Torfaen Indoor Bowls

Club News

COVID UPDATE

From Monday 31st January the Covid restrictions will cease.

All leagues will revert back to the original fixtures of 4 rinks on a Monday evening  and Tuesday morning.

The Committee thank all members for their cooperation during the last few weeks.

Stay Safe

 

NEW COVID LEAGUE CHANGES

Due to the new Government restrictions that only a maximum of 30 people are allowed for indoor bowls it has been decided that the Monday and Tuesday League Fixtures will need to change.

The Fixture for Monday 3rd has already been cancelled until 28th February.

It is necessary  to split the Tuesday fixtures into two different playing times of 2 rinks per session.

From Tuesday  4th January the original fixture games on rinks 2 and 3 will still be played from 10.00 - 12noon but the original fixture games on rinks 4 and 5 will now be played from 2.00 -  4.00pm.

Should there be a problem with any team being unable to play at the new times then the Committee will try to arrange another suitable time.

From Monday 10th January the Monday Leagues will also be split into 2 evenings.

The original fixtures on rinks 2 and 3 will still be played on the Monday evening.

The original fixtures for rinks 4 and 5 will now be played on Wednesday  evenings 6.30 - 8.30pm.

If there are any problems with teams being unable to honour a fixture then alternative  times will be arranged. If there are any queries about the new fixtures please contact:

Les Dodd 07946 540141 or Cherie Moverley 07815 555642

 

 

BOWLS HALL CLOSURE

The bowls hall will be CLOSED from Thursday 23rd December and reopening on Monday 3rd January 2022.

The League game for Monday evening 3rd January has been cancelled and will now be played on Monday 28th February 2022.

All other league games will commence from Tuesday 4th January 2022.

The Committee wish all members and users a Happy and safe Christmas and a healthy New Year.

CHRISTMAS  AND NEW YEAR CLOSURES

The Cwmbran Stadium will be closed on:

CHRISTMAS  EVE

CHRISTMAS  DAY

BOXING DAY

Monday 27th December  and Tuesday  28th December  OPEN 10.00am  - 4.00pm

Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th December STADIUM OPEN AS NORMAL

Friday 31st December ( New Years Eve) STADIUM OPEN 10.00am - 4.00pm

Saturday 1st January 2022  (New Years Day) STADIUM CLOSED

Sunday 2nd January  Stadium OPEN AS NORMAL

Monday 3rd January 2022 STADIUM OPEN 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tuesday 4th January 2022 STADIUM OPEN AS NORMAL.

Although the Leagues will not start again until Monday 3rd January 2022. The normal casual sessions will continue as usual and interested bowlers will pay by CARD at reception as before the Christmas period. No cash payments can be accepted at reception.

NEW PAYMENT PROCEDURES

The Stadium is now reverting to the the old system where members can arrive at sessions without pre booking and pay at the new reception area.

In future all payments for Social Bowls sessions will need to be paid by CARD at reception on arrival (Cash payments will not be accepted).

Members may need their Stadium identification  number to book in.

The present Casual Bowling sessions are:

Mondays 10 - 12 noon

Tuesday  6 - 8pm

Wednesday  10 -12 noon and 6 - 8pm

Thursday  10 - 12noon

Sunday 10 - 12noon

Other sessions can be made available for members if needed by consultation with the Club Secretary Cherie Moverley.

LEAGUE SESSIONS

League Sessions will remain the same and the Duty Steward will collect the fees from the Team Captains.

Any queries please contact us.

NEW COMPETITION NEWS

1. It has been proposed that we buy Club Polo Shirts, to give the Members a sense of identity and belonging when playing bowls at or for Torfaen. These would be worn by members who:

a. Represent Torfaen against other Stadiums - Leagues and Friendlies.

b. Represent Torfaen in Welsh Competitions.

c. Would like to have a nice top to play in.

The Club have pledged to fund half the cost of the shirts, up to a max of £10 per shirt.

 

2. The Club have entered a team in the Welsh Over 60 midweek League.

a. We will take our place in the East Group, which is made up of Teams from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Islwyn, Sully and Taff Ely.

b. The format is 4 rinks with one game against each side.

c. Fixtures can be found on the Welsh Notice Board.

 

3. The Club has entered a Team in the National Knock Out Competition.

a. A draw for this competition is due to be made in December. The Format is 4 rinks.

 

4. Competition Entries:

a. The Welsh entries for Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours can be found on the "Welsh Notice Board"

b. Internal  entries for Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours and Mixed Pairs can be found on the Internal Notice Board.

TO ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION THE CLUB HAS DECIDED TO WAIVER THE ENTRY FEES FOR ALL COMPETITIONS, BUR GREEN FEES WILL STILL NEED TO BE PLAYED FOR EACH ROUND

 

BOWLS HALL NOW OPEN.

The bowls hall has now been open since Monday 20th September 2021

We are able to open 6 rinks with a maximum of 8 players playing per rink.

The Leagues will commence on Monday 11th October and will take place on Monday evening 6.30 - 8.30pm  Tuesday mornings 10.00 - 12.00  Thursday evening 6.30 - 8.30pm and Friday mornings 10.00 - 12.00

Under present Stadium requirements players must book for casual sessions at least 24 hours before playing.

This can be done by contacting either:  Cherie Moverley 07815 555642  or Les Dodd 07946 540141

If you turn up without a prior booking the Stadium Staff will be unable to allow you to play.

Full safety measures will be in operation.

The Main Reception Area is at present closed so the Leisure Centre has designated a temporary new entrance underneath the main stand (which is signposted )

You will then go to the Bowls Hall where a payment of £3.00p for bowls members and £4.05 for casual users per session will be collected by the Steward and all rules for safe distancing and safe playing procedures will be explained to you.

Membership Fees are due from 1st October and will be £30.00 for the year and £3.00 per Locker.

WE HOPE TO PROVIDE A VERY  SAFE ENVIROMENT SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY THE GAME WE ALL MISS.

INTERNAL KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS

Draw Sheets are on the notice board for the 6 Internal Knockout competitions for 2021.

Please enter names as soon as possible to enable the draws to be completed and details posted for Members information.

Open Singles  - Winner will represent Torfaen in "Champion of Champions" and 1yrs Free Membership

The Draw for all the Internal Competitions will be listed on this Web Site under Club Internal Competitions and also posted on the notice board in the Bowls Hall.

Please note the dates that each round has to be played on and ensure all matches are played by these dates.


Last Modified on: 21-01-2022