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Friendly Bowls Tournaments 2019 – ALL WELCOME

Bowls
We would like to invite people of all abilities and experience to join us in a friendly bowls tournament on Sunday May 12th at 3pm. The exact format of the tournament has yet to be decided and will be dependent on how many people turn up on the day.  As always, the emphasis will be on enjoyment although there will be a prize of some sort for the winner. It is hoped that there will be enough interest to make this a regular event over the summer.   The Details: WHEN?   Sunday 12th May   15:00  - 18:00 but please be prompt WHERE?  The Bowls Green at Greville Smyth Park WHO CAN PLAY?   Anyone  HOW MUCH?   £ 6 for Members (including Green Fees)  £8 for Non Members ( including Green Fees) HOW DO I SIGN…
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2019 Opening

Bowls
We will be starting the new bowls outdoor season on 6th April, opening at 2.00pmOur membership fees stay low - only £20 until the season ends in October.  Then £3 for green fees and availing yourself of our bar.Or just turn up and play for £5.  Children under 16 are FREE.We have the equipment and coaching also available for FREE.We are available for hire.Our regular opening times from then onwards are:Saturdays  2-5pmSundays  3-6pmMondays  3-6pmWednesdays  6-duskThursdays 6-duskAs before we are planning another Rock and Bowls event and other special days, including days to especially encourage people with disabilities to discover this very enjoyable game.
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BOWLS START 2019

Bowls
The big news is that we can start playing outdoors from Saturday 6th April. Whoopie! Exact times will be posted but broadly similar to last year.  Just depends on availability of our wonderful team of volunteer openers. More news to follow.
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THE LAST DAY OF BOWLS 2018

Bowls
THE LAST DAY OF BOWLS 2018 WILL BE 30TH SEPTEMBER From that date the green will start having it’s winter treatment including moss killer and play will therefore have to end. We will open at 1.30pm to host a Friends of Greville Smyth (FroGS) consultation about swings in the park. Our last day will start at this earlier time.
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That was a great 110th Birthday!

Bowls
With Band, Buffet and Bowls this was a lovely occasion.  The Ravens Marching Band played some stirring music.  We had some members of our predecessor club join us in the whites and they were given a challenging game from the Visually Impaired Bowlers.  The Deputy Lord Mayor said a few words and cut the cake.  Those of us who watched were mightily entertained whilst we supped. [envira-gallery id="811"]
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A Celebration of 110 years of Bowls in the Park Saturday 16th 2-5pm

Bowls
To mark the 110th anniversary of a club on our green we are holding a celebration. All are welcome - non members, members, or a member of another club who has played at our lovely green in times gone by. Please join us. There will be music from the Marching Community Scout Band, The Ravens, who will be playing some old time favourites. There will also be refreshments on sale in the form of sandwiches, cream teas, sponge cakes, and soft and alcoholic drinks from our licensed bar. And, as always, there will be the opportunity for everyone to play bowls! Given that we will be celebrating an event which originated in the Edwardian era, you might like to come in Edwardian attire.
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Rock and Bowls – May 7th.

Rock and Bowls – May 7th.

Bowls, Events
I hope you can make it to our 1st ever Rock'n'Bowl event on Monday 7th May from 2pm. Please feel free to invite along friends and family, both young and old. If you are likely to come can you please let us know so we can have a rough idea of numbers to ensure there is enough food and liquid refreshments. Many thanks Matt Social Secretary, GSCBC PS. Can someone please bring the sun with them
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Start of Bowls season

Bowls
1st April  3pm - 6pm Bowls definitely, bonnets optional. From then on our opening times will be: Saturdays  2 (sometimes 12.30) - 5pm Sundays    3 - 6pm Mondays   3 - 6pm Wednesdays 6pm - dusk Thursdays   6pm - dusk Ping continues Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings
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Free Xmas Movie – It’s a Wonderful Life, Saturday 23rd December, 2pm

Free Xmas Movie – It’s a Wonderful Life, Saturday 23rd December, 2pm

Film Club
For the 2nd film at your Community Club given the season, what better time to show Frank Capra’s Xmas classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on Saturday 23rd December at 2pm (doors open 1.30pm). I know most of you will be familiar with the story of George Bailey (played in a heart breaking performance by James Stewart), a man in deep despair who is shown an alternate reality of how his family and friends would have been affected if he had never been born. However, given it was released in 1946, how many of you would have been around and had the chance to see it on the big screen - apart from maybe some of the committee members!? So please, come along and share one of the all-time great films with…
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