A reminder to those of you playing in Club Competitions that the second round closing date for some of the Men’s, Mixed and Open Competitions (i.e. Sunday 16th February) is rapidly approaching and no extensions will be given.
A reminder to those of you playing in Club Competitions that the first round closing date for some of the Men’s, Mixed and Open Competitions (i.e. 19th January) is rapidly approaching and no extensions will be given.
Everyone is also reminded that the Club will be closed from 24 December until 1st January.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.
Dales are coming to undertake Carpet Stretching and other essential maintenance on Wednesday 8th January from 7:30am until 10am, so the early morning roll-up session for that day is suspended.
The draws for the Club Competitions 2019-20 have now been made and are available on the web-site at Bowls Activities > Competitions > Club Competition Draws > Club Competition Draws 2019-20.
They can also be accessed by clicking on this link.
Gary Jones has advised the following about the draws:
- The draw for the internal competitions was conducted on Fri 15 Nov 19 at the club. The numbers were drawn by Chris Cranham, Karen Cranham and John Steer.
- There is only one entry for the Novice Pairs so this competition will not be run.
- There are only 2 entries for the ladies novice competition but I will let them play on the finals weekend as they have made the effort to enter.
- There were 4 skips for the ladies drawn fours but only three teams so, the skips were drawn first then the teams which means that one team has two ladies who were nominated as skips.
- An extra lady is required for the drawn pairs to play with C Davies.
Competition Entry Forms for 2019-2020 are available in the Main Entrance Hall, but the closing date for entries is fast approaching.
Men see the new Men’s Novice Singles competition.
Forms must to be submitted by Thursday 14th November 2019
The yearbook for 2019-20 is now complete and the final copy has been placed on the website. To view press YEARBOOK
Hard copies will be available in the foyer as soon as they have ben delivered from the printers.
Welcome to all of you to another year of indoor bowling at Camberley. We have a new caterer. Lee Allen of Allen’s Bespoke Catering took over in the summer. He has already begun providing meals and drinks. Jolly good too! Please give him your support.
As to bowls we have in the region of 170 league teams registered for the winter season. If you are looking for a team or a player, please make use of the league sheets in the binder placed near the reception. Please also be alert to possible league changes at the end of the year. The bowling committee will be proposing changes to meet suggestions made in the recent surveys. This may include an Australian pairs’ league as well as a two wood triples league. There may be a special league for new bowlers and a special club evening. Please be alert to your email inbox and notices in the foyer.
This year the friendlies have been organised for us by John Twyford. If you wish to play, make sure you put your name down in good time on the player availability sheets in the foyer.
This year Steve Bone is our club captain and he will take overall charge of selection of players. Please give him your support especially if he seeks a match captain for the day – not an onerous task. Evelyn Morley takes over from Audrey Ingram in looking after the ladies matches and Arnie Lewis retains charge of the men’s Surrey League matches and external Club Team Competitions. Again, if you are interested in playing in these matches please make sure you put your name down on the player availability sheets in the foyer.
Gary Jones will be continuing in the role of competition secretary after a successful year last year and Will Matthews has agreed to run the Easter Tournament again after the successful event, he ran last year. Please give these events your support.
Alan and Linda Edwards continue to run the regular fun drives so do join those for some good friendly matches. Please give them your full support.
Finally, but by no means least, my sincere thanks to Caroline Kerr, Trevor Prentice, John Steer and Roger Spinks, your other representatives on the bowling committee who have volunteered their time helping to maintain the bowling activities of the club and upon whom the existence and future of the club depends.
A warm welcome to our new Caterer, Lee Allen, who started on Monday 8th July
Photographs of the Club Competition Finalists and Winners 2019 are now available on the web-site from the Bowls Activities > Competitions > Club Competition Results page.
Please note that changes have also been made to the menu structure under Bowls Activities.
Please note that the Summer Leagues start on Monday 13th May and will finish on Wednesday 21st August. See League Programme web page for more details.
The 2018-19 Club Competition Finals have now been played and the results can be found here.
Congratulations to Arnie Lewis and the team on winning our final game against Donyngs and securing the points required to become overall winners of the Surrey County Inter-Club League, beating the previous winners Sutton by 7 points.
An excellent result.
The Club Competition Finals, including the Juniors Singles Finals, will take place on Friday 12th April, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April 2019. To view the Club Competitions Finals programme please click here.
Please note that due to players not being available there are no longer any finals being played on Thursday 11th April.
On Monday 11th March 2019 the Norfolk President’s Touring side will be playing a match against the players of Camberley
If you would like to be considered for selection please put your name on the sheet in the Entrance Lobby.
Please note there will be no meal for this match and it will now be starting at 14:30 and not at 14:00
Some of the Camberley Ladies have reached the Area Finals of the following EIBA competitions:
Sandra Jones will play Carol McGrail from Sutton in the Ladies 2 Wood Singles at Wey Valley on Sunday 2nd March at 10:00am.
Jo Woolf, Helen Francis and Sandra Jones will play Doreen Hankin’s team from Egham in the Ladies Over 50 Triples at King George Field on Wednesday 6th March at 6:30pm.
Please go along and Support our Ladies
NEW … NEW … NEW
Match Selections may now been seen within the Electronic Rink Management System, where you will also be able to tick selections off, and mark up dietary requirements.
Click on –> Rink Management System … where you can log on, then take ‘Other Functions’ and then ‘Match Selections’ to view/update selections.
If you haven’t already registered for the system, you will have to do so first. Very easy, you will need your membership number and door entry card number to do so.
Players please note: Croydon have cancelled the Surrey League match due to be played at Camberley on Saturday 2nd February 2019.
Match Selections have been posted for games on:
Saturday 8th December v Wey Valley IBC (Surrey League)
Sunday 9th December v Rivermead
Tuesday 11th December v Chawton Park IBC
Go to Bowls Activities, then Match Selections page
The Club has been advised that Surrey Highways is now planning to undertake road works at the roundabout on Frimley Road, Camberley from 7 December to 10 December between 8pm and 6am. Once the road closure is in place there will be no access in to or out of Wilton Road for the duration of the closure i.e. from 8pm to 6am. It has therefore been decided to close the Club at 7:30pm on these dates which means it will be necessary to postpone the leagues that were due to be played on those evenings as follows:
LEAGUE 25 – Matches cancelled on 7 Dec 18 To be played on 5 Apr 2019
LEAGUE 5 – Matches cancelled on 10 Dec 18 To be played on 25 Mar 2019
Please note that no daytime leagues or weekend matches are affected on these dates and will run as planned.
The club closures forced by the roadworks taking place at the Frimley Road roundabout have been postponed, due to postponement of the roadworks.
Trevor Lofty had an email from Surrey Highways to say that they had been advised by the contractor that work on Frimley Road roundabout has unfortunately had to be rescheduled. This is due to equipment breakdown on the previous night on another job which has had a knock on effect on the works programme. At this stage they do not have a confirmed date for when works on Frimley Road roundabout will take place but they expect that it will happen sometime in November or December.
So the club will remain open in the evenings from Wednesday 17th – Friday 19th, but it is unfortunately too late for the leagues to be re-scheduled back to these dates.
All the rinks will be available for roll-ups
The Club has been advised that Surrey Highways is planning to undertake road works at the roundabout on Frimley Road, Camberley from 17 October to 19 October between 8pm and 6am. Once the road closure is in place there will be no access in to or out of Wilton Road for the duration of the closure i.e. from 8pm to 6am. It has therefore been decided to close the Club at 7:30pm on these dates which means it will be necessary to postpone the leagues that were due to be played on those evenings as follows:
LEAGUE 13 – Matches cancelled on 17 Oct 18 To be played on 20 Mar 2019
LEAGUE 19 – Matches cancelled on 18 Oct 18 To be played on 28 Mar 2019
LEAGUE 25 – Matches cancelled on 19 Oct 18 To be played on 29 Mar 2019
Please note that no daytime leagues are affected on these dates and will run as planned.
The year book is currently at the printers, and will be available within a few days
In the meantime, you may view/download a copy from the links on this page
Free Entry – ALL AGES WELCOME
Coaches available to introduce new bowlers and bowlers new to indoor bowling to our club, so do you have a relative, friend or neighbor who might be interested in playing bowls?
Why not invite them along to give it a try.
Any queries – contact John Steer on 07870 303585 or 01276 503068
Bar & Cafe Open All Day
Competition Entry Forms for 2018-2019 are now available in the Main Entrance Hall, or may be downloaded from this site.
Ladies see the new competitions including Drawn Ladies Pairs, Triples and Fours and a Ladies Novice Singles.
a) Drawn Ladies Pairs – both names will be drawn from the pool of entrants
b) Drawn Ladies Triples – Lady skips will be seeded and drawn separately, additional names will be drawn from the remaining pool of entrants
c) Drawn Ladies Fours – Lady skips will be seeded and drawn separately, additional names will be drawn from the remaining pool of
d) Ladies Novice Singles – open to any lady that has not previously reached a club competition final
Forms need to be submitted by Sunday November 11th
Draw will take place on Friday November 16th
On Sunday 16th September 2018 Camberley & District I.B.C. hosted the Finals of the E.I.B.A. Fantastic Fives competition. Four mixed teams, Egham, Havering Blue, Kempston Park and Worthing Pavilion Pirates, played each other in a round robin format of three 2 hour rounds.
After two rounds Egham and Worthing Pavilion were both in contention with only 3 points separating them.
In the final round both teams won two of the disciplines and so the final result was Egham 20 points and Worthing Pavilion 17 points
Congratulations to Egham IBC on a great win.
The day was a great success and Camberley received many complements from the visitors and officials.
Click HERE to see Club Competitions Finals Schedule
Club Competition Semi-Finals are currently in progress. You can see the results HERE
The Easter Tournament is going ahead on Good Friday 30th March 2018
Please pay Match Fees to Pauline in the Office asap, and your lunch costs to Sue in the Kitchen
Still room for more teams – please register by the end of Monday 26th March, to allow us time to organise playing schedules