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.

EIBA Latest directive 22nd September 2020

NEW COVID-19 DIRECTIVES

EIBA STATEMENT

Following the Government’s announcement on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 advising that there will be new restrictions implemented for at least the next six months, the English Indoor Bowling Association, following a Board of Directors meeting today, wishes to advise it’s Clubs, County Associations and individual bowlers of the following.

All affiliated Indoor Bowls Clubs who have implemented COVID-19 secure protocols, based on the EIBA’s ‘Returning to Indoor Bowls’ guidance can continue to provide organised bowls sessions for members and visitors. However, from Thursday 24th September 2020 only up to 6 players per rink will be permitted. Multiple rinks in the club may be used, subject to appropriate social distancing measures, but players are not permitted to interact with the people on the next rink.

For clubs with bar and restaurant facilities, from Thursday 24th September these are only permitted to be open between the hours of 5am to 10pm with table service only. In addition. parties of up to six people are permitted per table and people are not permitted to interact with other people in the room.

The EIBA will be updating its ‘Returning to Indoor Bowls’ guidance and will re-issue over the next 24 hours.

National Competitions

With the implementation of stricter restrictions on people’s activities for the foreseeable future, the EIBA Board, whilst wanting to provide a National Competition programme, regrettably have made the following decisions:

 

The complete 2020-2021 National Competition programme is cancelled with immediate effect. All entries will automatically be placed into the 2021-2022 season. If any competitor does not wish for this to happen, please email claireedson@eiba.co.uk  so that this can be actioned.

 

The 2019-2020 National Finals scheduled due to take place in November 2020 will be postponed. With the cancellation of the 2020-2021 programme the EIBA wish to stage these finals in April 2021, when hopefully the COVID-19 situation has improved in order for all outstanding finals to be concluded.


The EIBA are appreciative of the support and understanding of all Competitors, Clubs and Counties during this difficult time and trust that they can understand the decisions made.

Ends

Peter Thompson
Chief Executive

Updated 23rd September 2020

Indoor Bowls: additional roll up times.

We are pleased to be able to announce the times of three additional roll-up sessions. These will be as follows:

Monday 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Wednesday 3.00pm to 5.00pm

These sessions will be organised by Jean and Les Sorroll

email:  jsorroll@hotmail.co.uk

Jean 07742 915431

Les 07856 777519

Wednesday evenings 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Organiser Graham Morton 01905333494

Many thanks to Jean Les and Graham for volunteering to organise these and please remember you must book a place on these roll up sessions first. You are not able to just turn up without booking first

New Monday Morning Social Bowls Group

 

Monday Morning Social Bowling Group

This is a special message to all those members who have played bowls on a Monday morning and to any other member who would like to join a competitive but very friendly group.

Like us, you were probably in some doubt about committing to membership this October. However, as you have seen from the Chairman’s recent email the Club is doing all it can to provide a safe indoor environment and it is up to us as members to follow the recommended protocols. We were not enthusiastic about using the standard face covering during a game but using visors will be much more comfortable for those of us who want some added protection.

We have therefore decided to renew our membership and have agreed to organize a group that will be called the Monday Social Group as, for the time being, the roll up format will no longer apply.

  • We will play for 2 hours from 9.30am.
  • Our first get together will be on 5th October
  • We are now asking members to register their interest in joining the group by e-mailing us before 30th September to cawlem@aol.com. A few members have already done so and we would hope to hear from many more of you even if you are not available for all the Monday games.
  • We must stress that only those who have pre-registered with the Group will be permitted to play on a Monday morning.

The procedure we will follow will start with an e-mail from us inviting you to play on a specific date and asking you to confirm your availability. It will not be possible to play without this invitation. You will have until the Sunday evening to let us know of any change. We will then allocate teams and specific rinks and notify you of these when you arrive on the Monday morning. The scoreboard will be in operation but there will be no scorecards used in the Group. We will also keep a record of the teams so that we can ensure that you play with different people in subsequent weeks. You will be aware that at the moment the Club can only accommodate a maximum of 18 players at any one time. If our group membership exceeds this limit we will try to ensure that everybody gets a similar number of games.

At the beginning of October we will produce a guide for our Group members confirming the procedure for playing and a summary of the Club’s protocols. We look forward to meeting you again for some enjoyable social bowls.

Stay safe and well

Mike & Yvonne Cawley

Manor Park

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