Opening of new green 21 April 2021

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Kingsbridge Town opened their brand new green on 21 April. The original green was damaged by a sewage leak in 2019 and had become unplayable. The new green is the result of 18 months of work by all the members. The renewal was organised by Chairman Ray Lancaster and special mention must be made to Captain Keith Brayne who worked tirelessly on the green and then refurbished the club pavilion single handedly. The club showed their appreciation by renaming the Mens club competition as The Ray Lancaster Cup and naming the pavilion as the Keith Brayne Pavilion. The Club has also installed a computer controlled irrigation system and this was organised by David Peters.

The green was officially opened when President Roy Kendall bowled the first bowl and members then tested out the new green to great approval. A roll-up followed on Saturday when several prospective new members attended. There will be 3 more roll-ups on the next 3 Saturdays and club nights will be held on Wednesday evenings. The first matches will be held on Tuesday 25 May when Stoke Fleming will visit in the South Hams Triples League and on Sunday 30 May when Victoria , Torquay will be hosted for a Friendly Match.
Due to Covid restrictions, only 3 rinks can be used at present and jacks and other items can only be handled by one player. Hand cleansing is provided and members are asked to maintain 1m distancing. It is hoped that this situation will be relaxed on May 17 so that 4 rinks can be played. The Club bar has been temporarily moved to the pavilion so drinks can be served outside.

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