Bowling Helpful Hints

Listed below are a few helpful hints for our Bowlers.
  1. Dress code – please see the club notice boards for both ladies and gents.
  2. Bowls Stickers – It is a requirement of Lillington Bowling Club that Lillington stickers are affixed to ALL bowls used in representative matches, ALL competitions and Galas.
  3. Club Shirts and Fleeces can be ordered through the Bowls Committee
  4. Ties and Flashes are on sale and can be obtained from your Captains. All badges and bowls stickers are available from behind the bar (stickers are required on woods for matches).
  5. Bowls etiquette – at the start of a match it is customary for the skips to introduce all players and shake hand before play commences. The teams usually shake hands at the end of the game. The winning team or home team will buy his/her opposing player a drink from the bar if it open
  6. Please consult the board for green opening times.
  7. If you are the last person leaving the green, please lock the equipment shed. If you are the last one to leave the clubhouse please drop the latch on the outer door.
  8. Ladies provide the teas for their home matches. There is a list next to the home match sheet for you to tick the item you are bringing (sandwiches to be made in the club kitchen). There is, therefore, no match fee for home games. There is a charge for away games. The ladies run a sales table at home matches, any contributions are gratefully received, all money to club funds.
  9. Men’s and mixed matches usually provide a buffet tea; there is a charge for this, reviewed annually.
  10. At most of the games, galas or matches a raffle is normally held. Tickets are £1 and this money goes to club funds. The club is always grateful for donated prizes.
  11. There is a visitor’s book, which must be completed when you bring a guest in the club. The rules relating to guest and temporary membership are displayed on the club notice board.
  12. Social events are held throughout the year. These are listed in the back of the fixture book. A lottery on the bonus ball for midweek and weekend draws is run – Malcolm Welch.
  13. A rota of volunteers cleans the club; usually groups of 3 or 4, if you feel able to help with this job, please speak to Pat Gagg.
  14. We also have a house committee who do maintenance jobs around the club throughout the year, again any willing pairs of hands would be welcomed, contact Ian Henderson.
  15. Volunteers also run the bar, training will be given on the till and bar management, if you are able to help please speak to Jim Melville.
  16. Club members maintain the green and surrounds, anyone willing to help should contact Mike Sibbick of the green team.
  17. A list of club officers is displayed on the notice board.
  18. It is important to check the notice boards regularly to keep up with matches and activities.
  19. Coaching sessions are held regularly during the summer, but please contact any of the coaches for help at any time. See list of coaches’ names on the notice board.
  20. A new bowler should take advice from the coach with regards to the purchase of new or used bowls.
  21. Please make yourself familiar with the fire procedure and fire exits in the club (see club notice board).
  22. There is an accident book in the kitchen; please report all accidents however minor.
  23. The most important thing is to have fund and enjoy your bowling!

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