In preparation for the start of the league season, hopefully in November, it is important for members to familiarise themselves with some of the requirements the club will need to impose in order for members to minimise the risks against covid. Please read the list below intended for your benefit.

 

Social distancing and sanitising measures are critical at all times so please bear these in mind when you come to play.

 

When there are two playing sessions running consecutively the second session will start half an hour after the end of the first. Players for the second session will not be allowed into the club until fifteen minutes before their play will start and are asked to wait until invited inside the building. So, please do not come too early for your playing session.

 

It is essential that the ventilation fans will be running during playing sessions. This may result in cold draughts in the indoor hall. Please will members come suitably dressed to allow for the possibly reduced temperature.

 

Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding under present circumstances. 

 

 

PLAYER’S RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Maintain 2 metre social distancing at ALL times.

 

Sanitise hands on entry and sign in.

 

FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN WHEN ENTERING THE CLUB AND IN THE SPECTATOR AREA. They can be removed in the catering and bar areas.

Individuals with health conditions making breathing with a mask difficult need not wear one.Face coverings may be removed for bowling if 2 metre distancing is maintained. Be very aware of your distance when inspecting a head.

 

RINK FEES:

Payment is contactless. Have your card ready.

 

Change your shoes at the chairs allocated at the side of the rinks. Leave your belongings on/under the chair but then move onto the green to your rink ready for play.

Boxes can be provided for the storage of bowls equipment at the club but only for people having serious difficulty in transporting bowls to and from the club.

Rosemary Phelps is the contact for this facility.

 

HAND SANITISER IS PROVIDED AT EACH END OF THE RINKS FOR USE AS NEEDED. USE BEFORE HANDLING THE JACK OR MATS

this will eliminate the need for sanitising them at the end of play.

 

Wall mounted scoreboards to be operated by SKIPS ONLY.

 

Use a clockwise system to change ends - keep left and in single file with 2m spacing.

 

AT END OF PLAY

Return to your chair to change your shoes and collect your belongings and leave the green without delay.

 

TOILETS

Ladies have one cubicle available in the ladies toilet. Call out to check it is vacant. Sani Wipe over all touched surfaces and door handles as you leave.

STRICTLY ONLY ONE IN AT A TIME.

 

Men use disabled toilet. Sani Wipe over all touched surfaces and door handles as you leave. Mop available if needed to clean the floor.

 

REFRESHMENTS

Available from the fridge at the side of the reception desk or from the drinks machine - sanitise hands

before and after use of either - dispose of YOUR rubbish in bins provided.

The bar will be open for evening games.

 

In Memorium

 

The Club has recently been informed of the unexpected death of

JOHN WALLINGTON

We wish to pass our condolences to his family.

Over the years John was a member of various bowls clubs including Oxford City and County and was also an avid bridge player.

 

John is to be cremated at Banbury Crematorium on Friday, 25th September at 1.00pm

but anyone wishing to pay their respects are asked to contact his daughter, Suzanne Edwards on 01865 370300.

Our best wishes go to his wife and family.

What a great little painting of the Oxford City & County Bowls Club Paignton Tour in September. 

Many thanks to Oxford City & County Bowler and artist Lesley Robinson!

 
 
Come and have a go at the:-
 
End of season 'Triples Tournament' on 10th October.
Start time 10.00 am
 
Dress colourfulTeams picked on the day. 
Jenny will be available to provide refreshments.
Sign up sheet is in the club.
 
Again feel free to dress it up.
 
NOTE!:-   From Friday 25th September the Outdoor triples will start at 5.00 pm
 
Sue Mayo

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY VOLUNTEERS at WORK!

 A good mixture of skills on display: those giving the orders, those disobeying the orders, those leaning on virtual shovels, those between jobs and yes, those doing a bit of work! Well done to Colin again for organising and bringing together an enthusiastic  group of volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

      

GUIDANCE FOR LAWN BOWLS PLAYERS AS APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT

The club house, changing rooms and ladies and gent’s toilets will be closed.  The drinks machine and water machine will not be available for use.   The disabled toilet will be open for emergency use only.

NO SPECTATORS TO ATTEND THE CLUB

SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST TAKE PLACE AT ALL TIMES

We are implementing a “Cloud” based on-line booking system, you must pre-register to be able to use this system, email the Club Office by using the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of the Website Main Menu. Title your email “Cloud booking” and ensure that your name is clearly shown in the body of the mail. Instructions will be emailed back detailing how to register and how to use the booking system. 

WHEN BOOKING PLEASE BOOK AT LEAST ONE DAY BEFORE YOU WISH TO PLAY

Before Play:  

  • Maximum 2 players per rink unless from the same household.
  • Arrive dressed to play and bring your bowls, shoes, drink and any food with you.  All rubbish should be taken home and not left at the club.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your allocated slot and wait in the car park until you are invited to enter through the main entrance
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided inside the front door and then proceed straight through to the outdoor greens (avoid touching anything on the way) where you can change your shoes.
  • Please sanitise before commencing play. 

During play:

  • Do not use pushers, sticks or chalk
  • Do not hug, shake hands or “high five” anyone 
  • Keep 2 metres apart at all times.
  • Do not touch each other’s bowls.
  • Only one player should handle the mat
  • Two jacks to be used, one at each end and these should be positioned by one person only.
  • Avoid measuring.
  • If scoring, one person to use the scorecard – scoreboards will not be available

After Play:

  • Change your shoes
  • Sanitise the mats and jacks – place them in the marked containers
  • Leave the club immediately.

Hand wash and sanitiser is available throughout

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The JOHN JARVIS PRESIDENT'S DAY Photos
 
are now available on 'Image gallery' on the Main menu
 
 
They can also be seen on the Oxford City and County Bowls Club Facebook page
 
SEE THE VIDEO
 
in 'Club News' on the Main menu,
 
 
 
An absolutely FABULOUS Day for our very own J.J (John Jarvis) on his President's Day at
 
Oxford City & County Bowls Club.

It started with a 'Spider' for a bottle of Bubbly and 'fizzed' for the rest of the afternoon!
 
Thanks to all the Visitors from other Clubs who br
ought a Team
 
and all the 'City & County' Members who made them doubly welcome.
 
It didn't matter who won, because the day was such a success with over £500 collected for
 
the Presidents Charity 'Dementia Oxfordshire'
 

 

The Youngsters enjoying a Saturday Morning Coaching session at

Oxford City & County Bowls Club

 

If you know a prospective Young Bowler that would like to become a good Club Bowler or graduate to becoming a National or International Bowler, then Contact Rosemary Phelps or Graham Kerr who would be pleased to help with Bowls Coaching.

 

Photo of Rosemary and Graham with a few of the Youngsters enjoying their training

 

 

More Photos in 'IMAGE GALLERY' in the Main menu under the year 2019