Oxford Road, Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon Oxford, OX13 5AP
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Club Activities

The Club is a flat green and Short Mat bowling club. It is one of only two outdoor artificial surface available within Oxford and Berkshire. The club has a mixed membership (men & women), the outdoor main season operates from late April until mid-September each year. A winter triples league operates from October to December on Sunday mornings. From January to April a "winter madness" competition is held on Sunday mornings for a couple of hours each Sunday. The indoor Winter short mat league starts in October and runs until until March, the Short Mat team has played in the Evening league until recently when they joined the afternoon league. Junior members are most welcome and the club also has basic facilities for the disabled.

The Club organises approximately 70 matches throughout the outdoor season. This consists of mixed Ashley Baker triples team, Ladies Ridgeway team, Men's Kennet League KL team (4 Rinks), two Men's Kennet LV teams for over fifty-fives (3 triples), Mixed Friendly matches (triples and rinks) and a small number of Ladies and Men's friendly matches. The Men and Ladies both play matches in the Royal County of Berkshire leagues.

The Club also run a comprehensive set of Club Competitions for its members throughout the season. The Club also encourages but does not pressurise its members to enter County Competitions.

Short Mat bowls in played during the winter and the club normally has a team in the Vale of White Horse League. An internal short mat club competition for members only is also run through the winter short mat bowling season. The short mat team hold roll-up matches on Monday and Wednesday in the clubhouse from 1.30pm.

During the outdoor season the members meet regularly on Friday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.00pm for friendly roll-up and then for a drink in the bar which opens at 7.00pm. Friendly roll-up sessions are held on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1.30pmduring winter and 2.00pm during summer. The club also provides basic coaching on request. The bowling green is available 365 days a year and as climate change provides us with milder winters the membership is very good value for money.

Throughout the year the social committee organise various events at the club and are always suggesting new ideas, these include BBQ's, Quiz Nights, Race Nights and themed evenings, these are held at regular intervals throughout the year and are for both members and non members, these are usually advertised in and around the local villages. Tickets are limited and also very popular.

The clubs bowling green and facilities are available for hire during the season by local firms/businesses and the club also provides food after the event. Various menus are available. For more information, in the first instance please contact our catering manager whose details are shown on the contact page.


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Last Updated 14 March 2017