County competition entries for 2021

Because of Covid-19 there have been changes to the information required in that you must now supply contact information in accordance with current Test & Trace requirements with the choice to opt in for Bowls England communications.

In view of this when entering team competitions i.e. Pairs, Triples, Fours & Senior Fours it is now a requirement that you show contact details of all your team members. However, if you need to show A N Other this is acceptable as long as details of the team member are given to the Competition Organiser before the first match takes place.

Also note that should the National Championships &/or National Competitions not take place in 2021 due to Covid 19 a full refund will be offered.

Note the last date for all National Competitions that are entered by means of the Bowls England portal will be 1 March 2021.

I have emailed you all entry forms for next seasons County Competitions for completion, along with a further form in order that you can show details of all your team members. Can you please let me have your completed forms by Sunday 8 November? As for payment you will be aware that competition fees for 2020 have not been refunded, so no payment will be required unless you are entering a different competition from the ones you entered last season. If for some reason you are now no longer entering a competition which you entered in 2020 please let me know and the entry fee will be refunded.

However, County handbooks will need to be purchased at a reduced cost of £3 per person. It was hoped that an addendum could be made to the 2020 handbook, but this has not been possible as all the competitions are having to be redrawn and contact details amended etc.

Kind Regards

Steve Kilford
Hon Secretary

COVID-19 Update

Following the advice of the UK Government on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Royston Bowling Club has closed its green and facilities until such time as the Government’s restrictions to Social distancing are revised and it is safe for members to return to playing bowls.

All club, District & County competitons have been suspended until further notice.

The following was released by Bowls England:

‘Stay home, stay safe, stop the spread’.

That’s the message from Bowls England to its members and clubs in response to the latest Government guidance on the Coronavirus outbreak.

Bowls England last week announced the cancellation of all its domestic events ahead of the 2020 lawn bowls season including its National Championships, and now wishes to ensure that members and clubs play their part.

Tony Allcock OBE, Bowls England Chief Executive, said: “Understandably Bowls England has been inundated with enquiries from clubs and county associations regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. Within the past week we have made decisions regarding our events that would have been unimaginable only a month ago. However, from the enquiries we continue to receive there is clearly still some confusion within our membership as to whether they can continue to participate in the sport of lawn bowls at club level during this period.

“At this stage, we must urge our members to follow the Government’s latest guidance, which clearly asks every person within society to stay at home if at all possible to help to stop this disease from spreading – and this is an appeal to everyone, not just those aged over 70 or the 1.5 million of the most at-risk people who have been told that they should stay at home for 12 weeks.

“Again, we encourage our members to keep an eye out for everyone within the bowls community during this time, for example by maintaining contact and undertaking shopping for those who are isolated, with special thought for those members who may live on their own. A telephone call, e‐mail or Skype to another member of the bowls community will, I am sure, be welcomed at this time. We are also in the process of producing a ‘Bowlers’ Workout’ in order to keep members fit and active during isolation and/or working from home, so we’re all ready to play when bowling resumes. We would also encourage members to support their club financially by continuing to pay their annual subscriptions in order that the clubs will be there for them when we are able to resume bowling.”

Bowls England will be providing support and advice to clubs and county associations over the coming weeks and working on a number of initiatives including club recruitment and a potential ‘Festival of Bowls’, which will be subject to Government guidance.

Further useful facts and support information may be found at these sites:

Gin Experience Feb 2020

  • Do you know your Bathtub from your Old Tom?
  • Why is London Dry?
  • Will Gin really ruin Mother?
  • How many gingenius word puns is it possible to make using ‘Gin

BeGin your journey – get Gin-wise at the

Royston Bowling Club Gin Experience

Hosted by the amazing Vera
star of ‘Vera’s Gin Club’, The Plough, Shepreth


Saturday 8th February 2020: 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
£15 per person: includes 5 x Gin samples, bread & cheese and 1 x full sized G&T of your choice

To register, contact:

Sally Ann Hart – 07791 233303

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2019 Christmas Quiz

Following the memorable 2018 event, the club quiz returns as:


Date: Friday 6th December
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Venue: Royston Bowling Club
Teams: Up to 8 persons per team
Entry: £5.00 per person (proceeds to Royston Bowling Club)

This club fund-raiser is brought to you by the same quizmaster team as last year’s much-discussed event, featuring their signature mix of the traditional and the eccentric – who could forget the stunning mastery of thespian arts featured in the ‘guess the famous dialogue’ round? (#nolukeiamyourfather #youeataunts?)

  • Prize Money
  • Licensed Bar

Tables limited, book soon

To register a team, contact:

Sally Ann Hart –  07791 233303

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Last roll-ups for 2019

Hi all,

Just to inform you that a couple of the rinks will be open for the next two weeks if anybody would still like to have a roll up.



Senior International Selections

Many congratulations to Rachel Tremlett who has been selected for a Senior International Trial to be held at Nuneaton Bowls Club on Saturday 21 September. Rachel has also been selected as one of 12 women for the Senior Squad Day also at Nuneaton Bowls Club on Sunday 22 September. This is well deserved.

Also many congratulations go to Jess Eley who has been selected as a travelling reserve for the women’s Senior International Trial on Saturday 21 September. Lets hope she gets the chance to play.



North Herts Womens Annual Lunch & Presentation


The North Herts Womens Annual Lunch & Presentation is to be held on Saturday 5 October at Royston Bowling Club at 1.30pm. The cost of this is £23. If you would like to attend a copy of the menu will be displayed on the club noticeboard where you can add your name and food choices.



Afternoon Tea Aug 2019

Join us for Afternoon Tea:

Royston Bowling Club on 20th August 2019 at 2.30pm

£10 per head.

£13 per head including a glass of Prosecco

Would you please contact us or let Anne Martin or Eileen Hyde know directly if you would like to book a seat for afternoon tea asap as this will be on a first come basis. Please pay on booking your place, either cash or cheque, payable to Mrs. A. Martin. £10 per person or £13 including a glass of Prosecco.

All profit will go to our Presidents charity which is the Dialysis Unit at Addenbrookes Hospital.

Look forward to seeing you and hope you will  support this good cause.

Many thanks


Anne Martin

County Finals

This weekend it is the County Finals at Bishop Stortford. Alice Lewis, Heather Stapleford, Rachel Tremlett and Jess Eley are playing in the Women’s Fours Final at 3pm (see News). I am sure they would appreciate any support, so lets try and get down there and give this.



Late Summer League 2019

Hi all,

Just a reminder that the Late Summer League starts a week on Friday (2nd August). So far I have 6 teams confirmed, which is fine but I can accommodate 2 more.

So far I have confirmed:

Spanglers – P Archer
Dad’s Army – D Goodwin
Out Numbered – E Dockree
Bowling Stones – R Powell-Birley
DLIF – SA Hart
The Smiths – M Cooper

If you would like to enter a team please let me know by Tuesday next week to give me time to sort the fixture list out.