News and Events

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The latest club newsletter – written by Dave England for RIBC Committee

Early Summer Newsletter – Dave England May 2022


Hello all members.

Just to let you all know we will be re-starting the Sunday morning Social Bowling sessions from this Sunday 15th May. Thelma Hardware has kindly volunteered to run the majority of the sessions, I’m sure between the rest of us we will be able to support her.

Sessions start at 10.30 am and the usual fee of £3 for members £1 Juniors and £5 non- members will be charged. Your current membership covers play over the summer until new fees are due in September.

Thelma is particularly keen on Sundays as she has been bringing her grandson Mark along. He is now showing the signs of becoming a decent bowler she wants to keep the momentum going. So, why not bring your own family members along?

Please support the session as much as you can, don’t forget, Oscars is open for Sunday lunches so you can easily combine bowling with a delicious Sunday Lunch. Call Julie on 07976896987 to pre-book or pop in on arrival.

One thing I forgot in the last newsletter was to thank our cleaning teams. They take turns to hoover the carpet and surrounds and thoroughly clean the club facilities.

The teams consist of :-

Team 1 – Dick and Dia Myers, Keith and Anne Harmer.
Team 2 – Tony and Hazel Corcoran and Margaret and Martin Stockdale.
Team 3 – David Walker, Terry Wray, Dave England

Also requiring a mention is Diane Cooper who from January took on the task of cleaning the yellow mats. It was hard work but by taking just a few home at a time she soon had it done and what a good job she made. Well done and many thanks for a job well done. It goes to show that if we all do a little we get a lot done.

Greengauge, the company that supplied the new bowling carpet, are coming to inspect, rectify and stretch the carpet on the 1st of June.

That’s all for now, see you all soon.


End of Winter season Newsletter April 2022

To all our wonderful members.

Well, we finally got there. A somewhat rocky season but a huge pat on the back for us all for persevering and ensuring we have had yet another successful season. Membership numbers have slightly increased, a testament to all the hard work put in by our entirely voluntary team and to those members who have gone the extra mile in encouraging others to join.

Hopefully, we will see everyone returning in September with renewed vigour to ensure we maintain our continued success.

Even though a few end of season League matches had to be abandoned we managed to reach a successful conclusion.

Winners of the 2021/22 Leagues were as follows :-

Mon AM Triples – D. Tinson B Crabtree D Harper M Sunley
Runners up – P Brookes M Brookes J Trace M Franklin

Tue AM Triples – J Harper D Harper B Scarce B Elener
Runners up –  T Wray R Wilcox P Johnson

Wed AM Triples – J Harper A Charlton B Scarce
Runners up P Brookes M Brookes J Trace A Holmes

Fri AM Pairs – A Bingham K Bardon
Runners up – C Smedley G Thompson

Mon EVE Triples – T Myers D Myers A Harmer
Runners up – T Wray M Stockdale R Clifford

Wed EVE Triples – T Myers D Leckonby A Harmer D Myers
Runners up – P Smurthwaite J Everett J Woods S Philips

Thu EVE Pairs – J Harper D Harper
Runners up – T Myers D Myers

‘Congratulations to all, winners will receive an Oscar’s voucher for £10, runners up receive a club pen.

Particular mention must be made of the new teams who entered, many struggled to start with but it has been rather pleasing to see significant improvements towards the end of the season, keep it up, it gets easier.

I have already had confirmation from some teams that they will be joining the leagues in September. Please contract me as soon as possible to ensure you are also included.

Any members not attached to a team, those wishing to Bowl more often, and those wishing to be included in a team please let me know when you wish to Bowl and I will allocate appropriately. The more teams playing the better the atmosphere.

Hopefully many of you are now out in the fresh air enjoying outdoor bowling at the various local clubs, a list of these clubs, together with contact details, is on our club website,. Anyone requiring further details don’t hesitate to contact me.

All the clubs welcome new members and supporting them ensures continuation of the loyal support RIBC receives from them.

The Summer Social sessions are now under way on Tues and Thurs at 10.30 and it has been good to see numbers increasing weekly. (This morning we had 4 rinks of extremely happy bowlers.) As always, current and new members are all welcome. There has been some interest in keeping the Sunday morning social going but we need someone to take charge of opening up and overseeing the session. If anyone wishes to volunteer for this task and numbers (approx. min 10) make it worthwhile we can get it going. Let me know if interested in bowling and/or helping on Sundays, and we will see what can be done.

Hoping you all enjoy this spring and summer and looking forward to seeing you all in early September.

Best Wishes


RYEDALE INDOOR BOWLS CLUB- Newsletter 31st March 2022

  Warmest greetings to all members.

As you will be aware there are only 2 more weeks until the end of the season – the last weekly league game is on Good Friday, 15th April.Could teams which have catch up games to play please ensure they are scheduled as soon as possible – it is a League rule that all games must be paid for whether played or not, so don’t hang about. The club will be open the week commencing Bank Holiday Monday, 18th April so any outstanding games could be played that week. To decide the overall league winners there may be a few games required, which we hope to play that week.

Social Bowling will continue over the summer on
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10.30 am.
We plan to re-start leagues on Monday 12th September.

It has been a difficult year for us this year and it has been good to see so many of you supporting the club. We now have a few more members than we had before the Covid outbreak started so well done to all. Please do your best to continue supporting the club whenever you can. We hope to keep future price rises as low as possible but this can only be achieved if we get a healthy attendance. The attendance at the Social Bowling sessions is important so please keep up your support.

Many of our members will be looking forward to the start of the outdoor season. Although the weather at the moment is unsettled, there are definite signs of approaching summer. For those of you yet to enjoy the experience of outdoor bowling please try to join one of the local clubs – I know that some of them fear that they may struggle for members. There is a list of outdoor club contact details on the club website (local bowls facilities) and also on the club noticeboard. Remember that RIBC is dependent on a healthy outdoor club membership – it feeds us with many new members every year, thus ensuring survival for all.

Boston Bowls were at the club on Tuesday 29th March between 10am and 2.30pm. They will probably return in the autumn if you need any supplies. Another good source for equipment is Bowlswear at Holme on Spalding Moor. The owner, Sue, is very helpful and will do her best to help.

The committee wishes to draw your attention to is the Club Rule that ‘all bowlers must wear “completely flat soled shoes” ‘. The new carpet is showing a fair amount of bobbles and we suspect that this might be caused by some bowlers wearing unsuitable footwear.

I think that covers all for now – if you have any queries / constructive suggestions / complaints please contact me by the usual means.

Keep safe and always go home smiling.

Dave (for RIBC Committee)

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RIBC Committee 2021-22

Chairman Terry Wray

Members Sue Harrison, Suzanne Everett, Doreen Tinson, Aubrey Charlton, Kath Jeanes, Dave England.