Five Rivers through to National Finals in Men’s Over 60s Pairs

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A huge congratulations to Dennis Shipp and Bob Armstrong who beat their opponents Brian Baxendale and Eddie Bates from Riverside IBC 26-4 in the Area Final of the Men’s Over 60s Pairs on Tuesday evening.

This sees Dennis and Bob progress to the Last 16 at the National  Finals at Nottingham IBC on Wednesday 10 April. Their first round match will be at 2pm against the winner of Area 13 – currently contested by Charles Wright & Co (Gullivers IBC) and Ralph Steele & Co (Grattons).

The Club would like to wish them the best of luck at the National Finals!

Quiz Night – Friday 22 March

The annual quiz night will be hosted on Friday 22 March with a 7pm start. Teams of 5 are to be entered on the sheet opposite the rink booking table. Tickets are £6 each to include a curry meal (vegetarian option available) and tickets must be purchased in advance with menu selection and money in the safe.

Any questions please speak  to a member of the Club Committee.

EBYDS Results

The results of last Sunday’s (24 Feb) EBYDS county round was:

Seniors – Emily Jacobs

Juniors – Zoe Fletcher

Junior Runner Up was Evan Boynton (Five Rivers player)

Competitions and Domestic Leagues

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The team sheets for all domestic leagues for the 2019-20 winter season are now on display behind Rink 4. Please add the name of your team and players for next season by the end of April 2019 in order to aid the new league secretary, Eric Farrelly, with his job over the summer months.

The draw for the men’s  singles plate has now also been displayed on the club competitions board behind Rink 1.

Quiz Night

This year’s annual quiz night will be on Friday 22 March and hosted by Graham House. Teams of five to be added to the list on the board opposite the rink booking desk.

£6 per player which includes a curry or vegetarian option dinner. Please come along and support the event to raise money for the club.

Bowls coaching courses

The following coaching courses will be held at the club over the coming months. Please check out http://www.coachbowls.org for more information.

Bowls Activator – Monday 3 June 2019
Adult Safeguarding – Thursday 6 June 2019
Level One Coaching Course – Two Days – Tuesday 11 June 2019 and Tuesday 16 July 2019 (attendance at both days is required)

Smith & Williamson Open Singles Circuit event

The Five Rivers Open Singles Circuit (OSC) event will be held at Five Rivers on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March. The line up of competitors  includes some World Top 20 bowlers and England International bowlers so please do come down and watch some high quality bowling! There will be food and bar availability all day on both days.

This year’s event is sponsored by Smith & Williamson and do please get in touch with Tom Warner at tom.warner@smithandwilliamson.com if any of the services are of interest to you.

www.smithandwilliamson.com

Five Rivers to host EBYDS county qualifier

Five Rivers Indoor Bowls Club has been selected to host the Wiltshire qualifier of the English Bowls Youth Development Scheme (EBYDS) on Sunday 24 February. Competitors from all around the county,  up to the age of 18, will set their sights on winning the county qualifier to reach the regional stages later this season.

Please do come down to the club and support the Under 18s and watch them put their skills to the test!

Race Night success at the club

The annual race night at Five Rivers was held on Saturday 12 January and raised an astonishing £227 for club funds. The money will help with renovations at the club and future social events. A big thank you to all those involved!

It will be great seeing some new faces next year and so please do keep an eye out for the 2020 race night!

Specsavers staff visit club

Five Rivers welcomed staff from the Salisbury branch of Specsavers on Friday 25 January to try their hand at bowling after their generous sponsorship of the club’s new mats.

A great evening was had by all and the club looks forward to welcoming them back in the future.