Donyngs IBC

DONYNGS INDOOR BOWLS CLUB
East Surrey's "Centre of Bowling Excellence"

Donyngs IBC is situated in Redhill, Surrey, and was formed in 1984. The modern bowling centre includes 6 rinks to national standards, restaurant and bar, and ample private parking. The membership is very evenly spread between men and women and covers all ages and abilities. If you are interested in taking up the sport of bowls, or looking to join an indoor club, read our membership and coaching pages. The Club also has an increasingly popular junior section.

We provide a range of competitions for those wishing to play at club level through to National level. You can also view past winners on our honours boards. Players are encouraged to take part in club matches, which is a great way to improve your game. To see the full diary of matches for this season, view the fixtures list. 

If you need to contact the Club or need directions, visit our contact us page. Our playing times and a list of key officials are also available on this site.

 

Latest News

Welcome 2018-19

Dear Donyngs Member,

As the 2018-2019 indoor bowling year is rapidly approaching I thought it wise to send just a few reminders about the beginning of the season.

  • The GET TOGETHER is on Wednesday 19th Sept at 19.30 hrs
    • This is the last time you can pay your subs at the reduced discounted rate [£110.00]
    • The KITCHEN will be OPEN serving Chicken in the Basket meals
  • The CLUB IS OPEN FOR PLAY [roll ups]
    • Friday 21st Sept 2.00pm -8 15 pm only
    • Saturday 22nd Sept 10.00am -12.00 noon
    • Sunday 23rd Sept 10.00 – 12.00 noon
  • LEAGUES START MONDAY 24th Sept
  • On Saturday 6th Oct we are holding another ‘BOWLS IN THE BELFRY’ recruitment session. We need volunteers to help manage this all-day event.
  • We will be holding an OPEN DAY ON Saturday 13th Please bring friends and neighbours along and let them ‘have a go’ possibly with a view to joining.

I hope you all enjoy the coming season and gain the success and pleasure you hope for whilst on the green.

My best wishes to all bowling friends and colleagues

Ralph Wycherley

Chairman

 

EBYDS Regional finals

George Hopper represented Donyngs at Horsham on Sunday April 29th in the Regional finals of the EBYDS competition. He came fourth only four points less than the winner, so we hope that he will go through to the National finals, as he did last year. 

Well done George.

 

Finals Weekend 2018

It's time again for Finals Weekend. Please come and support the players, and help to create a great atmosphere. Below are all the start times for all the competitions. There is one competition being played on the Friday, please come along a give your support.
 
Good luck to all the competitors!
 

Friday 13th April 2018

SESSION START TIME: 2:00pm
  Handicap Singles A.Gaunt (4) I.Mellis (6)

 

Saturday 14th April 2018

RINK # COMPETITION CHALLENGER (RED) OPPONENT (WHITE)
SESSION START TIME: 9:30am
2 Restricted Singles D.Humphreys G.Bickley
3
George Fisher 
Pairs
S.Whting & R.Smith J.Elwood & J.Kujawski
4 Ladies' Triples L.Wynne-Davies, D.Horne & S.Humphreys D.Taylor, E.Charlton & G.Tarrant
5 Drawn Triples S.Ayling, A.Gaunt & P.Staples R.Bickley, J.Pringle & I.Mellis
6 Two Wood Singles R.Simon A.Orme
SESSION START TIME: 2:30pm
2 Drawn Fours D.Aldam, J.Pringle, R.Misson & S.Hall I.Mellis, L.Wynne-Davies, G.Moore & A.Stepney
3 Men's Triples Q.Smith, R.Lanham & V.Hannah R.Simon, D.Staples & P.Staples
4 Mixed Triples S.Whiting, A.Moore & D.Taylor K.Measures, S.Ayling & J.Tucker
5 Ladies' Pairs J.Elwood & J.Taylor D.Smith & J.Colliss
       

 

Sunday 15th April 2018

RINK # COMPETITION CHALLENGER (RED) OPPONENT (WHITE)
SESSION START TIME: 9:30am
2 Mixed Pairs S.Whiting & D.Taylor I.Mellis & J.Colliss
3 Generation Pairs S.Hall & P.Staples B.Hart & K.Fair-Elliss
4 Mixed Sets P.Lines G.Bickley
5 Junior Singles L.Hall  
6 Men's Singles Plate J.Elwood K.Measures
SESSION START TIME: 2:30pm
2 Challenger Pairs P.Edwards & R.Edwards S.Humphreys & P.Griffiths
3 Ladies' Singles D.Smith V.Hobart
4 Men's Singles S.Whiting P.Staples
5 Men's Pairs J.Tucker & Keith.Measures I.Mellis & A.Orme

Coaching County of the Year

On 22nd March, the first National “Coach Bowls” Conference took place, which was interesting, challenging and thought provoking.
At the end of the Conference, the first national Coaching Awards were presented.  Surrey won the Coaching County of the Year award as we have one of the largest numbers of Coach Bowls members in England.  We also have one of the largest numbers of Coach Educators and have run more courses than any other County.
 
We also had nominations in the top three for the Young Coach of the Year and for Female Coach of the Year but sadly didn’t win either of those.  We hope to go one step further next year and win both of those awards as well

Donyngs and Just Retirement

This is the video made by Just Retirement which heralds the introduction of our new automatic doors, wheelchair ramps, new wheelchair and TV following their very generous donation to Donyngs. It demonstrates their commitment to their Corporate Social Responsibilities to local communities from which we benefited. It's also an opportunity to see the lucky club members who enjoyed a day at Potters during the World Championships.

Fixtures

DATE OPPOSITION HOME/AWAY TEAM TIME DRESS LEAGUE
Sat 17 November 2018 Denny / Yetton Rd3 Home 4 M L 10:00 W
Sun 18 November 2018 Top Club Rd1 Home 6 R 10:00 W
Sun 18 November 2018 Monotype Home 6 mix 14:00 W
Wed 21 November 2018 Shopland Select Home 6 mix 14:00 W
Thu 22 November 2018 King George Field Away 3 L 10:30 W