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.

April 23, 2018
County Final Wins For Daventry!

Ladies Triples

Julie Spreadbury, Joan Watts &Vicki Rushall, Daventry IBC beat Jean Burgess, Alison Dring & Tina Broderick, Wellingborough BC 16-7 shots.

This contest was between very experienced players from both clubs and was always going to be well contested, and for the first 8 ends it certainly was, with Wellingborough having the advantage of a 4-2 lead early on and then being just 5-6 down at this 8 end stage.  Daventry won the next 3 ends to increase their lead to 11-5, and after dropping a single on the 12th end, they then won another 3 ends on the trot with 5 more shots added to their total for a pretty convincing 16-6 lead, and when Tina and her triple could pick up just 1 shot on the next end they conceded the victory to Daventry.


John Worthington, Patrick Clerkin,Tony Dicks & Mick Worthington, Daventry IBC beat Mick Richardson, John Churchman, Bob Care & John Baggat, Kingsthorpe BC 22-18 shots.

The players on this rink had a vast amount of experience, and a match between the 2 rinks was expected to be keenly contested, and so it was. After 4 ends of play the scores were level, and although they were never tying again, there was scarcely more than a shot or 2 between them for the next few ends with the score being just 1 shot in favour of Daventry at 13-12 after 13 ends of play.
Mick and his men then started to increase their lead in taking 7 shots to just 1 conceded, to be in a fairly comfortable position at 20-13, with 2 ends left, but one can never be complacent in this game and Kingsthorpe showed why as they picked up a big count of 5 shots to give themselves a fighting chance on the last end. That last end was keenly contested but Daventry were able to take it, and the victory with it.

Report – Thanks to John Church.

April 17, 2018
Commonwealth Games Bowler Visits DIBC For Promotional Event

A medal-winning member of England’s Commonwealth Games team will be the special guest at a series of events in Daventry District to inspire the next generation of bowls players.

David Bolt, a member of the lawn bowls men’s fours who won bronze on the Gold Coast, will visit bowls clubs and schools in Daventry as part of activities supported by Northamptonshire Sport and Bowls Daventry.

‘Bolty’, as he is known within the sport, overcame disappointment in the triples competition at this month’s Games as a member of the England fours side that beat Wales 15-9 to claim a place on the podium.

Back on home turf, David will take part in a number of initiatives in Daventry District next week to promote bowls and support the work at Daventry Indoor Bowls Club work to develop its new junior bowls section, including offering free coaching for juniors.

The tour starts on 24 April with a visit to Daventry Community Centre Short Mat Club during one of their regular Tuesday sessions, which run from 9.30-11.30am. David will then head to the Whyte Melville Outdoor Bowls Club in Moulton between 3-5pm for the launch of new free beginner coaching sessions. 

The day will conclude with a visit to Daventry Town Bowls Club, off Western Avenue, when David will play his first ever game of Short Mat Bowls against Northamptonshire’s Edward Sawbridge, the number 6 ranked player on the national Short Mat Players Tour and a National & British Isles triples and fours winner.

Then on Friday 27 April, David will attend a disability bowls session at Desborough Indoor Bowls Club from midday, followed by a special event at Daventry Indoor Bowls Club, at Brown’s Road.

The event will see David offer free coaching for juniors between 4.30pm and 6pm, followed by a coaching session for older players between 6pm and 7pm. Daventry’s MP Chris Heaton-Harris will then launch an Evening of Bowls from 7pm to 9pm, offering a chance for visitors to try the sport, play fun games, and even take part in a bowls world record attempt.

The event has been organised by Mark Courtney of Bowls Daventry, an initiative to promote the sport of bowls in Daventry District and beyond. It follows a visit to Daventry by David and New Zealand carpet bowler Avon Compton in January.

Mark said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming Bolty to Daventry for what promises to be a fantastic week of bowls activities. David is very keen to develop the sport, both in his home town of Sunderland and further afield, so we’re thrilled that he’s returning to Daventry and helping us promote and support our work with Daventry Indoor Bowls to get juniors playing, enjoying, socialising by playing bowls.

“It’s a great opportunity for local people to meet with and pick up some great coaching tips from someone who is at the very top of his sport and I hope people will join us for what promises to be some great events.”

David will also be visiting local schools during the week to show off his bronze medal and talk about his journey, from first trying the sport aged 10 to winning a Commonwealth Games medal as an England player.

He said: “Bowls is a wonderful sport and I’m passionate about encouraging new players to take up the game. One of the great things about the sport is it boasts so many different formats for people to try, and I’m looking forward to visiting Daventry District and testing my skills on the short mat against a recognised national champion in Ed.”

For more information find @BowlsDaventry on Twitter or visit www.astrobowls.co.ukor www.daventryeagles.co.uk


April 10, 2018
Club Closure

The club will be closed for one day longer (16th April), due to the insulation work. There will also be modified opening on the 17th & 18th. Please see the rink availability page for more information.

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