Hemel Hempstead Bowls Club

New Members

This page is intended to assist new members, in particular new bowlers, in familiarising themselves with the bowls equipment required and a little about how the club operates. Also refer to the General Rules of the club.

Match Dress Code

The table below gives a general guide on what to wear but always check the notice board for a particular match you are participating in. In the annual fixture list the Dress (or DR) column refers to trouser/skirt colour not that of the shirt/top. The notice board will specify colours for both shirts/tops and trousers/skirts.

Match Type

Shoes

Men's Shirts

Men's Trousers

Ladies Tops

Ladies Skirts/

Trousers

Weekend matches

White, Brown or Grey

bowls shoes

Club Tops

White

Club Tops

White

Weekday matches

As above

 

Club Tops

Grey

 

Club Tops

Grey

 

Cup Matches

 

As above

Club Tops

Grey

Club Tops

Grey

Roll Ups 

As above

Club Tops*

Grey

Club Tops*

 

Grey

 

Competitions

As above

Club Tops or White Tops with collars

Grey

Club Tops or White Tops with collars

Grey

* Club Tops or 'predominantly white' polo shirts (with collars)

 

Necessary Bowls Equipment

- Set of 4 bowls

- Bowls bag or trolley

- Pair of bowls shoes

- Shirt(s)/Top(s)

- Pair(s) of Trousers/Skirt(s)

- White socks

Additional Recommended Bowls Equipment

- Weatherproof top/trousers

- White fleece, sweatshirt or cardigan

- Measure

- Marker spray

Second hand bowls equipment is sometimes offered on the club notice board. Also refer to the Useful Links page for where one can purchase bowls equipment in this area and guidelines on selecting bowls.

Match Selection

The club encourages new members to put their name down on the availability sheets for matches as early as possible after joining; it helps them to gain experience and understanding of the game, and to meet other club members who will be happy to provide advice and pass on their experience.

The majority of availability sheets are in the main room of the pavilion. Men's veteran availability sheets are located in the men's changing room.

Teams are selected on Tuesday evening so enter your name on the availability sheet by Monday evening and check the selection sheets as soon as possible after Tuesday - they will be located in both the corridor and main room. If selected to play or be a reserve please tick your name on one of the sheets. If unable to play please advise the match captain ASAP. Reserves should turn up on match day in case they are required to play; all selected members need to report to the match captain at least 15 minutes before the agreed meeting time.