Durham Indoor Bowling Club

Job Vacancy: Operational Team Leader

Commencing date: March/April 2016

Duties include: Financial Control, Administration and Customer Service

Hours: Approximately 40 hours per week although less May-August.

Remuneration: £8.00 per hour rising to £9.00 per hour on successful completion of training.

Download here: Job Description, Application Form and Job Advertisement.

Closing Date: 19th February 2016

29th January 2016

Aero Experience Day & Bolt Bowls Roadshow
Tues 23rd Feb 2016, 12-6.00pm

alex marshall & paul foster

Alex Marshall MBE & Paul Foster MBE will be hosting this event. It is an opportunity to gain valuable advice from the combined 10 times World Champions as well as a chance to try out numerous sets of Aero Bowls.

Bolt Bowls with England International, David Bolt, will be supporting the show with an extensive range of bowls products to view or purchase.

Everyone will be welcome. There will also be opportunity for two bowlers to play a short match with the Alex & Paul.

Refreshments together with a well stocked bar will be available throughout the day. Any member interested in playing with Alex or Paul should submit their name to Reception. A draw will be made on the day to decide the two winners.

9th February 2016

Club Knockout Singles - Markers Duties

Marking a Singles match is a responsibility.A marker should know what is required of him/her. All the things he/she should be doing are clearly set out on the list which is available to download below.

The attached list of duties can be downloaded.

27th January 2016

Graham Wilkinson Competition Results

There was a big turnout today for the Graham Wilkinson Drawn Pairs Competition with 24 teams taking part.


Winners: Bill Routledge and John Quigley 8pts and 39 shots

Runners-Up: Jim Burnip and Ray Scanlon 8pts and 36 shots

Third Place: Rob Murray and Ray Knights 7pts and Fourth: Ron Dixon and Tracey Barkess 6pts

17th January 2016

Graham Wilkinson Drawn Pairs Competitions

Peter Wilkinson

The eagerly awaited annnual Graham Wilkinson Drawn Pairs competition will be held on Sunday, 17th Jan 2016 starting at 9.30am.

The event can accommodate up to 64 entries and it will be organised and run by Peter Wilkinson (right) in memory of his father who was one of the founder members of the Durham Indoor club. It is open to club members and an entry sheet is attached to the club notice board.

The format is a round robin with each team playing a guaranteed 4 matches with 2 points for a win. Top places and cash prizes will be decided firstly on total points and if tied the decision will be made on total shots.

4th January 2016

Club Knockout Competitions

Now that things are getting back to normal there are a lot of knockout matches which have to be arranged and completed on or before 15th January 2016.

2nd January 2016

Denny Plate v Copeland

The Club's involvement in this year's competition came to an end at Eden IBC (Penrith) when, in this third round contest, they were beaten 82-74 by a competitive side from Copeland IBC (Cumbria).

This wasn't the only excitement for the Durham team as their mini coach got stuck on its return journey, because of heavy snow, on the infamous A66 road across the Pennines. The arrival of a snow plough enabled the driver to cross lanes and return home via Penrith, M6 and A69.

7th December 2015

Denny Plate

The next match is on Saturday, 12th December against Copeland from Cleaton Moor, Cumbria. The game will be played on a neutral green at Eden IBC, Penrith starting at 10am. The club is providing a mini-bus for players who should be at the club by 7.15am. Unfortunately it is only a 16 seater so there is no room for supporters.

6th December 2015

Denny Plate

The club's men have continued to maintain their interest in the Denny Plate.

Last Saturday they beat a strongly fancied team from North Shields in a close match. The score was Durham 81, The Parks 79. This followed a first round win 84 - 73 against Gateshead.

In the next match in the third round on 12th December the opponents are Copeland from Cleaton Moor, Cumbria. Because of the distance between both clubs the National Competition 100 mile rule will apply and it will be played with all four rinks together at a venue as near mid-way between both clubs as possible. So probably either Cumbria IBC or Eden IBC.

29th November 2015

Yetton Trophy

Durham Ladies just missed out on reaching the quarter-finals today against South Shields losing by only 3 shots 79-82 in this third round tie.

This followed successes against The Parks 91-61 in the first round and in the second a win of 78-73 against West Denton.

21st November 2015

Denny Cup

Durham's interest in the Denny Cup ended today after losing 67-77 against Houghton.

However, as a first round losing team the Club will now compete for the Denny Plate. Its opponents are Gateshead and the match will be played on Sat 14th Nov, 10am start.

31st October 2015

Durham v Durham County Ladies

As a warm up match for their Inter-County Season Durham County Womens IBA has arranged a match against Durham Club.

It will be played on Sunday 1st Nov 2015 starting at 2pm and will be 8 rinks of four players.

A number of the 'visitors' are members of the home club..

23rd October 2015

England v Scotland International Test Match

England are to play Scotland in a Women's International Test Match at Stanley Indoor Bowls Centre on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November 2015

The format of the Co-operative Funeralcare Test Matches will be sets play with 2 Triples and 3 Pairs on the first day and 6 Singles on Sunday

Top bowlers from both countries will be taking part. Tickets for both days are available at £5.00 each from Stanley IBC.

Starting time is 10am.

23rd October 2015

Durham County Vice Presidents Visit

Sunday 18th Oct 2015 sees the return of the County VPs team to play club members in a 'friendly' match.

There has been a lot of interest from members to take part in this annual fixture which will fill all eight rinks.

Starting time is 2pm.

16th October 2015

Saturday Afternoon

Vets B Champions 2015

The popularity of the Saturday afternoon Spoons continues to grow with regular attendances of well in excess of 50. Today there were 58 bowlers taking part.

4th Sept 2015

Club Leagues Fixtures

Fixture lists for all Club Leagues are available for team captains to collect from the club office.

1st Sept 2015

Winter Opening

From Tuesday 1st September Winter Opening times will start.

1st Sept 2015

New Season begins on 7th September 2015

Registration of teams for the 2015-16 Leagues is due to be completed by 22nd August.

Afterwards fixtures will be prepared and team captains will be advised. All this will be finished in time for the new season to start on Monday 7th September 2015.

Membership renewal fees can now be paid at the office.

18th August 2015

Club Presidential Team 2015

New Presidential Team inaugurated.

Larry Miller is new Club President for the next 12 months


31st May 2015

Presentation Evening 2015

Last night presentations were made to the winners of the Club's KO Competitions and Leagues.

It was also the occasion for the inauguration of the new Presidential Team.


31st May 2015

County Champions 2015

Vets B Champions 2015

A fine 72-39 shots win against South Shields in the Final held at Darlington yesterday gave Durham's Vets B team the County Veterans Title for 2015.

After qualifying as runner-up in the Area 4 League the team played away against Sunderland in the quarter-final stage and won to qualify for a place in the semi-finals. This match was played on a neutral green at Darlington where Durham beat a fancied Parks A side 60-51. .

The final was contested with South Shields. However Durham were the stronger side from the start and led throughout to finish convincing winners on 72-39. It was a fitting climax to a competition which has seen the squad produce a series of excellent performances.

Rink scores were:

D Christie 15 v 12 G Driver

J Layfield 23 v 15 J Kelso

B Richardson 34 v 12 A Cummins

Congratulations to the team members. It is their first major success.

31st March 2015

Drawn Open Triples Competition, Sunday 15th March 2015: In aid of St Cuthberts Hospice - Result


Winners: George Appleby, Alan Lyle & Keith Minnis 8pts £60.00

Second place: Shirley Newcombe, Brenda Dunn & Jim Taylor 7pts £30.00

Third place:Kath Rogerson, David Tuffnall & Lockie Todd 7pts £15.00

Fourth place: Graham Hartsin, Derek Briggs & Peter Wilkinson 6pts £15.00

St Cuthberts Hopice will receive a sum of £70.00 from the proceeds.

Another Whistle Stop Drawn Triples competition will be held in October 2015

23rd Mar 2015

Graham Wilkinson Competition Results

Winners: Allan Pratt & Ann March (on total shots)

Second: Barry Jones & Alex Stevenson

Third: Arlene Stafford & Sylvia Briggs

Fourth: Steve Krimpen & Pat Miller

18th Jan 2015

Members Lounge

Lounge Area

The Club also has numerous other activities including Bridge, Whist, Ballroom and Line Dancing and Live Entertainment

There is a large function room with a dance floor and its own private bar which is available for meetings, conferences and other private functions. Any catering needs can be met in-house and there is CCTV supervised car parking for 52 cars.

Do you have a Corporate Event to organise and want to do something different? Why not try indoor bowls combined with a meal and bar facilities.


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