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 our ladies County Fours Team, Tracey Johnson, Jill Nicholson, Liz Tunn and Pam Smith, who won the area final 22-11 and are now through to the quarter finals on Sunday 17 June. More details to follow.


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 Sudbury Triples team scored its first 8-0 win of the season against East Bergholt on Friday 1 June. Well done to all who played


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 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

A warm welcome to our New Members


If you have just joined Arclight Bowls Club, a very warm welcome to you. We hope that you enjoy your time at our club and that you have success in your bowling.


We have compiled a dedicated web page for our new bowlers. This should give you some helpful information to get you started. It will also act as a means of letting you know about anything especially relevant to new bowlers.


Good luck in your first season


Click Here to go to the new bowlers page


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!