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2022-2023 Season will open 1 October 2022

Please help get the news out. Here is an A4 poster. Print a few and put them up in your neighbourhood notice boards & clubs!

Added 19 January 2022:

Timetable for Monday and Tuesday evening leagues has been changed to show full round of added matches. e.g. 3 extra matches. See under ‘Fixtures’

Added 30 December 2021:

Fixture: Monday Morning league update (note change to each teams bye date)

Added 21 December 2021:

News: Newsletter #20
Fixtures: Monday evening league update (matches moved 3 Jan to 28 Feb)

Added 2 December 2021:

Fixtures: Secretary’s Cup draw & Rules outline

Not sure of the rules?
New menu added ‘Rules’ for both RIBC leagues and the any game played under World Bowls rules
(which Bowls England abide by).

For league timetable information, please look under ‘Fixtures’ dropdown menu.

Fixtures and diary have been updated. Check ‘Newsletters’ for latest news.

Please note that centre management has now switched on heating. Rink climate has gone from ‘Arctic’ to ‘Tropical’.
As far as the light fittings allow, new fluorescent tubes have been fitted in the rinks area.

  • Leagues confirmed – up and running:
  • Monday 10.30am
  • Monday 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 6.30pm (Men’s)
  • Wednesday 2.30pm (Ladies)
  • Thursday 6.30pm
  • More information in ‘Fixtures’

We hope to increase the number of teams in the new year. Please add your name to form on Notice board or talk to Cathie if you are looking to enter a team or join a team.

Fees for 2021/22 have been capped at the same rate as in 2019
(£80.00pa membership fee. £40.00 for membership after 1 Jan 2022)



Rivermead Bowling Club plan to open 6 days a week from 11th October until the end of March (Closed Fridays).

It caters for bowlers of all abilities. It offers League play, competitions, friendly games, competitive games.

One rink is available for public use.

Partially sighted bowlers bowl every week and also have competitive games against other partially sighted bowls clubs.

There are leagues every day from Monday to Thursday (typically 10.30; 2.30 & 6.30)  Each league session is for 2 hours, the exception being on Thursday evening when the session runs for 3 hours


UPDATE: Sessions are now each Tuesday and Thursday 10.30am. Sessions last approximately 2 hours.

There is no need to book – just turn up 10 minutes before the start time.

Coaching by our qualified coaches take place on on Wednesday at 4.30pm. Not bowled before and/or not a Rivermead member – No problem – simple turn up for a introduction to bowls. All equipment supplied. Just bring flat soled shoes.

On Tuesday afternoons there is often a ladies’ match.

There is a men’s interclub league on some Saturday mornings and club friendly matches are played on Saturday or Sunday afternoons and can be either at home or away.

There are spare two hour sessions which can be booked for roll-ups or competitions  –  just ring the office to book (0118 950 0803)

What to wear?

Shoes – Flat soled bowling shoes must be worn. These shoes should not be worn to arrive in.

We do have a club shirt which must be worn for all club matches. For leagues, points, early stages of competitions and roll-ups a white shirt and grey trousers or skirts are required. Ladies do have a turquoise/green cardigan while men wear white “snowballs”.

Our carpet

Our playing surface is expensive and we do have to treat it with respect.  We have started by asking that the flat shoes your wear to bowl in are not used to run out to the car to get something you forgot.

We also remind you that the use of Grippo, glycerine and rose water  and suchlike are not permitted.

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