Bowls is an excellent social game for all ages and abilities

We are a long established club and we offer the chance for you to take part in a friendly and welcoming environment in which to participate in an extremely addictive sport. Whether you are new to bowls or are an experienced player, young or old, there is sure to be something here for you.

We know the game has a stigma of being a game for the older generation, but younger players are coming into the sport, but we do need more to keep the sport alive. It’s an excellent social game and an ideal game for the younger element who do not like contact sports i.e. football, cricket, rugby and such, but wish to be involved in a team sport.

People with disabilities may also be able to join in the game, and in some cases be able to play and compete with the able bodied players on level terms. We have a club coach who would be on hand to teach the rudimentary rules of the game.

Our 6 rink indoor bowls hall was opened in November 1986 and the carpet is very accurate and no known runs. It is the only bowls hall in the country with TV screens and Cameras on each rink. We are one on the most successful bowling clubs in the country boasting several National titles.

We have a Club Shop that can supply your needs at very reasonable prices. Please try out the Bowls before you consider to buy.

The main winter season runs from September through to April. Many bowlers move to their outdoor clubs in the Summer, but we have an enthusiastic core who continue to enjoy their game indoors.

We host National/County Games, play internal Competitions, Roll-Ups and Friendly matches against other Indoor Bowling Clubs. Also we run regular Winter and Summer Leagues. All standards of players are very welcome.

Below are the Winter Leagues, next year we hope to reinstate the Friday Night Aussie Pairs League and also offer a Monday afternoon Triples league. There are also Summer Leagues on Tuesday and Thursday Mornings

Monday 6:45 pm draw for 7 pm start Open Drawn Aggregate League (guaranteed game either Aussie Pairs/Triples depending on attendance)

Tuesday 10:00 am Open Triples 18 ends/  1:30 pm Ladies Triples 14 ends/ 6:30 pm Open Pairs 16 ends.

Wednesday 10:00 am. Open rinks 14 ends/ 2:30 pm Open rinks 14 ends.

Thursday 10:00 am Open rinks 14 ends/ 7:00 pm Open Triples 16 ends.

Friday 10:00 am Mens Triples 16 ends/ 2:00 pm Open Rinks 14 ends/ 6:30 pm Open Pairs 16 ends.

Weekend Inter Club League and Friendlies Matches are available. Please see Bob Hanks Ladies Friendly Matches are also available. Please see Carole Goodyear.

Monday

Morning – Aggregate be there by 9:30 am. Anyone can play and the scores for each week is added to their aggregate.

Afternoon – 12:00 pm Doug Lucas Roll-Up. Fun event, anyone can play, draw is made for rink and place to play within the Team.

Evening – 6:45 pm draw for 7 pm start Open Drawn Aggregate League (guaranteed game either Aussie Pairs/Triples depending on attendance)

Wednesday

Afternoon– 12:00 pm Doug Lucas Roll-Up. Fun event, anyone can play, draw is made for rink and place to play within the Team.

Evening – 7:00 pm Yardstick 2 hours. Fun evening anyone can play drawn for rink and place within the Team to play.

If you are new to game we have a club coach who would be on hand to teach the rudimentary rules of the game. Or if you are searching for some additional tuition please enjoy the advanced coaching from our very knowledgeable friendly coaching team.

The Malvern Hills IBC has a thriving Bowls Shop. Selling the following:

  • Bowls Bags
  • Trolley Bags
  • Stock of Men’s and Ladies Club Shirts
  • Bowls Shirts (limited stock and sizes)
  • Secondhand Bowls
  • 10g Spray chalk at £2.50
  • Secondhand Bowls measures at £5.00
  • Bowls Shoes to order
  • Water Sports Bottles at £1.00
  • Bowls carriers

The aim of the Shop is to provide bowls equipment at very reasonable prices. We will take your old bowls and sell them on your behalf and only retain £5 commission of the price obtained.

Indoor bowls Christmas party

A lovely afternoon at the Indoor bowls Christmas party

Good competitive bowls – Men v Ladies (the Men winning this year – with the help of some of the ladies!)

Lots of lovely food

and Christmas tunes from the Hollow Lane Handbell ringers to round off a very enjoyable afternoon

Joe Peplow England Trials success

Indoor Trials success

Malvern Hills Indoor bowler, Joe Peplow was invited to attend Disability Bowls England trials in Northampton last weekend to compete for a place in the national team. We were really pleased to hear that Joe has qualified in the B6 category. He will now represent England at Potters, Norfolk, in March 2020 and could possibly qualify for the International Bowls for the Disabled World Championships in New Zealand. Many congratulations to Joe, who has worked so hard all year to reach this standard.

National Club Competitions

National Indoor competitions are now well underway: although the club did not make it beyond the first couple of rounds in either the Top Club or Egham Trophy competitions it was still encouraging as we have not entered teams for these particular competitions for a while and hopefully we will have more success next year. Teams are still engaged in the Mens Denny Plate and the Ladies Masons Trophy and individual bowlers are gradually progressing through the preliminary rounds of Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours.

General News

We have had around 50 new members join the club this year which is really encouraging. Some are experienced bowlers but many are new to indoor bowling. This has led to an increased take up of the offer of three free coaching sessions with Dave Jones on Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons. Dave and his daughter Emily have made a real success of these sessions and everyone is finding them really informative and enjoyable – so much that two more coaches and an extra rink have been required! Many bowlers have continued with the coaching sessions beyond the initial start up ones and are now progressing so well that they are able to play for the club in mixed friendly games.

The contact forms on the website homepage are now fully operational. if anyone wants information about indoor bowls please use the “Ask about membership now” link on the homepage – this will open up a link to indoor bowls where you can email any enquiries that you may have – they do not have to be just about membership.

Disability Bowls England Trialist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Peplow, who is the current National B6 Indoor Bowls Singles Champion for 2019/20, is now a member of the Disability Indoor Bowls England Elite squad, following his very successful debut season in these competitions. He has now been invited to the England trials which will be taking place later this year. We wish him every success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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