What's on at Bolton Flat Green Bowling Club?
The club was formed in 1980. The current playing surface is a MastergreenTM carpet installed by Dales Sports Surfaces in October 2013. It is World Bowls Association approved and complies with WBA standards.
The Mastergreen surface allows play to take place all year, weather permitting, and offers bowling for everyone, from easy going social to very competitive. We have 100 playing members ranging from National Champions and County players to newer members who have taken up the game in the last few years.
Our year is divided into a Summer Season, (April to September), and a Winter Season, (October to March).
On Monday evenings we have the Drynan Shield, which is a roll-up competition. There are also weekly leagues: Singles on Wednesday, Australian Pairs on Thursday morning and Pairs on Friday evening. Progressive knockout competitions in various formats take place through the season and fixed one-day competitions at weekends and on bank holidays. Social Bowling takes place on weekends when the green is not used for Club or County events. Some weekday afternoons members will arrive for a friendly roll up or a practice.
On Saturdays afternoon (13.15 hrs) and Monday evening, (18.15 hrs) we have the Frostbite Series, a competitive game of bowls in a social atmosphere.
Thursday afternoon throughout the year is “Club Afternoon” Just turn up at 13.15 hrs. for a friendly 'roll-up.’
This is an ideal opportunity for members to get together for a social afternoon of bowling. It also help the newest members meet other club members and learn more about the game of Flat Green Bowling. These sessions continue throughout the winter, weather permitting. We also operate a Learn2Bowl scheme where potential members can join in two sessions free of charge before they decide if they would like to join the club.
Visitors are welcome to club afternoon, and any other social bowling session, subject to payment of a green fee.
All players must wear flat green bowling shoes and there are some available for use at the club.