News and Events

For report on the laying of the new mat click here

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

Hello RIBC members.  

Good news at last !!!! We are planning to reopen for summer season social bowling on Tuesday 18th of May Sessions will be held on

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10.30 am.   #

I expect the vast majority of you will now have had your second Covid vaccination so there should be a very low risk factor, but we will still be practising most of the social distance procedures in line with the Tier one level we were following last year, up until 21st of June, when hopefully all restrictions will be lifted. Due to numbers expected we feel pre-booking will not be necessary, this may have to change if numbers rise above availability.  

Whilst we were closed for play we took the opportunity to replace the playing mat, which is looking very smart. (See record of mat laying.) With this and the replacement of rink side carpets and furniture and the new LED lights we now have an environment to be proud of. It is hoped to put some pictures and notes on the website soon.   By the time we re-open there should also be some more parking spaces available.  

Following on from my last news letter regarding our local outdoor clubs – I understand most of the local clubs have now re-opened for social bowling There will be no league games before July so it is a good time to get along to your local outdoor club and have a go !

It has been a cold start to the season but it has been encouraging to welcome a few new members up at Malton Bowls Club. Hopefully now the weather is due to improve, a few of our indoor members will decide to give it a go. Club contact details are on RIBC website or contact me for any further details. The survival of the outdoor clubs greatly enhances the on going success of RIBC.  

I had a very positive response to information indicating whether members will be re-joining for the 2021/22 season, if you have not responded yet please do so by mid august so we can plan the new season schedule.  

Keep safe and have a good summer, see you soon.

Dave   (RIBC Committee)

PS – Please pass a copy on to those you know don’t have internet access. Posting a copy on your club noticeboard may also help.  

RIBC Committee 2020-21

Chairman Terry Wray

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