Thanks to the generosity of club member Mr Jim Hackett the Club is holding the third ‘West Berks 500’ drawn pairs tournament on Saturday, 12th October. Mr Hackett has again kindly donated a prize pot of £500. This is an all day tournament for members starting at 10.00 am. Everyone welcome to come and watch.
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.”
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.
WBIBC won the opening, mixed triples, game of the season 108-81. The Top Rink went to Sandy Steele (skip), Daphne Shipp & Anoup Puri.
Chawton Park got off to a good start from the first end and were in front by 22 shots after the 6th end. They were in the lead from the 1st end all the way up to and including the 13th end. WBIBC scored 52 shots in the final 5 ends to finish strongly and win the game.
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.
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.