Five Rivers welcome new members following completion of the club coaching course

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This week Five Rivers welcomed several new members following the completion of their four introductory coaching sessions. Head to our Join Us page to see how new members can benefit from these introductory sessions here

SGS Salisbury visit Five Rivers for fun-filled evening!

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On Friday 18 October several members of staff from SGS in Salisbury visited Five Rivers for an evening of entertainment, bowls and a few beers! A great night was had by all and if you and your local business wants to give bowls a try in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with bar facilities and wi-fi then please get in touch! A few pictures from the evening are shown below!

Guinness World Record attempt to take place at Five Rivers

On Saturday 14 September starting at 8am, current member Jamie Reynolds and former member David Leighfield will be attempting an official Guinness World Record attempt for the longest game of singles in bowls. The current record stands at 30 hours held by two players from New Zealand and Jamie and David will be aiming for 36 hours (if not longer!).

They are fundraising for the Children’s Ward at Salisbury District Hospital in association with the Stars Appeal. Their Just Giving page can be found here and any donations for this great cause are welcome.

The Club will be open for spectators to come and cheer Jamie and David on during the day and with bar facilities available on site refreshments can be provided during your visit.

Club Competition Secretary, Tom Warner, is organising the administration behind the World Record attempt and so please get in touch with him at competitions@fiveriversibc.com should you have any questions.

Open Days – Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September 2019

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The Club’s next Open Day will be on Friday 27 September 2019 from 2-8pm and on Saturday 28 September 2-4pm.

Please come along and have a try and see our successful club.

New roof for Club

Five Rivers celebrates the completion of its new roof which was supported by the Salisbury Area Board with a grant of £5,000 against the total cost of £22,400.  The old asbestos roof had reached the end of its useful life and concern was expressed that a major leak would damage the carpet which had recently been replaced at a cost of £25K. Please see images of the new roof below.

New Roof

Club Finals 2019 schedule

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The schedule for this year’s club competition finals can be found at the link below and is also displayed in the Club.

Please come down and support the players and the club over the three days – will be great to see you!

Club Finals Schedule 2019

Successful Quiz Night

The club’s quiz night was hosted by Graham House on Friday 22 March at the club. With full capacity of 11 teams (of 5) and a wonderful meal in the evening (curry/lasagne options) made by Janice Rowe and her catering team, the evening promised to be a great time – it did not disappoint! The club made £191 profit from the evening with bar, food and drink money and so a great evening for club funds.

The winning team consisted of Brian Merritt, Jenny McShane, Fraser Boynton, Ashley Plumb and Ashley Peach.

Open Days – Friday 27/Saturday 28 September 2019

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The Club’s next Open Day will be on Friday 27 September 2019 from 2-8pm and on Saturday 28 September 2-4pm.

Please come along and have a try and see our successful club.

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.