September 18, 2018
June Coyles

June died on September 7th. June had been a member of the club for many years but had not been bowling recently due to ill health. Our sympathies and thoughts are with  her family at this sad time.

September 16, 2018
Open Days

Daventry Indoor bowling club is holding free bowling sessions on the 23rd and 29th September from 10am to 3pm. The taster sessions are free and everybody attending will be entitled to further free sessions. Indoor Bowling is great fun, an ideal way to meet people, and a pleasant way to join in light exercise. It is suitable for all ages and abilities. We have members from ages of 8 up to 90!

September 4, 2018
Michael Large (Updated)

Michael Large died peacefully at home last night (3/9/18) after a long illness. Michael had been a member of the club for many years and will be greatly missed. Our sympathies and thoughts are with his wife Dorothy and his family at this sad time.

Michael’s funeral is Monday 17th at 11 am. I believe at Banbury Crematorium.

August 18, 2018

There was a full entry of 12 teams for the annual Coyles Cup competition. After an excellent afternoon of competitive bowling the winning team, with a maximum of 8 points and +17 shot difference was Sue Pernyes, Debs Sach and Mike Taylor. Just one point behind, with 7 points and +14 shot difference, was Trevor Taylor with Guifang Wright closely followed by John Dunkley, Dave Rodgers and Kim Russell who also had 7 points but a shot difference of +6. The afternoon was again excellently organised by club president, Sue Pernyes.

August 15, 2018
Implant Trophy

Unfortunately the Implant Trophy has been cancelled. If anyone would like to organised this at another time, please contact a Director.

June 18, 2018
Fire Systems

The new systems are all in place including a last minute change to the assembly point. A recent visit by DDC recommended that we have a second assembly point and gave permission for it to be on their land near the football pitch; it is now in place. Please remember to make everyone aware of this particularity when we have visiting  teams or external events. Also, I am pleased to say we have another Fire Officer, Rosemary Dunkley. Along with Dave Edge she will be responsible for the regular checking and testing of the Fire Systems

We still have two important matters to get under way, appointment and training of fire wardens, and fire drills.

Fire wardens need to undergo a short video based training session of about 1hr. This can be done collectively, the preferred approach, or on your own if necessary. In the first place I need people to put their hands up and I will then arrange training accordingly. We need about 30 people to ensure there is at least one around at most times. We expect all Directors, Stewards, and all frequent third party users to take the training. Please put your name on the list on the directors board if you would like to take part.

Fire drills need to be done frequently to ensure we cover most of the membership. We will start with one every month for 6 months  and then back off to every 3 months. They will be held at different times and managed by one of the Fire Wardens. I will get these going once we have sufficient trained Fire Wardens. Clearly, if people are asked to leave the building we will have a lot of dirty bowling shoes. To avoid this we will only insist that everybody congregates indoors next to an appropriate fire exit.

Thanks Ed Hibberd

May 11, 2018
Pat Bax

It is with very great sadness that we inform members that Pat died died on Thursday 10th May.

Pat was a past member of the club.

We offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the family at this very sad time.

May 9, 2018
Macmillan Cancer Donation

This is County President Don Scott donating a cheque for £800 to Ellen from Macmillan Cancer at Daventry today. Don had fond memories of his inaugural match with us.





May 7, 2018
David Bolt Club Promotion Event

On Friday 27 April 2018, Daventry Indoor Bowls Club our President Sue Pernyes welcomed CWG18 medal winning bowler David Bolt, Local Daventry MP Chris Heaton Harris, Local Daventry Town Council Mayor Lynne Taylor, DDC Councillor’s Chris Millar, International Bowls Umpire Alison Welstead and the past President of Bowls Northamptonshire Laurie Harrison to help promote BOWLS, the club, our new junior section, meet members of the club and other bowls clubs in the area.

It was also good to see the latest idea from the award winning local Disability Bowler, Ian Litchfield to promote bowls to those with disabilities via “indoor petanque” which is now on offer at Daventry Indoor Bowls Club as well.

This event was the culmination of a busy week for David who visited, met and talked bowls with 2 Daventry schools presenting to circa 400 pupils who found his talks inspirational with David stressing the importance of hardwork & effort in his bowling success. David Bolt was on hand to talk bowls during the evening and was able to meet and help our junior members who enjoyed seeing and having their picture taken with David’s medal.

So all those present could experience the thrill of bowls, on the night David arranged a bowls Gala with 8 teams triples where club members played with and looked after our guests. The winning triple included one of our Directors Margaret Daynes with Sue Pernyes our President was in the runner up team.

Chris Heaton-Harris closed the event and thanked Sue and the Club for his invite and noted  “I never realised how difficult bowls is and what a great sport Bowls is to allow people to meet & make new friends, socialise, enjoy each other’s company and have fun. I enjoyed meeting up with and engaging in the Bowls banter with all those present. To see members of the local community coming together with support from David Bolt, a England International CWG18 medalist, N-sport, Daventry Town and District Councils in such an impressive facility as Daventry Indoor Bowls Club with such enthusiastic and committed volunteers made me feel honoured to be invited and be the MP for Daventry

Thanks goes to Mark Courtney who organised the event and supplied the report, and all the volunteers that looked after our guests.

May 3, 2018
Junior Bowling

We have juniors bowling every Saturday 11.30-1.30pm. All are welcome to come along and try bowling for free. We will provide all the equipment. Suitable ages are 8-18. Please encourage any family or friends that have children that age to come and give it a go.

As this develops we have plans to also open on a Friday at 4.30pm. We have a team that are working to develop a junior section at Daventry, and if you would like to help with this please let us know.

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