The arrangements below, 'PLAYING BOWLS AT PURLEY BOWLS CLUB 2023', were published on 24th April 2023. This update includes an ADDENDUM about Booking Priorities and Ballots.
PLAYING BOWLS AT PURLEY BOWLS CLUB
document summarises the various ways that members can play on our Green and is
an update to the document issued on 27th March 2022.
Booking System (bowlr)
implemented an Online Booking System so that members will be able to book a
rink from the comfort of their home using their mobile, tablet or PC. The
Online System has been implemented using the bowlr software which has
been developed specifically for Bowls Clubs and is used by several local
A laptop and
an iPad are available in the Bowls Clubhouse for members to use. If anyone
needs help with bowlr, there is usually someone at the club who can
assist them. If not, Tony Gallagher is happy to take calls regarding Match Availability,
Rink Booking and any other bowlr-related matters.
We will be
operating 1 hour booking slots. [ For competitive
matches it is accepted that it may be necessary to book 2 or more consecutive
slots to ensure sufficient time to complete a match.] The booking slots are as
(a)10:30am – 11:30am;
(b)11:30am – 12:30pm;
(c)12:30pm – 1:30pm
(d)1:30pm – 2:30pm;
(e)2:30pm – 3:30pm
(f)3:30pm – 4:30pm
(g)4:30pm – 5:30pm
(h)5:30pm – 6:30pm
(i)6:30pm – to close
and Friday afternoons (i.e. on Ballot days) booking slots (d), (e) & (f)
will be unavailable on the 4 rinks allocated for Ballots.
priorities for rink bookings are as follows:
match rink requirements.
requirements (4 rinks on Monday and Friday afternoons; and 2 Rinks on Sunday
mornings). However, see below*.
National play-on dates
competition play-on dates
& National matches
The Ballots are popular with newer members and members who
prefer not to play in inter-club matches. We are continuing to provide,
whenever possible, a minimum of 4 rinks for Ballot sessions on Mondays and
Fridays and 2 rinks on a Sunday morning. Occasions may arise when, if there is
no alternative (e.g. heavy demand for rinks on a Surrey/National play-on date),
it may be necessary to curtail or cancel the Ballots on a particular day.
to play in an inter-club match
to play in an inter-club match should be made by confirming your availability via
the bowlr system. A laptop and iPad are available in the bowls clubhouse
to use. Again, if you need assistance with this, Tony Gallagher is happy to
You will be
informed by email at least one week in advance if you have been selected to
play in a match.
format/dress code/refreshment arrangements for matches may change during the
year, please check the Fixtures & Results section of our website for the
most up to date information.