Sleaford bowlers break world record with 60-hour
Six members of Sleaford & District Indoor Bowls Club
(SDIBC) decided to raise money for charity but they wanted to do something
different than the norm. They certainly did that!
L-R is Steve Cambers, Tom Clarke, Jon Shand, Dave
Hocking (club president), Mike Baker, Paul Roberts, Adie Smith
Starting at 8am on the 28th September and finishing
at 8pm on the 30th September, they attempted to break the Guinness world
record for the longest indoor bowls match. They managed to drive through the
pain barrier of sleeplessness and continuous bowling for 60 hours and they
did it! Sleaford Team 60 broke the current world record of 52 hours which
was held by a New Zealand club.
The team wanted to raise awareness of the
sport, the club, and to raise money for charity. Namely Dogstar Foundation,
a charity dedicated to the welfare of animals. The team are also passionate
about improving the facilities for disabled bowlers at the club. Already the
club facilities are good but these guys are aiming for excellence!
Bowling is a sport suitable for all the family – young and old alike. Free
taster sessions are available so you can try before you commit. Free
coaching is also offered. There are ample opportunities for casual and
league bowling during the daytime or eventing – you can be kept as busy as
you want! There are also lockers available at the club plus a licenced bar
and coffee bar.
Thought to be a game for the retired indoor bowls holds
many surprises. Ask your doctor and they will confirm how beneficial the
gentle pace, together with the amble up and down the green, is good for your
cardiovascular system. The game is so flexible and many mobility issues can
be overcome. From bowl lifters to adapted wheelchairs!! The bowl sizes vary
form junior range of wood up to the heavy weights that can be used by an
Newcomers to the sport of indoor bowls are being
given a chance to get a taste of the game. The club is looking to extend its
membership across age groups and everyone is welcome to the open days
courtesy of Specsavers the clubs main sponsor. No experience is necessary.
The next open days are scheduled for the 18th November and the
You can call the club duty manager any day of the week on 01529 413755 for
The Sleaford and District Indoor Bowls Club is located
adjacent to the Sleaford Leisure Centre.
6th November 2017