Welcome to this edition of your Club Newsletter.

Firstly, the good news: here is a letter from Pat Horner, our Lady President:

‘I would like to convey my thanks to everyone who contributed to my charity coffee morning, making it a great success.   The money raised will buy equipment for the children’s Cystic Fibrosis Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children.  The total raised was £860 and this was topped up to £1000 by the Club.’  So, well done BIBC!

Inter-stadium: Our Senior Stadium team retained the Inter -Stadium Trophy last weekend, thereby winning 6 matches out of 6! They beat our Number 2 team and also Ballybrakes. Well done lads.

Coaching: The Irish Bowls Coaches Association is running a new course for Assistant Coaches (hopefully with some experience!).  Cost £30.

Dates:          Friday January 11th 7pm until 10pm.

Saturday 12th January from 10am until 12.30pm.

This is a great opportunity to put something back into your sport, and indeed your Club.  If you are interested, speak to Ken Armstrong.

Christmas Closing Times:

Monday 23rd:       open as usual.

Tuesday 24th:       closed.

Wednesday 25th: closed.

Thursday 26th:     closed.

Friday 27th:          open as usual.

Saturday 28th:      open as usual.

Sunday 29th:         open as usual.

Monday 30th:       open as usual.

Tuesday 31st:        closed.

Wednesday 1st Jan: closed.

Thursday 2nd: open as usual.

Restaurant: Notices regarding the opening times for the restaurant are posted around the Club.  Please note the restaurant is closed from Tuesday 24th December and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January

Information: The Association of Irish Indoor Bowls is considering a new competition for next year viz an Inter Club competition for those males over 60 (i.e. exactly similar to the inter club competition at present but for the slightly older ones!) Please let me know if you would support this venture.

Club Lottery: Our Lottery is beginning to take off. The November winners were drawn on Thursday 28th and the winners are posted on the foyer board.

The next draw will be on December 28th.

Christmas Hamper: The Ladies Section have put together 2 brilliant Xmas hampers – only £1 per strip.  Proceeds going to help our own Ladies go to the Internationals.  Winners will be drawn on Friday 20th December

Christmas Dinners: If you haven’t yet booked your Xmas dinner in the restaurant you need to get your skates on. Some dates are still available.  We have some live music booked for Sat 14th December, so come along and dance the evening away!!

May I on behalf of the Club’s Committee and Management wish all our members, and visitors, a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.


Ken Armstrong