The pictures below are from one of the Australian Pairs competitions held at Handy Cross Indoor Bowls Centre
These games are always popular and very well supported. It is hope that we can arrange many more of these games once we get back to bowling again.
Welcome to the NEW LOOK
Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association
Membership of the BSMBA is now open to ALL short mat bowls clubs within the County of Buckinghamshire.
There will no longer be individual registration but clubs may belong to the Association for a small annual fee and all their members will automatically be included.
The Association in its new form, will continue to look after the interests of players and those leagues which are currently operating within the County.
Competitions organised by the BSMBA will be open to all individual members of those clubs.
It is hoped that this new format will be of interest to clubs within the county, which have not, in the past, been registered with the Association, due to the restrictions which the ESMBA place upon its members.
This is the first contribution from one of our members and I think we can all empathise with this.
The biggest disaster for me was the lack of hugging, be warned some serious catching up needs to be done.
Freedom to be with all my family and friends is something I will never take for granted again.
The gardening made me ache in muscles I didn’t know I had.
The Zoom calls were a steep learning curve, I will not miss the new everyday saying “ you need to unmute”.
The crafts were fun to start with but are only so many homemade gifts you can give out before you just look tight.
Facebook is not really that entertaining after all, and some of the people, have they got nothing better to do than post pictures of their breakfast, oh no they haven’t, sorry.
I did enjoy virtual walking tours, armchair “walking” with a glass of wine, I’ve covered miles of London and other cities and not a cobbled street problem encountered.
Another BIG disaster was the shrinking of all my clothes, or maybe it was the excess of wine (see above) and chocolate?
The telly – well nothing new that was any good there – with the possible exception of Joe Wicks P.E. sadly I didn’t take on board the doing - just the watching. I found it easier to get involved with the cooking programs
That’s it then, the end of lockdown is in our sights. Please let it be real, please let us have completed the last one. I know I’m not alone in saying its been pretty awful so lets move on from a calendar headed, One day, Same day, Another day, Stroll day, Forgot what day, Repeat day and Day off and get back to Bowling.