May Festival 2013 Winners
The Indoor winners of the 2013 May Festival of Bowls are as follows:
Disabled Singles: D Walker (Runner-up: A Cunningham)
Open Triples: A Bird, J Bird, J Stanger (Runner-up: M Milburn, Z Roberts, E Hornsey)
Open Pairs: W Truefitt, J Yeadon (Runner-up: G Shaw, P Cowley)
Open Singles: J Bird (Runner-up: A Bird)
The Outdoor (Crown Green) winners are as follows:
Pre-Festval Mixed Doubles: S Dyson, M Gates (Runners-up: R Bland, B Milnes)
Mens Singles: D Swift (Runner-up: J Holmes)
Ladies Singles: J Holden (Runner-up: S Pearce)
Mens Doubles: D Swift, J Cooper (Runners-up: A Douglas, M Tyson)
Ladies Doubles: S Dyson, J Stapleton (Runners-up: J Linford, G Stocks)
Ladies Consolation: S Dyson (Runner-up: P Martin)
Mens Consolation: K Hinchliffe (Runner-up: J Cooper)
Drawn Triples: J Fenton, G Bromley, A Douglas (Runners-up: G Holden, J Holden, M Tyson)
Jack Bird flies to new heights!
On Sunday 28th April, our very own Under 18 rising-star Jack Bird, attended the Under 18 England trials at Rugby Indoor Bowling Club. It is with great pleasure that we can confirm he has been successful and has been chosen to represent England in the Singles and Triples competitions at Abbeyview IBC, Dunfermline, Scotland, on the weekend of 12th - 13th October 2013.
Club Competitions 2013 - Finals Results
Ladies Singles: Julie Tappin
Ladies Pairs: Eileen Barraclough, Julie Tappin
Ladies Triples: Jean Else, Joan Oldham, Bernice Bird
Ladies Fours: Jean Else, Hazel Haley, Bernice Bird, Joyce Ryder
Mens Singles: John Hall
Mens Pairs: John Yeadon, Billy Truefitt
Mens Triples: James Brown, Stuart Stamford, Shaun Wells
Mens Fours: Jack Bird, Adie Bird, Geoff Bint, Bob Dickens
Set Singles: John Hall
Mixed Pairs: Margaret Milburn, John Wray
Mixed Triples: Amy Ker, Jack Bird, Adie Bird
Mixed Fours: Margaret Milburn, Zena Roberts, John Wray, Stuart Stamford
Junior Handicap Singles: Joseph Mann
Junior Singles: Jack Bird
ATTENTION “INTERMEDIATE” BOWLERS
WOULD YOU LIKE TO IMPROVE? – I KNOW I WOULD!
HAVING SPOKEN WITH OUR HARD-WORKING COACHES, WE ENVISAGE THAT COMMENCING IN MAY, THEN THE CLUB WILL OFFER A SERIES OF EXTRA COACHING AIMED AT MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN PLAYING 2 YEARS OR LESS.
THE IDEA WOULD BE A SERIES OF 2 HOUR SESSIONS – THE FIRST 45 MINUTES GIVEN TO COACHING, THEN THE OTHER 1 ¼ HOURS GIVEN TO A “MINI LEAGUE”
DEPENDING ON THE NUMBERS, THE LEAGUE WOULD EITHER BE PAIRS/TRIPLES, TEAMS WOULD BE DRAWN AT RANDOM ON THE FIRST DAY AND LAST THROUGHOUT THE COURSE.
OBVIOUSLY THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT DEPENDS ENTIRELY ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WISHING TO TAKE PART (SO FAR I HAVE 22 MEMBERS EVEN WITHOUT THIS! BUT IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE MORE – ASSUMING THE COACHES CAN COPE!!)
ONCE NUMBERS ARE ESTABLISHED, THEN WE CAN DETERMINE DAYS/TIMES WHICH HOPEFULLY WILL BE CONVENIENT FOR ALL.
SO – DON’T DELAY!! EITHER CONTACT ME PERSONALLY OR ON 07982 658 083, OR ENROL
BELOW – LET’S MAKE THIS WORK!!
THERE WAS UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO APPARENTLY, A “NOVICE LEAGUE”, SO IF YOU WANT THAT TO BE REVIVED IN SOME FORM – NOW’S YOUR CHANCE!!
Hot Off The Press!
16 Year Old Jack Bird achieves double success at Yorkshire County Championships.
On Saturday 9th March 2013, Jack Bird created history for Scarborough Bowls Club when he won both the County Under 25s Championship and the Open Age County Championship.
Jack became the first Scarborough bowler to wina Yorkshire Mens' Championship.
He also became the first person to hold both the Under 25s' and Mens' Open titles at the same time.
WELL DONE JACK! We're all very proud of you!
Visually Impaired Bowls England (V.I.B.E) National Pairs 2013.
16th and 17th February.
Once again Scarborough Indoor Bowls Club hosted this annual event. 20 pairs took part from all over the UK with various levels of visual impairment, known as B1 to B5 with B1 very little or no sight.
Above: Last minute entrant, Bowls Centre receptionist, Malcolm Short
Scarborough Indoor Bowls Club members provided help and marked some of the games, which is an important job, as the bowlers are told where their bowl has ended up using a clock system, this allows them to build a picture of the head even if they cannot see it.
On the Saturday the first 4 round robin matches were played with the 5th being played on the Sunday morning. Local bowler Chris Turnbull teamed up with C Moore and got through to the quarter finals but was unfortunately knocked out by one point.
Above: Plate competition winners Brenda Evans and Taylor Vasey.
Malcolm Short from the centre reception and also a member of the Scarborough Indoor Bowls Club as well as V.I.B.E,, stepped in at the last minute as a player had been taken ill and was unable to play. Malcolm teamed up with A Amin from London who is completely blind and they met for the first time just before the first game, they both proved to be on top form as they got through to the quarter finals and then made it to the semi finals where unfortunately they were knocked out by 3 points.
On the Sunday in the plate competition representing Scarborough Indoor Bowls Club Brenda Evans and Taylor Vasey played and got through to the final. This was an exciting game with the scores being equal for the first half, Brenda and Taylor then managed to take the lead and maintained this finishing up the winners by 4 points, finishing 10-4
Above: Malcolm, Brenda and Taylor.
Chris Turnbull who has previously been the International Champion will be taking in part in this years World Championship taking place in Worthing in July.
Anyone interested in Joining the Scarborough Visually Impaired Bowls Club please contact Malcolm Short at the Centre on 353992.
The Anniversary Cup was played on Saturday 9th February. This was played over 4 games consisting of three quarters of an hour each. This was very well supported by members, enabling 42 players to take part, playing triples over 7 rinks.
The final result, and this years cup winners are: Team D, which consisted of Ben Lufkin, Peter Brooks and skip Ken Young, with 8 points, plus 26 shots. Runners up were Team J, which consisted of Joan Hodgson, Julie Tappin, and skip George Hodgson, again 8 points and a plus of 19 shots. It was a close competition, decided on shots.
Brenda Foster and Margaret Jaques ran the raffle, raising £91 for club funds.
Many thanks to all who supported this competition.
£50,000 awarded to Centre
Scarborough’s popular Indoor Bowls Centre has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.
The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.
Scarborough Bowls Centre will receive £50,000 of National Lottery funding to upgrade the lighting at the Centre, which has helped many local people, both young and old, get into sport since it opened its doors in 1989. Among those who learned to bowl at the club are Carole McLean, the Centre’s most successful lady bowler who was national Champion and regularly represented England up to the moment of her untimely death in 2011. The Centre’s Junior Section coaching team are hoping that several of the current squad of youngsters will emulate Carole’s International achievements, with Jack Bird (17), John Hall (18), James Brown (15) and Mathew Bell (12) expected to participate at the very highest level of the sport.
The improvements to the Centre focus upon a complete new LED panel lighting scheme throughout the building with work being carried out to the bowls area, the spectator viewing gallery, the Club’s function suite, bar and cafe areas and staff rooms and offices. Lighting levels will be much improved and a cleaner, crisper more natural light will enhance bowls games for players and spectators alike. The installation of new technology LED panels will also help reduce the Centre’s energy bills in future years. The LED lighting will produce a brighter light using much less electricity than the present fluorescent tubes. Maintenance costs will also be reduced as each unit is designed to last up to 5 times longer than that presently installed.
The Centre intends to invest all savings made on energy bills into extending the coaching courses available to anybody wishing to learn the game. Junior school children, young adults, parents and grandparents are always welcome at the Centre and fully qualified coaches are on hand to arrange free taster sessions and affordable coaching sessions.
Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, said: “This National Lottery investment will create a lasting sporting legacy for the Scarborough area.
This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in Yorkshire. It shows we’re offering the legacy that people want for their local community. For hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of people, 2013 will be the year their local sports facilities got better.”
Joint Club Chairmen, Margaret Fletcher and Les Banks, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can upgrade the quality of our premises to match the quality of our bowls coaches and the performance levels achieved by our members. It is the cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding club for the 2012 Olympics’ legacy.”
Local MP, Robert Goodwill, said: “This investment of Scarborough Lottery player’s money by Sport England into the Scarborough Bowls Centre is fantastic news. Scarborough and its nearby villages has always had a strong bowls tradition and this money is an investment in the next generation of bowlers, people both young and old, today and in the future; we’ll see top class bowlers training in a top class facility.”
Improvement work to the lighting at Scarborough Bowls Centre isone of hundreds of projects across England benefitting from lottery investment through the second round of theInspired Facilities fund. And Sport England today launched a further £10 million funding round to help local community sports groups to upgrade their facilities. You can find out more at www.sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities. Bids will be accepted from 23 July 2012.
Places People Play is being delivered by Sport England, working partnership with the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) with the backing of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the London 2012 Inspire mark.
LOCOG Chair, Seb Coe, said: “This is a fantastic funding project that will deliver a real legacy from the London 2012 Games. It will provide a whole range of sporting opportunities for young people through improved facilities and will I hope inspire them to take up sport.”
Michael Garton would like to thank all who sponsored him during "Movember" - CLICK HERE for further details.
The National Championships
26th & 27th January - televised on SKY channel 428. Taking part is our very own Jack Bird.
Mens Under 25s Singles quarter finals, on Saturday 26th January at 6pm. Hopefully Jack will get through.
You need to subscribe to this channel prior to the event to watch it.
Best of luck to Jack!
(by SIBC press officer Eddie Burton)
HOT SHOTS. Christmas Tournament winners John Punter, left, and Kath and
PRIZEWINNERS POSE. Christmas Tournament prizewinners, from left, runners-up
Macmillan Charity Week
We have had a very good charity week where we raised £730 for Macmillan Nurses. This was raised over the week with tombola, jar stall, a tea basket was raffled and finally a great time was had by 45 players on Sunday.They took part in a different ends game with a difference.
Many thanks go to all who gave their time and energy to make this such a successful event.
Amy Ker is looking to pass on the role of Company Secretary to another member of the club. The board of directors wish to place on record their grateful thanks for the hard work and dedication Amy has put into this task.
Any member wishing to fill this role, please make themselves known to the Board of Directors, or Reception.
Jim's Cup a drawn pairs competition was played today 13th October.
After an enjoyable game of drawn pairs played over four 1-hour games
Brian Storry and Phil Baker came out the winners, with James Brown and Ian Chisholm 2nd, and Patrick Corbett and Joan Oldham 3rd.
A raffle was held in aid of club funds.
Well done to all and many thanks for your support for this competition.
Yorkshire Cricketers 'bowled over'!
On Wednesday 29th August, Scarborough Bowls Centre hosted a Bowls Cricket Night, with 2 members of the Yorkshire County Cricket Team - Adam Lyth and Steven Patterson. A great night was had by all who attended, players and spectators alike!
Photos courtesy of Eddie Burton.
Joan Colley is no longer able to undertake the role of Club Welfare Officer. The board of directors wish to place on record their grateful thanks for the hard work and dedication Joan has put into this task. Until we can find a member willing to occupy this role, in the interim period she is to be replaced by Malcolm Short (one of our reception staff). Malcolm would appreciate notification of any member in need of his support. Please call reception or leave him a note.
Any member wishing to fill this role, please make themselves known to the Board of Directors.
Building Works Update
We have seen much activity both inside and outside the Centre recently. At your next visit you may notice the following:
We have seen much activity both inside and outside the Centre recently. At your next visit you may notice the following: The "misted" double glazed units to the entrance area have all been replaced.
Lighting to the reception area, and offices has been upgraded and is now much brighter and uses much less energy (so it should prove to be much cheaper). This work was mainly funded by a grant from Yorventure.
The roof has at long last been repaired by our landlords (S.B.C.) This work was paid for by S.B.C.
Other projects we shall be undertaking in the very near future include:
New carpet to the side of rink 1.
New carpet in the entrance lobby.
New, larger lockers to replace the damaged lockers near rink 1 - with the old lockers being relocated to the section presently curtained off and used to store bowls buggies.