August 3, 2019

Following the proposal to replace Monday night rinks with a 2 wood triples, a survey was taken of over 40 playing members.  The survey extended consideration to a 3 wood triples.  The results of the survey were overwhelmingly in support of “triples” in either format.  However, the favoured first choice was for the 2 wood by a clear majority.

At yesterday’s Bowling Committee meeting the decision was taken, for the coming winter season, to replace Monday night rinks with a 2 wood triples.

The format will be:

          2 wood triples.

          Squad size – min. of 4, max. of 5.

          2 sets of 9 ends with a final end decider.

          2’s up.

          Rink fee will be £3 per player.

It is recognised there will be disruption to existing squads but hopefully players will support this move, create additional teams and reach out and encourage other members to join them.

We trust your Monday evenings will be more enjoyable!

Bowling Committee

2nd August, 2019

July 5, 2019
Monday Night League Proposal

At the first meeting of the Bowling Committee on 20th June the following proposal was submitted for consideration:


Over the past few years the number of teams entering the winter Monday night rinks has declined to an all time low. Only 6 teams entered last year.

The proposal is that the rinks be replaced by a 2-wood “triples”. In all other respects the format of play would remain the same. 

I would like to make a rider that “the triples would allow 2’s to go to the head in order to assist and learn about reading the heads”.

It is considered that:

1. By limiting the squad sizes to 4 members this would release players to increase the number of teams entering and improve the quality and depth of competition.

2. The target of having all the rinks full i.e. 12 teams would significantly increase income for the club.

3. Bar takings would no doubt improve and keep Keith Lancaster busier than of late.

A decision on this is required by the 1st August in order to set things in motion for the coming season. The Bowling Committee will be meeting this day.

If any member has a strong objection to this change or suggestions please email Brian Scott scott853@btinternet.com

April 7, 2018
Summer Leagues (Updated)

The summer leagues start on 17th April and the fixture lists for each league are available and can be printed from the website under Summer; fixtures/results.

November 17, 2017
Winter Competitions (Updated)

The Competition Draws have taken place and they are posted on the web and also displayed on the Competitions Board in the club

April 27, 2017
New League Rules

The new rules are now available to read on the website. Please note all leagues now have re-spot instead of dead ends.

March 18, 2017
Competition Finals

Due to several members in the club appearing in more than two finals on the same day we have had to make some adjustments to the Competition Finals days. There are only a few minor adjustments and therefore members who are in any of the finals need to check the dates which are found on the Competitions board in the club, and on the Competition pages and Events Calendar on the web.

September 27, 2015
Leagues & membership

The leagues start the week commencing the 5th October.  Members please remember to pay your fees by the 1st October.

September 21, 2015
League Schedules (Updated)

The schedules have been verified and you now print if wished.

April 11, 2015
Summer Leagues

The Summer schedules are now out and can be printed off. A copy will be put on the Stewards table in an envelope by Monday for those without internet access.

The Tuesday Triples on the 5th May which would have been a normal league match play has had to be put back a week due to the carpets being repaired and the club will be closed that day.


April 10, 2014
2014/5 Winter League Entry.

League entry forms for the 2014/5 Winter leagues will be available for collection from the Club on Monday 14th April. As last year they will also be available to download and print from the DIBC website. The closing date for league entries will be Monday 8th September and the leagues will commence from Monday 6th October.

There are 3 notable changes to the coming year league entry process. Firstly to assist members to enter the Club will be open for signing on days prior to the start of the season. There will be three such days and they are:-

Wednesday 20th August, 11.30am to 1.30pm, & 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Tuesday 2nd September, 11.30am to 1.30pm, & 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

& Friday 5th September 11.30am to 1.30pm, & 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

As well as entering leagues on these days members will also be able to enter Club competitions, and renew their membership. This does not however stop any team entering leagues prior to the signing on days if they wish.

Secondly the entry fees for all leagues have reduced. Fees will now be £6 for Triples teams, £8 for Rinks teams, & £2 for Pairs teams (£4 for the Friday Open Pairs teams).

Finally as an incentive for new teams to enter leagues and current teams to reform any new team that enters a league or existing team that changes 50% or more of its bowlers for the coming season will not be required to pay an entry fee.


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