Arclight Bowls Club

Our new club sign

We have just installed a new club sign on Shrub End Road, similar to the one that was already above our gate to the green.

A special thanks goes to the installation team - Robbie Willis, Dean Ritchie, Jack Kennedy, Mike Stevenson. Pete and Karen Leatherdale. Thanks also goes to Doug Davies who designed the signs.

Latest News


Congratulations to Tony Saye, Doug Davies, Neil Crockford and Robbie Willis who have reached the final of the North Essex Fours. Having beaten Courtaulds in the quarter final they now go on to play a team from Brightlingsea.


Details of the draw for the Arclight Open Novices Singles Competition can be found on the New Bowlers' webpage and on the notice board in the club house.


Our new Club Evenings are being held every Friday from 6:00 pm. All members are most welcome to come, enjoy some bowls and have time to socialise with other club members afterwards.


Our Wheeler & Cave club competition started on Monday 14 May. It will now continue to be played every Monday from 2:00 pm.


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More new members are most welcome to join our friendly club

Twenty four new bowlers have recently joined our bowls club. If you are interested in joining our club, regardless as to whether you have bowled before, please get in touch. Click on Contact Us in the menu, we would love to hear from you.


Our Visitors' Book is active. We would welcome any feedback and comments from Club Members or visitors. Please click on the link in the menu.


Essex Albert Crabb Winners 2017

Horse Race Night- Saturday 28 July

Prompt 7:00pm start

We are holding a Club Horse Racing Night that is open to all club members, friends and families.


The cost for the evening is only £6 per head. This includes your betting stake and a sausage and chips supper.


Teams of 3 or 4 players, ideally 4. If you wish to take part please either sign up using the form on the club notice board, or email details of those wishing to play to Pete Leatherdale or Doug Davies. If you can't make up a team of 4 don't worry. Just put your name down and others will add their names to make up the team to 4 players.


Space is limited, so please put your names down early to avoid being disappointed.

See you there!

Opening Day 2018

Welcome to Arclight Bowls Club


We are a friendly mixed lawn bowls club situated at the West End Sports Ground in Eudo Road, Colchester. The club caters for all levels of skill and experience and with members ranging from beginners to international bowlers. The Club has good facilities including easy car parking and a well stocked licensed bar.


For the experienced bowler we offer an extensive fixture list fielding a variety of Ladies, Men’s and Mixed teams into 5 local leagues as well as County and National Competitions. For the more social bowler various friendly matches are available throughout the season in addition to weekly club nights and competitions.


During the playing season, from the beginning of May to the end of September, our green is open to members to play from 10.30am to dusk and the bar is open most evenings of the week.


New members are always very welcome and tuition and equipment can be provided for beginners. In order to spread the costs of starting a new sport we offer reduced rate membership packages for the first and second years of membership. Weekend only membership packages are also available, which may be more suitable for those unable to bowl during the week.


If you would like to try bowls then we would like to meet you – YOU WILL BE VERY WELCOME.


Frank Evans


Arclight Bowls Club

Arclight - where bowls is fun for everyone!