Bowling Club

The clubhouse in the Memorial Institute grounds

Caerwys Bowling Club is situated in the Memorial Institute grounds and has been in existence since the 1920’s (see photographs below).

The Club play in a midweek league with their teams A and B in the 2nd and 5th Divisions. The Club also have two veteran teams who play in Division 1 and Division 4. There is a match every Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon (please come along and support the team – or perhaps join !)
Monday evenings are Club nights from 6.00pm. Please contact any of the below Committee Members for further information.

Committee and Contact Details
Les Smallwood

Geraint Roberts
Tel; 01352 – 720739

Steve Chambers
Tel; 01352 720314

Frank Haywood
Tel; 01352 720879

The club have a weekly ‘ Lottery Bonus Ball Competition ‘ Please contact any of the committee members above for further information or to join. All results are advertised in the monthly editions of The Caerwys Chronicle.

Annual Open Day
The Bowling Club Season is usually from the beginning of April to the end of August.Each year the club holds an open day, when everyone is invited to attend to view the facilities, ask any questions, and receive tuition – hopefully recruiting new members to the club !!! Look out for the open day information in the Caerwys Chronicle.

Information on Crown Green Bowls
The Caerwys Bowling Club play ‘ Crown Green Bowls ‘ A Crown Green is a square lawn slightly higher in the middle than at the edges and play is conducted all over the lawn in any direction making for a great deal more variety than the flat green game. Play is almost always singles and each player bowls just two bowls each end. The winner of each turn can play the jack in any direction and at any reasonable distance within the lawn boundary which is a ditch.
Some players are best at bowling across the hump, others along the sloping side, some prefer short distances, others long and so many additional tactical complexities are introduced by the unusual lawn.
Watching the multiple games occurring in all directions at once across a crown green bowling lawn is an spectacular experience worth seeking out. Somehow, the individual games manage to intersect and cross over each other without any adverse consequences.

Crown Green Bowls Beginner’s Guide
(By clicking on the above picture – you will be re-directed to the web site of
Sir Herbert Lewis – who donated the land for the Institute and Bowling Green areas
Rector of Caerwys – Reverend Sinnett Jones