The Club’s first Open Day of the year took place on Sunday, May 8th and was blessed with perfect weather and plenty of folks looking to have their first taste of bowls.

Members were always on hand to help visitors learn the ropes. A number of guests displayed natural talent and keenness to join in with the club’s matches and club social bowls evenings, and we look forward to welcoming them to the club.

The next open day is scheduled for Saturday, June 11th, 10:30-4pm.

Payment at the bar can now be made using chip and pin cards, contactless cards and through enabled mobile devices. Whilst Covid 19 is a present issue, it’s requested that patrons pay only via these methods. Receipts are available on request.

QR code payment options are offered at more and more small businesses. Also called “scan to pay,” QR payment technology is easy to implement. Accepting a QR code payment can be as simple as printing a code that your customer can scan with their phone’s camera. Your customers can also complete a scan-to-pay transaction by scanning a QR code on your POS screen, or by presenting a QR code your business can scan with a laser scanner. Importantly, your small business will need a QR code payment app to accept this modern payment form. Another important app or software to add for your payment methods is to outsourcing the payroll part for your financial management.

Keep reading to learn more about QR code payments and how to offer a “Pay with QR code” option.

A QR code is a “Quick Response” code, a type of two-dimensional barcode that’s scannable with a smartphone camera or 2D barcode reader. QR codes can be used to share information or to complete a mobile, online payment.

To pay with a QR code, upon scanning a merchant’s code, the customer is prompted to open a website or QR code payment app where they can complete their payment electronically by entering their credit card details or using a mobile wallet like Apple Pay.

Businesses can also process QR code transactions by scanning a customer’s QR code. For example, the customer might have a plastic gift card with a QR code printed on it or a digital QR code saved in their mobile wallet.

Following a successful promotion push in 2019, Stoke Park Bowling Club are looking forward to the new challenge of playing in the competitive First Division of the West Surrey Saturday League.

The Men’s West Surrey League, which plays simultaneously alongside the mixed gender Sapphire League on Saturday afternoons, completed an almost-perfect season, winning 8 games in a row and losing only to the eventual league winners, Egham.

The Club is keen to welcome new members to add depth to the team. Experienced players or complete beginners are equally welcome; our team of coaches will bring you up to speed and have you enjoying competitive sport in no time.

To round off a successful year for Stoke Park, the bowling club will be holding their annual Awards Night and Presentation dinner at Merrist Wood Golf Club, Guildford. In a season which saw the club’s West Surrey team achieve promotion to League 1, club members will meet up for a well-earned three course dinner. Winners of the club’s internal competitions will be presented with their trophies.

Club members who would like to attend are to contact Chris How before the closing date of Sunday 12th January.

Stoke Park is ready and eager to start the new season with anticipation of some exciting fixtures and competitions.
We start our season away at Bramley on April 27th, followed by hosting Mytchett on April 28th. The fixture card is filled with social and competitive fixtures throughout the summer and we hope to see some good bowling all season.

The green has been shortened on the western side (towards Wey Valley) – we intend on rotating the green this year to help the greenkeepers… keep it green! It will be a challenge for the first few weeks, but we’re sure we’ll all get our bearings very soon.

Stoke Park’s luck last year in the West Surrey league left us, reluctantly leaving us with 15 points in 8th. With majority home games this year, we’re looking to break the top half and perhaps promotion with everyone’s support!
Our sides in the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday leagues are back again; we hope everyone can help them as they push for success.
The Top10 Wednesday social evenings will also be back in 2019 (first date TBC). Open to absolutely everyone, no dress code, and a format that can change the result in the blink of an eye, come on down and invite anyone for a enjoyable evening. Remember you get points for just turning up!

The club competitions have been drawn – please help the organisers in playing the games promptly. Last year saw some very exciting games lead to a packed Finals Day and we hope there will be just as many great matches this year.

Our selected charity this year is Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, who provide care for those in West Surrey and NE Hampshire. They are a very worthy cause, so please donate what you can whenever you see a pot at the clubhouse.

Finally, we hope everyone enjoys themselves and we have a glorious summer. Put your names down for selection wherever possible, and ultimately have fun!

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

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.


Wednesday 8th March marks the pre-season ‘sign-up’ day for Stoke Park bowling club. It’s the ideal time to catch up after the long winter, have a tea of coffee from our newly refurbished kitchen, and dust off those chequebooks.