Coronavirus Update-CLUB CLOSURE

At an emergency Board / Bowls Committee meeting held today- Monday 16th March, we have taken the very difficult decision to close the club from 12.30pm today- Monday 16th March for the remainder of the Winter Indoor Season.
This includes all roll ups, leagues, competitions, friendly matches and Coaching/taster sessions.
The club will not be open for any social functions, this is a complete closure.
We will assess the Summer season and update members ASAP.
This decision has not been taken lightly, but it has been decided that it is in the best interests of our members, we also feel this ties in with a number of other clubs.

If members wish to collect any personal belongings, then the club will be open as follows: –

Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm (week 16th March only)

We apologise for any inconvenience that this causes but feel, in these exceptional circumstances, the priority is the welfare of our members, many of which are in the high risk category.
All remaining league games will be frozen with the League Secretary to review. This will then produce final league tables for the season. We appreciate that this brings an unsatisfactory ending to the season but feel member welfare must be paramount in this situation.
Club competitions are to be frozen at their current state and the aim will be to complete these early in the new season, this includes the remaining semi and finals to be played.
We understand that there will be many questions which we will try to deal with in a timely manner.
Please ensure that all questions are emailed to the following address-

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We would be grateful if you could pass this message on to any other members that you know who are not on email or facebook or have access to the website.

OPEN SINGLES CIRCUIT (OSC)

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

DRAW LIST as at 6/2/20

Dave Hill V Percy Parkes 1
John Moore V Nigel Howard 2
Bob Harris V Norman Coad 3
Jordan Moody V Clive Vaughan 4
Chris Jones V Neil Smith 5
Mike Linn V Mick Fisher 6

10:20 First Round

Philip Davies Snr V Kylie Jenkins 7
Shaun Jones V Andy Moore 8
Barry Williams V Carl Brooks 9
Andy McIntyre V Bryan Coad 10
Martin Shepherd V Steve Tuohy 11
Philip Davies Jnr V Barry Jenkins 12

11:40 First Round & Second Round

Arthur Thompson V Ian Jenkins 13
Keith Wall V Chris Moore 14
Jamie Watkiss V Jordan Moore 15
David Leighfield V Nick Rogers 16
2 V 5
3 V 1

13:00 Second Round

4 V 15
8 V 12
16 V 6
7 V 14
13 V 10
9 V 11

14:20 Third Round Open Draw

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15:40 First Round

Nik Elphick V Peter Stahl 17
Cory Davies V Stuart James 18
Lee Harris V Rich Ellis 19
Tom Bishop V Gary Fountain 20
Scott Edwards V Sean Gingell 21
Gordon Ballatyne V Geoff Moore 22

17:10 Second Round

21 V 17
22 V 19
18 V 20

Sunday 16th February 2020 – 09:00 First Round

Paul Sharman V Tony Parsons 23
Pat Briscoe V Alan Adair 24
Matt Carr V Kevin Smith 25
Ged Costello V Trevor Roberts 26
Stephen Harris V Alec Martin 27
Ian Honnor V Ahmed Macky 28

10:20 First Round

Jamie MacDonogh V Simon Peruzza 29
Sam Peruzza V Alex Davies 30
Sam Watts V Martin Selway 31
Duncan Rogers V Danny Denison 32

11:40 Second Round

NEW COACHING COURSE

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.

OPEN DAY

Saturday, January 11th from 10 am to 2 pm. Come and try your hand at indoor bowls. Nothing to pay, bowls provided. Easy, sociable way to stay active and healthy.  All welcome from age 9 years, full disabled facilities. Free parking, refreshments. For details call Angela on 07729 183373.

CHILDREN IN NEED

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.

WBIBC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAYRE

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

FRIDAY NIGHT IS CLUB NIGHT!

**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 …….

 

BOWLS – KEEPING YOU HEALTHY

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’