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.

Christmas 2018 Club Opening Times

Please see the below link for the Christmas and New Year 2018 opening times for the club.

2018 Holidays Opening Times

Wiltshire Liberty Trophy success for Five Rivers players

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On Saturday 15 December eight players from Five Rivers traveled up to Westlecot IBC, Swindon to present Wiltshire in the Liberty Trophy national competition. The Five Rivers contingent made up one third of the Wiltshire side and one rink featured on the day was made up of four Five Rivers players.

Wiltshire beat Oxfordshire 135-121 and booked their place in the national quarter final where they host Devon at Westlecot on Saturday 12 January looking to repeat last year’s victory in the Last 16.

Five Rivers players photo

(Left to Right): Chris Lawrence, Fraser Boynton, Phil Lawrence, Jamie Reynolds, Ashley Plumb, Jamie Reynolds, Tom Warner
(Not pictured): Gary Fountain

Specsavers Salisbury sponsor new mats

Five Rivers are proud to announce the sponsorship provided by Specsavers in Salisbury. Specsavers have been very kind to sponsor the club for the purchase of new mats to be used on the bowling surface – as you can see from the pictures below they are top quality and the club is very proud to show these off! The Club Committee have invited staff from Specsavers to try out bowls at the club and hopefully pictures will surface shortly!

If you would like to sponsor the club then please do get in touch via enquiries@fiveriversibc.com

Picture of mats (1)

Pictures of mats (2)

Charity Gala Fundraising for Salisbury Hospice

The charity afternoon on Saturday 10 November was a great success raising £300 for Salisbury Hospice.

Please see a picture of Club Secretary, Ros Corke, presenting the donation to the charity.

Ros handing over donation

John Ash Trophy 2018-19 draw made

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The draw for the Salisbury & District John Ash Trophy was made last night by Mick Corden, S&D representative. Amesbury will be looking to retain their title but with several members having moved to Salisbury BC last year, I’m sure the Salisbury outfit will be looking towards their first title in the competition ever since its inception in 2000.

The previous winners of the competition are:

2000 Alderbury BC
2001 Alderbury BC
2002 Wilton BC
2003 Wilton BC
2004 Wilton BC
2005 Alderbury BC
2006 Andover BC
2007 Alderbury BC
2008 Wilton BC
2009 Alderbury BC
2010 Alderbury BC
2011 Five Rivers IBC
2012 Alderbury BC
2013 Five Rivers IBC
2014 Amesbury BC
2015 Five Rivers IBC
2016 Five Rivers IBC
2017 Five Rivers IBC
2018 Amesbury BC

Winners totals: Alderbury BC (7), Five Rivers IBC (5), Wilton BC (4), Amesbury BC (2), Andover BC (1)

The draw can be accessed using the link below.

John Ash Trophy Draw 2018-19

Charity Gala Afternoon – Saturday 10 November

On Saturday 10 November Five Rivers is hosting a charity gala afternoon in aid of the Salisbury Hospice Charity. The afternoon kicks off at 2.30pm and costs £5.50 per person which includes raffle, games and an American Supper. Please come along and support this worthy cause.

Gala Day Poster