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 LATE LEAGUE UPDATE - from the manager

At their Meeting on Tuesday (3rd Sept) the Club Management Committee ratified a revised approach to the Late League for the forthcoming Winter Season, given that the number of teams had reduced to just 13. We are determined to try and maintain the night time bowling as we have members who go to work and rely on these sessions. To try and take the pressure off the teams we have made the Late Session an open Triples League with EBA Rules (3 Bowls).

David (Lyon) has prepared a revised programme with new Captain's Sheets which I have Emailed to the Captains I have contact email addresses for. There is also a copy behind the bar for Captains to collect and the new fixtures are now on this website and available to download. All of the previously published fixtures have been deleted. My thanks to David for his prompt action and assistance.

CLUB OPEN DAY/BRING A FRIEND DAY SATURDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2019
Thankyou everyone for all their hard work, making it a very successful day.

SUNDAY MORNING TEAM S12 HARDWOODS
As it has not been possible to replace team S12 we will have no alternative but to delete their fixtures - Would Captains in Sunday Morning Div 2 please delete their fixtures against this team.
 
 CURRENT MEMBERS - CONSIDER THESE FACTS:
  • The Club's playing membership has fallen from 1065 in 2013 to 900 in 2019.
  • The average age of an LIBC member is ever increasing.
  • Quite a few members give up the game year on year due to illness etc.
  • On average, approx 100 new members sign up each year.
  • But only 50 of those remain with us longer than two years.
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SO WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT?  The Board of Directors and the Club Management Committee recognise that there is an urgent need to both recruit and retain members if we are to sustain the Club. They are taking active steps to address these issues and further improve both our support and facilities for new members including::
  • Agreeing an Action Plan with the assistance of the Bowls Development Alliance.
  • Massively increasing our effort towards advertising and marketing the club in the Lincoln area. 
  • Creating the 'LINK UP' initiative dedicated to assisting and integrating new members.
  • Planning 'open days' where potential new members can experience the club first hand.
CAN YOU HELP? YES! We held our first Open Day:
'Bring a Friend' on
Saturday 14th September 2019 from 9.30am – 4pm.
We will be holding more, and will publish the dates as soon as we can. Please help us by encouraging your friends, neighbours, family members etc to attend. We require helpers in the following roles (volunteers to Danny Brown or Paul Davies asp please):
  • On Open Day - Club Ambassador – to greet visitors on open day.
  • On Open Day - Coaching Assistant – assisting our coaches on open day.
  • After Open Day - New Member Facilitator – to be a 'buddy' to groups of new members, to provide friendly assistance to help them to settle in, and to try and find the answers to all those questions new members inevitably have!
   

 Noticeboard extract:
  
Open Day - Sat 14th September 2019 - 9.30am - 4.00pm  
   - by Danny Brown

My thanks to everybody that has volunteered their valuable time to help the promote the club to potential new members on our Open Day.

We'll all meet at the club at 9am on the day and explain the roles we have in mind for everyone.

Recruitment and especially retention of new members is the Club's biggest priority this season. Please bring or send along anyone who has expressed an interest in having a go. We will set up some supervised exercises on the rinks to accommodate newcomers and experienced bowlers alike and most of all everyone will have a bit of fun.
See you all there!
    

 Coach's Corner:
  
Something new  
   - by Howard Jarrold

Another Summer ! bites the dust and along with the bowlers who left us for the dubious delights of bowling in all weathers, we welcome back the four man, two bowls format for all club league games. Not my favourite format I have to say as it means you have to get into your stride more quickly.
Structured coaching in the form of group instruction returns on Sundays and Wednesdays, both at 4.30. In the absence of any other instruction you just turn up. This is an excellent way for new members to meet and mix. See notice board for starting dates.
A new initiative will be trialed until the end ....... ....... .......

...Click here to read the entire article.

   
     

 Noticeboard extract:
  
OFFICIAL RE-OPENING OF THE BOWLING SURFACE AT LIBC  
   - by Danny Brown

ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED to attend our OFFICIAL RE- OPENING OF THE BOWLING SURFACE by our President Michael Rackham. We have invited guests from across the County and officers of the English Indoor Bowling Association including the National President Alison Welsted.

The 'Ceremony' will take place at 2.30pm on SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2019.

Please arrive from 2pm

This will be followed by an exhibition of bowls from four internationally renowned players who will compete in a the 'BLUE CARPET ONE SET CHALLENGE' with a cash prize going to the winner's nominated charity.
     

 Noticeboard extract:
  
Over 60s 'C Team' Opportunities  
   - by Danny Brown

If you're over 60 and play in the club and would like to represent us in the County Over 60s League, please let 'C' team captain Graham Peck know.

Graham has a few squad vacancies that he would like to fill which will give some of our newer players (and perhaps some of our established players who have never been asked or thought to put themselves forward)an opportunity to play for LINCOLN IBC.

If you're interested, the team's fixture list is in the handbook on the Over 60s pages and the home matches are all played on a Thursday morning across the season.

Please let Graham or Danny Bro ....... ....... .......

...Click here to read the entire article.
    

 Noticeboard extract:
  
POTTERS TRIP 2019  
   - by Danny Brown

A whole host of our members enjoyed another successful trip to Potters this week. My thanks to Andy Herring who provides this short report and congratulations to all involved! Danny

Potters 2019

Organised by Sue Johnston this year we had a very successful trip this week to the home of the world championships in Hopton on Sea.
5 teams from Lincoln made it through to the quarter finals stage, 3 to the semi-finals and an all Lincoln final this year.
A high quality final and a low scoring one, 4-4 after 7 ends. The last bowl was a firing shot by John Bomber Harris to take out the oppositio ....... ....... .......

...Click here to read the entire article.
    

More Noticeboard -

Click here to read...CLUB COMPETITIONS 2019/20 STILL FREE TO ENTER
Click here to read...STOP PRESS - WINTER LATE LEAGUE REVIEW 2019/20
Click here to read...WINTER SINGLES LADDER
Click here to read...CLUB COMPETITION ENTRY FEES - A POLL
   

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