Senior Pairs 2020


The competition will be run on a league basis, with teams playing each other once.

A weekly draw sheet has been published and included below. The first drawn team shall be responsible for booking the rink. Players shall keep the score and inform the Senior Convener (J Bruce 2) of the result.

Games will last 1 1/2 hrs or the first team to reach 21. If there is a no show by any team, they will forfeit the points. Points will be awarded with 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. If teams are unable to get a rink within the stated time, 1 point will be awarded to each team.

The draw is posted on the Seniors notice board and on the Website. Games to played between Sunday and the next Sunday.

Players are reminded that this is a fun competition and there may be teething problems as we get underway. Players should be aware that they will not have priority over Club members when booking rinks.

Any problems please contact Seniors Convenor.

Senior Pairs 2020 (Click here for drawsheet)

Wappenshaw Sunday 2nd August

We are intending to hold another mixed wappenshaw on Sunday 2nd August at 2pm. Anyone interested in playing please phone Archie on 07484 195 605 to register your name.

Because of the present social distancing rules, we would ask that you come early so that there will be no overcrowding in the changing rooms.


Margaret & Archie ( Match Secretaries)

Wappenshaw Sunday 26th July.


We are intending to hold a mixed wappenshaw on Sunday 26th July at 2pm. Anyone interested in playing please phone Archie on 07484 195 605 to register your name.

Because of the present social distancing rules, we would ask that you come early so that there will be no overcrowding in the changing rooms.


Margaret & Archie ( Match Secretaries)




July Update



I am hoping, if there is enough interest and the conditions for covid separation improve, to try and set up an informal mini competition for the Senior Gents in the Club.   This could either be a league or knockout format, depending on numbers.   At present the start date is 3rd August, but this could change if conditions improve.

Any member who is interested in taking part should call me on 671411 or e-mail me on


Jim Bruce –  Senior Convener


To comply with regulations rinks still require to be booked through match secretary.





The Bar will open on Wednesday 15th July 12.00 – 3.00 p.m.  and 7.00 – 11.00 p.m.

Thereafter the bar hours will be as follows


Monday        12.00  –  3.00 p.m.            7.00  –  11.00 p.m.

Tuesday       Closed                               Closed                                      Discretion

Wednesday  12.00  –  3.00 p.m.             Closed

Thursday      Closed                               Closed                                      based on

Friday          12.00  –  4.00 p.m.             7.00  –  12.00 p.m.

Saturday      12.00  –  5.00 p.m.              7.00  –  9.00 p.m.                     demand

Sunday         1.00  –  5.00 p.m.              7.00  –  12.00 p.m.

Bar hours may be subject to change.



People shielding are permitted to play.


The booking system is still in place


Internal club competitions can resume.

There is absolutely no urgency or pressure to host internal competitions and should be introduced if all necessary measures to ensure safety of players and volunteers can be implemented.


There will be no external club competitions at this time.


Spectators are permitted (no more than two to a bench) and benches must be cleaned after every use.


Coaching is permitted.  A coach should not deliver coaching to more than 4 households (with a maximum of 15 people) at any one time or provide training to more than 4 households per day.


A player can practice individually or play games/competitions with another 4 households per day (maximum of 8 people per rink).


No travel restrictions are in place for leisure.


A maximum of 24 players can be allowed on the green at any one time:

  1. Singles & pairs games using all available rinks. (2)  Triples and Fours games using alternate rinks


Players/Members are permitted to enter the clubhouse for the following reasons ONLY:

  1. To access THE BAR/LOUNGE AREA
  2. To access the green
  3. To use the toilets
  4. To access first aid.


All the above must comply with current physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Opening of Green

As the Club is due to open on 22nd June it would be helpful if a few members could pop in and do a bit of weeding round the borders of the green. Even if it’s only for 10 minutes, every little helps.

The Committee

Return To Green

The Greens will open on Monday 22nd June.


We would remind members that once the greens open the balance of subscriptions are required to be paid.

If paying by cash someone will be available to collect this on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday between

2pm and 4 pm;  if by cheque, this can be posted through the letterbox.

All clubhouse facilities (including toilets) will remain closed until further notice.

Members should not cluster within clubhouse (if collecting bowls you should enter singly and keep a safe distance).

Should you wish to play, bowls etc. should be removed from the locker rooms.

Collection of bowls can be arranged by contacting  07484 195605

There will be no friendlies, internal competitions/club ties or external matches whatsoever.

There will be no spectating (unless you are a carer or accompanying a 16 yr. old and under), smoking (including vapours) or use of benches or litter bins.

Players (or anyone in their household) who show covid-19 symptoms, self isolating or shielding should not attend the club.

Those 70 and over can play but those who have health issues should remain at home until government guidelines change.

Players should only play individually, with members of their own household or between members of two households where social distancing can be maintained.

It is recommended a maximum of 4 people (1 Pairs Game) can play per rink at one time.

Only alternate rinks will be in use.

Players must bring their own hand sanitiser and use this throughout play.


Before Play

A booking system will be in place with 30 minutes between sessions to minimise the number of players

arriving and leaving at any one time and allow for any shared equipment to be sanitised.

There will be 3 rinks available on front green and 2 on back green. The number of the rink allocated to you

can be viewed through the window at front of club.  Length of game will be 1hr.30mins. with 30 mins.

between each session.  There will be no score boards.   The only marking will be for rinks.

It is advised that players do not arrive until 5 minutes before play and must stay outside the parameters of the club until safe to enter and previous players have left.

Bookings should be made at least one day in advance by telephoning 07484 195605 between 1-3pm or 6-8pm.


During Play

  1. Players should use separate mats and jacks, however if not possible, whichever player collects the mats and jack is responsible for all contact with the equipment, during and after the game.

Disinfectant spray will be made available. Players must use the disinfectant spray after each game to cleanse all mats and jacks (ensure these are completely dry before use on the green again).

As a suggestion jacks or mats can be set short, medium or long by the same player after each end rather than rolling the jack down the rink for position.

  1. A maximum of 4 people (1 pairs game) can be played together

iii.  The 2m social distancing rule must always be observed on and off the green.

  1. Other bowls equipment cannot be shared between players (e.g. cloths, measures etc).
  2. Players should always practice safe hygiene
  3. Players should not
  4.  Pick up any other players bowl outwith your own rink
  5. Share equipment outwith your rink – e.g. cloths, measure etc.

iii.  Moisten their hands with saliva before delivery

  1. Shake hands, high-five or have any physical contact with other people on the green

(outwith their household).

After Play

  1. Players make sure they have sanitised the mats, jacks and their hands at conclusion of play and leave the premises immediately.


As there will be limited space on the green we would ask members to show patience and consideration.

Ode To The Virus

Ode to the Virus


The sun is oot, but we are in

We canny leave the hoose

It isnae safe to do that

Wi’ a virus on the loose.


You can’t go oot and see your pals

In a’ this lovely weather

You have to phone or text or Skype

If you want to have a blether.


I’ve been on to Amazon

The online tills are ringin’

I’d like to thank the driver

For all the stuff he’s bringin’


I’ve been working on the hoose

The gairden’s looking braw

I’ve been cleaning oot the gutters

The windaes washed an’ a’.


I’ve treated all the decking

The fences and the sheds

I’ve planted all ma flooe’rs

Some in pots and some in beds.


But now I’m getting’ fed up

We need to get things rolling

And get us back to Midton Road

And started wi’ the bowling


Well that’s me done, I’m finished

I’m writing nae mair verses

It’s up to Bowls Scotland noo

To get us aff oor erses.


Stay Safe   Ian

Coronavirus Update 24/05 /2020

Dear member

I hope you are all well.

As you are no doubt aware the government is allowing bowling after 28th May.   However Bowls Scotland advise not to rush into this.

Several rules and safety precautions will require to be put in place before going on the green.   Once the committee has agreed an opening date I will advise you.


Coronavirus Update. May 2020

Hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Bowls Scotland have advised that greens will remain closed for now, in accordance with the Government guidelines, and will keep us updated with regard to the safe return to bowling.

Green maintenance is still ongoing in preparation for the opening of the green, which is looking well.

Thanks to all who have supported the club at this difficult time.

Take care



Thanks, Margaret