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Club Competitions are now open for entries, Closing date is May 20th with the draw on Friday 24th May. (Time to be advised) Come and watch the draw to see who you will be playing in First Round.

Cashless Bar/ Rink Fees

Please note, we are trialling a cashless bar this season as it makes life much easier for the team of bar volunteers and the bar manager.
Now we have a cashless bar you cannot obtain change for your rink fees at the bar, so it would be helpful if you can bring the correct money to pay your rink fee before game, thank you. I am advised that you can pay rink fee by card if you wish.

Our Bar manager will be opening bar from 6pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Night this season if weather is favourable.

Club Nights

We are having club nights in Umbrella format on Wednesday evenings from 6pm. Starting on May 8th (May 1st cancelled due to waterlogged green) (arrive 5:30 to get organised into teams). Rules are posted on the Club Night page in the members area of this site.

Martin Rolfe is also organising a Triples League, see Facebook or contact Martin for details.

New Club shirts

A number of members have not yet collected their shirts, could they please do so as soon as possible.

club shirt front and back view

A donor generously funded new shirts for all renewing playing members for this season. Please join us in thanking them for their generosity, they wish to remain anonymous. We are sourcing these shirts from the supplier we considered before, that is ZapCam.com so speak to Theresa Cornelius if you have concerns about getting the right size.

Here is a sizing chart, please advise Theresa of your requirement.

Speak to Theresa now if you want a second shirt, The second order will be sent off on 28 April, so if any members need to exchange for a different size or order a second shirt or a jacket please let Theresa know before then. Shirts will be £25.

Finally, fleeces and coats of a similar design to the shirts are now available, lightweight mesh-lined showerproof jackets will be £33 and fleece-lined showerproof will be £45.

Thank you again to our generous donor.

Rink Diary

We have purchased an on-line Rink Booking program, which has two main features. Members can put their name down for games and check when they have been selected without coming to the club. Members will also be able to book rinks for competitions and remotely check if rinks are available. The program can be accessed from Computers,Tablets or Smartphones and a computer will be available at the club for anyone who does not have a suitable device.

A number of members have already registered on the system and have put their name down for games.

We will be providing training and support as necessary to make the system available to all members. Training sessions have taken place at the club and training packs are available at the club and on line through this website. The Availability sheets will continue to be available in the captains office until everyone is confident using the on-line system.
The link is www.marldon.rinkdiary.co.uk but please read the training package first.

Training 1 - How to register and put name down for games. Register/Name down

Training 2 - Booking a rink (for competitions etc) (Note Booking a rink for a rollup is is optional.) Booking a rink

Opening Day 2024

We opened for the summer as planner on April 21st, a nice sunny Day. Our president Ray O'Brien bowled the first wood before members took to the green for a spider and a quick practice before the Barbecue Lunch which was followed by a game of around 15 ends. A few pictures from the day can be found at this page

Club Caps

Many thanks to Craig Ayres for sourcing club caps, these are £12.50 each and can be ordered from the club. There are two choices, the cloth one modelled by Craig and the mesh one modelled by Pam.
The band at the back is elastic so sizing isn’t a problem. Please let Theresa Cornelius know if you would like to order one or more.
Please indicate - Cloth or Mesh.

Baseball cap with club badge Baseball cap with club badge

Membership renewals - 2024 season.

REMINDER - we changed the constitution at the AGM and the new season Membership fee was due by the end of February 2024. If you have not paid your payment is now overdue and your membership has lapsed. You will have to re-apply if you wish to become a member in 2024. The reason we moved the payment date forward is to have membership fees in account earlier to give us earlier clarification of who has definitely rejoined for the 2024 season, giving us more time to see how many teams we can register in the various leagues, as this has to be done quite early in the year. It also helps the treasurer by keeping all the fees in the same accounting year. Teams have now been registered with the various leagues.

Club and Green Maintenance - More volunteers needed.

Maintenance sessions continue on Tuesday mornings. The green will not be open for Roll ups on Tuesday am, if you are free that morning, why not volunteer for one of the maintenance jobs.

We now urgently need a team of volunteers to assist Paul in keeping the grass cut regularly. If you can spare a morning a week, or if we get enough volunteers, one morning a fortnight, to cut the grass on the bowling green to assist Paul, please ring him to let him know when you can come.
Many Thanks,
Management Committee.

Paul has also issued an appeal for more volunteers to attend to lighten the workload of the current Tuesday Maintenance session attendees. So please go down and see what you can do to help. Allan and Paul would be very grateful!

Volunteers continue to sweep the green daily as this should be done every morning, if weather permits, throughout the year. More volunteers are always welcome, Contact Paul to Volunteer.Thanks to Ian Mitchelmore,who has recently taken over the Thursday morning sweep from Bob & Glynis who have done it for a number of years.

Greenkeeper required

We will, at some time in the not too distant future, need a new greenkeeper, so if you have any interest in commencing the training required to be our greenkeeper, please let Paul know.

Members Only

We have a Members only area of this web site which is password protected. Members should contact BobTame for the password or to advise of any content they would like to see in there.

Items For Sale/Wanted

June Gibbons has a set of Size 0 heavy, Thomas Taylor, £50 or near offer.

Maureen Morgan has a set of Henselite Classic II Size 1 black for sale. (£40) Contact Maureen if you are interested.

Fran Vallis has Colin's Cotswold Blue Club Blazer for sale, with club badge and in good Condition. Size is either 40 or 42 and Fran will include a club tie in the sale. Price £25. Please contact Fran if you are interested.

A new member is looking for a set of size 00 woods, if anyone can help, let me (Bob Tame) or Ray O'Brien know.

Presidents' Charities

Our incoming President, Ray O'Brien, for the 2024 season has chosen Play Torbay as his charity, a charity that aims to improve the play facilities available for local children.

2023 President, Pat Edwards, thanked the club for her year as President and told us that the amount raised for her Charity in 2023 season was £1355.40. She handed over a cheque for this amount to John Sharland, representing the Disabled Sailing Torbay.

President handing cheque to Charity representitive

Short Mat Bowls

The Short Mat Bowls in the Village Hall finished on Wednesday 27th March 2024. Hopefully it will re -start in October 2024.

Open Triples Tournament - June 2024

Kings BC are advertising an open triples tournament, to take place in June 2024, with a £500 first prize and a number of other cash prizes. See our Events page for details if you think you might be interested.

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Page updated 1st May 2024.