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


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


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

Planned Social Events 2018-19 season

Please note the following social events are planned to take place this coming season as follows:

Ladies vs Gents competitive pre-season match – Friday 19 October 6.30pm
Ladies vs Gents social match (instead of Christmas Gala) – Saturday 15 December 2.30pm
Race Night – Saturday 12 January 7.00pm
Quiz Night – Saturday 22 February 6.30pm
Skittles Night – Friday 22 March (Time TBC)

Coaching for new members

Please note that coaching for potential new members will take place on the following Saturday mornings between 10.30am – 12.30pm:

6 October 2018

13 October 2018

Come along if you are looking to join the Club!