Stoke Park Bowling Club is pleased to announce the renewal of the annual Open Mixed Floodlight Competition, to be played on weeknights commencing on Monday 10th September 2018.

The competition is open to mixed teams of four players which shall all times comprise of at least one lady and one man, and do not have to be all be members of the same club with a substitute allowed. All teams will be guaranteed at least two games.

Further details available here.

(hopefully the rain will stay away!)

Wednesday May 16th sees the long-awaited launch of new social bowls night at the club – and everybody’s invited. The Top10 Open Bowls League (Formerly ‘Fast5’) is a fast-paced and great fun Wednesday night league, with a trophy and cash prize for the top 10 players at the end of the season.

6pm for 6:30pm start

The format, 2 sets of 5 ends, with randomly drawn pairs, is open to everybody – members, social members and guests. The match should last little more than an hour. Free for members, £1 for everybody else, the games are quick, fun, and strictly informal; dress code is smart-casual so come as you are. All equipment will be provided to non-members, although please wear flat soled shoes.

This is also the perfect time to enjoy the long summer evenings and have a relaxed social.

The Rules

For more information, contact the organiser Alfie Simmons at treasurer@bowlsguildford.com

Stoke Park are holding several free Open Sessions this summer, open to everyone to try their hands at Bowls with our friendly members.

Whether you have no experience or you’re returning to the sport, everyone is welcome.

These days come with no obligation – simply come up and our members and coaches will be here to help.  Refreshments will be available from our licensed bar.

The sessions are:

Saturday 21st April: 10am and 3pm

Sunday 22nd April: 10am and 3pm

Wednesday 2nd May: 3pm and 7pm

All you need to bring is a pair of flat-soled shoes: we’ll provide the rest.

Further information will be added on the Stoke Park Bowling Club Facebook page, where you can also get in contact with us.

Stoke Park bowling club will be holding their pre-season ‘sign-up’ evening on Friday 16th March. Existing and new members alike are warmly invited to attend. Membership forms will be provided on the evening, so remember to dust off those cheque books.

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What better way to spend a cold winter’s night than a lively game with friends. The promise of light hearted competition and a fish and chip supper drew large crowds to an indoor skittles evening at the newly-expanded Stoke Park Bowling Club pavillion on Friday. A total of eight teams comprised of club members and guests, including many from Knaphill Bowling Club, took part in a hotly contested – but refreshingly light-hearted – games night.

The next scheduled social night at the Stoke Park Bowling Club pavillion will be a Beetle Drive on the evening of Friday 20th April.

Following 3 weeks of practice and club friendlies, competitive bowling began in earnest at Stoke Park BC on May 14th with the intra-club Pavilion Fours event.

Taking place over one afternoon, the 24 bowlers who lined up anticipated who might lift the first silverware in Stoke Park’s history. The pre-selected Skips were entrusted in randomly selecting their sides, with each scheduled to play each other over 4-end shootouts, with the winners determined by the greatest Shot Difference over the entire day.

As grey skies cleared and clouds melted overhead, all competitors were in high spirits as the five rounds of games were completed. Once calculators had been put away, the final results showed that just 4 shots split the top three teams, with 2nd and 3rd places only determined by ends won when both finished on +8.

However, the team that took the acclaims (and the Pavilion Fours trophy) were Fran Webster, John House, Peter Botting and Gareth G-Alesbury with a score of +12.

With the day showcasing a high standard of bowling all round, and the internal knockout competitions gearing up in the coming weeks, hopes are this May afternoon is a warm-up to further displays of bowling of the highest calibre over the upcoming season.

A warm welcome awaits new and experienced bowlers at Stoke Park Bowls Club’s early season open days. (more…)