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
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.
If you missed the Open Weekend and would still like to have a go at playing indoor bowls, then don’t worry. Just come along to one of our coaching sessions on Saturday mornings from 8.30 am – 10.30 am and have a try. The first taster session is always free. 13 week Saturday morning coaching course only £25. All ages from 9 years welcome. Full disabled facilities.
Can’t make Saturdays? then please call Angela on 07729 183373 and we can arrange a mutually convenient time and date for you to try your hand at bowling.
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.”
West Berks Indoor Bowls Club is proud to be one of the finest indoor bowls clubs in Berkshire.
Our purpose-built Indoor Bowls Club houses six superb air-conditioned rinks with a comfortable lounge/bar and restaurant facilities.
The Club’s aim is to encourage its members to play and enjoy the sport of indoor bowls regardless of their age, ability or experience. Coaching is available on Saturday mornings for anyone who wants to learn how to play or to improve their game.
For those with a competitive streak, we hold internal and external competitions up to County and National level as well as a varied programme of Ladies, Men’s and Mixed internal Leagues and friendly inter-club matches.
However, if you are looking for a gentle, social yet healthy approach we have regular two hour sessions where you can play with a group of like-minded bowlers for just £3.00.
New Members are always welcome and your first ‘taster’ session is always FREE. Our team of qualified coaches will ensure that you will be made welcome and enjoy your bowling experience with us.
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.
SPOONS – Monday & Thursday
Starts 16th April at 10.00 am
TOP TEN – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Starts 17th April 10.30 am
TRIPLES LEAGUES – Tuesday & Thursday
Starts 17th & 19th April at 6.30pm
AUSTRALIAN PAIRS LEAGUE – Wednesday
Starts 25th April at 6.30 pm (except on F’5s Night)
FANTASTIC 5’s LEAGUE – Wednesday
Starts 23rd May and Monthly thereafter at 6.30 pm
COACHING – Saturday
Starts 21st April and then fortnightly at 9.00am
ROCK ‘n BOWL – Saturday
Starts 28th April and then fortnightly at 9.15am
Starts June for ‘Open’ Single & Pairs
7 Fixtures against local clubs, 1st Match Saturday 27th May
Morning; Rinks 1 & 6 available. No Pre-Booking
See Rink Allocation for other times. Casual dress allowed + Bowls shoes
Roll-Ups require honesty payment for rink usage. £1.40/hr or £2.70/2 hrs