The Board has decided to keep membership subscriptions at the same level this year and as you are no doubt aware SIBC has worked hard for a considerable time to keep costs down for our members.

Regrettably, however, due to ever increasing costs and reducing income, it has been decided that Rink Fees will have to be increased from 1st April 2018.

The new costs will be £4.00 (members - 2 hours), £2.50 (members - 1 hour) and £6.00 (public).

We hope you enjoy your bowling at SIBC

Board of Directors

20th February 2018






Club Cleaner

Hours to be discussed

We have a vacancy for a club cleaner

 If you are interested in finding out more about this role please speak to Paul Rees

Board of Directors





 Monday - Friday

9.00am to 1.00pm

12.45pm to 4.45pm

4.30pm to 6.15pm



19/2/18 The Steve Hanna Memorial Trophy match between Men and Ladies will take place on Saturday 3rd March at 2.00pm. Please refer to the notice in Reception and put your name down ASAP.


15/2/18 New Social Event on Saturday 24th March. Back by popular demand, Fun Race Night at 7.30pm. Bring your own picnic. Tickets available from reception.


4/2/18 Starting in our Function Room Wednesday 28th February 2018 10.00am - 12.00noon, Art Workshop by Art at The Heart CIC. Free Taster session available on Wednesday 14th February from 10.00am - 12.00 noon. please contact 07772 319303 to book. Bringing Communities together through Art. To visit their website CLICK HERE





29/1/18 Bowlswear Direct will be at the Club on Sunday 18th February from 10.30am - 2.30pm so if you are in need of any bowls equipment or clothing please come along.


6/1/18 After many years of dedicated service, Marilyn Finney is stepping down as Fixtures Secretary. If we are to continue with weekend friendly matches against other Clubs, we will need someone or maybe two people to take over this role. Paul Jones, as you can see from the Forum messages, has already volunteered to Captain any future matches but he will need someone else to work alongside him to liaise with other Clubs to arrange the fixtures. If you wish to volunteer for this role, please contact Marilyn at the Club.


29/12/17 For those who enjoy weekend bowling, several new dates have been added for the Rink Swops. Please see the Fixtures page.


19/12/17 We now have the results of the poll regarding Fixed End League matches. Of the 103 replies, 72 were in favour of retaining fixed ends and so the leagues will continue as now. However, taking into account some the received comments, for the 2018/19 season, there will be a review of the number of ends to be played in some of the evening leagues.


19/12/17 All those league matches which were cancelled on Monday 11th December due to the snow will now be played on Monday 19th March 2018 at the end of the season. If this is not convenient, then please contact your opposition to arrange an earlier date.


19/12/17 The question of casual dress was raised at the AGM. It appears many members feel strongly about the dress code at the Club. After discussion it has been agreed that the Club policy on dress will be that substantially white collared shirts or SIBC Club shirt with grey trousers/skirts must be worn for all league and internal Club Competition matches. Dress for other bowling can be smart casual.


15/12/17 A reminder to all League Team Captains. According to the new League Rules, cancelled matches up to the 31st December 2017 must be played by the 31st January 2018 or penalties will be incurred. If you have any mitigating circumstances for not being able to play these matches then please contact the League Secretary, Denis Aitchison.


4/12/17 The draws for the Club Competitions have now been posted on the notice board in the corridor leading to the changing rooms and also on this website (Club Competitions page). Please take careful note of the dates by which these have to be played.


18/11/17 Can all members please note that the main notice boards for events and weekend match information are now situated in the entrance to the bowls hall on the right hand side opposite the Leagues Board.


29/10/17 Your Social Committee would be grateful for contributions to their stock of raffle prizes for our various fund raising events throughout the year.


26/10/17 Members are reminded that any items left in the changing rooms whilst bowling or attending social events are at the owner's risk.


14/9/17 Fixture List & Club Diaries for the 2017/18 Winter Season are now available from Reception or you can find all the information you need on this website which is regularly updated.


7/9/17 Members are requested not to place any information on the notice boards in the reception area without prior permission. If you have any Bowls related articles for sale, please present the information to reception and an advert will be placed on your behalf on the notice board and on the members page of our website for one month.