Indoor Taster Days

Indoor bowling is an excellent way to have fun, especially in the winter. Wedmore Bowls Club is offering free taster sessions on Saturday 21st and 22nd from 10am until 4pm so that you can give it a try.

Good for your health and enjoyed by all ages, men and women.

No appointment is necessary, equipment is provided and no special clothing is needed other than flat shoes which can be borrowed from the club stock. Just turn up and play, friendly coaches on hand.

The club is on the Mark road out of Wedmore, beyond the church and on the right just after the school.

Existing members can come along too – with friends, family and neighbours!

Indoor Taster Days & Social Evening

Please note a couple of dates for your diary…

Firstly, the Indoor taster days will be held 10am to 4pm on Sunday 18th August and Saturday 21st / Sunday 22nd September for prospective new members. Bowls and shoes are available. Please spread the word!

Also, please don’t forget the Club’s Social evening on Friday 30th August from 7.30pm – come along and renew friendships and pay annual indoor membership fee (£40).

Indoor Competition Finals (16th & 17th March)

For all Isle of Wedmore Bowls Club Members…

We hold our indoor competition finals next weekend, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March , with matches between 9.0am and 6.0pm.

We would be pleased if you could come along and support the competitors and the event at some time during the weekend.I believe our ladies will be baking cakes……  so tea & cake will be worth the visit aloneJoin the swelling crowdKeith

Note to indoor members regarding season 2019/20

Thank you all for your support for our indoor programme as another season draws to a close.

The programme for 2019/20season is already being planned and we look forward to your support once again when the season starts next September.

Indoor membership renewals will be due on 1stSeptember and as usual we will be holding an Indoor Social evening on Friday 30thAugustwhen annual subscriptions and competition fees can be paid.  

The application lists for next seasons Indoor Club Leagues and Invitation Leagues are already posted on the notice board outside the bar.Individual applications and team applications are required by mid July to enable all teams and leagues to be identified enabling the Fixture Booklet to be designed and printed by the end of August.

Therefore would you please……. 

–  team Captains confirm all Invitation Leagueentries, and any new Invitation League entries please add to the appropriate list and advise me please.

–  add your name to as many Club Leaguesas you wish, 

team squads will be selected, trying our best to give balanced squads of equal strength and taking into account any travel sharing requests.   

A reminder that all Club Leagues and most Invitation League teams have squads, so that as a member of 1 team you would probably play alternate weeks or 2 weeks in 3. Therefore if you wish to play regularly say twice a week, I would suggest you are a member of 4 teams. 

One final request ………would you please sign up now– before the end of this season – it will help our planning immensely and save a few telephone calls in July.  

Finally, for those wishing to continue playing indoor this Summer, the usual 

Tuesday 2pm to 4pm and Thursday 11am to 1.0pm Drives will continue …..just turn up and play. 

Many thanks again for your support…….and enjoy your summer

Keith Pettit

IoW Bowls Club now on FaceBook!

For those of you who like to keep in touch via social media, we’re delighted to let you know that you now have a place to share your club related stories, pictures and videos with your fellow members.

Our new Facebook page is now live and we see this as an invaluable resource to help you stay close to the club even when you’re not on the rinks, as well as way of showcasing what the club has to offer to future members.

So please take a moment to ‘like’ your new Facebook page, we look forward to seeing what you have to share.

Open Day – Saturday 5th May

Ever fancied trying your hand at lawn bowling?

If so, now is the perfect opportunity – come and experience it for yourself in the company of other beginners…

Open Day, Saturday 5th May (10am-4pm)

– Free bowling.
– Bowls & shoes provided.

Follow up coaching sessions on Sundays 13th, 20th & 27th May and Saturday 2nd June, from 10.00am -1.00pm. Coaching sessions also free.

Existing members – please spread the word!

Date for the Diary (2017/2018)

Men’s Outdoor Section AGM – Monday 6th February 8.00pm  2017

Ladies luncheon – Thursday 9th February

Ladies Outdoor Section AGM – Saturday 18th February 1.00pm

Quiz Evening – Saturday 25th February

Skittles Evening – Friday 10th March

Indoor Finals Weekend – Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th March

Indoor Section AGM & Presentation Evening – Friday 7th April at 7.30pm  & payment of outdoor subs & comp. fees

Outdoor Green Opening Day – Saturday 15th April

Club AGM – Friday 28th April at 7.30pm

Open Day / Outdoor Tasters – Sunday 7th May

Club Mixed Triples Day – Sunday 4th June

Ladies Open Triples Tournament – Monday 26th June

President’s Cup Day – Sunday 16th July

BWBA Championships – Saturday 5th / Sunday 6th August

Ladies Triples Day   –  Thursday 24th August

Indoor Section Social Evening – Friday 1st September 2017 at 7.30pm & payment of indoor subs

Mens Triples Day – Thursday 7th September

Outdoor Finals Weekend – Saturday 9th / Sunday 10th September

Captain’s Day – Sunday 17th September

Indoor Taster Days – Saturday 23rd /Sunday 24th September

Indoor Australian Pairs Day – Monday 25th September

Indoor Triples Day – Wednesday 27th September

Annual Dinner & Presentation Evening – Sunday 22nd October midday

Indoor Triples Competition 1st Round – Saturday 25th November & Sunday 26th November

Indoor Xmas Triples Day – Thursday 28th December

Weekly Report w/e 5th June ’16

Wedmore men played Frome Selwood in the National Top Club competition and won in all five disciplines, ensuring progress to the next round. Rink scores: G Anniiuk 18-8; C Moss 21-12; K Pettit, R Barron 30-8; D Collins, R Newell, D Nicholls 22-16; A Birch, J Runciman, I Gallop, E Payne 21-9.

They also played two Over-60 league games. Against Burnham-on-Sea in the Weston & District league, Wedmore won only two rinks, going down by 88-108. Rink scores: B Back, I Faulkner, K Pettit 8-25; T Collingwood, K Davey, C Moss 17-10; T Counsell, D Stansfield, R Barron 15-19; J Clark, C Wheller, K Burt 18-10; S Wilkinson, R Norris, E Payne 16-23; B Aston, I Gallop, R Hughes 14-21. However, they had better fortune in the Clevedon & District league match at Congresbury, where they won on all six rinks. Rink scores: T Collingwood, V Matthews, C Moss 21-16;  P Bean, R Thurkettle, R Hughes 24-16; G Dodd, I Gallop, K Burt 15-14; A Birch, R Norris, K Pettit 25-16; R Hunt, J Harvey, D Stansfield 22-11; M Green, C Panchaud, R Barron 24-12. Total, 131-85.

In the County league, both A & B teams played at home.  Wedmore A played against Williton, winning overall by 59-54, thanks largely to a 7 gained at the second end on R Hughes’ rink, a score which they clung on to and allowed them win by 2 shots. Rink scores: K Pettit, I Gallop, G Anniuk, E Payne 13-21; A Birch, K Phillimore, R Newell, R Hughes 22-20; D Collins, K Burt, R Barron, D Nicholls 24-13. Meanwhile, Wedmore B lost on all rinks to a strong Clarence A team. Rink scores: R Bull, I Faulkner, K Davy, R Thurkettle 14-22; T Collingwood, J Runciman, C Panchaud, C Moss 21-28; V Matthews, C Wheller, M Green, D Stansfield 12-18.

Wedmore ladies had three league games. In the Weston & District league, they played away at Victoria, winning one rink but losing two, to give a final score of 33-57. Rink scores: A Birch, T Newell, L Hamblin 15-13; B Disbrey, C Pettit, P Beard 6-19; P Jenkins, M Perry, J Masters 12-25. At West Backwell, our ladies won two rinks but lost overall by 44-59. Rink scores: B Clark, J Collingwood, C Pettit 19-11, M Barron, J Collins, E Deverill 19-16; A-M Wilkinson, M Stansfield, M Hordle 6-32. In the Mendip Ladies Triples league, Wedmore ladies played at home against Congresbury. Two very unequal rinks almost cancelled themselves out but eventually resulted in a close win by just 3 shots. Rink scores: A Birch, J Hunt, L Hamblin 5-19; J Collins, M Perry, E Deverill 19-19; J Collingwood, A hughes, M Hordle 22-5.