Arclight Bowls Club 75th Anniversary


Free Bowls Taster Session for

new bowlers

Are you interested in trying lawn bowls? We are offering a free bowls taster session at our green off Shrub End Road, Colchester.

Sunday 12 May 2024

10:00 am to 4:00pm

Can't wait that long? Then contact us to book a session just for you. Contact us

Click here to see photos from 2023 sessions

Arclight Bowls Club was proud to have hosted the 2023 Sudbury Open Competition Finals on Saturday 16 September 2023.

Photos and details on Bowls News page

Latest Club News

2024 Dates for your diary

Saturday 2 March 6:30pm - Indoor/Outdoor Competition Arclight Raiders v Colchester

Sunday 21 April - Green Opens

Wednesday 14 April - Captain v President's Match

Saturday 11 May - Quiz Night

Sunday 12 May - Open Day for new bowlers

Sunday 28 July - Arthur Boswell Cup

Sunday 18 August - Captain's Cup

Saturday 14 September - Quiz Night

Saturday 28 Sptember - Green closes

Friday 25 October - Club AGM

Saturday 12 October - Club Celebratory Meal

Arclight Ladies are champions again!

Arclight Ladies are champions of the North West Essex Ladies Triples league following their 6-0 victory over Castle Headingham. Our ladies have been champions in 2021, 2022 and now 2023.

Congratulations to all those who played in games this season. An excellent achievement.

Colchester Borough Team Tournament

Congratulations to our men's team who reached the final of Borough The Team Tornament following their away win to Colchester BC in the semi finals.

Sudbury Millennium Cup

Arclight booked a place in the final of the Sudbury Millennium Cup after beating Boxford Blue 61-45  in the semi final. But sadly Arclight lost against Bocking in the final.

Borough Medley Double Fours 2023

This competition has now finished. Final league table on this website.

Sudbury 2023 Competitions:

Congratulations to Arclight A team who got through to the final of the Sudbury Double Fours Competition. The final against Cornard took place on 16 September and was played on our home green. But sadly Arclight lost to Cornard in the final.

Sudbury Triples League

View the final league tables on this website.

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.

Arthur Boswell Cup Winners 2023

Geoff Head, Liz Tunn and Roy Hunt

New Bowlers Welcome for 2024

We are offering a reduced membership fee of just £35 for any one who is new to 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 Colchester Borough Leagues  etc.

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

We look forward to welcoming you in 2024.

North West Essex Ladies Champions 2023

Congratulations to our Arclight Ladies Team who has won the North West Essex Triples Chamionship for

the third year running

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

Arclight - where bowls is fun for everyone!