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Over Indoor Carpet Bowls Club

The club was formed in 1995 when a group of players left the Rampton Club to form a new club. The only village that had suitable premises was Over.

We started off with 9 players, enough to form one team in the league. Over the years the numbers have fluctuated between 9 and 27, and we currently have 17 players that enables us to keep two teams in the first division of the East Cambridgeshire Area league.

The club plays in red and black diagonal stripe shirts with black trousers and jumpers. These colours have become very familiar where carpet bowls is played. Over the past 10 years the club has become one of the top 3 clubs in Cambridgeshire. And has Cambridgeshire is recognised as the top county in the country that puts the club up among the best clubs nationwide.

We currently have 5 players in the Cambridgeshire County Team that won the Eastern Counties and National league titles in November 2004, that team also won the National 4s title in November 2004. Ian Blunsten won the English Pairs Championship with Kelly Blunsten in March 2005.

Last year the club finished 3rd and 5th in the league that was not good when compared with past years. The club has reorganised the teams for the coming league season and we hope to improve on last year.

Club nights are on Thursdays in the Church Hall at 7.45pm. We are looking for new members all the time. We do not expect new members give the commitment required when playing in the league or in the open competitions on Sundays straightaway. It is up to every member how much or how little he or she plays. Some members will only want to play for fun on the Thursday nights; others will want to play in the open competitions or the league. Some will want to be involved in everything; it is up to individuals what they do.

After an initial number of free weeks, members pay 1.50 a night to cover the costs of hiring the hall and refreshments. Unlike some bowls we supply all of the equipment that is needed. You do not need special clothing or shoes. The only time a member needs special clothing is when they represent the club in a competition when it is a requirement. That consists of the club colours and black trousers. No special shoes are required. There is no age limits. We have members in the age groups from 30 to 70. Bowls is not just for people over the age of 50; in fact younger players are appearing all the time. Some as young as 12 years old.

 


For more information either contact Tony Husbands Tel:01954 230490 or Laurence Pullar 01954 201228 or E-Mail

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