Arclight Bowls Club 75th Anniversary


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Biased Bowls Indoor/Outdoor

Fixtures and results for this year's indoor/outdoor competition are now on this website.


New photographs from this season's competitions are now on our Photos Archives page.

Wheeler and Cave:

There was an extremely close finish to our Wheeler & Cave Competition, probably the closest ever.

Well done to everyone for taking part and a thanks to Geoff Walker for organising the competition.

Please visit our Wheeler & Cave page to see the final positions.

Cup Winners

Congratualtions to:

Andy Smith - Captains' Cup winner

Joy Wickham - Catteral Cup winner

Sudbury League Competitions:

Double Fours - Congratulations to the Arclight A Team who have won the final of the double fours against Courtaulds. The winning score was 56-27.

Congratualations to Ian Norman, Frances Mitson and Pam Smith for winner the Subury Triples final.

Millenium Cup - Congratulations to the Arclight team who are the winners of the Millenium Cup after beating Boxford Green in the final. Another great win for our club.

Colchester Borough Medley Fours League

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.

Colchester Borough Mens Triples League
Congratulations to the A Triples team who finished runners up in division 2. This has secured promotion back to Division 1 after one season away.

North West Essex Ladies Triples League

Congratualations to our ladies team who has finished top of the league. Our ladies' team has previously won this league in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The competition did not run in 2020. Another great success for our club.

Ladies Senior Fours

Congratualtions to our Senior Four's ladies team who got through to the final of the competition.

See Bowls News page for full report.

Dates for your diary

AGM - Postponed until next Spring because of covid risks

Presentation Evening - Postponed until next Spring because of covid risks.

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 2021

A glorious afternoon was enjoyed by everyone who attended. The sun shone brightly and our bowling green ran beautifully. It was great to be back bowling!

A team talk whilst social distancing?

I'm sure that the bowls got nearer to the jack as the afternoon developed!

Arclight - where bowls is fun for everyone!