News 2021/22 - Main points of the meeting held on 7th September, with the League due to start on the 14th.
Members in attendance were agreed that the current committee should continue for our new season.
We welcomed new teams that have joined us from other leagues bringing our numbers up to 18 teams. We also extended a welcome to a new member of the centre staff (Donna), who has joined us from Crawley.
We do have new consoles that, on the face of it, are much better and informative than the old ones. We need to learn how to use them properly, so any problems don't hesitate to ask a member of staff for help. Please be aware that this is still a trying and stressful time for the centre staff as the centre may not be up to full staffing levels. So please have patience if you need to see someone for lane breakdowns or pin reset etc. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE A GO AT ANY MEMBER OF STAFF. This will not be tolerated by the league or the centre in any circumstances. If you have a serious gripe, see myself, Steve or Andie and we will try to resolve the issue.
The league will remain a cash league and all monies will be awarded as points money for the season with the exception of the usual expenses for secretary/treasurer, charity, stationary and the Min Tulley trophy which will be awarded to the Most Improved Player. There will also be the usual cash awards for High Game and Series in both scratch and handicap catorgories (team,male,female).
Hollywood fees are currently at £8.55 a set but there is a possible likelyhood of an increase in October. Therefore, with this in mind it was agreed to increase our fees to £13 for the coming season. Handicaps are to be held at 75% of average to 210. The League will be a contract league which means we have to pay for all players whether they bowl or not. Subs will be liable for no more than £9.00, if the subbed bowler doesn't pay for the entire weekly fee, and the said bowler would then be liable for the remaining £4.00.
Practice rates will remain at £7.50 per set and must be booked with the centre and your Discount Card shown
There will be no bowling on the 21st or 28th December. Bank holidays will not affect our schedule.
At the end of the season, the committee hope to put on a special handicapped singles tournament for those that would be interested. It will be subsidised for League bowlers with registered sub allowed to participate at a slightly higher rate. More on this at a later date.
Due to us not bowling for such a long time and with the influx of new bowlers, it was agreed to calculate handicaps from week 1 and will be held for the first 3 weeks / 9 games, then recalculated weekly as per normal.
If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask me to clarify.
We now also have a second website which is mobile friendly and also have our own Facebook page. All bowlers have been given the details of these, but if anyone has a problem getting in or sorting, then please see Andie Burt as your first port of call.
14th Sept -- And we have resumed bowling with a full quota of 18 teams. Many thanks to the Centre for all the hard work that they have put done and are still doing to make us welcome. Again, a welcome back to the bowlers old and new and we look forward to a great season.
The bowling itself went off ok though there were some teething problems, that have been promised will be sorted out for next week. Not too many high score due to the long layoff (and probably a few aches Wednesday morning), though a few exceptions were noted. Those exception were in the form of 9 x 200 games and a 600 series. First those deuces -- Jeff Campbell 232/222, Andie Burt 211/200, Alex Kimpton 202/200, Phil Dean 211, Sam Franco 202 and Steve Ferguson 201. And the big six belonged to Jeff Campbell 625. Well bowled everyone.
NB - WEEK 12 ON NEXT LINK