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Betley Indoor Bowling Club

The "Betley Indoor Bowling Club" plays short mat bowls throughout the winter season at the village hall. It is a social activity where players get the chance to meet new people and join in some friendly competition.

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It is a game where men and women play on equal terms, and a gentle way of exercising many parts of the body. No previous playing experience is necessary as existing members fall over themselves to help with guidance and advice.

Our start time is 13.20 on Wednesdays, and we aim to have finished the games and cleared the mats and equipment away by 15.50. At the midpoint break we pause for tea and biscuits.

Competing pairs or triples are selected at random on the day, (2 versus 2, or 3 versus 3), on each of the 3 mats. Each player has 2 bowls (spares available for beginners) and plays with their partner/s for 8 ends. Those bowls closest to the jack (target bowl) at the completion of each end, score points. After the 8 ends have been played, the team with the highest accumulated score wins the match.

In addition to the Wednesday sessions, we also have arrangements with a couple of local clubs to play friendly matches.

There are still a few sessions available (1 in February and 3 in March) before this season ends on March 21st. To round things off, in April, we have a lunch followed by the Annual General Meeting. Our next season commences on Wednesday October 3rd 2018, start time 1.20pm when subscriptions will be due. (As a guide this season was 10 to join and 2 for each week).

We currently have 23 members of which typically 16 turn up to play each week. Why not come along to one of our sessions to see if you like it, or contact Tony Turner by email at indoorbowls@betleyvillagehall.org.uk

November 2017