Club News and Events

February 2024 Open Weekend

2024 Summer Season up and running

Dateline   April 19th, 2024

The Club's summer season gets busier and busier, open more hours a day and with a new Aussie Pairs League.

Pre-COVID, EDIBC was open Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening, that was it. Now, in 2024, the Club is open from 10am to 6pm every weekday, has five very active leagues, two Cygnets sessions and three Organised Open Play sessions - and plans are afoot to open Saturdays, possibly Sundays too.

Post-COVID, we have run a Summer Aussie Pairs competition - including a plate if there are enough entries. This year, we have added a 101-format singles competition for a bit more fun.

Finally, EDIBC is going to venture into the Fantastic Fives national summer competition for the first time.

New Club Manager Jojohn Collins

Club Manager confirmed

Jojohn Collins is confirmed as East Dorset Indoor Bowls Club's first Club Manager, responsible for managing our team of paid and volunteer staff a daunting variety of administrative and development tasks.

He will also be responsible for day-to-day building care and maintenance, and most of the league, competition and membership administration will come under his purview. JJ has the skills to take all this on.

A public school and university education provides the foundation, 16-years of active service as an Army Officer in the Royal Tank Regiment adds team management and leadership skills, as do managerial positions in operations at Amazon, and Health and Safety within the construction sector.A keen sports player, JJ has pledged to become an expert at indoor bowls.

Covid ventilation system

COVID Ventilation

Dateline   August 14th, 2022

East Dorset IBC is justifiably proud of its anti-Covid ventilation installation, amongst the best of any bowls club on the south coast. Today, it has been cleaned and recertified by our maintenance company. Winter ready!

Online bowling system updated!

Dateline   July 31st, 2022

Two new features have been added to the Club's online bowling software top-level menu: Members list and Club info.

Now, Members looking for new team members or competition opponents can get their phone and email details by logging on. Also, Club infor now contains documents such as all the latest newsletters. If you are not familiar with the system, check out: How to use the Bowlr system.

EDIBC appears on TV

Dateline September 1st, 2022

Andy Moon, Sports Reporter for BBC South Today, was interested in how indoor clubs were recovering from the problems of lockdown, one of the places he visited was EastsDorset Indoor Bowls Club.