Worthing Indoor Bowls Club

News & Info

Lest we forget
Posted by Alan Messer on 08 October 2020
Sadly we announce the passing of 2 more members

John Betts Allen on the 7th October

Ken Wheeler in late August

Our thoughts are with their families

Winter Leagues
Posted by Alan Messer on 08 October 2020
Our evening league programme gets underway in November.

We can still take on board a few more teams and a lot more players

Don't miss out contact Alan in the office for more details
150 Club September Winners End of Season Draw
Posted by Alan Messer on 01 October 2020
Winners of the End of Season Draw - Extra Prize

#263 £120 David Bain

#363 £80 Chris Hewlett

#282 £60 D Williams

#311 £40 Cynthia Goodall

Maybe next year for me???!!!
David Tomalin
Posted by Alan Messer on 22 September 2020
Sadly we must announce the death of one of our members. The obituary notice was kindly written by Derek King of WIBC and Goring Manor



It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that David Tomalin passed away on Thursday night after many years of poor health.

David has been an exceptional servant to both West Tarring BC and latterly Goring Manor BC. When the future of bowls at Field Place was in jeopardy, he fought hard to ensure that bowls would continue at Field Place when there was a general feeling that Worthing Borough Council seemed to want to concentrate all bowls at Beach House Park. He oversaw the amalgamation of West Tarring BC and Field Place BC and it is due to his efforts that GMBC is now such a thriving and successful club. He was also Chairman of the Stracey and Brodie leagues from 2012 until 2017.

As yet there are no details of his funeral arrangements.

Getting Picked for a team in October
Posted by Alan Messer on 15 September 2020
Our fixture programme against other teams still exists but in a very limited form. Use the fixtures page to see what is on offer.

If you wish to put your name forward for selection contact George Youngs our Club Captain

It is best to email him, stating which match you wish to be considered for and your favoured playing position.

Phone 07717 196794
EMAIL geo.ancar@btinternet.com

Alternatively there is now a link on the fixtures page which allows you to offer your services for multiple games.

Teams will be selected and be posted on the website as they have always been before.
October Playing Programme
Posted by Alan Messer on 15 September 2020
We have now published a playing schedule for the month of October.

To view or print the schedule as a PDF go to our downloads page.

Bookings can be made by phone 01903 241586. Only pre booked members may play.

Please see the schedule for complete details but the following will give you a few clues.

General Play - Your name goes onto the list and you play on the rink allocated at time of booking. Sessions are morning afternoon and evening on different days to allow everyone a fair go.

Aggregate - You are on a list of 18 which are then allocated onto rinks as triples teams

New Bowlers Sessions - for coaching in groups of fours and for first and second year bowlers to hone their skills

PRE-BOOKED - means that you and a group of like minded bowlers (6 or more in the group) want to play in a specific slot for the whole month. We can offer you a rink on Tuesday at 1130, Friday at 1400 or Sunday at 1130.

The Charity session is like general play but you donate an extra £1 to charity

150 Club August Winners
Posted by Alan Messer on 28 August 2020
This months members on their way to Millionaire status

269 £90 Gill Scott

317 £60 Mick Howard

306 £30 Joyce Kirby

I'm assured my number is still in there somewhere
Fogging Machine
Posted by Alan Messer on 28 August 2020
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To ensure the highest levels of hygiene at the club and to make WIBC Covid-19 secure we are investing in a fogging machine. The machine will be used every morning by the cleaning staff to spray the green surrounds, seating and tables, changing rooms, toilets and all accessible rooms in the club. The spray is a mist of fabric and carpet friendly anti bacterial disinfectant which is more effective than just the wipe down procedures we have in place at the moment. The spray gives an assurance of 24 hour protection.

Fogging machines are widely used in hospitals and the hotel industry and we will be making this expenditure with your safety in mind.

We hope to have this added layer of protection in place from mid September.
Open for Bowls again - that feels good
Posted by Alan Messer on 03 August 2020
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We opened our doors for bowling today - it is a very safe and protected environment give us a ring and book a rink
150 Club July Winners
Posted by Alan Messer on 31 July 2020
Congratulations to the lucky winners

#391 £90 Mike Meadows

#355 £60 Keith Brinsmead

#346 £30 Pat Sweeney

Maybe next time for the rest of us!!
E.I.B.A. Covid-19 Information Poster
Posted by Alan Messer on 26 July 2020
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The English Indoor Bowls Association have produced a helpful poster which is well worth a look
Club Committee 2020-21
Posted by Alan Messer on 23 July 2020
A message from Chairman Derek Ridley

The WIBC Bowls Committee along with many other groups and clubs suffered from the untimely lockdown in March due to Covid-19, which prevented the holding of the club’s Annual General Meeting in April as usual.

Since that time, although we have been unable to have access to the premises, certain Committee Members who should have held themselves for re-election have continually worked on your behalf behind the scenes. With the prospect of the club being able to re-open soon, subject to the regulations regarding Covid-19, a Committee needed to be in place quickly and able to hit the ground running. I considered it was impossible to arrange an AGM within the time scale, bearing in mind that it would have to be by email or written correspondence as a meeting of all Members on the Club’s premises was out of the question.

Having received the agreement of all the existing Committee Members to stay in place until next April. I held discussions with the Manager with a view to approaching the Management Board to obtain their agreement to regularize the situation, delaying the annual meeting until next year.

Thankfully, they have agreed, and we are now in place to serve you the Members as soon as the Government allows.

Derek Ridley
Chairman WIBC Steering Committee 2019-20

The full Steering Committee for 2020-21 will be

Ladies Captain - MAZ HOWE
Mens Vice Captain - CHRIS WOOD
Ladies Vice Captain - GILL OGDEN
Competition Secretary - CHRIS GRAHAM
League Secretary - DAVE CROCKETT
Match Secretary - IAN JACKLIN
Green Manager - vacant
New Members Officer - SHEILA BROAD
Benevolent Officer - ANGELA GRANT
Minute Secretary - JACKIE TAYLOR


If you have any questions for the Steering Committee please direct them to Chairman Derek

Ray Roberts
Posted by Alan Messer on 23 July 2020
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Sadly we must report the loss of another of our members.

Ray Roberts finally lost his battle with cancer on 22nd July.


Rays funeral will be at Worthing Crematorium at 3:00 pm on the 7th of August.
Attendance is by invitation only but the funeral cortege will pass by Tarring Priory Bowls Club and the George and Dragon around 2:15 pm.

Ray Roberts son Mark has emailed me to let me know that only 30 family members can attend the service at the Crematorium on August 7th ....

but if you want to, you can attend the George and Dragon, where the service will be streamed live. As there is a limit of around 100 people at the G&D, can you email or phone me if you wish to attend. I will then let Mark know so that he can let you have an invitation to get into the G&D.

Mark hopes we have space for everyone, but doesn’t want to be surprised by having 40+ from his bowling world turning up. Invitations are necessary to get into the G&D as they are closing the pub for us alone

Please contact Alan Messer who will pass on your request to Mark if you wish to attend, it is important to the family that his friends can take part

To confirm:

14:15 - The drive by will be via Tarring Priory
15:00 - Service can be watched from the George and Dragon
16:15 - Wake as soon as we get there following the service and on into the night

If you wish to make a donation in Rays memory you can do so through Ian Hart Funeral Services who will pass it on to St Barnabas Hospice.
Club to Re-Open on August 3rd
Posted by Alan Messer on 23 July 2020
We are pleased to be able to open the club for bowls again starting August 3rd

This is a summary of what you will need to do


0900-1100 – General Roll Ups
1130-1330 – General Roll Ups
1400-1600 – General Roll Ups
An evening session could be arranged subject to staff/green steward availability please ask to see what can be arranged

Members will only be admitted to the club if they have pre booked their session. Admin Staff will put bowlers into groups of a maximum of 6 and allocate a rink to them (1, 3 or 5).


All sessions must be pre booked – you can call the green number

01903 241586

At the times given below – the phone will be manned by a member of the office team. It will not be answered at any other times.

Monday – Friday 1000-1100 and 1400-1500

Lines open from Weds 29th July.

Please indicate your name and the session you wish to play in. You will be advised if a space can be reserved for you.

Please consult with the PDF on the Downloads page - REDUCED SUMMER SCHEDULE - ... to find the full details of what you will have to do with regard to

1. Summer Sessions Available
2. Booking a session
3. Arriving to play a game
4. Toilets and changing rooms
5. Dress Code
6. Food and Drink
7. Paying for your session
8. Playing Bowls

WIBC Members say Goodbye
Posted by Alan Messer on 07 July 2020
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A picture of the members at Field Place Roundabout, another 20 of his friends were outside Tarring Priory and another 50 or so at the George and Dragon. Photos courtesy of Mike Muncey.
WIBC goodbye to Joe
Posted by Alan Messer on 07 July 2020
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About 30 of our members gathered around the Field Place roundabout to say goodbye to Joe Peters as his funeral cortege made its way to Worthing Crematorium.

Joe’s daughter later left a message at the club

‘thank you all so much for turning out for Joe - it meant so much to see you all in your bowling clothes. We were all in bits even before we got to the crem - thank you all so very much’
150 Club June Winners
Posted by Alan Messer on 25 June 2020
Congratulations to all our very lucky June winners

323 £90 John Taylor
397 £60 Sheila Michell
333 £30 John Reynolds

Another draw at the end of July maybe it will be you or even me next time
Joe Peters
Posted by Alan Messer on 19 June 2020
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On June 17th 2020 Worthing Indoor Bowls Club lost one of it's true friends. Sadly Joe passed away at a nursing home in Worthing at far too young an age. For anyone who didn't know Joe he was one of our star barmen, famous for his collection of waistcoats and bow ties. He was a real character and the club will be less for his passing.

Joe loved bowling and all the people associated with the sport. He played indoors with us at WIBC and outdoors he was a life member at Tarring Priory Bowls Club and he also had a short spell at Field Place. He famously liked the odd drink and found another bowling niche with the West Sussex Tourists, who enjoyed a drink or two with him.

Not only was Joe a star barman, he also ran the cellar for a number of years making sure the beer was good and to everyone's taste. He knew more about the workings of the bar than anyone else - in fact, even now we are still discovering what he knew and we didn't!

He could turn his hand to most things and did no end of handyman tasks around the club, he even teamed up with Micky Howard to create the office serving hatch. All around the club there are little mementos of Joe. Some are quite large. When the Men needed a new honours board Joe took it upon himself to buy the wood and all the other materials and constructed and varnished the Honours board which now hangs next to the door to the rear car park.

I don't think I could find anyone at WIBC who would have a bad word to say about Joe. He was a great guy - the roughest of diamonds with the biggest heart of gold

Joe Peters - we are going to miss you.
WIBC News June 10 2020
Posted by Alan Messer on 14 June 2020
Hi to all our members, I hope that you are all staying safe. It seems like an awful long time since we could all meet up and bowl.

We are not yet at the point in the fight against Covid-19 that we can open up the bowling, the bar or the restaurant. But, there are certainly signs that it is on the agenda possibly for sometime in July. A lot depends on how regulations on social distancing change. If the regulations are relaxed to 1 metre rather than 2 then lots more becomes accessible. As you can imagine, I have been working hard to provide plans for the Board of Directors which are feasible under differing regulations and which fit different scenarios. They will have the final say about how and when the club opens again and in what form.

Rest assured we will only act safely and with members interests right at the top of our agenda. I'm sure a few of you have ventured onto outdoor bowling greens now that there is a relaxation of outdoor exercise rules. Those of you who have tried outdoors will know that responsibilities for individual and group hygiene have been very much at the fore. How the game is played has had to be modified to reflect these needs. When we do bowl again indoors similar rules will have to be introduced and will be strictly enforced. Members who do not adhere to the rules in place will be asked to leave, and sessions would have to be curtailed. This is not meant to scare anyone, but it is said to reassure members that we want everyone to be as safe as they can be and we will not allow anyone to jeopardise that safety.

Whilst no actual bowling has been taking place, the club has not been inactive. The whole club has been deep cleaned. The lounge has been completely redecorated and the 'pink' of former years has been replaced with a more modern look. I will leave you to make your own mind up about the new colour scheme but I'm hopeful you will all be pleasantly surprised. The toilets adjoining the lounge have also been redecorated. The cellar cooling unit unfortunately packed up on us after 14 years of service and has been replaced at a cost of £3K. On a more down to earth level all the toilet seats in the club have been renewed.

In my last email I mentioned that the worn areas in the car park were being replaced with new tarmac. This has now been completed and the two spaces nearest to the lounge entrance have been re-designated and resized. One is purely for disabled drivers and their vehicles. The other is a smaller space and is to be used primarily for motor scooters, no cars should park in this space.

Another behind the scenes challenge has been to source and buy at realistic prices all the necessary PPE, sanitiser equipment and all the necessary labels for floor and walls to make us a safe and usable club. When the Government allow us to open, and the WIBC Board deem it OK to do so we will be ready, but please be aware that we have incurred lots of necessary costs to make it happen for you.

When we finally get the green light to open, all new regulations will be notified to all our members as soon as we can. A couple of regulations which will definitely be in place is that we will not be accepting cash for sessions. All green time will be paid for using our green voucher tickets. They remain at the current price of £23 for 10. Therefore a 2 hour session will notionally be discounted to £2.30 rather than £2.50 cash price.

The second regulation which will be put into place is that all sessions must be booked in advance. It will not be possible to just turn up and play. Sessions must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Rinks would then be pre allocated and non negotiable. This would apply to General Play, Spoons, Aggregate and any other sessions.

I hope this information has been useful to you and has let you know a little more about the work in the background that is being done to help us all get back to bowling when the time is right.
150 Club Winners May 2020
Posted by Alan Messer on 28 May 2020
#287. £90 George Youngs

#392. £60 Chris Turner

#251. £30 Beryl Boulton

Well done the winners - better luck next time to the rest of us
Copy of email - members update May 2020
Posted by Alan Messer on 12 May 2020
Latest Corona Virus Update

I hope you are all well and finding things to do to occupy the void left by not being able to come to the club.

Following the speech from our Prime Minister last evening, Sunday 10/5,

we are unlikely to be able to open our doors for bowling for a little while yet. If I had a crystal ball I'd be looking at mid to late July at the earliest. Even then Social Distancing rules would apply and in order to comply we would have to impose certain restraints and constraints.

The first impact for this month is that we have taken the decision to cancel our friendly fixtures until the end of July.

Our imposed closure has given us opportunity to get on with planned maintenance and club improvements and the bar and restaurant area are currently being redecorated and freshened up ready for our eventual return. The bar and restaurant will probably be the last element to reopen and will only be able to operate with reduced capacity.

There would have to be changes to our normal schedules for bowling. When we finally get the green light to open. for the remainder of the summer season there would be 3 x 2 hour sessions per day separated by a period to allow the club to empty and for the next session bowlers to arrive. Each rink would be limited to a maximum of 6 players, 2 at each end and 2 seated to allow distancing. Therefore rinks play would not be possible. There would be entry only through the front door by the office and exit only by the rear door. All sessions would have to be pre-booked by phone on the day - you would not just be allowed to turn up and play. It is also possible that we will have head temperature checks using a no touch thermometer as another safety measure in addition to the required handwashing, sanitising and wiping down of handrails and jacks.

These are indeed strange times and obviously I will let you all know of any rules which are definitely in place when we reach that point.

In my last email I announced the sad loss of Lew Mockett to pancreatic cancer.

The funeral for Lew will be held on Wednesday 27th May 2020 at Worthing crematorium. We can now confirm that due to the Covid-19 restrictions on social gatherings, this will be a private family funeral. Lew's family will organise a larger event to celebrate his life when restrictions are fully lifted.

Donations in memory of Lew can be made via H.D.Tribe Ltd, 63 Sea Lane, Rustington, BN162RQ to Pancreatic Cancer UK, Charity No 1112708.

Our Facebook Group - Friends of Worthing Indoor Bowls Club,

continues to go from strength to strength and we now have 70 + members involved - if you are not yet signed up - it is well worth a look.

Entries for County Competitions - Men

This is the last call for WIBC men members who wish to enter County Competitions. Please download the form from the SCIBA website.


and send off to Viv Evans with the correct money. Do not send into the WIBC Office as there will not be staff to deal with it

That's about all for now

Please stay safe and well

Alan Messer
WIBC Manager
Posted by Alan Messer on 12 May 2020
Fixtures have now been cancelled with other clubs until July 31st.
150 Club Winners April
Posted by Alan Messer on 30 April 2020
Our lucky winners for April are

1st Prize £90 Joyce Kirby Ticket No. 306

2nd Prize £60 Laurie Milward Ticket No. 283

3rd Prize £30 Ann Geere Ticket no. 325

Congratulations to the winners - and better luck next month for the rest of us
April News Update Email Release
Posted by Alan Messer on 13 April 2020
Hi to all Worthing Indoor Bowls Club (WIBC) Members.

I hope that you are all still staying safe and well and away from the clutches of this terrible virus. The most important thing is that we all follow the Government advice and trust that their plans for the long term are successful.

Bowls on the scheme of survival comes a little way down the pecking order but I wanted you all to be aware of what is going on with the club and how we are adapting our plans to make sure there is a club for you all to come back to!


Many of you may have seen the title ‘WIBC Benevolent Secretary’ which is held by Mrs. Angela Grant. The role was set up to allow a single channel which members could access if they knew of a member who had fallen ill or on hard times, or worse. Previously Angela would have visited or sent a card or passed on the information to the WIBC Committee or Office. Realistically now she will be the voice at the end of the phone who can pass any concerns onto the club. Her number is 01903 763956. Hopefully we will not have too much bad news, but our thoughts are with all of you and hoping we all meet up some time soon safely.


Below I have laid out what I know now about WIBC and the next few months. As you are all too well aware, things can change quickly – if so, new emails will be issued.

WIBC Summer Bowls - 27/4-27/9 2020

The planned meeting which is the precursor to the summer bowls season, was unavoidably cancelled on March 23rd. The officers for the Summer had already been agreed by the Bowls Steering Committee: Gill Ogden (Captain), Ken Ogden (Vice Captain), Mick Howard (Competitions) and Paul Guttridge (Triples leagues). These officers supported by George Youngs (Club Captain) and Ian Jacklin (Match Sec) remain in charge of what will be left of the summer season.

Friendly fixtures up to and including May 31st have been cancelled and the club are adopting a rolling review of fixtures one month at time in line with whatever the current Government recommendations are for Sports Clubs.

WIBC Summer Bowls Individual Competitions will sadly not be run this summer. The competitions affected are the Summer Singles, Summer Singles Never Won, Summer Pairs and Triples. The English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA) planned Summer National Competitions have been abandoned. Any WIBC entrants will be contacted direct by the EIBA and entry money refunded or carried forward.

Summer Triples Leagues are still under review and it is possible that mini leagues could be put in place towards the end of the summer this could be achieved for example using a period of 6-7 weeks.

Aggregate and Spoons sessions will resume as soon as we have the all clear. This also applies to all General Play sessions

Our planned August 8th Open Day is also on hold and may well have to be moved to later in the year.

Winter Bowls 28/9 2020 to 25/4 2021

Currently plans are underway to run the winter season as is, and fixture planning is in place to reflect this. There will be contingency plans to fit in the 2019-20 Winter Competition Finals into the period at the end of the Summer commencement of the Winter season

Most competitions are at the semi final stage or better and it is feasible to play all games within a week in late September. One week will be allocated to allow successful completion of the matches. The games will be played on pre- allocated dates.

EIBA National Finals and Sussex County Women Indoor Bowls Association (SCWIBA) Finals will also be concluded around the same time which is why no definitive date has been set yet.

Winter Season Competitions 2020-21

If you wish to enter National and County competitions in 2020-21and haven’t yet received a separate communication from the WIBC Office, please let us know by email
WIBC Bowls Committee AGM Postponed
Posted by Alan Messer on 03 April 2020
Annual General Meeting

WIBC Update 3rd April 2020

The Worthing Indoor Bowls Club, Bowls Committee wishes to advise that due to the COVID-19 situation and the directives to self-distance and/or self-isolate the AGM scheduled to take place on Tuesday 21st April 2020, in the lounge of Worthing Indoor Bowls Club (WIBC) has been postponed.

At this time, the WIBC Bowls Committee are looking to re-schedule to a date in September 2020. Once details have been finalised, they will be announced, along with the appropriate formal documentation.

Yours sincerely

Alan Messer
WIBC Manager

on behalf of

Derek Ridley
WIBC Bowls Club Chairman
150 Club Winners March
Posted by Alan Messer on 03 April 2020
Just a little ray of sunshine for 3 lucky members at the end of March

1st. #339 £90 Pat Sweeney

2nd #372 £60 Mike Ruff

3rd. #268 £30 Dave Scott

Congratulations - cheques are on their way

Posted by Alan Messer on 02 April 2020
All club fixtures with other clubs for the summer season cancelled
Coronavirus - Club Closure 22 March
Posted by Alan Messer on 16 March 2020
The WIBG Ltd. Board of Directors have considered and decided that, due to the risks associated with the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Worthing Indoor Bowls Club will close for all bowling and other events from the end of play on Sunday 22nd March until further notice.

All members and other clubs affected will receive personal notification by e-mail or telephone informing them of the consequences of this decision.

The directors very much regret having to make this decision, but the health and wellbeing of our members and visitors must be our highest Priority.

John Schools,
Company Secretary,
Worthing Indoor Bowling Greens Ltd Board of Directors
150 Club Februay
Posted by Kevin Buck on 26 February 2020

1st £90 271 Linda Charge

2nd £60 349 Bill Whittaker

3rd £30 383 Brian Good
Extra Fixture
Posted by Alan Messer on 26 February 2020
We are pleased to host the Sussex Under 25 team for a mixed 3 Rink Match on Sunday Morning the 22nd of March. The match starts at 10 am. Come along and see some of the best youngsters in Sussex.
150 Club January Winners
Posted by Alan Messer on 27 January 2020
£90 #347 Maurice Upstone

£60. #373 Wendy Davies

£30. #400 Doug Feest

Well done and congratulations to the winners - your turn next maybe!
150 Club December
Posted by Alan Messer on 23 December 2019
Congratulations December Winners

£90 #382 Bill Whittaker

£60 #265 Bill Wilcox

£30 #267 Colin (not Bill) Budd

For the rest of us - it could be us in 2020

Merry Christmas from the 150 Club Draw Team - John and Mike
150 Club November
Posted by Alan Messer on 11 December 2019
Our Lucky 150 Club Winners for November

£90 #337 Kevin Merritt

£60 #335 Bill Porter

£30 #316 Rob Kinley
Posted by Kevin Buck on 26 November 2019
Congratulations to everyone involved in Coffee Morning held yesterday (25th November), a fantastic sum of £375 was raised which will go towards the Club's Benevolent Fund. Special thanks to Wendy and the team who helped to make the event such a success.
150 Club October
Posted by Alan Messer on 13 November 2019
The lucky first winners for 2019-20

New numbers have been allocated and the winners for October …

1st £90 #357 Dennis King

2nd £60 #270 Mike Bishop

3rd £30 #294 Chris Wood
150 CLUB September
Posted by Alan Messer on 29 September 2019
Congratulations to our September Winners

#60 £90 Dave Bellingham

#139 £60 Michele Slater

#177 £30 Clare Colington

NEW NUMBERS will be issued to the 2019-20 150 Club members

It could be your year - make sure you have a number or two
WIBC Summer Finals 2019
Posted by Alan Messer on 17 September 2019
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Linda Charge dominated the Summer finals weekend by winning both the Singles and Pairs Championships. Linda was partnered with Peter Tandy in the Pairs. The Triples was won by husband and wife Karen and Steve Lawrence and Norman Michell. Ian Jacklin won a very tight match with Linda to win the Summer KO Singles by 21-20.

President Wendy and Club Chairman Derek were on hand to present the trophies and prize money. The proceedings were overseen by Summer Competitions Secretary Mick Howard and Umpire Brian Thomas.
150 CLUB August
Posted by Kevin Buck on 30 August 2019
1st £90 Francis Fahey
2nd £60 Sheila Michell
3rd £30 Wally Burrows
150 CLUB July
Posted by Kevin Buck on 26 July 2019
£90 Jean Holmes
£60 Don Nice
£30 J Paice
150 Club June
Posted by Kevin Buck on 27 June 2019

143 £90 J Paice
134 £60 G Ogden
162 £30 L Mann
Charity Sessions Tuesdays 6pm
Posted by Alan Messer on 09 June 2019
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Tuesday Evenings is an excellent starting point for new bowlers who are trying to find a suitable session to join. The sessions cost a normal Green Fee plus a 50p donation to charity.

We raise money for good causes every year through our social bowling session on a Tuesday Evening. We have room in this session for more bowlers, young, old, male or female. A great chance to meet new people.

Come along and join in the fun and raise a few quid too!
Pre Booked Rink Spaces
Posted by Alan Messer on 04 June 2019

If you and a group of like-minded bowlers (minimum group of 6) would like a guaranteed rink space each week, WIBC offer PRE-BOOKED SESSIONS at any of the following times.

Tuesday 12-2pm
Friday 12-2pm
Friday 4-6pm

All you have to do is make sure to turn up with a group each week. Rinks will be allocated for you in a repeating pattern.

If you feel this could be for you talk to some friends and then add the named team leader and contact details to the list next to the Green Stewards desk

150 Club May
Posted by Alan Messer on 25 May 2019

#117 £90 Angela Evans

#153 £60 Wally Burrows

#144 £30 Bill Whitaker
Greyhounds 13 June
Posted by Kevin Buck on 22 May 2019
For those attending the above please note that the Coach will be departing from the Club at 5 pm with a further pick up at Lancing Leisure Centre at approx. 5.15. Would you please confirm your preferred pick up on the Club Notice Board as well as any dietary requirements eg vegetarian, gluten free
Greyhound and Theatre Trips
Posted by Kevin Buck on 21 May 2019
We have one place available for each of the above two events, Hove Greyhounds on Thursday 13th June, £25 to include coach, admission and two course meal. 9-5 Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre, Wednesday 10th July, £60 to include coach and ticket. Please contact the Office if you are interested.
Carpet Turn Update 2
Posted by Alan Messer on 09 May 2019
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Despite the best efforts of the Dales workforce we have to remain closed for an extra day to ensure that everything is completed to the highest standards and club members are safe to enjoy their bowling.

We will be fully open from Saturday May 11 at 08:00 and look forward to all our summer bowlers back bowling with us on or after that date.

Any league matches which were postponed have now been added to the end of the schedule sheets for September and no matches will be lost.

All Spoons matches in the summer are mixed and you can add your name to the list prior to the day you want to play (but do turn up if you choose this option!)

Have a great summer indoors or out

The picture shows the bowls area before the carpet was re-stitched and put back in place on Thursday. Friday will be spent stretching and then dressing the carpet with T's and spots.
Carpet Turn Update
Posted by Alan Messer on 02 May 2019
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The Carpet Turn and associated floor work was expected to commence on Monday 29th April. Due to staff shortage through illness Dales have not been able to start the carpet work until Friday 3rd May. We should still be able to open again for Bowling after the Bank Holiday - so hopefully see you then


Due to technical difficulties Club now reopens Friday 10th May
150 Club April
Posted by Alan Messer on 24 April 2019
Bumper April Pay-Out

1 #107 £130 Keith Brinsmead

2 #178 £ 80 Dave Bellingham

3 #159 £ 60 Maurice Upstone

4 #071 £ 45 Francis Fahey

5 #063 £ 25 Mike Howard

Congratulations to all the winners - and better luck next time to everyone else!!
New WIBC Committee in Place
Posted by Alan Messer on 24 April 2019
As from the 23rd April WIBC will be managed by a joint mixed committee. The WIBC Mens and WIBC Ladies Section Committees have now been dissolved. Wendy Davies is our first ever female Club President. Derek Ridley will assume the role of Club Chairman.
WIBC Winter Finals
Posted by Alan Messer on 15 April 2019
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All the pictures of winners are on the Gallery Page
Results are on the Competitions Page
WIBC Focus Open Triples 2019
Posted by Alan Messer on 28 March 2019
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This years Competition took place between Jan and March this year.

The Final between a team skipped by Andy Clarke played against our own John Schools entry. The final was a tense affair and was won in the last 2 ends with 2 single shots to finish Schools 13-11 winners over Clarke. The winners won £300 and the Runners Up £100

The winning Triple comprised Lead: Kevin Ball, Number 2: John Schools and Skip: Matt Bonnar

Our thanks go to all who helped to make the competitions run so well this year, all of the 16 teams, we hope to see you all again next year

Also a massive thanks to our sponsors Focus Investments for their support for Indoor Bowls right across Sussex and the South
150 Club March
Posted by Alan Messer on 25 March 2019
Congratulations to all our lucky March winners

1st £90 #55 Renee Barnett

2nd £60 #125 Sheila Freke

3rd £30 #173 Ray Baker

Maybe next month for the rest of us!
New Drinks Machines
Posted by Alan Messer on 21 February 2019
As from February we are pleased to announce the installation of 2 new drinks machines. We have a water dispenser which can offer either chilled or ambient temperature water. The water dispenser is sited at the end of rink 2 and should reduce the amount of walking needed to get drinks to tables.

The coffee machine has been repositioned to allow better access to the availability and selection boards.

The water is obviously free, but the coffee will be available for a bargain 50p per cup.

For information - 40p to 50p is the first price rise in over 15 years.
150 Club February
Posted by Alan Messer on 21 February 2019
Our Lucky Winners for February

#1 59 £90 B Taylor

#2 189 £60 C Atyeo

#3 151 £45 J Taylor
Defibrillator Manual
Posted by Alan Messer on 29 January 2019
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Our AED Automatic External Defibrillator housed on the wall alongside rink 1 has been renewed.

I felt it appropriate to issue a short user friendly manual for our members to understand the process of using the AED. Please read it if you can you may SAVE A LIFE

The manual is available either at the club or on the downloads page of this site


150 Club January
Posted by Alan Messer on 28 January 2019
Congratulations to our January 2019 Winners

1st £90 # 82 S Michell

2nd £60 # 94 R Goodall

3rd £30 #204 B Taylor

Les Mann Achieves County Badge
Posted by Alan Messer on 06 January 2019
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Les Mann has also now played in sufficient County Badge matches and now proudly displays the Badge on his blazer
County Badge Awarded to President Derek
Posted by Alan Messer on 06 January 2019
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Derek Ridley has been awarded his County Badge. The picture shows Derek with SCIBA President Ray Leggett
150 Club December
Posted by Alan Messer on 21 December 2018
Lucky Christmas Winners

#176 £90 S Blake

# 83 £60 J Holmes

# 91 £30 P Gladwell

Commiserations to the rest of us!!
WIBC Appoint New Director
Posted by Alan Messer on 07 December 2018
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We are pleased to announce that Kevin Tester has been appointed to the board with affect from the 1st December
Ladies Coffee Morning
Posted by Alan Messer on 03 December 2018
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Our WIBC Ladies had some fun and raised money for their Benevolent fund, with a coffee morning and sale at the club on November 26th.
150 Club November
Posted by Alan Messer on 29 November 2018
£90 No.71 Francis Fahey

£60 No.91 Peter Gladwell

£30 No. 102 Val Hunting
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


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


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


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

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.
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"
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).