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No matter what your age or whether you have played before or not, we are always happy to welcome new members.  If you would like to have a chat with someone or look around the club and meet us, contact one of our committee members or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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In view of further Government restrictions on the Coronavirus, the Management Committee regret that we will have to extend the closure of the Club until the end of May.  We will monitor the situation and keep you informed.

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What's On Now

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Crib NightCribbage

Wednesdays, 7:00pm (Bar Open)

Whether you are an experienced Crib player or a beginner, why not come along to our Wednesday Crib Night at the clubhouse.  If you have your own Crib board and cards, then please feel free to bring them along, but don't worry if you haven't, we do have spares.

Crib nights are a great social get-together and we even open the bar.  The cost is just £1.00 per person and includes tea / coffee and biscuits half-way through the evening.

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Table Tennis 2

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Table Tennis

Thursdays, 2:00pm

Whether you are experienced or a beginner, why not come along to our afternoon Table Tennis at the clubhouse.

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Carpet Bowls

Bowling Man

Mondays, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Fridays, 7:00pm - 10:00pm (Bar Open)

Carpet Bowls is back at the clubhouse.  It doesn't matter if you haven't played before, the obstacle in the middle of the short mat makes for some hilarious bowling techniques.  This is a fun way to while away the winter months until the new season starts and is a great social get together.

The cost is just £1.00 per person per session and includes tea / coffee and biscuits during the half-way break.

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Forthcoming Events

 

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Indoor Bowls Friendly - Clacton - Away - Change of Date 

Saturday 28th March, not Sunday, 5th April 2020

Start: 2.30pm

Please support our club with this friendly, indoor bowls afternoon event (see noticeboard for details of costs).

If you are interested, please enter your name on the form pinned up on the notice board in the main hall and indicate on the form if you would like a lift. 

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Men's v Ladies Chairperson Friendly 

Monday, 13th April 2020

Start: 2.30pm

This is a "Start of Season" internal friendly game for club members.  If you fancy having a Bank Holiday roll up, why not come along and catch up with new and existing members.    

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Quiz 130320 v2

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Quiz Night

Monday, 13th April 2020

7.00pm for 7.30pm Start

Teams of 6 (Minimum Team of 4).  £3.00 Entry Per Person.

Please do not worry if you cannot get a team of 6, as there will be others in the same situation.

Contact: John Laidlaw on 01376 343070, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andy will be your Quizmaster.  Brought to you by the Social Committee.

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Coaching Afternoon

Saturday, 18th April 2020

Start:  2.00pm

This is a chance for both existing members and novices to have a reminder or learn techniques and advice on "Game Play".  You will also have the opportunity to put this into practice (weather and green readiness permitting).   

Please look on the club noticeboard for details.

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Last Bowl

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday Roll Up Starts

Monday, 20th April 2020

5.45 pm for a 6.00pm Start

We hold a roll up every Monday evening for all club members, no matter what your level of experience.  Just turn up and you will be put into a team of 2, 3 or 4 depending on numbers.  These are friendly games, to help you practice or "keep your hand in". 

Having said that, if you are a competitive person, we regularly publish results of the teams you are in, so you can see who has the highest score for the ladies and the gents.  We also give an award at our Presentation Evening for the lady and gent with the highest score.

 

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Short Bowl

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Avian League Starts

Friday, 24th April 2020

5.45 pm for a 6.00pm Start

This is an internal league 'Triples' competition for club members, held every Friday evening. We have 10 teams of 6 people, playing over the season. 

Teams are sometimes very competitive, especially towards the end of the season, in order to win the coveted 'Avian League Winners' award given out at our Presentation Evening, for the team with the highest number of points over the season.

 

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Club Open Day

Saturday, 25th April 2020

Start: 11:00am

The club is holding an Open Day for prospective bowlers to ‘have a go’ at bowling.  If you are thinking of joining, or even if you are still undecided, why not come along and have a chat with members and see what our club can offer you.  For further information, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Internal Club Competition Draw

Saturday, 2nd May 2020

Start: 7.00pm

Come along and find out who is playing who in this season's internal club competitions.

This is a chance to see (and possibly heckle) the Gents and Ladies Competition Secretaries, when they carry out the random draw selection for the club members who have completed entry forms for the forthcoming season.

This is a great social evening and the bar is open to catch up with everyone over a drink. 

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Potters Roadshow (Mark Royal)

Monday, 4th May 2020

12.00pm to 7.00pm

Braintree Bowling Club will be hosting Potters Poadshow, which is open to all clubs to buy Bowls, Clothing and Accessories. 

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Bank Holiday Roll Up

Monday, 25th May 2020

Start:  2.00pm

Don't forget our Bank Holiday Roll Up. This friendly game is for all club members, no matter what your level of experience.  Just turn up and you will be put into a team.

Bar open as usual. 

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Potters Roadshow (Mark Royal)

Monday, 20th July 2020

12.00pm to 7.00pm

Braintree Bowling Club will be hosting a second Potters Poadshow, which is open to all clubs to buy Bowls, Clothing and Accessories. 

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Nearest BowlCaptains v Vice Captains

Monday, 31st August 2020

Start: 2.00pm

The last of the Bank Holiday friendly games for the season.  Everyone attending is put into teams representing either the Captains or Vice Captains, with the shots being totted up at the end to decide which side is the overall winner.

 

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Who Is Holding ShotClub Finals Weekend

Saturday, 5th September 2020 &Sunday, 6th September 2020

Start: 10.00am

Measuring

 

Come along on one or both finals weekend days to support our players who have reached the finals of the internal competitions. 

 

 

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Presentation Evening and AGM

Trophy Cup

Saturday, 24th October 2020

Start: 5:00pm

This is an opportunity for all our competition finalists to receive an award for reaching the finals. Added to this, we have our Annual General Meeting, which includes nominations for club committee / non-committee positions for next season.

It’s also a great social evening to catch up with everyone and we even order in from the local fish shop, so please come along and support our finalists and the club.  

5.00pm – Presentation of Competition Awards

7.00pm  - AGM

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