Please support the club Christmas Fayre to be held on Saturday, 25th November from 10 am – 1 pm.
Tombola, craft stalls, cakes, carols, Christmas gifts, bric-a-brac, Raffle. Any donations may be left in the club in the containers marked Tombola, Raffle, Bric-a-Brac.
Thank you and hope to see you there!
The Social Committee
Club member Donna Knight won bronze at the World Champion of Champions Singles at St Johns Park BC, Sydney, Australia. Knight had qualified for the event by winning the Bowls England singles championship in 2016.
The competition started with a round-robin with Knight topping her group by winning eight of ten games which won her a place in the semi-final stages and securing at least a bronze medal.
Knight faced Malaysia’s Emma Firyana Saroji, who had previously won the title in 2015. The first set saw Knight just lose out 11-10 before losing the following set 12-6.
The final saw Saroji lose out to Wales’ Laura Daniels.
Well done Donna!
More details can be found here: https://www.bowlsengland.com/news/page/2/bronze-for-knight-in-world-champion-of-champions-singles
Joan’s son, Jeff Salt, with the donation accepted by Denis & Rose Pocock.
The inscription on the bowling arm can been seen below
Jeff has gifted the club a little more money to be used for other useful items.
He appreciates the many happy years the club gave to his mother
The West Berks 500 Tournament was held at the club on Saturday, 14th October. Forty members drawn into twenty teams enjoyed this first ever all day 3-wood pairs competition.
Each team played four fast 5 end games, with 1 end play offs for tied games, throughout the day culminating in semi-Finals and a Grand Final. The tournament was the idea of club member Jim Hackett who kindly donated £500 in prize money.
After a gruelling but enjoyable day of competitive bowls, the well deserved victors were Judy Wright and Barry Williams who each received £100. In second place Sam Whiting and Richard Kozlowski (£75 each), third place Dot Williams and Terry O’Neill (£50 each)and fourth place Sue Clark and Gordon Ballantyne (£25 each).
Organiser, Derek Parsonson, commented ‘A great day was had by all and the generous prize fund donated by Jim Hackett was very much appreciated’. A letter of thanks is being sent to Jim on behalf of the Club and its members.
West Berks won comfortably 166 to 54.
Top rink was won by Ty Applin.
Well done to all players and a big thank you to all the helpers and supporters.
From Men’s Captain David Ayres:
Having just captained the first friendly match of the winter season against London Scottish Bowling Association, I am pleased to report that West Berks won by 39 shots and I also had the winning rink.
I would like to thank all the players and everyone that helped out on the day.
To our existing Members: with the Open Day coming up, remember you can earn Club Tokens when you recruit a new Member- see the Introduce Members and earn Club Tokens page
Call Push Rescue courses will take place in the Club on Saturday, 30th September as part of the Open Weekend.
Please see noticeboard for details.
Congratulations to West Berks Indoor Bowls Club on the launch of its smart new website.
It’s great to see that the club is working hard to encourage youngsters and people of all ages and ability to take up the sport of indoor bowls.
I wish everyone at West Berks all the best for the future.
World No. 1 – 2017