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The Presidents are looking for quality items that they can auction to raise funds for their Charity (The Ricky Grant Unit) If you can donate any items that we can auction off to raise funds on Presidents' day (Sept 26th) please contact the Presidents or email webmanager@marldonbowlsclub.co.uk with details of your gift.

Message to members

Although the government have relaxed the Covid rules they (and Bowls England) advise that we still continue to use the track and trace forms or scan the NHS covid QR code on arrival at the club (Although it is no longer compulsory) This applies to Players, Spectators, Contractors, Green Maintenance team, etc.

You cannot practice on a Tuesday morning as it is Green Maintenance day, but Paul and Allan have issued a desperate appeal for more volunteers to attend to lighten the workload of the current attendees. So please go down and see what you can do to help. Allan and Paul would be very grateful!

Social distancing is still to be observed!

For all other morning sessions a committee member will be available on site, and can access clubhouse if necessary for any reason.

Should you wish to attend in afternoon or evening for practice you will need to use your key. You are not permitted to practice when a game is scheduled unless you can keep an empty rink between you and the game.

All Equipment you use must be sanitised before and after use. Take care not to crowd in the changing rooms. Avoid using them if possible. Only unlock and use toilets if essential.

If everyone takes care, we are hoping not to have any problems avoiding COVID-19 so enjoy your bowling.

To help the Bar staff at games where the bar is open, a list will be provided to each rink at the tea interval where all players can place an order for alcohol at end of game. This will then be brought to a table where you should sit in small groups to drink it.

2021 MDL Cup - Fours

Both Marldon teams lost in the Quarter finals this year.
The semi finals and final were played at Marldon on 11th September. In the Semi Finals TCBC won fairly comfortably against Paignton 'B' winning 34 -8, whilst in the other Semi Final Paignton 'A' played Abbrook Park 'A' winning 25-17 The final, between Paignton 'A' and TCBC 'A', was won by Paignton 'A'.

Winners 4 Paignton bowlers with a cup.

Runners-Up4 TCBC bowlers with a cup.

2021 MDL Cup - Triples

The final was played at Marldon on Sept 11th and was won by Kingsbridge Park with Abbrook park finishing as runners up.

Winners3 Kingsbridge bowlers with a cup

Runners-up.3 Abbrook park bowlers with a cup

Short Mat Bowls 2021-22

We are hoping to restart the Shortmat Bowls Sessions in the Village hall starting on Wednesday October 6th between 2pm and 4 pm, and then every Wednesday until March 30th 2022. (The Village hall will review the decision to Open at Xmas 2021, depending on the Covid situation at that time.) Further details from Pam Neale.

2021 MDL Cup - Pairs event.

The finals of this event on Saturday September 11th was a contest betweeen R Levy and B Bond of Babbacombe and our own players, Colin Whiley and Graham Walton representing Marldon. Although the Babbacombe pair had the edge for much of the game the Marldon players never gave up and only lost by five shots. The final score was 20-15 to Babbacombe.

Winners: two Babbacombe bowlers with a cup

Runners-up:two Marldon bowlers

2021 MDL Cup - Singles event.

This was a walkover for Kingsbridge Park (D Hurrell) as the opponent had to withdraw due to injury.

County and National Competitions 2022

Notices have been posted in the changing rooms for entries for County Major and Minor Competitions for 2022. If you wish to enter you must put your name on the entry lists before the closing date in September 2021.

Bowls Devon Luncheon

The Bowls Devon Luncheon will be held at
The Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren EX7 0NA

(12.15 p.m. for 1 p.m.)

Priced as 2019 - £25.00 per person

Bowls For Sale/Wanted

Shaun O'Leary has a set of Drakes Pride Professional Woods Size 1 Heavy) in good condition (2018 Stamp) for sale. (£70 or best offer) Contact Shaun if you are interested.

Pat Denbow would like to buy a reasonably priced set of Size 00 woods, if anyone knows of any please contact Pat.

Marldon Bowls Club AGM

It is proposed to hold the AGM on Saturday October 9th 2021 at 10am, in the upstairs room at Marldon Village Hall where there is plenty of space to allow for social distancing.
The Nomination Form for Committee positions is available in Captain's office where it will remain until nominations close, 2 weeks before the AGM date. All the officer and committee posts are available to any member who wishes to stand for election.
Car parking for the village hall is in village car park opposite the Church House Inn and we have permission to use the Church House Inn's own Car Park behind the pub up to 12pm (noon).

Committee Meetings

The committee are back to normal meeting (no more Zoom meetings), so feel free to contact them should you deem it necessary. The committee will continue to deal with matters passed to them by phone and will arrange 'mini' committee meetings as required.

Presidents' Charity

John and June thank everyone for their generosity to date for the Presidents' Charity. (Ricky Grant Unit, Torbay Hospital). £119 has been raised so far from the Bring and Buy, £90 has been received in Donations, £106 at the Presidents' coffee morning on Jan 18th 2020 and £200 on Valentines evening (2020). In 2021 we have sold a set of bowls for £40 and collected another £96 from a raffle at the Apple Pie Fair, increasing the total raised so far to £651.

Club Competitions 2021

All but one of our club competitions have now been played and the results are on the Competitions Page.

Social Events

We are hoping that we will be able to run some social events at the club during the winter, watch this space for further information when I have it.

Christmas Dinner

Saturday December 4th 2021 is booked for a Christmas Dinner at the Paignton Club. there is a list in the clubhouse and a deposit will be required from all attendees to secure their place. (We regret that this is now full with a reserve list in place. )

2022 Tour

We have now arranged a tour to Gloucestershire for May 2022, 36 people have agreed to go and a deposit is now required from all attendees to secure their place.

Activities at the club

The outdoor season is nearing the end, but we still need players for the last away game of Season at Bere Alston. Paul is urgently in need of volunteers for October 4th when he intends to verticut the green in both directions, a team of 6 or 7 are required to help for each cut (am or pm). Please call Paul to volunteer your services.

2021 Club Sponsors

We received sponsorship from Marldon Service Station (Cox's garage), Chris Allen Electrical, Lee Hodges, Building Contractor and Paignton Flat roofing and we would be pleased to hear from any other companies that may want to sponsor us for 2021 season. Further details on the Sponsorship page.

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Page updated 17th September 2021.