HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF GIVING INDOOR BOWLS A TRY?

Bowls is a great social sport and an excellent way to get some exercise, get out of the house and meet new people, whatever your age or ability. At West Berks IBC you can play at your own level and at a time that suits you. Our club is thriving, currently has 530 members, and is open 12 months of the year.

Our next official OPEN WEEKEND is on Saturday and Sunday, 28th and 29th September from 10 am – 2 pm with a new coaching course starting on Saturday, 5th October, 2024.

But maybe you don’t want to wait until then?

During the summer months, we are pleased to invite you to visit the club, have a look round and enjoy a FREE Taster session. So why not come and see what you can do on the green and we’ll take it from there!

All equipment provided, just bring flat soled shoes. We have full disabled facilities, free parking and being indoors you can play bowls, whatever the weather, in superb air conditioned premises.

Interested? Please contact Angela on email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 07729 183373.

Etiquette

All players are reminded of the following points of etiquette:

  • When at the head, bear in mind that some bowlers like a clear view of the rink markers. Stand behind the head, inside the rink markers, but not obscuring the central rink number.
  • Do not place your bowls at the end of a rink if it is still being played on. Wait until the previous game has finished before entering rink side.
  • Standing directly behind the jack in white shoes can make the jack difficult to see.
  • Questions, information and instructions should only be shouted while you have ‘possession of the rink’ – as soon as your bowl comes to rest ‘possession’ is transferred to the opposing player.
  • Players at the mat-end of the rink who are not delivering a bowl should stand at least 1 metre behind the mat.
  • Call or shout at your own bowls by all means – but do not ‘call’ your opponents bowls to go through gaps, get ‘wrecked’, or to promote your bowls.
  • Do not applaud or cheer an unintended bowl from the opposition which results in an advantage to your team.
  • Wishing misfortune on your opponents bowls is unsporting.
  • Further points of Etiquette can be viewed by clicking on Membership and then Etiquette.
  • The Rules of the Game are clearly defined in the ‘Laws of the Sport of Bowls’ (Crystal Mark 4 Edition) and can be viewed on www.worldbowls.com

THE NEW WEST BERKS APP!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the brand new West Berks mobile phone app. We hope this will be a useful resource for our membership!

The link below will take you to the app:

https://wbibc.touchtakeaway.net/

The app will allow you to:

  • Book and pay for roll ups
  • Book and pay for league matches, competition matches and friendlies
  • Top up your membership card
  • View fixtures and tables for all weekly leagues

Should you use it to pay, please don’t worry about a receipt as we will be able to see who has paid through the app. For your league matches, pop a note in the rink bag saying “paid on app” and we will sort the rest!

If you don’t wish to use the app, nothing is changing with the current system for paying for your rink, so you can continue to pay as normal using your membership card.

Please follow the link below to access a guide on how to use the app. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to pop in and see me in the office or give me a call on 07881 772404.

Mikey Titcombe – Club Manager

A guide to the new West Berks Indoor Bowls App1

Summer Friendly Fixtures

Matches start at approx 2:30, light refreshments provided.

18th May – Loddon Vale – AWAY

8th June – Banister Park – AWAY

29th June – Loddon Vale – HOME

14th July – Didcot BC – AWAY

23rd July – Hungerford BC – AWAY

10th August – Loddon Vale – AWAY

17th August – Banister Park – HOME

7th September – Loddon Vale – HOME

CLUB FINALS WEEK 8-12 APRIL 2024

Monday, 8th April –  Friday, 12th April all Finals will start at 6 pm each evening

Friday, 12th April the Singles Finals will be followed by The Presentation evening

Please come and support your fellow bowlers who have worked hard to get to Finals week. They will appreciate your support.

The full daily programme of matches with named players can be viewed on the Bowlr Diary.

The Bar will be open and food served from 5.30 – 7 pm each evening, so grab yourself a drink, something to eat and sit back and enjoy a competitive evening of bowls.

UPDATE:
To see a full list of Winners and Runners-up, please click on the Games tab and scroll down to ‘Club Competition Winners’.