Tamworth Indoor Bowls Club

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Newspaper Articles in Sutton/Lichfield
Posted by Sarah Carless on 23 October 2019
We have a problem with space when it comes to posting in Lichfield and Sutton Newspapers. There is only 1 page dedicated and the local teams send information in too. We do not always get the information in, but we will try our best to get them in.
Note from Chris P
Posted by Sarah Carless on 23 October 2019
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Tamworth V Bromsgrove
Posted by Sarah Carless on 23 October 2019
Results for match against Bromsgrove are as follows:
Good afternoon had by all, very close match all the way through which Tamworth managed to win on the last few ends. Final result was 96-77 to Tamworth, who won 3 rinks lost 2 and drew 1. Our best rink was Anne Sippitts, Mike Paggett, Jenny Waight and Tony Sippitts who won 21-5.
Tamworth V Greyfriars
Posted by Sarah Carless on 23 October 2019
Results for the match against Greyfriars was as follows:
We played at home on 5th October, this was our opening match of the season. Five rinks were played Tamworth won 4 lost 1 final score was 82 64. The winning rink for Tamworth was A. Sippitts J. Trueman
B. Lay and T.Sippitts who won 22-12.
Top Club Competition
Posted by Sarah Carless on 23 October 2019
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Top Club competition took place at Kingsthorpe bowls club against City of Ely. A good game for everyone involved from Tamworth, against a very strong opposition, and losing all 5 games.
On the up side Pat Passmore, Stewart Ellis and John Sawle got to play against Greg Arlow and his wife, Kay.
Tamworth V Shrewsbury
Posted by sarah Carless on 23 October 2019
Results for the match at weekend against Shrewsbury was an overall win for Tamworth, score 124-76. The winning rink comprising of Ian Booth, Derrick Stevenson and Joe Morris. There was 5 winning rinks 1 loss. A great afternoon by all followed by a sit down meal.
Yetton Trophy
Posted by Sarah Carless on 21 October 2019
16 ladies from Tamworth IBC played in the Yetton Trophy on Saturday 19th October against Welford on Avon Bowls Club.
We had two away teams (Diane Rogers, Marion Cox, Sue Hanley and Gill Ardin and Chris Felton, Diane Ingram, Kerry Weston and Diane Medhurst) with home playing a strong team from Welford, which included two England players (Kate Millward, Jackie Smith, Jackie Perry and
Chris Belson and Maureen Burton, Anne Sippitts, Barbara Edwards and Pat Passmore)

It was a tough game for both sides but eventually Tamworth ladies managed to pull out the stops and win by 3 shots with two teams winning overall.

The next round is to be played on 2nd November 2019 against opponents Rugby.
Denny Cup
Posted by Sarah Carless on 21 October 2019
The Denny Cup was played on Saturday 19th October 2019 with Coventry. Our men did amazingly well and won! Well done to everyone who took part.
Withdrawn Team
Posted by Sarah Carless on 10 October 2019
Unfortunately Steamers have withdrawn from play on Tuesday at 6:30
Note from Jackie Perry WWIBA Delegate
Posted by Sarah Carless on 30 September 2019
Eleven years ago, I took over the role of County Delegate from Betty Richmond. Goodness knows how many years she was a delegate for, but I do know the Warwickshire Women's County Bowling Association has been running since 1992.

Years ago, Tamworth Indoor Bowls Club fought tooth and nail to join this Association, and it will be a great pity if, by lack of lady members willing to put their names down to play, we shall have to give up our right to play in County Matches. This will entail a loss of revenue for the club as the WWIBA will not organise matches at Tamworth if we cease to be affiliated.

All lady members of Tamworth are eligible to play in County Games. The only criteria is that you have to buy and wear a County Shirt (I have a couple of shirts in stock either to buy or to borrow).

I don't know if you think you are not good enough to compete in the games organised by WWIBA - but you are wrong! The standard is quite good, but not exceptional. I have found that by competing in these competitive matches, my game has greatly improved. (some may disagree with that statement!)

You will play with like-minded ladies from various indoor clubs scattered around the Warwickshire area : Avon Valley, Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Coventry, Erdington Court, Rugby Thornfield, Solihull and Welford. After the game we have a meal where we get to mix and make friends with our team members and opponents.

Every month I pin Team Availability Sheets on the WWIBA notice board in the foyer (on the left hand side as you walk in). I hope hope that one day you will spot the sheets and put your name down to play.

I don't make the team selection (as in the case of our Men's County Games) this goes to a WWIBA Selection Committee, who pick ladies from the various clubs who have also entered their names on the availability sheets. Sometimes you get picked and sometimes you don't.
Contact me if you are interested in playing for the WWIBA.

Grand Opening of New Bowling Surface
Posted by Sarah Carless on 30 September 2019
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On Saturday 28th September 2019, a wonderful day was had by all as His Worshipful the Mayor of Tamworth joined us to officially open the brand new bowling surface. The entire wooden floor and underlay were replaced during June this year, with the help of a £40,000.00 grant from Sport England Community Fund. A plaque to commemorate the grant was unveiled by John Rogers (Chair of the Management Committee).
The Mayor was accompanied at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by the Club President Eileen Wallbank. Following the ceremony, a bowling demonstration took place with a limited end match between Gill Ardin (Club Captain) and Bob Love (EALABA Ambassador and Common Wealth Games Bronze Medal Winner).
To finish off the afternoon, entertainment was provided by Go Ukulelecrazy. Everybody enjoyed themselves listening to the band whilst enjoying the buffet provided.
Winter Competitions
Posted by Sarah Carless on 30 September 2019

Entry forms for the following competitions are now available in the clubhouse on the easel to the left of the reception desk by the dining area :-

Under 25’s Singles Competition
Endeavour Singles Competition
Phoenix (Singles)
Ladies Singles
Ladies Pairs
Ladies Triples
Ladies Fours
Men’s Singles
Men’s Pairs
Men’s Triples
Men’s Fours
Mixed Pairs
Mixed Triples
Mixed Fours

The cost is £1.50 per player per competition except for the Endeavour which is free to enter. Everyone is able to enter the Endeavour Competition except for those players who have either :-
? Won it before
? Or won a Winter Singles or the Phoenix competition
A separate entry form is required for each competition entered.
TIBC Indoor/Outdoor Competition 2019
Posted by Sarah Carless on 09 September 2019
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The 22nd successful running of this annual event took place on Sunday 8th September 2019. Twelve teams of four players took part in two games of bowls on the outdoor green, and then two games on the indoor rinks. Everyone taking part had a most enjoyable time with the overall winning team of Chris Payne, Stuart Ellis, Alan Palmer and Sandra Palmer winning all of their games.
New Bowlers
Posted by Sarah Carless on 09 September 2019
To give greater flexibility for new bowlers, Tamworth Indoor Bowls Club have introduced evening new bowler sessions to compliment the Saturday morning session and Sunday Juniors. Tamworths winter indoor season commences on Monday 23rd September. All players new to the indoor sport are offered 3 free coaching sessions. Anyone interested in taking up this fantastic sport should ring Tamworth IBC on 01827 51424 to book your free lessons.
Richmond Trophy Competition 2019
Posted by Sarah Carless on 09 September 2019
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For the second year in succession the Richmond Trophy, a day long competition for new bowlers, was run on a round robin basis, using two groups of fours pairs. At the end of nearly four hours of intense bowls three teams lead the first group, all equal on points and divided by only 3 shots. Group two was lead by two teams only split by 8 shots. Bill Riches partnering Jonny Ashford battled it out in the final against Kevin Webb and Bill’s wife Eileen. After seven ends, one shot divided the two pairs, leading to a very tense finale resulting in Jonny and Bill picking up 2 shots to win the Richmond Trophy. The Trophy was presented by Betty Richmond.

Mixed Triples ... Outdoors
Posted by Kerry Weston on 05 August 2019
Good competitive bowling throughout, fine margins make such a difference, no team winning all 3 matches. Congratulations to the winners Jenny, Sam and Joe; even more remarkable that they finished with a negative shots difference.

Draw Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Position

Jenny Waight Match Points 6 0 6
A Sam Roe End Points 5 2 4 4
Joe Morris Total Points 11 2 10 23
Shots Diff +2 -6 +3 -1

Mary Bostock Match Points 0 6 6
B John Coles End Points 1 3 4
Roy Griffiths Total Points 1 9 10 20
Shots Diff -2 +1 +3 +2

Diane Medhurst Match Points 3 6 0
D Peter Kelly End Points 3 4 2 1
Sid Bostock Total Points 6 10 2 18
Shots Diff 0 +6 -3 +3

Mary Harris Match Points 3 0 0
C Bob Allcock End Points 3 3 2 1
Bill Newey Total Points 6 3 2 11
Shots Diff 0 -1 -3 -4