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Club Competitions

We are hoping to do the draw for the men’s competitions and mixed pairs on Sunday 20th June, which will be the first day for the weekly Sunday afternoon mixed league, starting at 2pm (weather permitting). The singles and pairs will be ‘play by’ dates with two or three weeks for each round. The mixed competitions will be on Saturdays when we know there will be enough ladies present for the games to happen – these dates will be Saturday 10th and 31st July, also 7th and 21st August. These will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions, so everyone has a chance to attend. The draw will take place when we know who is available, at 10am and 1pm, with a lunch break in between. Men’s competitions :- 4 wood Singles, Handicap singles (experienced players have to score a few more points than the newer players to win), Over 60 singles and Over 70 singles. Pairs, triples and fours. Ladies competitions :-2 wood singles, 4 wood singles, Handicap singles, Unbadged singles (for members who have not been awarded a badge to be eligible to play for Cornwall), 2 wood pairs, 4 wood pairs and triples. Mixed competitions :- Pairs, triples and fours. Even if you have not paid in advance, if you find yourself free on any of the above Saturdays, please come along as we may need an extra player to make up a team on the day. If you have any questions please contact the people arranging the club competitions – Angie Bennetts, Jonathan Curtis or Rose Clegg, by email to, through our website or via Facebook.

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To meet the Governments Guidelines on Covid 19 restrictions, all members and visitors must sign the Track and Trace register when they are on the club premises or scan the QR code on posters which are located at various points.. The register is found inside the new clubhouse by the double doors.

Learn to bowl with us at Belyars Bowling Green, St Ives. Our next free Taster Day for 2021 is Sunday 27th June between 2pm and 4pm (weather permitting). Our club members will show you how to bowl outdoors. Please wear flat shoes to protect the green. We look forward to meeting you all on the last Sunday of each month. Other days can be arranged if not convenient.

The Club's AGM will be held on Friday 15th October at 19:00 - please add this date to your diary



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St. Ives Bowling Club has been in existence since the early 1930s. The Club has been a source of enjoyment to many people in the area and has welcomed members from far and wide.

It is a mixture of sporting activity and social gatherings. During the summer months, the outside green is open and games of bowls, both competitive and friendly, are played on the immaculately kept green. The winter months see members playing indoors in the Clubhouse where mats are laid for the short mat division to take over.

The Club welcomes both ladies and gentlemen of all ages and actively encourages young people to take up the sport. There are programmes run with local schools for young people to attend during the summer months to encourage sportsmanship and exercise.

During the summer, events such as BBQ’s, friendly games and social bowling is encouraged especially with visiting teams, who come from all over the country. During the winter months, there are social gatherings which include Quiz nights, bingo and general get togethers. It helps to see the cold dark winter nights through in a warm and embracing environment.

In addition, for those seeking the competitive edge, there are many League and County games played by both men and women at the Club during both the summer and winter seasons.

The sport of bowls keeps one young and fit, which belies its image of an ‘old’ person’s activity. It not only keeps the body fit, but also the mind active.

St. Ives Bowling Club is a friendly Club and welcomes all newcomers to come along and try a ‘taster’ session, either outdoors or indoors. Join us between 2pm and 4pm on the last Sunday of every month. For anyone wishing to join the Club, there is a discount of 50% on first year fees.