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Bowl: VIBE indoor pairs report!

Maureen and David Runners up at the VIBE indoor pairs bowls 2020

VIBE National indoor pairs bowls tournament report

Three Metro pairs descended on Nottingham hoping to win the annual VIBE indoor pairs competition. They were, initially, to play four games each against randomly selected teams.

Maritza Jurgens and Wilbert  Williams fought hard particularly as Maritza had to get used to playing as a B1 for the first time. Her son is also having to learn as a director.

Gause Khanmuzaffarul and Steven Simmons played together. A formidable partnership. However, they were to play against stiff opposition. They failed to accrue sufficient points to get into the top four in order to try and win the main competition. Both of these pairs then found it hard going in the plate competition, not quite managing to finish in the top two.

However, Maureen and David got a slightly more comfortable draw. They won their first two matches comfortably. Then they had to play Maritza and Wilbur which proved to be more difficult, but they managed to win by 3 shots. In their last game Maureen and David played against the eventual winners, who had also won all 3 games. After a tight match the Metro pair managed to fall over the line.

This meant that Maureen and David qualified to play in the top four.  They then had to play the eventual winners once more. In what was otherwise a close game Maureen and David managed to drop 8 shots in one end.

In such a short match this was a disaster. Sadly, their second top four match was curtailed due to the unfortunate ill-health of one of their opponents. Therefore, our pair won by default. This meant that they needed to win their last game to finish runners-up. Despite some controversy on a couple of ends Maureen and David prevailed.

The hospitality at the venue was, as ever, excellent. We are grateful to all those who provided support. It is also nice to report that their were a few new VIBE bowlers at the tournament.

Maureen Ryan & David Mears. (From Metro). Runners up VIBE national indoor bowls pairs tournament Nottingham
Photo above of Maureen Ryan and David Mears [Metro] Receiving their runner up medals
report by David Mears

VI Bowls Brixton 9 April Cancelled

FREE Indoor bowls in Brixton - Every Thursday until mid April 2020
Venue:
Cancelled
Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
07956 352 199
Date:
09th April 2020
Cost:
FREE


 VI Bowls Brixton 9 April Cancelled

We regret to inform you that the Thursday indoor bowls sessions at Brixton will be cancelled with immediate effect; until further notice. This is due to the current health situation.

Metro Blind Sport advises checking the latest government Coronavirus advice: link here  and the NHS advice on infection control: NHS Advice

Metro Weekly Blind & Partially Sighted Indoor Bowls

Why not learn how to play Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday to the middle of April 2020, with a break for Christmas and the new year.
Time: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London, SW9 8QQ
Contact:  Wilbertwilliams433@msn.com or call 07956 352 199

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game, please get in touch with Wilbert  Williams

Contact: Wilbertwilliams433@msn.com or call 07956 352 199

Blind & Partially Sighted Indoor Bowls in Brixton video

Volunteers wanted

If any Members or partners would like to help the bowlers at the station collections or volunteer at the bowling sessions, they would be warmly welcomed.

Blind and partially sighted bowls videos below

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Bowls is a game which is very suited totally blind and partially sighted players, as only very minor adaptations need to be made. Vision impaired bowlers can play singles, pairs, triples or in teams of four. There is no reason why vision impaired bowlers can’t play against fully sighted players and they often do. It is a sport for people of all ages.

Although this skilful and fascinating game has been around for centuries, it was not until 1959 that the bowls started rolling for the blind, in Scotland.

Today, we use the ‘clock method’. The ‘marker’, who is stationed beyond the ‘jack’, indicates to those at the mat end, at what angle and distance from the ‘jack’ the bowl has come to rest.

The ‘jack’ is the centre of the clock. So, six o’clock would be in front and twelve o’clock behind, with all other positions being relative to the clock. From the information given by the ‘marker’ the player can build up a mental picture of the ‘head’ (area around the jack), knowing exactly the position of each bowl.

The only small concession made to blind players is that a fine white centre string runs under the mat and is fixed at both ends. This is to help the bowler to judge the angle for the amount of green required.

These minor variations enable blind and sighted people to play together as they do not alter in any way the basic game (or the Bowls England rules).

 

VI Bowls Brixton 2 April Cancelled

FREE Indoor bowls in Brixton - Every Thursday until mid April 2020
Venue:
Cancelled
Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
07956 352 199
Date:
02nd April 2020
Cost:
FREE


 VI Bowls Brixton 2 April Cancelled

We regret to inform you that the Thursday indoor bowls sessions at Brixton will be cancelled with immediate effect; until further notice. This is due to the current health situation.

Metro Blind Sport advises checking the latest government Coronavirus advice: link here  and the NHS advice on infection control: NHS Advice

Metro Weekly Blind & Partially Sighted Indoor Bowls

Why not learn how to play Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday to the middle of April 2020, with a break for Christmas and the new year.
Time: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London, SW9 8QQ
Contact:  Wilbertwilliams433@msn.com or call 07956 352 199

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game, please get in touch with Wilbert  Williams

Contact: Wilbertwilliams433@msn.com or call 07956 352 199

Blind & Partially Sighted Indoor Bowls in Brixton video

Volunteers wanted

If any Members or partners would like to help the bowlers at the station collections or volunteer at the bowling sessions, they would be warmly welcomed.

Blind and partially sighted bowls videos below

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Bowls is a game which is very suited totally blind and partially sighted players, as only very minor adaptations need to be made. Vision impaired bowlers can play singles, pairs, triples or in teams of four. There is no reason why vision impaired bowlers can’t play against fully sighted players and they often do. It is a sport for people of all ages.

Although this skilful and fascinating game has been around for centuries, it was not until 1959 that the bowls started rolling for the blind, in Scotland.

Today, we use the ‘clock method’. The ‘marker’, who is stationed beyond the ‘jack’, indicates to those at the mat end, at what angle and distance from the ‘jack’ the bowl has come to rest.

The ‘jack’ is the centre of the clock. So, six o’clock would be in front and twelve o’clock behind, with all other positions being relative to the clock. From the information given by the ‘marker’ the player can build up a mental picture of the ‘head’ (area around the jack), knowing exactly the position of each bowl.

The only small concession made to blind players is that a fine white centre string runs under the mat and is fixed at both ends. This is to help the bowler to judge the angle for the amount of green required.

These minor variations enable blind and sighted people to play together as they do not alter in any way the basic game (or the Bowls England rules).

 

VI Bowls Brixton 26 March Cancelled

FREE Indoor bowls in Brixton - Every Thursday until mid April 2020
Venue:
Cancelled
Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
07956 352 199
Date:
26th March 2020
Cost:
FREE


 VI Bowls Brixton 26 March Cancelled

we regret to inform you that the Thursday indoor bowls sessions at Brixton will be cancelled with immediate effect; until further notice. This is due to the current health situation.

Metro Blind Sport advises checking the latest government Coronavirus advice: link here  and the NHS advice on infection control: NHS Advice

Metro Weekly Blind & Partially Sighted Indoor Bowls

Why not learn how to play Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday to the middle of April 2020, with a break for Christmas and the new year.
Time: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London, SW9 8QQ
Contact:  Wilbertwilliams433@msn.com or call 07956 352 199

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game, please get in touch with Wilbert  Williams

Contact: Wilbertwilliams433@msn.com or call 07956 352 199

Blind & Partially Sighted Indoor Bowls in Brixton video

Volunteers wanted

If any Members or partners would like to help the bowlers at the station collections or volunteer at the bowling sessions, they would be warmly welcomed.

Blind and partially sighted bowls videos below

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Bowls is a game which is very suited totally blind and partially sighted players, as only very minor adaptations need to be made. Vision impaired bowlers can play singles, pairs, triples or in teams of four. There is no reason why vision impaired bowlers can’t play against fully sighted players and they often do. It is a sport for people of all ages.

Although this skilful and fascinating game has been around for centuries, it was not until 1959 that the bowls started rolling for the blind, in Scotland.

Today, we use the ‘clock method’. The ‘marker’, who is stationed beyond the ‘jack’, indicates to those at the mat end, at what angle and distance from the ‘jack’ the bowl has come to rest.

The ‘jack’ is the centre of the clock. So, six o’clock would be in front and twelve o’clock behind, with all other positions being relative to the clock. From the information given by the ‘marker’ the player can build up a mental picture of the ‘head’ (area around the jack), knowing exactly the position of each bowl.

The only small concession made to blind players is that a fine white centre string runs under the mat and is fixed at both ends. This is to help the bowler to judge the angle for the amount of green required.

These minor variations enable blind and sighted people to play together as they do not alter in any way the basic game (or the Bowls England rules).

 

VI Bowls Brixton 19 March Cancelled

FREE Indoor bowls in Brixton - Every Thursday until mid April 2020
Venue:
Cancelled
Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
07956 352 199
Date:
19th March 2020
Cost:
FREE


 VI Bowls Brixton 19 March Cancelled

we regret to inform you that the Thursday indoor bowls sessions at Brixton will be cancelled with immediate effect; until further notice. This is due to the current health situation.

Metro Blind Sport advises checking the latest government Coronavirus advice: link here  and the NHS advice on infection control: NHS Advice

Metro Weekly Blind & Partially Sighted Indoor Bowls

Why not learn how to play Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday to the middle of April 2020, with a break for Christmas and the new year.
Time: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London, SW9 8QQ
Contact:  Wilbertwilliams433@msn.com or call 07956 352 199

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game, please get in touch with Wilbert  Williams

Contact: Wilbertwilliams433@msn.com or call 07956 352 199

Blind & Partially Sighted Indoor Bowls in Brixton video

Volunteers wanted

If any Members or partners would like to help the bowlers at the station collections or volunteer at the bowling sessions, they would be warmly welcomed.

Blind and partially sighted bowls videos below

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Bowls is a game which is very suited totally blind and partially sighted players, as only very minor adaptations need to be made. Vision impaired bowlers can play singles, pairs, triples or in teams of four. There is no reason why vision impaired bowlers can’t play against fully sighted players and they often do. It is a sport for people of all ages.

Although this skilful and fascinating game has been around for centuries, it was not until 1959 that the bowls started rolling for the blind, in Scotland.

Today, we use the ‘clock method’. The ‘marker’, who is stationed beyond the ‘jack’, indicates to those at the mat end, at what angle and distance from the ‘jack’ the bowl has come to rest.

The ‘jack’ is the centre of the clock. So, six o’clock would be in front and twelve o’clock behind, with all other positions being relative to the clock. From the information given by the ‘marker’ the player can build up a mental picture of the ‘head’ (area around the jack), knowing exactly the position of each bowl.

The only small concession made to blind players is that a fine white centre string runs under the mat and is fixed at both ends. This is to help the bowler to judge the angle for the amount of green required.

These minor variations enable blind and sighted people to play together as they do not alter in any way the basic game (or the Bowls England rules).