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The latest club newsletter – written by Dave England for RIBC Committee

RYEDALE INDOOR BOWLS CLUB- Newsletter 24th December 2021

Seasons greetings to all, we hope you are enjoying your well-earned break.
It has been a difficult year but by all working together we have made it a
success. Many thanks to all.

Leagues – Thankfully we have managed to get the pre-Christmas league programme finished: the winning teams are as follows:

Mon am – D Tinson, Tue am – J Harper, Wed am – P Brookes, Fri am – J Laing
Mon Eve – D Myers, Wed Eve – P Smurthwaite, Thu Eve – J Harper.

Many thanks to all teams who participated, it has by no means been easy but well done to all.


New Year We re-start on Mon 3rd January with all but two teams resuming.
We have a pairs team dropping out on Thu Eve but have a new team coming in.
We still need a replacement team on Wed am.
I have a few names willing to play but need a good skip to make a reasonably strong team.
There is still room for extra teams on
Mon am, Wed am, Mon Eve, Wed Eve and Thu Eve.
Anyone who would like to play in the leagues either as a team player or a reserve, please let me know by return and I will see what can be done.

I would also like to keep a contact list of reserves that we can recommend to Skips.

Christmas Opening – There will be Social Bowling Sessions on
    Tue 28th Dec at 2pm and Thu 30th Dec at 10.30 am.
If there is demand, i.e. family or friends groups, extra sessions can be made available.

Christmas Whistlestop We have  enough names for the Whistlestop competition on
Wed 29th December. If COVID restrictions stay unchanged, we will start at 1.30 pm.
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, i.e. 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 includes refreshments.
There will also be a charity raffle and a spider competition.
Donations of raffle prizes and food for the refreshments will be appreciated.

Face Coverings – As you are aware Covid rules now require us to wear Face
Coverings when entering and moving around the building, we will not enforce wearing them for bowling as yet, but  we recommend wearing them at all times while in the building.
Please also be aware of the need for social distancing and sanitising – we all deserve to
be in a safe environment.

Club Polo Shirts – There are sample designs on a table on the balcony, if
there is enough interest we will take orders in the new year.

NOTE To adhere to data protection rules this will be the last newsletter for anyone who is no longer a member of RIBC, if any non-members would like to continue receiving newsletters then please notify me by return. (We would, of course prefer to welcome you back as members.)
(Remember a copy of the newsletter appears on the club’s website)

Best Wishes for a successful New Year from all the RIBC Committee.
Dave (on behalf of the RIBC Committee)

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RIBC Committee 2020-21

Chairman Terry Wray

Members Sue Harrison, Suzanne Everett, Doreen Tinson, Aubrey Charlton, Kath Jeanes, Dave England.