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Welcome to Swanley Bowls Clubs Website.

Bowls is a social sport, suitable for all levels of fitness. Check out our reasons why you should give bowls a try.

1) First, you need a place to play. Many bowls players are members of clubs, which provide facilities and opponents. As a club we can of course provide those facilities

2) Next, you need to know the rules. Fortunately, they’re easy to learn.

You can play singles, pairs or in teams

Bowls is played on grass (the green). A game starts by throwing the jack (a small white ball) down the green. Each team has bowls to roll towards the jack. The person who gets nearest to the jack gets a point and wins what’s called the ‘end’. The score is added up over 18 or 21 ends.
After each end, play is reversed and the teams bowl towards the other side of the green. Players can try to knock their opponents’ bowls away from the jack or position a bowl to block opposition shots. You can play singles, pairs or in teams. In singles, scoring is a bit different – the first player to reach 21 points is the winner.

3)  It's good exercise. You don't realise how much walking you do until you actually play it. You can walk three miles while you’re playing. You’re only doing 30m stints at a time, but you’re doing a lot of them. On top of the walking, your arms will get a workout as you perfect your bowling technique and your leg muscles will develop as you lunge into the throw.

4) Bowls truly is the sport for all, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. The gentle pace and lack of contact means you’ll often find children playing with adults and people of different abilities and fitness levels on the same team. Despite what you might think, it’s not just a sport for retirees.The general bowler is over 55. But in our international teams, there is barely anyone over 40. There is  an under 25 and under 18 international team as well

If you would like to know more or simply want give bowls a go then please fill in our contact form with your details and we will get back to you and hopefully you will join us for many years to come. We are always on the lookout for new members and why not bring a friend as well.

Bowls Etiquette


Bowls Etiquette

  •   05/08/2019 12:39 PM

Club News



13th May 2021

Well here we are embarking on a new season. The weather has been reasonable in the fact it's been dry but the wind has been cold. Lets hope it warms up soon. We do now have hand warmers for sale in the club house and at reasonable prices. 60p for one, £2 for a pack of four. A golf club within the district sells them for £2.50 each so stock up now.

We've had our first open day and we have a potential 10 new members who have now started their coaching lessons and are doing very well. I'm sure you will give them all a big warm welcome when you meet them.

I'd like to welcome Heather who now has taken charge of the kitchen and who has made quite a difference in there already. Look out for new things in the way of drinks and snacks over the coming weeks.

Covid is still around and we must all be mindful of it's presence. Lockdown is easing and this Monday will see us able to return inside for our half time breaks. So back to some sort of normality. However please continue to fill in the track and trace form or check in using the NHS app on your phone when coming to the club.

Internal competitions are now underway and good luck to all those that have entered. Also good luck to all those playing in external competitions this year.

It just remains for me to say enjoy the rest of the season and I'll see you on the green.


Keith Mitchell

























 

Fixtures 2021


Month

Club

Game

 

 

Time







APR






Sun

18th

Opening Club

Drive


H

G

2.00

Wed

21st

Empire

5 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

Sat

24th

Mayor’s

Charity Day



W

10.00

Sun

25th

Club Drive


H

G

2.00

 






MAY






Sat

1st

Winget

6 mxd

Trips

3 A

3 H

W

2.30

Mon

3rd

Club Drive


H

G

2.00

Tue

4th

Ditton

3 H 3A mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Thu

6th

Dartford Invicta

5 mxd

trips

A

G

2.15

Sat

8th

OPEN DAY


 


1.00

Sun

9th

OPEN DAY




1.00

Tue

11th

Erith Vets

4 mxd trips

H

G

2.30







Tue

18th

Met Police

4 Mens trips

H

G

2.30

Wed

19th

Kings

5 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Sat

22nd

Manor House

4 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Sun

23rd

Belvedere

Social

5 mxd trips

H

W

2.30

Tue

25th

Bexley Park

4 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Wed

26th

Danson Park

4 mxd trips

A

G

2.00

Sat

29th

St Michael’s

5 mxd

trips

A

W

2.30

Mon

31st

Club Drive


H

G

2.00




June






Wed

2nd

Hesketh Park

4 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

Sat

5th

Orpington B C

4 mxd trips


H

W

2.30

Sun

6th

Westborough

4 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Wed

9th

Holmesdale

5 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Sat

12th

Crayford

5 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Wed

16th

Wrotham

3 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Sat 19th

New Romney

8 mxd rinks

A

W

2.30

Sun

20th

Helio Mirror

4 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Wed

23rd

Hartley CC

5 mxd

trips

A

G

2.30

Sun

27th

Westborough

4 mxd

trips

H

W

2.30

Tue

29th

VCD

4 mxd

trips

H

G

2.00






 

JULY






Sun

4th

Crayford

5 mxd

H

W

2.30

Tue

6th

Erith Vets

4 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

Wed 7th

Bexleyheath

& Barnehurst

4 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Sat 10th

Corsham

4 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Wed

14th

Borough Green

5 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

Sat

17th

Orpington BC

4 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Sat 24th

Duke of Kent Court

5 Mens trips

A

W

2.30

Wed

28th

Kings

5 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

Sat

31st

Knockholt

4 Mens trips

A

W

2.30


AUG






Sun

1st

Petts Wood

5 mxd trips

H

W

2.30

Tue

3rd

Bexley Park

4 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

Wed 4th

Met Police

5 Mens

trips

A

G

2.30

Sat

 7th

St Michael’s

5 mxd trips

H

W

2.30

Wed 11th

Borough Green

4 mxd trips

H

W

2.30

Sat

14th

Helio Mirror

5 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

Tue 17th

Dartford Invicta

5 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Wed

18th

Hartley CC

5 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Sun 22nd

Wrotham

3 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Wed

25th

Holmesdale

5 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

Thu

26th

VCD

4 mxd trips

A

G

2.00

Sun

29th

Murray West

Cup


H

G

1.00

SEPT






Thu 2nd

Danson Park

4 mxd trips

H

G

2.00

Sun

5th

Belvedere Social

5 mxd trips

A

W

2.30

Wed

8th

Manor House

4 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Thu

9th

Ditton BC

6 mxd trips

A

G

2.30

SAT

11th

FINALS DAY

 

 

 

10.00

SUN 12th

Reserve Finals Day




10.00

Sat

18th

Empire

5 mxd trips

H

W

2.30

Tue

21st

Bexleyheath

& Barnehurst

4 mxd trips

A

G

2.15

Wed

22nd

Hesketh Park

4 mxd trips

H

G

2.30

Sat 25th

Winget

6 mxd trips

H

W

2.30



These dates are provisional at this moment in time (December 2020) and are subject to change

Results 2021


DateHome/AwaySwanley ScoreOpposition Score
21/04/21Away7155
01/05/21
Away
62
32
04/05/21
Home


06/05/21
Away
54
68
11/05/21
Home
105
37
18/05/21
Home
66
63
19/05/21Home7176
22/05/21Away9262
23/05/21Home6955
25/05/21Home6075
26/05/21Away5557
29/05/21Away8669
02/06/21Away 7051
05/06/21
Home7268
06/06/21Away 43
89
09/06/21Home7680
12/06/21Away8089
16/06/21Home3965
19/06/21Away129133
20/06/21Home8068
23/06/21Away6890
27/06/21Home5861
29/06/21Homecancelled cancelled 
04/07/21Home

06/07/21Awayrained offrained off
07/07/21Home

10/07/21Away7667
14/07/21Away78116
17/07/21Away

24/07/21Away8764
28/07/21Away

31/07/21Away

01/08/21Home

03/08/21Away

04/08/21Away

07/08/21Home

11/08/21Home

14/08/21Away

17/08/21Home

18/08/21Home

22/08/21Away

25/08/21
Away


26/08/21
Away



02/09/21Home

05/09/21Away

08/09/21Home

09/09/21Away

18/09/21Home

21/09/21Away

22/09/21Home

25/09/21Home

Totals


North West Kent Tables


Committee Members


Geoff Lees

President

Marion Robus

Vice President

Keith Mitchell

Hon Secretary

Edith Challoner

Hon Treasurer

Graham Pitkin

Hon Match Secretary

Keith Mitchell

Midweek & NWK Div 5 Captain

Graham Pitkin

Weekend Captain

John Breed

Green Maintenance

Dennis Coburn

Club Competitions

Pat Boatwright

Committee Member

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