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A history of Newquay Indoor Bowling Club

Newquay was the second indoor club to be built in Cornwall, shortly after Bodmin.

The club was built in 1973-74, and was due to the enthusiasm of several member from the outdoor clubs, Newquay Trenance and Newquay West-End.

The building was constructed by Brian Bilkey, who was a member of the West-End Club at the time.

The main instigators were Ernie Tremain, WAG Taylor, WG West, W Ivor Watts, John W Wellington, W Howes and Dudley B Wade. Also involved was Reg Middleton.

The opening of the new club was in 1974, and the money was raised from loans through members, and life memberships of which there are seven alive, and four active today.

The original building consisted of three rinks, but it was decided to increase this to four by extending the building. There have been many alterations inside the main structure.

The present membership is around the 250 mark.

The club has achieved much success over the years in national competitions. There have not been many years in which NIBC has not featured in the national finals.