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’

Also recommended by the British Heart Foundation


My wife Sharron and myself, Leyton, came to the Open Day in January…never tried bowls before ..but both fell in love with the game after the training sessions ended we became members ….because we made so many friends in such a short time …we realised we all had something in common…just having fun playing a game on a level par with other like minded people…the members made us feel so welcome …it really is a great atmosphere and everyone are willing to help if you need it …the club is kept to a very high standard of upkeep and tidiness and is a pleasure to visit …as often as we can ….just a big thankyou to ALL the members and staff that make us feel welcome every time we visit ….ps the social side of the club is we think as important as the practical side of playing …they go hand in hand ….and the functions are organised with a 100% of fun guaranteed …..thankyou to all involved

Leyton & Sharron Stevens.  June 2024


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:

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


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 seven days a week.

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


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.

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


The Finals of the West Berks Shield are being held on Saturday,  30th March at 11 am at West Berks IBC.

The Finalists this year are Thatcham A  -v-  Suttons in the Shield, and Thatcham B  -v-  Littleton in the Plate.

The West Berks Shield is a longstanding rinks competition sponsored and hosted by West Berks IBC for outdoor clubs only and is played throughout the winter season, culminating in the Finals for the Shield and Plate. Prize money is awarded to the winning clubs and to the runner up clubs.

**Congratulations to Suttons on winning the Shield and Thatcham on winning the Plate**
See you all next season!


The County Finals (Champions of Champions) are being held at Desborough IBC on the 26th and 28th March 2024. Our Club has done well and has representation in 3 out of 4 Finals, one of which is West Berks v West Berks.

Singles – Barry Williams v John McGuinness on Tuesday, 26th March starting 6.30 pm

Fours  – Nik Elphick, Pete Sweeney, Mick Powell and Michael Knight. Playing on Tuesday, 26th March starting 6.30 pm.

Triples – we have both teams in the Final – Fred Brown, Trevor Mortimer & Gordon Ballantyne v Nik Elphick, Mick Powell & Barry Williams. Playing on Thursday, 28th March at 6.30 pm.


Well done to all players for reaching the Finals and congratulations to Fred Brown, Trevor Mortimer and Gordon Ballantyne who were victorious in the Triples.


Kept Assets, based in Inches Yard, Newbury, will be happy to help Members with Writing or Reviewing their Wills, Inheritance Tax Planning, Trusts, Business Succession, Powers of Attorney, Protection from Care Costs, Probate Advice and many other estate planning opportunities.
All initial advice is free and Members will benefit from a 10% discount against the cost of any work implemented.
For more information please call: 01635 959111 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required  Kept Assets Limited, 2 Inches Yard, Newbury RG14 5DP


The Club is pleased to announce that MIKEY TITCOMBE has been appointed as our full-time Club Manager.  This is a new appointment for the club and, as we go from strength to strength, we know Mikey will be a valuable asset in moving the club forward. Mikey is well known in the world of bowls and we welcome him on board and look forward to working with him. He takes up his post on Monday, 15th April 2024.


The Bowls Shop will be visiting us again on Saturday, 17th February, 2024 from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm.

Bowlswear Direct offer a great selection of bowls, clothing, shoes, bags  and accessories. Check out their website

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 can bring your order to the club.

Save on postage – Give them a call!