NEWS                        Updated 20 June 2021


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



Guildford Borough Council has a coronavirus Helpline 01483 444400 and their website has a coronaviris information section. The link in blue will take you to it.

Coronovirus links:
 Guildford Dragon
Bowls Surrey




6 June club competition programme kick off

Guildford Community Lottery! 

8 May

£25 win from the lottery for one of our members this evening. That's two in as many weeks! To date the club has earned just over £3,500 from the lottery which was very helpful for our refurbishment and now keeps running costs down.

So thank for your support but our supporter numbers are now 31 and our weekly ticket tally has dropped slightly to 65.  We do have regular cash prize winners, our latest supporter to win cash was as recently as last week. 

So thanks and well done but we need to be careful not to stop the rot.  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.



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.....???