©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
Shanklin Bowling Club Newsletter
“ROLL UP ROLL UP” read all about it!! 2020 NEWSLETTER No 11 October 2020
Here is the latest news letter which is now monthly throughout the winter months . The Government have imposed some new lock-down restrictions once again so keep yourself aware of these new requirements, it will not stop you shopping but if you feel you are not sure or just do not want to, then get in touch with another club member and see if they can help out its all still about looking after each other through these very strange times and with winter approaching the need to stay in touch is paramount. Stay safe folks. The Club Committee are constantly reviewing the situation and will act accordingly to Government advice, we hope that the new measures that have been introduced will not curtail our Indoor Triples League. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY 15th APRIL 2021
LET THE MUSIC PLAY Autumn’s here, what better way to start the October’s playlist, a Jazz version of Autumn Leaves by some really good street musicians. Then more old favourites from the late 50’s early 60’s, followed by some early tracks from Liverpool’s Mersey Scene and some classic Country. To end an unusual rendering of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love. Enjoy
ANSWERS TO THE LAST QUIZ (Newsletter 10) *** 1. Nickel 2. Blondie 3. Sugar 4. High-Fidelity 5. Rye 6. Kyrgyzstan 7. Hampshire 8. Railway 9. Plum 10. Gotham City 11. Light-emitting diode 12. Mule 13. Black Red White and Yellow 14. RSVP 15. Balearic Islands 16. Melbourne 17. Seven 18. The Egyptian city of Alexandria 19. Ghee 20. Rupee
HOW DID YOU DO FOLKS ? Get ready for your next 20 questions, coming up soon !
SHANKLIN BOWLING GREEN
OCCASIONAL SIGHTINGS OF WILD RED DEER CONTINUE
1. ANIRY 2. GANREO 3. SEEBMTRPE 4. OCREBOT 5. RSEKNOC 6. RCAON 7. UTNMAU 8. KTYAACSH 9. OEBREVNM 10. AEFL 11. STHAERV 12. KSRFIEWOR
AT THE END OF MARCH, BEGINING OF APRIL…. ….It looked as if playing bowls during the spring and summer months would be a non starter. Bowls England cancelled all National Competitions and Bowls Isle of Wight cancelled all league, County Comps:, County Friendlies and County Competitions. The Virus was rampant and the Government had to introduce stringent measure in an effort to control it’s spread and to save lives. Now here we are at the end of the summer having enjoyed a Club Open Pairs Competition, numerous roll up’s through out, and a men and women’s inter club triples league. I think the Club Open Pairs proved to be an enormous success. Playing at a set time on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday seemed to suit everyone. The weather proved to be a bonus, with not one game cancelled. Starting every game at 1.45pm and finishing at about 3.30pm allowed all the participants to sit down after the matches, socialise and enjoy the sunshine and a drink. This I think was the best part of the competition. The club benefited from the green fees and bar takings, but more importantly, the participants benefited from the social inter action, forgetting for a couple of hours that there was a pandemic. I think you would all agree, given a choice, the Island’s rural setting and relative tranquillity has been the ideal location to enjoy a slice of freedom during these difficult times.
Occasional sightings of wild red deer continue in my back garden. The latest arrival is an young adult male stag with a full set of antlers, who’s been making regular appearances usually in the early mornings or late evenings. With such a bizarre and somewhat comical headgear I’ve decided the only name I can give him is Boris. He feeds on plants – mostly grass and leaves – and must find his antlers a real nuisance as they regularly get caught on low branches and he has a bit of a tussle to get them freed. This has been damaging my young fruit trees in particular but to have such a magnificent wild animal in my garden I’ll gladly put up with it! I’ve reported these deer sightings to the Isle of Wight Deer Conservation Society, who tell me that 2020 has been a really strange year with wild deer popping up in all sorts of strange places, both here on the Island and the mainland. Maybe it’s all due to the lockdown, reduced traffic or pollution or whatever, but it’s a real treat to be able to look out of the lounge window to see the UK’s largest wild mammal strolling around the back garden. Particularly because I also get occasional sightings of the UK’s largest bird (the recently-released Sea Eagle) and also the smallest bird (the Goldcrest) who are also residents of the Island. Long may it continue! Mike Moulton
OUR COMMUNITY In these times it’s all about Community so let’s all support all our independent businesses and I would hope at the next club open day (when ever that is) we can invite all these business people to our club to give a big thanks and perhaps a glass of something! Continuing on the subject of Community don’t forget your local community radio station Vectis Radio F.M 104.6 and On-Line click on the logo to listen
This fine Station does a lot for the community and plays some exceptional music, and don’t forget our very own Ron Leleux hits the airwaves every Monday with the Mid Morning show 10-1pm and Fridays 10-12noon !! ***
STAY ALERT MORE THAN EVER FOR SCAMS Unfortunately they are getting more and more and believable so if you don’t recognise the number let them leave a message (THEY DON’T) THEY are STILL at it: emails pretending to be from the NHS regarding contact and tracing and phone calls asking for your details so you can use the pubs and restaurants or saying your internet provider is about to turn off your broadband for illegal use , and the very latest is your visa has expired !!! Just to say we're still getting scam emails supposedly from Phil but the latest one is from Sky offering a good deal? As long as you sign up now over the phone giving financial details In these times its all about Community so lets all support all our independent businesses and I would hope at the next club open day (when ever that is) we can invite all these business people to our club to give a big thanks and perhaps a glass of something !
INDOOR BOWLS As you are aware Indoor bowls is now under way but as a triple league due to the distancing rules but at least it is keeping the members involved. If you are partaking then please make sure of all the latest rules and requirements. There is a strict cleaning and sanitation protocol to follow which is straight forward but has to be done. The Committee are requesting anyone with a cold etc should stay away from the club and contact your your indoor team Captain in good time to allow the Captain to substitute you. Please try to avoid the use of chalk but if you do DO NOT Lick the ends to mark the woods for obvious reasons! The Kitchen will be closed throughout the Indoor season so you may wish to bring a flask of your own beverage. As the season progresses into the winter temperatures within the club will have to be monitored and also fresh air must be allowed to circulate within the club and this will be from time to time via opening windows and or a door. Indoor Chair Dave Robert Indoor League Secretary Chris Cummings As you know there will be NO Indoor handbooks for the new season which will be an Indoor Triples ONLY season. This Season games will be played at 10am, 2pm and 7.30pm. .
BOWLS ENGLAND For all the lates news from Bowls England plus Xtra End Podcast visit the Bowls England website by clicking on the logo:
FINALISTS OF THE MEN’S SINGLES Winner Travis Meller (on the left) & runner-up John Marsh
FINALISTS OF THE LADIES SINGLES Rachel Oland playing the winning shot watched by runner-up Carol Jones
WINNERS OF THE OPEN PAIRS Bryn Kettlety & Alan Taylor
OPEN PAIRS RUNNERS-UP John Wilkins & Mitch Jones
END OF SEASON GREEN MAINTENANCE It has always been the case our green plays better as we get closer to the end of a season. Here we are at the end of September and the green is a delight to play on. Credit for which must go to our hard working greenkeeper. Unfortunately however we have to bring the season to an end. On Sunday 20th September the green was closed and essential maintenance commenced early on Monday 21st. Our greenkeeper will, over the next few days, cut the green several ways, scarify from corner to corner 5 or 6 times, aerate the green with solid tines before finally spiking the green with 5mm tines ready for over seeding and filling in those numerous divets. If you are one of those who has been guilty of damaging the green (you know who you are) beware, the green maintenance police will be watching throughout the 2021 season ready to pounce and offer advice on how to adopt a better delivery. Failure to adapt and improve could see you placed in a lock down coaching rehabilitation centre. Starting the maintenance early will hopefully take advantage of the fine September/October weather and with the aid of one or two showers help the seed to germinate and assist with strong root growth before the onset of, THOSE COLD DARK WINTER MONTHS, unless of course you plan on spending your winter in a Co vid free southern hemisphere tropical paradise. To all of those people who have helped in making this season a success THANK YOU. Without your input, help and assistance it would have been so easy just to let the season go by without so much as bowling a bowl. WELL DONE TO EVERYONE. Hopefully next year will see a return to a normal bowls season. Indications from our members suggest the majority will be re joining and intend to play league bowls. If there are still some restrictions in place I am sure that with a little thought and innovation we would be able to resume a normal league programme, friendlies and county comps: like they say WHERE THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAY (providing County have the inclination). Winter well, keep safe and come April we will all be able to conduct a Spring Meeting and AGM before taking to the green. Phil Brooks
PHOTO GALLERY Keep the pictures coming. If you have any pictures that may raise a smile or even a glass then send them in not necessarily bowls related.
STAYING SAFE Remember folks stay safe, Don’t forget you need a mask to go in the shops etc. Keep washing your hands to your favourite tune for 20 seconds, Keep to the 2 metre/1 metre plus distance rules especially now. Watch out for the “nudger's” with their trolleys in your back and keep an eye open for queue jumpers and try not to get annoyed by the NON mask wearers It’s not worth the argument.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT Finally thanks for your support with the news letter during these very strange times at our bowling club and also thanks must go to the Club Committee who are doing everything possible to make our club safe, financially viable but also usable for its members.
ANSWERS NEXT MONTH FOLKS!!
13. SOSEAN 14. EAKDR 15. SLQEIURR 16. NXOQUEI 17. QSUASH 18. FBNOREIS 19. CRNO 20. KSLOCC 21. EALHONEW 22. UNPIPMK 23. YUGWFASER 24. UCENSHTST

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WINNER OF THE LADIES SINGLES Rachel Oland with Club President Kay Ward
LADIES SINGLES RUNNER-UP Carol Jones with Club President Kay Ward
©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
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OUR COMMUNITY In these times it’s all about Community so let’s all support all our independent businesses and I would hope at the next club open day (when ever that is) we can invite all these business people to our club to give a big thanks and perhaps a glass of something! Continuing on the subject of Community don’t forget your local community radio station Vectis Radio F.M 104.6 and On-Line click on the logo to listen
This fine Station does a lot for the community and plays some exceptional music, and don’t forget our very own Ron Leleux hits the airwaves every Monday with the Mid Morning show 10-1pm and Fridays 10-12noon !! ***
ANSWERS NEXT MONTH FOLKS!!
1. ANIRY 2. GANREO 3. SEEBMTRPE 4. OCREBOT 5. RSEKNOC 6. RCAON 7. UTNMAU 8. KTYAACSH 9. OEBREVNM 10. AEFL 11. STHAERV 12. KSRFIEWOR
Shanklin Bowling Club Newsletter
“ROLL UP ROLL UP” read all about it!! 2020 NEWSLETTER No 11 October 2020
Here is the latest news letter which is now monthly throughout the winter months . The Government have imposed some new lock-down restrictions once again so keep yourself aware of these new requirements, it will not stop you shopping but if you feel you are not sure or just do not want to, then get in touch with another club member and see if they can help out its all still about looking after each other through these very strange times and with winter approaching the need to stay in touch is paramount. Stay safe folks. The Club Committee are constantly reviewing the situation and will act accordingly to Government advice, we hope that the new measures that have been introduced will not curtail our Indoor Triples League. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY 15th APRIL 2021
PHOTO GALLERY Keep the pictures coming. If you have any pictures that may raise a smile or even a glass then send them in not necessarily bowls related.
STAYING SAFE Remember folks stay safe, Don’t forget you need a mask to go in the shops etc. Keep washing your hands to your favourite tune for 20 seconds, Keep to the 2 metre/1 metre plus distance rules especially now. Watch out for the “nudger's” with their trolleys in your back and keep an eye open for queue jumpers and try not to get annoyed by the NON mask wearers It’s not worth the argument.
LET THE MUSIC PLAY Autumn’s here, what better way to start the October’s playlist, a Jazz version of Autumn Leaves by some really good street musicians. Then more old favourites from the late 50’s early 60’s, followed by some early tracks from Liverpool’s Mersey Scene and some classic Country. To end an unusual rendering of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love. Enjoy
ANSWERS TO THE LAST QUIZ (Newsletter 10) *** 1. Nickel 2. Blondie 3. Sugar 4. High-Fidelity 5. Rye 6. Kyrgyzstan 7. Hampshire 8. Railway 9. Plum 10. Gotham City 11. Light-emitting diode 12. Mule 13. Black Red White and Yellow 14. RSVP 15. Balearic Islands 16. Melbourne 17. Seven 18. The Egyptian city of Alexandria 19. Ghee 20. Rupee
HOW DID YOU DO FOLKS ? Get ready for your next 20 questions, coming up soon !
SHANKLIN BOWLING GREEN
AT THE END OF MARCH, BEGINING OF APRIL…. ….It looked as if playing bowls during the spring and summer months would be a non starter. Bowls England cancelled all National Competitions and Bowls Isle of Wight cancelled all league, County Comps:, County Friendlies and County Competitions. The Virus was rampant and the Government had to introduce stringent measure in an effort to control it’s spread and to save lives. Now here we are at the end of the summer having enjoyed a Club Open Pairs Competition, numerous roll up’s through out, and a men and women’s inter club triples league. I think the Club Open Pairs proved to be an enormous success. Playing at a set time on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday seemed to suit everyone. The weather proved to be a bonus, with not one game cancelled. Starting every game at 1.45pm and finishing at about 3.30pm allowed all the participants to sit down after the matches, socialise and enjoy the sunshine and a drink. This I think was the best part of the competition. The club benefited from the green fees and bar takings, but more importantly, the participants benefited from the social inter action, forgetting for a couple of hours that there was a pandemic. I think you would all agree, given a choice, the Island’s rural setting and relative tranquillity has been the ideal location to enjoy a slice of freedom during these difficult times.
WINNERS OF THE OPEN PAIRS Bryn Kettlety & Alan Taylor
OPEN PAIRS RUNNERS-UP John Wilkins & Mitch Jones
FINALISTS OF THE MEN’S SINGLES Winner Travis Meller (on the left) & runner-up John Marsh
END OF SEASON GREEN MAINTENANCE It has always been the case our green plays better as we get closer to the end of a season. Here we are at the end of September and the green is a delight to play on. Credit for which must go to our hard working greenkeeper. Unfortunately however we have to bring the season to an end. On Sunday 20th September the green was closed and essential maintenance commenced early on Monday 21st. Our greenkeeper will, over the next few days, cut the green several ways, scarify from corner to corner 5 or 6 times, aerate the green with solid tines before finally spiking the green with 5mm tines ready for over seeding and filling in those numerous divets. If you are one of those who has been guilty of damaging the green (you know who you are) beware, the green maintenance police will be watching throughout the 2021 season ready to pounce and offer advice on how to adopt a better delivery. Failure to adapt and improve could see you placed in a lock down coaching rehabilitation centre. Starting the maintenance early will hopefully take advantage of the fine September/October weather and with the aid of one or two showers help the seed to germinate and assist with strong root growth before the onset of, THOSE COLD DARK WINTER MONTHS, unless of course you plan on spending your winter in a Co vid free southern hemisphere tropical paradise. To all of those people who have helped in making this season a success THANK YOU. Without your input, help and assistance it would have been so easy just to let the season go by without so much as bowling a bowl. WELL DONE TO EVERYONE. Hopefully next year will see a return to a normal bowls season. Indications from our members suggest the majority will be re joining and intend to play league bowls. If there are still some restrictions in place I am sure that with a little thought and innovation we would be able to resume a normal league programme, friendlies and county comps: like they say WHERE THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAY (providing County have the inclination). Winter well, keep safe and come April we will all be able to conduct a Spring Meeting and AGM before taking to the green. Phil Brooks
OCCASIONAL SIGHTINGS OF WILD RED DEER CONTINUE
Occasional sightings of wild red deer continue in my back garden. The latest arrival is an young adult male stag with a full set of antlers, who’s been making regular appearances usually in the early mornings or late evenings. With such a bizarre and somewhat comical headgear I’ve decided the only name I can give him is Boris. He feeds on plants – mostly grass and leaves – and must find his antlers a real nuisance as they regularly get caught on low branches and he has a bit of a tussle to get them freed. This has been damaging my young fruit trees in particular but to have such a magnificent wild animal in my garden I’ll gladly put up with it! I’ve reported these deer sightings to the Isle of Wight Deer Conservation Society, who tell me that 2020 has been a really strange year with wild deer popping up in all sorts of strange places, both here on the Island and the mainland. Maybe it’s all due to the lockdown, reduced traffic or pollution or whatever, but it’s a real treat to be able to look out of the lounge window to see the UK’s largest wild mammal strolling around the back garden. Particularly because I also get occasional sightings of the UK’s largest bird (the recently-released Sea Eagle) and also the smallest bird (the Goldcrest) who are also residents of the Island. Long may it continue! Mike Moulton
STAY ALERT MORE THAN EVER FOR SCAMS Unfortunately they are getting more and more and believable so if you don’t recognise the number let them leave a message (THEY DON’T) THEY are STILL at it: emails pretending to be from the NHS regarding contact and tracing and phone calls asking for your details so you can use the pubs and restaurants or saying your internet provider is about to turn off your broadband for illegal use , and the very latest is your visa has expired !!! Just to say we're still getting scam emails supposedly from Phil but the latest one is from Sky offering a good deal? As long as you sign up now over the phone giving financial details In these times its all about Community so lets all support all our independent businesses and I would hope at the next club open day (when ever that is) we can invite all these business people to our club to give a big thanks and perhaps a glass of something !
13. SOSEAN 14. EAKDR 15. SLQEIURR 16. NXOQUEI 17. QSUASH 18. FBNOREIS 19. CRNO 20. KSLOCC 21. EALHONEW 22. UNPIPMK 23. YUGWFASER 24. UCENSHTST

THIS MONTHS QUIZ - AUTUMN WORD SCRAMBLE

INDOOR BOWLS As you are aware Indoor bowls is now under way but as a triple league due to the distancing rules but at least it is keeping the members involved. If you are partaking then please make sure of all the latest rules and requirements. There is a strict cleaning and sanitation protocol to follow which is straight forward but has to be done. The Committee are requesting anyone with a cold etc should stay away from the club and contact your your indoor team Captain in good time to allow the Captain to substitute you. Please try to avoid the use of chalk but if you do DO NOT Lick the ends to mark the woods for obvious reasons! The Kitchen will be closed throughout the Indoor season so you may wish to bring a flask of your own beverage. As the season progresses into the winter temperatures within the club will have to be monitored and also fresh air must be allowed to circulate within the club and this will be from time to time via opening windows and or a door. Indoor Chair Dave Robert Indoor League Secretary Chris Cummings As you know there will be NO Indoor handbooks for the new season which will be an Indoor Triples ONLY season. This Season games will be played at 10am, 2pm and 7.30pm. .
BOWLS ENGLAND For all the lates news from Bowls England plus Xtra End Podcast visit the Bowls England website by clicking on the logo:
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT Finally thanks for your support with the news letter during these very strange times at our bowling club and also thanks must go to the Club Committee who are doing everything possible to make our club safe, financially viable but also usable for its members.
WINNER OF THE LADIES SINGLES Rachel Oland with Club President Kay Ward
LADIES SINGLES RUNNER-UP Carol Jones with Club President Kay Ward
©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
OUR COMMUNITY In these times it’s all about Community so let’s all support all our independent businesses and I would hope at the next club open day (when ever that is) we can invite all these business people to our club to give a big thanks and perhaps a glass of something! Continuing on the subject of Community don’t forget your local community radio station Vectis Radio F.M 104.6 and On-Line click on the logo to listen
This fine Station does a lot for the community and plays some exceptional music, and don’t forget our very own Ron Leleux hits the airwaves every Monday with the Mid Morning show 10-1pm and Fridays 10-12noon !! ***
1. ANIRY 2. GANREO 3. SEEBMTRPE 4. OCREBOT 5. RSEKNOC 6. RCAON 7. UTNMAU 8. KTYAACSH 9. OEBREVNM 10. AEFL 11. STHAERV 12. KSRFIEWOR
Shanklin Bowling Club Newsletter
“ROLL UP ROLL UP” read all about it!! 2020 NEWSLETTER No 11 October 2020
Here is the latest news letter which is now monthly throughout the winter months . The Government have imposed some new lock-down restrictions once again so keep yourself aware of these new requirements, it will not stop you shopping but if you feel you are not sure or just do not want to, then get in touch with another club member and see if they can help out its all still about looking after each other through these very strange times and with winter approaching the need to stay in touch is paramount. Stay safe folks. The Club Committee are constantly reviewing the situation and will act accordingly to Government advice, we hope that the new measures that have been introduced will not curtail our Indoor Triples League. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY 15th APRIL 2021
PHOTO GALLERY Keep the pictures coming. If you have any pictures that may raise a smile or even a glass then send them in not necessarily bowls related.
STAYING SAFE Remember folks stay safe, Don’t forget you need a mask to go in the shops etc. Keep washing your hands to your favourite tune for 20 seconds, Keep to the 2 metre/1 metre plus distance rules especially now. Watch out for the “nudger's” with their trolleys in your back and keep an eye open for queue jumpers and try not to get annoyed by the NON mask wearers It’s not worth the argument.
LET THE MUSIC PLAY Autumn’s here, what better way to start the October’s playlist, a Jazz version of Autumn Leaves by some really good street musicians. Then more old favourites from the late 50’s early 60’s, followed by some early tracks from Liverpool’s Mersey Scene and some classic Country. To end an unusual rendering of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love. Enjoy
ANSWERS TO THE LAST QUIZ (Newsletter 10) *** 1. Nickel 2. Blondie 3. Sugar 4. High-Fidelity 5. Rye 6. Kyrgyzstan 7. Hampshire 8. Railway 9. Plum 10. Gotham City 11. Light-emitting diode 12. Mule 13. Black Red White and Yellow 14. RSVP 15. Balearic Islands 16. Melbourne 17. Seven 18. The Egyptian city of Alexandria 19. Ghee 20. Rupee
HOW DID YOU DO FOLKS ? Get ready for your next 20 questions, coming up soon !
SHANKLIN BOWLING GREEN
AT THE END OF MARCH, BEGINING OF APRIL…. ….It looked as if playing bowls during the spring and summer months would be a non starter. Bowls England cancelled all National Competitions and Bowls Isle of Wight cancelled all league, County Comps:, County Friendlies and County Competitions. The Virus was rampant and the Government had to introduce stringent measure in an effort to control it’s spread and to save lives. Now here we are at the end of the summer having enjoyed a Club Open Pairs Competition, numerous roll up’s through out, and a men and women’s inter club triples league. I think the Club Open Pairs proved to be an enormous success. Playing at a set time on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday seemed to suit everyone. The weather proved to be a bonus, with not one game cancelled. Starting every game at 1.45pm and finishing at about 3.30pm allowed all the participants to sit down after the matches, socialise and enjoy the sunshine and a drink. This I think was the best part of the competition. The club benefited from the green fees and bar takings, but more importantly, the participants benefited from the social inter action, forgetting for a couple of hours that there was a pandemic. I think you would all agree, given a choice, the Island’s rural setting and relative tranquillity has been the ideal location to enjoy a slice of freedom during these difficult times.
WINNERS OF THE OPEN PAIRS Bryn Kettlety & Alan Taylor
OPEN PAIRS RUNNERS-UP John Wilkins & Mitch Jones
FINALISTS OF THE MEN’S SINGLES Winner Travis Meller (on the left) & runner-up John Marsh
END OF SEASON GREEN MAINTENANCE It has always been the case our green plays better as we get closer to the end of a season. Here we are at the end of September and the green is a delight to play on. Credit for which must go to our hard working greenkeeper. Unfortunately however we have to bring the season to an end. On Sunday 20th September the green was closed and essential maintenance commenced early on Monday 21st. Our greenkeeper will, over the next few days, cut the green several ways, scarify from corner to corner 5 or 6 times, aerate the green with solid tines before finally spiking the green with 5mm tines ready for over seeding and filling in those numerous divets. If you are one of those who has been guilty of damaging the green (you know who you are) beware, the green maintenance police will be watching throughout the 2021 season ready to pounce and offer advice on how to adopt a better delivery. Failure to adapt and improve could see you placed in a lock down coaching rehabilitation centre. Starting the maintenance early will hopefully take advantage of the fine September/October weather and with the aid of one or two showers help the seed to germinate and assist with strong root growth before the onset of, THOSE COLD DARK WINTER MONTHS, unless of course you plan on spending your winter in a Co vid free southern hemisphere tropical paradise. To all of those people who have helped in making this season a success THANK YOU. Without your input, help and assistance it would have been so easy just to let the season go by without so much as bowling a bowl. WELL DONE TO EVERYONE. Hopefully next year will see a return to a normal bowls season. Indications from our members suggest the majority will be re joining and intend to play league bowls. If there are still some restrictions in place I am sure that with a little thought and innovation we would be able to resume a normal league programme, friendlies and county comps: like they say WHERE THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAY (providing County have the inclination). Winter well, keep safe and come April we will all be able to conduct a Spring Meeting and AGM before taking to the green. Phil Brooks
OCCASIONAL SIGHTINGS OF WILD RED DEER CONTINUE
Occasional sightings of wild red deer continue in my back garden. The latest arrival is an young adult male stag with a full set of antlers, who’s been making regular appearances usually in the early mornings or late evenings. With such a bizarre and somewhat comical headgear I’ve decided the only name I can give him is Boris. He feeds on plants – mostly grass and leaves – and must find his antlers a real nuisance as they regularly get caught on low branches and he has a bit of a tussle to get them freed. This has been damaging my young fruit trees in particular but to have such a magnificent wild animal in my garden I’ll gladly put up with it! I’ve reported these deer sightings to the Isle of Wight Deer Conservation Society, who tell me that 2020 has been a really strange year with wild deer popping up in all sorts of strange places, both here on the Island and the mainland. Maybe it’s all due to the lockdown, reduced traffic or pollution or whatever, but it’s a real treat to be able to look out of the lounge window to see the UK’s largest wild mammal strolling around the back garden. Particularly because I also get occasional sightings of the UK’s largest bird (the recently-released Sea Eagle) and also the smallest bird (the Goldcrest) who are also residents of the Island. Long may it continue! Mike Moulton
STAY ALERT MORE THAN EVER FOR SCAMS Unfortunately they are getting more and more and believable so if you don’t recognise the number let them leave a message (THEY DON’T) THEY are STILL at it: emails pretending to be from the NHS regarding contact and tracing and phone calls asking for your details so you can use the pubs and restaurants or saying your internet provider is about to turn off your broadband for illegal use , and the very latest is your visa has expired !!! Just to say we're still getting scam emails supposedly from Phil but the latest one is from Sky offering a good deal? As long as you sign up now over the phone giving financial details In these times its all about Community so lets all support all our independent businesses and I would hope at the next club open day (when ever that is) we can invite all these business people to our club to give a big thanks and perhaps a glass of something !
ANSWERS NEXT MONTH FOLKS!!
INDOOR BOWLS As you are aware Indoor bowls is now under way but as a triple league due to the distancing rules but at least it is keeping the members involved. If you are partaking then please make sure of all the latest rules and requirements. There is a strict cleaning and sanitation protocol to follow which is straight forward but has to be done. The Committee are requesting anyone with a cold etc should stay away from the club and contact your your indoor team Captain in good time to allow the Captain to substitute you. Please try to avoid the use of chalk but if you do DO NOT Lick the ends to mark the woods for obvious reasons! The Kitchen will be closed throughout the Indoor season so you may wish to bring a flask of your own beverage. As the season progresses into the winter temperatures within the club will have to be monitored and also fresh air must be allowed to circulate within the club and this will be from time to time via opening windows and or a door. Indoor Chair Dave Robert Indoor League Secretary Chris Cummings As you know there will be NO Indoor handbooks for the new season which will be an Indoor Triples ONLY season. This Season games will be played at 10am, 2pm and 7.30pm. .

THIS MONTHS QUIZ - AUTUMN WORD

SCRAMBLE

13. SOSEAN 14. EAKDR 15. SLQEIURR 16. NXOQUEI 17. QSUASH 18. FBNOREIS 19. CRNO 20. KSLOCC 21. EALHONEW 22. UNPIPMK 23. YUGWFASER 24. UCENSHTST
BOWLS ENGLAND For all the lates news from Bowls England plus Xtra End Podcast visit the Bowls England website by clicking on the logo:
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT Finally thanks for your support with the news letter during these very strange times at our bowling club and also thanks must go to the Club Committee who are doing everything possible to make our club safe, financially viable but also usable for its members.
WINNER OF THE LADIES SINGLES Rachel Oland with Club President Kay Ward
LADIES SINGLES RUNNER-UP Carol Jones with Club President Kay Ward