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Sedbergh Bowling Club holds an annual open competition and also enters teams in local leagues. Visitors are welcome on non Club days. New members are welcome and taster sessions can be arranged. The open competition is held on Spring Bank holiday Sunday and is open to any BCGBA registered member – if you are interested contact the secretary on 015396 20279. The contact e mail address is arthurbramham@yahoo.co.uk.

History of the Bowling Club

It was first mooted that a Club be formed in April 1906. The Upton’s of Ingmire Hall generously donated land firstly for the Gardens to be laid to commemorate Queen Victoria’s jubilee then a piece of land for a bowling green. A lot of meetings followed causing various delays and it was on the 29th March 1911 that an agreement was signed by the Parish Council and the Bowling Club for an annual tenancy and this still stands to this day. The Bowling Club undertook to maintain the green. In 2011 the Club celebrated the centenary. The Annual General meetings are held on the last Thursday in February each year.

Bowling Competitions

Various competitions are held during the year for Club members. There is an annual competition open to all registered Crown Green Bowling Association members. Sunday and Wednesday afternoons are reserved for Club members only. Teams are entered in various local leagues. A ‘What’s on this month’ notice is posted in the canteen window.The club is affiliated to the British Crown Green Bowling Association and abides by the rules of that body. Visitors are welcome on non Club days for a fee of £1 per session for which there an honesty slot in the Clubhouse wall.

Membership

New members are welcome and taster sessions are held during the year for anyone who is interested and would like to have a try before committing themselves. All players are asked to wear flat soled shoes without a separate heel. Bowls are available for you to borrow.

Location

Sedbergh Bowling Club’s green is situated at the rear of Queens Gardens about three quarters of a mile west of Sedbergh on the A684. Entry on foot can be made through the gardens and there is a car park which is accessed via Queens Drive. The entrance is between the last 2 bungalows on the right hand side. If using a satnav use postcode LA10 5DP.

Photos

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Officials

Chairman: Mr T Wilson, 2 Kings Villas, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5BJ, phone 015396 20954
Secretary Mrs L M Killops, Fell View, Guldrey Lane, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5DS, phone 015396 20279
Treasurer Mr G Thompson, Croftside, Joss Lane,Sedbergh,Cumbria LA10 5AS,phone 015396 20205

Diary of events

Sat 9th MarchClub opens if the green is fit for playDo not go on the green if it is very wet
Sun 10 March First Club Sunday
Sun 21 AprilSpring Round RobinStart 1pm
Sat 27 AprilFriendly Kirkby LonsdaleHome Start 1.30pm
Sun 5 MayTownson TrophyStart 10.30am
Sun 12 MayPoynts Wright Competition (Singles)Start 10.30am
Sun 26 MayOpen Pairs CompetitionStart 9.30am
Sat 1 JuneFriendly IngletonAway 1.30pm
Sun 2 JunLadies and Mens Singles K/OStart 1pm
Sun 9 JunNed Winn pairsStart 10.30am
Sat 22 JunConchie Memorial ShieldStart 2pm
Sun 7 JulyNorman Hoggarth Trophy
Singles knockout
Start 10.30am
Sun 14 JulyIveson Doubles CupStart 10.30am
Sat 20 JulyFriendly Kirkby StephenHome start 2pm
Sun 28 JulyPresident's Day (Singles K/O) & BBQStart 10.30am
Sat 10 AugFriendly EndmoorAway 1.30pm
Sun 11 AugustSedbergh Pairs (Halifax)Starts 10.30am
Sun 18 AugustJohn Oughton Competition & BBQStarts 10.30am
Sun 25 AugustTeal TriplesStart 10.30am
Sun 8 SeptemberAutumn Round RobinStart 1pm
Sat 14 SeptemberFriendly Burton in LonsdaleHome 1.30pm
Sat 30 OctoberCoffee morning @
St Andrews church
10am-12am
Thu 20 Feb 2020Annual General meeting
Seniors League games are played on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
Kendal & District League games are played on Tuesday evenings
Rural League games are played on Friday evenings