Congratulations to Sylver on winning the 2 in 1 competition on 3 October 2020
Congratulations to Freda and Sylver on winning the Bass Shield Doubles competition on 19 September 2020
Congratulations to Kevin and Gilles on winning the Weir Family Shield on 29 August 2020
Congratulations to Humberto and Paul M on winning the Bill Miller Mem. Doubles on 1 August 2020.
Regrettably, Christel, wife of our esteemed member Ciaran McFerran, has passed away. The thoughts of all our members are with Ciaran at this sad time.
As a consequence of Government guidance, which changed periodically during the Covid 19 pandemic, our Club has played on and off since mid-March 2020. A relaxation of restrictions in March 2021 ( * see below ) allows play to re-commence on 12 April 2021, and we intend to re-commence on Tuesday 13 April. The Irish Petanque Assoc. has issued a Covid 19-related policy on social distancing and other contact issues ( see below ) which fits with the Government guidance, and the North Down Committee intends that the policy will be applied in full, until such time as it may change.
COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR THE RESUMPTION OF PLAY
* At March 2021, NI Govt Guidelines allow, that from 12 April, up to 15 people (including coaches) can take part in structured outdoor sports training, through clubs or individuals affiliated to recognised sports governing bodies or representative organisations for sport and physical activity.
Social Distancing and Personal Protection
- The organisers of any game of Petanque should note the names and contact details of anyone participating.
- Nobody should come to play who has a cough or a temperature.
- Should a player develop Covid 19 symptoms after playing, they should contact the organisers of the event so that other participants can be made aware of this fact.
- Players must stay 2 metres away from each other at all times [unless they are members of the same household].
- Face masks are advised, but not mandatory.
- No handshakes or kissing. Toe-to-toe greetings only.
- All players must bring to the piste their own hand sanitiser.
- Nobody must touch another player’s boules, cochonnet, measuring tape, hand sanitiser or other personal equipment.
- No entrance money should be taken.
- Each player must have their own cochonnet and use it when he/she throws it to start a game or begin a new end.
- Only one person in the game is allowed to touch the circle and the scoreboard.
- Any player measuring must do so with his/her own tape. Others stand 2 metres away.
At the AGM on 3 March the Hon.Sec and Hon.Treas. reported on another good year socially and financially. The Club now has 24 paid-up members with a few more expected.
A new relationship with our hosts, Pickie Bowling Club, was agreed whereby , in exchange for our increased annual ‘fee’ to Pickie, we have house membership of that Club for 20 of our members, giving legitimate access to all the Clubhouse facilities and events.
The Election of Officers was as shown on the ‘Officers’ page of the website.
If everything goes to plan, Glenn will be emigrating to Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19 November 2019. He will be sadly missed by all his friends at North Down PC but, we wish him and Julie every blessing for their marriage and their life ahead. Below is a parting ‘thank you’ from them, following their recent engagement party at the Club.
Congratulation to Jim and Humberto on winning the Bass Shield Doubles 2 November 2019.