Arclight Bowls Club 75th Anniversary


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Men's Unbadged Double Fours

Congratulations to our men's team who have won the Group One Unbadged Double Fours Competition after beating West End in the final.

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2023 Dates for your diary

Indoor/Outdoor Competition fixtures:

Arclight Chiefs v Brightlingsea - Saturday 14 January

Arclight Saints v Tiptree Cream - Saturday 4 February

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.

Wheeler & Cave

Well done to Roy Hunt who is this season's winner of the Wheeler and Cave Competition.

(Full league table on the Wheeler & Cave web page.)

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:

Our men's team lost narrowly to West Mersea in the final of the Borough Team Tournment played at Severalls.

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

(See Arclight Bowls News for more details)

Club Competitions:

Please see Club Competitions for full results.

Sudbury 2022 Competitions:

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

We had a convincing win, 48-26, in the final against West End, which was played at Bocking this year. Well done to all those who played in the various rounds of the competition.

Arclight Bowls Club has won the Sudbury Triples League!

Arclight won 63-50 in the Champions v Rest of SMTL match played at West End on 10 September.

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)

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.

Opening Day 2022

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

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

Doug Brown

Arclight have suffered another loss with the death of Doug Brown, so soon after that of his close friend, Derek Wheeler.

Doug was the sort of person every club needs – the ideal club man. He was always ready to do anything needed, whether on the green or off it, devoted himself to the club and its well-being from the moment he joined us. He was well-liked by all and constantly smiling. He took his bowls very seriously, but not so seriously that it prevented him from being good company at all times.

Club members were really shocked by the sudden stroke that confined him to a wheelchair and ended his bowls playing days and felt the loss immediately. It didn’t lessen his interest in the game, however –the Club order for County handbooks each year always included an extra copy for Doug, which he requested to keep him up to date with what was happening.

All our thoughts and sympathy at this time are with Brenda, who ended her own impressive bowls career to devote herself to looking after Doug.

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.

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