News and Events

The latest club newsletter – written by Dave England

Hello all RIBC members, I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

I start with an appeal to you all for help with running the bowling sessions. You will understand that to ensure your safety we now have more work and need more help. The club has no paid help and relies entirely on willing volunteers. In the past we could just about manage with one person opening up and manning the pay desk. Now, with having to check everyone’s temperature on arrival, and sanitising after each session, we need extra hands. Please, if you can in any way help, make it known to any of our current volunteers.

This needs to be sorted urgently. It would be a huge disappointment if we had to close sessions due to lack of help.

The league programme kicks off on Monday 21st September so please check with your other team members to see if they are up to date on facts.

There will be the usual programme of leagues as follows :-

Morning leagues will be Mon, Tue and Wed Triples and Fri pairs. All starting at 10.30 am

Evening leagues will be Mon and Wed Triples and Thursday pairs. All starting at 7.00 pm

The Social bowling sessions as from Sunday 20th September will be :- Sunday at 10.30 am, Tuesday at 13.30 pm and Thursday at 10.30 am. Please note all Social sessions must be pre-booked in the club or on 07950 136 371

Membership renewal fees are now due and it will be appreciated if you can pay as soon as possible. Payments can be made by BACS or cheque. Please remember to return your completed membership form to the office.

To ensure the safety of our volunteers we are eliminating cash payments so please ensure you have a bank card for payment of rink fees and purchases.

Covid-19 – Please !! If you feel unwell or have in any way been in contact with Covid-19, DO NOT attend the club.

When you enter the club it is compulsory to wear a face covering, as you enter please follow the precautionary advice.

            We are allowing use of the lockers but for your own safety and that of others please only use them where absolutely necessary. The safest way for all is to carry in your bowls and shoes for each session.

            All those who have played up to date have used of face coverings, whether masks or shields, as normal, and we hope that will continue. We have stocks of Face Shields, which are most popular, for sale.

            Prior to bowling, you will find documents advising on Covid Rules of Play, please ensure you read and follow them.

We are constantly monitoring the Covid situation and if we feel it is safest to close down we will notify all immediately, news today (18/9/20) from Sport England and the English governing body regarding the areas recently put in to Lockdown is that Bowls Clubs can carry on as long as they keep to their guidance.

The continued success of the club is in all our hands: above all, keep safe, be kind to each other and enjoy yourselves.

Bowling Diary 2020-21 until Friday 16th April 2021

MondayTriples League
10.30 to 12.30
AvailableTriples League
7.00 to 9.00
TuesdayTriples League
10.30 to 12.30
1.30 to 3.30
WednesdayTriples League
10.30 to 12.30

Triples League
7.00 to 9.00
10.30 to 12.30
AvailablePairs League
7.00 to 9.00
FridayPairs League
10.30 to 12.30
Saturday Available  
10.30 to 12.30
 Available Available

RIBC Committee 2020-21

Chairman Terry Wray

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