Tag Archives: Indoor Bowls

Bowls in Hounslow 26 April

Indoor Bowls in Hounslow starts Fri 26 April
Venue:
Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club, 50 Sutton Lane, Hounslow, TW3 3BD
Time:
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Phone:
07944 394270
Date:
26th April 2019
Cost:
There will be a charge for each session of £3 - which is paid directly to 'Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club'.


‘The 2000 Club’ physical/sensory & learning disabilities Bowls Sessions

The First Bowls Session on Friday 26th April  and there will be 6 Bowls Sessions  in total (once a month) mostly the last Friday except for September (third Friday)

Any Bowls Coaches and budding experienced bowlers are very welcome to come to these sessions.  We need all the help we can get to ensure these sessions are run smoothly and successfully. Giving full enjoyment and gaining skills for the participants.

Date:  Friday 26th April Time: 10.30am until 12.30pm.
Venue: Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club, 50 Sutton Lane, Hounslow, TW3 3BD
Contact: alanstacey2000@gmail.com or call Tel: 07944 394270

Event Date below

  •  31st May
  •  28th June
  • 26th July  * please note Time 11.00 am to 4.00 pm*
  • 30th August
  • 20th September

TRANSPORT PROVISION
For those requiring Accessible Transport, we are providing 2 PICK-UP Points. 

  • 1st  ‘Feltham’ British Rail Station – 9.50am.
  • 2nd  ‘Hounslow West Station’ Picadilly,10.10am ish.

Please contact: Alan Stacey tel: 07944 394270 (if you require this)
e-mail: alanstacey2000@gmail.com

 

Bowls and Bulls-eye Social 19 March

Bowls and Bulls-eye Social 19 March - MSSC

Merton Sport and Social club Bowls and Bulls-eye Social – Tuesday 19th March 2019

With the bowling season almost in sight, we thought it was time to get the indoor bowls mat out again and repeat our popular Bowls and Bulls-eye theme, with a mini darts tournament running alongside the bowling.

There will also be the usual range of board games available and a chance to beat MSSC’s resident Connect 4 champ.

As usual, the bar will be open and tea and coffee available.  A light snack will also be on sale.

Date:  Tuesday 19th March 2019  Time:    7.30pm to 10.00pm

Venue: The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road SW19 2DX

Contact:     info@mssc.org.uk or call                Tel. 07500 913 223

Please let us know if you would like to be met at Colliers Wood Underground Station or a nearby bus stop.

We look forward to seeing you then.

MSSC Committee    www.mssc.org.uk

 

Bowls and Bulls-eye Social 19 March

Bowls and Bulls-eye Social 19 March - MSSC
Venue:
The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road SW19 2DX
Time:
7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Phone:
07500 913 223
Date:
19th March 2019
Cost:
Free
Contact:


Merton Sport and Social club Bowls and Bulls-eye Social – Tuesday 19th March 2019

With the bowling season almost in sight, we thought it was time to get the indoor bowls mat out again and repeat our popular Bowls and Bulls-eye theme, with a mini darts tournament running alongside the bowling.

There will also be the usual range of board games available and a chance to beat MSSC’s resident Connect 4 champ.

As usual, the bar will be open and tea and coffee available.  A light snack will also be on sale.

Date:  Tuesday 19th March 2019  Time:    7.30pm to 10.00pm

Venue: The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road SW19 2DX

Contact:     info@mssc.org.uk or call                Tel. 07500 913 223

Please let us know if you would like to be met at Colliers Wood Underground Station or a nearby bus stop.  We look forward to seeing you then.

MSSC Committee    www.mssc.org.uk

 

Free Indoor Bowls in Brixton – Thurs 13 April 2017

FREE Indoor Bowls Brixton Recreation Centre
Venue:
Brixton Recreation Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
13th April 2017
Cost:
Free


Free Indoor Vision Impaired Bowls

Venue:  Brixton Recreation Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8QQ
Date : Every Thursday, Starting the 6th October 2016  to the middle of  April 2017
Time:  4pm -7pm
Cost:  FREE

Nearest Station:  Brixton Train Station

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game, please get in touch with Eric Gallacher Contact: Ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or call 0208 985 6245

Eric has asked if any Member or partners would like to help the bowlers at a station collections or volunteer at the bowling sessions, they would be warmly welcomed. Contact Email Ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or Phone: 0208 985 6245

Bowls is a very suitable sport for totally blind and partially sighted players, as only some very minor adaptations need to be made. The visually impaired bowler can play singles, pairs, triples or in a team of four.

There is no reason why VI 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).

Metro activities

Metro has helped to send many of our bowlers to the tournaments arranged all around England, the UK and abroad, through paying tournament fees; and subsidising accommodation, travel and kit.

On an annual basis, Metro bowlers undertake several collection days at major London mainline stations. These collections have contributed between £5k and £6k to the Metro coffers each year.

From the beginning of May until the end of September we play out-doors on grass, then for the rest of the year we play in-doors on carpet.

Want to know more about VI Bowls! read more… or Contact us
Bowls Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or call 0208 985 6245

Free Indoor Bowls in Brixton – Thurs 6 April 2017

FREE Indoor Bowls Brixton Recreation Centre
Venue:
Brixton Recreation Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
06th April 2017
Cost:
Free


Free Indoor Vision Impaired Bowls

Venue:  Brixton Recreation Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8QQ
Date : Every Thursday, Starting the 6th October 2016  to the middle of  April 2017
Time:  4pm -7pm
Cost:  FREE

Nearest Station:  Brixton Train Station

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game, please get in touch with Eric Gallacher Contact: Ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or call 0208 985 6245

Eric has asked if any Member or partners would like to help the bowlers at a station collections or volunteer at the bowling sessions, they would be warmly welcomed. Contact Email Ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or Phone: 0208 985 6245

Bowls is a very suitable sport for totally blind and partially sighted players, as only some very minor adaptations need to be made. The visually impaired bowler can play singles, pairs, triples or in a team of four.

There is no reason why VI 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).

Metro activities

Metro has helped to send many of our bowlers to the tournaments arranged all around England, the UK and abroad, through paying tournament fees; and subsidising accommodation, travel and kit.

On an annual basis, Metro bowlers undertake several collection days at major London mainline stations. These collections have contributed between £5k and £6k to the Metro coffers each year.

From the beginning of May until the end of September we play out-doors on grass, then for the rest of the year we play in-doors on carpet.

Want to know more about VI Bowls! read more… or Contact us
Bowls Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or call 0208 985 6245