Arclight Bowls Club 75th Anniversary


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Free Taster Sessions for

new bowlers

Are you interested in trying lawn bowls?

We are offering a choice of 2 free taster sessions

Sunday 7 May 10 am - 1 pm

Sunday 14 May 1-4 pm

It doesn't matter if you have never picked up a bowl before. Each session is a 'drop in when you like' event.

Click here for more details

Latest Club News

2023 Dates for your diary

Semi Final - King's Coaches Indoor/Outdoor:

18 March: Arclight Chiefs v Silver End

31 March - Club Spring Meeting 7:00pm

22 April - Our Green Opens

26 April - Captains v President Match

13 May - Quiz Night

30 July - Arthur Boswells

20 August - Captains' Cup

9/10 September - Club Finals Days

16 September - Quiz Night

30 September - Our Green Closes

7 October - Club Celebratory Meal and Presentations

27 October - AGM

Indoor/Outdoor Competition

Congratulations to our Arclight Chiefs team who have reached the final of the Indoor/Outdoor competition, having beaten Silver End in the semi final.

We now play Tiptree on Saturday 25 March.

Good luck team.

Arclight Ladies

Congratulations to our ladies team who have won the North West Essex League for the second year in a row. This is the 5th time that our ladies have won this competition in the last 7 years, with seasons lost due to Covid. A brilliant achievement.

Borough Medley Double Fours

Congratulations to the Arclight Sharks Team who have won the Colchester Borough Double Fours Competition  for the second year in a row.

Men's Competitions:

Congratulations to our men's team who has won the final of the Group 1 Unbadged Double Fours competition.

Sudbury 2022 Competitions:

Arclight has won the Sudbury Double Fours Competition for the second year in a row.

Sudbury Triples League

Arclight Bowls Club has won the 2022 Sudbury Triples League!

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 2023 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.

Opening Day 2022

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

New Bowlers Welcome for 2023

We are offering a reduced membership fee of just £25 for any one who is new to outdoor bowls and would like to join our friendly, welcoming club.

This membership gives free unlimited access to bowling on our green. In addition there's the opportunity to play in more competitive games, such as Sudbury Triples and Colchester Borough Leagues.

Please click on Contact Us for more club details or to download an application form.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2023.

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

Sudbury Double Fours Winners 2022

Arclight A Team beat West End in the finals of the Sudbury Double Fours Competition. This is the second season in a row that we have won this competition.

Arclight - where bowls is fun for everyone!