We are sorry to announce the loss of one of our club members, Phil Butler
A gentle giant with a big heart, he will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Phil x
St. Ives Bowling Club, are happy to report that under
Bowls England rules, the outside green is open to play bowls.
If anyone is interested in going along for a 'roll-up' the green is available by appointment.
Please contact the Club Secretary Derek Pickup on 01736 756462.
Normal rules of distancing and hand washing, etc are to be followed.
Great care to be taken to ensure safety to players
under these difficult times.
Tribute to David Jenkins. RIP
It is with great regret that we have to report on the passing of one of St. Ives Bowling Club's stalwart and much loved Members - David Jenkins.
David joined the Club in June, 1980 and from day one was a very loyal, dedicated and trusted member of St. Ives Bowling Club. David was one of a kind and a great ambassador for the Club. He was well liked, not only in his own Club, but Countywide and also far afield.
His bowling career stretched over 40 years and in that time David's achievements in the game went beyond most bowler's imagination. Over time he went on to win all the County competitions, including being part of the Middleton Cup, a prestigious National competition. His County honours included winning the men's 4 wood singles, 2 wood singles, pairs, triples, fours, mixed pairs, mixed triples and mixed fours competitions.
David was keen to help new bowlers and for many years, along with Virginia Plummer, gave coaching sessions to Club Members. Many new members have greatly benefitted from David's quiet and respectful teaching and many Members have improved their game by attending these sessions.
At the 2006 A.G.M. David was made a Life Member of St. Ives Bowling Club, an honour David humbly accepted.
The Club's Ladies Day was a highlight for the ladies of the Club, when David and his sous chef's used to put on a lunch for all the ladies as a thank you for all the times during the year that the ladies catered for the Club events. David marshalled his team with great enthusiasm to make the lunch very successful.
David was in the fore front of introducing Short Mat Bowls in the Club and was once again one of the Club's top players. Along with his wife Mary, when they were not playing they would often come up to support Club Members when playing against other Clubs. David could always be relied upon to cheer on other Club Members.
David will be sadly missed at St. Ives Bowling Club by everyone who knew him and will be a big loss to the Club.
Tomorrow should have been our opening day - we will miss seeing you all and of course
seeing old friends and rivals from the clubs we visit over the summer .
Stay safe and we will have one big party when it's over !
St Ives Bowling Club is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
We will let you know when we can start playing bowls again.
Ever thought of playing bowls?
Whether you are you an experienced bowler or a newby,
we will be delighted to see you at St Ives Bowling Club.
We have 'taster sessions' on the last Sunday of every month between 2 and 4 or telephone Delvene on 01736 762809 or Phil on 01736 798270 to visit us at a different time.
50% off annual subscription for the first year.
St. Ives Bowling Club has been in existence since the early 1930s. The Club has been a source of enjoyment to many people in the area and has welcomed members from far and wide.
It is a mixture of sporting activity and social gatherings. During the summer months, the outside green is open and games of bowls, both competitive and friendly, are played on the immaculately kept green. The winter months see members playing indoors in the Clubhouse where mats are laid for the short mat division to take over.
The Club welcomes both ladies and gentlemen of all ages and actively encourages young people to take up the sport. There are programmes run with local schools for young people to attend during the summer months to encourage sportsmanship and exercise.
During the summer, events such as BBQ’s, friendly games and social bowling is encouraged especially with visiting teams, who come from all over the country. During the winter months, there are social gatherings which include Quiz nights, bingo and general get togethers. It helps to see the cold dark winter nights through in a warm and embracing environment.
In addition, for those seeking the competitive edge, there are many League and County games played by both men and women at the Club during both the summer and winter seasons.
The sport of bowls keeps one young and fit, which belies its image of an ‘old’ person’s activity. It not only keeps the body fit, but also the mind active.
St. Ives Bowling Club is a friendly Club and welcomes all newcomers to come along and try a ‘taster’ session, either outdoors or indoors. Join us between 2pm and 4pm on the last Sunday of every month. For anyone wishing to join the Club, there is a discount of 50% on first year fees.