The Winter Ladder has now commenced and details can be found on our Winter Ladder 2020/21 page. All those who joined should have now received an email. If anyone else would like to join please contact Ian at email@example.com.
Please let me know within the next week or so if you would be interested in playing in a winter ladder 2020/2021. For those not familiar with the term it consists of arranging your own singles matches with other members with a view to moving up the table (ladder) if you win. The top players then play off at the end of the winter to ascertain the winner. This will of course be subject to ongoing Covid regulations and restrictions.
The Club would like to announce the sad news that John Kitson passed away last weekend. John joined the Club in 2014, not long after it was formed, and was a great supporter of bowling locally. He played informally at our Club and in our Winter Ladder, but also played for teams at the Dog & Gun. He was also a longstanding member of Ormskirk Cricket Club where he served for many years in several roles, including Treasurer.
John was a lovely man who always had an encouraging word and a friendly character, and he often popped up to watch the bowling. He will be greatly missed by all his friends and the bowling community at large and the Club extends its sympathies to his family.
In order for the end of season works to take place the Grass Green will be closed from Friday 25th September. The artificial green remains open for winter bowling, although it will be treated soon for moss and may have to be closed for a day or so for that treatment to be undertaken.
Ormskirk will have 2 Teams (2 Teams of 4 – that will be a minimum of 8 Ormskirk players needed per Tuesday)
You don’t need to be able to play every week – so if you are not available every week, but would still like the opportunity to play; That should not be a problem
For those that played last year, the format is exactly the same – except games will be staggered so that we can comply with the Covid 19 requirement to have a max of 30 people convened at the green at any one time
Give The Waterloo A Chance…..This is the last throw of the dice and the final opportunity to throw everything we have as bowlers to secure the lease For the Waterloo Bowling Green. This will open up a variety of funding opportunities from the likes of Sport England, National Lottery and the Heritage Fund. These doors are closed currently because of the lease and the inability to provide three years accounts.
if you are able to donate please do so to save this historic bowling venue.
Please note that with effect from tomorrow it is no longer necessary to book the greens online via the app. However you will still need to sign in on a sheet which will be located by the club hut. Please continue to follow the previous guidelines re social distancing, sanitiser, etc.
We will continue to monitor the situation and may revert to the booking system if required in the future.
The Maghull League is establishing a mini league competition for teams of 4 and is asking for teams to enter by next weekend as the League is due to start on the 10 August. Ideally teams will have 6 in the squad to allow for holidays etc. If you would like to enter as an individual (and we will put teams together) or put a team together yourself, can you contact the Club Treasurer (Martin Roberts) stating which green you want to play on and the Club will do its best to put all arrangements in place and will be in touch during next week when we have assessed demand and how we can best organise things. You will need to be a club member to be part of one of the teams.
Further details are set out below.
MAGHULL LEAGUE 4 A SIDE COMPETITION
Open to all teams / players from Maghull, Ormskirk, Formby, Aughton & Southport leagues
Matches played on Mondays and Tuesday/Wednesday evenings from Monday 10th August
£20 per team. All money paid out in prizes
Prize money dependant on completion of fixtures
Teams must register no more than 6 players – Players may be added at a later date if players become unavailable
Clubs/greens can field up to four teams.
7 teams per division. Play each other twice (home and away)
Divisions will be set based on ability/experience of players.
RULES• 6.30pm start in August, 6.15pm start in September• Away team practice only 15 minutes prior to start• All games 21 up• No more than four blocks on the green at any time• Teams to rearrange postponed games within 10 days• All games to be completed by final fixture date• Scoring:o One point per individual wino Home aggregate win: One pointo Away aggregate win: Two pointso Aggregate tied: 1/2 point for home team, one points for away team• If league positions are tied, team with highest aggregate will finish higher.
CLUBS MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE
· Working toilet facilities
· Hand sanitizer
· Sign in / out sheet for all players / visitors to sign
· Disinfectant spray and disposable towels for cleaning equipment
· Clubs must agree to the guidelines set by the league
IF ANY PLAYER OR CLUBS BREACHES THE GUIDELINES SET, THEY RUN THE RISK OF BEING THROWN OUT OF THE LEAGUE. ENTRANCE FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
All clubs must follow the guidance set out by the BCCBGA:
Captains of each team must read the guidelines and make their players aware of them. Captains will need to confirm to the league that their players are aware of the guidelines before matches commence.
ESSENTIAL RULES• No more than 30 persons to be allowed on / around green• All players/visitors MUST sanitize hands upon entering/leaving the premises• All players MUST sign in/out when entering/leaving the premises. Full name and telephone number must be provided.• All players MUST disinfect all equipment before/after playing• Players can share a jack/mat during a match should they wish, however, if a player or club feels uncomfortable doing so and wishes to use own jack/mat then this must be adhered to. In this instance, an ‘up to date’ jack does not have to be used• Players must stay 2 metres apart or 1 metre if wearing a mask• Player safety is our biggest priority. Treat all players with respect at all times. If a player wishes to take further steps to ensure their own safety, please respect their wishes• DO NOT shake hands• Use common sense at all times• Players take responsibility for their own actions• DO NOT attend a green if you feel unwell or have any COVID symptoms• If you have any symptoms within 14 days of attending a green you MUST seek medical advice and also inform the league.