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Rink Diary

We have purchased an on-line Rink Booking program, which has two main features. Members can put their name down for games and check when they have been selected without coming to the club. Members will also be able to book rinks for competitions and remotely check if rinks are available. The program can be accessed from Computers,Tablets or Smartphones and a computer will be available at the club for anyone who does not have a suitable device.

A number of members have already registered on the system and have put their name down for games.

We will be providing training and support as necessary to make the system available to all members. Training sessions have taken place at the club and training packs are available at the club and on line through this website. The Availability sheets will continue to be available in the captains office until everyone is confident using the on-line system.
The link is www.marldon.rinkdiary.co.uk but please read the training package first.

Training 1 - How to register and put name down for games. Register/Name down

Training 2 - Booking a rink (for competitions etc) (Note Booking a rink for a rollup is is optional.) Booking a rink


Membership renewals - 2024 season.

REMINDER - we changed the constitution at the AGM and the new season Membership fee was due by the end of February 2024. If you have not paid your payment is now overdue and your membership has lapsed. You will have to re-apply if you wish to become a member in 2024. The reason we moved the payment date forward is to have membership fees in account earlier to give us earlier clarification of who has definitely rejoined for the 2024 season, giving us more time to see how many teams we can register in the various leagues, as this has to be done quite early in the year. It also helps the treasurer by keeping all the fees in the same accounting year. Teams have now been registered with the various leagues.


New Club shirts

club shirt front and back view

The committee are pleased to announce that a donor has generously offered to fund new shirts for the Club for this season. Please join us in thanking them for their generosity, they wish to remain anonymous. We have decided to source these shirts from the supplier we considered before, that is ZapCam.com so speak to Theresa Cornelius if you have concerns about getting the right size.

Here is a sizing chart, please advise Theresa of your requirement.

Speak to Theresa if you want a second shirt, we will need to order in batches to get a better price, so if you would like a second shirt please let Theresa know as soon as possible.

Finally, fleeces and coats of a similar design to the shirts will be available detail to follow.

Thank you again to our generous donor.


Club Caps

Many thanks to Craig Ayres for sourcing club caps, these are £12.50 each and can be ordered from the club. There are two choices, the cloth one modelled by Craig and the mesh one modelled by Pam.
The band at the back is elastic so sizing isn’t a problem. Please let Theresa Cornelius know if you would like to order one or more.
Please indicate - Cloth or Mesh.

Baseball cap with club badge Baseball cap with club badge

Open Triples Tournament - June 2024

Kings BC are advertising an open triples tournament, to take place in June 2024, with a £500 first prize and a number of other cash prizes. See our Events page for details if you think you might be interested.

Members Only

We have a Members only area of this web site which is password protected. Members should contact BobTame for the password or to advise of any content they would like to see in there.


Club and Green Maintenance - More volunteers needed.

Maintenance sessions continue on Tuesday mornings. The green will not be open for Roll ups on Tuesday am, if you are free that morning, why not volunteer for one of the maintenance jobs.

We now urgently need a team of volunteers to assist Paul in keeping the grass cut regularly. If you can spare a morning a week, or if we get enough volunteers, one morning a fortnight, to cut the grass on the bowling green to assist Paul, please ring him to let him know when you can come.
Many Thanks,
Management Committee.

Paul has also issued an appeal for more volunteers to attend to lighten the workload of the current Tuesday Maintenance session attendees. So please go down and see what you can do to help. Allan and Paul would be very grateful!

Volunteers continue to sweep the green daily as this should be done every morning, if weather permits, throughout the year. More volunteers are always welcome, Contact Paul to Volunteer.Thanks to Ian Mitchelmore,who has recently taken over the Thursday morning sweep from Bob & Glynis who have done it for a number of years.

Greenkeeper required

We will, at some time in the not too distant future, need a new greenkeeper, so if you have any interest in commencing the training required to be our greenkeeper, please let Paul know.


Presidents' Charities

Our incoming President, Ray O'Brien, for the 2024 season has chosen Play Torbay as his charity, a charity that aims to improve the play facilities available for local children.

2023 President, Pat Edwards, thanked the club for her year as President and told us that the amount raised for her Charity in 2023 season was £1355.40. She handed over a cheque for this amount to John Sharland, representing the Disabled Sailing Torbay.

President handing cheque to Charity representitive


Marldon BC Annual General Meeting

Our AGM took place in the village hall on October 14th 2023. The members agreed to the changes to the constitution recommended by the committee, which will result in a smaller Management committee but we still have a number of Officer posts that need to be filled, including Communications Manager. Please speak to the chairman or a committee member if you think you could take on one of these important roles.

CCTV

We have updated our privacy notice by adding the following paragraph, to remind members that we have CCTV operating on site at all times.

"To capture images of individuals engaged in theft, vandalism, or trespassing. To both act as a deterrent and toidentify person or persons involved. This will be helpful when pursuing criminal or management committee investigations".

The policy can be accessed on this site from the "About us" Page

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Maureen Heath.

We were saddened by the loss of our member, Maureen Heath, who passed away on Feb 28th 2024.

Maureen Heath

A post from Simon Prior & family: It’s with sad and heavy hearts that we have to announce the passing of our dear Mum, Maureen Heath. She passed peacefully at home after losing her battle with cancer.

We would like to thank everyone for their love and support at this time.

The Funeral Service was held at Sacred Heart Church, Cecil Road, Paignton on Monday 25th March at 10am. A good number of our members attended the service and the 'wake' at the Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton to share memories of Maureen.

Since joining the club with her husband, Steve, in 2010, Maureen has always been an active member of the club.

She was Ladies Captain in 2017, 2019 and again in 2022 and 2023.

Her first bowling success came in 2011 in Club Competitions when she was in the winning Ladies Triples team, since then she has been in the winning ladies triple twice more, in 2016 and 2017. In 2013 Maureen and Steve were runners up in the Partnered Pairs and they went on to win this event in 2014 and 2015. Sadly, Steve died in 2018.

Maureen also persuaded her daughter Natalie to try out the game and has had the excitement of seeing Natalie enjoying success at Bowls England National Finals. Our thought are with Natalie and the rest of Maureen's Family.

Maureen in club uniform

Debbie Phillips.

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Debbie Phillips, a good friend of Marldon Bowls Club, who has supported her husband Gerald, (a former member) and her son, James Phillips, the current MDL Singles, Club Handicap and 2 Wood champion.

Debbie's Funeral was held at Torquay Crematorium at 10:30am on Monday March 4th, There was a Wake afterwards, at the Steam Packet Inn, Totnes. Mourners were asked to dress in bright colours.


Short Mat Bowls

The Short Mat Bowls in the Village Hall finished on Wednesday 27th March 2024. Hopefully it will re -start in October 2024.


Items For Sale/Wanted

June Gibbons has a set of Size 0 heavy, Thomas Taylor, £50 or near offer.

Maureen Morgan has a set of Henselite Classic II Size 1 black for sale. (£40) Contact Maureen if you are interested.

Fran Vallis has Colin's Cotswold Blue Club Blazer for sale, with club badge and in good Condition. Size is either 40 or 42 and Fran will include a club tie in the sale. Price £25. Please contact Fran if you are interested.

Jane Lake has a number of items for sale which are listed on the for sale page in the members only section
A new member is looking for a set of size 00 woods, if anyone can help, let me (Bob Tame) or Ray O'Brien know.





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Page updated 10th April 2024.