About the Club

Hornsea and District Indoor Bowls Club (known as Hornsea IBC) is one of the top sports clubs in Yorkshire. The refurbished bowls hall offers an international standard playing surface while the light and airy club room boasts a well stocked bar with meals and snacks served throughout the day.  The club hosts numerous bowls and community events and functions. Opened in 1998, the club welcomes members old and new for bowls (league and social), dancing, bridge, functions, dining, music & social nights and much more.


We have a team of staff ready to make you feel welcome lead by club manager Tracy Blackmore. In the office you will find Claudia and Rose  sorting out your bowls matches, function bookings and all the things that “just happen”. In the bar and servery area you will find Carol and Linda (and sometimes the office team ladies) providing teas, coffees, sandwiches, bar drinks & snacks and light meals through the week with our famous Sunday carvery to end the week. The club is proud of its reputation for good value quality Sunday lunches, buffets, wedding breakfasts and bar meals which are provided by chef Sophie. We also have Lydia, Harry, Hannah and Holly helping at functions and weekends.


Hornsea IBC is fortunate to have some excellent coaches at the club lead by Yorkshire County Coach Ian Paddy who has recently been involved in producing a full training scheme to develop the skills of the sport’s own coaches. Any individual or club interested in this course can contact Ian through the club on 01964 537776.

In addition we have several other coaches, all trained by Ian but who have a range of experience. All coaches are volunteers and run regular coaching sessions each week usually at 9am though evening sessions are sometimes arranged. Please call the club to check days/dates and to book your place.

Bowls Committee

The Bowls Committee co-ordinate the leagues, competitions, friendly matches and all other bowling related matters. They consider proposals for rule changes and handle any disputes on bowling matters. Current committee members are:  Mark Goodfellow (Men’s Captain), Sylvia Charter (Ladies’ Captain), Sylvia Dunn (Club Captain), Steve Stoakes (Competitions Secretary), Neil Gabriel (League Secretary), Dianne Gabriel (Minues Secretary), Bridget Lee and Margaret Ginnelly (league representatives).

Board of Directors

Hornsea and District Indoor Bowls Club (known as Hornsea Indoor bowls Club or Hornsea IBC) is run by Hornsea and District Indoor Bowls Club Limited, a company registered in England and Wales as Company Number 03524099. This is company limited by guarantee and is owned by the members as a non-profit making community club.  This means that the club has a Board of (voluntary) non- executive directors who are answerable to the members as they oversee the assets of the club, its management and finances. Current directors are Jim Whitchurch, Jon Edkin and John Curtis.

The registered office address of the Company and location of the club is Hornsea and District Indoor Bowls Club Limited, Atwick Road, Hornsea, East Yorkshire, HU18 1EL.