Club Notices and NEWS 2018


                        TOP CLUB TROPHY

Iford Bridge went down 1-4 in the Top Club Trophy away to Moordown. Well done to Doris Mulcock for winning the Ladies Singles and hard luck to Margaret Crisp and Joe Spicer who lost narrowly 21-22 in a tense and thrilling  Pairs Match.












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It was a tense finish at Iford as we drew 66-66 with Poole Park. Poole skip Derek Hayes drew two with his final  two woods to give both sides a share of the spoils. Iford Bridge A went to Lymington but unfortunately went down 46-80.  




Season  Under Way


The new Bowls Season got under way today ( Saturday 28th April). In The Bournemouth and District Section 3 Iford Bridge took 10 points with a 80 - 67 win against Richmond Park.  In Section 5 Iford went to Fordingbridge and won 53-44.

It may have been the 1st May but it was a very chilly evening as Iford Bridge beat New Milton 66-65 in the New Forest Division 1 and Iford Bridge Tigers beat Southbourne Comets 28-27. Iford Bridge Lions went to Argyll Ospreys and won 45-26. 

On Thursday 3rd our Ladies started their league programme with a 23 - 23 draw at West Moors and in the evening Iford Bridge A beat Waterside 69 - 51.8 . The strange score was the result of a Waterside player being taken ill and we wish him a speedy recovery.


                                                   
CHRISTCHURCH TIMES TROPHY

Saturday 21st April  Iford Bridge travelled to Highcliff to play the 1st Leg of this season's Christchurch Times Trophy. Iford came away with slender 111 to 103 lead to take into the 2nd Leg at Iford in September. It was a lovely afternoon and the game was played in a very friendly spirit. We are grateful to Highcliff for hosting the game and for their wonderful hospitality.



     













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LOOKING FOR A NEW HOBBY?
WANT TO MEET NEW FRIENDS?

WANT TO KEEP FIT?
WANT TO HAVE FUN?
WANT TO TRY SOMETHING NEW?

THEN WHY NOT MAKE 2018 THE YEAR YOU TRY BOWLS.

We at Iford Bridge Bowls Club are always looking for an opportunity to show people how much fun playing bowls can be and how much we enjoy welcoming NEW Members to our Club. So whether you are young or old or somewhere in between, lady or man why not Come and Meet Us So why not pop in and see what Iford Bridge Bowls Club has to offer. There is no obligation whatsoever  so why not come  and enjoy a tea or coffee. Call either our President, Mick on 01202 475613 or our Secretary, Gill on 01425 276820. We'd love to meet you.


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Our President's Day this year will be on Saturday 11th August.  Please keep this date free and come along and support our President, Mick McGing.





Christmas at Iford Bridge 2017
Our Christmas Dinner at the Bates Restaurant 
























WELL DONE





 Well Done and Congratulations to Dot and Mike English on their wonderful efforts to raise £1345 to purchase a Defibrillator for our Club. The money was raised in a number of ways, donations ( and we thank those individuals and companies who have contributed ), raffles and even toy sales. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to someone who is in cardiac arrest. We hope that we never have to use it but it's good to know it's there if the situation arises. So many thanks Dot and Mike for your efforts.

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CONGRATULATIONS



Congratulations to Alan Doughty for receiving an Award for Dedication to Sport in the Borough of Christchurch. Alan received his award from the Mayor of Christchurch, Councillor Nick Geary at a Ceremony at the East Dorset Bowls Club on 24th November. The Award recognises Alan's hard work and dedication over many, many years to both Iford Bridge Bowls Club and East Dorset Bowls Club. Alan is a founder member of Iford Bridge and is still active both playing and working for the Club. Everyone at the Club sends Alan their good wishes on this well deserved award.


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