Arclight Bowls Club 75th Anniversary


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Richard Nicholson

The Club is shocked and saddened by the sudden death of our Men’s Captain, Richard Nicholson, and the sympathy of all the club is extended to Jill and the rest of Richard’s family.

Richard was a long-standing member of the Club and had served it well for many years, as a member of the Committee and especially in the role of Men’s Captain, a post which makes great demands on the holder throughout the season.

He was a very good competitive bowler and brought honour to the Club by winning the Borough Pairs in 2011, the Borough Fours in 2016 and the Borough Triples in 2016. He had won his County badge and had represented Essex on 12 occasions.

We have lost a good bowler, a good captain, a good club member and, above all, a good friend.

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2022 Dates for your diary

Captains' Cup - Sunday 21 August

Club Finals - Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September

Quiz Night - Saturday 17 September

AGM - Friday 28 October

Presentation Night - Saturday 19 November

Ladies Team:

Excellent News.

The Arclight Ladies Team has got through to the semi-finals of the County Top Club Competition , after beating Greal Baddow in the previous round. Well done.

Our opponents will be either Clockhouse or Elm Park in the semi final.

Sudbury League 2022 Competitions:

Arclight Bowls Club has won the Sudbury Triples League!

Congratulations to everyone who has played in the STL games throughout this season. It is a fantastic achievement for the club. (See Arclight Bowls News for more details)

Arclight has got through to the semi finals of the Millenium Cup, having beaten Sudbury 50-48 in the previous round. The semi final is due to be played by 31 August.

Congratulations to the Arclight A team who are through to the semi finals of the Double Fours. We are now due to play Cornard of Boxford Green by the end of August.

Men's Team

Congratulations to our Men's Team who have got through to the next round of the National Top Club Competition after beating Frinton 3-2 in in the last round. They now go on to play Brightlingsea in the next round. Unfortunately, the men lost their game against Brightlingsea.

Colchester Borough Medley Fours League 2021

Congratulations to the Arclight Sharks team who have won the Borough Medley Fours League. It was a closely contested league with the Arclight Sharks being top of the league on shot difference over the team from Mersea Island.

Over 20 bowlers  joined our bowls club during  the last two seasons. That follows the twenty five new bowlers who joined the previous season. If you are interested in joining our club for the 2022 season, 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' Chat Page is active. We would welcome any feedback and comments from Club Members or visitors. Please click on the link in the menu.

New Bowlers

Are you new to bowling and would like to give it a try?

Then Arclight Bowls Club is the club for you.

We are offering anyone, who hasn't bowled before, a reduced membership fee of £25 for the 2022 season.

This gives you unlimited access to our bowling green and club facilities, for the whole season, as well as the opportunity to play in leagues and club competitions. Free coaching is available.

Please use our Contact Us page to download an application form or to request further information.

We look forward to welcoming you for the 2022

bowling season

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.

Neil Crockford


Arclight Bowls Club

Opening Day 2022

Club Members wearing our new club shirts at our opening day's game.

Arclight - where bowls is fun for everyone!