Our well mantained Garden and End of Outdoor Season Drive pictures





The somewhat shortened and defragmented outdoor season drew to its close on Sunday 20th September when members enjoyed a drive and bar-b-cue. Because of government restrictions the numbers participating had to be strictly limited but those embers in attendance enjoyed a competitive afternoon of bowling with Roy Taylor winning the event.

  1. Chairman Mick Utting noted that it would probably be sometime before members would be able to get together in large numbers so he took the opportunity to advise of some decisions that had been agreed by the clubs management committee at it last meeting.
  2. With it being unlikely that restrictions would allow the Annual Meeting to take place in November, the meeting will be postponed until such time as it can be safely held.
  3. Subscriptions which are due on January 1st have been frozen at the current rate but rink fees will increase to £2-50. The normal subscription night will not take place, but treasurer Derek Liles would like you to pay by cheque which can be posted to him or left at the club. Please remember to allow for your 100-club membership when you make out your cheque. Derek would like all subscriptions to be paid by January 31st, 2021.
  4. Please remember that one mat is down for short mat bowling and can be booked by contacting Bob Oatway who will be pleased to explain the procedures in place for playing.
  5. Finally the club is very appreciative of the generous donation of flooring and fitting by Hopkins Flooring in the lounge area.
The Club's green opens on Sunday 19th April. This Year the Sid Watson Charity Drive is on 26th April at 2pm. Note: - The Short Mats will have been taken up on 12th April and the Short Mat season finish with the Short Mat AGM on 17th April.
The Club will now turn its attention to the Outdoor Season.
From the unisex short mat game, we now turn attention to games organised around separate external competition for men and women, albeit with quite a lot of mixed competition. At national and local level, the men's and women's organisations have merged. Whether some of the traditional formalities will start to fade away as the game faces up to the modern world is another question altogether.
Connaught look forward to another good and busy season and the fixture list is crowded enough. Membership levels have been maintained and purely social bowls should be successful enough. The Men's and Ladies' teams, as with most bowls’ clubs, are not getting any younger and illness is starting to take its toll. However, there is enough strength there to maintain current standards for another season. If 4 or 5 new players do emerge, of slightly younger than average age and with some bowling experience, the Club will extend a hearty welcome

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