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The 2017 Club AGM will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 15th March in the dining room. As usual all members are most welcome.

There are 2 positions on the Management Committee to fill and up for election are:

Rodger Foster
Dennis Skayman
Richard Ashton
Jim Munroe
Howard Jarrold

This means that a ballot will take place so if you have any strong preference from the candidates listed please come along and cast your vote.

If you haven't paid your club subscription for 2017 it is now overdue and should be paid as soon as possible please. If you have any members playing in your team who have not rejoined by the end of January and play a match after that date, points will be deducted from the team!
£5 discounts are now void so the following fees apply and are payable by cash or cheque only please.

You can post a cheque to us at LIBC, Hall Drive, Lincoln, LN6 7SW if you can't get down yourself.

Senior (65 or over) £38
Full (19-65 years) £40
Social Member £15
17/18 Years £10
Junior Members (16 & under) £1

Lockers charged at £5 each in addition to the above fees


Latest noticeboard: What gets you hot under the collar ?   - by Howard Jarrold

A lot of what we teach a newcomer to the game often goes over their heads in the quite understandable desire to get on with hitting the jack. Equally we as coaches are not without blame in not always emphasising how important some of these rules are. Perhaps then it's a good idea if we go over a few of the things that can be over looked and can be the source of irritation.
Please email me ( ) if you have a pet hate or something that winds you up. Please put your name to it ( I wont publish it ) , and please do not make it personal.
One of the most common areas of discontent is the milling about at the head when the skips are bowling and also when deciding whose won the end and by how many.
The general rule is that in any game the person on the mat should not be distracted in any way and fellow players should be well away and behind him/her. When a skip has the mat his no. 3 is behind the head and the other no. 3 to one side and behind the head. All the rest should be well behind the head. No. 3 s decide the outcome and other players must stay away ( except if a. n. other is asked to measure etc due to an inability of a no.3 to do so )
Far to often all and sundry can be seen discussing, and offering an opinion, as to who is holding what.
Please let me know your thoughts as to why this happens, how best to deal with it and any other thing that bugs you.

Noticeboard extra: Weekly update Saturday 25th February   - by Dennis Skayman

Got to start this week's report wIth a high five to the Lincoln Ladies in the semi finals of the Vivienne Trophy
Playing at Northampton Bowls Club against Colchester.
Travel was not good with hurricane Doris in full force at the time of travel for a 2 o'clock start.
The effect showed on the rink after 5 ends across the board the ladies were trailing by 14 shots.
Things got worse after 7 ends when Frankie Woottons knee gave way.After consulting the umpire a sub was agreed and Frankie was replaced by Anne Marie Staples.A great chance for Anne who had traveled to every away game in the competition and not yet played - a reward for her commitment.
After that the ladies never looked back the storm was weakening outside but on the green Lincoln were going from strength to strength and when 16 ends were complete looking across the score board 3 rinks out the 4 had been victories.A win by 57 shots to 48 a 9 shot margin.
Finals day is Thursday 30th March at Melton Mowbray against Palmerston Indoor Bowls Club from Fareham near Portsmouth.
A diverted travel home dodging fallen trees but 16 smiling faces entering the indoor was a good sign to see well done and good luck in the final.
Rink results
Pam Burke, Jean Brown & Sue Simpson 16 – 11
Pat Lynn, Jenny Whattam & Norma Melton 15 – 10
Jean Scrafield, Michelle Scott & June Mills 19 – 9
Mary Patterson, Frankie Wooton (Anne Marie Staples) & Viv Lewis 7 – 18

Next promotion for a summer competition.
If you're a competitive player and are aiming on playing indoors this Summer Season, you might like to make yourself available for the EIBA FANTASTIC FIVES competition.
The National Summer Team knockout competition which is effectively the summer equivalent of the Top Club event.
Early rounds are Lincolnshire based so not too much travelling involved early on.
The Entry Form is on the National Competition notice board over by rink one and a Squad of 12 players (6 ladies & 6 men) is required for us to be able to enter a team.
Any more information ask Danny it would be good to have an entry from the club.

A Little reminder
Don't forget the 1st March is closing date for League entries for both summer and winter leagues.
I have been hearing from one or two players that teams are dropping out different leagues for one reason or another.
One reason is teams are struggling for captains.
Captains don't get too disheartened with the job the club needs you.
If it's a problem recruiting players have a look in the floaters book or talk to Danny, Senior member may help or even myself we will try and get you a squad together.
If it's drawing up rotas to suit your squad there is a captain's sheet on the indoor website or try Google on the world web I have been told they have some sites to help.
If you can't get a rink together on a certain day be it a Monday or Friday or any other day talk to Danny fixtures can be tailored to suit.
If it's anything else also raise with Danny or a committee member, write a letter to committee or even speak to me I will raise it on your behalf.
You may have a great idea to help keep rink space full but are frightened to raise it.
If rink space is not kept full prices will start to go up and that's not good for members.
To finish off this subject if you find yourself without a team in whatever league and want to play don't be frightened to put your name in the relevant book on the floaters list at the side of the bar, staff will point you in the right direction.

Team recruitment is underway for two new leagues for next year's winter programme raised at the respective AGM's.
A mixed triples league for Sunday nights 4.30 and 6.30 starts if you can raise a squad for this entry forms are at the bar or names on the floaters list in the relevant book.
Also ladies are trying to fulfill their league programme for Wednesday afternoons a proposal for a triples league with only one Yetton member in each squad was put forward.
Entry forms are at the bar or if you don't have a team put your name on the relevant floaters sheet in the book for this league.

Next not so good news see below message about presentation evening.
Given the prohibitive cost of putting on the event and the lack of support from winners in the past few years, the Management Committee has taken the decision NOT to hold a Presentation Evening this season.
As a result, all club league and competition winners will receive their prizes thus:
• Summer League winners and Summer Competition winners and runners up from 2016 will receive vouchers before the end of the current winter season.
• Club Competition Winners and runners up will be presented with their vouchers on the day of the final along with the perpetual trophy
• League winners will receive their vouchers during the summer or upon collection of their Captains sheets next winter.
We hope the Membership understands the reasons for this move. It is simply not cost effective to hold the event any longer given set up, food and entertainment costs and the vast majority of winners were not attending the event with a lot of people on holiday.
I personally think this is sad news anyone with suggestion to hold it again next year don't be afraid to come forward.

Quick update on progression in National Competitions
Men's Pairs area final.
Danny Brown & Billy Jackson won by 18 shots to 11 against Phil Broughton & Tom Doig from Nottingham.
They are now through to the national finals at Melton Mowbray 1st round Wednesday 29th March.
Good luck to them.
Men's over 60's pairs area semi final.
George Draper & Mike Smith won by 15 shots to 8 against Richard White from Boston.
They play the winners of Ron Cowan or Tom Sisson both from Nottingham by 19th March in the area final.
Ladies over 50's 2 wood triples area semi final.
Penny Strong, Di Rodgers-Wilson & Sheila Plaskitt won by 13 shots to 10 against Olive Wells from Horncastle.
They play Jayne Croxall South Forest by 19th March in area final.
Ladies over 60's singles area semi final.
Lynda Jones won by 21 shots to 14 against Olive Wells Horncastle.
She now plays Jenny Humphries from Newark by 19th March in area final.

Diary Dates for next week
Friday 3rd March
Ladies Mason Trophy 5th Round
Lincoln A v Barwell

Sunday 5th March
Egham Trophy semi finals
Lincoln v Victory from Portsmouth played at Riverain
Good luck to all, support is welcome.

Grand Prix Tournament 1
Monday 27th February day 7
Andrew Ware, Billy Jackson & Jarrad Breed are in action
Tuesday 28th February day 8
Wayne Willgress &Tim Stone are in action for the first time this year, the third is Simon Skelton day 4 winner.
Play starts at 8.00 am on both days.

To finish off this week something I didn't know was available from the club
A club E-newsletter
Issue number 4 was forwarded to me earlier in the week
If you go on the Lincoln Indoor website home page look down the left hand side click on E-news and follow instruction you will also receive.
Some of the above is mentioned and other information from the club so get downloading.

More Noticeboard -

Click here to read...Vivienne Trophy
Click here to read...Coaching Team
Click here to read...Weekly update Sunday 19th February
Click here to read...With a nod to Rudyard Kipling

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