Stevenage   Inter - Works   Sports  &  Social    Organisation

The Bowling Green will open from Saturday 20th April.

ALL KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS ARE NOW DRAWN. A PLAY BY DATE HAS BEEN ASSIGNED DUE TO CHAOS LAST YEAR.

THEY AVAILABLE FROM THE SIDE BAR.  16/Apr/2019

What is S.I.W.S.S.O ?

We are twenty lawn bowling teams of up to ten players in two leagues, playing weekday evenings at 6pm from the 1st May to 1st September.  All members compete in League Matches, Team Knockouts (K/O's), Triples K/O's, Doubles K/O's, Mixed Pairs K/O's, and Single Player K/O's.  We have the largest  membership in Hertfordshire of over 200 players, with a large number of supporters & spectators.  As it's played after work, there is a casual & relaxed atmosphere, there is no need to play in whites & greys, just a pair of flat soled shoes is required.  We play at King George V  "Stevenage Town Bowls Club" (Top rink only).  The bar is also open most evenings during bowling for the refreshment of players & spectators (hic).

The S.I.W.S.S.O LAWN  BOWLING LEAGUE was first contested in 1954 & team knockouts from 1956.

For more in depth history of SIWSSO Click Here.

And finally a message from Paul Jaques, S.I.W.S.S.O. Secretary & Treasurer.

I have been your Secretary & Treasurer since 2008.  At that AGM Greg Warman decided to step down and a suitable replacement was sought from the membership.  Jim Winters (bless him) stated that as I had retired in 2007 and had sweet F.A. to do I would make an excellent replacement.  It didn’t take the room long to agree that was a good idea (milliseconds) and the rest is history.

Over the last ten years we have seen many changes and improvements to the league, and have grow from 12 teams to 20 teams playing in two divisions, with over 200 members.

Teams that have come and gone include Stevenage Police, Plankton Factors, Green Rovers (Buses), Bright Sparks (Electricity Board), Marquis of Lorne, Postels, (GPO), Jackasses, Grasshoppers, John Lewis, Esa, &  Astronuts ( Astrium/Airbus) to name just a few.  Since 1954 most of the industry teams have gone and been taken over by pub & club teams.

We now hire 3 rinks to facilitate all the league and competitions that we play.  The cost to hire a rink in 2008 was £844, the cost this season will be £1206, an increase per year of just under 3%, which is still pretty good value.

The hardest part of the job in the early days was preparing the fixtures and competitions, so I am forever grateful to Loz for joining the team and computerising that side of the job.

Loz is also the brains behind the fantastic Web Site we have which has enabled us to communicate to you all.

Enjoy your bowling and have a great season.

Paul. J

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TOTAL 2018 WAS 2600 VISITS

TOTAL 2017 WAS 2110 VISITS

TOTAL 2016 WAS 2100 VISITS

TOTAL 2015 WAS 3200 VISITS