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On this page is displayed the most recent Club Newsletter from Pam Sallaway,
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Please note that all enquiries should be addressed direct to the club by email rtibc@tiscali.co.uk or phone 01933 312680. If you have any concerns whatsoever regarding the bowls club, you should express them to the Executive, who unlike other members, can do something about them. This will prevent issues being banded about but not being resolved.

We look forward to welcoming all our friends that play bowls at various other clubs during the summer back to Rushden for the indoor winter season. We hope you have all enjoyed your summer bowling and any holidays you may have been on.

Please note that subscriptions are due on 1st October and it is necessary to complete the correct application/renewal form as payment cannot be accepted without the paperwork – the forms are in the rack by the ladies changing room. The fees MUST be paid before you play your first game indoor and cheques are to be made payable to RTBC. Payment is also possible by credit/debit card through the office Monday-Friday mornings. Captains of teams are requested to check with their players that the fees have been paid as it should not be necessary to chase payment up.

Receipts for payment together with fixture cards will need to be picked up – please do so and not leave them in the box.

The pigeon holes must be used for messages to members – please do not pin on the noticeboards.


The dress code will be monitored. This was voted in by members at the AGM. Many members have made comments about unsuitable clothes worn by some players, as have people from other clubs.

The uniform for roll-ups, leagues and early rounds of club competitions is:
White shirt/polo shirt/club shirt with collar and sleeves. Smart grey trousers/skirts (NOT JEANS IN ANY FORM). Flat soled shoes – white, grey or brown (NOT OUTDOOR SHOES).

The uniform for club matches and finals of club competitions is:
Club shirts with white below the waist and bowls shoes (NOT OUTDOOR SHOES).

No mobile phones are to be used on the rinks – please give consideration to other bowlers.

Please do not stand at the end of rinks until the game in play is over and be aware of games still in play when using the lockers.

The results for the Outdoor Club Competitions were as follows:
Ladies singles – Winner Gill Ward, runner-up Rita Nolan-Smith.
Ladies pairs – Winners Pam Bartrum & Gill Ward, runners-up Sue Hinkley & Pet Winyard.
Mens singles – Winner Nick Puryer, runner-up Tony Burns.
Mens handicap singles – Winner Nick Puryer, runner-up Keith Carter.
Mens 2-wood singles – Winner Mick Corbyn, runner-up Keith Thatcher.
Mens pairs – Winners Paul Munday & Tony Burns, runners-up Terry Leigh and Kyle Buckley.
Mixed pairs – Winners Rita Nolan-Smith & Jack Litchfield, runners-up Sue Hinkley & Keith Thatcher.
Mixed triples – Winners Pet Winyard, Bob Winyard & Derek Eggleton, runners-up Hubert Dickens, Terry Leigh & Pam Sallaway.
Blanche Cox Trophy – Winner Mossy Waters, runner-up Terry Chapman.

Congratulations and well done to all who took part in the competitions. The Presentation Evening is on Friday 29th September at 7.30pm in the lounge. Sandwiches and nibbles will be provided and we look forward to seeing as many members as possible attending.

A Skills Day was held on Saturday afternoon September 23 from 2 until 4 pm. Though the list contained many more names of members intending to attend, in the event 21 people turned up. The sessions were organised by Barry Basford, the County Coaching co-ordinator and delivered by a team of coaches. Feedback indicates that the participants enjoyed the event and learned a lot. The club wishes to put on record its thanks to Barry and his colleagues for giving up their Saturday afternoon to provide such a worthwhile experience and hopes it will be possible to repeat the event at a later date.

Volunteers needed - On Monday 2nd October at 9.00am the wall surrounding the outdoor green will be taken down ready to rebuild for next season. If you can help, your assistance will be much appreciated – just turn up on the day.

Starting on the morning of 7th October coaching will be available for all interested members from 10.00-12.00. Please attend if you wish to develop and improve your game. Watch the noticeboard for further dates.

Please do support the Captains of club matches by putting your name down to play – everyone is welcome. Forms for County matches are also on display and you are encouraged to enter these as well. Please note however that there are separate County uniforms that have to be worn.

Rebels tour to Bournemouth in March.
A deposit of £50 per person is needed and should be made to Mick Malins or Keith Thatcher by cheque or by transfer. Please contact Keith for his bank details if needed – telephone 01933 315265 or email keithcthatcher@yahoo.com

Thanks are extended to all the members that attended on the Open Day on Sunday 10th September which proved to be very successful with many showing interest in joining the club. Your help was much appreciated.

The restaurant is now open on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday for lunch – prices from £5.00. The Sunday carvery is also proving very popular. It is advisable to book on 01933 312680, 07850 864537 or 07812 957307.

Advance notice:

The Carol Service with the Raunds Temperance Band is to be held on17th December at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available at the end of October.

Preparations are in hand for Christmas Eve – keep your eyes pealed for information on the noticeboards nearer the time.

Tickets, at a cost of £20, are already on sale from the office or bar for the New Years Eve Soul Party – make sure you get yours early for this very popular event.

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