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Fun Day 31 July 2021
Open to all members, (including Social Members)
There will be a sign up sheet in the clubhouse.
Dress is entirely up to you, bowling shoes apart.
The President's Balloted Pairs
 Saturday 7 August 2021.   
The President's Balloted Pairs is open to all Club Members, with the exception of those who have won a Singles Competition in the previous 10 years, at Club, County, Northern Northern Counties, or National Level.  As with other balloted competitions, entrants will be divided into two groups roughly based on ability.  There will then be a random draw for partners.
There will be a sign up sheet in the clubhouse.
Competition is limited to the first 16 entries.

Top Club Qualifier

Bolton FGBC v Heaton Hall BC

Bolton had an outstanding win in the National Top Club, (Squad photo below), against Heaton Hall at Bolton, 

winning 4 of the 5 disciplines comfortably.


Next up Southport at Bolton 




Tony Alcock Over 60's Mixed Double Rink.

Having overcome Southport in the previous game, the next round is against Carlisle Subscription BC on a neutral green at Appleby.  The match is on Tuesday 3 August commencing at 14.00 hrs.  If you fancy a day out in Appleby, (local shops, plenty of good eateries, bowling club in centre of town alongside the River Eamont, ancient castle to visit), come along and support the team.  Same squad as previous round.


Proposed Crown Green/Flat Green Challenge Match against Longsight Bowling Club, Harwood, Bolton 


One game at home to Flat Green Rules, one away to Crown Green Rules.  If there is sufficient interest these matches will be scheduled in September. 


We will need to field a team of twelve for both games.  Format to be decided later.  Full details of Mike's Letter will be circulated separately to all Club Members.  Please reply direct to Mike.




Progressive Competitions 2021 

The Progressive Competitions have been drawn and are now available on the website.  


Please note some of the dates for play have had to be changed because of duplications.  Please re-check the schedule.


Follow the link under the Competitions Header at the top of the page.

Rinks have been reserved on the scheduled dates in the Rink Diary.  If you play in advance, you must book your own rink.  Please let me know the result by way of the Results Reporting facility which is also under the Competitions Header, so the booking can be cancelled.



The £2000 Bolton Open Pairs 2022


Following the success of the Manchester Open and having found a real appetite for more of the same amongst the bowls fraternity, we are pleased to announce the resurrection of the Bolton Open which will recommence in April 2022.


This event will be run as a curtain raiser for next year’s outdoor season. Taking advantage of the artificial green which will always guarantee a great pace, this is the perfect event to get ready for the season ahead.  


Once again the Clubs in Lancashire are really setting a great standard for the sport of bowls, but these competitions can only continue with your valued support.  This event is open to all genders and all ages. So please get your entries in as soon as possible – there are better times ahead!

Qualifiers, (all 2022) will be Sat 9 April; Sunday 10 April; Saturday 16 April; Sunday 17 April, with Grand Final Sunday 24 April 2022.


Lyndon & JP

Click below for Full Details.





Club Dress Code.

The Club dress code was amended at the recent Management Committee Meeting.  To see details click below.

Amended Dress Code


Club Calendar

The Club Calendar is available in the Member's Section.  Please note all dates may be subject to change dependant on restrictions being eased.  Bowls Lancashire, Northern Counties and Bowls England events are currently under review which might also result in changes.





Pitch In with Sutton Winson

The Club’s Insurance Brokers, Sutton Winson Ltd, are inviting Club Members, (and their families), to contact them for a Home and/or Car insurance quotation when a Member’s personal Home and/or Car insurance is being considered for renewal or a first purchase, and in doing so, enable a small contribution into the Club's finances from the broker. The scheme is called ‘Pitch-In’.

For each completed quotation (obligation-free, and regardless of whether the quotation is then accepted), the Club will receive a small fee from Sutton Winson. If the quotation is accepted and a policy is purchased, the Club will receive a further fee.

Club Secretary Stephen Hemsley has utilised this offer and his comments are as follows:

I raised £30.00 for the Club today, doing something I was going to do anyway!

Lynne’s car insurance was due for renewal.


  • I asked Sutton Winson for a quote - £10.00 to Club Funds

  • They gave me a quote within 15 minutes with a major insurer that was competitive (price and cover)

  • I accepted their quote and arranged insurance - £20.00 to Club funds


So I saved money and the Club got £30.00 You could also raise funds by for the Club when each of your insurance policies is due for renewal.  Simply click on the Sutton Winson logo below. 


Stephen Hemsley






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Member Login/Sign Up.

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If you are a member and not yet authorised, follow the instructions at the bottom of the Login page, add your e-mail and input your own password (twice) and click on "Sign up". Your application will be sent to the Webmaster for approval.


Please note the sequence in which the Login/Sign Up forms appear has been changed so that the Member Login now comes up first.

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