Club Closed Friday 23rd March 0800-1000 for Air Conditioning repair
There will be no early morning General Play for the first 2 hour session on Friday 23rd March as the heating engineers need to carry out essential maintenance
If you intend to play in the Summer Triples League which are timetabled for Friday mornings from May to September, please get your name down on the list pinned to the Summer Board at the club. There is also a list asking for interest levels to play in a Triples League on Wednesday Evenings from May to September. Information about Aggregate, Spoons and Charity Sessions will be issued soon, as will the entry forms for Summer Singles, Pairs and Triples Competitions. Summer friendly fixtures have already been published on the 'Fixtures' page of this site.
WIBC an introductory Video by John Guile
Easter Opening Times
Good Friday 08:00 - 14:00 Fun Drive 10:00 until 12:00 (maybe a hot cross bun and a cup of tea involved). Easter Saturday - Normal Hours. Easter Sunday and Monday CLOSED
Please look at the What's on Page for details of all Social events for March, April and May
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 and WIBC Competitions
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. Semi Finals all need double slots and now that pressure for County Competitions slots has dropped off Weds 1800-2200, Friday 1800-2200 and Saturday and Sunday 1000-1400 are available for Club Competition Semi Finals. RINKS ARE TO BE DRAWN ON THE DAY. Please also note that National and County Competitions have priority and may still 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'. As the Winter season Thursday Evening Leagues draw to a close, Chris Wood has put together a foot bowl tournament for the 12th and 19th April to fill in a couple of gaps in the schedule.