Bowls

Beverley Town Bowls Club was established over 100 years ago and we now have more than 60 members. We play flat green bowls and we have two greens. The larger of the two greens which is used both for social bowling and competitive matches has been widely praised by visiting players in recent years. An enthusiastic work party of members assists our groundsmen to maintain the greens in good condition (volunteers always welcome). New members whether experienced bowlers or beginners are always welcome and we have a number of sets of bowls which new members can use until acquiring their own.

We are one section of the main Recreation Club which also has cricket, squash, tennis and football sections and members are able to make use of all facilities in the main Club including the main clubhouse and bar. However we have our own clubhouse with tea and coffee facilities and where members can meet and chat. Lockers are provided for the storage of equipment. There are ample car parking areas. We like to think of ourselves as friendly and welcoming and new members can be sure of a warm welcome and will be given instruction and advice on how to bowl. We are fortunate in having a qualified bowls coach as one of our members who is available to give advice when required.

Although members can choose to bowl any day and any time of day (subject to a rink being available on those occasions when a competitive match is in play and provided that greens maintenance work is not being carried out), social bowling takes place on Monday and Thursday afternoons when members are encouraged to mix and play in a friendly and social atmosphere.

For those who like a competitive edge to their bowls play we are affiliated to a number of bowls associations who run various league and cup competitions. We have ladies teams playing on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, mixed teams playing on Tuesday afternoons and evenings, mixed teams playing on Wednesday afternoons, and evening teams playing on various days mainly men but open to both men and women. We enter a number of cup competitions and many of our members also enter external competitions on an individual basis. 2018 saw three teams achieve promotion and one team win a cup competition. However although there is lots of opportunity to play competitive bowls you do not have to do so and if you prefer just to bowl socially you will be in good company.

During the season we run a number of bowls drives when members compete against each other for a small (very small!) monetary prize in a social atmosphere and we play a few Friendly matches against other local clubs. We also run an annual ‘Whistlestop’ competition when 100 or more players come to the club to compete for a more substantial monetary prize.

The day to day organisation of the club is run by a committee. The secretary is Ian Hankinson to whom any enquiries should be addressed:

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 07957467181