National Over 60 Inter-Club Double Rink

Durham v Cumbria, Tuesday 9th January 2018, starting at 10.30 am

Durham has won three matches to progress to this 4th round tie. The team comprises 2 rinks playing simultaniously at home and away.

The match is 18 ends or maximum of 3hrs 30mins whichever is the shorter, not including trial ends or extra ends.


31st Dec 2017

National Top Club Competition

Durham 6 pts v 10 pts Gt Aycliffe Sunday 7th Jan 2018 10.00am start.

This was a good close match won by Gt Aycliffe when its last bowl of the contest, a heavy bowl, turned in one of their own to reduce the Durham count from 3 to 1.

Co Durham Seniors 112 v 111 Yorkshire Seniors

Midland Seniors Indoor Bowling League at Durham

Durham Indoor hosted this match on Thursday 4th Jan 2018 at 12.30pm.

Co Durham Seniors current Champions of the MSIBL had a tough match against Yorkshire who are presently leading this year's league table. Durham won by 1 shot after starting the last 2 ends 6 shots adrift.

Durham 13 points, Yorkshire 9.

5th Jan 2018

Liberty Trophy: Inter-County Championship

Result: Durham 107 v 75 Cumbria

Saturday 16 December starting at 12.30pm

There is a great deal of history between these two teams and Durham are still hurting from the last meeting in 2016 when Cumbria crushed them forcing an early concession.

However this time Durham had the advantage of a home tie and were able to select a stronger more balanced team. It showed with an early lead which was extended as the match progressed.

Cumbria were without three of their regular skips and the home side continued to take advantage. With 19 ends left to play the match was conceded with Durham 107 and Cumbria 75.

Next round opponents are Lincolnshire on Sat 13th Jan 2018 at New Earswick IBC, York, starting at 12.00 noon.

16th Dec 2017

Charity Coffee Morning

Northumberland Blood Bike

Last Saturday's Coffee Morning was a great success with £1200 raised and split evenly to benefit both the children's charity Heel & Toe and the Northumbria Blood Bikes.

Thanks to the Club for putting on the event and especially the club's ladies for organising and supporting it.

Members of the club's own 'Uking on Gas' Ukulele Band provided entertainment helping to make it an enjoyable and financial success.

Reminder:The Ladies Christmas Party will be on Friday 15 December 2017 starting at 12.00pm.

14th December 2017

Champion of Champions Success

Anne Bernard

Anne Bernard has qualified for the National Finals stage of this EIBA competition.

After winning all her matches to progress as Champion of Area 2 she played against England International Janice Gower Area 1 winner today at Harrogate for a place in the last 16. Despite trailing,at one stage, 11-18 she fought back to a tight win 21-20.

The Ladies Champion of Champions Final Stages will be held at Warners Leisure Hotels, Hayling Island, Hants from 3rd-4th February 2018.

10th December 2017

EIBA Top Club

Durham v Gt Aycliffe Sunday 7th Jan 2018 10.00am start.

Following a 14-2 win against Hartlepool next round opponents are Gt Aycliffe.

19th Nov 2017

Thrilling Finish to Denny Cup

Today's match against York for a place in the quarter finals of the EIBA National Inter-Club Championship Denny Cup was decided by an extra end.

With the two home rinks winning 56-29 and the two at York losing 26-53 the scores were tied 82-82 and an extra end was required to decide the match.

This was played at York and was an exciting and ultimately disappointing end for Durham.

Final score Durham 82-83 York.

9th Dec 2017

Anna Coulson Trophy Results

Results of the Anna Coulson drawn pairs competition held on Sun 26th Nov 2017

Winners: Jim Taylor & Alan Emmerson, Runners-Up: Mick Barkess & Brenda Dunn, Third: John Deller & Sylvia Briggs, Fourth: Tracy Barkess & Ray Sills

27th Nov 2017

Club 3-2-1 Competition, Sun 19th Nov 2017: Result

Winners: John Quigley, Rae Johnson & Gary R Smith.

Runners-Up: Bill Routledge, George Alderson & Malcolm Robinson

19th Nov 2017

EIBA Over 60 Inter-County Championship

Durham County v Yorkshire Tuesday 21st Nov 2017 12.30am start.

Durham Indoor hosts the home leg of this National Inter-County Competition. It comprises 3 rinks played simultaneously here and at York.

19th Nov 2017

EIBA National Inter-Club Championship

Denny Cup 3rd round v Hartlepool Saturday 18th Nov 2017 Home and Away 10.00am start.Durham 81-77 Hartlepool

Yetton Trophy 2nd round v Cumbria Saturday 18th Nov 2017 Home and Away 10.00am start. Durham 71-73 Cumbria

18th Nov 2017

EIBA National Inter-Club Championship

Denny Cup 2nd round v Darlington Saturday 4th Nov 2017 Home and Away 10.00am start.Durham 97-50 Darlington (home team)

Yetton Trophy 2nd round v The Parks Saturday 4th Nov 2017 Home and Away 10.00am start. Durham 101-72 Darlington

4th Nov 2017

Egham Trophy v West Denton: result

In this 2nd round tie Durham won 90 - 75.

Next round opponents are South Shields on Sunday, 12th November starting at 10.00am.

29th Oct 2017

Notice of The Members Forum

A Members Forum for DIBCAL will be held on Thursday 16th November 2017 at 6.00pm

Both downloads - see below - are Word documents.

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27th Oct 2017

Club Knockout Competitions

The draw for all knockout competitions has been made. These are displayed on the notice board and on this website - see menu 'Club Knockouts'. These tables will be updated as results are known

19th Oct 2017

Egham Trophy v Stanley: result

Durham played Stanley in the first round of this National Mixed competition today with two rinks home and two away

Durham eased ite way into a commanding lead and Stanley conceded with the score standing 91-60.

Next round opponents are West Denton on Sunday, 29th October starting at 10.00am.

15th Oct 2017

Ladies Wanted for Friday 1.00-3.00pm Triples League

League is runnng up to Christmas and comprises 6 teams

Other bowlers are required to join teams and play either regularly or be available when a team is short.

Contact Marian Goodyear 07969644241 or

22nd Sept 2017

Staffing Structure

Computer Repairs

There will be a number of new faces at the club from next Monday 14th August 2017 following resignations and recruitment.

Shelley Clark has been appointed to fill the important new role of General Manager. Shelley is an experienced bowls administrator who brings with her a wealth of knowledge from 10 years as Manager at the Stanley Indoor Club.

The new structure will be:

  • Chief Administrator Rae Johnson
  • General Manager Shelley Clark
  • Assistant Manager Anthony Merton-Smith
  • Reception/Bar Carol Witty
  • Reception Bar Tracey Barkess
  • Reception Bar Steve Krimpen
  • Bar Manager Pat Burn
  • Bar Manager Anthony Merton-Smith
  • Cook/General Assistant Julie Cockburn
  • Hygiene Assistant Melony Laing

7th August 2017

Denny Cup Shirt

Computer Repairs

Here is a first look at a sample of the Club's new shirt which has been designed and made, initially, for use by the members of the Club's Denny Cup team

24th July 2017

Durham IBC Club