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St Chads Bowling Club

Bowling is for the ”retired oldies” only, right? WRONG! Bowling can be enjoyed by anyone of any age, any gender, able bodied or not so.

Next Match

Old Dagenham

14:30 May 26th 2022

Rinks Used: 2,3,4,5 Yel E-W

Type: Mixed

Comp: SCT

Venue: H

Rinks: 4 Trip

Dress: G

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What is lawn bowls?

Bowling is for the ”retired oldies” only, right? WRONG! Bowling can be enjoyed by anyone of any age, any gender, able bodied or not so.

Bowling is just rolling a ball so it must be easy, right? RIGHT AND WRONG! You have to gain some knowledge of how the bowl rolls, positioning, rules of the game etc but it’s up to you how easy or hard it gets. If you have ambitions to be a top bowler then this requires a lot of skill and practice (i.e. hard) but most people are happy just to enjoy learning the game and playing for pleasure (i.e easy!).

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Bowling at St.Chads

Lawn bowls has been a popular game of skill since the 14th century. Opposing teams rolled a wooden ball towards a small black ‘jack’ ball and scored points for being the closest after all the bowls had been played. The game was so popular that King Henry VIII and James I both banned ordinary people from playing it on Sundays because saying it distracted them from archery practice!!

St.Chads welcomes new bowlers regardless of age, ability, gender or experience. During the summer season we play outdoors on grass and during the winter months we play short mat bowls in our club house. Come in and try it!

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St.Chads Socials

During the summer months, as well as our local area intra- and inter-club matches, we have regular coach outings to other clubs further afield. So you can have fun, make new friends and get fit!

We have a fully licenced bar and facilities for the disabled. Our club house is also available for hire, please use the contact form to make an enquiry.

Latest News

10th May 2022
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Recruitment day - 14th May - Followup

25th Apr 2022
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The summer season has started!!

23rd Apr 2022
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Opening drive - Sunday 24th April!

New members are always welcome

Pop in and give it a try, any Tuesday or Thursday afternoon or contact us to arrange a convenient time.