Worthing Indoor Bowls Club

Club News

Race Night 2nd November
Posted by Alan Messer on 31 October 2018
Unfortunately due to lack of 'punters' we have cancelled the planned race night but hope to reschedule for February
150 Club October
Posted by Kevin Buck on 26 October 2018
1st K Latimer £90

2nd D Schools £60

3rd T Hopkins £30
Charity Cheque Presentation
Posted by Alan Messer on 14 October 2018
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A cheque for £850 was presented to Auds Stapleton of Guildcare by WIBC president Derek Ridley. The money was raised at our Charity Curtain raiser for the 2018-19 Winter season. Brian the manager of Wall Bros who kindly sponsored the Charity event is also pictured.
150 Club September
Posted by Alan Messer on 08 October 2018
Congratulations to the September 2018 Winners

1 £90 M Edmunds

2 £60 C Goodall

3 £30 S Blake
WIBC Summer Finals
Posted by Alan Messer on 19 September 2018
Our Summer finals are scheduled for the 15th and 16th September

Sat 15/9 10:00 Summer Singles - Mike Ruff v Rob Wilburn

WINNER: ROB WILBURN

Sat 15/9 09:30 Summer Pairs - J Law / B Thomas v M Howard / L Allen-Collins

WINNERS: MICK HOWARD & LORRAINE ALLEN-COLLINS

Sun 16/9 10:00 Summer KO Singles - Lorraine Allen-Collins v Rob Wilburn

WINNER: ROB WILBURN

Sun 16/9 9:30 Summer Triples - S Langman / R Bristowe / G Archibald v J Batley / M Slater / R Baker

WINNERS M RUFF (sub) R BRISTOWE, G ARCHIBALD
Tree Work at WIBC
Posted by Alan Messer on 18 September 2018
The Poplars at the rear of the club are now reaching the end of their lives and Tree Surgeons will be removing the dead trees on the morning of the 26th September. Our Car Park will be closed both for Health and Safety reasons and also to allow room for the large vehicles to move around the building without damaging parked cars. We apologise for this unavoidable inconvenience.
Winter Evening Leagues
Posted by Alan Messer on 30 August 2018
Schedules are now available in the Office for

Monday Triples
Monday Fours
Tuesday Triples
Thursday Fours
Thursday Triples
Friday Mixed Fours


Team Leaders please come and get you copy
150 Club August
Posted by Alan Messer on 28 August 2018
Congratulations to all our lucky Winners

£90 511 Cynthia Goodall

£60 401 John Taylor

£30 524 Dennis King


Reminder renew your number before October, or even buy another to increase your chances
Subs Renewals
Posted by Alan Messer on 13 August 2018
Renewal forms are available to pick up from the club now
WIBC Open Day Success
Posted by Alan Messer on 13 August 2018
Over 30 prospective new members attended our Open Day Sessions on 11 August 2018. Already some have made firm commitments to join us.

Many thanks are due to all those WIBC members who made our new people so welcome and introduced them gently to the art of Indoor Bowls.

Induction and tuition sessions for new and prospective members will take place over 4 weeks. Sessions will be running 18th August until 11th September, Sat 8 - 10 am, Sun 10 am -12 noon, Tues 2 - 4 pm. We still need members to volunteer to help with these sessions. Please volunteer your services to Alan , Jackie or Kevin in the WIBC Office.
150 Club July
Posted by Alan Messer on 07 August 2018
Congratulations to our lucky July Winners

£90 # 551 S Freke

£60 # 499 G Kirby

£30 # 429 M Arnell


It might be you in August - but you do need a number to win!!
2018 Charity Day
Posted by Kevin Buck on 17 July 2018
This years Charity Day will take place on Saturday 22 September in support of Worthing Guildcare. Invites will posted shortly to all those who participated last year, however, should you wish to enter a new team (4 players) please let the Office know.

The Club would like to extend thanks to Wall Bros Carpets and Flooring who have agreed to be the headline sponsor for the day.

Please support what is always a very enjoyable day as well as raising much needed funds for a very worthy local cause.
NEW SPONSOR FOR 2018/9 WINTER LEAGUES
Posted by Kevin Buck on 17 July 2018
We are delighted to confirm that Ian Hart Funeral Services Ltd have agreed to Sponsor all of the Winter Leagues for the 2018/9 Season.

The Club would like to thank them for their very generous support.
150 Club June
Posted by Alan Messer on 21 June 2018
Our lucky June Winners

1st Prize #419 £90 D Hill

2nd Prize # 516 £60 W Wilco

x3rd Prize # 559 £30 M Louis
Brighter Times Ahead
Posted by Alan Messer on 21 June 2018
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We are proud to announce that the upgrade to LED lighting has gone smoothly and the results of this club facility improvement are very clear to see.
150 Club May
Posted by Kevin Buck on 17 May 2018
1st £90 E Edmunds
2nd £60 C Collington
3rd £30 J Holmes
Stuart and New Sound System
Posted by Alan Messer on 29 April 2018
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Stuart entertained us all at the end of season social with his choice of 50's 60's and 70's music. He was able to play the music through the new amplifier and extended speaker system generously sponsored by Bowers and Wilkins.
End of Season Social
Posted by Alan Messer on 29 April 2018
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About 70 members came along to the end of winter season / start of the summer season social. The evening was enjoyed by all and it could well become a regular part of our calendar. The music was put together by Stuart Shwartz - highlighting hits from the 50's 60's and 70's. The dancing girls didn't charge for their entertainment.
150 Club April
Posted by Alan Messer on 23 April 2018
April Winners - extra prizes this month!!

1st £130 - No 551 S Freke
2nd £80 - No 534 M Lock
3rd £60 - No 504 L Allen Collins
4th £45 - No 511 C Goodall
5th £25 - No 457 K Latimer
WIBC 2017-18 Winter Season Champions
Posted by Alan Messer on 22 April 2018
WIBC Mens Singles Champion - Alan Messer

WIBC Ladies Singles Champion - Wendy Davies

WIBC Mens Pairs Champions - Dave Crockett & Iain Donaldson
WIBC Ladies Pairs Champions - Wendy Davies & Linda Charge
WIBC Mens Veterans Singles - Bob Read
WIBC Mens Veterans 2 Wood Pairs - Iain Donaldson & Peter Slade
WIBC Mixed Pairs - Jean Meneely & Mick Howard
WIBC Mens Drawn Pairs - Stuart Shwartz & Steve Lawrence
WIBC Ladies Unbadged Singles - Jean Nicholson
WIBC Ladies Triples - Elizabeth McRae, Jean Meneely, Marnie Hosier
WIBC Ladies Fours - Wendy Davies, Sheila Lock, Sheila Broad, Linda Charge
WIBC Ladies Benevolent Fours - Cynthia Goodall, Lilian Morton, Janette Tucknott, Carole Beard
WIBC Mens Plate Singles - Mike Bevis
WIBC Yardstick - Peter Slade
President Derek
Posted by Alan Messer on 21 April 2018
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Our 2018-19 President Mr. Derek Ridley has now taken up office, we wish him well in his tenure of this most sought after role at WIBC
2018 Worthing Indoor Open Triples Tournament Runners-Up
Posted by Dave Crockett on 10 April 2018
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The 2018 Open Triples Tournament Final was an all Worthing Pavilion contest won with a score of 18 - 12. The runners-up Hayden Clarke, Ray Leggett and Gavin Beven are shown receiving the trophy from President Ray Potten.
2018 Worthing Indoor Open Triples Tournament Winners
Posted by Dave Crockett on 10 April 2018
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The 2018 Open Triples Tournament Final was an all Worthing Pavilion contest won with a score of 18 - 12 by Rob Taylor, Sharon Pratt and Mark Strong shown receiving the trophy from president Ray Potten.
Race Night
Posted by Alan Messer on 06 April 2018
Our Office ‘bookie’ Kevin aided by ‘tellers’ Jackie and Elaine, put on a brilliant night on the 24th March and around 80 eager WIBC punters enjoyed an evening of socialising and the sport of kings - although some of the horses may well have ended up at the local donkey sanctuary.

All money from betting went straight back to the punters through a tote. The £5 entry ticket defrayed any minor club expenses but the bulk of the money will be added to our charity bequests for this year.
2018 Worthing Indoor Open Fours Tournament Winners
Posted by Dave Crockett on 24 March 2018
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Congratulations to our tournament winners. The team from Worthing Pavilion; James Brennan, Andy Clarke, Hayden Clarke and Reece Tugwell were presented with a winners' trophy and cheque for £400 by President Ray Potten following a fine victory 17 - 15 over our own Worthing Indoor team of Wally Burrows, Chris Wood, Frank Tsang and George Cook.
2018 Worthing Indoor Open Fours Tournament Runners Up
Posted by Dave Crockett on 24 March 2018
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Congratulations to our tournament runners' up. The Worthing Pavilion team were presented with a winners' trophy and cheque for £400 by President Ray Potten following a fine victory 17 - 15 over our own Worthing Indoor team of Wally Burrows, Chris Wood, Frank Tsang and George Cook who are shown receiving the runners' up trophy plus a cheque for £120.
150 Club March
Posted by Alan Messer on 22 March 2018
Congratulations to our March winners

1st £90 # 451 P Duke
2nd £60 # 425 P Sweeney
3rd £30 # 519 N Collins
Connor's day
Posted by Alan Messer on 10 March 2018
Connor's Day is our opportunity to not only have a bit of fun bowling, but also to help a young man who is making his way in life with only one leg. Altogether our bowlers raised over £200 and Connor even managed to have a go on the green - and he appears to have some promise at the sport - but he already plays football and lots of other sports too! Well done WIBC and especially well done Connor.
150 Club February
Posted by Alan Messer on 26 February 2018
1st Prize £90 J Reynolds #415

2nd Prize £60 K Towner #468

3rd Prize £30 S Thurgood #405
A film about WIBC made by club member John Guile
Posted by Alan Messer on 24 February 2018
150 Club January
Posted by Alan Messer on 01 February 2018
Ist Prize £90 - No 499 - Gerry Kirby 2nd Prize £60 -No 527 - Jean Holmes 3rd Prize £45 - No 488 - R Hazelgrove
Drinking Water Cups Recycling
Posted by Alan Messer on 15 January 2018
Recycling bins with Blue Lids have been set out in the Bowls Hall to put used empty and dry white plastic drinking water cups.
Gents get a helping hand
Posted by Alan Messer on 15 January 2018
The taps in the gents loos have been replaced with lever taps to make life a just a little easier for some of our members
150 Club December
Posted by Alan Messer on 27 December 2017
1st £90 B Taylor 2nd £60 J Marshall 3rd £45 A Evans
150 Club November
Posted by Alan Messer on 23 November 2017
1st K Brinsmead - £90 - ticket 427 2nd J Reynolds - £60 - ticket 448 3rd B Whitaker - £30 - ticket 436
Denny 2017
Posted by Alan Messer on 20 November 2017
Our men narrowly won against Palmerston - needing the extra end to go through to the next round against Arun on the 18th November. Unfortunately the match against Arun went sadly awry. Only Mick Howard, playing away at Arun, managed a winning rink and we lost by around 15 shots overall. Good luck to Arun in the next round.
Ladies Section - Christmas Coffee Morning
Posted by Alan Messer on 20 November 2017
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Our Ladies held their Christmas Coffee Morning on Monday 20th November. The sounds of Christmas played gently in the background as Christmas Goodies and Raffle Prizes were won ready for the real Christmas in just a few weeks time.
150 Club October
Posted by Alan Messer on 23 October 2017
1st £90 Don Nice 418 2nd £60 M Edmunds 441 3rd £30 G Inch 483
150 Club September
Posted by Kevin Buck on 26 September 2017
1st £90 Brian Attwood 2nd £60 Tina Durrant 3rd £30 Maureen Louis
150 Club for August
Posted by Kevin Buck on 07 September 2017
Ray Baker £90 Ann Geere £60 Carole Raydon £30
150 Club for July
Posted by Kevin Buck on 01 August 2017
1st Joyce Hull £90 2nd George Youngs £60 3rd Derek Ridley £30
150 Club for June 2017
Posted by Kevin Buck on 13 July 2017
1st Derek Williams £90 2nd Jean Holmes £60 3rd Peter Collington £30 Next draw Thursday 27 July
150 Club for May 2017
Posted by Kevin Buck on 25 May 2017
Congratulations to the latest winners £90 Chris Young £60 Don Nice £30 Carole Raydon
2016/7 Winter Aggregate
Posted by Kevin Buck on 18 May 2017
Many thanks again to Ray and Cynthia Goodall for their organising of the weekly Aggregate Competitions which culminated in a Presentation meal in April. Congratulations to the following winners Monday Robert Kinley Wednesday Barbara Miles and Ken Wheeler Saturday Reg Hillier, Cynthia Goodall, Gordon Foote and Tina Durrant
2017 Winter Finals Presentations
Posted by Kevin Buck on 18 May 2017
Congratulations to everyone who took part in this years Finals weekend in particular to the winners:- Drawn Pairs - Winners: Wally Burrows and Bob Read Runners Up: Dave Robinson and Chris Graham Mixed Pairs - Winners: Pat Fulcher and George Cook Runners Up: Iain and Dorothy Donaldson Vets 2 Wood Pairs - Winners: Darby Ransom and George Cook Runners Up: David Beer and Mike Bishop Vets Singles - Winners: Iain Donaldson Runners Up: John Hobbs Championship Pairs - Winners: Mike Butler and Rob Kinley Runners Up: Stuart Shwartz and Matthew Smith Championship Singles - Winners: Mick Howard Runners Up: Ian Donaldson
Ted King 'Oldest Bowler in the World'
Posted by Kevin Buck on 05 May 2017
The Club is claiming to have the oldest player in the world still competing, Ted King who celebrated his 102nd birthday in April 2017 is still actively involved throughout the year and can still show a thing or two to the Clubs younger members. Ted commented that " since his wife passed away and he was unable to continue with his outdoor activities, the Club has offered him so much in terms of companionship and enjoyment"
SUMMER SEASON SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Posted by Kevin Buck on 02 May 2017
SUMMER PROGRAMME OF PLAY 24.4.17 to 25.9.17. 8.00-10.00 10.00-12.00noon 12 to 2p.m. 2p.m. to 4p.m. 6p.m.-8p.m. MON Mxd Gen. Play Aggregate GP/COMPS Mixed Spoons Closed TUES Mxd Gen. Play Mixed Spoons Closed Closed/Match Charity WED Mxd Gen. Play Aggregate Closed Closed/Match Closed THURS Mxd Gen. Play Mixed Spoons GP/COMPS Closed/Match Closed FRI 8.00-10.00 10.00-12.00noon Mxd Gen. Play Triples League GP/COMPS Mixed Spoons Closed SAT 8.00-10.00 10.00-12.00noon GP/COMPS Closed 7pm - 9p.m. Mxd Gen. Play Mixed Spoons GP/COMPS Closed Aggregate SUN Mxd Gen. Play Mxd Gen. Play GP/COMPS Closed GP General Play - You can have a roll up on your own or in groups if rink space available. Comps. Competitions - These sessions can be used to play your club competitions.
150 Club for April 2017
Posted by Don Nice on 23 April 2017
April 150 club winners - 1st prize £130, Mike Bishop; 2nd Prize £80, Rosa Turner; 3rd Prize £60, Doug Feest; 4th Prize £45, Don Nice; 5th Prize £25, Ian Lehmann;
2017 'Focus' Open Triples Final
Posted by Dave Crockett on 07 March 2017
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 'Focus' Open Triples Competition: Ray Potten Steve Potten Richard Dray who were successful in a closely fought 22 - 20 victory over Joe Brennan, Lee Prince and Andy Clarke.
150 Club
Posted by Kevin Buck on 03 February 2017
March results £90 Basil Taylor £60 Les Mann £30 Cynthia Goodall Next draw Sunday 23rd April February Results £90 Joyce Hull £60 Ann Moores £30 Clare Collington Next draw Wednesday 29th March January Results £90 Derek Palmer £60 Cyril Turner £30 Don Nice Next draw: Saturday 25th February
EIBA National Ladies Badged Triples Finals
Posted by Don Nice on 23 February 2015
Many congratulations to Linda Charge, Yvonne Woodcock and skip Wendy Davies. They are now in the EIBA National Ladies Badged Triples Finals at Melton Mowbray on the 8th April. Very well done ladies and the best of luck in the finals.
Sussex Women's County Patrons Unbadged Triples Competition Final
Posted by Don Nice on 11 June 2013
Linda Charge, Yvonne Woodcock and skip Tina Phillips had an excellent win 28 – 7 in the final of the Women’s County Unbadged Triples Competition, over a team from Arun, and as a consequence they all gained their county badges. Well done all of you.
EIBA National Championships - Under 16's Champion of Champions - Reece Tugwell
Posted by Don NIce on 27 January 2013
Many congratulations to Reece on coming through the above Championships and now progresses to the Round Robin stages to be played by 3rd March 2013. Best of luck Reece in the Round Robin stage.
EIBA National Championships - Inter Area Final of the Mixed Fours - John Rose
Posted by Don Nice on 14 January 2013
Congratulations to John Rose and his team of Marnie Hosier, Cynthia Goodall and Iain Donaldson (in for Ted Hood), skipping them to success today. They contested the above versus a side from Eastbourne IBC skipped by Steve Bain at Preston IBC. John and his team won 24 - 21, and we extend our very best wishes into the last 16 to be played at Northampton IBC on Friday 15th February @ 1.30pm.
New Android application for Smartphones
Posted by Dave Crockett on 14 January 2013
For those of you who use a smartphone (mobile phone) or tablet running the Android operating system (not iphone and not Pcs or laptops) an application (app) has been developed to aid your access to areas of our website. This will enable you to view virtually instantly the very latest Club fixtures, league tables and competitions. You will need to be connected by wifi or a mobile data connection. To see how the app looks click on the android icon which appears on the website. To download the app go to Google Play and in the search box enter bowlsgroup. Download and install the app, click OK to permissions and there you have it on your device. Contact Dave if you have difficulty or want advice.
Success for our youngest member
Posted by Dave Crockett on 20 November 2012
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Reece Tugwell is shown receiving the trophy for becoming the Overall Champion at the recent Sussex County Youth Development Scheme School of Excellence from Vic Sherwood, Sussex County Outdoor President. English Bowls Youth Development Scheme School of Excellence County Finals....Press Release.... After a six year absence the re-introduced English Bowls Youth Development Scheme School of Excellence County Finals were held on 28th January at Horsham I.B.C. The day comprised a round robin singles competition in the morning and a skills session in the afternoon. The format was a 8-14 year-old Junior section and a 15-18 year-old Senior group and was attended by young bowlers from across the County, the majority of whom had been attending the new County Youth Academy throughout the year. There were 10 entries in the Senior section and 16 entries in the Juniors. Points from the morning and afternoon sessions were combined to identify semi-finalists in each group. The round robin singles in the morning turned out to be very competitively contested in both groups and led to some exciting matches for the many parents present. After a lunch break which allowed the coaches to set up the skills exercises on each rink, the competition continued with a very high level of achievement being registered by the majority of contestants. These produced a Senior Final between Reece Tugwell and Emma Cooper which Reece won 10-3 and a Junior Final between Thomas Gater and Jack Till in which Thomas emerged victorious 6-4. All competitors received Certificates of Attendance from the President's wife, Ann. The top two in the Seniors, Reece Tugwell and Emma Cooper and the top two Juniors Thomas Gater and Jack Till automatically qualified for the EBYDS Regional Finals at Horsham I.B.C. on Sunday 1st April. All winners received their awards from the Sussex County Bowls Association President Vic Sherwood with the County Coach, Peter Blanks and the Ladies County Coach Wendy Frizel
Summer Finals Photos
Posted by Dave Crockett on 20 November 2012
All photos for the Summer Finals held on Saturday 22nd September 2012 have been added to our Picture Gallery. Individual photos will be sent by email on request to don.nice65@gmail.com.
The 'Dream Doors' Monday Evening Triples Winners
Posted by Dave Crockett on 20 November 2012
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Following a very tight finish to a closely fought season the league title was finally decided on Monday 16th April, the last of 27 league matches. Winners (L to R), Chris Young, Jim Davis, Dave Crockett, Dave Robinson, John Fairs.
Ladies County Finals
Posted by Ken Woodcock on 25 April 2012
Yvonne Woodcock lost in the final of the County Unbadged Singles 21-13. Margaret Burtenshaw and Celia Tomsett lost in the final of The County Pairs 21-13. Well done girls on reaching the finals.
Worthing Indoor BC - 50 Years at Field Place
Posted by Dave Crockett on 23 February 2012
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Worthing Indoor Bowling Club recently celebrated 50 years in its current building. The club was formed in 1933 at Station Approach Worthing and moved in 1962 to Field Place where it has been ever since. To commemorate the golden anniversary the club entertained a President’s team from the EIBA led by their President Lindsay Warner. After a very close and friendly match Worthing emerged as winners 103 – 95. Everyone taking part were presented with mementoes of the day and the Club Chairman, Roly Fuller presented Lindsay with a personal gift to mark the occasion. A good day was had by all and bowls was definitely the real winner on the day. (If you would like to compare today's green surrounds to a view from the opening in 1962 see the press photograph and report in our picture gallery).