Welcome to Begbrook Green Bowling Club
The club is situated just off Frenchay Park Road in Stapleton, Bristol, adjacent to the Stapleton and Begbrook Community Association Social Club.
Currently, the club has over 80 members and fields 2 men's league teams and 1 ladies' league team. Members also take part regularly in the Gloucestershire County competitions.
Friendly matches are played on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from April to October and there is an active programme of social events during the winter months, including a regular trip to Torquay.
Our club evening on a Tuesday features the triples game of "Live Wire" and is also a useful time to catch up on club business. The club also runs its own competitions, which culminate in the Club Finals day towards the end of the season.
All standards of bowlers are welcome, those wanting to try the game for the first time or those looking for a new club. We have 3 qualified coaches so complete beginners can soon learn the basics of the game and start playing in our friendly matches. You will be made very welcome and hopefully discover why the club has a reputation for being one of the friendliest in the area.
Membership of the bowling club includes membership of the adjacent Stapleton and Begbrook Community Association social club, where we have our match refreshments and our post-match celebration or commiseration.
Origins of the Club
In 1985 it was discovered that Bristol City Council had been building houses on the open space at Begbrook in breach of a covenant with the National Playing Fields Association.
Following discussions with the Association and local residents, the City Council agreed in 1990 to create a totally new park incorporating a bowling green (as well as other recreational facilities) to compensate residents for their loss. The financing was to be provided by selling an adjacent site for building.
The bowling green was laid in time for the first coaching sessions to take place in 1994 when the club had 33 members. In 1995 the first friendly matches took place and an equipment storage hut was built within the next 2 years.
The club joined the Bristol & District League in 1999 and has gone from strength to strength since that time. Members of the Gloucestershire Deaf Association joined in 2005 and play an active role in the Club.
The club is now affiliated to,
- Bowls England
- The City and County of Bristol Bowling Association
- The Gloucestershire Bowls Association