Manchester LBC

 55 Biggs Drive,  Riverview N.B.   E1B-3Y8 

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Spring Meeting 2016

Posted by springhiler on May 22, 2016 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Spring Meeting of Manchester LBC will be held on Tuesday May 24 at 6:30.  All members welcome. 

Dieppe 55+ Bowls

Posted by springhiler on July 4, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

2015 Club Coaching

Posted by springhiler on May 30, 2015 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

        2015 Club Coaching - WorkShops

Wednesday May 27 saw the start of Coaching and Workshops for 2015. The subject was "LEAD AWARENESS" and and exercise on Visual Jack size and Leads placement of the Mat and Skips expectation of the lead's bowling ability. Following an exercise on  "Finding your Natural Distances" it was  discovered by the member, that their "Backhand" Natural Distance was greater by 3 feet. The coaching was finished with a few examples of "Adding on" Weights and "Taking off" weights. The Workshop was started with only three greens of Draw performances. (Jack behind Jack, Jack in Front (12" to 18") and Drawing to Point Circle with Blocks). Session started at 6:30 and Finished at  8:30 with 2 participants.

As the Club is in an unofficial Recuitment Period until June 6th, all new members will be coached on Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Clubhouse Greens starting June 3rd, unless rain or other cancellation notice.  Older members are welcome to the 5 week introduction Course.

1 - Learn to Bowl     2 - Line  Methods and Balance   3 - Delivery Weight and NDist

4 - Jack Throw and Leads' Draw and      5 - Game Play and Rules.

Workshops which will be 5  or 6 greens prepared for exercises will be in the Wednesday Afternoon 3pm to 5pm and left for 6:30 pm members wanting to try the exercise trials.

Workshop Schedule   -  Wed 3rd June  -  Draws and Pointing Circle   - Wed 10th June - Working Ridges and Draws   - Wed 17th June - Mat Movement   Wed 24th June no workshop as Reserved ( 55+ Dieppe Lawn Bowls)  - Wed 31 June  Lead and Skip Communication & Bowl Placement                                   

Submitted by John Tupper May 30th

Manchester LBC Up & Running

Posted by springhiler on July 14, 2013 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Clubhouse installed, A bit of Landscape done, Outside balcony and Greens keeper's ramp builded and the club inside receiving visitors. (50 or more over the last week). The First weeks of Manchester LBC saw a "Sunfest"  invitation to the public, with Youth learning to Bowl.  A major promotion  of Bowls of 30 plus participants was probably the club's "Open House" and now two major Provincial activities have finished.


   The Interclub of 10 teams from all over the province saw great greens, a kitchen staff greeting and fine weather as did the Provincial Senior Playdown last Saturday.  Now, after all the work by a few club executives, everything can go on by its self.  Although we expect workers for volunteer, we all feel the need for a break. Thank you Dave, John, Richard, Linda,Betty, Ed,Ron, Jerry and town of Riverview staff who for the last month have been so occupied with the installation. jjt

Out with the OLD - In with the NEW

Posted by springhiler on April 17, 2013 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (1)

             Today, April 16, 2013 we have began to destroy the old Clubhouse in preparation for the Town of Riverview to move the "Tourist Bureau" onto the site as a new and larger clubhouse. 

          Thanks, must be extended to those who over the past several years, have worked to advance this dossier. Although it took time for a decision, several Manchester LBC member were always pushing for this successful decision.   

         Before the Manchester LBC can receive the tourist bureau as a clubhouse; the removal of the present building will be necessary. The club members and friends will do a lot of this work.

           A decision  to recover part of the old clubhouse, which will be used as a  Bowls and Equipment Storage Building was made by Greenskeeper, Richard, and club President, Dave.

           Today, the work was started  to removing the ceiling and walls of the section to be destroyed. Also work to prepare and save the newest section (large bay window area added in the 90's) was started by the building being cut into two parts. 

            This part of the Clubhouse, which will be saved, will be closed with a wall; Then it  will be moved to the far left corner  of the club area. Then after destruction and removal  of the old clubhouse,  the new "Tourist Bureau" Clubhouse can be moved onto the present building's location.  Probably late may or early June.

 Everything is hoped to be in place by mid to late May. 

             Secretary 2012 - 2013   J. Tupper