Bowls Club

In 2012 we celebrated 30 years as a carpet bowls club. Hintlesham & Chattisham is one of the founder clubs in Suffolk.

We bowl at the community hall.  Club membership is £10.00 a year plus a weekly subscription of £2.00.  The club meets on a Tuesday afternoon 2.00pm until 4.00pm and on a Wednesday evening 7.30pm until 10.00pm.  

We have 18 members at the Tuesday afternoon session and as well as club bowls, we occasionally play friendly matches with other local village clubs.  On Wednesday evening there are 22 members and the teams play in the East Suffolk League.  They are currently in the first division and play matches throughout the season from September to May.

Chairman:   Mr F Wilkin
Vice-Chairman:   Mr J Mower
Secretary: Mr D Plenty
Treasurer:  Mr D Saunders 
Captain:   Mr F Wilkin
Match Secretary: Mr J Mower
Summer League:   Mr C Tee

Winter Club Competitions 2016
Triples R/U: Di, Colin, Gary
Winners: Kath, Kevin, Dennis
Pairs R/U: Kath, John
Winners: Di, Frank
Ladies singles R/U: Pauline
Winner: Di
Open Singles R/U: Keith
Winner: Glen
Player of season: Keith
Club Person: Dennis

We are a friendly and social group and we are always pleased to welcome new members, young and old, with or without any previous experience.  As all the necessary equipment needed to play is owned by the club, there is no personal outlay.

Should anyone be interested in joining the club, please telephone either John on 01473 652560 or Colin on 01473 652592 or email

A Bowling Poem by Mark Jeffrey

In the depths of winter when there’s nothing to do,
Why not stretch yourself and try something new?
For many years now, the bowls club have played
Some members move on, the majority have stayed.
They’ve played lots of teams in plenty of places
But now comes the time when we need some new faces.
We meet once a week for a few games each
For those who are new, we’re willing to teach.
It’s nice and relaxed with no pressure to win
So long as each person departs with a grin.
Come along to the hall and just have a go
No membership to sign, but before you know
You’ll be hooked on a game that’s enjoyed by many.
Reasons to not come? I can’t think of any!
Free flowing tea and plenty of treats
Is what’s on offer at our weekly meets.
So come to the hall and show that you’re keen
Just give it a try; you’ll see what we mean.