League Entries for 2018-19

A reminder that all entry forms for the leagues next season must be completed and handed in by tomorrow 30th March.

Club Championships

The photos from the final weekend are now in the gallery. Once again thank you to Robert Harris for taking them.

Club Championships 17th & 18th March

The results and photos of he first weekend of the Club Championships can now be found on the Club Championship page. Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to the runners-up. Thank you to Robert Harris for taking the photos.

Defibrillator Training

There is an opportunity for more members to be trained to use the Defibrillator. The next course will be held at the club on Friday 30th March at 7pm. If you would like to attend the training please sign up on the list on the notice board.

Support our Ladies in The Yorkshire Champion of Champions Finals Day at HIBC on Sunday 8th April

On Sunday 8th April, Jill Skinner, as President of Yorkshire Ladies Indoor Bowling Assoc is hosting the Champion of Champions at the Club. Play starts at 10.30am with an all Harrogate final, Jill playing in the Over 60's Singles against Karen Bishop. At 1pm the following matches take place: Singles: DONCASTER (J.Spuce) V NORTH CAVE (L.Wiles) Pairs: HARROGATE (J.Wright) V YORK (H.Walker) Triples: LEEDS (B.Wherrett) V HARROGATE (K.Bishop) Fours: DONCASTER (P.Clark) V REDCAR (A.Smith) Good Luck to all our players, supporters will be welcome.

League Results Updated

As we approach the last few weeks of the winter leagues the up to date results can be found in the "League" section of the website.

International Honours for Gary!

Congratulations to Gary who has been selected to represent Disability England Bowls in the Home Nations International Championships in June. This follows Gary's success in winning the Ann Trotman Singles competition over the weekend of 11th/12th March. On winning his group matches, Gary proceeded to the semi final winning 21-9 against Chris Gray from Northants. In the final Gary faced Steve Angus from Sunderland. It was a close game for the first half but Gary forged ahead to win 21-8. Well done Gary, a new name on the trophy!!

Club Championships - Finals Weekends

The finals are taking place during the next two weekends, the 17th & 18th and 24th & 25th of March. Please come along and support the finalists, there will be refreshments available all day. A reminder to the finalists that the dress code is WHITES no club or coloured shirts. The times of each final can be found on the "Club Championship" page (go to "More" and scroll down). There is also a list of the finalists if you click on the blue button at the top of that page! Due to unforeseen circumstances the Men's Singles final will now take place on Wednesday 21st March at 12.30pm. Gary Swift (Club Championship Secretary) would like to say "A big thank you to all those who entered the competit

More Success for HIBC Players

Congratulations to Angela Spilsbury who won the Inter Area Final of the National Ladies O60 Singles. She will now go on to compete in the National Finals in Nottingham on 13th April. Also to James Frith has been selected for the U25 Yorkshire team to play Devon in the Inter-County Final to be held on 25th March in Melton Mowbray. Good Luck to both players.

HIBC Needs You

The club needs more members to volunteer as a Main or Back -up Receptionist for the 2018-19 winter season. To ease the commitment two members could agree to cover a session between them and create a rota for themselves to cover the duty. Training will be given and an honorarium is payable. If you think you can help or need any further information please contact David Carter.

Saturday Roll-Up 17th & 24th March

Due to the Club Championships starting on the 17th March the roll-up that morning will be from 9.00am-10.30am. There is NO ROLL-UP on Saturday 24th March due to the Club Championships being held all day.

Success for HIBC Players

Congratulations to James Frith who won the Yorkshire Champion of Champions U25 on Saturday at New Earswick. David Small, Ron Green & David Spilsbury won the National Men's Triples Inter Area Final against Blackpool at Penrith and are now in the Final Stages at Nottingham on Monday 9th April. Jenny Wright & Tina White are through to the finals of the Ladies Pairs Yorkshire Champion of Champions and Angela Spilsbury, Karen Bishop and Irene Small are through to the Ladies Triples Yorkshire Champion of Champions. Both Ladies games will be played at Harrogate on Sunday 8th April. Good luck and very best wishes to these players.

Summer Programme

The summer programme starts week commencing 30th April. It can now available on the website. To find the programme go to "More" and then open "Schedule"

Club Closure

The club will be closed from Monday 9th April and will re-open Monday 30th April for the refurbishment of the toilets

Harrogate Men v Harrogate Ladies

On Sunday 25th February the Harrogate "Friendly" team had their first Men v Ladies match. This was played over 21 ends. The men won the match 81 to 76. Not the walkover the men as expected!!!! Although the men won on 3 rinks the ladies had a great win on rink 4. Thanks to Shelia, Jenny, Anna and Vanessa scoring 30 points to the men's 9!!! (not mentioning the men's names!!!) The match was played in good spirit and was a fun occasion which hopefully will become an annual event. Many thanks to those club members who are always on hand to help. Special thanks to Sheila Bastow and Jenny Woolley for the lunchtime food and Linda and Chris Noy for providing the afternoon tea. Many thanks also to J

News Letter February 2018

Dear Members The end of another bowling season will soon be upon us, my how time flies! We have had yet another good intake of new members and hopefully most of them have been able to get into a league with the advent of the early morning leagues. We all enjoyed our Annual Dinner at Pannal Golf Club with guest speaker Peter McCormick ably presided over by Gill Godden our Club Honorary President. Yet another successful Christmas Programme – again thanks to Angela Hollingworth for drawing up the programme and organising prizes. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the Maureen Ryan Trophy had to be unavoidably postponed until the first weekend in February, the winners of this trophy we

Notices of Motion

Notices of Motion for the forthcoming AGM have now been posted on the board just inside the club. Please take a moment to read them.

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