Taff Ely Indoor Bowls Centre

Taff Ely Indoor Bowls Centre

News updates

Please let us know about anything regarding our Indoor Bowls Club, or other interesting information for our weekly updates. Also, please let your family and friends know about our new web site, and help create the interest in the surrounding areas. The Taff Ely Club are always on the lookout for new players, so if you know anyone who may be interested, please encourage them to come and see our Stadium. Thank you.

Our phone number is 01443 491952.


The club AGM has been suspended

until further notice 


The opening hours will be 
12 - 2pm
  5 - 7pm

If this is not convenient then please let us know and we can make personal arrangements. 

Stay safe ����
The bowls club will be open on Wednesday 18 March if anyone needs to collect personal items / bowls etc. 

The opening hours will be 
12 - 2pm
  5 - 7pm

If this is not convenient then please let us know and we can make personal arrangements. 

Stay safe ����

Thursday 25 June: Alan Malkin has asked me to put a message on our Taff Ely webpage. Alan and his family want to thank everyone for their condolences, sympathy cards, donations and overwhelming support after Brenda's sad death.  It was lovely to see everyone turnout for Brenda's funeral yesterday, it was a great comfort for him and his family. Thank you all again, from us all.

 Thursday 25 June: Alan Malkin has asked me to put a message on our Taff Ely webpage. Alan and his family want to thank everyone for their condolences, sympathy cards, donations and overwhelming support after Brenda's sad death.  It was lovely to see everyone turnout for Brenda's funeral yesterday, it was a great comfort for him and his family. Thank you all again.

Saturday 20 June:  Good afternoon everyone, I have an update about Brenda Malkin's funeral from Carol Morton. They will be leaving the house on Wednesday 24th June at 13.55, and the service will be at 14.15 at the Glyn Taf Crematorium.  As you all know, there will be a limited number allowed at Brenda's funeral, so for those who want to pay their respects, you can stand at their home at 17, Hollybush Terrace, Tonteg, or, you can stand outside the crematorium, either on the road approach or outside the Crem itself if allowed. You will all have to adhere to local social distancing rules. Thank you.  Colin.

Wednesday 15 April:  It's with great sadness that our President Dave Evans passed away in the night. I have no details as yet, but his daughter phoned Lorraine Bailyes earlier this morning to let us know. Our thoughts and prayers, are with Maureen and her family at this sad time. When we hear anything else, we will let you all know.

Monday 16 March (6pm):  Following the Governments advice this afternoon, on restricting social gatherings and visiting clubs, the committee decided it was in everyone's best interest to close the club for the rest of the season.  All remaining league fixtures, club finals, TVR matches are stopped.  The AGM will be rescheduled for (hopefully) September.  The finals will be played at the earliest opportunity in the new season, and the committee will no doubt make a decision about outstanding league payouts during the summer months.  Arrangements will be made for members to collect any personal items from the club in due course.  Thank you for your understanding, but most of all BE SAFE.  

Wednesday 4 March:  TVR game played earlier this afternoon. A closely fought game across all four rinks, with Taff Ely having the lead for the best part of the match. However the home team came strong towards the end and won on three rinks to our one. Result Pontardawe 10 - 2 Taff Ely (63-54).  We can no longer win this league this year and it's even going to be a battle to finish 2nd.  Well done and thank you to those who played today.  Two more TVR fixtures remain:  Wed 25 March away at Ogwr.  Wed 8 April home vs Cynon Valley.

Wednesday 26 February:  Our TVR team lost at Merthyr Tydfil today 10-2.  Details on TVR page 

Wednesday 19 February:  Unfortunately our O'60s lost their QF match against Sully this afternoon (played at Llanelli IBC), by 14 shots with 2 winning rinks per side! 

Sunday 16 February:  Due to Pontypridd being in the centre of a RED ALERT weather warning, the club will be closed this evening. All teams will be awarded 1 point each.

Wednesday 12 February:  We lost our home TVR game against Pontardawe by just 6 shots (58-64), which equates to 4-8 in points. ��. Good effort everyone

Monday 10 February:  Our Over 60's Championship East match vs Sully has now been moved back a day to Wednesday 19 February (due to funerals at Sully).  This is a directive from the WIBA.  As a consequence our TVR home match against Cynon Valley on 19 February will also have to be moved (to Wed 8 April).

Wednesday 29 January:  Today Taff Ely played their last Over 60's Championship East match, against Radnor. We won on all four rinks. Score was 14 points to nil, and 106 shots to 57. Well done all. Our reward is a quarter final match against Sully, at Llanelli on Tuesday 18th February with a 2pm start. Good luck boys.

Sunday 26 January: Today our Ladies DJ League team won their final league match, away at Cardiff 0-8  (15-21, 9-31).  This means they are now in the National Final once again.  It will be played on Saturday 21 Match.  Venue and opposition to be confirmed.  Well done Ladies.

Wednesday 15 January: This afternoon, Taff Ely supplied a rink to play for WIBA President Mike Doody against a Cardiff select side at Sophia Gardens. The rink was Mark Thomas, Colin Jones, Mark Saunders and skip Adrian Dash. We played a rink from Llantrisant, and won by 31 shots to 11. It was the best winning rink for the Presidents team, and Mike Doody presented us with a memorable prize of a slate coaster, a special coin and monogramed pen. All were inscribed with Mike's Presidenal WIBA design. Cardiff put on a lovely buffet, and there was a draw for charity. This season's charity was for the Air Ambulance for Children, one of Mike's deserving causes and £75 was raised. A good afternoon of bowling, and good company as well. And a big thank you to Cardiff IBC for hosting the event. 

Saturday 11 January:   The result from today's Championship East match against Sully, was a win for Sully. The score was 3 points to 19, and 124 shots to 131. A closer game than scores suggest, with us having a winning rink skipped by Brian Stock and a drawn rink skipped by Mike Smith. We were 10 shots down from our morning session, but our afternoon rinks did very well. Two rinks coming from behind, one with a draw for Mike's rink (21 each) and Ian Randell rink missing out by 1 shot. Brian's rink winning 23 to 19. Well done everyone. 

Wednesday 18 December:  TVR League.  Taff Ely 3 - 9 Merthyr Tydfil (57-69).  A good effort from everyone today, against a formiddable looking Merthyr side.

Sunday 10 November:  Taff Ely played Radnor yesterday, in a WIBA Club Championship match. Taff Ely won by 18 points to 4, and 114 shots to 99:

Adrian Dash 21 v 12 James Wason 19 v 13

Alan Malkin 28 v 8 Mike Smith 24 v 15

Ian Randell 11 v 28  Lee Bridge 11 v 23

Well done everyone, in a very good home win. 

Thursday 7 November:  Over 60's Championship 6th November:

Sophia 66 v 82 Taff Ely.  12 points to 2 win for Taff Ely.  

Reg Rand 19 v 17  Adrian Dash 19 v 14

Mark Saunders 28 v 14 Alan Malkin 16 v 21

Thursday 31 October -  Our team to play away against Sophia is in Men's Team Selection.  It is a WIBA Over 60's Championship match. It's a 2pm start, and dress code is whites

Saturday 26 October - Updated league tables now published 

Monday 21 October - Team slection for Wednesday's Over 60's home game can be viewed here

Saturday 21 October:  Taff Ely had a difficult match today, away against Sully in the Club Championship.  We were well beaten, and lost on all 6 rinks. The score was 0 points to 22, and 92 shots to 151. Rink results on Men's Team page.

Friday 18 October: The team for tomorrows game away at Sully can be found on the Men's Team Selection page. 

Tuesday 15 October: A new (old) photograph has recently come to light of the club in its' former days as an Old Goods Yard.  This can be seen on our 'History' page.

Sunday 13 October:  TVR game this Wednesday has to be postponed.  Ogwr can't raise a team! 

Saturday 12 October:  Excellent result against Rhondda today. 130-130 (9-13 to them) 

Thursday 11 October:  All members are reminded of the WIBA ruling that shorts are NOT premitted during any WIBA League or Competition match.  Your co-operation is appreciated. 

Thursday 11 October: Congratulations to the TVR League team on winning thier 1st game of the season, 4-8 away at Cynon Valley 

Wednesday 18 September:  Team 3 have withdrawn from the Sunday evning league... 

Wednesday 11 September:  All the new league fixtures have now been published, use the menu on the left to navigate there... 

Wednesday 14 August: Ladies DJ League fixtures now in Ladies Section 

Monday 8 July:  All WIBA External and Taff Vale Railway League fixtures are now on the website in their respective sections. 

Sunday 7 April: We had a visit this afternoon from the WIBA President, Mr Peter Groom, who came to watch our Fours Final.  Photos can be viewed in the 2018/19 Photos section.  Congratulations to Simon, Ken, Howard & Lee in winning the final.

Sunday 7 April: Huge Congratulations to our Ladies today, who won the WELSH DJ LEAGUE FINAL, beating Earlswood (at Merthyr Tydfil).  Photo in Ladies Bowls.

Thursday 4 April:  Our Ladies play in the Final of the DJ League, this Sunday.  Their opponents are Earlswood and is being played at Merthyr Tydfil, starting at 10am.  Your support will be welcomed.

Saturday 30 March:  Taff Ely IBC are the League winners in the inaugural year of this competition.  Although they tied on points with Ogwr, Taff Ely  attained +82 shots over their nearest rivals, and the league decider went down to the final game. Thank you to all who took part in making this league work this year, and let's hope it can go onto bigger and better things in the years to come... TVR

Wednesday 27 March:  Our final TVR match of the season saw us contine our fine form with a 4-8 away win at Pontardawe.  The title decider will be played on Saturday between Ogwr v Pontardawe, and if the away team score any points then we will win the league!!  

Wednesday 13 March:  A great result in our final TVR home game, 12-0 against Merthyr Tydfil.  Well played everyone.  Just the one away game remaining at Pontardawe on 27 March

Thurday 7 March:  The teams for the TVR game on Wednesday have been selected, and can be viewed here 

Wednesday 6 March: A good home win today in the TVR League, winning 10-2 against Pontardawe.  Details can be found here 

Monday 18 February:  The game this Wednesday against Pontardawe has been postponed until further notice.  Thank you for your understanding. 

Saturday 16 February:  Big congratulations to our Ladies team today who travelled to Newport for their final DJ League game of the season, a game they needed to win.  I am pleased to say they won on both rinks, 34 - 49, meaning they win their league and will now play Earlswood Ladies in the final, at Merthyr Tydfil, on Sunday 7 April, starting at 10am.

Wednesday 13 February:  An excellent result away today in the TVR League, a 4-8         (44 - 78) win over Merthyr Tydfil.  Well played everyone. TVR League

Tuesday 12th February: Gordon Harry's funeral will be on Monday 25th Feb at Coity Crem Bridgend at 12.pm. His family invite you for refreshments at Pontyclun Althetic Bowls Club after his funeral, to celebrate Gordon's life.

Monday 11 February:  The teams for the TVR game on Wednesday have been selected, and can be viewed here 

Saturday 9 February:  An excellent result at home today in the TVR League, a 12-0      (101-47) win over Cynon Valley.   There is a good chance that our next game could be away at Merthyr on Wednesday 13 February (if both sides can raise a team), otherwise it is away at Pontardawe on Wednesday 20 February   

Monday 4 February:  The teams for the TVR game on Saturday have been selected, and can be viewed here 

Thursday 31 January:  The club will CLOSED Thursday evening, and Friday morning, due to potentially bad weather. 

Wednesday 30 January:  We managed a 6-6 draw away today at Ogwr in the TVR League.   Although we only won on one rink, two other rinks only lost by 1 shot in a nail biting climax to the game which saw us win the match by just 5 shots.  TVR League.  Well done and thank you to all those who played.  There are two more of these friendly league fixtures coming up next month, so please watch the boards for availability sheets. 

Wednesday 30th January: The team to play Newport away, in our last Over 60's Championship East match this Saturday is detailed in the Team Selection section.  

Tuesday 29 January:  The team to play Ogwr away in the TVR League, on Wednesday 30 January, has been selected and can be viewed on our Fb page, or here

Saturday 26th January: Taff Ely lost their last Club Championship East match, away against Sully. Rink players and scores, can be found in our Team Selection section. 

Wednesday 23rd January: The men's team to play Sully away, in our last Club Championship East match can be found in the Men's Team Selection section.  

Wednesday 16th January: Taff Ely lost their Over 60's Championship East match away against Cardiff. See team and rink scores in our Team Selection section.  Updated fixtures list here  

Monday 14th January: The team to play Cardiff away in an Over 60's Championship East match (Wednesday 16th January) has been selected, and can be found in the Men's Team Selection section. Good luck all.  

Friday 4 January:   Congratulations to Maggie Smith & Howard Pullin who today became the Mixed Pairs Champions for 2019, beating Sandie & Dave Bartlett in a closely fought contest.

Thursday 20 December:  The latest club league tables (14 December) are now published, as are the Mixed Pairs Competitions, to be found on their respective club pages.... 

Saturday 15th December: Taff Ely lost their Club Championship East match away against Rhondda. Check rink and match scores, in our Men's Team Selection section.  

Taff Ely Ladies won their DJ match vs Merthyr Ladies on both rinks (scores to follow).  One of our Ladies, Sue Pitt, took a tumble (shoulder) and ended up in A&E.  More details when known. 

Tuesday 11 December:  The first Ladies DJ League competion is being played at home (10am) on Saturday 15 December,  the teams selected can be viewed in Ladies Bowls.  Please come along and givethem your valued support. 

The Men's Team Selection has been made, and posted on our notice board, and in our Team Selection section.    

Sunday 9th December: Taff Ely lost their home KO cup match against Rhondda. Please see the Men's Team Selection section for more details.

Thursday 6th December: The team to play in the WIBA KO Cup at home against Rhondda, has been selected and posted. Good luck.   

Sunday 2nd December: Taff Ely lost their WIBA Club Championship East match against Radnor, yesterday 1st December. The score was 6 points to 16, and 115 shots to 130. The details can be found in the Team Selection section. 

Thursday 29 November:  Team selection for saturday is now under Men's Team Selection 

Sunday 25 November   The funeral of the late, great Aldwyn David will be taking place on Wednesday 28 November, at 10.30am, at Glyntaff Crematorium, followed by refreshments at Llantwit Fardre  Sports Club.

As a consequence the TVR League fixture away ay Merthyr Tydfil that afternoon has been postponed. 

Wednesday 7th November: Taff Ely won their Over 60's Championship East match today, against Sophia Gardens by 14 points to nil, and by 124 shots to 41.The details can be found in our Men's Team Selection section.

Our team to play Ogwr away in a Club Championship East match, this Saturday the 10th November, has been posted in the Men's Team Selection section, and can also be found on our Facebook page.  

Friday 2nd November: The team to play Sophia Gardens next Wednesday 7th November, in an Over 60's Championship East match has been posted. Check out the Men's Team Selection section. Good luck.  

Wednesday 31st October: Taff Ely played away against Caerphilly today, winning by 14 points to nil and 105 shots to 56. Full details can be found in our Men's Team Selection section.  

Saturday 27th October: Taff Ely played Rhondda today, losing by 4 points to 18, and by 101 shots to 143. Full details can be found in our Men's Team Selection section. 

Thursday 25th October: The team to play away against Caerphilly next Wednesday, the 31st October in an Over 60's Championship East match has been posted. The match is being played at the Islwyn IBC stadium.  Please check our Team Selection section for more details. 

Wednesday 24th October: The Men's team to play at home against the Rhondda this Saturday, has been made and posted. Good luck boys. Please check out the Mens Team Selection section for details.

This afternoon the 24th October, a rink from Taff Ely were asked to play in the WIBA Presidents match away against Cynon Valley in Mountain Ash. Peter Groom of Ogwr, who is the current President, asked us to put a rink in personally, in aid of his charity Prostrate Cancer. The rink was Colin Jones, Gerry Edwards, Rob Richards and skip Adrian Dash. We won our game by 28 shots to 10, and Peter's team won the match without losing a rink. As reward for the best winning rink, Peter presented the four Taff Ely players with a wallet to mark the occasion. The whole afternoon was played in great spirit by all. Peter has other matches lined up, and has asked us if we could supply a rink again, which said we would. ����

Sunday 21st October:  Hi all, as you know Taff Ely have played Radnor recently in the Over 60's and Club Championship matches. I will update our results and tables shortly. Anyway, we lost the Over 60's by 69 shots to 88 away, having won two rinks each with a score of 4 points to 10. We had better luck in the Club Championship, that was played at Taff Ely. We won by 166 shots to 79, and by 22 points to nil. Two very good performances by Taff Ely.  

Thursday 18 October:  Eagle eyed visitors to the club would have noticed that some of our Honours Boards, and photographs have been taken down.  This is because the committee have decided to have a little tidy up and update some of these items.  Watch this space(s)!!

Sunday 14 October:  This seasons first publicised internal league tables have now been produced.  See them here 

Saturday 13 October:  Up and running.  We got our first win this afternoon in the new TVR League, away at Cynon Valley, by 56-79 (4-8).  The game was played in a friendly, competitive atmosphere and appeared to go very well.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  Next match is away to Merthyr on Wednesday 28 November, 2pm.

Friday 12th October:  The team for our Over 60's match away against Radnor has been picked, and can be found in our Men's Team Selection section (here). It's on Wednesday 17th October. 

Thursday 11 October:   The team selected to play at Cynon Valley this Saturday can be viewed here.

Tuesday 9 October:   As published earlier, the round robin aspects of some of our internal leagues were being withdrawn.  The newly amended fixture sheets for Monday evening, Tuesday evening, Thursday afternoon and friday evening have now been published, and can be seen here.

Sunday 7th October:   Taff Ely lost their Club Championship east match yesterday away against Newport, by 2 points to 20 and by 113 shots to 144. We had one winning rink, skipped by Lee Bridge, and another that went down by 1 shot skipped by Ian Randell. Team players and scores can be found in our Team Selection section. Thank you.   

Wednesday 3rd October:   The team for the men's Club Championship East match has been made and published, and also the TVR team for their first home match of the season.

Dress code for TVR games is GREYS please.

Friday 28 September:   Our first two fixtures of the new TVR League will soon be with us. They are Home v Ogwr on 10 Oct and then away at Cynon Valley on Saturday 13 October. 

For the home game we need 2 mixed rinks at 10am, then 2 mixed rinks at 2pm. I’m pleased to say the availability list is filling up fast, especially for the morning rinks, so if you can spare a few hours in the afternoon on 10 October we need you.  

The away game on Saturday will br four mixed rinks at 2pm.  

Thanks for your time and consideration. 

Dave Bartlett

Monday 10 September:  It was decided at yesterdays' committee meeting to cancel all the round-robin competitins at the end of the season.  A continuation of league fixtures will replace them. (Under review).

Adrian Dash has agreed to remain as Championship Captain for this season. 

Wednesday 29 August:   The first league game of the new season is SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER, and then all the respective afternoon / evening games thereafter.  The new League Fixtures have been posted on our Internal League Fixtures page, and on the clubs' Facebook page

Friday 24 August:  The WIBA external fixtures have finally been completed, for all next seasons matches.  Including the outstanding radnor fixture!

Week commencing 6th August: 

The Ladies fixtures for their D - J League have been posted on our Calendar. First match is at home against Merthyr B, on the 13th October. Unfortunately, there are only 4 fixtures.

Week commencing 29th July

The WIBA external fixtures have been uploaded, for all next seasons matches. I am having trouble with Radnor in the Over 60's, and Neil Jones is helping me and other clubs with it.  

Our new Club Secretary Dave Bartlett will also be updating our website as well as myself, as you will see from the TVR League article. 

All our WIBA fixtures have been placed in Calendar, both the Club and Over 60's Championship East matches, along with the dates for the new TVR League. There is one outstanding fixture, and that is against Radnor in the Over 60's. Neil Jones the WIBA Fixture Secretary is trying to contact them for us, as I (Colin) have not had any replies from anyone up there!!  I will update our Calendar, and yourselves, once I have it.  

Saturday 28 July:

Our new Club Secretary Mr Dave Bartlett, has posted information on the new TVR Mixed League. Check out the new page for all the information. It looks like we should have some fun playing in this competition, what with it being a mixed league. So anyone who is interested, please contact Dave for further information.  Well done Dave for all you hard work in setting this league up. 




Congratulations to Maggie Smith and Howard Pullin on winning the Mixed Pairs Final this afternoon against Sandie and Dave Bartlett.