Message from the Chairman

  1. Hong Kong Football Club Classic Mixed Fours 2018

 Our Section is organizing a Mixed Fours tournament taking place on 7th and 8th November 2018, the two days immediately preceding the Hong Kong International Bowls Classic 2018.

All the oversea players playing in the Classic 2018 together with China and Hong Kong Teams players have been invited to participate in this tournament.  The response was encouraging and all of them have accepted our invitation to participate in the tournament.

The objective of the event is to provide an opportunity for our Section members to learn from and to get acquaintance with the elite oversea and local players by playing alongside them.  Teams will be formed with our Section members mixing with those classic players. Players are expected to play on both indoor and outdoor green.  Details conditions of play will be provided in due course.

We have 24 men and 27 women members enrolled for this tournament.  Selection will be done by the organizing committee subsequently.  Selected Section members will be expected to complete the two days tournament, and attending the presentation dinner.  Non-compliances by withdrawal after the start of the tournament or absent from the presentation dinner without reason accepted by the committee will have to bear the cost of the lunch and /or dinner waste.

  1.   Re-claim of Lockers from In-active Section members and Section members not playing for the Club

In late July the Section has issued letters to the above-mentioned Section members concerning the details of the re-claim of their occupied lockers through the Club Management.  We are pleased to note that over 80% of them have cleared their lockers and gave back the locker keys to the Committee.

For those Section members who have not yet cleared their lockers we have cleared their lockers under the witnesses of the Club management on 31.8.2018.

Items found will be kept by the Section for a period of 6 months after which they will then be deposed to a charity or similar non-profit organization.

  1. Allocation of Indoor Lockers

 After the re-claim lockers exercise we have allocated the Indoor lockers to those Section members who have registered to our Membership Secretary Kenneth Pang or his assistance Christina Yeung.  At present, Section Members currently playing league games for the club are assigned with Indoor lockers.  May I request to those Section members who are not really in need of an outdoor locker after they have been assigned with an indoor locker to return the outdoor locker to the Section.  We will have the allocation of outdoor lockers to those Section members in need of an outdoor locker.  The allocation of outdoor lockers to Section members will be done at a later stage.

4. Rink Booking for National competitions

 It was observed that Section Members are not familiar with the rink booking procedures and the relevant controls.  I must remind that the booking of rink for National Competitions should be booked via our Green Secretary, currently Mr. Heron Lau.  An updated rink booking procedure will be issued in early October2018 by our Green Secretary.  Section Members are reminded to study it carefully and hope this will minimize the conflicts arose in rink booking in future.

  1. Signing up for Triples Leagues 2018

 The sign-up Forms for Triples League 2018 are posted on the Indoor Notice Boards and the deadline for signing is 11th October 2018.  Please come and put down your name and also indicate the number of games you are available to play.  The number of teams to be entered will highly depend on the responses of the members’ signing up.

 Johnny TSANG

Chairman, Lawn Bowls Section

26th September 2018