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Madeira Bowls Club Newsletter - October 2020.

19/10/20 | Di Cantor

Some updates and news of future events.


Well after a difficult few weeks we are now open...Phew!  Below are some updates on what is happening at our club, plus some news of future events.

Session Times

We are open on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Plus, two sessions on a Saturday and an early evening session on a Monday.

All sessions can be booked through Jezzam. We only ask that you book in your own name so that we know who is playing. If you have any problems booking a session please contact:  Di Cantor, or Mike Gorman or Sue Harriott. See Contact details at the end of this newsletter

Indoor Leagues - Update from Jude Latta & Chris Reed

•        Ladies League

This was due to start on the 12th but will now begin Monday 19th October (1.30pm - 3.30pm) If any ladies wish to be added as a reserve please contact Jude Latta -Tel: 01395-264453.  Email:

•        Australian Pairs

This will begin this Friday 23rd October (11.15am-1.15pm). If anyone wishes to be added as a reserve please contact Jude Latta Tel: 01395-264453.  Email: 

•        Mens Wednesday Daytime League

This will begin this Wednesday 21st October (1.30pm – 3.30pm). If anyone wishes to be added as a reserve please contact Chris Reed Tel: 01395-264453.  Email: 

•        Mens Monday Evening League.

Due to a few hiccups Chris is busy doing some reorganisation and will notify players as soon as possible.  The League will begin Monday 26th October (6.00pm-8.00pm)

Indoor Competitions

Jenny Charles is in the process of putting together some mini competitions.   More news on this to follow.

Welcome to New Members.

Welcome to the five new members who have recently joined us. We hope you enjoy our bowls club despite these rather difficult times we find ourselves in.

New members: If you are interested in joining our club contact our Membership Secretary – David Tucker. Email:

Madeira Bowls Club Website

You can get regular updates on what is happening at our club through our website. To set this up you need to go to the main website screen and then click on ‘Follow the Website Now’ and you can then create an account through ‘League Republic’.  Once you have done this you will get regular notifications to your email when a new item has been put on the website. If you need help with this contact Di Cantor: Email: Tel: 01395-273066


At present it is not possible to run our normal coaching sessions due to Covid-19. We have a few new members and if anyone would like to help them on an informal basis their support would be much appreciated.

We would like more coaches and information on the Level 1 course can be found on the ‘Coach Bowls’ website. For further information contact the club Secretary, David Macaulay: Email:  Tel: 01395-266574

Membership of Madeira Bowls Club

Club membership is £25

To play indoors this season club members are asked to pay a playing fee of £25 which covers October to 31st December 2020 (This is much reduced from our usual playing fee).  This will be reviewed in January.

Payment is due by the end of October and payment can be made by bank transfer.  Membership Secretary: David Tucker.  Email:

Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham - Lawn Bowls

We have put in a bid to host visiting teams for practice sessions on our outdoor greens. Our resident Commonwealth Bronze Medallist, Sue Harriott has undertaken this task.  So, we may have a chance to see some Commonwealth Teams practicing on our outdoor greens. 

The lawn bowls competition action will run for nine consecutive days, commencing at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, Fri 29th July – Sat 6th August 2022.

Volunteers needed. Additionally, Bowls England are asking for volunteers to help with the preparation of the Commonwealth Competition at Leamington. If you would like to get involved and perhaps have the opportunity to see games at Leamington please contact Alistair Hollis at Bowls England. Email:


Without stating the obvious, none of the AGMs have taken place this year and these will probably now be in the Spring 2021. Meanwhile thanks go to everyone for putting in their hard work behind the scenes and continuing with organising and planning events in these unprecedented times. It has relied on a lot of dedication and creative thinking to provide the Covid secure facilities in line with Government and EIBA guidance.

Last but not least - Outdoor Greens and Gardens.

Although the greens are now closed, they still need maintaining throughout the winter months.   So, a big thank you to Martyn and Lynn Eveleigh and your willing helpers for all the work you have carried out this year and will continue to do throughout the winter to prepare for the next outdoor season.

The same goes for our award-winning gardens which this year as ever have looked spectacular. A big thank you to Joy Penberthy and your willing helpers for all the work you have done this year and will continue with throughout the winter to keep things looking just lovely.


Please get in touch if you have any queries:

General queries:

Di Cantor, Email: Tel: 01395-273066

Mike Gorman. Email:  Tel:01395-568477

Joining the club and Membership

David Tucker. Email: Tel: 01395-266310

Jezzam queries:

Di Cantor, Mike Gorman (as above).  Sue Harriott. Email:  Tel:01395-269140


Jude Latta Email: Tel: 01395-264453. 

Chris Reed: Email: Tel: 01395-264453. 

That’s all for now folks!

Di Cantor, 19th October 2020

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