NEWS                        Updated 22 July 2021


22 July 2021  Our reopening by the Mayor, and challenge match against the Chelsea Pensioners was a very successful and enjoyable day.  For report and photos click here.  For the Guildford Dragon report click here.  Photos by Diana Field, the professional photographer, can now be viewed in her photo gallery  See the blog for more information.


27 June 2021  Report on President and Captains day here  (now with photos)


27 June 2021  Congratulations to Ade and Bob Hughes, and John Kershaw on completing their Level 1 coaching courses (well, nearly!)  See here


25 June 2021  Selections for Harry Mills Triples and Surrey Club Top Fours now available here


20 June 2021   Arrangements for President/Captains' Day Sunday 2pm June 27 here

13 June 2021  Members will be aware that smart magnetic name badges have been obtained for all playing members of the club. This has been made possible by a generous donation from Dave and Jan Cory so I have conveyed a big thankyou on behalf of members to Dave and Jan for their generosity.  Thanks also to Glenda Mogg for her efforts to source the badges.

6 June 2021  The first club competition of the season, the 2 wood mixed pairs Chipchase Cup competition, was contested today and won by Keith Sutton and Jenny Galloway.  Congratulations both!  Click here for report and photographs.


13 May 2021  Latest advice from Bowls England is that from 17 May Covid restrictions will be relaxed as follows:

  •  All restrictions on formats and numbers on the green for organised activity under the jurisdiction of Bowls England will be removed.

  • we can enter the clubhouse and sign up for matches on the clipboards 

  • Car sharing, spectators and indoor hospitality will be permitted

       full text of update here

12 May 2021  See selections page for teams for forthcoming matches, and a new facility to sign up online.

22 April 2021  The draw for club competitions took place today and the results will be posted as they are loaded onto the website, here.  The kick-off date for comps is 17 May so start getting your matches arranged now.

The Calendar and For Sale pages can now be found on the Members page.
26 March 2021 Hot off the press latest Return to Play guidance from Bowls England here    The committee will be reviewing this guidance in a few days and then issue guidance to members.  

17 March 2021 Men's Surrey Bowls competition draws now available  here
and also read this here.  Ladies Surrey competition entries here

Clubhouse refurbishment  photos (click)

Minutes of committee meetings now available in Members' page

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Guildford Community Lottery! 

18 July

Since the beginning of May we've had 24 winners of which 4 were cash prizes - thankyou to those who donated their prize to the club. In the 3 months since May the lottery has earned over £400 for the club which is a very helpful contribution to our running costs.

Thank for your support.  If your payment or direct debit has expired you can renew it online or on 01483 33885

You have to be in it to win it so let's try to get our ticket count back up.  If you haven't signed up yet what are you waiting for?? 

Click on the lottery logo below.

   22 July 2021


Sir Francis Drake famously prepared to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588 by having a game of bowls at his local Plymouth Hoe club.   Burpham Bowling Club was established in 1990.  It is a mixed club, one of the largest the Guildford area.  New members from beginner to experienced are always welcome.  


We have our own clubhouse, with licensed bar, plus access to the amenities pavilion of Sutherland Memorial Park and free parking at weekends (up to 5 hours weekdays).  Our green is looked after by Guildford Borough Council and is one of the best maintained in the area.  Our clubhouse is undergoing a major refurbishment ready for the 2021 season.


Our season runs from April to September.  We take part in a variety of competitions at regional, county and national levels.  We also have an extensive programme of mixed league and friendly matches against other clubs in the area.  And there are programmes of men's and ladies' matches.  

We also have a programme of internal club competitions every year, and casual club matches (i.e. roll-ups) when members can simply turn up for a friendly game of bowls in the company of other club members.  

Membership is available to playing and non-playing members and we have a very active social programme in the clubhouse throughout the winter months.  We have good links with the local community - for more information see the About Us section.


If you'd like to try bowls we can help you to get started and quickly enjoy bowling at Burpham Bowling Club.  Free tuition is available to new bowlers from our in-house qualified coaches.  You can also join as a non-playing member and enjoy our club's social side.


You are very welcome to browse the website and visit the club.  If bowls was a good enough game for Sir Francis Drake.....???