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 SUNDAY COACHING - 13th OCTOBER 2019 - from the manager

Those who have a Club Handbook will know that the Professional Bowls Association (PBA) have booked the greens on Sunday for the World Pairs Qualifiers and there is no Sunday coaching planned for 13th October 2019.

However, we are unsure if this message has been conveyed to all the new people who have attended our Sunday Coaching Sessions thus far.

If people do turn up for Coaching on Sunday, we will endeavour to beg some rink space from the PBA but this may not be possible.

We do apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Sunday Coaching sessions will continue as normal at 4.30pm from Sunday 20th October 2019.

  • 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.
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:
NEWS LETTER October 2019  
   - by The Ladies Section

We would like to welcome all new Lady Members to the club. The Ladies Section has an information leaflet, available at the bar. We hope you find it helpful.

Before we get into full swing this season, just a few reminders you may find useful.

If any team needs to cancel a ladies league game please contact our League Secretary Sheila Plaskitt. Sheila is happy to help anyone who needs more players for their team, wants to join a ladies league team or be on the floaters list.

The ladies county competition draw is on the ladies competition board. If you entered please be aware of 'play ....... ....... .......

...Click here to read the entire article.

 Coach's Corner:
LIBC Super Imps  
   - by Howard Jarrold

Junior Club Advance Notice

Part of the success of the Open day was the number of youngsters that came along. Past experience has taught us that we need to keep them interested and make sure that they have fun whilst at the same time learning the basics of bowling.
Betty and myself will be at the club on Sat. morning 20th Oct ( from 9am ) and joining us will be Hannah Urquhart , who has agreed to help. Hannah will be a great help in bridging the divide between the kids and us old fogeys. I am delighted to have her help. Thank you Hannah.
I have lots of ideas on how to make things more ....... ....... .......

...Click here to read the entire article.


 Noticeboard extract:
Spot The 'Deliberate Mistake' !!  
   - by Danny Brown

My apologies to anyone who has accessed the Club Men's Pairs Draw in the last 24 hours and found that it differed to the one on the Competitions Notice Board!!
When uploading files with the O60s Secretary to display their competitions, the Men's Pairs file got 'redrawn' and uploaded in error instead of the Over 60s Pairs! The error was pointed out to me last night by a very vigilant Committee Member!
The draw has been reset to the original now which corresponds with the Notice Board. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 Noticeboard extract:
Lincoln A v Scunthorpe  
   - by Brian Jackman

Lincoln A played the second game of the season away at Scunthorpe today. They were expecting a hard game as last year the game went down to the last wood bowled to give Lincoln the aggregate by just 1 shot.
At 5 ends Lincoln led by 12 shots. The lead at 10 ends had grown to 20 and despite a loss of 5 shots to lead by 15 shots at 15 ends. A strong finish saw a final win by 26 shots.
Next game is Boston A at home.
Match Result
Scunthorpe 93 Shots (4 Points)
Lincoln A 119 Shots (14 Points)
Roy Horne, Jim Collett, David Hipworth & Trevor Hallam Won 27 – 15.
Trailing by 3 shots at 5 ends T ....... ....... .......

...Click here to read the entire article.

 Noticeboard extract:
LCR SPORTS ZONE (Friday 11th October 2019) - TUNE IN  
   - by Danny Brown

I'm delighted to have been asked by host Trevor Swinburne, to guest on the Lincoln City Radio (103.6FM) SPORTS ZONE programme this week (11th October between 6.30 and 9pm). I'm told that ex BBC weatherman John Kettley will also be on the show! What a great opportunity to promote the delights of Indoor Bowls!

Trevor has already sampled bowls first hand when - as the chair of Lincoln City ex players Association - he brought a team of Lincoln City Legends to the club to play against a team from Lincoln City Radio back in August.

I promised him that if the Legends won we'd get a team of Linc ....... ....... .......

...Click here to read the entire article.

More Noticeboard -

Click here to read...Lincoln Open Results
Click here to read...Lincoln C v Grantham
Click here to read...Willows Lincoln Open 2019
Click here to read...LATE LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP 2019/20

Today in the diary -

12:30 PMMIDLAND SENIORS Lincolnshire v Yorkshire (6 Rinks)
12:30 PMOver 60s Triples
4:30 PMEBF TW Singles J Pullen
4:30 PMBeginner Coaching
8:30 PMSingles ladder period 1
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