Nailsworth Mills BC Rink Diary Link
The 2023 bowls season will soon be upon us, so it is time for you all to register on the new NMBC Rink Diary and have a play.
Training Days Update at the Clubhouse:
Tuesday 21st March from 6.30pm
Saturday 1st April from 3.00pm
Please click on the registration page link heading above and be sure to add that page to your ‘favourites’ in your browser. You will be using it quite a lot. Here is the full link address: www.nailsworth.rinkdiary.co.uk
Registering ASAP is especially relevant to the Captains and match organisers, as you will need to be registered before we can set you up with administrative access to be able to organise your matches, team selections, player invites etc. So please jump on and get used to the basics and we will be in touch with the relevant people regarding the admin functions of the Teams Section.
Once registered and approved you will receive an email confirmation (you may have to wait until an admin logs on to approve your request so please be patient).
You should soon be able to find your way around, reserve rinks, confirm bookings, cancel bookings etc. Just have fun and play with it. Please just use the months of February and March for your testing and delete everything once you are happy with the process.
Each time you enter anything new or make a change you will receive an email confirmation. Once the season starts you will be able to forward any email booking confirmations to the other players.
How to communicate with other members:
Perhaps the most important thing to understand is that you cannot email other members or even see a list of members from within Ring Diary. It does not work like that, so is protective of your rights under GDPR. If you make a booking on behalf of a group of people you will need to contact them by other means (phone or email) to invite them to log onto Rink Diary and confirm they intend to play.
If you need assistance try this Tutorial on YouTube
I will be happy to help if anyone has any problems. Just use the Contact form to the right of the top menu bar to message me.
Once the majority of you have registered, we will then be able to start to add the fixtures after Friday 21st April.
In the main menu you will see a heading called Teams. At the moment that section is blank. Once the Team Captains are all registered and used to the rink booking system we will begin to populate that section with the following:
Club Friendly Fixtures
Mens League Fixtures
Ladies League Fixtures (Stroud and Corinium)
Thursday Afternoon Triples League Fixtures
Friday Night Club Triples League (Rink 6)
Once this is completed we will send out instructions on how this section of the Rink Diary will work. In addition we will also have a training and overview session at the clubhouse at the end of March/early April (date to be confirmed).
We have decided on a buddying system for those members who do not have an email address. If you know anyone in that position or would like to act as a buddy, please let me know. Perhaps you have already made arrangements to buddy someone?
I myself will buddy Richard Hill so I can help him with the Thursday Triples. Others I know that will need a buddy include:
Please let me know if you are aware of others.
We are excited to gain all of the benefits online booking will bring us and we hope you will find it easier and more flexible that the clubhouse manual system.
* Ability to check online that a rink is available before travelling to the club
* Being able to view who is playing a match and when
* Being able to cancel a rink booking online
* Automatic reminders about your rink booking and matches
* Checking if a game is on or postponed
* Asking for or offering lifts to away matches
……..and many more.
See you all soon,
Nailsworth Mills BC Media Manager
Nailsworth Mills Bowling Club was founded in 1900 and is now based within the Nailsworth Mills Industrial Estate.
New members are welcome to this friendly and social bowling club and regular mixed friendly and league games are played during the week and weekends.
Taster sessions, open days and the popular Friday evening club nights are open to visitors and prospective new members during the bowls season starting in Mid-April.
The full details including directions, contact numbers, or just turn up at our Friday evening Club nights which start at 6.30 pm all can be seen on the Nailsworth Mills Bowling Club website www.nailsworthmillsbowls.club