Welcome to Ember Bowls Club

The Ember Team

2021 – A FULL SEASON

The easing of lockdown restrictions enabled us to open for a full season of bowling in 2021.  Bowls is a naturally covid-safe sport being a socially-distanced, non-contact activity.  It also plays a key role in the mental and physical health of many across the country.  The positive prospect of a new season provided a great opportunity to try something new, or to pick up from where the pandemic stopped you, and we were pleased to welcome many new members to the sport of Bowls.  We are now looking forward to 2022 and would love to welcome new friends to our sport.

Interested?  Take a look around.  Click on the tabs below or look at our other pages.  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.

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Club FacilitiesMembership & SubscriptionsPlaying 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).  You do not need to be a member to join our Introductory Course
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 2022-23 costs £174, First Year Bowlers qualify for a reduced subscription of £135.  The Sports Club fee (£90 per annum) is included in the membership rates, however you will be entitled to a discount if you 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 9 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 towards 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

 

Supper after our Seaside Trip.

Ember members are very friendly and sociable people!
The Bowls section run a number of social events ranging from fun days, barbecues, lunches, quizzes, race nights etc. throughout the year.  The main events for your diary in 2022 are:

  • Thur 3rd March: Pre-Season Ladies Lunch. A chance to catch up for members and former members
  • Sat 12th March:  Spring Social evening.  Expect games, quizzes and entertainment plus an evening supper
  • Thur 14th April:  Pre-Season Meeting at the Clubhouse for all members.
  • Sat 16th April:  Opening Day Roll-Up to celebrate the start of the season
  • Sun 8th May:  Our Beginner’s Course starts.  We hope you will feel welcome.
  • Mon 6th June:  Ladies vs. Gentlemen match.  Not a friendly!
  • Sat 2nd July:  Bowls Club ‘Fun’ Day.  Bows with a difference.
  • Wed 27th July: SCWBA President’s Day celebrating Linda Pillman’s year as County President.
  • Sat 20th August: Mixed 2-Wood Triples competition followed by a BBQ
  • Sat/Sun 3rd & 4th Sept: Finals Weekend, a great club occasion.
  • Sat 29th Oct:  Club AGM.
  • November:  Our Winter get-together.  Theme to be decided.  Quiz, Games, Music or whatever you fancy.

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 

 


If you support the community the community will support you.

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


 

 

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