On 6th October, HIBC celebrated it’s 20th anniversary with a free party night for all bowling members. The Gerry Hattricks provided music and gags and during the interval winners from the last year received their trophies and prizes. Founding director Ian Paddy gave a short speech celebrating the club’s history and achievments including celebrating the Ladies Fours team who are the current British Isles Ladies Fours Champions. One of these team members, Dani Martinson, then paid a very moving tribute back to Ian and her club mates describing the difference the club and sport has made to her.
The club put on a huge buffet to keep the dancers partying through the evening. If you didn’t go, you missed an excellent night all round!
Ian Paddy with three of the British Isles Ladies Fours Champions whom he coached from a young age, from left Dani Martinson, Lydia Cutmore and Katy Baxter. The tray held by Ian is the trophy received by the ladies when they won their title.