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9th April

There are 46 new cases of patients testing positive for coronavirus in Hull and East Yorkshire.

New figures have revealed a spike in the number of people to have tested positive for Covid-19 with the figure now standing at 58 in Hull – rising from 38 yesterday (April 7).

The number of cases in East Riding has now reached triple figures after rising from 97 to 123 today (April 8). 

In total, there have 18 deaths reported by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust which runs Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital.

One death has been reported by Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, which runs a number of hospitals across North and East Yorkshire, including mental health facilities

The total number of patients to have died in hospital in the UK rose by 938 with the death toll now standing at 7,097 as of 5pm on Tuesday, the Department of Health has said, making it the deadliest day since the outbreak began.

Patients were aged between 22 and 103, including 46 people who had no known underlying health conditions.

As of 9am on April 8, 232,708 people have been tested for Covid-19 with 60,733 testing positive.

Boris Johnson is said to be “improving” as it was revealed 938 more people had died – the UK’s deadliest day so far.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital but is “improving” and has been sitting up in bed and engaging with his clinical team.


Memo From YCCGBA Date 6th April 2020 TO ALL Districts Clubs and Bowlers Districts Please ensure you pass this to all clubs and we recommend you get confirmation of receipt.Clubs. Please wherever possible ensure your members see sight of this communication.Covid 19 For the avoidance of doubt YCCGBA do not suggest that clubs stay open for social bowling, we recommend that all clubs remain closed whilst the current situation prevails.

Green keeping

Following a local incident where a green keeper was told to vacate his green by a member of their police force I sought guidance from my local MP, the response is below.“The Government has set strict guidelines on travel allowing travel only when it is essential. Non-essential journeys and failure to adhere to the social distancing rules are matters for the police to enforce and they can be contacted on 101.

It would be for your association or local clubs to deem whether they find this work ‘essential’, however, the clubs should remain closed until further notice. Should any work take place social distancing must be adhered to throughout

Stay Home – Keep Safe ……. Please


The Bridlington Bay Bowling Club Green is now closed until further Notice

The green team are still working on the green to maintain, improve and safeguard the Bowling green for when we can return. This week the green has been verticut and brushed and will be cut later in week.
We are keeping within Goverment guidelines and having no more than two working at a time at a safe distance.

During the time when we are unable to bowl the green team are taking the opportunity to repair and maintain the Green and make further improvements where possible.

Yorkshire Crown Green Bowling Association

For the avoidance of doubt YCCGBA do not suggest that clubs stay open for social bowling, we recommend that all clubs remain closed whilst the current situation prevails

We have since the last communication received numerous phone calls texts and messages asking if clubs can open for social bowling. YCCGBA advice is clear we recommend you stay closed, however if you do open for social bowling you implement stringent guidelines and check your insurance are happy to cover the club officials in the event of any litigation.

YCCGBA have no jurisdiction over individual clubs opening, we can only rule over our own competitions and offer advice.


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak it is likely all events will be cancelled in the bowling calender for the near future.

This will mean the Bowlsdrives, taster session and merits at Bridlington bay bowling club will not go ahead

This is a letter received from BCGBA

To County Secretaries, Management and Officers, Leagues and Members.

Following the Government announcement this afternoon it is with great sadness that we now have to suspend all bowling for the foreseeable future.

Based on the advice announced we need to avoid all mass gatherings and sporting event should be suspended.

If anyone within your household has symptoms then the whole family need to isolate for 14 days.

Limit social contact wherever possible and encourage working from home.

At risk groups – those over 70 and those with medical conditions need to take additional care.

All BCGBA meetings should now be postponed as un-necessary travel should be avoided. Contact in Pubs, Clubs and restaurants to be avoided.

Taking this all into account all leagues should now suspend matches until such time as we are given an all clear to resume competition.

All BCGBA and BCGLCC Competitions are now suspended until further notice this should include all qualifier events.

As a Bowls community we need to look after our members and I encourage you to follow the advice being given and support those we are able to at this very difficult time.

I will add links onto the website / face-book as these are updated.

Please take care of yourself and stay safe.

On behalf of the Management Committee BCGBA
Chris Hasselby (BCGBA Chairman)
Mark Bircumshaw (CEO)





Bridlington Bay Bowling Club Bowls Drives


2020 Team Selection is now available in 
2020 Fixtures are available in the
2020 Fixtures Page


Newsletter February 2020

Dear Members Old and New,

Welcome to the New Year at Bridlington Bay Bowling Club hope you all survived the Christmas festivities relatively unscathed , and looking forward to the coming summer bowling season. For all Brid. Bay B.C. League team details , Fixtures, dates ,competitions and more visit our dedicated website which is constantly updated by Peter Hancock .
David West, the Competition Secretary, has been working hard with David Muir from S&D on the preparation of the Club fixture booklets. These should be available early/mid March for collection as usual from the clubhouse.
Evening Doubles league games start Thur. 2nd April.
Evening Singles start Mon. 6th April (3rd team), Tues. 7th April (1st team/2nd team).
Saturday teams A (Div.1), and B (Div.2) start 18th April.
O`60s Doubles 1st team and 2nd team start Wed. 13th May, 3rd team start Thurs. 14th May.
The Team Selection Committee sat on 7th Feb., there is the full list of players and their respective team allocation on the website. Prior to the season starting team meetings will be held for teams to agree the appointment of a Team Captain /Vice Captain from within their squad.
Please support the Pre-season Lunch to be held at the Belvedere Golf Club on Saturday 21st March. There is a two or three course of menu (see attached) with a carvery for the main. Please can you follow the instruction on the menu for the ordering your choice of starter and/or dessert , also to making payment. Send choices and payment to Leo Graves at above address. I will need to finalise numbers and menu choices by the first week of March so please let me have your choices and payment as early as possible.
I look forward to meeting you all at this the first social gathering of the season, closely followed on Sunday 22nd March with the Club President Tony Hatton traditionally bowling out the first jack and bowls at 11am, weather permitting .
Looking forward to a successful bowling season amongst friends.
Kind regards,
Leo Graves
Opening Hours

The Clubhouse, Bowling & Putting Greens are open every day between the beginning of April and the end of September between the hours of 10.00 and 17.00

If you are intending to use the bowling or putting greens then please ensure that you start your game no later than 16.00

Party Bookings

The Club sometimes receives enquiries for party bookings to use the green.

Party bookings are most welcome but we do have to make our League Games and Club Competitions a priority so please contact our Secretary for further information.

How To Find Us

After admission into the Sewerby Hall & Grounds simply follow the footpath across the front of The Hall to the seaward side of the wall and beside the grassed areas.

The footpath will eventually lead you to the Bridlington Bay Clubhouse where you will be made most welcome.

Bridlington Bay Bowling Club
Sewerby Hall Gardens, Church Lane, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 1EA
Email: | Phone: 01262 400791

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