Worthing Indoor Bowls Club

Club News

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 Winner 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
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 03 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
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
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
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

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).