HERE AT WEST BERKS – 15/16 FEBRUARY 2020.
West Berks IBC had great pleasure in hosting the very popular Open Singles Circuit* tour event over the weekend of 16/17th February. 64 players from all corners of the UK descended on the club to play, not only for ranking points, but also for a superb prize fund of £2,200.
WBIBC Event Organiser Jon Bennett commented “Local players gave a good account of themselves. Michael Knight (a previous event winner) played some great stuff but just came up short in the second round. Donna Knight, having lost the first set, came back well but just missed out. Richard Kozlowski, who had qualified through the West Berks qualifying event, got through to the second round in his first appearance on the OSC tour.” Other WBIBC players taking part were Nik Elphick, Barry Williams and Bob Harris.
After gruelling rounds played over the two days, the event culminated in the Grand Final on Sunday evening. The WBIBC OSC event winner was Pat Briscoe from Folkestone with Ben Paulley from Dorset finishing as runner up. Congratulations to both players.
The event was a great success and well attended with many club members enjoying watching the event for the first time. You can catch up with some of the games via YouTube and on the OSC Facebook page.
*The Open Singles Circuit is a circuit of club owned and run open singles events throughout the UK, where all the results from all the events earn all the players ranking points which contribute to the OSC Rankings List. The rankings list is reset at the start of each new season to reward each player’s current form. Local sponsorship and the player’s entry fees form the prize fund for each local event. At the end of each season the top ranked players on the OSC Rankings List qualify for the Grand Final event, which is fully funded by OSC and updated live over the internet for bowls fans all over the world.
www.opensinglescircuit.com. OSC are supported by Potters Resort and the circuit is fully endorsed by the EIBA.
Don’t worry if you missed the Open Day on Saturday, 5th January. It’s not too late to try indoor bowls for FREE. Just come along to one of our regular Coaching sessions held every Saturday morning from 12th January 2019 from 8.30 am – 10.30 am and your first Taster Session is free of charge. Our qualified coaches will show you the basics of the game, then the rest is up to you! All welcome, regardless of ability, from the age of 9 years. Just bring flat soled shoes. Full disabled facilities, free parking, refreshments.
Get fit! Get healthy! Play Bowls!
WOULD YOU LIKE £30 WORTH OF CLUB TOKENS FOR FREE?
All you have to do is recruit a friend, colleague or family member and once they have paid their playing membership fee then the Club will reward you with 10 free tokens.*
As a full playing member there is no limit to the number of new members you may recruit. For example, if you recruit a couple, then you will earn yourself £60 worth of tokens – that’s 20 free games.
If you know of anyone who has expressed an interest in bowls then please encourage them to either :
a) come to one of our regular coaching sessions held every Saturday morning from 8.30 am – 10.30 am.
b) let them experience a FREE Taster Session when both you and the prospective new member may have ONE FREE ROLL UP together at any time of the year.
Start recruiting now and claim your reward!
If you need any further information, then please call me anytime on 01635 32053 or 07729 183373.
*The new member must pay the appropriate membership fee before the recruiting member qualifies for this reward. Applies to Adult and Junior player membership, excludes Social, Returning and Temporary membership unless converting to full membership. Offer applicable throughout the year.
Claims to be made on 10 Free Tokens claim form.
If you missed the Open Weekend on Saturday, 29th and Sunday, 30th September and would like to join, then its not too late!
Coaching is held every Saturday morning from 8.30 – 10.30 am. So come along and have a go for FREE! All equipment provided. Qualified coaches will show you the basics of the game. For more details, please click on the Membership tab and then on New Members or call Angela on 07729 183373.
GET FIT! GET HEALTHY! MAKE NEW FRIENDS!
Whatever your age or ability, (or however much you’ve overeaten this Festive season!) you are welcome to come along to WBIBC on Saturday, 5th January from 9.30 am – 2.00 pm and try your hand at indoor bowling for FREE. Enjoy gentle exercise in a warm, friendly club with over 400 members.
Our qualified coaches will take you through the basics of the game. Equipment provided, just bring flat soled shoes.
Bowls is an easy game to learn and doesn’t cost a fortune to play.
Come on your own, with a friend or the family (min. age 9 yrs). Full disabled facilities. All welcome.
For further information, please call Angela on 07729 183373
Kate’s Yoga classes are held at WBIBC every Thursday morning at 10.30 am. Suitable for beginners and those of us who are not active as we would like to be! All welcome. Further info from Angela 07729 183373
To All WBIBC Members
The Board is pleased to announce that the club is moving towards a cashless system for the payment of rink fees, drinks from the bar and stock purchases with an encouraging 10% discount for card holders. This will take effect from 1st October 2018.
Please click on the following link to read an explanatory letter from the Treasurer, Philip Read.
Our six superb air conditioned rinks means that if it’s raining outside or even blisteringly hot you can play bowls in a pleasant ambient temperature twelve months of the year.
Come along to one of our Summer coaching sessions on alternate Saturday mornings from 9 am – 11 am and try bowls for FREE. If you can’t make a Saturday morning, then please call Angela on 07729 183373 to arrange your FREE Taster Session.
It was 8.30 am on a damp Sunday morning when a coach of players and supporters set off on the journey to Nottingham IBC for the Final of the Denny Plate. Spirits were high and a good crowd cheered on the West Berks Men but they were up against a strong team in South Shields. All four rinks made a good start but South Shields kept creeping ahead and eventually West Berks were out-bowled by 93 shots to 47. Well done to South Shields on the win but congratulations to West Berks Men for reaching the Final of the Denny Plate – a first for West Berks IBC – an achievement for which the Club is rightly proud. Very well done to all players and a big thanks to all the travelling supporters. A great day for the Club!