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Posted 18 January 2019
Weather permitting, the Green opens on Sunday 31 March 2019.

Posted 29 December 2018
History of the Club's Gavel

Posted 12 December 2018
Xmas Tree
Very many thanks to Gerry for the donation and erection of a magnificent Christmas Tree.
Located outside the kitchen window - it has substantially brightened up the entrance to the Club and created a true spirit of Christmas.
Posted 23 November 2018
Annual Dinner - Thursday 15 November 2018
An excellent evening at Mickleover Golf Club.
In addition to the usual prize giving ceremony, a draw was held for a splendidly decorated plate, hand finished with 22 carat gold - "Imperial Garden" - from the Royal Crown Derby range of Amari inspired Accent plates.
This plate had been generously given to the Club as a raffle prize by Chris Oakes, Managing Director of Royal Crown Derby - and we are very grateful for this.
Tickets had been on sale throughout the season - and had raised a substantial amount of money for the Club.
The lucky winner was Gordon Betts.
Posted 18 November 2018
Health and Wellbeing Session
We are most fortunate to have the chance to hear about the latest research being undertaken by Doctor Philip Herrod of Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - who is also bringing a colleague, Physiologist, Dr. Beth Phillips.

The theme is ‘Exploring time efficient strategies to improve fitness in older adults and other research on Healthy Ageing’.

There will be a PowerPoint presentation included, a chance to ask questions and (over tea and cake) time for informal chats before winding up at 3.30pm.

Starts at 1:30 p.m. Entrance fee £2.00
Posted 5 October 2018
End of Outdoor Season 2018
As the season draws to a close both league and internal club matches are now almost complete (just one re-arranged match on 8 Oct. to play).
August into September proved a difficult time for players this year - with afternoon and evening matches still completing their schedules when Floodlit started with both league and cup matches!
Many players were playing 6 matches per week and feeling the strain.
Hopefully SDCGBA will iron this out following the review which is in progress. New systems require time to settle, but the danger will be that members will not sign up for the leagues next year.

There have been some good results with Vets 2 returning to Div. 1 next season and Floodlit 2 coming second. Their prizes will be presented at the SDGBA Presentation evening 24 Nov. @ RR. Ticket only event £5.

We also had success in the Belper League cups when the 'Over 55s A' were Runners up in the league cup and in the Saturday Singles league cup Rykneld B were the runners up too. Well done to all.
There were also some good positions held in other teams too.

The Gold Letter Finals Day was held in mid September and before the buffet, players were presented with their trophies (briefly) which will now go away to be inscribed and presented formally at our Dinner and Presentation Evening, Thursday 15th November 2018. Please make sure you have saved that date on your calendar. Menus are available in the Club House and must be returned (with payment please) to the secretary by 5 November for processing, thank you.

Posted 5 October 2018
Completion of the Centenary Year.
The activities to mark this Very Special Year have drawn to a close.
The events have been a great success overall and certainly making a ‘one off season’ that will not be repeated in our lifetimes!
It has involved present and past members and revived many memories from photos and the gold letter boards.
Much reminiscing of past achievements and together with news of all our 15 league teams of the present - a lot to talk about.
The weather could not have been more kind to us on each occasion, allowing all the outdoor events to take part as planned. What a relief!
Posted 5 October 2018
This was the final event of the 5 - in celebration of a magnificent 100 years of RBC.
Posted 19 September 2018
In line with requirements of the Tom Carey Fund, an 'End of Grant' report has been submitted in relation to funding provided in October 2017 - for replacement sleepers around the edges of the green, a SiSIS Auto RotoRake (scarifier) and financial contribution to each of the 5 centenary events. Many thanks to all members for their really positive feedback on what this funding has done for the Club. The Fund Administrators required feedback from just three of the 'beneficiaries' and this has been supplied. We are really grateful for the funding received from the Tom Carey Fund - and look forward to their continued support in the future.
Posted 5 September 2018
Tickets now on sale for a splendid evening of musical entertainment with 'Sounds Familiar' - 20 October 2018 - Poster
Posted 21 August 2018
August Events at Rykneld Bowling Club
It has been a very busy month for the Club, with something happening every Sunday, in addition to the Centenary event Number 4 - Former Club Members v Present Members.
On the 5th August we held a Doubles Open Invitation match, where 16 members of Rykneld invited a partner from another Club to play. A round robin format of 12 ends per game worked well and the eventual winners were Gordon Lawrence and his partner Andy Fern and runners up Susan West and her partner Sylvia Hughes.
Several of the ladies managed to juggle catering and playing during the day and the afternoon ended with a light buffet for all.
Our thanks to Gordon and John for the smooth running of the event and to the catering team and to members for the generous donations to the raffle.
The Rykneld Mens Doubles Gold Letter matches were played on 12th August up to final stage with Stuart Brown and Colin McDonald through to play Jamie Brown and Bernard Johnson.
The Gold Letter Mixed Doubles takes place next Sunday pm 26 August 2018 all in readiness for Finals Day on 16th September.
Posted 19 August 2018
100 Year Centenary Event No. 4 - Former Club Members versus Present Members.
Report and photos posted to Photo Gallery
Posted 19 August 2018
Congratulations to Rykneld B - Saturday League Runners up - promoted to Division 1.
Posted 11 July 2018
2018 RBC Men's Open results posted to website
Posted 1 July 2018
2018 Midsummer Open Doubles results and photos of winners posted to website - together with the link to a website containing over 100 photos.
Previous years' results for 2013 to 2017 also posted.
Posted 20 June 2018
Report and pictures of the Centenary Fun Day - Sunday 10 June - posted to website.
Posted 24 May 2018
Privacy Policy updated to comply with the new European Union 'General Data Protection Regulation' - effective 14 May 2018.
Posted 15 May 2018
Pictures of Men's Double posted on Photo Gallery - Men's Doubles 13 May 2018
Congratulations to winners Liam Kirkland and Keith Tomlinson - and to runners up Martin Kirkland and Gordon Betts.
Posted 28 March 2018
Thanks again to Ian Millward - this time for pictures of the 'Celebrating Bowling - Start of the 2018 season' event - Sunday 25 March 2018.
Pictures and notes of the event are now in the website photo gallery - 'Celebrating Bowling'.
Posted 11 March 2018
Many thanks to Ian Millward for pictures from the 'Celebrating Incorporation' event - Sunday 25 February 2018.
These picture are now in the website photo gallery - 'Celebrating Incorporation'.
Posted 1 March 2018
An account of the event to mark the incorporation of the club, 100 years ago, has now been posted on the Centenary Celebrations page of the website.
Posted 23 February 2018
An article under the heading of '100-UP' has been published in the March edition of Derbyshire Life (on sale in shops from 21 February 2018).
It covers the history of the club, with some old photos and reference to our Centenary Celebrations.
A further article is planned following the end of our centenary year - with emphasis on the Club as it is today.
Posted 14 February 2018
Posted 31 January 2018
Charity Horse Race Night - 26 January 2018
Details of sponsors, winning owners of horses in each race, thanks to all involved and photo posted to Photo Gallery.
Club polo shirts and sweatshirts are available at Multiprint + Embroidery Limited,
560 Burton Road, Littleover, Derby DE23 6FP
Contact Lincoln Wolsey   Tel - 01332 224433

Prices are polo £17.40, sweatshirt £19.80
Name (optional) £2.40.
Shirts colours are navy for men and white for ladies.
Shirts are ready 7 days from order.
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