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New Defibrillator is live.

Recent visitors to The Hungerford Club can’t fail to notice a defibrillator box has appeared to the right of the club entrance.

We are pleased to announce that, as of 13:00 on Tuesday 18th Jan 2022, the defibrillator went live with the emergency services.

If you recall there was a fundraising campaign, via The Good Exchange, that completed in July. The club ordered the defibrillator and it was delivered late last year.

The cabinet that protects the defibrillator requires an electric supply. This is used to charge the batteries and to power a small heater that regulates the temperature within the cabinet. The supply circuit was connected last week paving the way for the cabinet to be mounted on the outside wall of the club. The unit went live after commissioning tests and updates to the emergency services database were complete.

As a piece of life saving equipment, the defibrillator has to be ready for use 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. To ensure this is the case weekly and monthly checks have to to be completed. After use, there has to be a more thorough check and the replacement of parts.

Should the defibrillator be needed dial 999 and ask the responder.

Importantly, while the defibrillator is owned by the club, it is there for the benefit of any member of the public.

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Newsletter – January 2022

The Hungerford Club wishes all members a Happy New Year.

There’s no formal newsletter this month but we have two things to pass on.

Bar closure

Firstly, the bar will be closed from Monday 10th January 2022 to Friday 14th January 2022 inclusive. The bar will open on Saturday 15th January with the normal winter opening hours. We are taking advantage of the quiet spell after New Year to carry out some maintenance in the bar area.

Table Bowls league

Secondly, we have decided that we will offer the members the opportunity of playing the game of table bowls through the winter months.

Table bowls is a game played on our snooker tables usually with two teams of two players. The game consists of rolling small bowls down a chute at a jack. The team with the nearest bowl to the jack gains a point and if the team has more than one bowl near the jack then that bowl will also score. Clearly the team with the highest score wins the game.

The simplicity of the game is that of the four bowls played each one has a different bias with the player using the bias to guide the bowl to the jack. Two or three ends will usually be enough to *Get your eye in*. The game is a fun game and has been played at the Club for a number of years. There are a number of members who will be only too pleased to give any member a quick demonstration of the game.

So this year we have a small committee who are prepared to restart the competition, so here we go!

The details

  • The games will be open to All members of the Club, Mixed, or Ladies or Gentlemen teams.
  • The first games are to be played on a Tuesday evening starting on the 18th January at 8.00 pm and every Tuesday evening until 12th April.
  • Team names will need to be registered on the Team sheet on the notice board by noon on Sunday 16th January 2022. (Deadline extended because of the bar closure.)
  • Each team will consist of TWO members, one being the Captain (who will be the contact for the team). Please give an email address or a phone number on the team sheet.
    • If, because of the bar closure, you can’t sign up then please leave a comment below with
      • Team name.
      • Team captain’s name and phone number.
      • Name of the second person in the team.
  • Substitutes are allowed for games. If a substitute plays more games than the original player then only they can play in any semi final or final
  • Each Team will have a Name and will play in a rotation system so that all teams play each other. (Look on the sheet for your next game.)
  • The games will consist of 10 ends to be played on the Clubs SNOOKER TABLES
  • There will be a small charge for each team of £10.  ie. the cost is £5 per person for the whole season plus table lighting.
  • Each team will be able to accrue scores throughout the competition.  The team that wins gets 2 points. If there’s a draw each team gets 1 point.
  • There will be Prizes for the winning teams at the end of the season.

Good Luck!
Please Note: No food is allowed in the Snooker Room

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Winter opening times – 2022

The winter opening times will take effect from 1st November 2021.

After Christmas and New Year opening hours revert back to the winter times.

Thank you

DayOpening hours
Monday1pm – 11pm
Tuesday2pm – 11pm
Wednesday12 noon – 10pm
Thursday2pm – 10pm
Friday12 noon – 10pm
Saturday12 noon – 5pm
Sunday12 noon – 5pm
Opening hours from Monday 1st November 2021

Address: The Croft, Hungerford, RG17 0HY, England

Phone: 01488 682357

Originally posted on 29th October 2021 and republished on 5th January 2022

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Table Bowls 2022

We are all living under the umbrella of COVID but the Club wishes to try to carry on as normal as possible so we have decided that we will offer the members the opportunity of playing the game of table bowls through the winter months.

What is table Bowls?

Table bowls is a game played on our snooker tables usually with two teams of two players. The game consists of rolling small bowls down a shoot at a jack.

The team with the bowl nearest to the jack gains a point. If the team has more than one bowl near the jack then that bowl will also score.

Clearly the team with the highest score wins the game.

The interesting part of the game is that of the four bowls played each one has a different bias causing it to travel is a slight curve. The players use the bias to guide their bowl to the jack through the pack of previously played bowls.

Two or three ends will usually be enough to “get your eye in”.

The game is a fun game and has been played at the Club for a number of years. There are a number of members who will be only too pleased to give any member a quick demonstration.

This year we have a small committee who are prepared to restart the competition. Here we go!

The games will be open to all members of the Club. Teams can be Mixed, or Ladies or Gentlemen teams.

The competition will start in January 2022.

The first games are to be played on a Tuesday evening starting on the 18th January at 8.00 pm and every Tuesday evening until 12th April.

Team names will need to be registered on the Team sheet on the notice board by noon on the 15th January 2022.

Each team will consist of TWO members, one being the Captain (who will be the contact for the team). Please give an email address or a phone number on the team sheet.

Substitutes are allowed for games. If a substitute pays more games than the original player then only they can play in any semi final or final

Each Team will have a Name and will play in a rotation system so that all teams play each other. (Look on the sheet for you next game.)

The games will consist of 10 ends to be played on the Clubs SNOOKER TABLES

There will be a small charge for each team of £10. ie. the cost is £5 per person for the whole season plus table lighting.

Each team will be able to accrue scores throughout the competition. Win 2 points Draw 1 point.

There will be Prizes for the winning teams at the end of the season. So Good Luck

Please Note: No food is allowed in the Snooker Room

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Happy Christmas from The Hungerford Club

The Hungerford Club wishes all members, past, present and future a very Happy Christmas and offer our best wishes for the New Year.

We hope you and yours are safe and well.

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Newsletter – December 2021

Welcome to the December 2021 Hungerford Club newsletter for all members.

All members should have received a copy via email. If you did not receive your copy please check your spam folder. If it isn’t there then please update us with your correct email address.

We hope you enjoy reading The Hungerford Club newsletter and catching up on the news from all sections of the club.

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AGM – November 2021

The committee of The Hungerford Club announces that the Annual General Meeting of the committee and members will take place on Wednesday, 24th November 2021 starting at 8pm.

All members are invited to attend the AGM which will be held in The Croft Hall, 24 Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 0HY.

Agenda

  1. Welcome by Chairman
  2. Remembrance of Members deceased
  3. Apologies for absence
  4. Minutes of previous AGM as circulated
  5. Matters Arising – (from the minutes, not otherwise covered by the agenda)
  6. Forward Thinking
  7. Treasurer’s Financial Report as circulate
  8. Subscriptions 2022
  9. Section Reports: Bowls, Tennis and Indoor Sports all as circulated
  10. Election of Officers and Committee to 2021/2022 Committee
  11. AOB

Election of Officers to the Committee 2021/2022

Nominations are open for officers of the committee. Completed nomination papers should be handed into the Hungerford Club, 3 The Croft, Hungerford.

Closing date and time for all nominations is Friday 19th November 2021 at 12 midday.

Nomination papers can be downloaded by clicking on the following button.

Chairman’s Report

As I write this we are going through hopefully the last winter of Covid. We have lots to look forward to. However we must look back at a time like no other. We have had lock down and the concerns of our very survival as a Club.

May I compliment all involved who have, in the background, worked so hard to maintain Our Club?

During lock down we decided, with our furlough grants, to employ Debbie Hutchins as our Bar Steward. This has proved inspired and as we moved out of lock down we have developed a strong base to move forward.

It is good to report a successful Beer Festival and Tennis and Bowls leagues taking place.

Debbie and Gary are now offering a variety of food options which have proved very successful. Increased membership has also pushed our success further.

As we go into the Winter period please support your Club.

Thank you again for your support and remember the success of the Club is in your hands.

Minutes of the previous AGM held on 4th November 2020

Minutes of last year’s AGM can be downloaded by clicking on the following link.

Treasurer’s Financial Report

The Treasurer’s Financial Report contains the accounts for the year ended 31st March 2021 and Notes on the Financial Statement. The Club’s accountants have also provided a statement regarding the accounts.

Section Reports

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Newsletter – November 2021

Welcome to the November 2021 Hungerford Club newsletter for all members.

All members should have received a copy via email. If you did not receive your copy please check your spam folder. If it isn’t there then please update us with your correct email address.

We hope you enjoy reading The Hungerford Club newsletter and catching up on the news from all sections of the club.

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Opening times for Christmas 2021

We would like to give members advanced notice of opening times over Christmas 2021 and the New Year.

DayOpening hours
Xmas eve – Friday12 noon – 10pm
Christmas – Saturday12 noon – 2pm
Boxing Day – Sunday12 noon – 5pm
Bank Holiday – Monday 27th Dec12 noon – 5pm
Bank Holiday – Tuesday 28th Dec12 noon – 5pm
Wednesday 29th Dec12 noon – 10pm
Thursday 30th Dec2pm – 10pm
New Years Eve – Friday 31st Dec12 noon – 8pm
New Years Day – Saturday 1st Jan12 noon – 5pm
Sunday 2nd Jan12 noon – 5pm
Bank Holiday – Monday 3rd Jan12 noon – 5pm
Tuesday – 4th JanNormal hours resume
Opening hours from Friday 23rd December 2021 to Tuesday 4th January 2022
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Guest Beers for November

Fortitude – Bristol Beer factory

Amber ale – 4% ABV

A beautiful amber colour, with a perfect balance between finest English Maris Otter malted barley and classic Southern English hops. Malty, clean and more-ish! Fortitude is a 4% bitter with attitude!

Wicked Lay – Clavell an Hind

Amber ale – 4% ABV

A modern amber ale. Smooth and refined. Brewed with English hops and roasted malt to give the perfect bitter-sweet balance followed by a delicious malt finish.

Poppy Otter – Otter Brewery

4% ABV

A mid-strength and more-ish beer with a careful blend of a special hop called Pacific Cream together with traditional English hops to deliver a hint of blackberry in the flavour as well as on the nose.

Tribute – St. Austell Brewery

4.2% ABV

Tribute is light, hoppy and zesty. It is easy to drink and consistently delicious. The zesty orange and grapefruit flavours are balanced with biscuit malt to make this a superb classic.