Festive notice to all members

🎄Just a few seasonal messages for you all…

NSC Christmas arrangements

  • Closed 23rd-26th December
  • Open 7am till 8pm 27th-30th December
  • Open 9am-5pm 31st December
  • Closed 1st January
  • Normal hours from 2nd January onwards

Round Robins

  • Our last Saturday Round Robin of the year will be on 21st December when I hope we’ll see some festive attire! 🎅
  • The first 2020 Round Robin will be on Saturday 4th January followed by the Championship Draws.

IOMIBA Championship

The games will commence with the Triples on 13th January and culminate will all the finals on 1st February.

The entry lists are on the notice board and all events are open to all members. Entries close on 21st December so don’t be beaten by the deadline – be brave and pop your name up there next time you’re in the hall!


Can I just remind you all to please be aware that no-one should be walking on the playing surface in outdoor shoes. If you see anyone doing so, please bring this rule to their attention.

And finally, Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa!

Club Championships 2020

The entry forms for the Indoor Bowling Club Championships are now on the noticeboard in the NSC bowls hall.

The winners of the Men’s and Ladies’ singles competitions will be asked to represent the IOM at the World Championships to be held in Bristol in April.

Entries close when we break for Christmas, so please get your entries in now.

Thank you.

Free come-and-try bowls sessions at NSC

Notice of the NSC come and try sessions for indoor bowling

The association will be running introductory sessions to indoor bowling at the NSC this month and next.


Tuesday 27th August, Thursday 29th August & Tuesday 10th September, anytime between 6pm and 8pm.


This invitation is open to both Male and Female players and non-players. Any under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Crown Green and Flat Green Bowlers who would like to have a go are most welcome.

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself!… or why not come along with a friend. All the equipment will be provided on the night for you free of charge.

For further information please contact the Indoor Bowling Association’s secretary Dee Lewis sec@iomindoorbowling.org or simply turn up on the night for your

FREE session!

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.

For live scoring visit iibc.org.uk/


For all scores and results of the IIBC Championships click here


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.