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This page is for general current club news and latest information, to be refreshed as it arises.
Items which are replaced but continue to bear relevance will be moved to the archive at the foot
of the page. For specific information regarding the club and its operations, such as Club
Competitions, Officers, Leagues, Roll-Ups etc., please see the relevant pages.

NEW CATERER

K & B Catering are now running the restaurant - Welcome!
The Sunday carvery is back! More information HERE

GENERAL NEWS & INFORMATION
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~ CLUBMARK ACCREDITATION FOR RUSHDEN TOWN BC ~
Rushden Town BC was pleased to announce that it had secured ‘Clubmark’ accreditation from the 16th October, 2017.
At 6 p.m. on Thursday, 30th November 2017 the Certificate in recognition was presented to the Club President,
Hubert Dickens, by Felicity Howlett of Northamptonshire Sport, who was accompanied by Alex Le Guevel,
Lecturer in Sport for SCL Education Group, who was responsible for the assessment.
Rushden is only the second club in the County to have this accreditation, following Wellingborough BC,
and these join just 22 Bowls Clubs in the country to be so recognised.

The occasion was marked by the attendance of Her Worship the Mayor of Rushden, Councillor Barbara Jenney,
and her consort, husband David Jenney, and in her comments after the certificate had been presented
Mrs Jenney spoke highly of the value of the Club to the Community of Rushden Town Bowling Club.

Felicity, before making the presentation to Club President Hubert Dickens, referred to the great efforts that the
Club had to put in to get the accreditation, for ‘Clubmark’ is the only National cross-sports (not just bowls) quality accreditation scheme for Clubs with Junior Sections, and it is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.
Club member Brian Langton, who was principally responsible for leading the efforts to secure ‘Clubmark’
made a short speech in which he gave credit to all those who had worked on the scheme on behalf of the Club.
As a matter of interest for our Bowls Clubs in the County, accreditation means that there are many benefits for Clubs,
in addition to the principles contained within it,including discounted rates for attendance at Sports Partnership
courses covering such subjects as - ‘Sports First Aid’, ‘Equity in Coaching’, ‘Coaching the Disabled’,
‘Recruiting new Volunteers’, ‘Attracting new Sponsorship’, ‘Marketing your Sport’, ‘Web Design’, etc.

Further information on how to achieve accreditation is available via ‘Northamptonshire Sport’, ‘English Indoor Bowling Association’ and ‘Bowls England’. Well done and congratulations to all at Rushden for achieving this accreditation!
Photos from the presentation are now on the Photo Gallery page.

~ EGHAM TROPHY ~
Rushden were knocked out in the second round by Bedford Borough on Sunday
29th October by a narrow 7 shot margin, 74 - 81. Boo-Hoo.

~ EGHAM TROPHY ~
Congratulations to Rushden's victorious bowlers for their first round defeat of Kempston IBC by a narrow 8 shots
on Sunday 15th October. With 2 x 50/50 mixed rinks both home and away the match was close all the way through. Each side had a heavy winning rink and the stars of the show at home for Rushden's best rink were Lynda Parsons, Robina Richards, Eric Miskowicz and Malcolm Keeling whose considerable win was a major factor in Rushden's
91 - 83 triumph. Rushden now play Bedford Borough in the second round on Sunday 29th October, good luck!

~ TIPLER SUMMER TRIPLES LEAGUE : CHAMPIONS !! ~
CONGRATULATIONS TO ... ..
Tipler Triples League Division A WINNERS : RUSHDEN A
Tipler Trophy Runners - Up : Adam Pitfield - Roy Cave - Nathan Betts (Rushden A)
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Tipler Triples League Division B WINNERS : NEW ORDER (Rushden)
Tipler Trophy Runners - Up : Sue Hinkley - Karen Lievesley - Rob Hinkley (Fast Lane, Rushden)
A couple of piccies coming soon on the photo gallery page ... ..

~ BURTON LATIMER GALA DAY : CHAMPIONS !! ~
Super back-slappy clappings and congratulations to Rushden's very own 'Whizz-Bang Gallumbits' team who
victoriously stomped all the way to the System Contracts UK sponsored Burton Latimer Gala Day winners' post on Sunday August 20th, beating a team from Desborough 7 - 6 in the final on the last wood of the match.
Very well you bowled : Denise Nason, Paul Munday, Richard Harding & Nik Puryer.
Well bowled also and hard luck to Rushden's 2 other team representatives on the day, featuring 6 of our Ladies:
"It's Raining Men" - Sandra Radburn, Sue Ellerby, Pet Winyard & Pam Sallaway
"Over The Top Undies" - Malcolm White, Maria Leigh, Rita White & Terry Leigh
Many thanks to Phil Exley, Ray, Cathy and Emma Gray and all other helpers and volunteers at Burton who flawlessly organised and managed a marvellous day's fun bowling with all of its provisions - THANK YOU!!
1 photo on the Gallery page HERE

~ E.T. DOUBLE RINKS : CHAMPIONS !! ~
SUPER CONGRATULATIONS to all of our players involved with Rushden A's victorious adventure in this
year's Evening Telegraph double rinks competition, going 2 steps further than last year's semi-final exit.
The Finals weekend culminated on Sunday August 6th with a morning semi-final win by a single shot over Wellingborough followed by a firm win in the afternoon final over 'The Way We Roll' from hosts Kettering Lodge.
Game/player details are on the County Comps page. Well Bowled Everyone !! 2 photos on the Gallery page HERE

~ BOND CUP ~
Victory for the visitors as Higham Town BC reclaimed the Bond Cup filched by Rushden at Higham last year,
but Club Outdoor Champion Mick Corbyn retained the Don Freeman Bowl to follow Nathan Betts' win last year.
And oh what a miserably soggy evening it was! The rain on July 28th's Friday evening was pretty much constant to varying degrees and forced one mass player disappearance before thankfully lightening up to a tolerable drizzle and
the match was at least completed. Higham took an early comfortable lead on one rink while the others remained pretty close and so they remained throughout - that rink proving the overall difference as Rushden lost 59 - 78, winning 1 rink, losing 3 and drawing 1. The Champion Singles match for the Don Freeman Bowl was an exceedingly narrow affair with both Mick Corbyn and Steve Norman playing well and matching each other from start to finish despite the awful conditions. At 19 - 19 with Mick holding shot Steve's last wood was heading in to steal but unfortunately just caught
one of Mick's other woods and nudged it in for a second to give him a 21 - 19 victory. Well bowled to everyone who stayed the rain and here's to hopefully better conditions next year at Higham. 2 photos on the Gallery page HERE

~ PRESIDENT'S DAY ~
President Hubert Dickens' third outing was another lovely day, the updated President's Day page is HERE

~ E.T. DOUBLE - RINK HOTSHOTS ~
Congratulations to our most recent HOT-shotters -
Chris Wilson, Nik Puryer, Mick Corbyn & John Streather
who scored their perfect 8 in an Evening Telegraph double rink match at Burton Latimer.
!! WELL BOWLED LADDIES !!

~ NENE VALLEY TROPHY SUPER WHITEWASH ~
Super congratulations and very well bowled to our Rushden Team, beating our Wellingborough friends
by nearly 100 shots 139 - 46 over 5 rinks to win the Trophy. Fantastic result !!

~ RIP - Val McKilbride ~
We regret to announce the passing of Val McKilbride on Sunday 3oth April.
Funeral on Friday May 26th Wellingborough Cremoturium at 12.00.
All invited back to Irchester Bowling Club.

~ Brian Langton - Vacancies ~
Brian has announced his intention to stand down at the end of the current outdoor season from his two roles as Safeguarding Officer and Outdoor Fixtures Secretary. The Club would like to thank Brian very much for his effort
and committment to the club and its members. Applications are invited from potential successors.
For more information plesase see the site notice boards.

~ REBELS Tour March 2018 ~
Bournemouth here we come - lock up your jacks!
There is a list up in the club for provisional names to gauge interest in next year's tour and aid organisation,
please add your name if you're interested, the notice is also available to view on the site notice boards.

~ MOBILE PHONES ~
A new notice has been posted reminding all members to respect their club colleagues and show consideration
by turning their mobile phones off or not bringing them to the rink during play. Any breaches should be
reported to the Executive Committee.

~ CLEANER REQUIRED ~
All weekdays + Saturday or Sunday : 07:30 - 09:30 : please contact the office for more details.

~ RTIBC FACEBOOK GROUP ~
One of our bowlers has started a Facebook Group - just log in & search for 'Rushden Town Indoor Bowling Club'.