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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2022 Dates for your diary

AGM - Friday 28 October

Presentation Night - Saturday 19 November

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

Richard Nicholson

The Club is shocked and saddened by the sudden death of our Men’s Captain, Richard Nicholson, and the sympathy of all the club is extended to Jill and the rest of Richard’s family.

Richard was a long-standing member of the Club and had served it well for many years, as a member of the Committee and especially in the role of Men’s Captain, a post which makes great demands on the holder throughout the season.

He was a very good competitive bowler and brought honour to the Club by winning the Borough Pairs in 2011, the Borough Fours in 2016 and the Borough Triples in 2016. He had won his County badge and had represented Essex on 12 occasions.

We have lost a good bowler, a good captain, a good club member and, above all, a good friend.

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.

Arclight - where bowls is fun for everyone!