Christmas Office Hours
The Office is closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th December. On the 27th, 28th and 29th the hours will be 10:30-11:30 only. The Office is closed again on New Years Day and normal hours resume on the 2nd January.
New Members Match
Tuesday 9th January at 14:00 has been set aside for a club match consisting of new members. The match will be 12 ends of triples over 2 hours with a cup of tea and biscuits at the conclusion of the match. If you are a new member put your name down on the selection sheet on the board nearest to the coffee machine so that the Captains may pick teams. UPDATE - this match is proving very popular and because of demand for places may become a rinks game. We hope to accommodate everyone who has expressed an interest. Further matches for new members are planned for the near future.
Christmas Holiday Opening Times
The Club is open for bowling and refreshments apart from the days listed in this announcement. The kitchen and restaurant are closed on Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December and reopen on Wednesday January the 3rd. The Green and Bar are closed on the Sunday 24th, Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th December. and also on Sunday 31st December and Monday 1st January. See the separate announcements about our planned festive activities.
Festive Fun Day 27th December
Wednesday December 27th is earmarked for blowing away those Christmas cobwebs. Come along and join in the bowling fun on the green. The dress code is 'Christmassy' the only stipulation is bowls shoes please. The day starts with a drink and mince pies before the bowling and finishes afterwards with a buffet and hopefully a drink in the lounge. Look out for the notices on the club boards which will give full details of cost and times and will also have a list to add your name to.
On Line Rink Bookings
We can now offer rink bookings on line as a service to our members. Use the 'Rink bookings' page on this site, but please be aware that the rink is not booked until you receive a confirmation e-mail from the office. A new system is also being used in the Rink Booking Folder on the Green Steward's desk. Please ask a Green Steward or a member of the Office Staff if you 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'
"42nd Street" London Theatre Trip 17th January 2018
All tickets are now taken and paid for, and are now available for collection from the office. My thanks to everyone for paying promptly. There is a reserve list should anyone drop out. We look forward to a very good day out. Note that the coach will leave at 10.00am prompt from the club. Return around 8.00pm. Thanks. Don
Charity Fund Raising
The Charity Day on 23rd September raised £717 for the Alzheimer's Society (Worthing). Our Bowls Charity evening sessions up to October 5th raised £420, which has gone to support the following Charities - St Barnabas, MacMillan Nurses, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation and Kamelia Kids.
From October 2017 Alan Messer has taken on the post of Manager. Alan has been involved in local bowls for many years and has a history in bowls admin - through work with Tarring Priory Bowls Club, the West Sussex Bowls League and the Worthing Open. After completing a 35 year career as a Special Needs Teacher and Head of Department, Alan retired briefly before taking on his role here at WIBC
150 Club New Numbers
Numbers have been re-drawn for all members of the 150 Club. Numbers are displayed on the noticeboard in the bowls hall and are in the range 400-562. The November Draw Was completed on the 23rd of the month
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.
Changing rooms are conveniently placed and contain individual bowls lockers which may be rented annually for a small fee.