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Newsletter - November 2021

By Tom Wilkes Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club

Tuesday, 4 January 2022


Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club Contributor



There are still some club competitions to be completed. Please try to get all games played by the end of March 2022.

In House Games

We aim to continue playing! The weekend of 4/5 December 2021 (the best day weather-wise) and Monday 27 December, have been designated for games. These are probably starting around 1.00 p.m. Depending on how many members ‘sign up’, a suitable format will be devised. If you are interested in a winter game then please send your names to Derek please: Email: or Telephone:01666 823482

Special General Meeting (SGM)

This was held on Sunday, 14 November 2021 with 24 members attending and 4 apologies from members. The committee membership was agreed and the future of the club (based on the previously distributed paper) was discussed. A one-page summary will be published and a decision will be taken at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in February 2022. We may be able to combine the AGM with an in-house game and/ or the finals of one or more club competitions. Watch this space.

National Competitions

If any member(s) would like to make a personal entry to the national comps then the link is here: http://

Club Ladder

If you are interested in taking part in a bowls ‘ladder’, between now and April (as seen in tennis and squash contexts), then please pass your name to Paul Lucas.

Tour 2022 - Portugal

Malmesbury Bowls tours used to be an annual event but have not happened for many years. Here is an opportunity to play three games against local clubs in the warmth of a Portugal October in 2022. Flying from Bristol airport on 11 October 2022 to Faro and returning on 18 October 2022 the cost will be £858 per person in a twin/double classic suite (pool view £899) or £979 for a single room; at the Alvor Baia resort.

  • Prices include flights, transfers and full board.
  • A deposit of £250 will be required before the first week in January 2022 with the balance payable in July 2022.
  • £30 less for non-bowlers.
  • 100% ATOL protected.
  • Excursions would be an extra cost
  • 23 kgs of luggage allowance
  • Woods can be hired but only two would be needed if members take their own.

A minimum of 20 people would be required for the tour, to hold the prices quoted. Smaller numbers may still be possible but costs would then have to be renegotiated. Derek has further details.

Next Season

We already have 39 matches confirmed running from April 2022 to October 2022 but the green will be available for use from 1 January 2022 (weather and water permitting). Members will therefore need to pay in January 2022, please. The green cannot be used by anyone who is uninsured.

Commonwealth Games

Bowls will be part of the games and played from 29 July 2022 to 6 August 2022 Derek intends to get tickets for 6 August 2022. Anyone else interested in joining him?

Contact Information

John Smith

Find Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club

The Pavilion, Baskerville, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9BS


Additional Information

There are limited car parking spaces at the club. If possible, please park in Cross Hayes. It is a short walk from Cross Hayes, down Silver Street, to the club house.