Some Pics of the Opening of the Green
Some Pics of the Opening of the Green
We are proposing to run a gents pairs league competition this year. Once the draw is complete games will be played on a weekly basis. Pairings will be drawn then a fixture list will be put on the notice board.
Rules will be published at the same time. All interested parties should contact Jim Bruce2 or add your name to the list in the clubhouse.
The green will be opened on Monday 26th April at 2.30pm
As last year it will be a joint opening by Robert McCartney and Margaret Patrick.
Please note that financial accounts will be available to view at the clubhouse on 16th and 23rd & 26th at the time fees are being collected.
In line with the gradual relaxation of COVID restrictions, the Club’s main green will open for informal play from Monday 26 April subject to confirmation of the Scottish Parliament’s proposed roadmap on the preceding Tuesday. This will be subject to a maximum of 15 bowlers playing singles or pairs with advance booking being required through Ian Ferguson, our new COVID Officer, social distancing and similar sanitisation of mats and jacks as in 2020. A one-off entry to the clubhouse will be allowed to remove any personal equipment but members are not permitted to return this to lockers until regulations have been relaxed further. At this stage, no formal Opening Day can take place and the Annual General Meeting remains postponed until social distancing rules have been sufficiently eased. The Honorary Secretary will contact all members to appraise them of the Committee’s plans for subscriptions but, although arrangements have been put in place for payment in person at the clubhouse on the afternoons of 16th, 23rd & 26th April, online banking transactions are preferable. Updates on future developments will be posted on this website, prestwick.bowls-club.co.uk.
The Committee fully appreciate the continuing support from members during lockdown and will be continuing to do all they can to provide as full a service as possible as further easing of restrictions permits. Volunteers are sought from experienced members for the post of Green Baillie, possibly on a shared basis.
It is with great sadness I have to announce the passing of Mr. James Patrick. Jim was latterly an associate member and a regular attender of the club before he became ill. Jim will be sadly missed by all his friends. All our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.
In view of current COVID restrictions, the Club’s 2021 Annual General Meeting has been postponed until social distancing rules have been sufficiently relaxed to allow entry to the Clubhouse. The Secretary plans to contact all members shortly to appraise them of the Committee’s plans for subscriptions in 2021.
Hopefully, if current progress on the vaccination programme and virus suppression continues, Club members will be able to obtain access to the greens at some stage this summer, perhaps in a similar manner as in 2020. In the meantime, the winter maintenance programme continues to ensure that play can recommence as soon as possible. The Match Secretary is also visiting the Club premises on a regular basis to ensure that everything remains in order.
It is with sadness we have to intimate the passing of club member Bert Ireland. Bert was a long time member of the club and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
He had been ill for quite a while. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with his family at this sad time.
The President and Committee extend season’s greetings to all the members and hope you all keep safe and we can all meet again soon. Thank you all for your commitment throughout this difficult year.
Please note the the Clubhouse will close at 6pm on Friday 9th October until further notice.
Thanks to the Ranson family and all the competitors for what I believe was an enjoyable and successful day for the participants and the club.
The winners were W. Richmond, R. Frame and G. Grossart.
Runners Up were I. McAlpine, J Forrest and R McCartney.
J Bruce Senior Convener
Members wishing to play in the above competition please append your name to the sheet posted in the clubhouse. Please note that this is a balloted competition.