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Our Club


Bottesford Bowls Club was first established in 1922.The club was originally known as The Rectory Bowls Club and based on the Rectory lawn in the village. With encouragement from the local vicar, Reverend. Frank Walford, the club moved to it's present site on Belvoir Road in  1944. It was opened in 1945 with 30 members.

The  club  now  plays  in  5  leagues  and is

registered  with  Nottinghamshire   County

English  Bowling  Federation.  This allows

members  to  play  in  club  and  individual



Bottesford Bowls Club members celebrated

their centenary  year in  2022  and also  had

numerous  successes  on  the green and in  a

special National Match.

In the centenary year, members contributed

to the  magnificent haul of  23 trophies,  of

which  2  were  county  club championship


The others were individual trophies which allowed the players to represent Nottinghamshire in the national finals against county champions from the 12 other counties.

The club now has over 90 members and has put Bottesford Bowls Club firmly on the national bowling map.

Over the years it has established itself in the Vale of Belvoir League and also the Nottinghamshire County League as a front runner and a great place to play bowls. The season runs from May to September. The Club has what is widely renowned as the best Bowls Green in a 50 mile radius. Over the past decade the Club has become very successful, winning countless trophies. For the fourth time in recent years, the club will be going on to represent Nottinghamshire in the County Club championships, The Social Club with its well stocked Bar and welcoming surroundings has this year had a major refurbishment and is a super place to relax on a summer evening.

The Club also has it's own inhouse competitions - which include Mens and Ladies singles and pairs, Veteran singles and Mixed pairs. There is an open Club night on a Monday evening starting at 6pm. This is open to members and Non members of all ages and is free. There is tuition available to anyone who would like to give it try for the first time and there are bowls available of various sizes to learn with. The members use Monday nights to practice and there is always a good crowd there ......oh and the bar is open too !!!!!

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