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 CHRISTMAS AT LINCOLN IBC - from the manager


Mon 23rd December 2019 8am - 10.30pm - RESTAURANT OPEN
Tue 24th December 2019 8am - 12.30pm (Restaurant Closed)
Wed 25th December 2019 CLOSED
Thu 26th December 2019 CLOSED
Fri 27th December 2019 8am - 10.30pm (Restaurant Closed)
Sat 28th December 2019 8am - 10.30pm - RESTAURANT OPEN
Sun 29th December 2019 8am - 10.30pm - RESTAURANT OPEN
Mon 30th December 2019 8am - 10.30pm - RESTAURANT OPEN
Tue 31st December 2019 8am - 4.30pm (Funeral only in Restaurant)
Wed 1st January 2020 CLOSED
Tue 2nd January 2020 - Normal Hours Resume

Annual Subscriptions are coming in steadily and for the very first time we have card payment facilities available (minimum spend £10)for member's convenience. Don't forget to pay yours before 1st Jan for a £5 discount. When paying their membership, we're handing every member a little card with details of how they can support our Lincoln Community Lottery page and sign up for a weekly chance to win up to £25,000. As I keep saying to people in earshot, if we can achieve 600 tickets in the draw each week on an ongoing basis there will be no need to raise our annual subscription fees for quite a number of years. We currently have 105 players and 191 tickets in the draw. 300 players would nearly achieve it so do take a look at the link in the left hand menu. Alternatively, if you're nervous about signing up over the internet, there's a telephone Help desk facility where supporters can join over the telephone. Just call 01522 253888 and be sure to name LIBC as your chosen cause. You can join for just £1 a week and every single ticket is important to us.


Wed 18th December 2019 - 4.30pm GRAND CHRISTMAS DRAW

Fri 31st January 2020 - BURNS NIGHT - A celebration of the influencial Scottish poet Rabbie Burns which includes a 5 course meal in the Restaurant and plenty of poetry, fun and laughter between courses! Look out for details in the club. We need at least 40 people signed up by 10th January 2020. Tickets are £25 each.

Wed & Sun Coaching - Our hard working Coaching team will take a well earned Christmas break with the final sessions for this year scheduled this Sunday 15th December 2019. Coaching will return on 18th January 2020.

LIBC OPEN DAY will welcome newcomers on 11th JANUARY 2020 from 9.30am-4.30pm - Look out for advertising in the local press and feel free to bring friends and family. We'll be setting up to have a bit of fun for those new to bowls and see if we can entice them to join us.

On behalf of all the Directors, Management Committee and Staff at LIBC I would like to thank all of our members for their support this year and wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.


Even allowing for a huge cost this last year to make improvements to the bowls hall, the Club Directors have agreed that Annual Subscriptions will remain at their current levels for the year 2020.

In addition, all Playing Members paying their subscription on or before 31st December 2019 will receive the usual £5 discount.  

2020 Rates are as follows and can be paid from 6th November 2019

Paid On or AFTER
Full Member
(Under 65)
£35.00 £40.00
Senior Member
(65 & Over)
£33.00 £38.00
Social Member £15.00 £15.00
17/18 Years £10.00 £10.00
Junior Member
(to 16 yrs)
£1.00 £1.00
Locker £5.00 £5.00

Given our facilities, I’m sure our Members will agree that these prices represent outstanding value for money compared to other Clubs in the UK.

If Members do wish to assist the Club further it would be most appreciated if they would sign up for a weekly ticket(s) in the City of Lincoln Community Lottery stating the club as their supported cause. Leaflets on the bar or on the Target Board at the Car Park end of Rink 3.  

Sign up can be done on line or via the telephone on Lincoln 253888. There are currently 100 people supporting us, if we could double that number it would enable us to continue improving the club without the need to raise prices.


 Noticeboard extract:
Mens Pairs & Australian Pairs Plate Draws Now on Line  
   - by Danny Brown

The draw for the Plate Competitions for Mens Pairs and Australian Pairs are now published via the Competitions link.
They will be on display on the Competitions Notice Board in the club on Friday.
The initial round end dates of matches in both competitions are 19th January (Prelim) and 9th February (Rd1).
If you were beaten in your first match in these competitions earlier in the year, please arrange your plate fixtures with your opponents asap.

 Coach's Corner:
Christmas Time  
   - by Howard Jarrold

Blimey, it's that time again. A time that divides opinion quite sharply into when should Christmas ( the commercial ) begin, or perhaps you are one of those that think we should get back to the real meaning of Christmas. Whichever camp you belong to, you must admit it is a crazy time of excess and disruption. Thank goodness for the relative calm of L I B C .
More important than all that is a question that a lot of people want the answer to viz -Why does time go by so quickly? So, in this silly season I thought you might like to know my thoughts on Time.

...Click here to view all detail with pictures.


 Noticeboard extract:
   - by The Ladies Section

Our ladies National team competitions are on a roll, and we go into the New Year with the Yetton, Vivienne and Mason A sides still in the race to the finals. Sadly our Mason B side succumbed to a strong South Forest team.

We play our last Trudy Bates match before Christmas on Wednesday 11th December against Horncastle. Currently we are top of our section of the county league. So well done ladies let's keep it up.

Congratulations to Penny Strong for winning the 2019 Bowls England Senior Woman Bowler of the Year award.

The Ladies 4s League is coming to a close and the Triples League wil ....... ....... .......

...Click here to read the entire article.

 Noticeboard extract:
Report Egham Trophy Round 4  
   - by Dennis Skayman

Report Egham Trophy Round 4
Sunday 8th December
Lincoln v Spalding

At 5 ends Lincoln 2 shots down overall a close game as we thought.
At 10 ends 3 rinks even but Billy's rink scoring 10 shots without reply giving Lincoln a 16 shot lead overall.
The next 5 ends saw Billy's rink score a further 12 shots without reply, with Tony and Kev's rink sharing shots just needed Jonathan to keep the ship steady 32 shots the difference at 15 ends.
Spalding not giving up without a fight saw the shot difference reduced to 13 at 18 ends.
The last 3 ends Billy's rink back to business scoring 7 shots wi ....... ....... .......

...Click here to read the entire article.

 Noticeboard extract:
Report Yetton Trophy 4th Round  
   - by Dennis Skayman

Report Yetton Trophy
4th Round
Saturday 7th December
Lincoln IBC v Gedling IBC

With the ladies having to shuffle rinks around before the away rinks set off due to the cold bug. It was always of to be an end or two before they settled down.
Was no surprise when Gedling took an early lead, leading by 5 shots at 5 ends.
At 10 ends Lincoln in front by 15 shots mainly due to Penny's at home 12 shots up and Lin's rink away also 12 shots up.
At 15 ends saw shots shared home and away Lincoln still 15 shots up.
At 18 ends Lincoln extended lead to 29 shots.
With 3 Lincoln rinks winning Gedli ....... ....... .......

...Click here to read the entire article.

 Noticeboard extract:
Report Denny Cup 4th Round  
   - by Dennis Skayman

Report Denny Cup
4th Round
Saturday 7th December
Lincoln IBC V Nottingham IBC

At 5 ends not a good start at home Billy's rink 13 shots down, Kev's rink leading by 3 shots, better news from away Richard 5 up and Jonathan up by a single shot, the difference 1 shot overall in Nottingham's favour.
At 10 ends the news from away still good 6 shots up overall, the problem at home down by 16 shots Nottingham lead by 10.
Nottingham away rinks went from strength to strength leading by 36 shots across the two rinks at 15 ends, Lincoln away rinks leading by 5 shots at 15 ends.
As 18 ends approach ....... ....... .......

...Click here to read the entire article.

 Noticeboard extract:
Report Mason Trophy Round 2  
   - by Dennis Skayman

Report Mason Trophy
Round 2
Friday 6th December

Lincoln A v Gedling
Lincoln A won by 32 shots to 23
Home Rink
Sheila Plaskitt, Kath Draper, Di Wilson Rodgers, Penny Strong
Won by 15 shots to 10

Away Rink
Maureen Wilson, Jean Morris, Jill Edson, Lin Mountain
Won by 17 shots to 13

Well Done Ladies
Next round Friday 17th January against Boston

More Noticeboard -

Click here to read...Report Vivienne Trophy Round 2
Click here to read...Report Over 60’s Inter Club Double Rink Round 2
Click here to read...Report Egham Trophy Round 3
Click here to read...Report Mason Trophy Round 1
Click here to read...Report Top Club 3rd Round
Click here to read...Report Denny Cup 3rd Round
Click here to read...Report Yetton Trophy 3rd Round
Click here to read...Post-Christmas Club Competitions
Click here to read...Social Activities at LIBC
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