Brief news of the Club, its activities and its Members.

There are now separate pages for Snooker & Chess. It is the intention that there may be a separate page for Darts. Please keep visiting to see new developments to the web-site.

Page updated : Wed 21st Nov 2018

News Page Closing

Please note that this News Page will close on 31st December 2018

60's Night 2015

A big thank you again to Mick Buckley for all his hard work. It was another great night. 60s Night Here are the winners of the Fancy Dress. Karen will have more photos in the Club for people to see.

Daniel Blunn - World
Snooker Disability Champion

Daniel Blunn

Congratulations to ISC member Daniel Blunn who recently won the World Open Snooker Disability Championship. Daniel Blunn

Members Christmas Party

On Friday 11th December the Members Christmas Party was held at the Club. The usual excellent buffet was supplemented by a delicious hog roast. The Trophies for the Snooker and Billiards Tournament were presented during the evening, see the Snooker Page HERE for more details.


Thanks to Karen and her hard working team.

Love for Lily Foundation

On Friday 27th November 2015 a series of events hosted by the Ivanhoe Social Club over the previous few months culminated in a Charity Ball and Auction at the Royal Hotel, Asbhy de la Zouch, all in aid of The Love for Lily Foundation.

LfL photo An amazing £6,365.90 £6890.90 was handed to the Charity. A big 'Thanks' to ALL who donated and to ALL those who worked hard to make this possible, including:
  Ashby Lions
  Ashby & Willesley Vintage Rally
  Ashfield Health Care
  Burton Albion F C
  Champneys Springs
  Mick Buckley
  Tesco Ashby
  The Out-of-Gas Band
.... and many more.


15th May 2018, From Chris Ballinger, Darts Team Captain:
We have finally completed the Winter 2017/2018 season and I am pleased to say we finished as runners up in the E league, meaning a trophy and some prize money! We may also be competing in the D league in Summer 2018 but the structure of the league won't be finalised until after registration which is on Monday the 21st May 2018. All players from this season have really enjoyed it and have indicated their willingness to compete again in the summer.

The Ivanhoe Darts teams meet every Monday evening. If you are interested in joining the Darts team you will be very welcome, just ask at the Bar for more information.


Ashby U3A have a Bridge Club who meet at the Ivanhoe Social Club fortnightly on Monday evenings. Ivanhoe Club members are welcome to come along and join in.

You can find out more on Ashby U3A Website or by contacting Neil Roberts on 01530 455957 or 07804 743471 or by email on njhammer@ntlworld.com


There is now a separate Chess Page, see HERE


There is now a separate Snooker Page, see HERE

50th Anniversary

On the occasion of 50 Years at 1 Wilfred Place, 16th July 1965 to 16th July 2015, Special Events were held on :

A presentation on the history of the Club was made.
50th Anniversary Awards were presented: Honorary Life Membership to:
    Roy Hillier and Bob Glover.
In Recognition of 50 years’ Continuous   Membership to:
    Doug Pratt and Mike Wilkinson.
A Raffle Draw was made for a Frame with Ken Doherty.

The Club had the privilege of hosting an evening of snooker and entertainment with the former World Snooker Champion Ken Docherty.

ken_photo Shown here are the members who played a match with Ken. From left-to-right Jerry Cook, Tony Tredger, Ivan Birkin, Ross Tredger, Bren Mattley, Steve Cockeram, Ant Moore, Brian Lowrie and the referee Paul Wainwright.

An Evening of Live Music was held with
TOM NICHOLSON, "Amazing Soul, Motown and more..." and included a complimentary Hog Roast.

Maureen Woollaston


Maureen Woollaston (Mo) retired on Friday 3rd July 2015 after 18 years of serving drinks to members of the Club. We all wish Mo a long and happy retirement in the South of England.