Spalding & District Indoor Bowls Club


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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club has a very active social club, with a dedicated committee arranging trips for all club members. Keep a look out on this page and on the social notice board at the club for details of trips and events.

Multiple Sclerosis Society event

John and Sally of Smalldean catering decided they would like to hold a charity fun game of bowls with the proceeds being donated to the Multiple Scierosis society.The reason for their decision was in respect of a close family member just being diagnosed with the debilitating condition and wanting to assist the cause by raising funds. They approached the Spalding Indoor Bowls club for assistance which was readily granted and Parkwood Leisure who supplied free use of the bowling rinks. A raffle was held with prizes obtained by Smalldean and the raffle run by the bowls club. Forty eight bowlers took part playing seven ends followed by a refreshment break, the teams then changed positions and played a further seven ends when it was announced that Sally's home team had well and truly beaten John's by 90 shots to 49. It was felt that Sally would be able to enjoy the result for quite a while to come. There was a winning rink on the day which went to the team of Derek Overton, Sally WJ, Janet Staples and skip Maisie Belding who were all awarded a main mid week meal each by the caterers. What was really wonderful on the day was the mix of ages taking part ranging from eight to eighty five all enjoying the occasion. The end result of all the fundraising items put together was a massive £509.87 which was a magnificent result for the MS Society.

Potters Bowls Tournament

On 29th April 2019, thirty two bowlers from Spalding Indoor Bowls Club played in the four day tournament at Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk. Different clubs from across the country competed in a tournament which saw all forty teams play four games to day tournament at Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk. Different clubs from across the country competed in a tournament which saw all forty teams play four games to determine who went forward to the knockout stages. At the last 16 stage, Spalding still had five teams in contention however, this was reduced down to two by the semi-final stage which saw them compete in opposite semi-finals. The rink skipped by Maisie Belding, with Chris Williamson, Jan Sinclair and Ab Belding, lost by a close margin however, the rink skipped by David Nunney, with John Fitchett, Carole Nunney and Jim Walker, won their semi-final before they lost a closely fought final, 6-8.

The rink skipped by Maisie Belding also received a "hot shot" presentation as they scored a full house of eight shots on the second end of their first game. The presentations were made by none other than world number one and England captain, Greg Harlow.

Regardless of winning or losing, all taking part enjoyed the experience and are already talking about doing it all again next year!