Well, October is here and normally bowling would have ended at the end of September. However, as we all know ‘normally’ either no longer applies or has a different meaning. So, at Retford Bowling Green, the new normal has extended the playing season up to the second weekend in October when the finals of the various knockout competitions will be played.
In the past, due to the fact that early October often brings a spell of settled weather, the idea of extending the season by a couple of weeks has frequently been expressed. Well, this year there is the opportunity to test this out and see what our ever changing weather brings.
October normally (that word again!) signals the start of the social calendar: social evenings, coffee mornings, canasta and games afternoons plus short mat bowling. At the time of writing, the club have no idea what the COVID-19 regime will be like then, but hopefully a gradual easing of restrictions will allow some of the activities to start up.
We have all, to a greater or lesser extent, been affected by this pandemic and been told what we cannot do. With a bit of optimism and common sense we can all move forward thinking about all of the things that we still can do. That applies across the board but particularly to sports clubs. So, keep an eye on these pages for news of how Retford Bowling Green is moving forward.