Southbourne Bowls Club is a mixed club located in West Sussex
and is one of the few in the County to have an outdoor all weather
green of six rinks available for use all year. The green officially opens mid April and normally enjoys
uninterrupted play until closure in late September. During the
Winter the Club provides
outdoor social bowling with the 'Polar Bears' and indoor Short
Mat bowling as an affiliated Short Mat
Although a small club in terms of membership, Southbourne has enjoyed it's share of County and National successes.
Recent initiatives have been very successful at attracting both newcomers and experienced bowlers to the club, however,
Southbourne still has plenty of capacity for new members and would be more than pleased to welcome you should you be
looking for a change or new challenge.
The Bowls Club offers a full range of bowling for both the competitive and social bowler. These include County and Club
matches, internal competitions and leagues, Friendly fixtures
County and National Competitions.
Individuals may enter the full range of competitions offered by the County and National governing bodies
both outside and on the Short Mats. The club
also enter a selection of the team events available. These provide competition for the more experienced bowler and gives
opportunity for all players to test their abilities at the highest level.
West Sussex Bowls League (WSBL).
This expanding league is currently supported by over twenty clubs from West Sussex. Split into three divisions,
it probably provides the most competitive men's club bowls in the west of the County. This is a men only league with games
played on four rinks with home and away fixtures during the course of the season.
Southbourne joined in 2004 and continues to enjoy the
competition provided by the top bowlers in the area. The WSBL also run a cup competition (P.C. Cup)
which compliments the league season.
Brooks Motors League (BML).
This is a Two Mixed Triples League that the club competes in
with the fixtures usually played alongside an additional friendly. This
provides an ideal introduction to a slightly more competitive
style of play and enables our Ladies section to participate in a club League.
West Sussex Short Mat
During the Winter Season the club compete in the
County Short Mat League which plays to a Two Fours format. The
lower divisions are for clubs in the South West of West Sussex,
whilst the higher divisions are county wide. All players require
with the county to play in this competition and this is arranged
via the clubs Short Mat Secretary.
A large selection of Men's, Ladies and mixed competitions are competed for annually
both outdoors and on the Short Mats. Most formats of the game are covered
including Singles, Two Wood Singles, Two and Four wood Pairs and a Pairs League. The club have also introduced additional competitions
that cater for our more senior bowlers and those new to the game.
Club Friendly Fixtures.
A full outdoor season of friendly fixtures are available for those members who enjoy a social game of bowls in good company. These
popular fixtures will introduce newer bowlers to the game as well as take them on their travels to clubs in the surrounding area.
Winter Bowling (Polar Bears).
Known as the 'Polar Bears' our winter bowlers enjoy regular get together's during the colder months of the year.
Enjoyable social bowling is the name of the game with an annual dinner to round of the season before Spring arrives.
Outdoor Roll-Ups are always welcome providing rink space is
available. During the Short Mat Season, Roll-ups are held on
most Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, provided that no
fixture is scheduled.