‘BIBC NEWS’ – 2019 January

Welcome to this edition of your Club Newsletter. May I start by wishing all our members and visitors a Happy and peaceful New YearCancelled Matches: You will have possibly noticed the list of cancelled or postponed games up in the Reception. Hopefully, most of these will be played soon. Cancelled games cost the Club a lot of money - last year over £5k was lost in this way – and some members wonder why we increase rink fees.

LED Lights: We know that there are some bulbs flickering on the bottom green but we are trying to hold off until the new LED lights are installed, hopefully next month.

Query: I am still looking for a response to my query from last month regarding the time when skips leave the head going to the mat.

Once more, a reminder that NO tracksuit bottoms are permitted during league games. Predominantly white shirts with collars are the preferred option.

Male members are asked not to leave any material on top of the lockers.

Dates for Miglio visits:

Monday 28th January

Monday 18th February

Monday 11th March

Monday 18th March

Inter-Stadium matches: the Club’s B team play Baker team on Saturday 5th January.

the Club’s A team play Baker on Sunday 6th January.

Advance notice: the Ladies U25s International Series are being hosted by us on Saturday  9th and Sunday 10th February,  starting at 9am on the Saturday. For the first time in 9 years, we will have a team representing Ireland.  Home support would be welcome, as would any surplus gifts for the raffle!

IWIBA Championships: The IWIBA National Championships are being held in the Baker Stadium on 11th, 12, 13th January. We wish our ladies well.

Quiz Night: The Ladies section is running a Quiz on the night of Friday March 1st. This is always a popular night.  Look out for more details.

Short Mat: Saturday January 5th sees the Juniors take to the floor. The IIBA also take the top green on Saturday February 16th.

Advance Notice: the Club’s Three Bowl Pairs will be on March 30th and 31st . Forms will be out soon.

Pan Disability Cup:  Entry forms are now out for our Magee Cup Pan Disability club singles competition.  Closing date for entries is Thursday 24th January.

Club Finals: Our club finals weekend is scheduled for Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th February.

Rinks Afternoon:  The rinks afternoon will commence again on Wednesday 9th January, from 4 – 6pm and costs only £2 per person.

Membership: If you know anyone looking to join the club, we offer a reduced rate from 1st January of £30 for a Full membership, £15 for a Student and £10 for a Junior membership, which is valid up to the AGM in August.

Bowls Shop: The January sale is coming very soon!!!


Ken Armstrong