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New bowlers

We know that when you start to bowl it can be a little daunting. Don't worry, everyone will help you as much as possible. Here is some information that you find useful.

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This guide is intended for all new members, particularly new bowlers.

Get bowling!

During the summer season on Friday evenings we try to organise a Roll Up. Come on down, borrow some club bowls and we will arrange some games for fun. Sometimes we may have a BBQ. or you can just  have a drink and watch.

You will be introduced to our club coaches and maybe you have already had a few lessons. You will need to be signed off by a coach before you can use the green on your own. You can then start playing in midweek and weekend friendlies. Do this as soon as possible. You will be in a team of three or four  and everyone will be really supportive. Don’t worry, have fun and  just learn the ropes.

 

Iver Heath Bowls Club New bowlers

During the summer season on Friday evenings we try to organise a Roll Up. Come on down, borrow some club bowls and we will arrange some games for fun. Sometimes we may have a BBQ. or you can just  have a drink and watch.

The fixtures booklet you have been given contains details of our matches, including the friendly midweek and weekend games between Iver Heath and other clubs. If you wish to play you must sign up on the lists in the entrance hall. The selection will go up a few days before the game and you will find out if you have been selected and who you are playing with. Match fees are typically £2-£4 and this may include a light supper after the match.

A match is usually in one of the following formats:

 · Singles – one player per team, with four woods per player; first to score 21 shots is the winner

· Pairs – two players per team, usually with four woods each, played over a set number of ends (usually 18 or 21)

· Triples – three players per team, usually with three woods per player, played over a set number of ends (usually 18)

· Fours (“Rinks”) – four players per team, with two woods each, played over a set number of ends (usually 18 or 21)

At the end of the game it is traditional for the home players to buy a drink for their opposite number. There may also be a raffle with the opportunity to win some prizes!

Arrive about 30 minutes before a game. Ladies usually arrive in their greys or whites and change into their bowling shoes. Men will arrive in grey trousers, white shirt, change into their bowls attire.

There are other club competitions, county matches, leagues etc also listed in the fixture book. You will learn about them in due course.

Changing rooms – ladies can ask Betty if there is a locker available.

Some members leave their cases and bowls in the changing rooms between games at their own risk. We ask that you keep them tidy and take  your possessions home at the end of the summer season.

 

Iver Heath Bowls Club New bowlers

THE CLUB HOUSE

The club is open every day during the summer season. From 10.00am at weekends and 12.00 midday during the week. 

You can come along and have a roll up if there is a rink free. Just check the rink folder on the table by the kitchen. During the summer months,  particularly June, July and August there are usually matches going on every evening and  there is no better way to pass some time with a coffee, beer or glass of wine.

You are welcome to bring guests up to 6 times each year, but please do not let them on the green.

The social aspect of our club is  key with members forging lifetime friendships. 

 

 

DRESS CODE

 

Details are at the back of the fixture booklet.

Generally:-

Weekend games- whites

Midweek games - club shirt and greys

Roll up - Anything, not too scruffy.

Winter indoor shortmat– anything

Any shoes are fine but they must have a flat sole.

You may be able to pick up some used bits and pieces so look for adverts on clubs’ notice boards. Alternatively you can look online.