Carpet Bowls

The club was formed about 20 years ago and has been enjoyed by members aged between 13 and 86. Carpet bowls can be played by men and women with equal standing and is one of the few games assessable to people in wheelchairs.
 
The club meets throughout the year on Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall, except for the first Thursday of the month when we meet on the preceding Monday. During the winter months we play in the Bury Carpet League against other clubs in the area on a home and away basis. In the summer we play friendly matches with neighbouring villages. 
Bowls club gets £475 grant from Havebury Housing Partnership.
We are a small friendly club looking to increase our membership and invite anyone of any age to come along and have a go. We really need at least 12 people to play.  2 sets of four people and 2 sets of two people.
The yearly subscription is £10 per year plus £1.50 per night to cover the hall expenses.  Your first night will be free.
For more information, telephone:-
Bill Ranson             01284 787 352
Norman Blades        01359 231 413
Details of the game
The game of carpet bowls is a gentle version of the standard lawn bowls game. It is played indoors on a carpet, hence the name. The carpet is 30 to 33 feet long and 6 to 6.5 feet wide.
It is played by two teams at a time, with up to four members in a team. Each player has two bowls, with which to get their bowl as close as possible to a pre-positioned white jack ball, at the other end of the carpet. The bowls must be played to avoid a block placed in the centre of the carpet. The skill is to get the bowl to run a curved path, avoiding the block and coming to rest next to the jack. The team whose bowls are nearest to the jack score a point for each bowl, 7 ends are played in each game. The team with the most points win.

The club was formed about 20 years ago and has been enjoyed by members aged between 13 and 86. Carpet bowls can be played by men and women with equal standing and is one of the few games assessable to people in wheelchairs.

 

The club meets throughout the year on Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall, except for the first Thursday of the month when we meet on the preceding Monday. During the winter months we play in the Bury Carpet League against other clubs in the area on a home and away basis. In the summer we play friendly matches with neighbouring villages.


We are a small friendly club looking to increase our membership and invite anyone of any age to come along and have a go. We really need at least 12 people to play.  2 sets of four people and 2 sets of two people.. 

 

The yearly subscription is £10 per year plus £1.50 per night to cover the hall expenses.  Your first night will be free.

For more information, telephone:-

Bill Ranson             01284 787 352

Norman Blades        01359 231 413

 

Details of the game

The game of carpet bowls is a gentle version of the standard lawn bowls game. It is played indoors on a carpet, hence the name. The carpet is 30 to 33 feet long and 6 to 6.5 feet wide. It is played by two teams at a time, with up to four members in a team. Each player has two bowls, with which to get their bowl as close as possible to a pre-positioned white jack ball, at the other end of the carpet. The bowls must be played to avoid a block placed in the centre of the carpet. The skill is to get the bowl to run a curved path, avoiding the block and coming to rest next to the jack. The team whose bowls are nearest to the jack score a point for each bowl, 7 ends are played in each game. The team with the most points win.