Arclight Bowls Club 75th Anniversary


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2022 Dates for your diary

Arthur Boswell Cup - Sunday 7 August

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:

Congratulations to the Arclight A team who beat Mistley, both home and away, in the Sudbury Double Fours competition. They now go on to play Severalls in the next round.

Arclight B is due to play Woods on 30 June 2022.

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

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.

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!