday, although it won’t be mowed again until early next week and you may find it a little slow until then. The Club has invested in a scarifier and will be investing further in the green, as it is recognised that it is still somewhere off where we want it to be in terms of quality.

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Back to Bowls – at last!

It was great to see our members returning to bowling today and making use of our new online booking system. Bookings can be made via the link on this website – the Booking page is under the ‘Covid’ tab on this website. Please check all our guidance under the Covid tab and keep safe. Bookings should be made for a one hour slot, but you can stay longer if there are less than three pairs in the following hour.

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Reopening of green/ Covid Guidance

The greens will reopen on 29/03/2021 but the grass green will not be open until next weekend due to renovation works.

Booking of the greens is available via the Covid-19 tab on the club’s website note that this is a new version and not the previous system.. Please follow the guidance on the BCGBA website bcgba.org.uk . Please also note the general guidance and risk assessment on the Covid-19 tab of our website.

Please ensure that you have renewed your membership before you book a green and be aware of our offers including reduced membership for next year if you introduce new members.

We hope that this will be the start of a new chapter of our club and that we will continue to grow and enjoy the game we love.

Happy bowling.

The committee.

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Give Bowling a Try

Not long until lockdown is eased and Ormskirk Bowling Club will be taking part in the national Bowls’ Big Weekend, that will be held on the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend (Friday 28th – Mon 31st May). We will be holding several free sessions for anyone who just wants to try out our superb facilities. Bowling is for all ages, is good gentle exercise and is a brilliant social activity to meet new people. It can be played in a COVID secure manner outside in the fresh air. We will be holding taster sessions for families with children, couples and anyone who just wants to try out our superb facilities. If you want to come along and have a go, either on the spring bank holiday, or even before, leave your details on our website at https://ormskirkbowlingclub.wordpress.com/interested-in-bowling/ and we will be back in touch. We really look forward to hearing from you.

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Members Update

First of all Happy New Year to all our members. We hope you are safe and well and looking forward to bowling again in the not too distant future.

Whilst we are aware that the recent guidelines outline that outdoor sport can recommence on 29 March we still await the BCGBA guidelines so until we receive that the greens will remain closed. Rest assured we will update you as soon as we are able.


We are hopeful that the leagues will recommence although when this will be is not known at this time.


The grass green is in the process of being verti-drained which we are hoping will improve the waterlogging issue on part of the green.

We have been unable to conduct an AGM given the unprecedented restrictions and in line with some other clubs we will now hold this in September onwards to avoid disrupting the current season.In view of the restricted availablility for bowling last year and the wish to rebuild the membership/attract new members, it is proposed that this years annual subscriptions will be at a reduced amount of £17.50 with no payment required for juniors/students or Winter Members who paid a fee last year and intend to play next winter. As an additional incentive anyone introducing a new member this year who then remains next year will benefit from a reduced annual subscription in 2022. Also the member who provides the most new members will pay no subscription next year.


We hope as many of you as possible will rejoin this year and we intend to advertise our reopening with publicity, Open Days and taster sessions. Please renew/apply for membership on the join tab of the website with payment online the preferred option. If you are receiving this email and do not intend to rejoin, please can you email us back so we can update our records.

Stay safe and we hope to see you all on the greens in the not too distant future.

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Club Closed

Due to the national lockdown the club will unfortunately have to be closed to all members until further notice. Please keep safe everybody and let’s hope we can get back to bowling as soon as possible.

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Tier 4

It was announced today that Lancashire will be moved into Tier 4 from midnight. Whilst we will receive further guidance in due course, the decision has been taken to restrict the use of the artificial green to one singles game at a time. We have reopened the booking app and this can be found under the COVID tab on the website (Green Booking Page). Please use this if you wish to use the green. Contact Ian Gill or Martin Roberts if you have any queries.

No pairs games will be allowed under the new guidance unless it is one family group. Also, unfortunately, we will still have to restrict use to Lancashire Members only due to travel restrictions. The Committee will keep the situation under review and any changes will be dependant upon the latest guidance, and Members will be notified.

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