Welcome to Ember Bowls Club

From this page you can find out about our Club’s activities and facilities. There are links to main topic areas on the right.

Team photo!

 The Ember Team

Take a look around.  If you like what you see and are interested in joining us, or just want more information, please use any of the contacts listed on our Contacts page. Or just click on our membership application form on the join us page. You can also follow us on Facebook.

New to the game? Then go straight to our Introductory Course for details of how to play and how you can learn.

Learn More About Us

Club FacilitiesMembershipPlaying StandardSocial Events
  • 6 good quality outdoor rinks
  • Qualified coaches
  • Introductory courses for beginners
  • All standards of bowling catered for.
  • Attractive and well maintained grounds
  • Garden with seating area overlooking green
  • Quiet, safe and secluded environment
  • Club car park
  • Monthly Club newsletter
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Large clubhouse including:
    • Well stocked bar and lounge
    • Recently modernised changing rooms
    • Showers
    • Fully equipped kitchen
  • A full programme of Friendly matches and League fixtures with neighbouring clubs
  • Entry into National, County and District Association competitions
  • Internal club competitions

Roll-up. All join in.

In Play

At Rest.

Membership at Ember is open to people of all ages and abilities, although there are some restrictions (mainly for safety reasons) particularly relating to those under 10 years of age.

Annual subscriptions are payable from 1st April each year. There is no entrance fee.

A dual membership of both the Ember Sports Club and the Bowls Club is required.  A Full Member subscription for 2019-20 costs £163, First Year Bowlers qualify for a reduced subscription of £123.  The Sports Club fee (£80 per annum) is included in the membership rates, however you will be entitled to a discount if you join before or at our Open Day (12th May) or join more than one section (for details of these reduced rates contact Malcolm Baird on 020 8398 4622 or email: malcjen@ntlworld.com.

Have a look at our Join Us page for our Application Form which includes details of membership rates for all sections of the Club.

If you have any query relating to membership of the bowls section, please contact the our Secretary, Ann Gregg (ann.gregg@ymail.com) or 020 8979 4500.

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Social Play

Ember Bowls Club welcomes members of all standards.  

No “playing-in” standard is required to join us, other than the ability to deliver a bowl without damaging the playing surface.

Within our programme of events you will see that we cater for a wide range of abilities.  Whilst 15 of our members have attained their county badge, we also have members who are absolute beginners.  The ability of most of our members falls somewhere between these two extremes!

To encourage beginners we hold an Introductory Course at the end of April into the first half of May.  This consists of a “Taster” session followed by four follow-up sessions over the next two weeks.  For details of this course please see the Ember’s Introductory Course page.  New bowlers who join the Club are encouraged to continue meeting on Thursday evenings for further development

Otherwise the Club aims to provide an environment where players can improve their standards and progress through playing in matches and competitions to the highest level they can.  Who knows, you may turn out to be the next David Bryant, Tony Allcock or even Francis Drake!

Enjoying a drink in the Clubhouse

Games Night, November 2017

Ember members are very friendly and sociable people!

The Bowls section run a number of social events ranging from fun days, barbecues, lunches, dinner dances, quizzes, race nights etc. throughout the year.  The main events for your diary in 2019 are:

  • 1st March: Spring Social ” Bolognaise & Beetles!”)
  • 7th March: Ladies Lunch at Averna, Claygate,
  • 12th April: The Club’s pre-season gathering,
  • 12th May: Sports Club Open Day (2pm to 4pm)
  • 3rd June:  Ladies vs. Gentlemen match,
  • 29th June: “Australian” Fun Day – Bowls and a Barbie
  • 10th August: Captains vs Chairman Charity Day.
  • 17th August: 2-Wood competition followed by a BBQ

Members of the Bowls Section can also take part in and enjoy many other events organised by the Sports Club’s social committee and by the other sections.  Information on forthcoming events is published in the Club’s monthly Newsletter, in the News section of this website and on the Notice Boards in the clubhouse.

Club Sponsors

Crossy’s Home & Garden

Click on the image to visit Crossy's website. 
Crossy’s Home & Garden sponsor Ember Bowls Club. Visit them at 26-28 Manor Road North, Hinchley Wood, KT10 0SH or their website at www.crossys.co.uk to see how they can be of service to you.

A 10% discount is available to all Ember members 

KWW Solicitors

KWW Solicitors sponsor Ember Bowls Club. They are High Street Solicitors with a diverse practice located at 70 Walton Road, East Molesey, KT8 0DL. You can visit their website at www.kww.co.uk for more information. Ember Bowls Club members can obtain a Privilege Card entitling them to preferential rates for their services.  The Cards can be obtained from Ken Homewood.

If you support the community the community will support you.

If you would like to join with Crossy’s, and KWW Solicitors in supporting Ember Bowls Club please contact our Club Secretary at  ann.gregg@ymail.com or 020 8979 4500

Captains’ Charity 2019

For the 2019 season we have adopted Elmbridge Rentstart as our charity for the year.

Elmbridge Rentstart is a registered charity helping people who are homeless in Elmbridge and Runnymede Boroughs.  They have been working locally since 2001 – housing and supporting local people and helping them move on in life.
To read about an example of their work click here for a link to a BBC news feature.

For more information you can contact Elmbridge Rentstart at tracey@elmbridgerentstart.org.uk, call 01372 477167 or visit their website at www.elmbridgerentstart.org.uk.  They also have a Facebook page.


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