Arclight Bowls Club

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

Quiz Night

Date to follow for

our next quiz night

Arclight Saints

TMJ Indoor Trophy

Runners Up 2019

Bulb Energy

If you are interested in using 100% green electricity for your home and at the same time raising funds for Arclight Bowls Club then you may be interested in switching your home energy supplier for your electricity and gas.

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New Bowler Offer for 2020

We are offering any new bowler joining Arclight Bowls Club, for the 2020 summer season, a reduced membership fee of only £25 for the first season. This gives you unlimited access to our bowling green and club facilities, as well as the opportunity to play in leagues and competitions.

Please use our Contact Us page to download an application form or to request further information.

Latest Club News

Indoor/ Outdoor Competition

Fixtures and team selections are now on this website. Click on Indoor/Outdoor in menu bar.

Dates for 2020 Season

Club Spring Meeting - Friday 3 April

Green opens - Saturday 18 April

Club Opening Match - Sunday 19 April

Wheeler and Cave starts - Monday 20 April

President's v Captain's Match - Wednesday 29 April

Captain's Cup - Sunday 30 August

Club's Final Weekend - 5 and 6 September

Green closes - Sunday 20 September

Borough Medley Double Fours

Congratulations to Arclight B Team who have won this season's Colchester Borough Medley Doubles Fours Competition

Club Competition - Arthur Boswell

Congratulations to Barry Gosling, Linda Hills and Andrew Johnson for winning 2019 Arthur Boswell Competition.

Men's County Senior Fours

Unfortunately Tony Saye, Doug Davies, Neil Crockford and Ian Norman lost in the final of the Senior Fours.

(See bowls news for details)

Thirteen bowlers  joined our bowls club during  the 2019 season. That follows the twenty five new bowlers who joined the previous season. If you are interested in joining our club for the 2020 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 2019

A glorious afternoon enjoyed by everyone.

Arclight - where bowls is fun for everyone!