IIBC First Morning’s Play

The mixed pairs against Ireland started poorly for the Manx pairing who were slow to find the pace of the green in the first set but sparked a revival in the second set to lead into the last end and holding a set winning position until the last wood which deprived Clive & Bernice the opportunity to take the match to a tie break.

In his first singles match Clive was up against the crown green specialist from England, Jack Bird was was quick off the mark to take the first set by a margin. The second set was keenly contested with Clive holding a set winning head with a toucher inches from the ditch with just the bowl come when Jack Bird drove off the shot bowl to tie the set but take the match.

In her first game Bernice took on the legendary Janice Gower, another major force from the crown green code who performed well at Potters last year. Bernice got off to a flyer and commanded the first set with great bowls taking it quite comfortably. The second set was more of a thriller with both ladies exchanging some super shots but Bernice was in fine form taking the second set to win the match.

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Annual General Meeting 2019 Agenda

Annual General Meeting 2019 Agenda

This year’s AGM will take place in the NSC Bowls Hall on Friday 29th March 2019 at 6.30pm. The agenda is as follows:

  1. Welcome address
  2. Apologies
  3. Update from NSC Manager
  4. Minutes of the 2018 AGM
  5. Matters arising
  6. Treasurer’s Annual Report
  7. Matters arising
  8. Appointment of Auditor
  9. President’s Annual Report
  10. Presentation of League Trophies
  11. Annual Subscriptions
  12. Affiliation to the International Indoor Bowls Council
  13. Election of officers:-
    1. President – Win Kewley willing to re-stand
    2. Treasurer – vacant
    3. Secretary – vacant
    4. Fixtures Officer – Tony Dugdale willing to re-stand
    5. Press Officer – Norman Kneen willing to re-stand
    6. Website Manager – Paula Garrett willing to re-stand
    7. Committee Member – David Quirk willing to re-stand
    8. IIBC reps
  14. Proposed new rules
  15. Motions:
    That Association members who represent the Isle of Man at International Indoor or World Bowls or Disability Bowls or Crown Green Bowls approved competitions are allowed to rearrange any league matches which occur during the competition timeframe, up to a maximum of 2 rearranged matches within a season, if they are unable to field a substitute for the league.

Rationale :

    • In the spirit of fairness throughout the sport of bowls and to raise the profile of bowling in the Isle of Man we should encourage and support bowlers selected to represent the Isle of Man both nationally and internationally.
    • World Indoor Bowls Council has affiliated to World Bowls and changed its name to International Indoor Bowls Council and forged closer links between the two organisations for the overall benefit of the sport of bowls.
    • Indoor Bowling Associations in the U.K. and internationally allow members to reschedule games when representing their country in Indoor /Lawn Bowls /Disability Bowls/Short Mat/Crown Green Bowls competitions and, by maintaining our current stance of only allowing rescheduling for International  Indoor events, we are damaging the reputation of the Isle of Man Indoor Bowling Association.

Proposer : Win Kewley
Seconder : Pam Makin 

  1. Any other business

Championship Finals Saturday 2 February

championship trophies

The finals of the Club Championships take place tomorrow, Saturday 2nd February.

The action kicks off at 12.30pm with the Triples’ final, followed by the Pairs’ final at 2.30pm. The Men’s and Ladies’ finals will both start at 4.30pm.

Timings for the pairs and singles are approximate, as it will depend on how long the previous matches take.

Triples Final

Ben and Tony Dugdale, and Steve Cook v Wayne Roberts, Edward Carlyle, and Ann Gale.

Pairs Final

Clive and Mark McGreal v Tony Epifani and Eric Stanley.

Ladies’ Singles

Win Collister v Paula Garrett.

Men’s Final

Clive McGreal v Dave McCabe.

Here’s hoping for a good turn out and quality bowling.

championship trophies

2019 Championships – Triples Order of Play

    Monday 28th January 18:30
         
Triples 1st Round McGREAL/McGREAL/McGREAL V ROBERTS/QUAYLE/CARLYLE
         
Triples 1st Round LENTON/SKELLY/McCABE V QUIRK/GREENLEES/ASHMOLE
         
Triples 1st Round PEARSON/PILLING/CAIN V EPIFANI/STANLEY/HUGHES
         
Triples 1st Round GARRETT/GARRETT/SANSOM V SEAL/KNEEN/MOORE
         
Triples 1st Round LEWIS/CORRIN/CORRIN V DUGDALE/COOK/DUGDALE
         
    Tuesday 29th January 18:30
         
Triples Quarters KEWLEY/MAKIN/FLEMING V SMITH/COLLISTER/COLLISTER
         
Triples Quarters WILCOX/LINDSAY/WILSON V QF 4
         
Triples Quarters QF 5 V QF 6
         
Triples Quarters QF 7 V QF 8
         
    Wednesday 30th January 18:30
         
Triples Semi Final SF 1 V SF 2
         
Triples Semi Final SF 3 V SF4
         

2019 Championships – Pairs Order of Play

    Monday 21st January 18:30
         
Pairs 1st Round COLLISTER/COLLISTER V DUGDALE/COOK
         
Pairs 1st Round GARRETT/GARRETT V McPHEE/HUGHES
         
Pairs 1st Round WILCOX/WILSON V PILLING/PEARSON
         
Pairs 1st Round LESLIE/BROWN V EPIFANI/STANLEY
         
    Monday 21st January 20:00
         
Pairs 1st Round GALE/MADDRELL V QUIRK/SAMSON
         
Pairs 1st Round B McGREAL/Mi McGREAL V SMITH/CAIN
         
Pairs 1st Round SKELLY/McCABE V KEWLEY/MAKIN
         
Pairs 1st Round MOYER/GRIBBIN V ASHMOLE/GREENLEES
         
    Tuesday 22nd January 18:30
         
Pairs 2nd Round R2 9 V QUAYLE/CARLYLE
         
Pairs 2nd Round LEWIS/MOORE V R2 12
         
Pairs 2nd Round R2 13 V R2 14
         
Pairs 2nd Round R2 15 V LINDSAY/SCOTT
         
    Tuesday 22nd January 20:00
         
Pairs 2nd Round R2 1 V LENTON/SLACK
         
Pairs 2nd Round R2 3 V WATTERSON/WATTERSON
         
Pairs 2nd Round CORRIN/CORRIN V C McGREAL/Ma McGREAL
         
Pairs 2nd Round SEAL/MOORE V R2 8
         
    Wednesday 23rd January 18:30
         
Pairs Quarters QF 1 V QF 2
         
Pairs Quarters QF 3 V QF 4
         
Pairs Quarters QF 5 V QF 6
         
Pairs Quarters QF 7 V QF 8
         
    Thursday 24th January 18:00
         
Pairs Semi Final SF 1 V SF 2
         
Pairs Semi Final SF 3 V SF 4