Falaise Indoor Bowls Club

23rd September 2020



Following the Government’s announcement on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 advising that there will be new restrictions implemented for at least the next six months, the English Indoor Bowling Association, following a Board of Directors meeting today, wishes to advise it’s Clubs, County Associations and individual bowlers of the following.

All affiliated Indoor Bowls Clubs who have implemented COVID-19 secure protocols, based on the EIBA’s ‘Returning to Indoor Bowls’ guidance can continue to provide organised bowls sessions for members and visitors. However, from Thursday 24th September 2020 only up to 6 players per rink will be permitted. Multiple rinks in the club may be used, subject to appropriate social distancing measures, but players are not permitted to interact with the people on the next rink.

For clubs with bar and restaurant facilities, from Thursday 24th September these are only permitted to be open between the hours of 5am to 10pm with table service only. In addition. parties of up to six people are permitted per table and people are not permitted to interact with other people in the room.

The EIBA will be updating its ‘Returning to Indoor Bowls’ guidance and will re-issue over the next 24 hours.

National Competitions

With the implementation of stricter restrictions on people’s activities for the foreseeable future, the EIBA Board, whilst wanting to provide a National Competition programme, regrettably have made the following decisions:


The complete 2020-2021 National Competition programme is cancelled with immediate effect. All entries will automatically be placed into the 2021-2022 season. If any competitor does not wish for this to happen, please email claireedson@eiba.co.uk so that this can be actioned.


The 2019-2020 National Finals scheduled due to take place in November 2020 will be postponed. With the cancellation of the 2020-2021 programme the EIBA wish to stage these finals in April 2021, when hopefully the COVID-19 situation has improved in order for all outstanding finals to be concluded.

The EIBA are appreciative of the support and understanding of all Competitors, Clubs and Counties during this difficult time and trust that they can understand the decisions made.


Peter Thompson
Chief Executive
Updated 23rd September 2020
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Sunday 25th October 2020

The Dr's Surgery units are now not due to be removed until W/C Monday 2nd November at the earliest (weather permitting) therefore the car park will be available until work commences.

I am waiting for temporary parking permits to arrive to enable members to be allowed to park in the coach bays in Falaise Road. As soon as I receive them I will issue to those members that require one.

Martyn Naylor
Centre Manager

Thursday 8th October 2020


We are going to trial the Wednesday and Friday Ballots next week W/C Monday 12th October.

The Wednesday Ballot on the 14th will start at 12.00 noon.

The Friday Ballot on the 16th will start at 3pm.

Lists will be situated on the Mens notice board every week.
Please add your name to the relevant list to be included.
Only the first 24 names will be permitted to play (there will be no casual walkins allowed).

Remember these ballots are being held at the request of YOU therfore it is down to those that requested them to ensure that they are successful.

Martyn Naylor
Centre Manager
Wednesday 30th September 2020



As Carisbrooke are preparing to move into their new premises next week there may be some disruption over the next few weeks.

This is a brief outline of what is expected to happen and when.

1. Removal vans will be on site from Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd October.

2. Dates for the removal of the Portacabins are being fine tuned but Portacabin will be on site on Monday 5th October to set up their own site welfare facilities and to start stripping out the units.

3. Electricians will be on site on Thursday 8th October to disconnect the cabins from the mains.

4. Around the 14th October, Portacabin will barrier off the top of the car park and Westridge will demolish the wall.

5. The crane will arrive on the 18th October (subject to wind conditions) and will remain on site until 20th October by which time all cabins will be cleared. Westridge will then begin the rebuilding of the wall and by the end of the week (23rd October) the car park can be re-opened.

6. The following week Westridge will begin the demolition of the footings, fencing, drainage etc. and re-instatement of the site.
Whist this work is being carried out parking will be available in the lower half of the car park or on Falaise Road.

Please continue to also use the Summerfields car park as per the previous arrangement until all works have been completed.

Martyn Naylor
Centre Manager

Saturday 26th September 2020

The latest version of opening guidelines from the EIBA can be found in the downloads section of this website.

Martyn Naylor
Centre Manager