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Indoor VI Bowls – Brixton 14 Feb!

Brixton indoor bowls every thursday with Metro Blind Sport
Venue:
Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
14th February 2019
Cost:
FREE


Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls

Why not Learn how to play Indoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday to the middle of April 2019
Time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or Call 0208 985 6245

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game. Give Eric a call. We often go out for a meal and a pint or two after play ends, all are welcome, we are always happy to have sighted people along to help.

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Visually Impaired Bowls Banner

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).

Indoor VI Bowls – Brixton 31 Jan!

Brixton indoor bowls every thursday with Metro Blind Sport
Venue:
Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
31st January 2019
Cost:
FREE


Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls

Why not Learn how to play Indoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday to the middle of April 2019
Time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or Call 0208 985 6245

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game. Give Eric a call. We often go out for a meal and a pint or two after play ends, all are welcome, we are always happy to have sighted people along to help.

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Visually Impaired Bowls Banner

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).

Indoor VI Bowls – Brixton 24 Jan!

Brixton indoor bowls every thursday with Metro Blind Sport
Venue:
Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
24th January 2019
Cost:
FREE


Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls

Why not Learn how to play Indoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday to the middle of April 2019
Time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or Call 0208 985 6245

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game. Give Eric a call. We often go out for a meal and a pint or two after play ends, all are welcome, we are always happy to have sighted people along to help.

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Visually Impaired Bowls Banner

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).

 

Indoor VI Bowls – Brixton 17 Jan!

Brixton indoor bowls every thursday with Metro Blind Sport
Venue:
Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
17th January 2019
Cost:
FREE


Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls

Why not Learn how to play Indoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday to the middle of April 2019, with three week break around Christmas
Time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or Call 0208 985 6245

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game. Give Eric a call. We often go out for a meal and a pint or two after play ends, all are welcome, we are always happy to have sighted people along to help.

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Visually Impaired Bowls Banner

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).

Bowls AGM – 10 Jan!

Metro Bowls AGM 10 Jan 2019
Venue:
RNIB  then on to the Boot Pub
Time:
6.00pm - TBC
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
10th January 2019
Cost:
Confirm with Eric


Metro Bowls AGM

Bowls AGM at the RNIB 10 Jan then on to the Boot Pub

Now we have had the Metro AGM at the Union Jack Club, it is our time to hold the Metro bowlers AGM at the RNIB on the 10th of January.  As usual it will start at 6 o’clock, then we are expected at the Boot pub for a meal and a few drinks.

I will then give you dates for bowls tournaments and the collection dates for the usual 4 railway stations.  Let me know if you want to take part in any of these tournaments, and I hope you can help at least 1 of these collections.  Enjoy the holiday period, and I hope to see you all in the new year.- Eric.

Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or call  0208 985 6245

 

Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls

Why not Learn how to play Indoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday  from 17 Jan 2019 to the middle of April 2019, with three week break around Christmas
– Please contact  Eric to confirm  dates around the Xmas period
Time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or Call 0208 985 6245

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game. Give Eric a call. We often go out for a meal and a pint or two after play ends, all are welcome, we are always happy to have sighted people along to help.

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Visually Impaired Bowls Banner

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).