EIBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021-22
The Final stages of the Men’s Over 60s Fours National Championships took place at Nottingham IBC on Friday, 1st April 2022.
Congratulations to Derek Parsonson, Tony Aubrey, Richard Kozlowski, Fred Brown and Graham Bradley (sub for lead) on their victory to become Men’s Over 60s Fours National Champions.
It was a hard fought Final match against T. Mould’s team from Chigwell with a nail biting score of 19-19 after 17 ends, but the West Berks team dug deep and secured a 19-20 win.
Well done Team!
Most of the Club Competitions are now at the final stages, so congratulations to those members who are still competing. The WBIBC Finals Week takes place from Monday, 4th April culminating in the Presentation Evening on Friday, 8th April. Full details will be posted in the Club.
Members are reminded that the Bowls AGM will take place on Monday, 11th April at 7 pm to which all Members are invited.
As always, we hope you will support your club.
A not to be missed event . . . .
WBIBC has great pleasure in hosting this ever popular 2-day national singles competition for the third time on Saturday, 19th and Sunday, 20th February 2022.
This is a great opportunity for all members to see some first class singles play by top bowlers from all over the country performing on our green.
Drop in any time over the weekend. The kitchen and bar will be open and the Bowlswear Direct Roadshow is visiting on Saturday, 19th February from 10.30 am – 2 pm.
We welcome Churchill Retirement Living who are kindly sponsoring this event on our behalf.
Raffle tickets on sale NOW from the bar and office for a chance to win a brand new set of bowls for a £1.
DIARY THE DATE – THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT WEEKEND!
*The OSC, now run by the EIBA, is a circuit of club owned and run open singles events throughout the UK, where all the results from all the events earn the players ranking points which then contribute to the OSC Rankings List, culminating in the OSC Finals to be held at Potters Leisure Resort in November.
Indoor bowls is a great game of skill you can play all year round in superb air conditioned premises. You don’t have to be an athlete, anyone can play bowls regardless of age or ability. Taking up bowls is a great way of making new friends whilst enjoying gentle exercise. Or maybe you can no longer play your chosen sport but you are still competitive and enjoy a challenge? Whatever the reason, you can play indoor bowls at a time and level to suit you. Indeed we have recruited nearly 80 new members since re-opening in May 2021.
So why not come to the club, have a look round, see what we have to offer and have a go for FREE!
Coaching for beginners is available on Saturday mornings from 9 am – 11 am but if you can’t make Saturdays, come along on Monday evening from 5 – 7 pm for a FREE taster. Our qualified coaches will take you through the basics of the game. Just bring flat soled shoes. All equipment provided. Free parking.
The highlight of the indoor bowls calendar, the 2022 World Indoor Bowls Championships, is currently taking place at Potters Leisure Resort, Hopton-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth from 7–23 January 2022 when the world’s best players compete for the most prestigious titles in the sport.
We now go into the final week of this world event and you can follow all the action on BBC Two, the BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. Coverage times on www.bbc.co.uk/sport/bowls. The event continues to be streamed on YouTube/Facebook.
The bowls shop will be visiting us again on Saturday, 19th February 2022, from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm.
Bowlswear Direct offer a great selection of bowls, clothing, shoes, bags and accessories. Check out their website www.bowlsdirect.com.
If you want to try out a new set of bowls, or you need a particular bowls related item, then call Chris or Pete on 01483 536337. They are always happy to help and they have sample bowls for you to try.
Save on postage – Give them a call!
Indoor bowls is an ideal way to make new friends whilst staying active and healthy. Our next Open Day will be held on Saturday, 8th January 2022 from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm.
This is a FREE Taster Session open to any member of our community over the age of 9 years who would like to try their hand at indoor bowling. No booking required. Equipment provided, just bring flat soled shoes and wear comfortable clothing. Full disabled facilities, including electric wheel chair, ramps, bowling aids etc.
A new 10 week Beginners Coaching Course will then start on Saturday, 15th January from 9-11 am.
Men’s Over 50 Triples
Congratulations to Mike Blizzard, Richard Kozlowski and Derek Parsonson on reaching the Final stages. They play their First Round game on Tuesday, 5th October, 2020 at Nottingham IBC.
Men’s Over 60 Pairs
Congratulations to Fred Brown and Barry Williams on reaching the Final stages. They play their First Round game on Sunday, 10th October at 1.30 pm at Nottingham IBC.
Well done to all players on reaching the Final stages. I’m sure they would appreciate your support at Nottingham. Fuller details on the EIBA website.
WILL START ON MONDAY, 27th SEPTEMBER
Are you ready? Do you need new bowls gear?
The Bowlswear Direct Roadshow will be visiting the club as part of the Open Weekend on Saturday, 25th September from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm.
If you are looking for new bowls or anything bowls related, then please call Chris or Pete on 01483 536337 or visit their website www.bowlsdirect.com.
They are always willing to help and happy to bring samples/orders with them.