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January 2023 Newsletter from Dave England

Hello members.

It is very pleasing to report that we have had a very good start to 2023. Membership has increased to 200 and the number bowling has increasedto where we are on course to have our best week for some time. Please keep the momentum rolling, there is nothing more pleasing than seeing 30 bowlers leaving the club with big smiles on their faces and a cheery “see you next time”.

It has been suggested that there may be support for starting a Ladies pairs league or maybe a knockout competition. Those that are interested please have a word with Margaret Stockdale.

It has been a few years since we had any club knockout competitions. If anyone is interested in playing a Singles competition please let us know. It will need to fit in with the existing programme but we will discuss it at the committee meeting next week.

Anyone with any constructive suggestions as to how we can improve the way the club is run please let us know before the meeting on Thursday Jan 26th. Remember the Committee and helpers are all volunteers so please treat them with the respect they deserve. If you can offer help in any way then let us know.

Boston Bowls will not be visiting us this season. For those wishing to purchase equipment we recommend using Bowlswear at Holme on Spalding Moor. They have a vast range which can be viewed on their website. To avoid delivery charges, which are actually quite reasonable, we may be able to put a group order together. Anyone planning to visit the shop please check with us to see if others require small orders collecting.

We have revised the proposed new club polo shirts to a smarter more modern design. Have a look and let us know if you would like to order. We need a minimum order of 25 to start the orders rolling.

Yorkshire Patrons travelling team will be visiting for a challenge match on Sunday 12th March. We need a team off at least 15 players, put your name on the list to be included.

The World indoor finals are being shown on the BBC this week (16-22nd Jan) and can also be viewed on YouTube. The Pairs final involving Nicky Brett is well worth a watch. Singles final will be shown on the BBC on Sunday pm.

We have had some interesting donations to our stock of charity books recently resulting in an increase in turnover. Please return the books you take, along with others you may have, wherever possible, and help us to keep supporting the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Our current treasurer is hoping to retire in the very near future, if you are able to step in and carry on the good work please contact a committee member.

Ryedale IBC starts morning sessions at 10.30am which is later than most other clubs. The start time was probably set many years ago and possibly is not now the best. The committee would like to get members’ opinions as to whether an earlier start time would be preferable. Any change will not happen before the end of this league programme.

There will be an Annual General Meeting of the Ryedale Community Leisure Centre on Tuesday 24th January at 7pm. All are welcome to find out how the centre as a whole is doing and to share views and opinions affecting its future.

Once again, a big thanks to all for ensuring we have a successful club with a positive future. Enjoy your bowling and at all times treat each other with respect and understanding.

All the best, from the Committee


End of year (2022) newsletter from Dave England

Season’s greetings to all. I hope you are enjoying your seasonal break and festivities.

It has been a successful Autumn season despite the challenging financial hurdles that we are all having to cope with. Hopefully, things will improve in the New Year. Many thanks to all members for your loyal support.

League Programme – Many thanks to all teams who have participated in the Autumn league programme. It has by no means been easy but we have completed the programme with the exception of a couple of games.  Well done to all our league players.

We re-start on Mon 2nd January. All teams but one Wed am team are resuming and I am assured we have a replacement for that team.

It is very pleasing that we have two extra teams for the Thu Evenings Pairs league.

There is still room for extra teams on Tue am, Wed am, and Wed Evening.

Anyone who would like to play in league matches – either as a team player or a reserve –  please let me know by return and I will get something organised. I would also like to add more names to our contact list of reserves that we can recommend to Skips.

Social sessions restart on Mon 2nd Jan at 1pm and will be the usual Tue 2pm,

Thu 10.30 and Sun 10.30

Please come along and support the social sessions as often as you can, you will find the best way to improve, is to bowl regularly. And always remember :-



Christmas Opening – There will be Social Bowling Sessions on Tue 27th Dec at

2pm and Thu 29th Dec at 10.30 am. If there is demand, e.g. family or friends groups, extra sessions can be made available.

We have managed to get enough names for the Christmas Whistlestop competition on Wed 28th December, so that is definitely going ahead starting at 1.30 pm. List of players below.

J Laing, B Scarce, C Bodsworth, M. Franklin, D, Everson, V Sinclair, B Elener, A Vardy, J McPherson, D, Everson, M Stockdale, M Franklin, H Standring, J Bradshaw, K Samples, D Gaskell, B Vardy, P Nellis, R Harsley, H Boyes, J Wigmore, P Mcdonald, P Standring, P Cornick, J Boyes, J Bowers, K Nellis, J Kent, R Clifford, L Aitchison  Res P Kent.

If you have missed putting your name down and would like to go on the reserve list please let me know. It would help to have a few more names as backup.

Dress code is a Christmas theme, ie Jumpers or Hats if you have them. It is a fun event – no Greys and Whites. Bottle of wine for the best dressed player.

Entry fee for the competition is £5 per person which will include refreshments.

There will also be a raffle and a spider competition.

Donations of raffle prizes and food for the refreshments will be appreciated.

See you all soon.