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URGENT NOTICE to comply with local lockdown regulations in force from 2400hrs tonight all leagues will be suspended until further notice.

People may still book a rink and play casual bowls together but they must be from the same household.

A team has withdrawn from the Friday evening league which has now been revised to a league of 6 teams with no BYE weeks. The revised league can be found by following the link to the leagues on the web site.

The EIBA has issued its latest revision to its 'Return to Bowls' guidance. This can be read by following the link on the EIBA web site. It has implications with regard to continuing to 'play' the game. The Rule of 6 applies which rules out fours play but more importantly it is made clear that there must be no interaction between players on seperate rinks and as regards face coverings they are mandatory unless actually on the green with 2 meter social distancing in place otherwise they must be worn.
We await the Councils response to these revised guidelines.

Latest guidance from the EIBA in light of yesterdays Governmental announcements can be viewed here . Talks will be held with the Complex management tomorrow to assess the implications on the current arrangements in the Bowling Hall.

Latest information from GATC, given the local lockdown currently imposed, is that the bowls hall remains open for play with the stipulation that the 2 meter rule is strictly adhered to by participants. It should be noted that within the bar and restaurant area there must be no socialising with people outside of a members household or bubble. Table service will still be available in the hall and additional furniture is being provided at the end of each rink to enable 2 meter distancing to be observed. Please wear a face covering when entering, changing and leaving, coverings may be removed on the green whilst maintaining 2 meters social distancing.
Trying times but please try and stick to the arrangements for play and keep everyone as safe as we possibly can under the circumstances.

Draw for the early rounds of some National Competitions 2020/2021 can be viewed here

Well fingers crossed the first game of the new season in the reformed pairs leagues will be on Sunday 20th at 4.30 pm followed by another two games in the same league at 6.45 pm. These are trying times lets all stick to the rules and stay safe on the green and remember to bring your face covering with you. The Club has submitted and had accepted its Risk Assessment 'Playing the Game' which will be displayed on the Notice Board and which should be adhered to by all players. The Club is preparing and will be issuing to every player a 'Local Rules' leaflet based on this assessment. The Risk Assessment can be viewed here

Notice from the EIBA confirming latest Government announcements regarding restrictions do not apply to organised sports indoors. Full details can be viewed here

Notice from the EIBA "We are currently awaiting further information and guidance from the Government relating to the new restrictions announced last night. We will update all of our member clubs, organisations and bowlers as soon as we have confirmation."

Important NOTICE...given the current Pandemic situation the Club have decided it would be prudent to withdraw from all EIBA National Inter Club competitions for the forthcoming season. Individuals who have entered the National competitions who may consider it prudent to withdraw must email claireedson@eiba.co.uk by 5pm on the 11th September 2020.

Temporary leagues are being formed and details will be published here as they are finalised. They may be subject to amendment.

Latest from Durham County is that all County run competitions are suspended until January 2021. Full details can be found here.



The Club play at the Oak Leaf Sports Complex in Newton Aycliffe.

The Club is a mix of both bowling and social activity. There are internal leagues, knockout competitions, National competitions, County and inter-club matches as well as social bowling.

The club has a strong and dedicated social committee who organise fund raising and events throughout the year.

Its location within the Oak Leaf Sports Complex on the South Western edge of the town of Newton Aycliffe allows easy access from all directions and from the A1M.

The Oak Leaf Sports Complex hosts a wide range of different sports and activities and has:

  • Fully-licensed bar with coffee and snack facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Catering facilities for functions
  • Bowls Hall communal lounge viewing area
  • Parking for over 100 vehicles

These facilities are available to hire, please contact the Oak Leaf Sports Complex tel. 01325 300600 for more information.