Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

THE CLUB IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We are sorry you are not able to enjoy our wonderful game of indoor bowls but as Managers we must follow Government guidelines.  The club will remain closed until we are told it is safe to re-open. Like you, we have no idea when this will be but we will keep you informed.

The impact of this dreadful pandemic is touching all our lives and our hearts go out to those around the world who have lost loved ones.

Our sincere thanks go to all workers who are keeping us safe – the NHS, care workers, the emergency services, retail staff, IT, energy and local authority workers and all those working hard on our behalf.

Our thoughts are with our many members who are following Government guidelines and self-isolating. To those and ALL our members we would like to say STAY WELL, STAY SAFE. We can get through this together.

We hope to see you all at the club again soon.

The Directors
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03.04.2020

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.

NEW COACHING COURSE

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.

 

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’

DONATIONS TO HEARTSTART THATCHAM TOP £2000

**PRESS RELEASE**

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.”

The Heartstart Thatcham team teach a number of skills including CPR and how to use a defibrillator. To find out more visit the website at www.heartstartthatcham.info or email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Welcome

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.

 

Join us

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.

CLUB OPEN WEEKEND

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.

SUMMER BOWLS 2018

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

SUMMER COMPETITIONS
Starts June for ‘Open’ Single & Pairs

FRIENDLY MATCHES
7 Fixtures against local clubs, 1st Match Saturday 27th May

ROLL UPS
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