Congratulations to:

  • 5 young men who have been selected to represent Ireland in the BIIBC Junior International series to be held in Islwyn IBC, Wales on 13/14 January 2007.
  • 14 girls who have been selected to represent Ireland in the BIWIBC junior International series to be held in Arbroath IBC, Scotland on 19/20 January 2007.
  • 11 ladies who have been selected to represent Ireland in the BIWIBC senior International Series to be held in Belfast IBC 20/22 March 2007.

The full teams are published on the Associations noticeboards in the club.

Best wishes to:

BIBC members who will be playing in the finals of the AIIB championships to be held at County Antrim IBC on 8/9/10 December.  The following members would appreciate your support:

Singles:                         B Prunty, P. McEwan and J Boyd

U25 singles:                  P McCafferty

Pairs:                            D. Le Marquand & S Hedley.

D Nixon & W Taylor

Triples:                         M Martin, S Martin & B Quinn

Senior fours:                 R Chalmers/M Beattie/S Hegan/W Watson

J Wedlock/A Miskelly/J Shannon/J Martin

D Myles/K Aiken/R Johnston/C Lindsay

2 bowl pairs:                 M Bickerstaff & D Nixon

J Boyd & C Craig


The Honorary Secretary is standing down in May 2007.  Any member who is interested in taking up the post should speak with the Chairman Dr Montgomery now to allow for a proper handover in due course.


Adherence to the dress code whilst playing bowls is very important and there are some members who are not complying with it.  The committee wish to remind everyone of the rule and ask that you comply with it to ensure that the high standards of the sport are maintained at all times:

“With the exception of the morning leagues it is compulsory for all gentlemen to wear grey trousers and white collared top above the waist and for all lady players to wear grey skirts or grey tailored trousers and white collared top above the waist during leagues.  In the semi-finals and finals of all competitions all white apparel will be worn”. (BIBC rule book bye-law 7 Page 17)


A request for the provision of a soft drinks machine was made to the committee.  Enquiries were made with Coca Cola and Lucozade and it is necessary for a minimum of 100 units be sold per week before they would consider installing a machine.  With the extended summer recess it is not possible to give this commitment therefore we can’t have a soft drinks machine in the club.


Forthcoming events:

Saturday December 16th                                   Music and Christmas party

Sunday December 31st                         Music & entertainment – late licence


Coaching sessions will re-commence on Monday 22nd January  7.15pm to 9.15pm.

Everyone is welcome especially those new members who may have just taken up bowls and would like to improve their game.  And there is space for those who have been playing a little longer and feel they also have room for improvement.


The restaurant is taking bookings for Christmas lunches up to 22nd December.  You can entertain your family, friends, fellow bowlers or even yourself – it is excellent value at £13.50 and always very well supported.  So make your booking early.


SATURDAY                         23 DECEMBER                     SATURDAY LEAGUE


SUNDAY                               24 DECEMBER                     CLOSED

MONDAY                             25 DECEMBER                     CLOSED

TUESDAY                             26 DECEMBER                     CLOSED

WEDNESDAY                      27 DECEMBER                     CASUAL PLAY 9.30AM TO 11.00PM

THURSDAY                         28 DECEMBER                     NORMAL LEAGUE PROGRAMME

FRIDAY                                 29 DECEMBER                     NORMAL LEAGUE PROGRAMME

SATURDAY                         30 DECEMBER                     SATURDAY LEAGUE


SUNDAY                               31 DECEMBER                     BAR OPEN 6.30PM TO 12.30AM


MONDAY                             1 JANUARY                         CASUAL PLAY 2.00PM/11.00PM

BAR OPEN 7.00PM/11.00PM

TUESDAY                             2 JANUARY                         NORMAL LEAGUE PROGRAMME


CLOSED                                23/24/25/26/27 DECEMBER

OPEN                                     28/29 DECEMBER

CLOSED                                30/31DECEMBER

CLOSED                                1 JANUARY 2007

OPEN                                     2 JANUARY 2007


The Chairman Dr Montgomery and the management committee wish the staff and all members and their families a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.