ABOUT RBBG RBBG, Rochester Blind Bowling Group, is a gathering of blind & visually impaired bowlers, from in and around the Medway Towns, in Kent. We play for fun, though we like to win - against one another or outside opposition!
There is a graphic description of how blind bowlers are given clear directions to help them bowl accurately (How blind people play the sport of Bowls).
Of course, our members have other interests, including music, art, holidays, visiting interesting places, good food, beer, quizzes ... and much, much more. Below, you will find links to just some of the things we get up to!
NEWS - Rain beats us at Sturdee
Lakeside 2016 - our annual holiday, back to Lakeside
Alison battles to set new Kent record
DOREEN, GOODBYE - We say goodbye to our friend and teammate
Marden - Eight years on - and still a great fixture
SUMMER COMPETITIONS Check out the draws, who will bowl well - Isabella
Williams for the men, the Ladies Shield, (new) and the
John Wadsworth Open
Peter B & Maurice W are crowned Pairs Champions
What a match! Betteshanger v RBBG
Alison is Inspiration - Read how swimming & guide dog, Ed, changed her life
Our Bowling Group, RBBG, Celebrates 25 Years
Maurice presents £900 cheque to RNIB
FINALS DAY 2015 - But who won which of the two trophies?
Alison's Boys - Mum is son proud of her two sons
In the news section, you will find reports on matches, any news items about the club, the members and any interesting things we have been getting up to!
The club has recently 're-branded' and reformed, as RBBG, Rochester Blind Bowling Group, and with our newly adopted shirts, our team members look impressive, as they step onto the green.
BOWLS As the summer season comes to a close, we collect our woods and practise our skills indoors, at Prince Arthur Bowling Club. During this time, we play matches against indoor clubs.
During the summer, we are fortunate in having our very supportive hosts at at Cranborne Bowling Club. It is so valuable to have such a close link between the two clubs. The summer months are the time when we travel across the county to play matches against several clubs, each year.
COMPETITION The club also runs a number of competitions, throughout the year. Under this banner, our bowlers compete for trophies, both indoors and on the green. The Couples Competition takes place indoor, whilst the Isabella Williams and the John Wadsworth competitions are held outdoors - and the prize in each case is a coveted shield.
Each year, our bowlers are invited to take part in the Gravesham Visually Impaired Tournament, for bowlers based in South East England. In 2014, we were proud to see our club's first winner (Marian Russell). We have also entered teams in VI competitions, in Woking and Hastings.
QUIZTIME Our club issues frequent quizzes. When possible, each quiz is posted online. We have produced nearly 50 original and varied quizzes - look for the latest teaser very soon!
THE GALLERY The Gallery provides a chance to view photos of our members in action. You can either watch a Slide Show of all pictures or go to the collection to view individual photos and view enlarged images.
A new departure, in The Gallery, is a page devoted to art based on our bowlers, RBBG Art. Initially, you will see sketches, but later ...
LAST END The Last End, is what it says, a hotch-potch of miscellaneous items, including interest articles - in fact, anything our members would like to add to the website - about bowls or anything else! Appropriate contributions are always welcome.
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