Short Mat Bowls
Update - 4th October 2020 - We have applied to Kent County Bowls Short Mat Association for Safe Bowls Status which when granted will allow us to start playing short mat again at the hall. Strict guidelines will apply to keep bowlers and others COVID safe - details to follow when Safe Status Confirmed.
Short Mat Bowls at High Halden War Memorial Hall
High Halden Short Mat Bowls Club meets at the Memorial Hall every Friday evening from 7.30pm to 10.00pm.
New members are welcome (whether experienced or beginners) and if you want to know more contact Paul Buggins on 01233 860335.
We have bowls available for use by beginners and coaching and guidance can be provided.
All you need to bring along is a pair of clean, flat soled shoes (or a thick pair of socks) and a wish to have a go at bowls. Your first evening will be free!!
All ages welcome, with under 18s needing to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
If you would like to join there is a “One Off” joining fee of £10 with members paying £2 each evening they attend (which includes a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit). It’s great value for money for a very enjoyable social evening. (There is normally an optional raffle which costs £1).
Other than during our open days which are free to attend, visitors are very welcome to come along on three occasions, paying just £2 for the evening which gives the opportunity to get to know other members and make sure bowls is for you. Why not give it a try!!
COVID 19 GUIDELINES
English Short Mat Bowls Association (ESMBA) has issued detailed guidelines and processes which must be complied to allow groups of more that 6 to meet to play short mat bowls in a COVID safe was.
More details can be found on their website at http://www.esmba.co.uk/coronavirus/
All those who bowl must comply with the ESMBA guidelines which are attached below as well as the High Halden Specific guidelines.
Friendly against Bethersden Short Mat Bowls Club on 21st February 2020 at High Halden
The format was triples played over 7 ends with 3 woods. 6 games were played with High Halden coming out as victors with the narrow margin of 43 shots to 40. No doubt Bethersden will be looking for revenge when the return game is played.
Sue provided 2 excellent cakes (chocolate and fruit) which were greatly enjoyed!!
New captain Ralph along with Teak and June played especially well.