Bournemouth Bowling Club

This month we’d like to introduce you to one of our favourite clubs – Bournemouth Bowling Club.

Bournemouth Bowling Club is situated within Meyrick Park, just a ten-minute walk from central Bournemouth. With a unique Grade II listed clubhouse situated between the two greens Bournemouth Bowling Club is an attractive and friendly club. The club has a private off-street car park, and there is a golf course, a fully equipped gym and tennis court within spitting distance. An independent cafe and a fully licensed bar are available for club members and the public alike with a very attractive terrace overlooking the greens. The club is an ideal setting for parties, wedding receptions or craft fairs which have been accommodated in the past. Continue reading “Bournemouth Bowling Club”

Get Bowled Away for Summer

Summer is here and bowling season is in full swing. We hope you’ve got your bowls tour to Bournemouth organised. If not, give Rob a call  on 01202 972130 to organise next year’s tour!

In the meantime here’s a video from Canadian club Nutana Bowls to get you in the mood for a summer of bowling. Alex Scott is a world-class competitive lawn bowler and a freestyle rapper trying to promote his club to the younger generation. Continue reading “Get Bowled Away for Summer”

Get ready for the ‘Evolution of Bowls’

The evolution is coming in the form of the International Bowls Corporation.

Graham Carley and Chris Aitken are two bowlers who think bowls needs ‘a breath of fresh air’, and they’re ready to deliver just that!

Stepping away from ‘Traditional’ bowls the pair plan to introduce shorter games, eliminate dress codes and get spectators involved. Continue reading “Get ready for the ‘Evolution of Bowls’”

European Masters 2017

The Co-op Funeralcare European Masters 2017 –  4th to 7th May 2017.

This tournament is a straight knockout event of singles that runs down to only two semi-finals. Both semi-finals winners are awarded the title of Co-op Funeralcare European Masters Champions and receive a guaranteed place into the first round of any World Bowls Tour (WBT) Ranking event held in the forthcoming season. Some of these events include the Scottish International Open, the World Indoor Championships and the International Open.

The European Masters 2017 takes place at  Newton Hall Holiday Park in Staining, near Blackpool and is free for all spectators.

There are two sections –  with each section’s winner being given the reward with the much valued Tourcard Entry. Matches are two sets of 9 ends with a three end tie break if needed with the exception of the two finals which will be two sets of 11 ends and a three end tie break if needed.

On the Draw and schedules the Rinks that are marked as TV Rink are matches that will be streamed live on Youtube

Here’s the International Open 2017 Final at the same venue on the 10th March 2017



£10,000 Prize Money for Bournemouth Open Bowls Tournament

 2017 marks the 100th year of the Bournemouth Open Bowls Tournament  and this year features £10,000.00 prize money!

The tournament takes place from Sunday 6th August to Saturday 12th August 2017

£10,000 Prize Money for Bournemouth Open Bowls Tournament

Prize Money Breakdown

Event Winner R/U Semi-finalist
Mens Singles £2,400.00 £1,200.00 £400.00
Mens Pairs £1,000.00 £500.00 £150.00
Mens Triples £720.00 £300.00 £150.00
Mixed Pairs £500.00 £300.00 £100.00
Ladies Singles £400.00 £200.00 £100.00
Ladies Pairs £250.00 £150.00
Ladies Triples £210.00 £90.00

Other prizes include up to £500 of spot prizes in the men’s singles first round and prelims. £75 for the highest score against the men’s singles winner up to and including the quarter-finals.

This fantastic prize money should attract some excellent competition, and make this one of the most exciting tournaments of the year.

Have you entered?

Download the Bournemouth Open 2017 entry form

 Book Bournemouth Open Bowls Tournament Accommodation

Only £40pppn B&B (min 4 nights)

This offer is available to bowlers and spectators and can only be booked by calling the hotel directly

The Whitehall – 01202 554682 The Arlington – 01202 552879



Bournemouth Indoor Bowls Club Open Days

If you have friends or family in the Bournemouth area who don’t already play indoor bowls, here’s a great opportunity for them to try it out!

Bournemouth Indoor Bowls Club Open Days take place on:

  • Saturday 14th January, 2017 –  12 to 4 pm
  • Saturday 4th February, 2017 –  12 to 4 pm
  • Saturday 4th March, 2017 –  12 to 4 pm

Bournemouth Indoor Bowls Club (BIBC) would like to invite people of all ages who have not had the opportunity to try out indoor bowls (not 10-Pin Bowling !) to come along to one of their open days and have a go!

Recent news articles have highlighted the importance of being active – for both physical and mental well-being! BIBC is a friendly club that welcomes new members.

Bournemouth Indoor Bowls Club boasts one of the largest greens in Europe, containing 9 rinks. It is located in Kings Park – Kings Park Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6JD.

Joining the BIBC

There are a number of membership types, and the option of a season ticket for unlimited play or a  Pay As You Go membership.

There are Organised Open Play (OOP) sessions from 10.00am to 12.00pm and 12.00pm to 2.00pm on Tuesdays & Fridays as well as 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.  Members are invited to join these OOP sessions which are designed to help new members integrate into the club.

Saturday Spoon Drives from 10.00am to 12.00pm are a new social bowling event introduced in Dec 2016 for Club Members Only. Simply turn up and register by 9.50am, pay a £1.00 entry fee and you will be in the draw and have a chance to lift the Cash Prize Pot. This is another great opportunity to make new friends at the BIBC.

Book An Open Day

Feel free to just turn up anytime between 12:00pm and 4:00pm on the Open Days, or book a 1-hour slot with an experienced member or coach by calling BIBC on 01202 394439  or

Bowlaway Indoor Bowls Tours to Bournemouth

Bowlaway Indoor Bowls Tours to Bournemouth regularly include matches at the BIBC, and our bowlers love the friendly welcome, excellent facilities and great competition that the receive from BIBC. Find out more about the next Bowlaway Indoor Bowls Tour to Bournemouth by calling 01202 208488