Richmond Park Bowls Club - Bournemouth
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING BOWLING, EITHER OUTDOOR OR SHORT MAT, LOOK NO FURTHER THAN
Richmond Park Bowls Club 01202 904858
We are situated in the Winton Recreational Park in Fitzharris Avenue, off Charminster Road in Bournemouth.
We have arguably the best green in Bournemouth and a superb clubhouse which has a licensed bar with spacious seating area. The members will always give you a warm welcome and throughout the year we offer “Try Bowls” for free to anyone who thinks they would enjoy playing this wonderful game.
Call David on 01202 904858, we look forward to seeing you.
During the bowls' season, April - September, the club is open 10 till late holding various events from club mornings on Tuesdays and Saturdays (ladies) and Thursday evenings (men), evening triples (mixed) on Tuesdays together with all the usual roll ups and coaching. You could play seven days a week!
There are also league matches every Thursday afternoon (ladies) and Saturday afternoons (men).
The majority of these matches are run by the Bournemouth and District Bowls Associations who run many competitions for bowlers to enter from novices to professionals. Some with cash prizes.
Members can also enter County Competitions if they so wish and of course we have the traditional club competitions.
Not forgetting all the social functions which are well organised by our social committee.
Throughout the season touring bowls clubs come to Richmond Park to play in mixed Friendly matches.
One such club was the Chelsea Pensioners Bowls Club. It was a privilege for us to meet and play against these wonderful retired soldiers and they very kindly invited us back to their beautiful grounds where we were treated to a lovely meal and a very competitive game of bowls.
Another such privilege was awarded to us by the Metropolitan Police (Mounted Police Horse division). Their bowl's club has frequently visited Richmond Park and they kindly invited us to play in a return match at Imber Court allowing us to visit the Police Horse Training Stables where we were thrilled to meet the beautiful police horses. Another visit was to Windsor Castle to play against the Royal Household.
So not only do we have the opportunity to play on our own lovely green we also have days out playing on other special greens and meeting fellow bowlers.
Richmond Park has County Badged players who are regularly selected to play for the County - so we are a very competitive club as well as being sociable.
Social events planned for 2014
Quiz Night plus Fish and Chips supper Fri 25th April at 7pm. Cost £5
Barn Dance Sun 18th May
Bowls and American Supper Sun 29th June
Quiz Night plus Fish and Chips supper Fri 18th July
Bowls and BBQ Sun 17th August
Race night Sat 20th September
Our calendar is always full and as a member you can play as much or as little as you wish. Social nights have included a 1940's night (see photos on right), musical evening and a steel band to name just a few. These have been accompanied by fish and chips or buffet meal. They have all proved to be great fun.
During the winter months we hold indoor events which include whist drives, military whist, darts, board games and short mat bowls - so you would never be short of things to enjoy. So why not come along to see us.
Winter events are held in the Clubhouse from October - March
Weds 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Darts, Card and Board Games
Thurs and Fri's 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Short Mat Bowls
1st and 3rd Saturdays 2 p.m.
2nd, 4th, 5th Saturdays 2 p.m.
These events are open to non-members. Just come along on the appropriate day and time.
You will find a warm welcome.
Tea, coffee and biscuits always available.
Open Week 2014
We have an Open Week from Monday 14th April until Sunday 20th April 2014.
If you can't make the Open Week then come along anytime and arrange an appointment to "Try Bowls" for free with our club coach. All you need is a pair of flat shoes. We will provide the bowls.
Telephone David: 01202 904858
You will be assured of a warm welcome.