Stratton Churchway Bowls Club


It’s with great sadness that on Sunday 13th September 2020 our friend, long serving club member, ex-club president and club stalwart Dave Humphreys passed away.
Dave had been at the club for well over 40 years and had been instrumental in the club's survival in the late 1970’s when things were tough for the club. Through the following decades Dave gave his time and committed so much to the club, he was a key figure in the club launching the floodlight gala in the 1980’s which is still an annual success over 35 years later.  Dave held numerous officer roles at the club over the years, his most recent was club president which he stepped back from a few years ago. Dave was a great club member, a great player on the green in his day, a proud Welshman and a great friend to many of us and it’s a sad time.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.


Stratton Churchway Bowls Club - BEING PLEASASNT TO YOUR OPPOSITION

SOME THOUGHTS ON BEING PLEASANT TO YOUR OPPOSITION

 

  • If you must wave bowls through the head then only wave at your own and not the opposition

     

  • When the END is completed and you know you have the shot do not remove the bowl yourself, let the opposition remove it

     

  • You are on the mat and your bowl has come to rest, this is not the time to ask the SKIP questions about the position of your bowl. Wait until the next time you have possession of the mat and then ask.

     

  • When you are playing a Team game you should ask the SKIP for permission if you wish to bring the mat up the rink.

     

  • Make sure that if you follow your bowl up the green you reach the head before your bowl comes to rest.

     

  • Stand behind the head of the mat when other people are about to bowl.

     

  • Enter the Mat from the Left and Leave by the Right.

     

  • Pick Up the mat for your opponent if they bowl the last wood

     

  • All players should help to kick the bowls back when the end is completed.

     

  • Do not Clap the oppositions mishaps – example: if your bowl is knocked into the head by the opposition.

     

  • Place you SKIPS bowl on the mat if it’s their turn to play when you are leaving to walk up to the head.

     

MOST OF ALL HAPPY BOWLING



This information is supplied courtesy of Swindon and District Woman's Bowls Association