Please look at the What's on Page for details of all Social events for Feb, March, April and May
On Thursday 1st March we have a Newbies (members who have joined in the last calendar year) match v Marine Gardens. A second Newbies match has been scheduled for 15th March. Both matches have a start time of 12 noon and the £4 cost includes green fees and tea and biscuits. Please add your name to the lists on the Match Availability Board.
Worthing IBC Tournament 2018
The draws for our annual Fours and Triples Tournaments are now published on our competitions page. Thanks as always are due to our tournament sponsors - Focus Investments - and good luck to all our competitors as the tournament gets underway on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings in February
Plastic Cup Recycling
In common with lots of businesses across the UK WIBC is concerned that we do our bit for the environment. From Monday 15th January we ask that all our members place their plastic drinking water cups in the recycling bins with the blue lids available on the sides of the green, rather than in the litter bins which are emptied into our general refuse. Thank you for your cooperation.
Our bowls carpet was stretched on January 10th. Our carpet men have speeded up the carpet from 17.7secs to 18.0secs.
General Play Sessions
General Play sessions are available to all members. Sessions are available as listed here. Monday 0800-1000 (5 Rinks) and 1200-1400 (5 rinks, unless competition matches have been booked). Tuesday 0800-1000 (5 Rinks), 1200-1400 (1 Rink) and also at 1400-1630 (1 Rink). Weds 0800-1000 (5 rinks), spaces may be available from 1200-1400 unless club competitions are booked. Thursday 0800-1000 (5rinks). Friday 0800-1000 (5 rinks), 1200-1400 (1 Rink) and 1600-1800 (2 Rinks). Saturday 0800-1000 (5 rinks), 1000-1200 (3 Rinks or more unless used for National or County Comps) 5 rinks may also be available 1200-1400, but competitions have priority for these sessions. Sunday 0800-1000 (5 Rinks) 1000-1200 and 1200-1400 (5 rinks unless being used for Competitions). It is advisable to phone in to make sure spaces are available but you can take a chance and just turn up and play. Rinks are allocated by the Green Steward on the day. It is not possible to reserve a named rink.
Booking National Competitions
Use the Rink Book and initially in pencil state name and competition and confirm in ink at least 1 week before your game. If left in pencil (during the week of the booking) the booking could be erased. Please start Nationals and County Competitions promptly to avoid running into the next session. Designated sessions are Weds 1800-2200, Friday 1800-2200 and Saturday or Sunday 1000-1400 NATIONAL COMPETITIONS HAVE PRIORITY OVER CLUB COMPETITIONS OR GENERAL PLAY (EIBA Rule)
Booking WIBC Competition Slots
Club competitions run as timed events in the early rounds. Designated slots are available for bookings Monday 1200-1400, Weds 1200-1400, Sat 1200-1400. Later in the year pressure for County Competitions is expected to drop off and Weds 1800-2200, Friday 1800-2200 and Sunday 1200-1400 become available for club Competitions. RINKS ARE TO BE DRAWN ON THE DAY. Please also note that National and County Competitions have priority and may supersede any other booking for WIBC competitions or for General Play
On Line Rink Bookings
The rink Booking system has been temporarily suspended. We hope to reintroduce the service in the New Year. Please continue to use the Rink Booking Folder on the Green Steward's desk. Please ask a Green Steward or a member of the Office Staff if you require assistance or are unsure how to use the forms.
Bowls Football - "Footbowls"
Join in with this new and fun departure for bowls - if we have gaps in our schedules we will get the whistles and scarves out and play 'footbowls'
Our club is located in Durrington On Sea, to the west of Worthing at the entrance of Field Place. We have a purpose built premises opened in 1963 and home to men's and ladies sections with a total membership of about 500. Much of the bowling takes place in mixed sessions.
We provide first class facilities for both competitive and social bowling. Internal leagues are played daily and members play friendly matches against other clubs at least twice each week. We also play matches away and for the furthest clubs, free coach travel is provided and member's guests are invited to travel.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 10pm
Weekends 8am - 6pm (may vary)
Office Hours: Weekdays 8.30am - 11.30am
Our 5 rink air-conditioned green at 38 metres is one of the longest in the south of England, and with a carpet which was replaced in August 2009, we have a perfect playing surface. Internal redecoration also makes this a very pleasant environment.
There is ample seating around the green for viewing and playing members and large glass windows separating the green from social and dining areas enable clear views of the bowling whilst enjoying a meal or glass of wine.
Facilities are in place for disabled bowlers with a ramp entry onto the green and an adapted wheelchair is available to use if required.
Changing rooms are conveniently placed and contain individual bowls lockers which may be rented annually for a small fee.