West Berks Indoor Bowls Club is proud once again to host an Open Singles Circuit weekend of competitive bowls on Saturday, 15th and Sunday, 16th February 2020. The OSC is a circuit of club owned and run open singles events held throughout the UK. There will be 64 bowlers playing over two days to try and get their hands on the top prize of £1000 and valuable ranking points. Spectators welcome, bar and refreshments available throughout the weekend. Further details from Jon Bennett 07596 800219 / Donna Knight 07887 986204 or visit the OSC website www.opensinglescircuit.com
Missed our Open Day?
Don’t worry, you can still enjoy a FREE Taster Session. Drop in on any Saturday morning coaching session and try out indoor bowls for free.
Our new 13 week coaching course starts on Saturday, 18th January from 8.30 am – 10.30 am. Course cost is £25 refundable when you take up full membership. Further details from Angela on 07729 183373.
West Berks members held a superb Children in Need fundraising evening on Friday, 15th November. Thanks to Mike Blizzard for the music, Angell’s Catering for the refreshments and a big thank you to all members, friends and family for donating so generously and raising the magnificent sum of £800.
OVER £1000 RAISED FOR CLUB FUNDS! WELL DONE TO ALL INVOLVED.
Saturday, 23rd November from 10 am – 1 pm at the Club. Christmas Crafts and Gifts, Tombola, loads of stalls, luxury Raffle. Shop early for Christmas. Refreshments, Free entry, Free parking. All welcome
Just to remind all Members that any colour of bowling shoe may be worn at West Berks, whether it’s in a League, Friendly or National Competition match.
**Enjoy double discount off drinks at the bar with Club card
**Enjoy a free roll up from 8.30 pm.
A good time to invite potential new members and earn yourself 10 free tokens when they become a playing member.
**Enjoy West Berks Monthly Draw (formerly 12 Ends Club) every third Friday of the month. CASH prizes to be won. Sign up in the club now, open to all members.
You gotta be in it to win it!
And more to come …….
If you missed the Open Weekend and would still like to have a go at playing indoor bowls, then don’t worry. Just come along to one of our coaching sessions on Saturday mornings from 8.30 am – 10.30 am and have a try. The first taster session is always free. 13 week Saturday morning coaching course only £25. All ages from 9 years welcome. Full disabled facilities.
Can’t make Saturdays? then please call Angela on 07729 183373 and we can arrange a mutually convenient time and date for you to try your hand at bowling.
It has been medically proven that Bowls improves your general health and helps to strengthen the immune system. Playing a game of bowls gives your muscles and joints good anaerobic exercise because you are not giving your cardiovascular system a workout.
During an average game, you will:
*Bend more than 40 times
*Walk about 1260 metres
*Swing your arm more than 40 times to deliver a bowl weighing more than 3 lbs.
This gives your muscles and joints good exercise as well as exercising your mind as you try to outwit your opponent!
‘Bowls – The Sport for All’
Heartstart Thatcham have been helped by a number of individuals and organisations since being established in 2013. One of those organisations is West Berks Indoor Bowls Club (WBIBC), Newbury. The team worked with Angela Blades-Moore who set-up training sessions and fundraising events.
The WBIBC Christmas raffle was organised by club member Annie Gain with the help of fellow members Maria and Chris Bastin. Together they raised £1100, and £350 of which the club has donated to Heartstart Thatcham. This makes a total of more than £2,000 raised by the club for Heartstart Thatcham since 2016.
Director, Angela Blades-Moore commented, “I would like to thank Annie, Maria and Chris for their hard work and also our members for their generous support of Heartstart Thatcham. We are always looking for new members and if anyone is interested in taking up indoor bowls, then please contact me on 07729 183373.”
Heartstart Thatcham, together with WBIBC, have not only trained dozens of people with CPR and defibrillator skills but as scheme coordinator, Nick Young, notes “support from WBIBC has not only allowed us to place a defibrillator in the local community that is available 24/7 but has helped support us with maintenance, consumables and other ongoing costs. In short, their support is helping to save lives. We cannot thank Annie, Angela and everyone at WBIBC enough for their ongoing support.”