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.