A rink on Sunday mornings will be made available in the short term for these new members and any other prospective newcomers.
* The Winter League programme got under way last week when the men’s over 60s champions Seniors had an easy opener, winning 27-5 against newly-promoted Saints who were hampered by being a player short.
Last winter’s runners-up Legends also won, 24-20, against Roadrunners.
* Taylor Made began the defence of their Afternoon Triples title by winning both of their opening games, 23-8 against Mavericks, and 13-11 against SOS.
Dodgers also had a surprisingly good start, beating SOS 12-9, and then winning 22-15 against Mavericks.
* Monday Lunchtime League champions Kestrels lost out 10-8 in a tight last-end decider against newcomers Absolutelys who can also be considered title contenders.
* In the Morning Triples, Castaways won both of their games, defeating champions Waltham 16-9, and winning 14-10 against Webbos.
* With last winter’s Monday Evening EBF champions having disbanded, the team to beat this season looks to be Fast Shippers who won 31-11 against newcomers LORI.
* Evening Triples champions Blossom Way continued where they left off last season with wins over Questors (15-4) and BRSA (12-9).
Evening Fours title-winners APS opened with a convincing 23-12 victory over Wayouts.
With Highlanders dropping out of the Fours at the last minute, a re-draw of the fixtures was made which eliminated any byes and gave teams a game every week.